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Cyclone Amphan: Blown by the devil’s wind

The world should stand with India and Bangladesh. It’s time to rejuvenate, restore and resurrect. It’s time to heal.

Corona: Back to the Basics

Even as confusion looms large about the virus, here are the 5Ws of a deadly virus which will continue to ravage the world

Trust the artist to show a way forward, to imagine another world!

To me the bigger question is whether this recovery of art and culture will be led by Asia?

Donald Trump’s Presidential re-election bid may decide- is the virus a bio-weapon or of natural origin?

Could a chimeric virus be created in a lab without the vaccine or anti-body protection? Who weaponised it when it was apparent in 2015 that a lethal Corona virus could be engineered! What is shrouded in secrecy is how did the virus from bats jump on to human beings?

Mahatmas and Dictators: Fiddlers on the Roof

The fiddlers should also keep their eyes open because power deludes and absolute power deludes absolutely

City of Spectres

RV Smith, who died recently, spent a lifetime getting to know the many spirits who inhabit Delhi

Locking Down Democracy

So, what is the future of Indian democracy, and how can we make it work from home?

Irrfan Khan: A Resilient Force

From a two-scene role to the leading man with the same filmmaker, in an international project: to me this defines the resilience of Irrfan Khan.

Death Demographics: What about Cancer and Heart Diseases?

At a time when the world is obsessed with death, are we indeed dying less and why?

‘The government is counting money. We will soon be counting the dead.’

There is a strong demand for participatory democracy, social justice and a radically different economic policy, to support people and the planet, not profits.

To Die is to Be

All it takes is a virus that has created a cloud of uncertainty, the goals have disappeared and life has boiled down to survival. Enlightenment, if it means anything, is not the sudden light of a thousand suns, but the dark crevices in our minds filled with fear.

Indian Migrants in Gulf: Uncertainties Amid Corona Curfew

Indian migrants are hoping that communal and political tensions will not play out and they can battle the Corona curfew to retain their jobs or return home and find a new one eventually if uncertainty continues to loom

Muslim-baiting during Coronavirus

No, it cannot. This is because the bitter reality is as stark and objective as the plight of lakhs of unorganized workers in India

Libido, Violence and Lockdown

What happens when all that we have talked about are forcibly packed inside their houses?

Mental Health and Corona: Better Late, Than Never

Why are the psychologists and social scientists silent? What about mental health and quality of life? What about the burnout of healthcare staff? Is burnout not different from stress? Are remedies common to both?