He has become the battle-axe for Hindu Dharma that he promised to be.
India and Pakistan must come to terms with the changing dynamics in greater Middle East.
Are you more interested in safeguarding your leader’s image than saving lives?
The people of West Bengal have given a clear mandate to the party to govern and not unleash terror across the state,
The national leadership needs to set up a war room comprising top medical experts and corporate leaders to ramp up supplies of oxygen and necessary drugs and mobilise logistics to deliver these to last mile.
Every time Modi addressed his rival as “Didi-o-didi”, it alienated voters, especially women.
If states had taken the Centre’s early warnings and feedback more seriously, the current surge would not have been as fierce.
PM Modi has always boasted of his image as a strong and decisive leader. This is the time for him to prove that he is.
“I can’t breathe”, the last words of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, are echoing in many hospitals in India today.
Fortunately, babies are a lot more resilient than what we give them credit for. And that’s what we really need to remember, especially when Covid-19 comes floating in.
Ms Banerjee’s defining image was her wheelchair-bound campaign. The wheelchair triumphed over the cheap cat-call. No less absorbing was the battle for Kerala where the UDF lost to the LDF.
The signs of impending doom were all around, so how could our planners have failed to respond with greater urgency?
Sanjib Baruah writes: Despite the electoral failure of the anti-CAA platform, Gogoi’s victory might prove to be politically consequential in coming months.
Harsh Mander writes: Current moment in pandemic points to systematic undermining of countervailing institutions, and to people's complicity in cheering an uncaring and incompetent state.
What is of immediate impact is the robust engagement of corporate, mostly big-tech, America. Google, Microsoft, Apple and others are coming forward to commit their resources.
Mamata Banerjee’s status as a single woman professing total commitment to political activism, her cultivated image of a “street-fighter” yet caring leader of the people, her emotion-laden anti-elite political rhetoric have consistently garnered her electoral dividends.
It is natural for each one of us to become emotionally upset when our friends and relatives suffer or pass away. But, then, let us not be gripped by fear and anger, be swamped by images that breed pessimism and frustration.
There should be micro-planning at the local level and a website for every district to dispense complete information on beds, oxygen, medicines and ventilators with a click.
The immunisation mission is marked by four features of failure: poor coverage, mismatch between targets and availability, geographical disparities in coverage, and bleak prospects for the future.
The competition was between an ‘outsider’ who is threatening that which is valuable in the state, and an ‘insider’ who is going to protect it. This is how it worked in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Kerala.
It is bad enough that we depend on just two suppliers. What is baffling is that the government has now allowed them to set their own prices.
With less than Rs 5 allocated for daily healthcare expenditure per person in its budget, Gujarat fares badly on numerous health indices.
It was a childhood friendship, full of song and adventure
Whether he appeared for a private client as a junior lawyer or represented the Centre in the SC as the attorney general, he was never his clients’ mouthpiece.
A coalition government along with Congress, VCK and the communist parties would be a watershed moment for the state’s politics.