Government must urgently release remaining prisoners in Kashmir and restore high speed internet in these anxious times.
A second set of “pandemic preparedness” issues is also important. These relate to India’s external relations, UN agencies, international NGOs, businesses, and other transnational actors.
One must wonder whether, given there was no evidence of widespread community transmission, we might have staved off the worst without a sledge-hammer approach, which no country at the stage of the epidemic we are in has imposed.
Albert Uderzo, co-creator of the iconic comic books, will continue to show children that authority doesn’t have to be grim.
This is the front page of The Indian Express published on March 26, 1980.
Amid lockdown, hurdles for free movement and trade in agricultural produce must be cleared immediately.
In the short term, there will be flight to safety of people worried about a pandemic, as there is of capital during a financial crisis. When normalcy returns, the globalised Indian will fly away once again.
Relief is not treated as the right of those who have been wronged. It is seen as an unnecessary burden on the state, which tries its best to evade it.
A new possibility is making itself felt: Of a return to social media platforms for solace, and a sense of community.
Under threat of coronavirus, diseases of racism and intolerance, each as old as cholera, resurface. They must not spread.
A 21-day lockdown is extraordinary. Government, people must come together — supply chains and social trust must not break.
Contrary to the narrative that is presented about the role of the Sangh and its leadership during the Independence struggle, Hedgewar was at the forefront in the fight against the British rule.
What the BJP has done in the recent past is to use this provision to topple democratically-elected governments. The means used are unique.
This is the front page of The Indian Express published on March 25, 1980, Forty Years Ago.
The pandemic can be expected to goad overwhelmed healthcare systems around the world to do better, point them in new directions and provide investment opportunities in preventive and palliative care.
At the end of the day, it is public health services which will stand by our side in times of epidemics. We dare to ignore this message only at our collective peril.
Policy to address coronavirus crisis must be guided by need to support easy reversibility, subsidiarity, sustainability.
Prakash Padukone is the first Indian to win the men’s singles title at the All-England Badminton Championship.
Response to coronavirus must be guided by science. Fear must be tempered by reason
Post-COVID world will need a new model of diplomacy, more compassionate, to deal with hardships all nations will face
All the shows which have returned to the small screen during lockdown