Temple of Lord Ram, pandemic and an angry neighbourhood

Laying of foundation of Ram Temple during the pandemic is the beginning of an exclusionary India that could be challenged by its secular past and its enraged neighbors

Vikas Dubey: Somebody wanted him killed. Somebody with enough power

Beatrice Jauregui views on the recent ‘encounter’ with UP goon, Vikas Dubey, are very interesting, as she believes that the decision to kill him must have been taken at the very top — not by those who killed him.

Food During COVID: Less is More

Dr Rakhshanda Jalil is a translator, writer and literary historian. She has published over 25 books and written over 50 academic papers and essays

World after Pandemic: Bad Dream as bad faith

Is there an escape from the unfolding nightmare? How do we make sense of a world that looks no different from one? We must look to ideas all around us

Why Pharma lobbies are against HCQ?

The success stories from India and elsewhere where an inexpensive HCQ was used to fight the virus were ignored and studies were faked to show how it killed people. Why?

There Were Three thousand Six Hundred and Fifty-three days

An exploration of the history of thought, this new series by Hardnews stitches together several texts to ask the reader to engage with the world around them

Turkey: The Coup & After

Today, Turkish democracy is stronger, it’s institutions deeper than four years ago after the failed coup of 2016.

India-China standoff: Loyalty of neighbours hinge on the winner of this messy scrap

Coronavirus sneaked into South Asia long after it had ravaged […]

Police brutality in times of Coronavirus

In the evening of June 18, 2020, the police came to the mobile shop of P Jayaraj and his son Bennicks in Tuticorin and threatened them to shut the shop. They still had time before the curfew deadline.

Take the People into Confidence

Fuelling stigma and discrimination would cripple COVID intervention programme. The main thing is rely on the community and not on the police and bureaucracy, as in the HIV intervention programme

Climbing the Covid peak: When governments have turned confidence tricksters

If renewed consumption is what the powers-that-be intend to achieve, they should know that dead humans can’t be consumers. Tricking people into believing that all is well will spell doom.

Landlord’s dilemma

Most of the owners realize the dire circumstances of the tenants. Many are on good terms with them. Most do not want to precipitate any action for no fault of the tenant. So, what do they do?

Flawed data, flawed lockdown, but real disaster

India is paying a heavy price both in terms of humanitarian crisis and disease spread, say enraged public health experts

Faith and Disease: Understanding Behaviour During Lockdown

Can faith-based communities find a synthesis with modern science in the times of a pandemic?

To Bee or Not to Bee

Despite the environment becoming pollution free, bees are declining rapidly in numbers, causing a tremor of worry across the globe.