Radhicka Kapoor on the labour market in India
Radhicka Kapoor speaks about the unequal labour market in India that saw a widening of disparities after Covid-19. Those at the bottom, with few skills, limited education & without security,…
The India Forum
Overcharging during the Pandemic: Private Hospitals in Maharashtra
A survey of pricing practices in private hospitals in Maharashtra during Covid-19 brings out the extent of price gouging that took place in spite of government attempts at regulation.
Making Sense of Covid-19 Mortality Estimates for India
The government should not issue bad-faith rebuttals of international Covid-19 mortality estimates that challenge official figures. It should instead release data that could better resolve…
Gutting India’s Public Sector Vaccine Makers
India's once-thriving public vaccine manufacturers were absent during the pandemic. This was not due to a lack of capability. The problem has been active neglect by the government .
Cuba’s Vaccine Miracle
In spite of a crippling US blockade, Cuba, with its strong biotech industry and a commitment to public health, has developed as many as five vaccines against Covid-19, achieved the highest…
S. Anantha Krishnan
Omicron: What Happens Now?
The long-term trajectory of COVID-19 will see the disease becoming endemic with the occasional flare up and frequent booster shots having to be given. We must understand the consequences of this path…
Gautam I. Menon
Is India Experiencing a K-Shaped Recovery?
Well before Omicron arrived, all the evidence was that far from a robust economic recovery, India had been witnessing a rebound only in the the formal sector. The informal sector and labour have been…
Covid-19 and the Informalisation of India’s Salaried Workers
The pandemic forced a fraction of India's salaried workers to fall back on self-employment or casual work, or to withdraw from the workforce entirely. It was only the salaried who held secure…
Grief, Rage, Hope and now to A Place of Kindness
We must grieve for the millions who died in 2021 from Covid-19; we must also feel rage that the State was not responsive to their suffering. Groups of citizens stepped in to care for each other; that…
Do We Know Enough to Vaccinate Children against Covid-19 Now?
We need more information on the safety, immunogenicity and effectiveness of vaccines among children to be able to formulate a proper evidence-based policy; and we do not as yet know enough about the…