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.
New Assam chief minister needs to carry everyone along, as state fights new scourge, while healing old divides.
Results of a new study point to a possible tweak in the old game. The batsmen are smiling.
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,
A long-term and effective pandemic response needs broader additional expertise than medical care. The NTF will have the responsibility to ensure that India does not end up with a medicalised response to a public health challenge.
Covid surge is going rural. Governments should ensure truth isn’t a Covid casualty, howsoever terrible it makes them look.
In a nation where access to education remains a fundamental issue and where an individual’s success largely depends on access to resources, shaped by socio-economic and caste advantages, ‘merit’ is just another form of discrimination.
More women are voting than before, and this rise in political agency could mean that their rights and issues are no longer an afterthought for policymakers.
We need cinema for the times that we are living in, cinema that captures our tragedy, our anger, our agony.
It is rebuilding its unity and strength. India has work to do if it is to seize the possibilities of the emerging global order.
This is the front page of The Indian Express published on May 10, 1980.
Woman voter is making herself heard. But political parties must do more to fix gender deficit in political representation.
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.
We need to offer spaces to our children, to vent, to throw tantrums, show pain, anger and angst. Our empathy, patience and compassion will help them to cope and contend with the prevailing uncertainty and dislocation.
If states had taken the Centre’s early warnings and feedback more seriously, the current surge would not have been as fierce.
Nowhere else in the world has anti-terrorist legislation been invoked to threaten citizens voicing their needs during a pandemic, adding fear to their despair.
Madras High Court’s remarks about EC being responsible for current Covid wave do damage to the institution, do not reflect facts on the ground
Anupam Kher’s defence of the Centre’s Covid-19 management is a regurgitation of official proclamations.
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.