Waiting For Vaccination, Not As A Journalist But As A Daughter

Waiting For Vaccination, Not As A Journalist But As A Daughter

Sneha Mary Koshy | Monday April 19, 2021

On Sunday, at a vaccination centre in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, at least 500 people were already seated -- social distancing and masks in place -- long before the jabs were to start at 10 am.

Democracy At Bayonet Point

Democracy At Bayonet Point

Nalini Singh | Monday April 19, 2021

Is it too late to start reclaiming our electoral space by rejecting the CAPF or its proxies? Is a community-managed pushback still possible, booth by booth?

Riding The Second COVID-19 Wave - What Will It Take?

Riding The Second COVID-19 Wave - What Will It Take?

Chandrika Bahadur | Friday April 16, 2021

This current COVID-19 wave is already devastating the economy, families, and individuals.

When India, The Pharmacy Of The World, Needs Prescriptions

When India, The Pharmacy Of The World, Needs Prescriptions

Aashish Chandorkar, Bloomberg | Wednesday April 14, 2021

On April 11, India recorded almost 170,000 Covid-19 cases, a record for the country since the start of the pandemic.

If Mamata's Banned, What About These Acts By PM And Shah?

If Mamata's Banned, What About These Acts By PM And Shah?

Yashwant Sinha | Tuesday April 13, 2021

This is an unprecedented step, even in the chequered history of the Commission. She has been punished for words and sentences uttered by her. I am not going into the details here. But the words she spoke are far less objectionable than the utterances

Our Film <I>'My Octopus Teacher'</I> Just Won A BAFTA

Our Film 'My Octopus Teacher' Just Won A BAFTA

Swati Thiyagarajan | Tuesday April 13, 2021

When the announcement came that we had won, it was an impossible moment of sheer excitement and disbelief and elation.

Mamata's Big Drawback - Her Failure To Mature As A Politician

Mamata's Big Drawback - Her Failure To Mature As A Politician

Sagarika Ghose | Tuesday April 13, 2021

In sharp contrast to the Modi Government, which mounts a formidable PR offensive for every small announcement, the Mamata government's significant work in infrastructure and welfare has been glossed over in the media, partly because of her own rough-

Scenes At Kumbh Mela Defy Covid Crisis In India

Scenes At Kumbh Mela Defy Covid Crisis In India

Akshay Kumar Dongare | Monday April 12, 2021

As I left my hotel to cover the Kumbh Mela at daybreak, roads had been blocked to traffic to clear the routes. Thousands of devotees could be seen heading to the ghats. When I reached "Har ki Pauri", the most popular ghat, the sight was unbelievable

A Forensic Examination Of Prashant Kishor's <I>'Agar Vote Hai'</I>

A Forensic Examination Of Prashant Kishor's 'Agar Vote Hai'

Rukmini Bhaya Nair | Monday April 12, 2021

The recent brouhaha over the comments of the political advisor to the Trinamool Congress, Prashant Kishor, on who will win the election in Bengal offers us a classic case of how a tiny particle of language, if ignored, can lead to major missteps in i

Dr Harsh Vardhan's Discrimination Against Maharashtra

Dr Harsh Vardhan's Discrimination Against Maharashtra

Priyanka Chaturvedi | Friday April 09, 2021

The vaccine rollout began on Jan 16, 2021 with two makes - Covaxin and Covishield. The development of these vaccines and the fast ramp up of production are true testimony of India's scientific ability and its scientific temperament.

What India Needs To Correct To Ensure Jobs For Young People

What India Needs To Correct To Ensure Jobs For Young People

Kaushik Dutta | Friday April 09, 2021

We still need an integrated blueprint which combines demand based on economic growth and development in a district with education and the skill levels of youth, supported with pillars of institutional enablement.

How Saudi Arabia Can Thrive In A Post-Oil World

How Saudi Arabia Can Thrive In A Post-Oil World

David Fickling, Bloomberg | Tuesday April 06, 2021

On the face of it, no country has more to lose from the transition away from fossil fuels than Saudi Arabia. Before the discovery of oil, it barely existed as a nation.

Where PM Modi Could Be Just As Wrong As Nehru

Where PM Modi Could Be Just As Wrong As Nehru

Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Monday April 05, 2021

A critical component of the myth-making around Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to minimize the contribution of the country's foundational figures.

India Needs To Move Vaccines To Warp Speed Amid Deadly 2nd Wave

India Needs To Move Vaccines To Warp Speed Amid Deadly 2nd Wave

Shruti Rajagopalan, Bloomberg | Monday April 05, 2021

A frightening second wave of Covid-19 has begun to sweep over the world's second-biggest nation. Case numbers and deaths are spiking in India.

The Motive For Mamata's Letter To Sonia Gandhi, Other Party Leaders

The Motive For Mamata's Letter To Sonia Gandhi, Other Party Leaders

Ashutosh | Thursday April 01, 2021

Have Opposition leaders finally realised that a single party can't stop the BJP juggernaut, and to dislodge the BJP, and for their own survival, it is important to come together?