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.
Not just the politics, the geography and demography of the Naxal-affected areas, make it an even more complex challenge of internal security.
The Reagan administration is preparing a strategy that would build up and modernise America’s strategic and tactical nuclear weaponry.
The human rights body appears to be misinterpreting law to dismiss appeals on technical grounds
None of the public deliberations on the issues plaguing the judiciary acknowledges that the institution refuses to change the way it functions and takes comfort in institutionalised opacity
By disclosing source of funds received through electoral bonds, the party has set a welcome precedent. Others must follow suit.
Charles Geschke helped create the document format that has become one of the backbones of the digital revolution
My crowd versus your crowd, BJP versus Congress — parties should fight the virus, not each other
The potential of genetic engineering is immense, with gene editing opening up the possibility of cures to hereditary diseases.
We must, therefore, protect ourselves from infection with masks, physical distancing and frequently washing our hands with soap or using hand sanitiser even after getting the full dose of the vaccine.
Temporary denial of food rations is one thing, cancellation of ration cards is far more serious. How many cards have been cancelled for lack of Aadhaar linkage? No one really knows.
If the RBI is too slow to tighten policy and rein in the liquidity it has created, the country could end up facing the kind of inflation crisis that was witnessed in the post-2008 period.
Discarding old hesitations and building new geopolitical coalitions will be critical for a successful Indian engagement with the Afghan microcosm.
The legislature and judiciary should always be conscious of their role as agents of social change.
Many governments in the Middle East have successfully used such hospitals, ensuring that regular medical care is not disrupted during the pandemic.
Data reveals under-representation of Muslims in the professional sphere and public life.
The US Assistant Secretary of State Designate James Malone told the Indian team that the US will not be able to continue the fuel supply relationship but insisted that even after India was denied its due under the bilateral treaty.
The call for a minimum tax may be seen as US correcting for the slippages in its own tax laws and as a means to finance the $2 trillion spending programme.
Is the government postponing the use of the Rs 35,000-crore allocated for vaccine development in the current Budget? Has it been shy in using its good offices with the US to intercede on behalf of the country’s vaccine manufacturing companies?
Move to credit MSPs to farmers’ account is welcome. In long run minimum support should be replaced by per acre transfers
The growing sense of alarm needs an assuring voice of leadership and a well-judged response rooted in science
Winning Bengal will hand a big reason to the BJP for overlooking multiple policy challenges: Social divisions, political unrest and economic hardships in the country.” says Rajarshi Dasgupta
The depoliticised classroom is an oxymoron, more so as “critical thinking” increasingly becomes the accepted imprimatur of academic credentials.
Most government welfare schemes are aimed at poverty alleviation and uplifting those at the bottom of the pyramid. But there’s no policy for those in the “middle” and in danger of slipping to the bottom.
Maharashtra’s experience has lessons for the country, especially during the pandemic.
During the month of Ramazan, we must take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID.