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
A representation by Guman Singh, Coordinator, Himalaya Niti Abhiyan, Himachal Pradesh, and signed by Kulbhushan Upmanyu, Sandeep Minhas, RS Negi, Vishal Deep and Rajnder Chauhan to the state chief minister regarding the pandemic due to Corona Virus: We the people of Himachal Pradesh welcome the measures undertaken by the state Government to prevent this pandemic. The … Continue reading Himalaya Niti Abhiyan volunteers services to government to deal with the pandemic situation
Letter to Anil Mukim (IAS), Chief Secretary, Government of Gujarat, by Vipul Pandya, General Secretary, Baandhkam Mazdur Sangathan, Ahmedabad, regarding financial package for the livelihood support of the workers from unorganised sector during the lockdown imposed by the State in order to prevent Covid19 transmission: In the wake of the rapid transmission of the Corona … Continue reading Worrisome to think about the challenge if Covid-19 gets transmitted to working class population