Subodh Varma
5 million industrial Workers, 6.2 million professional employees sacked in India in one year

The latest data by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy paints a dismal picture of the Indian employment scenario as pre-existing structural issues have been accentuated by the pandemic

Six months of pandemic: Why India lost the battle

A brief timeline of the Narendra Modi Government’s action (and inaction) in India from the time World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 a ‘pandemic’ on March 11

COVID-19: How and why India is losing the battle

Despite the pandemic’s late entry into the country and younger population, on several counts, India is steadily losing the battle against the coronavirus

Understanding India’s low COVID-19 death rate

Contrary to the Narendra Modi government’s claims, India’s low case fatality rate in the COVID-19 pandemic is not because of any well-thought out strategy. It is rather due to a relatively young population and some statistical tricks

India’s Independence Day 2020 – distressed people, indifferent rulers

Never before has India been so besieged by crises – the pandemic, devastated economy, an eroded constitutional system. But the resistance is swelling up

Why is govt. unable to control COVID-19 surge in India

More testing but weak contact tracing, and no protection to workers is causing the surge but the Indian government led by prime minister Narendra Modi is living in la-la land

Record harvest, record stocks: Yet, why are India’s people hungry?

It is beyond belief and understanding why the Indian government led by prime minister Narendra Modi is refusing to distribute the mountain of food grain stocks sitting in its warehouses

What’s common to three Covid kings – US, Brazil and India?

These three countries with over a million COVID-19 cases each, led by men who came to power in a very similar manner, also followed similar stumbling paths, making the same kind of mistakes

Big 5 of COVID: Guess what is common to these top affected countries

The US, Brazil, Russia, India and the United Kingdom have larger than life leaders, but the pandemic has exposed their flaws, at great cost

In India, workers are being sucked into a game of death

Earnings are gone, jobs are gone, hunger is met by handouts and the Modi government is using the pandemic lockdown to push through more oppressive conditions on workers to please India Inc.

India workers strike Jan 8 Strike: With 73 million jobless in India, it’s a fight for survival

Workers are striking for more jobs while the Narendra Modi government is busy implementing the far-right wing agenda, refusing to see the huge army of unemployed

As CAA/NRC protests rage, India’s PM Modi talks about $5 trillion economy

This display of hubris shows how far the ruling far-right wing Bharatiya Janata Party and its leadership has become disconnected from the people

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