COVID-19 in India
Why is India’s Covaxin not being recognized internationally?

As debates heat up on various rules and regulations on commuting during the pandemic, Dr. Satyajit Rath talks about the xenophobic nature of the current international restrictions on air travel

Science was yet another casualty of COVID-19 in India

A new report by the New York Times shows how the Narendra Modi government completely disregarded scientific evidence to further its immediate political interests during the first and second waves of COVID-19

Workers in India go on strike for living wages and social protection and other stories

Today we look at a strike by government scheme workers in India, a violent eviction drive by police in the Indian state of Assam, and more

Ahead of India’s second wave, did warnings go unheeded?

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkaystha talks about the recent New York Times report which examines the Indian scientific establishment’s approach ahead of the second wave of the COVID-19. The report suggests that health preparations suffered due to politics

What does new research say about new Covid variant?

Dr. Satyajit Rath discusses the studies of Delta variant of COVID-19, protection by the vaccine, and the need for booster doses and probability of further mutation

The long shadow of hunger in India

From tribal communities in the forests to daily wage workers in the metros, hunger afflicted millions of Indians throughout the last year. Meanwhile, the central government had massive stocks of grain

Real independence would mean people getting their purchasing power back: Prabhat Patnaik

Noted economist Prabhat Patnaik and Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talk about state of India’s economy on the 75th anniversary and the government’s insistence on sticking to fiscal deficits at the cost of spending

Counting the uncounted COVID-19 deaths in India

In part two of this discussion between Professor Christophe Z Guilmoto and Indranil Mukhopadhyay, they discuss how India grossly underreported deaths from COVID-19

Dispatches from India: Women farmers take a stand

In this episode, we take a look at the Women Farmers’ Parliament that marked eight months of the historic farmers’ agitation, the Initial Public Offering by the Indian food delivery giant Zomato and the question of how effective vaccines are against the Delta variant

What led to undercounting of COVID-19 deaths in India?

Professor Christophe Z Guilmoto talks to Indranil of the People’s Health Movement on the nature of registration of deaths in India and the reason many COVID-19 fatalities across the country were not properly recorded

How protected are vaccinated persons from Delta Variant?

As the Delta variant continues to wreak havoc on country after country, immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath discusses to what extent those who have been vaccinated are protected from infection

Dispatches from India: The Specter of Inequality

We take a look at the nature of inequality in the country, the difficulties faced by displaced slum dwellers in the city of Chennai and the struggles of students in the Ladakh region in the absence of internet connectivity

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