Climate change lessons from the Corona crisis

Climate change lessons from the Corona crisis

Saturday, 30 May 2020 | Gwynne Dyer

We clearly need to speed up research and testing of the various potential techniques for geo-engineering now Human beings respond well to a familiar crisis, especially if it is also imminent. They don’t do nearly as well when the threat is unfamiliar and still apparently quite distant. Consider our response to...

Just tame the dragon

Just tame the dragon

Thursday, 28 May 2020 | Anil Gupta

India has strengthened its position not only militarily but strategically as well. Therefore, it needs to stand firm and retain its control over the LAC In the ongoing battle for supremacy between the US and China, the latter let loose its “wolf-warriors”, signifying Beijing’s new and aggressive diplomatic response to countries...

Divided Opp still failing in its duty

Divided Opp still failing in its duty

Wednesday, 27 May 2020 | Kalyani Shankar

The bottomline is that while the BJP has chalked out its agenda, the Opposition is still stumbling about Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be completing the first year of his second term in office on May 30. While critics are discussing the Modi Government’s report card, it makes one think about...

Karachi crash lessons

Wednesday, 27 May 2020 | Abhijit Bhattacharyya

The fact that the plane crashed into a row of houses raises the fundamental dangers of highrise buildings near the airport There are two important factors in flying. Ponderable and imponderable. The man and machine interface constitutes the ponderable factor while the weather and unforeseen scenarios on the flight path are...

Rethink hospital SOPs

Rethink hospital SOPs

Wednesday, 27 May 2020 | Debanshu Roy

Once the lockdown ends, hospitals would have to work on a hybrid model to manage COVID and other diseases at the same time. And the time for operational planning is now Every once in a while we have a Black Swan event that changes our world forever. In December 2019, we...

Wrong medicine will not heal the economy

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 | Gourav Vallabh

The only way to come out of the looming economic crisis is to have large-scale direct cash transfer at least for the next six months to boost demand. This in turn will generate jobs and increase consumption levels to bring the country out of the trough it is in now ...

Don’t bank on herd immunity

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 | Kota Sriraj

The COVID-19 is still an evolving virus whose behaviour cannot be predicted astutely at this stage With India slowly lifting the Coronavirus-necessitated lockdown in a graded manner, the number of people entering the economy, too, is rapidly climbing. Day two of lockdown 4.0 saw a 40 per cent spike in traffic...

Food for thought

Food for thought

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 | Meeta Mathur

Economic challenges brought on by COVID-19 and social distancing norms will complicate the issue of addressing severe malnutrition . Yet this is a problem that needs more attention now Nothing in our experience in healthcare had prepared us for what the Coronavirus pandemic had unleashed upon the country, particularly rural India....

Sunday Edition

A summit feat

31 May 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

‘I have always been a drama queen’

31 May 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

The strongest coffee is here

31 May 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer


31 May 2020 | Pioneer | Sunday Pioneer

US Presidential poll in times of Covid

31 May 2020 | Manan Dwivedi | Agenda

Maoist mayhem under new leadership

31 May 2020 | Anshuman Behera | Agenda