From expression of protest against racism to songs stitched up from news reports, and invoking common people in their music by talking about their names, hopes and hopelessness -- their songs have the ability to speak to Everyman
Fair & Lovely, in its decades of existence, had regularly advertised an association of fairness with a marriage, a job as an airhostess, and even as a doctor.
Laura Shepherd-Robinson’s Blood and Sugar confronts the darkness on which colonial prosperity was built.
Among the states, UP has said 21.69 lakh workers had returned. Bihar has said 10 lakh had returned; Maharashtra has said 11 lakh have left the state. Gujarat said 20.5 lakh had gone back home.
Her most recent book before this, Prelude to a Riot, deals with the more bitter and violent facets of identities clashing or finding themselves at dangerous odds with each other.
Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath, neurologist and Professor of the Centre for Neuroscience at the IISc, and a key person in the Genome India Project, speaks to The Indian Express on how lockdown has impacted the ambitious project.
The ambitious Genome India Project, the government of India-project tasked with mapping India’s genetic diversity, had just got off the ground this year when the pandemic shut the country down.
The map matches “time and spatial data, on administrative facilities in the area, transportation and healthcare facilities of an area and summaries, on the fly, in real time of people passing by,” said Jagdeesh Rao, CEO of FES.
Over 150 years later, amid a pandemic and an economic crisis that has rendered several jobless, as state governments such as Gujarat, UP, Madhya Pradesh and others bring in ‘labour reforms’ that, in some cases, have suspended almost all existing labour laws, the historical background of some of these laws provide a useful context.
The survey has found a “very strong association between food insecurity & farm size, with landless farmers 10 times more likely to skip a meal in the past month compared to large farmers”.
The study covered 1,392 individuals in Delhi, in slums and unauthorised colonies, and found 9 out of 10 people reporting that their weekly incomes had fallen to zero.
How has Covid-19 impacted the functioning of courts worldwide? The Indian Express takes stock.
The apex court under CJI Bobde has been keen to be seen as a court that wishes to adopt modern methods made possible by electronic communication.
Chief Justice of India Justice S A Bobde spoke to The Indian Express on his vision for the Court in the post-COVID world.
The Department of Biotechnology, under the Ministry of Health, is the nodal point for all the science-based solutions India is looking for in the battle against COVID-19. Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, speaks to The Indian Express on the road ahead.
Here is a compilation of all the cases heard by the Supreme Court, relating to questions on the implementation of COVID-19-related government policies/orders
In this pandemic season, a look at how deaths and diseases have been central to several narratives in Hindi literature.
An estimated 50 million people are believed to have lost their jobs in just two weeks of the lockdown.
The immediate relief that migrant workers wanted was rations, then a promise of monthly support. About 83 per cent of them worried that they would not be able to find work at the end of the shutdown.
“The use of technology in a medical context to monitor the spread of the coronavirus raises concerns about privacy. But using it properly and proportionately will not compromise privacy and can really save lives,” said Shalev Hulio, founder and CEO of the NSO Group.
The grimmest question that faces them is the availability of the next meal, which is often assured courtesy a government centre, good Samaritans, charity groups or NGOs.
The migrants' health takes a huge beating in this process. The already-malnourished will suffer immensely, says Chinmay Tumbe, economist and Assistant Professor at IIM (Ahmedabad).
Robert Yates is an internationally recognised expert on universal health coverage and progressive health financing, who has previously worked as a senior health economist with the WHO. He speaks to The Indian Express.
Remembering jazz great, saxophonist, keyboard-man and arranger, Manu Dibango
Jagdish (22), from Madhya Pradesh, does a mason’s work and is worried that even if the contractor gives money, that would be a loan, not relief.