I Refuse To Get Tested For COVID-19 In India

India has never been a country for the faint-hearted. With all the convoluted rules and regulations and the maze of the administrative procedures, it takes a miracle to lead a life away from the influence of the Government. After all, the omnipresent but spectacularly ineffective Government specializes in making life difficult as much as possible […]

Toxic Positivity: Narendra Modi’s Mantra To Be A Prime Minister For Life

India is in the middle of a health emergency. The economy is in shambles. The people are having a torrid time in their lives – personal and professional. Though, if you listen to Narendra Modi, you will be forgiven to assume that this is the best of times to be in India. Welcome to the […]

Narendra Modi’s Governance is Abysmal

Narendra Modi’s popularity remains high as ever. The people abide by him, no matter what. His ideas are penned down by the critics but lapped up by the masses. He knows what drives the people and he knows how to get them going. He asks the electorate to endure (selective) pain for him, they do […]

Narendra Modi’s Response To Chinese Aggression: Blink & Retreat

20 Indian soldiers have died in combat with the Chinese army. The images of their dead bodies draped in the tri-colour are bound to boil the blood of any patriotic citizen. Every Indian wants to give a befitting reply to the Chinese. As the leader of the country, what would be Narendra Modi’s response to […]

Coronavirus: Mr Prime Minister, Please Speak To Us About Unlock

Respected Prime Minister My five-year-old daughter raised an innocuous query: Why is Mr Narendra Modi not speaking to us about coronavirus? She has a valid point. From speaking to four times in a short span, you have gone completely silent. Every Indian deserves an audience Every Indian who listened to you in March and April […]

Coronavirus Lockdown: Inequality In India, Only The Poor Dies

I read Ruchir Sharma’s The Rich Love India’s Lockdown. For the Poor It’s Another Story. published on May 30, 2020, in The New York Times. This narrative of coronavirus lockdown could not have been further from the truth. The article presents a linear account, easy to ascribe but not the reality. The gross inequality inherent […]

Unassigned Coronavirus Cases: Another Letdown Of The Migrant Workers

Migrant workers continue to bear the brunt of the incompetent Indian Government, Centre and States. Now, there is another humanitarian tragedy unfolding involving the migrant workers. This is the unassigned coronavirus cases. These are the coronavirus cases being reported by the Central Government, but without any states owning them up. Unassigned coronavirus cases started as […]

Migrant Workers: The Prime Example Of Incompetent Government Departments

The coronavirus crisis had laid threadbare the dark underbelly of India – The Migrant Workers. The Government of India has no clue about them, their numbers, their origin, their occupation, their plight, nothing at all. The Government is expected to take care of the well-being of all the citizens. Here, there is a significant chunk […]

India’s Coronavirus Strategy: As Cases Rise, So Do Lockdown Relaxations

India’s coronavirus strategy is at odds with reality. It is going from the sublime to the ridiculous. When the cases were 500+, India clamped the first lockdown. As the number of cases increases, India continues with the lockdown strategy. Just that the number of relaxations also increases to keep pace with the infections. China lifted […]

Coronavirus: Everybody Wants A Stimulus Package In India. Where The Heck Is The Money?

Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in India. The Government’s response continues to be neither here nor there. Half-baked lockdown continues to yield half-baked results. As the days of lockdown continue to rise, the pitch for a stimulus package for Indian Economy becomes louder by the day. With each passing day, the Industry bodies keep releasing […]