Articles by: Sajai Jose

A nation starved: Could ‘New India’ witness a famine?

A nation starved: Could ‘New India’ witness a famine?

Covid lockdown and the Catastrophe of Hunger in India – Part Three The economic fallout of the Covid-19 lockdowns has created the worst humanitarian crisis in recent history. Numerous surveys have revealed the sheer gravity of this unfolding catastrophe in India and the world. Its starkest symptom is mass starvation, which is once again stalking the land.  In this important[Read More…]

by 24/08/2021 Comments are Disabled COVID Response Watch
The Covid Lockdowns and the Catastrophe of Hunger in India – Part Two

The Covid Lockdowns and the Catastrophe of Hunger in India – Part Two

The economic fallout of the Covid-19 lockdowns has created the worst humanitarian crisis in recent history. Numerous surveys have revealed the sheer gravity of this unfolding catastrophe in India and the world. Its starkest symptom is mass starvation, which is once again stalking the land.  In this important series of articles for Covid Response Watch researcher and journalist, Sajai Jose[Read More…]

by 22/08/2021 Comments are Disabled COVID Response Watch
The Covid Lockdowns and the Catastrophe of Hunger in India – Part One

The Covid Lockdowns and the Catastrophe of Hunger in India – Part One

The economic fallout of the Covid-19 lockdowns has created the worst humanitarian crisis in recent history. Numerous surveys have revealed the sheer gravity of this unfolding catastrophe in India and the world. Its starkest symptom is mass starvation, which is once again stalking the land.  In this important series of articles for Covid Response Watch researcher and journalist, Sajai Jose[Read More…]

by 21/08/2021 1 comment COVID Response Watch
“Impractical, immoral, illegal”: Kerala’s draconian Covid rules trigger outrage

“Impractical, immoral, illegal”: Kerala’s draconian Covid rules trigger outrage

Kerala, once celebrated as a model state for its effective response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and which had only eased its second state-wide lockdown nearly a month ago, has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. On August 3rd, fresh Covid-19 cases in the state surged to 23,676, the highest single-day count recorded by any state in[Read More…]

by 07/08/2021 1 comment COVID Response Watch
The story behind the ‘Kerala Model’ of Covid control  – Part Two

The story behind the ‘Kerala Model’ of Covid control  – Part Two

Amidst India’s unfolding Covid disaster, the southern Indian state of Kerala has been lauded for its effective response to the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly in controlling mortality. What are the factors that help explain Kerala’s record? This two-part analysis attempts to unravel the secrets of Kerala’s impressive performance against Covid, based on extensive interviews with key officials involved. This is the[Read More…]

by 15/06/2021 Comments are Disabled COVID Response Watch
The story behind the ‘Kerala Model’ of Covid control  – Part One

The story behind the ‘Kerala Model’ of Covid control  – Part One

Amidst India’s unfolding Covid disaster, the southern Indian state of Kerala has been lauded for its effective response to the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly in controllsing mortality. As of June 2, Kerala, despite having the third highest cumulative case count in the country (9,60,000), had the second lowest death rate (.36%) with 3,508 fatalities. In contrast, the state of Delhi, home[Read More…]

by 14/06/2021 Comments are Disabled COVID Response Watch
The Great India Reset: The farmers protests may herald a global resistance

The Great India Reset: The farmers protests may herald a global resistance

Series Note: We are in the middle of an unprecedented crisis as the Covid-19 pandemic, and the lockdowns implemented in response, continue to deliver a series of economic, social and psychological shocks to the world. In this time of chaos, some of the world’s most powerful interest groups have stepped forward claiming that this crisis presents an opportunity to ‘reset’[Read More…]

by 12/06/2021 Comments are Disabled Globalisation
The Great Reset: The Davos playbook for the post-Covid world

The Great Reset: The Davos playbook for the post-Covid world

Series Note: We are in the middle of an unprecedented crisis as the Covid-19 pandemic, and the lockdowns implemented in response, continue to deliver a series of economic, social and psychological shocks to the world. In this time of chaos, some of the world’s most powerful interest groups have stepped forward claiming that this crisis presents an opportunity to ‘reset’[Read More…]

by 11/06/2021 3 comments Globalisation
When the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ comes knocking

When the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ comes knocking

Series Note: We are in the middle of an unprecedented crisis as the Covid-19 pandemic, and the lockdowns implemented in response, continue to deliver a series of economic, social and psychological shocks to the world. In this time of chaos, some of the world’s most powerful interest groups have stepped forward claiming that this crisis presents an opportunity to ‘reset’[Read More…]

by 10/06/2021 9 comments Globalisation
Lakshadweep: When the Gujarat Model steamrolls an island paradise

Lakshadweep: When the Gujarat Model steamrolls an island paradise

Praful Khoda Patel, a BJP leader who formerly served as Home Minister under Narendra Modi during the latter’s term as Gujarat Chief Minister, has had a controversial track record ever since he was appointed the Administrator of Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu in 2016. Allegations against him include an attempt to influence Kannan Gopinathan,[Read More…]

by 25/05/2021 Comments are Disabled India
‘Gandhi Was Perfectly Sensible To Call Industrial Civilisation “A Nine Days Wonder”’

‘Gandhi Was Perfectly Sensible To Call Industrial Civilisation “A Nine Days Wonder”’

Ecological economist, Gandhian thinker and author Mark Lindley has some stark warnings for the future of hi-tech societies, and a few ‘prescriptions’ for India and for economists, who he says vastly underestimate the gravity of the looming environmental crises. Ecologise and Graama Seva Sangha recently organised a lecture series by Lindley in Bangalore.

by 23/09/2016 1 comment Resource Crisis