Background note on facts and timeline of the Bhima Koregaon case amidst reports that one of the accused, Varavara Rao, 80, is very sick in Taloja Jail, and yet he is not letting him out because of pressure from the National Investigation Agency, which is against all jurisprudence: Bhima Koregaon, a small village with historical … Continue reading Bhima Koregaon case: Under the pretext of creating communal disharmony and inciting violence
By Prof Balwant Singh Mehta, Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay, Dr Simi Mehta, Dr Indu Prakash Singh, Anshula Mehta, Ritika Gupta, Dr Arjun Kumar* In conformity with the globe trend, COVID-19 is threatening cities in India with multidimensional impacts on the economy and the society. On March 24, 2020, the Prime Minister of India announced the world’s … Continue reading CityMakers amidst lockdown 3.0 and search for future Solutions
By Deepankar Roy* The idea of the ‘collective’, its importance and power, vis-à-vis that of the ‘individual’, her/his centrality and power, is something that, I believe, we, as a community of humans, have not quite come to terms with. The idea in itself that ‘We are, therefore I am’, is not new. Ubuntu, a Zulu … Continue reading Covid-19, when individual survival becomes intrinsically linked to the survival of the collective
By Moin Qazi* The pandemic has caused unprecedented crisis and disruptions around the world, creating a vast number of 'new poor' who will continue to be severely affected even after the immediate public health emergency is brought under control. The crisis has frozen the wheels of economy and affected every aspect of life. Lockdowns and … Continue reading Pandemic doesn’t just require technical fix, it must help rethink our relationship with planet
By Prem Verma* In India since March 2020 we are experiencing unusual events that have shaken our faith in ourselves and made us wonder whether a new chapter is opening for humanity. The sudden spread of Corona Virus all across the world has also engulfed India and challenged our notion of invincibility. We have suddenly … Continue reading Time to rethink the way we live, what we must forego, what kind of living is sustainable
By Juzar Shabbir A body, like consciousness, is at the same time personal and social. If someone is hurt, I feel an odd sensation in my body. This is a proof of a body that is more social than personal. I don't know where my body ends and yours begins. The more dear someone or … Continue reading Is humanity afflicted with pandemic now or is the illness symptom of already suffering humanity?
By Dr. Arjun Kumar, Prof. Manish Priyadarshi, Dr. Simi Mehta, Prof. Balwant Singh Mehta, Prof. I C Awasthi, Prof. Soumyadip Chattopadhyay, Prof. Shipra Maitra, Dr. Indu Prakash Singh, Raj Kumar, Ritika Gupta, Anshula Mehta, Dr. Kahkashan Kamaal, Baikunth Roy, Dr. Dolly Pal, Pooja Kumari* The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has spread across the world emerging as … Continue reading Vulnerable victims of coronavirus pandemic: Implications for the elderly and the disabled