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Sunday, May 16, 2021

Not the age of reason

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.

Denial is bad policy

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

An agonising end in the river

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.

India’s approach to vaccination is excluding the digitally-deprived

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

Judiciary must uphold rights of citizens without sacrificing sobriety

The recent judgment of the Supreme Court in the Election Commission of India case is an example of such judicial statesmanship.

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May 1, May 2

May 1, 2021 12:59:26 pm

Sunday’s outcome won’t change Monday’s imperative: Its labharthi politics shown up, government needs to step up

Now is the time to unite against a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, not to seek political gains

May 1, 2021 9:05:47 am

Anupam Kher writes: There will be many opportunities for politics, the need of the hour is the spirit of cooperation.

We must all commit to resolve the Covid crisis together

May 1, 2021 9:05:19 am

Sachin Pilot writes: No individual or organisation can achieve this alone. Thoughtful, inclusive and deliberative measures to course correct are urgently needed.

What does an electoral victory in India mean today?

May 1, 2021 9:02:34 am

Elections are increasingly seen as referendums on policies and ideologies. It is not as simple as that.

How pulmonary rehabilitation can help in Covid recovery

How pulmonary rehabilitation can help in Covid recovery

April 30, 2021 9:49:47 pm

Exercises for improving lung function in patients suffering from Covid have proven effective.

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End vaccine apartheid by putting people above private profits

April 30, 2021 8:33:50 pm

It is time to support India’s demand for a temporary relaxations for IP laws ensure free and equitable vaccines for all and challenge ‘vaccine nationalism’ by rich countries.

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We are all responsible for India’s devastating second wave

April 30, 2021 9:35:45 am

Blaming the political leadership is easy. But if we want to avoid a similar disaster in the future, we must own up to our mistake in disregarding Covid norms and letting our guard down.

A pandemic is not the time to worry about fiscal deficit

April 30, 2021 9:37:35 am

Given that a timely deficit may not have adverse macroeconomic consequences, surviving this pandemic first by enhancing the required spending is crucial

The Supreme Court must oversee vaccination to protect Indians’ right to life

April 30, 2021 9:37:03 am

It needs to, can and must look into systemic issues where a lot must be done with utmost urgency

The pandemic has hit our children hard. How can we take care of them?

April 30, 2021 9:32:00 am

Policy and public discourse must listen to their distress and reconsider priorities in terms of their well-being

Covid-19 took my wife

April 30, 2021 9:31:23 am

Battling a sneaky virus in a healthcare system under stress where the only consolation is humanity

Behind the pandemic’s devastation is a monumental failure of governance

April 30, 2021 9:30:48 am

From a long and inhuman lockdown to political blame game and one-upmanship, here are five instances of misgovernance during the last 15 months

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April 30, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Air India Sabotage

April 30, 2021 3:50:57 am

The senior-most official sacked was M P Kharkar, Director-Engineering, who had only hours earlier conducted the Home Minister around the engineering complex at Bombay’s Santa Cruz airport where the airlines’ all-Boeing fleet is serviced and overhauled.

The third man

April 30, 2021 8:53:50 am

He didn’t walk on the moon, but Michael Collins was as much a hero as those who did

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Don’t look away

April 30, 2021 8:53:22 am

World will fail Myanmar if a brutal military is allowed to crush the people. ASEAN plan can be a beginning towards peace

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Time to spend

April 30, 2021 8:52:44 am

With continuing economic uncertainty, scale of health crisis, state governments must borrow more to spend more

For the COVID crisis, blame policy, not people

April 29, 2021 7:01:53 pm

The current wave of infections in India is a direct consequence of severe political complacency, lack of thoughtful policymaking, and conflicting or absent mass communication

Could the coronavirus create space for a new Opposition?

April 29, 2021 10:17:56 am

The new opposition may again come from outside mainstream politics. Covid, because of its association with health, environment and climate change, may be the link between the abstract and the concrete issues of tomorrow and today

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April 29, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Six N-reactors

April 29, 2021 4:20:39 am

Stating this, the Atomic Energy Commission’s chairman Homi N Sethna disclosed that it was planned to install nearly 10 such reactors during the next two decades.

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The prickly state

April 29, 2021 9:07:37 am

In rush to complain to an Australian newspaper, government misses the point: Problem is facts, not the reporting

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To bend the wave

April 29, 2021 9:07:07 am

Allahabad HC does well to remind UP government that it will take humility, not a heavy hand

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New Delhi

April 29, 2021 9:06:16 am

Government in Delhi will henceforth mean LG’s office, amid a crisis that warns against dangers of centralisation

The pandemic has exposed India’s dirty truth: a broken sanitation system

April 29, 2021 8:53:25 am

Instead of focusing so heavily on building new toilets, we need to address the problems of actual toilet usage in rural India.

Friends with benefits: Putting India before America

April 29, 2021 8:56:28 am

Mutual interest has led to a positive new chapter in Indo-US relationship. India must prioritise its own interests and not become dependent.

Proper organisation of key tasks can help manage the current coronavirus crisis better

April 29, 2021 8:55:19 am

As the country’s health infrastructure is engulfed by a second wave of COVID-19 infections, adequate home-based care and physical distancing during testing, treatment and vaccination are two issues that need urgent attention.