07/05/2021 Day 419: Vaccinating the world needs a talk first By the 419th day of the pandemic, there’s a raging debate about IP on vaccines and how to speed up production. Industry associations, the EU and almost other influential trade bodies that matter in agreement that IP is not the issue in the current crisis. … Continue reading Day 419: Vaccinating the world needs a talk first
03/05/2021 Day 415: What's going wrong? More of watching the pandemic unfolding and governments’ response today. The trend maintains itself - as a state climbs up the chart of number of infections and deaths there begins a rapid regulatory failure of its key agencies. Drug regulator failed long back when the run on remdesivir began. … Continue reading Day 415: What’s wrong?
May Day of 2021 is unique in its context at least for Indian workers, if not for those around the world. Never in the history of independent India have we had such a large scale pauperisation, destruction of livelihoods and repeated displacement under distress. This was triggered by the two waves of Covid-19 pandemic. But … Continue reading May Day, 2021: The long road home
Data Dashboard of India. Source: news.google.com 25/04/2021 Day 407: Overwhelmed This morning, on the 407th day of the pandemic in India, the numbers look as though Covid-19 has just begun showing its potential and possibilities of what it can do to a population. The lockdowns are back. The central government has made it clear that … Continue reading Day 407: Overwhelmed
27/12/2020 Day 277 Barry Lopez died today. The uncertainty about life this year has played out consistently. Yet, every time I am taken aback. I expected a few more essays and thoughts coming from the man as the year turned and perhaps a few more reflections when all this is over. It was not to … Continue reading Day 277: Horizons
31/03/2020 Day 7 Governor Cumo says, ‘This virus is a great equalizer’. That looks like from the virus’ POV. With several hotels reportedly going vacant, one of the US cities marked boxes with paint that separated people with six feet distance. These were homeless people who slept out in the open. The UN Secretary General, … Continue reading Day 7: Disorientation
27/03/2020 Day 3 Two days have gone by and they have not been too worrisome. Maybe it is because of the low number of reported infections and deaths as of now, in comparison to other countries. There is a widespread apprehension that the numbers will soon explode. This might make the next week unfold differently. … Continue reading Day 3