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Seema Chishti

Consulting Editor

Chinmay Tumbe interview: ‘Before announcing lockdown, assuring migrant workers would have helped’
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

That migrants' health takes a huge beating in this process. That the already-malnourished will suffer immensely, says Chinmay Tumbe.

An Expert Explains: ‘WHO’s underfunding hits global disease response’
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

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.

‘One doesn’t play music just for the hours to pass’
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Remembering jazz great, saxophonist, keyboard-man and arranger, Manu Dibango

Coping with coronavirus: Big challenge for India’s 37%— ‘internal migrants’
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

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.

An Expert Explains: A unified command is crucial to ensure there is clarity, no confusion
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Dr Sujatha Rao was at the forefront of the battle against H1N1 in 2009, the last viral epidemic that hit India. She shared with The Indian Express her experiences in the light of lessons for today. 

Pune firm among two that get clearance for coronavirus test kits
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

The moves come in the backdrop of criticism from various quarters about restricting commercial kits only those approved by USFDA or European CE.

Coronavirus: From loans to salary cover to healthcare, how governments are helping citizens
Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Worldwide, many governments have announced large spending programmes to help individuals and businesses stay afloat.

Ex-SC judges say Gogoi in RS clouds judiciary’s independence, he says am for nation-building
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

Justice Gogoi said he had given it ample time and thought before taking the decision. He said his presence in Parliament “will be an opportunity to project the views of the judiciary before the legislature and vice-versa”.

Ranjan Gogoi’s RS nomination: Has last bastion fallen, asks Justice Lokur
Tue, Mar 17, 2020

In January 2018, Justices Gogoi, Lokur, J Chelameswar, and Kurian Joseph, the most senior judges then in the Supreme Court, in an unprecedented step, called a press conference to question the conduct of then CJI Dipak Misra, especially on the allocation of important cases.

Spanish flu: Lessons from a pandemic that took 10 million lives in India
Tue, Mar 17, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: The focal point of the Spanish flu pandemic a century ago was India, where between 10-20 million died. What are the takeaways for today's coronavirus pandemic?

‘Crackdown on protests shows govt’s brutal claws, leaves it open to ridicule’: Amartya Sen
Sun, Mar 01, 2020

"Young people being in the forefront of political rebellion is not uncommon. More strikingly, women's leadership, especially that of young and minority women, has been very prominent. This gives the protests much greater reach and force," Sen said.

The Urdu Press: Delhi Violence
Fri, Feb 28, 2020

The editorial in Inquilab on February 26 speaks of the Bihar resolution against NPR/NRC as a big story: “It is for the first time in India’s history that opposition parties have presented an adjournment motion in Bihar, which was accepted, and unanimously.

Former Delhi L-G Najeeb Jung questions leadership of Delhi Police
Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Delhi violence: "Why has no action has been taken so far against (BJP local leader) Kapil Mishra? He has instigated and initiated this whole thing and should be held responsible for the deaths reported so far," Najeeb Jung said.

Explained: How a unique 2015 case underlined electoral process-citizenship link
Tue, Feb 25, 2020

That 2015 case resulted in the Election Commission amending Forms 2A to 2H to underline the direct link between the citizenship of a person and the electoral system.

‘As an eternal foreigner, I don’t take anything for granted’: Isabel Allende
Sun, Feb 23, 2020

Peru-born Chilean writer Isabel Allende, 77, who describes herself as a ‘novelist, feminist, and philanthropist’ on carrying her family name with pride, immersing herself in poetry before a new work and her latest novel.

Can Ram temple be built on Muslim graves: 9 Ayodhya residents to Trust
Tue, Feb 18, 2020

The four-page letter asks the 10 trustees “with best knowledge and experience in the field of Hindu/Sanatan religion and practice” to consider whether “the temple of Lord Ram can have foundation on the grave of Muslims”.

The Urdu Press: AAP ka Delhi
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

The editorial in Inquilab cites these results as important because they indicate that voters rejected emotional slogans, appeal to identities including caste and religion, and fake nationalism.

Beyond BJP’s aggressive rhetoric, Shaheen Bagh has drawn the attention of scholars globally
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Shaheen Bagh has set a striking example of an active civil society, full of politically vigilant and committed citizens.

Explained: Mapping the ‘Indian’ genome
Mon, Feb 10, 2020

The government has cleared an ambitious project to map India’s genetic diversity. What will the project seek to determine, why is the information important, and what are the various challenges ahead?

Why Krishen Khanna still paints at 95
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

How MF Husain inducted the modern artist into the Progressive Artists Group

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