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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...

Lockdown: The Chaos Continues

So far, the union government’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic has been more theatrics and less planning and good execution Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a flair for dramatics and a yen for suspense. He...

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...

Lockdown Diaries4: The Last Mile Man

The delivery boys had to bear the brunt of the chaos following the lockdown announcement   As far as the social and financial hierarchy goes, the delivery boy – or delivery partner, as online businesses like to...

Lockdown Diaries3: Out In The Cold

Individual states are scrambling to take care of migrant workers and others, without any help from the union government (28 March 2020) The first instalment of the Lock Down Diaries (26 March 2020 ) had dealt with the...

The poor and the homeless

Lockdown Diaries1: Flotsam and Jetsam

The lockdown was announced without the slightest plan about what to do about the poor and the homeless and the migrant labour 26 March 2020: Two days into the lockdown – five days really given that most states had...

Planning Omission

The government’s handling of the Covid-19 Pandemic threat has been piecemeal and erratic so far. March 24, 2020: In another 8 PM address to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nation-wide lockdown for...