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From health to financial crisis

A neo-Keynesian move by the Centre could have hitched up falling demand to rescue the ailing economy Fighting COVID-19 has brought out renewed demands for a stronger health safety net, combined with social and economic security. Both require adequate revenue resources, employment

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Kim’s dead, long live Kim*

*Well, we don’t really know if he is dead. Various theories are doing the rounds at the moment The strange thing about the Kim clan is that according to a legend, they are all descendants of Princess Suriratna, who travelled from a

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Time to tame the dragon

Beijing has been pushed to the wall and should not be allowed to bounce back without paying for its deliberate mischief. India needs to support global efforts to contain China While the world struggles to combat the deadly pandemic spread by

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Lost school year

Schools are the worst hit by the virus as they are gateways to a child’s engagement with the world. Now, there’s just fear There is no doubt that apart from public health and the economy, the Coronavirus has hit our

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Now, digital distancing

With the country taking on the Coronavirus pandemic head on, cybercriminals have lost no opportunity to exploit fears around it. We need to crack down on this fast-growing menace For the world, the outbreak of Coronavirus has meant solitary confinement for so

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The realpolitik of Tablighi Jamaat

The Tablighi Jamaat members claim to be non-political but they tacitly support “secular” political parties in India to protect their interest after partition of the country The Tablighi Jamaat (society of Preachers) was founded by a Deobandi Islamic scholar Muhammad Ilyas al-Kandhlawi in Mewat,

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Rural India hunkers down to avoid COVID

It is clear that a successful strategy for rural India will go a long way in dealing with the pandemic. However, the solutions have to be organic and community-based for them to work. And the war should be fought on

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Bridge the North-South gap

As we grapple with the pandemic, one wonders what happened to the world health watchdog and global governance structures that were built in order to counter this sort of crisis In the months during which the Coronavirus outbreak has been afoot,

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Open the vends

It will not be surprising if at the end of the lockdown we discover that more people died from alcohol-related issues As State Governments stare at their balance sheets, it would not give them a good feeling. For, all across the country,

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