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‘Recovery from pandemic would require looking after the marginalised and those on the brink of survival”

ActionAid has shown agility to pivot itself from its existing mandate to provide relief and succour to millions of people impacted by the pandemic.

“India needs to state clearly that the reincarnation of His Holiness Dalai Lama is his prerogative alone and would be decided according to his wishes”

Amitabh Mathur is one of India’s foremost experts on Tibetan affairs. He explains in this exclusive interview what he expects from the new elected leadership of the exile community and also on how should India deal with China that wants to intervene on the issue of reincarnation of Dalai Lama

Boy-man Biggles and our childhood memories

One of the most memorable characters of English children fiction, Biggles, would have been 122 years old in May this year. Introduced by his author, Captain W E Johns, in 1932, a boy-man, Biggles was a flier, an adventurer and every thing a boy would dream of in the post World War world

Fudge, fudge, fudge

Indian government is accused of fighting the second wave by fudging the data- is it surprising?

What’s the origin of the murderous Coronavirus? Not bats surely.

Is COVID-19 made in a lab? Despite what Anthony Fauci might say, reports from all over the world suggest that it might well be

Israel: Netanyahu triggers off a war within to stay in power. Will it work?

Israeli defense forces (IDF) attacked Gaza and brought down buildings […]

Tibet’s long shadow on India China conflict

The use of Tibetan troops of the Special Frontier Force or Establishment 32 in the stand-off with China at Ladakh has propelled young Tibetans to dream of an independent homeland. Autonomy, which the Dalai Lama has been seeking, will no more work

‘Each individual lives and experiences war differently’

The successful launch of her book on conflict zones has yet again focused the gaze on the trauma and violence of war-stressed conflict zones. And, yet, amidst the deepest despair, hope lurks. Amit Sengupta talks to author Meha Dixit.

Israel’s separation walls and Delhi siege

Intro: These monstrosities built at Delhi’s borders are not-so-unpredictable. They are straight out of the Israeli security forces playbook that has built a separation wall between the Jews and Palestinians as to separate the alleged ‘barbaric’ from the ‘civilized’.

365 days and after: A homeland for a poem!

Could the book have retained the original untranslated poems in the English/Devanagari script, thereby providing access to magical new sounds, enchanting its readers with medleys of rhythms, allowing them to connect to the near and yet oft-neglected polyphonies of familiar Indian life?

Breaking news or tainting republic?

So, who says in our ‘Republic’ journalism should be adversarial, ethical, objective and in public interest?

PLEASE BE DISCREET WITH THE VACCINE!

Can India have a uniform vaccine policy like the draconian nation-wide lockdown? No!

We are in the same boat brother!

Hardnews wishes all its readers a year of calm, courage and compassion. Let us not fear. Let us be brave and beautiful. Let us reach out to others in despair or joy.

Media, courts and the malice of the State

The year 2020 would be remembered for the manner in which a section of the media has been complicit in disseminating a divisive narrative during the pandemic

Covid-19 Vaccine Dilemma: To vaccinate or not? And which one to take?

Covishied (SII-Oxford-AstraZeneca), BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech), Covaxin (Bharat Biotech-ICMR), and Sputnik V (Dr Reddy’s-RFID) are in the most advance stage of development.