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No Country For Migrant Workers

The pandemic has bared the attitude of the authorities towards workers. As the lockdown keeps getting extended again and again, the attitude of the union government and the state governments towards migrant workers is...

The Looming Supply Shock

Policy makers have been worrying about the consumption slowdown for some time. But the far greater danger could be the supply side choking up. Even before the Coronavirus pandemic upturned the globe, finance ministry...

Liquor is Quicker

Candy may be dandy but alcohol gives immediate revenues to state governments – and that is why they want liquor retailing to be allowed now When the national lockdown was announced, the union government left...

An Exploding Humanitarian Crisis

The 40-day lockdown may well flatten the curve. But for the poor and the ailing, the treatment prescribed may be worse than the disease. Twenty-seven days into the national lockdown, it is apparent that the union...

Wasting a Lockdown

The first 21 days have been frittered away by the Union government. The remaining period should be utilised properly. Whether India should have imposed a national lockdown when relatively few cases of Coronavirus had...

Lockdown Diaries6: A Chain Broken

Every link in the logistics industry broke down. It will take a long time for normalcy to return. Even before Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his announcement at 8 pm on 24 March that a complete lockdown would be...

Winners and Losers

The Coronavirus pandemic is going to punish some digital businesses – and help others accelerate One thing has become very clear after as the Coronavirus pandemic roils the globe and forces governments to go for partial...