CoWIN platform and India’s journey towards universal vaccination post the second wave

Arjun Kumar, Ritika Gupta, Chhavi Kapoor, Kashish Babbar, Rohit Mehta* With the rolling out of vaccinations early in the year 2021, there was a need for an efficient vaccination drive to dose about 1.39 billion Indians. To pave the way for a universal and citizen-centric structure of vaccination drive, Honourable Prime Minster unveiled a digital … Continue reading CoWIN platform and India’s journey towards universal vaccination post the second wave

Strengthening CoWIN platform towards universal vaccination

By Arjun Kumar, Ritika Gupta, Kashish Babbar, Chhavi Kapoor, Rohit Mehta ‘The pursuit of equality should not mean the abandonment of digital systems; instead, efforts should be undertaken to make the digital systems inclusive,’ said Dr R S Sharma, CEO, National Health Authority (NHA), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India in a … Continue reading Strengthening CoWIN platform towards universal vaccination

There is a need for Indian authorities to nip the third wave of the pandemic in the bud

By Sudhansu R Das The COVID-19 pandemic has so far killed nearly four lakh people in India and infected 29089069 people. It has crushed people’s hope, left behind thousands of orphans and widows; it has erased the livelihood of millions of people and made large number of people hungry and homeless.  The pandemic has hit hard … Continue reading There is a need for Indian authorities to nip the third wave of the pandemic in the bud

Online negotiations: A new and serious threat to democratic multilateralism

Letter to the United Nations Secretary General by Dr S Faizi, an ecologist based in Thiruvananthapuram, currently Consultant (Biodiversity), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Chair, International Union for Conservation of Nature/ Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (IUCN/CEESP) Task Force on Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework; Team Leader, Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA's) Gujarat Ecosystem … Continue reading Online negotiations: A new and serious threat to democratic multilateralism

Palestine deserves a better hearing and support from the rest of the world

By Vidya Bhushan Rawat Two historical things have happened recently which have been passed off as non entity because it hurt the business interest of the powerful nations. The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution to form an International inquiry commission to investigate, ‘ “grave human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East … Continue reading Palestine deserves a better hearing and support from the rest of the world

Middle East Peace Plan: Justice to Palestinians and security for Israel

Letter to President Joseph Biden* and his cabinet about Israel and Palestine conflict by Dr. Mike Ghouse, President, Center for Pluralism, Washington, DC It is time we work for the security of Israel and Justice to the Palestinians. We have to take bold steps to bring about peace in the Middle East.  The United States … Continue reading Middle East Peace Plan: Justice to Palestinians and security for Israel

Kazi Karimuddin, who moved amendment in Constituent Assembly to make right to privacy a fundamental right

By Moin Qazi* Vidarbha has been a fertile soil for many social reformers and intellectuals. It has played an active role in the nation’s destiny and its social, cultural and political rivulets have flown into and enriched the great sea of national civilization. One such luminary who emerged from Yavatmal was Kazi Syed Karimuddin. He … Continue reading Kazi Karimuddin, who moved amendment in Constituent Assembly to make right to privacy a fundamental right