Coordination: The need of the hour in the coronavirus pandemic

By Arup Mitra, Debdatta Saha* Human history has seen many diseases caused by external agents, like rats or viruses (the 1918 Spanish flu being one of the most fatal ones in the not-so-distant past). The Ebola virus causes havoc in the African sub-continent at regular intervals. The latter, though, contained in terms of its geographical … Continue reading Coordination: The need of the hour in the coronavirus pandemic

Pandemic has made us realise, more than technological revolution, we need moral revolution

By Moin Qazi* Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. -- Marie Curie The COVID-19 pandemic is a human tragedy of potentially biblical proportions and has convulsed societies like never earlier. Even as the world remains … Continue reading Pandemic has made us realise, more than technological revolution, we need moral revolution

Pandemic has overturned everything, but we must embrace resilience for better future

By Moin Qazi* The covid-19 pandemic is a human tragedy of potentially biblical proportion and has convulsed societies like never before. The world is gripped in a fright of an invisible threat that has caused an exponential explosion of infections, massive destruction of livelihoods and the ghastly appearance of refrigerated trucks parked next to hospitals … Continue reading Pandemic has overturned everything, but we must embrace resilience for better future

The pandemic of loneliness: We should learn to protect the solitude of each other

By Moin Qazi* I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. – Henry David Thoreau Nothing can make us feel better—calmer, happier, and clearer—than being immersed in a book or a piece of music or in the plaintive woods, away from the bustle of life. This is a sentiment of most … Continue reading The pandemic of loneliness: We should learn to protect the solitude of each other

Covid-19 situation – an analysis of Surat Municipal Covid-19 updates: A puzzle unsloved

By Krishnakant Chauhan, Rohit Prajapati* The People’s Union for Civil Liberties, Surat, has release its report titled “An analysis of Surat Municipal Covid-19 updates: A puzzle unsloved” on the Surat Covid-19 situation. The report comprehensively looks into the various data connected to the Covid-19 in Surat. The report refers to the daily updates provided by … Continue reading Covid-19 situation – an analysis of Surat Municipal Covid-19 updates: A puzzle unsloved

RTI impact: CIC advisory to Health Ministry to publish list of designated COVID facilities

By Venkatesh Nayak* Even as I draft this despatch, States and Union Territories (UTs) which are reporting very high numbers of COVID-19 infections are allegedly running out of beds for infected people who need urgent medical attention. The media is reporting case after case of ailing individuals breathing their last waiting for admission to a designated COVID treatment hospital. The … Continue reading RTI impact: CIC advisory to Health Ministry to publish list of designated COVID facilities

Covid-19: Societal mental health consequences of the pandemic needs to be addressed

Dr Mohammed Rizwan* In pandemics, reactions super cedes responses and COVID 19 is not an exception, so the benefit of doubt in case of loopholes and subsequent damages always goes to the reacting parties. But reactions should always lead to responses and our response to post pandemic era will determine whether, we were really, entitled … Continue reading Covid-19: Societal mental health consequences of the pandemic needs to be addressed