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COVER STORY

22-05-2020

COVID-19 May 22

Lockdown and after

Briefing

Questions about Globalisation

Will socialism make a comeback?

BINOY VISWAM Cover Story
The time has come for various streams of the global socialist movement to put their heads together and shape a new world of hope.
Crackdown on human rights

The iron hand is out

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
The coronavirus pandemic has come in handy for governments to tighten their hold by curbing civil liberties and cracking down on political opponents, critics and vulnerable sections of people, including migrant labour.
U.S. Track record

How not to prepare for a pandemic

Vijay Prashad Cover Story
The Trump administration and the entire U.S. political class find it easier to blame China for the pandemic rather than look deep into the record and try and understand their own failures.
SC and the coronavirus crisis

Little hope, less trust

V. Venkatesan Cover Story
By placing its trust on the Central government and thereby limiting the scope of its intervention, the Supreme Court continues to stonewall pleas for effective state action to mitigate the ill-effects of a prolonged lockdown on the downtrodden.

Proactive High Courts

Cover Story
EVEN as the Supreme Court abdicated its responsibility to intervene effectively in pandemic-related cases so as to ensure executive accountability, ...

Lessons from abroad

Cover Story
ON April 17, the High Court of Malawi suspended for seven days, pending judicial review, a 21-day lockdown planned by the government after the measure ...
Pastoral Communities of Kashmir

The caravan waits

Ashutosh Sharma Cover Story
Denied permits and transportation and facing boycott over coronavirus conspiracy theories, the pastoral Gujjar and Bakarwal communities of Jammu and Kashmir begin their annual summer migration without adequate food rations and fodder.
Misinformation in COVID times

Containing the coronavirus infodemic

BY NAZNEEN ALI Cover Story
The spread of misinformation and unreliable information about COVID-19, facilitated largely by social media platforms, is perhaps more alarming than the pandemic itself.
Opinion

Unavoidable waves

The price for ensuring the nation’s health is eternal vigilance and patience.
Domestic violence

At home but not safe

Lyla Bavadam Cover Story
Lockdowns necessitated by the COVID-19 crisis bring intensified domestic violence in India and abroad as abusive men vent frustrations through assaults on partners and children.
Virology

Discoverer of coronavirus

P. Balaram Cover Story
Dorothy Hamre at the University of Chicago’s Department of Medicine discovered the coronavirus in the 1960s, but her role in this regard seems all but forgotten today.
Economy

Dystopian pipe dream

V. Sridhar Cover Story
The reluctance of the Narendra Modi regime to extend fiscal support to those in real need of help during a prolonged lockdown suggests that it is promoting further concentration of capital. Dire consequences await the economy and the polity.
Communalism

The virus of authoritarian strain

Divya Trivedi Cover Story
Taking advantage of the lockdown restrictions, the Delhi Police unleashes a witch-hunt against anti-CAA activists, especially Muslims, on the pretext of investigating the February riots in North East Delhi in February.
Politics

Clueless captain

As the nation longs for relief from the pandemic and the economic misery caused by an ill-planned lockdown, the government prefers symbolism over substance, exposing its lack of meaningful leadership.
Haryana

Neglect of 'corona warriors'

T.K. Rajalakshmi Cover Story
Poor health infrastructure, low rates of testing for COVID-19 and people fearful of self-reporting possible symptoms of the disease, all paint a grim picture of the situation in Haryana.
Karnataka

On way to flattening

Vikhar Ahmed Sayeed Cover Story
Faced with a money crunch, Karnataka resorts to partial easing of lockdown measures. The number of COVID cases stabilises in the State, but its death rate at 4 per cent is the highest in the south.
Tamil Nadu

Fumbling along

R.K. Radhakrishnan Cover Story
The Tamil Nadu government’s lack of planning in addressing the pandemic and issues relating to it is glaring.
COVID Research

How a virus evolves in a pandemic

R. Ramachandran Cover Story
The mutations of SARS-CoV-2, according to a new study, have led to the emergence of a dominant virus type, Type A2a, distinctly and significantly different from the original virus, Type O, that emerged from Wuhan, and spreading with much higher frequencies than the original version.
Uttar Pradesh

Anxiety over arrivals

Uttar Pradesh is waiting with trepidation for the return of several lakh migrants throughout May.
Delhi

Confusion in the capital

Divya Trivedi Cover Story
The relaxed restrictions of phase 3 of the lockdown have not made life in Delhi easier or less worrying.

Lessons from abroad

Cover Story
ON April 17, the High Court of Malawi suspended for seven days, pending judicial review, a 21-day lockdown planned by the government after the measure ...
SC and the coronavirus crisis

Little hope, less trust

V. Venkatesan Cover Story
By placing its trust on the Central government and thereby limiting the scope of its intervention, the Supreme Court continues to stonewall pleas for effective state action to mitigate the ill-effects of a prolonged lockdown on the downtrodden.
Misinformation in COVID times

Containing the coronavirus infodemic

BY NAZNEEN ALI Cover Story
The spread of misinformation and unreliable information about COVID-19, facilitated largely by social media platforms, is perhaps more alarming than the pandemic itself.
Pastoral Communities of Kashmir

The caravan waits

Ashutosh Sharma Cover Story
Denied permits and transportation and facing boycott over coronavirus conspiracy theories, the pastoral Gujjar and Bakarwal communities of Jammu and Kashmir begin their annual summer migration without adequate food rations and fodder.
Opinion

Unavoidable waves

The price for ensuring the nation’s health is eternal vigilance and patience.
Domestic violence

At home but not safe

Lyla Bavadam Cover Story
Lockdowns necessitated by the COVID-19 crisis bring intensified domestic violence in India and abroad as abusive men vent frustrations through assaults on partners and children.
Virology

Discoverer of coronavirus

P. Balaram Cover Story
Dorothy Hamre at the University of Chicago’s Department of Medicine discovered the coronavirus in the 1960s, but her role in this regard seems all but forgotten today.
Economy

Dystopian pipe dream

V. Sridhar Cover Story
The reluctance of the Narendra Modi regime to extend fiscal support to those in real need of help during a prolonged lockdown suggests that it is promoting further concentration of capital. Dire consequences await the economy and the polity.
Communalism

The virus of authoritarian strain

Divya Trivedi Cover Story
Taking advantage of the lockdown restrictions, the Delhi Police unleashes a witch-hunt against anti-CAA activists, especially Muslims, on the pretext of investigating the February riots in North East Delhi in February.
Politics

Clueless captain

As the nation longs for relief from the pandemic and the economic misery caused by an ill-planned lockdown, the government prefers symbolism over substance, exposing its lack of meaningful leadership.
Haryana

Neglect of 'corona warriors'

T.K. Rajalakshmi Cover Story
Poor health infrastructure, low rates of testing for COVID-19 and people fearful of self-reporting possible symptoms of the disease, all paint a grim picture of the situation in Haryana.
Karnataka

On way to flattening

Vikhar Ahmed Sayeed Cover Story
Faced with a money crunch, Karnataka resorts to partial easing of lockdown measures. The number of COVID cases stabilises in the State, but its death rate at 4 per cent is the highest in the south.
Tamil Nadu

Fumbling along

R.K. Radhakrishnan Cover Story
The Tamil Nadu government’s lack of planning in addressing the pandemic and issues relating to it is glaring.
COVID Research

How a virus evolves in a pandemic

R. Ramachandran Cover Story
The mutations of SARS-CoV-2, according to a new study, have led to the emergence of a dominant virus type, Type A2a, distinctly and significantly different from the original virus, Type O, that emerged from Wuhan, and spreading with much higher frequencies than the original version.
Uttar Pradesh

Anxiety over arrivals

Uttar Pradesh is waiting with trepidation for the return of several lakh migrants throughout May.
Delhi

Confusion in the capital

Divya Trivedi Cover Story
The relaxed restrictions of phase 3 of the lockdown have not made life in Delhi easier or less worrying.

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