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 »
Covid-19 vaccines and Indian diplomacy

Blow to naysayers: Covid-19 vaccines just got a CDC booster shot

Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines score well in real-world trials; high hopes ride on India’s Covishield and Covaxin. Read more »
triple helix model in war on covid-19

India’s war on Covid-19 a success story of triple helix model

The economic thinking of the Narendra Modi government blends well with the triple helix model’s entrepreneurial university structure. Read more »
Covid-19 vaccine drive in India needs to be stepped up

Step up Covid-19 vaccination drive to stop the second wave

The second wave may peak in mid-April if Covid-19 vaccine is not administered to most of the active population between 18 and 45 years of age as soon as possible. Read more »
foreign trade policy without industrial policy

Foreign Trade Policy: Protectionism without strong local industry may spell disaster

Restrictive foreign trade policy without domestic competence can be a restraint as observed in the post-Covid period when industries such as tyres and pharmaceuticals suffered. Read more »
climate action during covid-19 crisis

Silver lining: Covid-19 injects urgency into climate action

Governments offer economic packages and tax incentives to address the climate change amid the Covid-19 outbreak and the resultant economic crisis. Read more »
Kerala model of fighting Covid-19

Back to basics: Kerala’s Covid-19 curve springs another surprise

The latest Covid-19 figures show that there was nothing wrong with the Kerala model -- the hospitals were never crowded, the cases were getting proper treatment, mortality rate was quite low. Read more »
Covid-19 vaccines and Indian diplomacy

Truth serum: Govt must speed up Covid-19 vaccination drive

India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive is not going great guns as we are made to think, and there are reasons why the political leadership should worry. Read more »
India's four labour codes

Budget 2021: The road to economic recovery, prosperity

Only an exceptional Budget 2021 can liberate the Indian economy from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and boost economic growth and prosperity in the country. Read more »
Budget 2021 to be presented by Nirmala Sitharaman

Budget 2021 will be a tight-rope walk for Modi government, Indian economy

Budget 2021 will be a tough balancing act for the government as it strives to meet conflicting ends of fiscal discipline and stimulus for economic revival. Read more »