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Don’t Let Their Deaths Go in Vain

Every death is a tragedy. But lessons learnt from each death can help protect others. More than one thousand doctors have died in India due of Covid, according to the Indian Medical Association (IMA) – over 244 in the...

Not Just Vaccination

While fixing vaccine supplies, the government also needs to take care of these three things it has ignored so far The government and the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) finally seem to have woken up to the...

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...