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.
The Centre’s vaccination policy is a maze of confusion that could doom India’s future prospects.
The pandemic has created a mammoth crisis in education. Going digital is a solution that can also solve long-term problems of quality.
It needs to be seen in the larger context of EU’s global power aspirations and the region’s changing dynamics due to China’s revisionist challenge to the rules-based international order
She told the MPs consultative committee on Atomic Energy and Space Research that the government’s worry was that “such arms supply is creating a situation where everybody is drifting towards war”.
Women need greater representation across the judiciary, including the Supreme Court. But the appointment of the first woman CJI must not overlook seniority and merit.
Oxygen, vaccination, more beds and firmer enforcement of COVID-19 protocols can help us weather this crisis.
Pratap Bhanu Mehta writes: Our vaccine policy reflects an ad hoc social Darwinism, where the strong do what they can and the weak suffer because they must
Gender-based discrimination begins before birth and is instilled in the home. But the current health crisis, with men sharing domestic chores and women carrying corpses, may be an inflection point for Indian gender norms
Academy Awards did well on diversity and inclusion. If only they had remembered to be fun
As custodian of individual liberties, SC must prevent due process from becoming punishment. It must fast track cases
The pandemic has forced us to rethink how we live our lives. We must also allow it to dismantle our exam-centric education system that only creates hyper-competitiveness and perpetuates inequalities.
To do right thing, Centre must take stock of what it did wrong. No outcome on May 2 can be alibi vis a vis national imperative
The battle has an ideological dimension, but there is no need to overstate it or counter it with right-wing political groups.
The urban labour market is largely informal, lacks a social security net, which increases labour vulnerability and distress during lockdowns .
India’s haves must open their coffers in direct action to help the have-nots. The new vaccination policy offers an opportunity for every individual to assist those less privileged by paying for their dosages, thus relieving pressure on the state resources needed for millions more.
Men and women, rich and poor, master and servant all experience hunger pangs, a parity of experience that can shatter arrogance
It took a tsunami of outrage to wake someone up in Washington. India’s vaccine diplomacy hurt domestic needs.
We did not expect that our genuine effort to help in a crisis will be politicised. Fake and forged videos and stories were circulated by supporters of the MVA government and political parties such as the AAP.
It’s misguided moral outrage to call for an end to the IPL amid the pandemic.
Pt Rajan Mishra created, sang and taught music that illuminated the future, was a bridge to the past.
While efforts are on to ensure that conflicts in both countries end, the prospects for positive change don’t look too bright
It also makes economic sense as by centralising procurement and being the sole buyer, the central government gets the market power to obtain highly competitive rates and ensure robust quality in vaccines
The divisive Bengal election campaign and the Kumbh Mela saw people in large numbers ignore Covid-19 protocols. They revealed much about the nation’s misplaced priorities.
It states that the right to pronounce Khula, wife-initiated divorce, is absolute and no specific reasons are required to invoke it
The call for the bandh had been given to protest against the alleged harassment of some leading businessmen during this week’s raids by Enforcement wing of the Income-Tax Department in Srinagar.