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.
Sunday’s outcome won’t change Monday’s imperative: Its labharthi politics shown up, government needs to step up
Anupam Kher writes: There will be many opportunities for politics, the need of the hour is the spirit of cooperation.
Sachin Pilot writes: No individual or organisation can achieve this alone. Thoughtful, inclusive and deliberative measures to course correct are urgently needed.
Elections are increasingly seen as referendums on policies and ideologies. It is not as simple as that.
Exercises for improving lung function in patients suffering from Covid have proven effective.
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.
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.
Given that a timely deficit may not have adverse macroeconomic consequences, surviving this pandemic first by enhancing the required spending is crucial
It needs to, can and must look into systemic issues where a lot must be done with utmost urgency
Policy and public discourse must listen to their distress and reconsider priorities in terms of their well-being
Battling a sneaky virus in a healthcare system under stress where the only consolation is humanity
From a long and inhuman lockdown to political blame game and one-upmanship, here are five instances of misgovernance during the last 15 months
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.
He didn’t walk on the moon, but Michael Collins was as much a hero as those who did
World will fail Myanmar if a brutal military is allowed to crush the people. ASEAN plan can be a beginning towards peace
With continuing economic uncertainty, scale of health crisis, state governments must borrow more to spend more
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
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
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.
In rush to complain to an Australian newspaper, government misses the point: Problem is facts, not the reporting
Allahabad HC does well to remind UP government that it will take humility, not a heavy hand
Government in Delhi will henceforth mean LG’s office, amid a crisis that warns against dangers of centralisation
Instead of focusing so heavily on building new toilets, we need to address the problems of actual toilet usage in rural India.
Mutual interest has led to a positive new chapter in Indo-US relationship. India must prioritise its own interests and not become dependent.
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.