HIV AIDS in times of coronavirus Covid

An invisible crisis:  People living with HIV in times of Covid-19 pandemic

The war on new coronavirus can learn several valuable lessons from the global experience of fight against the HIV pandemic, says Vanisree Ramanathan. Read more »
india heat wave

A wish list for casual workers amid heat wave conditions

The government must expand the scope of Ayushman Bharat scheme to add provision for treating workers falling ill due to heat wave. Read more »
Kerala online education

The digital divide: Why Kerala is not ready for the online education plunge

The government must ensure that its policies do not help widen the already existing digital divide, denying a level playing field for the marginalised sections. Read more »
exodus of migrants after covid lockdown

Some straightforward solutions to the migrant crisis

While the absence of workers has put a question mark on the reopening of the economy, it has also exposed the vulnerability of unorganised labour. Read more »
Odisha migrants returning

Odisha’s quiet success in war on Covid-19 pandemic

The Odisha government put in place a network of infrastructure to handle the return of migrants and this seems to have paid off. Read more »
Indian middle class

India’s storied middle class may be sliding into poverty

The high single digit growth rate enjoyed by the economy in the last two decades could be a thing of the past if the government fails to address the middle-class distress. Read more »
Alcoholism on the rise in India

India’s Faustian bargain: Alcohol revenues trump health, welfare

More than a fourth of India’s workforce is unemployed at present. Opening up of alcohol trade will result in a drain on already dwindling household savings, pushing several families further into financial... Read more »
Migrant labour after covid outbreak

Treat migrants with empathy, allow them to go home

The activists and the media highlight the economic crisis faced by the stranded labourers, but ignore their emotional need to go home. Read more »
The world over post-Covid

An imperfect future: Imagining the post-Covid world order

The new world order: The post-coronavirus world will witness a rise in authoritarianism, protectionist economic policies, and mounting social tension, says Pushparaj Deshpande. Read more »
coronavirus threat covid

India may cap coronavirus deaths below 7,000

The government must probe high coronavirus fatality in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. Read more »