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 […]

Migrant Workers: The Unaccounted Indian Citizens

The coronavirus lockdown has had unintended consequences. The gravest of outcome has befallen a section of Indian Citizens, whose existence itself was oblivious to all, including the Indian State. The misery, the trauma, the suffering that these people have undergone and are still facing is an unparalleled human tragedy. They meet this fate in their […]

Why Blame Coronavirus? Why Not Our Political Leaders?

Coronavirus is wreaking havoc. Lives are at stake. The economy is in a tailspin. Stories of anxiety and misery abound. There is panic all-around. Our Prime Minister has addressed the country thrice, live, in less than a month. Narendra Modi reckons a war that Indians have to win against the invisible enemy. The Prime Minister […]

Why Is Narendra Modi So Keen To Lift The Coronavirus Lockdown?

The coronavirus cases, as on 24th March, was about 500+. Two weeks into the lockdown, the cases are now 5000+. Affected districts rose from 62 to 257. As against one district with 10+ cases, now 70 districts have 10+ cases. By all account, the intensity of coronavirus cases is increasing. Yet; the central Government has […]