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Opinion | Covid has woken the world up to the threat that China poses

New Delhi, May 24 -- The People's Republic of China has never faced as dire an image problem as it currently does. Covid-19 has suddenly woken up much of the world to the threat that the Chinese regim... Read More


Opinion | It's okay to get off life's treadmill, let time melt and think of Dali

New Delhi, May 17 -- After more than six weeks of the lockdown, I am happy to report that I have not watched a single webinar, not tried to learn any new skills, have tried to read five books but been... Read More


Opinion | The bureaucratic muddle that has made a bad scenario worse

New Delhi, May 10 -- Rationality, despite what many economists and philosophers like to believe, is hardly a defining human trait. And in times such as these, when the world is fighting a pandemic, ir... Read More


Opinion | When lofty collective notions trample our individual liberty

New Delhi, May 3 -- How important is individual liberty to you? All of us may have to face this question once the covid-19 pandemic is over. For, the one thing that can be predicted with great certain... Read More


Let's not fall prey to conspiracy theories

New Delhi, April 27 -- In the olden days, humans blamed disasters on supernatural forces, or accepted them as God's wrath. Then came the Age of Science, and a significant number of people came to know... Read More


Opinion | The slog overs are here and we need mighty fiscal heaves now

New Delhi, April 19 -- The government has lifted some lockdown restrictions and is allowing certain economic activities from today. Most of the relaxations are aimed at the rural sector, though a few ... Read More


Opinion | Five big ways in which the covid crisis might change us as people

New Delhi, April 12 -- coronavirus, COVID-19, covid-19 pandemic, coronavirus outbreak, masks, mortality, health workers, humanity, social distancing, physical proximity, work from home What sort of a... Read More


New rules of business in the post-covid age

New Delhi, April 10 -- Babita Baruah's daily work routine has not changed much since the national lockdown. Except, of course, the fact that she isn't going to office. Every morning, the India head o... Read More


Opinion | The one number that is beyond dispute in the crisis India faces

New Delhi, April 5 -- Over the last few weeks, we have been drowned every day in waves of projections on the likely spread of covid-19. Since the beginning of the national lockdown, with much more tim... Read More


Opinion | India's govt machinery needs a few lessons in empathy

New Delhi, March 29 -- I am writing this on the third day of the 21-day national lockdown, and by the time you read this, things on the ground may have improved dramatically. I don't believe this will... Read More