Kenny Rogers was a master of jumping genres, who still found a way to bring his listeners home
The country, already facing multiple challenges, has to contend with a serious health crisis now. The situation demands strong political will and commitment for the people, the sort that Singh had.
Our insane levels of greed have become the fault in our design, ominously inviting upon ourselves viral onslaughts and epidemics.
Income support to most vulnerable is key. India cannot complain that it does not have the fiscal space or infrastructure to provide it.
China has carefully calibrated its rise in UN system. World, including India, must deal with consequences.
Congress is at long last rediscovering its voice. Congressmen should seize the moment — not defect to the other side.
A weekly look at the public conversations shaping ideas beyond borders — in the Subcontinent.
If PM Modi’s gesture to SAARC is to go some way towards a solution for the region, India, which will be picking up the pieces itself, must have something to offer to its neighbours six months to a year down the line.
Laughter clubs across the world are proof of a widely-held belief about laughing your way to good health or, at least, good mood.
While national responses have varied, there are key messages that India must heed as it shapes and strengthens her own response. This is not new wisdom but past prescriptions that were not implemented.
State governments’ measures for most vulnerable, Centre’s task force — managing economic fallout will require both.
People’s response to PM’s call is a first step. Fighting COVID-19 calls for coordination among health bodies, research agencies, states.
Things started sinking in when IPL was postponed and the board exams cancelled; then we were all told to work from home. All unprecedented.
India and its central bank have done a tremendous job so far, to reach every nook and corner of the country to ensure rural branches or bank correspondents to cover every village and district. This is India’s chance to build on that success by using digital technologies and platforms such as WhatsApp.
Coronavirus pandemic has for once made health care an important political issue. It could make or break a prime minister.
It is interesting that the nomination of former chief justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to the Rajya Sabha has raised doubts about the independence of the judiciary.
To get a comprehensive picture of how caste, class and gender intertwine in Dalit women’s perspective, it is important to look at their kin communities, which include Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes.
In India, 18 million people died in the Spanish Flu pandemic, the greatest loss in absolute numbers of any country in the world. The uncaring British response fuelled resentment.
Given that scale of expenditure, it is possible to find, say, Rs 5,00,000 crore towards mitigating COVID-19 over the next 6 months. This is a moral and economic imperative and we must find the money and spend it.
The US and China have barely put a trade war behind them, and now Covid-19 has sparked off an unprecedented infowar in which journalists are cannon fodder.
All the shows which have returned to the small screen during lockdown