By Rimli Bhattacharya
To be precise a neurotically affected person (like me) gets affected by powerful emotions as we are always on our own, busy dealing with our thoughts of the ghastly consequences of this pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
By Ishfaq Majid & Shazia Kouser
However, due to the closing of online stores, people are unable to meet their need for basic necessities, required for the survival of human beings. If the e-commerce platforms keep shut, more people will move out of their houses and crowd shops, posing a serious hazard of COVID-19 transmission.
By Shahnawaz Afaque
People are depending on their governments for protection against the virus, and given the opportunity to experiment with all the ‘Emergency’ powers that the situation demands, the persistence of totalitarian regimes is inevitable after the pandemic recedes.
By Mujeeb Jaihoon
Human progress and well-being are possible in the complementarity between Faith and Science, priests and scientists, shrines and laboratories. Religionists and Science cheerleaders have to join hands to fight human sufferings.