World leaders are at crossroads — and they need to take hard measures to push for a green economy
Migration in India: A shift in agenda
My plastic etiquette during COVID-19
Donald Trump is taking hydroxychloroquine to ward off COVID-19. Is that wise?
Tonight we riot? What Nintendo’s ‘revolutionary’ video game misses about worker liberation
Some might think this fantasy epitomises the modern movement for worker liberation. It doesn’t.
How can we save rural India from COVID-19
Since most rural homes don’t have functional tap connections, they have to be built on a war footing
Blocking the deadly cytokine storm is a vital weapon for treating COVID-19
The cytokine storm is a centerpiece of the COVID-19 pathology with devastating consequences for the host
COVID-19: Is govt’s Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus a relief or more stress
The details of the stimulus seem to be more loan offerings, rather than a comprehensive relief package
Brick Kilns: A case for promoting rural industries in the future
The role played by India’s brick kilns during the COVID-9 crisis, puts up a case for preserving rural industries that are readily adapting to environment-friendly technologies and practice
COVID-19 lockdown: Isn’t it time for the State to do business again?
The government has to step away from its role of a regulator succumbing to the pressure of businesses; it must recognise its power as procurer / consumer and investor.
Ethiopia’s poll has been pushed out by COVID-19. But there’s much more at play
It was only in October 2019 that Nobel Peace Prize winner and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed stated explicitly that any delays in the poll would affect the legality and legitimacy of his government.
COVID -19: Invisible policy fault lines are more by accident than design
Fractures in public policy always existed. They are now only more blatant than ever before.
Paddy or no paddy: Quest for equilibrium between water, livelihood in Haryana
Paddy is not suitable for Haryana and to sustain its water resources and to agrarian livelihood in the long term, according to a water productivity report
COVID-19 holds lessons for South Africa’s universal healthcare plans
The country’s health system will need rehab post-COVID-19 to overcome divisions and build a national health system from the bottom up
New Zealand’s COVID-19 budget delivers on one crisis, but largely leaves climate change for another day
Under the circumstances, the New Zealand budget’s short-term vision is not surprising
Why rapid urbanisation in peri-urban areas is a concern for Chandigarh
Kharar, an urban settlement in Chandigarh, is witness to fast-track development in the past few years
Cut loose: End of COVID-19 containment
Life goes back to normal in my area of residence
COVID-19 migrants: Future of work and production
Work needs to be reimagined. This is an opportunity to renew rural economies and make them resilient; but it won’t to be easy
COVID-19 mortality spikes in states with high burden of chronic diseases
There is incontrovertible evidence that underlying conditions deter the capacity to combat the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
A new type of chemical bond: The charge-shift bond
You have likely heard of covalent bonds and ionic bonds. But you probably don’t know about a third type of bond, discovered in the early 1990s
COVID-19: Lessons from past epidemics, natural disasters
India has a robust legal framework for disaster management, yet there are gaps in response and preparedness to fight COVID-19 outbreak
Common Facility Centre: A rallying point for SHG-FPO convergence
There is much to gain for FPOs if they converge with local SHGs. Nothing is more amenable for SHGs than delegating the responsibility of building and operating CFCs on behalf of FPOs.
COVID-19 pandemic: Women in charge
Women make up the majority of workers in the health and social welfare sectors globally. Nearly one in three women work in agriculture and do three times as much unpaid care-work at home as men
What is a clinical trial? A health policy expert explains
A controlled trial means study participants are split in two groups: One group is given the treatment and the other (the control group) is not
Climate change and water: First victims
Research is needed to understand the social dimensions of the affected because it has the potential to shift the trajectory of the climate change debate