INDIA

India must seize the day

Considering the impact of the US-China trade war, the Hong Kong revolt and the Covid-19 spread, it is likely that the US, and the world at large, would reduce trade ties with Beijing The COVID-19 menace continues to expand globally as the

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Our own safety net

As we run against time in our battle to fight the virus, we need to scale up domestic manufacture of medical devices The Coronavirus spiral was inevitable but now that it is squeezing health infrastructure and medical care staff, we

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Hope in Kerala model

It was because of organised testing that Kerala, a State with one of the best healthcare infrastructure, could effectively treat the patients infected with Coronavirus In Kerala, god’s own lush green country, it is as real as it can be. Some

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Time for the Govt and the Opp to work unitedly

The Opposition is within its rights to ask questions about the Government’s readiness and the Government, too, is duty-bound to remain accountable. Both should keep aside their political agenda as the priority is dealing with the pandemic Is the Opposition

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This too, shall pass

A blizzard that lasted 45 days, depleting rations for the soldiers and the remains of a colleague in the same tent. This is what it means to be isolated in the Siachen Glacier Sometimes one wonders whether it is even real

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MARKING A PARADIGM SHIFT

The coming together of all 10 Asean heads as guests of honour for the republic Day parade signals how regional powers like India have evolved to play a vital role in modern international architecture. Regional organisations are increasingly becoming a

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Desperation and deprivation

Amid the prevailing lockdown, the afflictions of migrant labourers are being compounded during their long trek home and some are being beaten up and tortured by police If the pitiful sight of a father walking with his ten-month-old infant on

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Looking for positives

Maybe India should look at this period as an enforced de-addiction time While Kerala might have the most number of confirmed cases of the SARS-CoV-2 virus strain that has put the entire nation under a lockdown mode, there has only been one

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Indian solutions

Home grown test-kits and geo-fencing of COVID-19 suspects show why we need to prioritise the sciences, R&D If indeed, as Plato famously said, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” then the Coronavirus pandemic has certainly brought out Indian innovation at its best.

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Politics in Corona exodus

The reverse migration of daily wagers has made a mockery of the Prime Minister’s call for a 21-day lockdown. What prompted this humanitarian crisis? There is a strange coincidence, if not synergy, between some Twitter handles calling for the  national Government

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