COVID19

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

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?

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

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.

Cyclone Amphan: Blown by the devil’s wind

The world should stand with India and Bangladesh. It’s time to rejuvenate, restore and resurrect. It’s time to heal.

Corona: Back to the Basics

Even as confusion looms large about the virus, here are the 5Ws of a deadly virus which will continue to ravage the world

Mental Health and Corona: Better Late, Than Never

Why are the psychologists and social scientists silent? What about mental health and quality of life? What about the burnout of healthcare staff? Is burnout not different from stress? Are remedies common to both?

“I am afraid Coronavirus will kill us later, we will die of hunger first.”

Forced by a sudden countrywide lockdown to control the Coronavirus pandemic, 22 or more migrants have died while undertaking the heart-breaking journey into uncertainty. Driven by anxiety, panic, misinformation, administrative and government policy flaws, and fatigue, hunger and thirst, with no official or social support system or health care mechanisms on the way, these point to a tragedy far bigger than it has been imagined

Can a battered economy afford a long lockdown

At this stressful time, people need the steady hand of a government that bases its decisions on empirical data, objective reports from the ground, compassion, efficiency and good sense. Can we expect this from a government that combusted the economy through devaluation, an unplanned GST and poor leadership?

Death in the time of Corona

We may end up defeating Corona, but Corona has already cleaved the idea of an Indian people — as a people. India’s poorest have found a completely novel way to die, by walking themselves to death