covid-19 vaccine

Covid-19: Busting the myth of herd immunity against coronavirus

Is India in the brink of achieving herd immunity against Covid-19? Here we have a seasoned epidemiologist busting the myth that has sparked high levels of vaccine hesitancy. Read more »
global warming and climate change

Delhi smog: How fair is it to blame stubble burning

Transportation contributes 41% to urban pollution, industry 18% and dust 21%. Stubble burning worsens the situation by preventing dispersion. Read more »

Irula tribe rehabilitation sets benchmark for community habitat

Most Irula people do not have the legal right to occupy land -- their huts do not have electricity and they continue to live in fear of being evicted. Read more »
Budget 2021 agriculture

Covid-19: Survey highlights apathy towards farmers’ cause

A survey conducted in 14 Maharashtra districts calls for government intervention and guidance to farmers for crop diversification and on sowing decisions. Read more »
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COVID-19: Why home quarantine may work in Kerala, not in other states

The spread of COVID-19 through contact is low in Kerala, but there is a need for free institutional quarantine for those with no access to decent housing. Read more »
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Kerala’s Covid-19 response: First person account by a visiting non-resident Malayali

The presence of a well-oiled government machinery in Kerala is a confidence booster for residents and visitors alike. Read more »
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Indebtedness, hunger may push Bengal’s tribes into bonded labour

Denotified tribes across the country are engaged in the informal economy, and the lockdown has hit them severely. Read more »
women empowerment during covid-19 pandemic

Kerala model: How the state fought the deadly coronavirus

Kerala Model: The state government’s bottom-up approach and disaster preparedness made all the difference in its fight against the new coronavirus. Read more »
Migrant labour exodus

Revive social ties to survive Covid-19 reverse migration

Industries will lean on technology to overcome labour shortage; overcrowded villages will revive age-old economic and social ties for survival. Read more »
Kottayam Medical College's Dr Jayakumar

Kerala’s achievements in healthcare can be replicated in other states

Robust public health infrastructure vital for the survival of India’s poor and middle class, says Dr Jayakumar. Read more »