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.
Too many are dying and families who are too poor to buy wood for cremating the dead simply push them into the Ganga. Last week, bodies started piling up along its banks
There is the surreal reality of calmly sitting in front of my TV and watching the terrified reactions of people spooked by the drifting dead, human beings who were summarily discarded, like flotsam and jetsam.
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
The recent judgment of the Supreme Court in the Election Commission of India case is an example of such judicial statesmanship.
That’s the Covid death count yesterday. Behind each number is the story of a loved one — and a cautionary tale
Shankha Ghosh was a quintessential representative of the modernist school that succeeded Tagore in Bengali poetry
Conviction in the George Floyd case is a victory for pushback and due process. There are lessons closer home
The central leadership led by President Xi was quick in acknowledging this effort of the “first line of defence”. It made provisions for the benefit of the workers like subsidies, provision of health equipment, insurance, publicity, and other institutional support.
This temptation to put two unequal players on the same plane must be resisted. The belligerent and the desperate cannot be compared.
The pandemic revealed the precarious state of India’s informal sector. Localised production, trade and markets offer a better alternative to existing paradigm of development.
Social capital, community spirit could ease burden on medical care facilities, provide succour in these trying times
Deploying foresight helps us to make intentional choices with a larger awareness than if we were just projecting our experience into the future in a linear fashion
PM Modi must in clear language tell the Indian people and the world that his government will protect tolerance, decency and equal human rights.
Till then, armchair experts should introspect and appreciate India’s ability to conduct elections, with high voter participation, and do so in a pandemic.
PM Modi’s assurance on lockdown is welcome but curve has to bend. Oxygen to vaccines, critical gaps in policy need to be plugged
In the months ahead, beginning with the upcoming Leaders Summit hosted by the United States, governments must dramatically step up their ambitions.
A former Chinese premier wrote an essay titled ‘My Mother’. Behind the Great Firewall, even this is too subversive
The judiciary and executive should work together to address the shortage of judges and mounting backlog of cases
It is painful to see that migrants are still not being prioritised for vaccination drives even when specialised drives for various age groups have started.
The United States has offered and Pakistan has accepted a five-year programme of military sales credits, economic aid, durable relationship and support for the independence of Pakistan.
The summit outcomes will help the transition of Quad from a security dialogue to multifaceted cooperation. India will do well to join this initiative either through triangular efforts with Japan and the US or as part of the Quad
Maoists would like the state to respond from a security rather than developmental perspective, as they know that only in poverty can they sustain a captive support base.
Centre’s new vaccine roadmap will help in the much-needed ramp-up; it also raises some critical questions
Sumitra Bhave collaborated with generations of filmmakers and actors, who were enriched after working with her.
Allahabad HC’s anguish is understandable. But deciding on a UP lockdown is the government’s job, not for the bench to order
The European Super League will diminish the soul of football, destroy the romance of the game
Touted as “employee welfare” schemes since the 1950s, both have failed their clients since birthing and in COVID.
This pandemic has taught us that by refusing to even give interim bail to women undertrials, including mothers and pregnant women or the elderly and the seriously ill, and victims of prison rape, the criminal legal system is attached to a spectacular form of cruelty.
Public policy on e-commerce needs to place an equal premium on the views and interests of all the stakeholders in the ecosystem to strengthen our domestic businesses and create many more jobs and livelihood opportunities in the country to fulfil the dreams of Atmanirbhar Bharat.