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Covid-19: Is India prepared enough?

By Javaid Bashir Mir
Despite improvements in healthcare access and quality, India lags way behind its BRICS peers such as Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa on the HAQ index. This index was based on 32 causes of death considered preventable with effective medical care.

Life in the Time of Corona

By Rashid Askari
We have to adopt ‘an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure’ policy for Bangladesh because the curative measures available in Bangladesh are not adequate for our needs.

Can India’s mazdoor survive the Covid-19 lockdown?

By Soma Mandal
Covid-19 lockdown should not be turned into an aggressive political exercise to promote the agenda of nationalism. The instance of permanent lockdown without addressing the state’s inadequacy to provide food and health services exemplify overdetermination of the government in various aspects.

Articulating the inarticulate, listening, and slowing down in times of the CAA and COVID-19

By Tonima Singh
It feels that the earth is protesting against the fascist and the capitalist ways of life to slow down, to not rush and step back, literally and metaphorically. And it is in these times of bearing witness to the social isolation and slowdown that it becomes clearer that others are experiencing a similar loss of past self and the emergence of a new one.

Two Poems by Aneek Chatterjee

By Aneek Chatterjee
This is the rule of the game.
Spectators sit in the dark, here
The playing field is dark.
Positions alter now and then
A spectator changes 
into a player any time,
and vice versa 

Memoir: The Return

By Rimli Bhattacharya
And now my need to return to my old self was yet another challenge. Fixing my next session with Anjala, I walked out of her home. I needed to return for the sake of Jhilmil. I have a very little time left with me.