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.
This current COVID-19 wave is already devastating the economy, families, and individuals.
On April 11, India recorded almost 170,000 Covid-19 cases, a record for the country since the start of the pandemic.
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
When the announcement came that we had won, it was an impossible moment of sheer excitement and disbelief and elation.
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-
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
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
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.
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.
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.
A critical component of the myth-making around Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to minimize the contribution of the country's foundational figures.
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.