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 »
snow cover over Arctic ice

NASA maps to help measure snow cover over Arctic ice

The new maps will help scientists with routine, widespread data to detect variations throughout the year. Read more »
India bank ATM

Easy money: Policy rates need further cuts to encourage banks to lend more

The repo rate and the reverse repo rate can be cut further following the global trends as inflation is no longer a threat to the economy and businesses. Read more »
globalisation in coronavirus days

Strong state, attacks on freedom, protectionism will mark post-Covid world

The governments and leaders will attain commanding heights during Covid response, but the economic crisis and job losses will take the sheen off the leaders. Read more »
India fishermen

Fisheries needs credit sops, social security net to stay afloat

Given the importance of fisheries in terms of employment and exports, a comprehensive package is needed for the revival of the sector. Read more »
Agricultural reforms in India.

Dilution of Essential Commodities Act may result in lawlessness

The Union government seems to have abdicated its responsibilities and is encroaching on the state governments’ turf. Read more »
agriculture reforms

Indian agriculture needs a comprehensive strategy

Attempts to remove bottlenecks faced by the farming community are welcome, but the policy makers should note get distracted from the need of a long-term strategy for agriculture. 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 »