online education and digital divide

Online education: Long-term vision needed to bridge digital divide

Government action is needed to address lack of access to online education, but private sector role is important to bring in state-of-the-art solutions that are cost effective. Read more »
Compulsory licensing of covid-19 vaccines

Covid-19 vaccines: Why compulsory licensing may fail to address shortage

Compulsory licensing now will be less useful as the companies will take another year to come up with the Covid-19 vaccine as they would have to reverse engineer the product. Read more »
Covid-19 response, multilateralism, diplomacy

Covid-19: Multilateralism, diplomacy can improve pandemic response

Even countries like India that have vaccine manufacturing facilities are at the mercy of a few manufacturers of Covid-19 vaccine. Read more »
10 covid-19 survival tips

10 survival tips to weather the second wave of Covid-19

India is under the spell of a devastating second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. Here are 10 survival tips for you. Read more »
Civil society and sustainable development goals

Vibrant civil society key to achieving sustainable development goals

Achieving sustainable development goals is not possible without breaching the framework of elite civil society organisations working with big corporates and bureaucratic elites. Read more »
Covid-19 and the human development crisis

Human development challenge: Need to address new forms of inequalities created by Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the age-old practices in education, healthcare, and other essential services, resulting in a human development crisis. Read more »
Compulsory licensing of covid-19 vaccines

Covid-19: Kerala will need to take tough decisions

Covid-19 testing rates in India are quite low, test positivity rate is more than double the prescribed 5%, warranting some tough measures. Read more »
Covid-19 response, multilateralism, diplomacy

Covid-19 vaccine diplomacy: India’s chance to deepen its strategic engagements

India, the largest producer of vaccines in the world, exported 64 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, while administering only 61 million doses within the country. Read more »
WHO and world health day

World Health Day: WHO calls for fairer post-Covid-19 world

On World Health Day, WHO has urged world leaders to monitor health inequities and ensure that all people can access quality health services. Read more »
covid-19 vaccines facing tough variants

Covid-19 endgame: Vaccines take on coronavirus variants

India's Covid-19 vaccination drive needs to cover a third of the country's population to have some control over the second wave of the pandemic. Read more »