30 November, 2020
From The Editor

Delivery Awaited

When will you and I—and millions of Indians—get vaccinated against Covid-19 for good? Well, the scientific breakthrough will only be the start of an epic struggle...

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November 16, 2020

Cover Story

  • Max The Vax

    The VacScene

    Who gets it first? 30 crore people have been identified to get it within a year. The 50-plus, then healthcare workers, police...

    November 16, 2020 | Ajay Sukumaran
  • Jump Cut

    Against Vaccine Nationalism

    Ensuring ­access to the Covid vaccine is a challenge as it is needed everywhere at the same time.

    November 16, 2020 | Anuradha Gupta
  • Interview

    ‘We Have Enough Resources To Provide...’

    Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan talks about the preparedness of the government’s vaccination programme and expresses...

    November 16, 2020 | Outlook
  • Vax Politics

    Puppetry Of The EVM Vaccine

    ‘Politicisation of the virus’ may not be a bad thing. It could mean people’s health finally getting the space it deserves in public discourse.

    November 16, 2020 | Bhavna Vij-Aurora
  • Interview

    ‘India Will Need Hundreds Of Millions...’

    Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute, says he’s expecting the Indian trials of the Oxford vaccine to be over in January 2021.

    November 16, 2020 | Ajay Sukumaran
  • Opinion

    Known Unknowns

    To achieve herd immunity in a 1.38 billion population, we need to cover 828 million people! The truth is: it may take years, and we still...

    November 16, 2020 | Shahid Jameel

National

  • Open Sesame

    Opening up J&K’s land to ‘outsiders’ is touted to be a pro-development ­measure, but restrictions ­continue in many...

    by Naseer Ganai | November 16, 2020
  • Laws Of Their Land

    A bunch of legislation protects tribal territories in the Northeast, but the job isn’t finished with the paperwork

    by Dr Walter Fernandes | November 16, 2020
  • Turncoats Are Back To Front

    Whether the MP bypolls turn out be a referendum against gaddars or mandate for BJP, the kabaddi is...

    by Puneet Nicholas Yadav | November 16, 2020
  • A Towering White Elephant

    Solving Delhi’s air pollution problem demands action against polluting sources, not green-washing by...

    by Tanushree Ganguly | November 16, 2020

International

Poliglot

  • By Proxy, 99.8% In JEE

    A leaked audio, viral on social media, holds up the mirror to our rotten...

    Abdul Gani | November 16, 2020
  • A Militant Vacuum

    The Burhan Wani cohort has entirely bowed out to a bullet-riddled end after...

    Naseer Ganai | November 16, 2020
  • Mixed Shots

    Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there

    November 16, 2020

The NEWS

The NEWS

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

November 16, 2020

Barb War In Bihar

‘Child-lifters’ on the campaign trail? Rhetoric creates its own jungle raj in a heated battle—Tejashwi Yadav is the prime...

by Giridhar Jha | November 16, 2020

Business

Wide/Angle

Botticelli With Camera

Photographing children in all their cherubic beauty is yielding profits for specialists. And small towns are driving the demand.

November 16, 2020 | G.C. Shekhar

Arts & Entertainment

Review/Art And Culture

‘Stage Is My First Love; I Never Hankered After Film Roles’’

Actor, director and writer Makarand Deshpande talks about his love for the stage, the difficult times theatre actors are going through and on his play Sir Sir Sarla to be aired on television

November 16, 2020 | Lachmi Deb Roy

Books

Book Review

Don’t Wanna Know

Our taste for ignorance is a strategic tool for autocracies, a drug spurring mindless consumerism and turning crucial profit.

November 16, 2020 | Sudhirendar Sharma

Diary

Rohtang Diary

The real story of how the stunning passage to Lahaul was conceived, planned and engineered. Roerich’s landscapes and Manali’s cafes beckoned, but a Union minister has work to do.

November 16, 2020 | M.M. Pallam Raju

Letters

Letters

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

November 16, 2020