21 January, 2021
Vaccine Trials

They Took The Shot For You

It takes courage and conviction to be a human test case for an unknown virus and an unproven cure

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January 25, 2021

Cover Story

Test Cases

Voluntary Service

Meet the vaccine volunteers—regular people with extraordinary resolve, helping humanity find a cure for a pandemic that wrecked the planet

January 25, 2021 | Jeevan Prakash Sharma
Trial Ethics

Tried And Tested

India is a favoured destination for human clinical trials. Unfortunately, poor and illiterate people are exploited as norms are flouted with impunity.

January 25, 2021 | Jeevan Prakash Sharma

National

  • Health/Bird Flu

    The Crow Knows Something

    Ten Indian states have reported bird flu. The situation is not dire, but authorities are guarding against...

    January 25, 2021 | Preetha Nair
  • Education/Schools

    Chalks On Boards

    Starting with exam-going students of standards 10 and 12, states are mulling a gradual reopening of...

    January 25, 2021 | Prakash Kumar
  • Agriculture/Unrest

    Fields To Streets

    Facing a government unwilling to repeal new farm laws, farmers brace for a long haul

    January 25, 2021 | Lola Nayar
  • Mountaineering/K2

    Call Of The Black Pyramid

    Climbers from around the world have gathered to take on the fiendishly difficult K2 in winter...

    January 25, 2021 | Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

International

Business

Economy/Money

Dash For Cash

Digital transactions are yet to break India’s love affair with cash. Here’s why.

January 25, 2021 | Jyotika Sood

Poliglot

  • Snapshot

    New Scheme, Old Doubts

    An elaborate industrial blueprint rolls out for J&K—New Delhi says it fills a gap Article 370 had created.

    January 25, 2021 | Naseer Ganai
  • Snapshot

    Polls Apart In Jagan Panchayat

    Yedugiri vs Nimmagadda makes for a champion fight in Andhra. Should there be local polls? Who should...

    January 25, 2021 | M.S. Shanker
  • The VEEP

    The Vogue Wardrobe...

    How does a fashion & lifestyle magazine cover America’s first woman vice-president? Kamala...

    January 25, 2021
  • Poliglot

    Mixed Shots

    Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there.

    January 25, 2021

The NEWS

The NEWS

In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week

January 25, 2021

Three Much Of A Company

Year 1 done, but how does a trio tango? That too, Sena, Cong, NCP? The row over Aurangabad’s name is only a surface...

January 25, 2021 | Bhavna Vij-Aurora

Arts & Entertainment

Review/Art And Culture

‘Don’t Torture People On The Pretext Of Comedy’

Comedian Johnny Lever, seen in David Dhawan’s latest rib-tickler Coolie No. 1, speaks to Giridhar Jha about his career and more

January 25, 2021 | Giridhar Jha

Books

Obituary

The All-Seeing Recorder

Ved plunged headlong into life, determined to experience all it had to offer

January 25, 2021 | Suresh Menon
Book Review

Dangerous Daydreams

A journalist recounts encounters with Maoist ideology, activity and way of life through multiple angles

January 25, 2021 | R.K. Vij

Glitterati

Diary

Debacle Diary

Rebirths in cricket: Memories of Adelaide from another time-zone, of 42 all out from 1974 (with Sunny, Vishy & Co)…and of becoming a dad while on tour in a distant land.

January 25, 2021 | Farokh Engineer

Letters

Letters

Published Feedback From Our Readers: Rants, Raves, Bouquets, Brickbats

January 25, 2021