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Monday, May 17, 2021

If we get two billion vaccines by end of 2021, what about the vaccine famine until then?

The central vaccine task force woke up to the fact that there was going to be a serious vaccine shortfall only by late April

What blinded government to the devastating second wave of Covid?

Among the obvious factors are hyper nationalism, concentration of power in the hands of a few and reliance on pseudo-scientific remedies.

Remembering Sunil Jain: My editor, my friend

He never let friendships come in the way of truth and of his convictions. This is what made people admire him and what made his relationships across the world so strong.

What exactly is ‘good science’?

It doesn’t merely challenge superstition and obscurantism, but also challenges a narrow, one-dimensional definition of itself

Not the age of reason

No party can escape blame. Some tried hard despite obstacles, some faltered, and some buried the facts and relied on bluff and bluster. The victims are the people.

BJP west bengal elections results

Why the BJP lost Bengal

May 17, 2021 5:31:50 pm

Symbolism and localism are both ingredients of electoral politics and in both, the BJP could not come up to the mark in West Bengal

What exactly is ‘good science’?

May 17, 2021 8:39:16 am

It doesn’t merely challenge superstition and obscurantism, but also challenges a narrow, one-dimensional definition of itself

If we get two billion vaccines by end of 2021, what about the vaccine famine until then?

May 17, 2021 8:39:29 am

The central vaccine task force woke up to the fact that there was going to be a serious vaccine shortfall only by late April

In a new light

May 17, 2021 8:44:26 am

SC push to decongest prisons amid pandemic is welcome. In deciding parole, age, comorbidities should be considerations

Sunil Jain was a fearless writer and hands-on boss, committed to high standards of journalism

May 17, 2021 8:40:06 am

Through the pressures, he never lost his sense of humour and the newsroom was always a fun place to be in when he was around.

The cry on the wall

May 17, 2021 8:44:38 am

Inability of the elected, right from the top, to communicate in a language of empathy adds to the pandemic’s daily toll

Remembering Sunil Jain: My editor, my friend

May 17, 2021 8:39:38 am

Sunil Jain never let friendships come in the way of truth and of his convictions. This is what made people admire him and what made his relationships across the world so strong.

What blinded government to the devastating second wave of Covid?

May 17, 2021 8:39:48 am

Among the obvious factors are hyper nationalism, concentration of power in the hands of a few and reliance on pseudo-scientific remedies.

For Palestinians, its both the pandemic and the threat of violence, explusion

May 16, 2021 10:22:26 pm

The spiralling violence across Israel, the West Bank and Gaza shows the geopolitical faultlines of Arab-Israel history remain entrenched in everyday life

Remembering poet and critic, Shamim Hanfi

May 16, 2021 7:42:22 pm

As brilliant and exacting as he was with poetry, Hanfi was a gentle, kind soul in his personal life

Dear students, recognise the virus within

May 16, 2021 1:06:23 pm

The biological enemy is overshadowed by our deep-seated virus of hatred, prejudice and insensitivity towards core issues like health and education

The day the music died: Farewells in a Covid ward

May 16, 2021 8:25:00 am

It’s a practice that most doctors have perfected over the past year — a straight face, a steady voice — even as we watch family members crumble with grief, scream and shout.

It seems PM Modi is more worried about his image than the country

May 16, 2021 8:17:46 am

Denial is the shield that the BJP’s mightiest leaders have been using ever since the pandemic reached catastrophic levels.

These days the uneasy shadow of death envelops each one of us like an invisible halo

May 16, 2021 8:22:43 am

Every human loss right now is a recording of this time, a true story slipping away. Not knowing threatens our perception of what’s real. Enough myth, enough conjecture, let us demand the answers even as they fill us with dread.

Unless there is sustained investment in health budgets, we will again face a crisis in the next pandemic

May 16, 2021 8:27:35 am

All governments pledge to allocate resources for health during a pandemic but soon after it is over, our priorities go back to other sectors.

Not the age of reason

May 16, 2021 8:24:43 am

No party can escape blame. Some tried hard despite obstacles, some faltered, and some buried the facts and relied on bluff and bluster. The victims are the people.

Central security for BJP MLAs in Bengal is bad politics

May 15, 2021 9:03:48 am

It risks spawning dangerous new doctrines in Centre-state relations, in security management by elected governments, in inter-personal relations and trust between state police personnel and central paramilitary personnel

India’s technocratic approach to vaccination is excluding the digitally-deprived

May 15, 2021 9:07:46 am

In the absence of the internet and without knowledge of how CoWin functions, the majority of India’s rural population is being left out of Covid inoculation effort

How to fix the shortage of doctors during the pandemic

May 15, 2021 8:54:37 am

We must identify areas in clinical care that can be delegated to health workers, guide them to triage the sick, and train doctors in other specialities in critical care.

2021: Space Odyssey

May 15, 2021 9:10:03 am

Sci-fi films shot in space risk elbowing out the magic of imagination

A grave setback

May 15, 2021 9:09:53 am

Flaring of violence between Israel and Palestine may undo hard-won gains made in the region towards easing conflict

In the dark

May 15, 2021 9:09:31 am

A state government is at war within, patients die night after night. Accountability needs to be fixed in Goa — and elsewhere

Centre is doing its best in Covid crisis, but could be more transparent and open

May 15, 2021 9:00:58 am

Ram Madhav writes: The fact remains that compared to many countries in the developed world, India has been able to better protect its population from the Covid catastrophe.

May 15, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Chavan In Congress (I)

May 15, 2021 3:43:06 am

He is understood to have held several meetings with Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the past few months.

Judiciary must uphold rights of citizens without sacrificing sobriety

May 15, 2021 8:59:02 am

The recent judgment of the Supreme Court in the Election Commission of India case is an example of such judicial statesmanship.

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