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Briefing

Geopolitics and the pandemic

New alliance against China

Vijay Prashad Cover Story
The Donald Trump administration’s trade war against China, occasioned by anxiety over the latter’s scientific and technological advances, is set to deepen in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Impact on the world

A devastated world

John Cherian Cover Story
In the midst of a raging pandemic, with almost 100,000 people across the world being infected every day by the coronavirus and with the U.S. the worst affected country, the U.S. President has walked out of the WHO and cut off his country’s funding for it.

Tale of two reports

Divya Trivedi Cover Story
N. Sai Balaji, national president of All India Students Association and former president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU), ...
Pandemic and the Anti-CAA movement

Crushing the right to dissent

Divya Trivedi Cover Story
Civil society organisations express solidarity with JNU women students arrested under the UAPA in connection with the February violence in North East Delhi and demand their immediate release.
Conservation

For investing in environment protection

Lyla Bavadam Environment
Environmental experts voice concerns over ecosystem degradation and unbridled consumption of natural resources.
LEGISLATION

Equity and NPR data

The collection of data for the National Population Register, currently in abeyance owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, is one which threatens to redefine the natural relation of even those who have since long been citizens of India.

Tale of two reports

Divya Trivedi Cover Story
N. Sai Balaji, national president of All India Students Association and former president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU), ...
Pandemic and the Anti-CAA movement

Crushing the right to dissent

Divya Trivedi Cover Story
Civil society organisations express solidarity with JNU women students arrested under the UAPA in connection with the February violence in North East Delhi and demand their immediate release.
E-learning and the digital divide

Online illusion

E-learning, the buzzword in education, has been greatly amplified during COVID-19. But the hype papers over India’s digital divide even as the efficacy of the fundamental premises of online learning, as opposed to conventional classroom methods, are being questioned by teachers as well as students.
Classroom vs online learning

An ode to the classroom

Meena T. Pillai Cover Story
More than teaching or learning, it is the tumult of togetherness, and learning to live with differences and commonalities, that make classrooms a rich social space.
West Bengal

Out of control

Mamata Banerjee’s recent statements reflect the pressure she is under because of the coronavirus pandemic and the devastation caused by the Amphan cyclone.
Politics

Unlocking the real agenda

What marks out the first anniversary of the Modi government’s second stint is its focus on communal polarisation and muscle power to wriggle out of challenges and threats, be it the pandemic, border disputes or diplomacy-related shortcomings.
Politics

Capturing the mainstream space

Anando Bhakto The Nation
The political leaders of Kashmir Valley are unable to fathom the endgame of the BJP-RSS as New Delhi lowers the security cover of mainstream players and evicts those kept in safe houses.
Politics

Redesigning J&K

Anando Bhakto The Nation
The Jammu and Kashmir administration’s May 20 order relating to domicile status certificates makes it clear that the BJP-led government at the Centre is pushing ahead with its Hindutva agenda, pandemic notwithstanding.
COVID Strategy

Clutching at straws

T.K. Rajalakshmi Cover Story
The government uses specious arguments on COVID deaths and recoveries in comparison with other countries to cover up for its ill-thought-out strategies.
Jharkhand

Flying high

Purnima S. Tripathi Cover Story
Jharkhand has managed to keep the infection in check and handled the migrants issue maturely by even airlifting them home, and it accomplished all this despite being ignored by the Centre by all accounts.
Bihar

Flood of worries

Purnima S. Tripathi Cover Story
The spectre of floods in the approaching monsoon haunts an election-bound Bihar as it struggles to contain the COVID-19 contagion and deal with returning migrants.
Madhya Pradesh

Shifting priorities

Anando Bhakto Cover Story
The BJP government begins preparation for the Assembly byelections, which will decide its political fate, instead of strengthening its efforts against the pandemic.
Hong Kong and National Security Laws

China’s decisive step

John Cherian World Affairs
The West flexes its muscles as China’s National People’s Congress decides to extend the country’s national security laws to Hong Kong.
Rajasthan

Hard on labour

T.K. Rajalakshmi Cover Story
Rajasthan has transported thousands of inbound and outbound migrants, but its labour law reforms mean more hardships for workers.
E-learning and the digital divide

Online illusion

E-learning, the buzzword in education, has been greatly amplified during COVID-19. But the hype papers over India’s digital divide even as the efficacy of the fundamental premises of online learning, as opposed to conventional classroom methods, are being questioned by teachers as well as students.
Classroom vs online learning

An ode to the classroom

Meena T. Pillai Cover Story
More than teaching or learning, it is the tumult of togetherness, and learning to live with differences and commonalities, that make classrooms a rich social space.
West Bengal

Out of control

Mamata Banerjee’s recent statements reflect the pressure she is under because of the coronavirus pandemic and the devastation caused by the Amphan cyclone.
Politics

Unlocking the real agenda

What marks out the first anniversary of the Modi government’s second stint is its focus on communal polarisation and muscle power to wriggle out of challenges and threats, be it the pandemic, border disputes or diplomacy-related shortcomings.
COVID Strategy

Clutching at straws

T.K. Rajalakshmi Cover Story
The government uses specious arguments on COVID deaths and recoveries in comparison with other countries to cover up for its ill-thought-out strategies.
Jharkhand

Flying high

Purnima S. Tripathi Cover Story
Jharkhand has managed to keep the infection in check and handled the migrants issue maturely by even airlifting them home, and it accomplished all this despite being ignored by the Centre by all accounts.
Bihar

Flood of worries

Purnima S. Tripathi Cover Story
The spectre of floods in the approaching monsoon haunts an election-bound Bihar as it struggles to contain the COVID-19 contagion and deal with returning migrants.
Madhya Pradesh

Shifting priorities

Anando Bhakto Cover Story
The BJP government begins preparation for the Assembly byelections, which will decide its political fate, instead of strengthening its efforts against the pandemic.
Rajasthan

Hard on labour

T.K. Rajalakshmi Cover Story
Rajasthan has transported thousands of inbound and outbound migrants, but its labour law reforms mean more hardships for workers.
Delhi

Questionable decisions

Divya Trivedi Cover Story
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has the delicate task of opening up the economy and dealing with the rising number of cases.

Surat, a tinderbox

Cover Story
Gujarat’s industrial zones and its shipping, fisheries and handicraft sectors, besides its medium, small and micro entreprises (MSMEs), employ lakhs ...
Gujarat

Judicial rebuke

ANUPAMA KATAKAM Cover Story
Gujarat’s inept handling of the COVID-19 crisis draws a sharp reaction from the High Court.
Maharashtra

Test of leadership

Lyla Bavadam Cover Story
With more than 60 per cent of Maharashtra’s COVID cases in Mumbai, the government is scrambling to expand the public health care system in the city.
Agricultural market 'reforms'

'Reform' by stealth

Sukhpal Singh The Nation
Using the fig leaf of providing farmers greater freedom, the Central government has used the ordinance route in order to dismantle “controls” in agricultural produce marketing. It marks another foray by the Centre into areas that have constitutionally been seen as belonging to States.

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