Subodh Varma
Modi government vs COVID-19: A shambolic fight

In tackling the second wave, India’s Central government led by Narendra Modi has been bumbling and groping for solutions, mostly much delayed and inadequate

India faces grim jobs crisis: 17 million jobs lost in past year

In the three months from September 2020 alone, 9 million people lost their jobs. A breakdown of job losses shows that younger people and women have borne the brunt

The year that was….India’s people fight back a hostile government

The right-wing Narendra Modi government used the pandemic and the lockdown to foist more exploitative policies. But the sustained resistance by people has shaken its hubris

India gears up for historic workers’ & farmers’ joint protest on Nov 26-27

These are the latest in a wave of protests against the refusal to increase wages, increasing contractualization of workforce, dilution and dismantling of protective labor laws, price rise and unemployment, and other such policies of the Modi govt.

COVID-19: It’s not over yet in India

The pandemic is still raging, with the second highest number of daily cases in the world and an ominous plateauing in the last fortnight, after weeks of fall in cases

Trump vs Biden: Big businesses pump in big money in costliest ever US Election

The Center for Responsive Politics estimates that the current election cycle will consume some $11 billion, which is way more than any other US election cycle even after adjusting for inflation

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

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