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Impact of the Covid Pandemic on Food Prices in India- Part One

Impact of the Covid Pandemic on Food Prices in India- Part One

In the 3–4 months before the Covid pandemic set in early 2020,  potato prices were ruling high at around Rs.30–35 per kg in the retail markets. India’s potato farmers who had raised their rabi crop in November 2019 had high hopes of making a good income. But the unexpected lockdown declared on 24 March 2020 resulted  in a very sharp[Read More…]

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‘Let them eat Amrit’: After Covid a pandemic of extreme hunger awaits India

‘Let them eat Amrit’: After Covid a pandemic of extreme hunger awaits India

The Modi government’s indifference to the plight of the poor is now pathological. The Indian government’s rhetoric about ‘Amrit Kaal,’ an era of plenty, masks a consistent denial of the fact that the country is caught in a spiralling hunger and livelihoods crisis, the worst in its independent history, and one largely created by official policies. The 2022-2023 Union Budget[Read More…]

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Covid-19 and Health Insurance in India- Part One

Covid-19 and Health Insurance in India- Part One

The Covid-19 pandemic spurred a rush in the Indian middle class to get health insurance policies. The Indian government too came up with some new health insurance instruments exclusively to address Covid care—but they remained tokenistic in nature and were nowhere near the scale of response required to tackle the health care challenges posed by the pandemic.  Health insurance in[Read More…]

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How Covid in India became cover for rampant human rights violations

How Covid in India became cover for rampant human rights violations

Even while a draconian lockdown was underway in late March 2020, and as thousands of migrant workers and their emaciated families escaped the pandemic in a helpless long march on miscellaneous highways, hungry and thirsty and holding tattered sacks as their only belongings, and even as the upper and middle classes in the affluent zones of Noida and Delhi, or,[Read More…]

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The Indian Railways and Covid – Part II

The Indian Railways and Covid – Part II

  It is the largest employer in India and eighth largest in the world. It is also the fourth longest railway network in the world sprawling out to a total length of 70,000 kms. It runs 21,000 trains and carries 23 million passengers and 3 million tonnes of freight per day. What was the multi-faceted impact of the Covid pandemic[Read More…]

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The Indian Railways and Covid – Part I

The Indian Railways and Covid – Part I

It is the largest employer in India and eighth largest in the world. It is also the fourth longest railway network in the world sprawling out to a total length of 70,000 kms. It runs 21,000 trains and carries 23 million passengers and 3 million tonnes of freight per day. What was the multi-faceted impact of the Covid pandemic on[Read More…]

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Rural and urban women hit hardest by Covid-induced unemployment

Rural and urban women hit hardest by Covid-induced unemployment

It is well-nigh impossible to obtain accurate information in a country where data is routinely fudged or camouflaged, be it the number of deaths due to the killer virus, or, be it the tragic index of poverty and mass unemployment. However, some figures have been trickling in from various sources, and from this scattered realm of statistics one can figure[Read More…]

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The Indian media and Covid – Part One: Locked up during Lockdown

The Indian media and Covid – Part One: Locked up during Lockdown

Note: In this series of articles senior journalist Amit Sengupta examines the role of the Indian media during the two years of the Covid pandemic. Part One: Locked up during Lockdown Even as the affluent and the middle classes were rejoicing the banging of thalis and utensils on their balconies to beat an incipient virus which had just arrived in[Read More…]

by 23/02/2022 Comments are Disabled COVID Response Watch
Omicron could be less dangerous!

Omicron could be less dangerous!

 Omicron is the name given to a mutant of SARS-CoV-2 first reported in South Africa. Subsequently, several other countries, including India, have reported cases of this variant. Among those infected by this variant were a good many who had been vaccinated or had been infected by earlier Covid variants. Early data on the new variant show two trends: that there[Read More…]

by 09/01/2022 Comments are Disabled COVID Response Watch
Omicron: Much sound with little light

Omicron: Much sound with little light

Origin: Unknown Crime record: Unknown Armed or unarmed: Unknown Capabilities: Unknown Motive: Unknown Category: Extremely dangerous! If that were a profile of a criminal suspect, the cop writing it would have been laughed out of his job long ago for coming to such a drastic conclusion based on zero evidence. That however is not a  police report, but the current[Read More…]

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The human body as a synonym for Planet Earth

The human body as a synonym for Planet Earth

Note: This article is based on a presentation made on 25 October 2021 at the Congreso de Salud Socioambiental organised by the Instituto de Salud Socioambiental, Rosario, Argentina It is a very fundamental truth that many seem have forgotten in the times we live in. That, most ordinary mortals have no choice except to live with the bodies they are[Read More…]

by 08/11/2021 Comments are Disabled COVID Response Watch
Between Vaccine and the Ventilator

Between Vaccine and the Ventilator

“I am planning to get my Covid vaccine shot this week” I told a very dear German friend of mine the other day over the phone. “No! Don’t do that!” came the immediate response. “Why?” I asked. “They will inject nanobots into your bloodstream!” he said, with all sincerity and genuine concern for my well-being. I immediately realized I was[Read More…]

by 28/08/2021 Comments are Disabled COVID Response Watch
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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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