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Cover Story

The Missing Link Public Health

What ails India? Why has it not been able to control the pandemic? What must it do to secure the future—to forestall a bigger third wave, and the next mass killer that is sure to come? There’s a big jigsaw piece that has been starkly conspicuous by its absence in India. Historically, and now. And it’s a question of thinking politically about health.

T. Jacob John
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May 10, 2021

Cover Story


‘India Must Nationalise Healthcare, At Least Temporarily’

A paediatric haematologist, Dr Ajay Vora brings an insider’s perspective to Britain’s ‘surge planning’. A conversation with Sunil Menon

May 10, 2021 | Sunil Menon
  • The Road Ahead

    We, The Makers Of This Calvary

    Asphyxiated and ravaged, India resists the coronavirus flailingly. Much of the tidal wave was...

    May 10, 2021 | Ajay Sukumaran, Preetha Nair, Jyotika Sood
  • Opinion

    Does India Need A Pandemic...

    Maybe, but with important caveats. For, the primary lesson of the pandemic is that over...

    May 10, 2021 | T.R. Raghunandan
  • Fightback

    Beating The Virus A Survival Guide

    What can we do to save more lives than we are being able to?

    May 10, 2021 | Jeevan Prakash Sharma
  • Opinion

    Smother The Third wave

    To prevent a future crisis, we need accurate data, speedy action and a new healthcare system

    May 10, 2021 | Giridhara R Babu


  • Covid/Politics

    Who Bears The Cost Of The...

    Opposition guns for Modi as BJP’s star campaigner faces charges of jeopardising lives of people by not...

    May 10, 2021 | Bhavna Vij-Aurora
  • Politics/Bengal

    Rivals On A Job Sheet

    Pandemic deniers are subdued as the crisis spirals, while the TMC-BJP wrangling is centred on the lack, or...

    May 10, 2021 | Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
  • Bengal/Politics

    “Despite Some Anti-Incumbe...”

    Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP and national spokesperson Sukhendu Sekhar Roy speaks to Snigdhendu...

    May 10, 2021 | Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
  • Opinion

    Courting Courage In Hard Times

    The apex court’s reputation has taken a bashing, but the new CJI can salvage it—provided he...

    May 10, 2021 | Prashant Reddy


  • Diplomacy/Vaccines

    Cry, Little Brother

    Paralysed by the ferocious surge of the pandemic and seeking help from other nations, the triumphalism of India’s ‘vaccine maitri’...

    May 10, 2021 | Seema Guha
  • Sans Frontiers

    Headlines from around the world last week

    May 10, 2021
  • Foreign Hand

    Fifteen people experience timelessness—and of course Covid-appropriate isolation—deep inside a cave in the Pyrenees.

    May 10, 2021


  • Snapshot

    In The Line Of Fire

    Why does a forest in Kashmir catch fire? Well, even peacetime looks like war in the border areas. Artillery fire from across, and our own...

    May 10, 2021 | Naseer Ganai
  • Odisha

    OMG! Locked In Again

    Two dozen priests test positive at Jagannath. And the portals close to the devotees. The idea is to ensure the rath yatra—the ‘juggernaut’...

    May 10, 2021 | Sandeep Sahu
  • Poliglot

    Mixed Shots

    Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there

    May 10, 2021



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

May 10, 2021

Assam: Ulfa’s End Game

What does a militant outfit do when it is tired, driven into hiding across the border, and without relevance or funds? Well, a few...

May 10, 2021 | Dipankar Roy

Arts & Entertainment


A Team Is A Balloon

Examining that mysterious grit in Bollywood’s eye: the falling out between star actors and directors/producers

May 10, 2021 | Giridhar Jha
Review/Art and Culture

‘Talent Never Fades With Age, It Gets...’

Versatile actor and jury member of the BAFTA Breakthrough India, Anupam Kher tells Lachmi Deb Roy about his long journey on...

May 10, 2021 | Lachmi Deb Roy


Book Review

Raging Towards A New Light

Two experts talk about using anger against rogue capitalism, which is abetted by populist politics, into initiating change

May 10, 2021 | Sudhirendar Sharma


Assam Diary

‘Trillion waale bhaiyya’…they called him finally. A Congress media...

May 10, 2021 | Gourav Vallabh



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