COVID-19

How to Revive Rural Economy for Returning Migrant Workers: The Odisha Way

The Odisha government's handling of the economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic holds lessons for other state governments in India.

“Their Plight Feels Personal”: CNLU Students, Alumni Come Together to Help Migrant Workers

A group of students and alumni from a law school in Patna have been helping migrant workers stranded by the COVID-19 lockdown. But now they are running out of money.

Groundless Optimism, Propaganda and Hopelessness: Modi’s India is a Bleak Place

Prime Minister Narendra Modi represents the great contradiction of Hindutva politics. He promises hope and 'good days', but peddles falsehoods and hubris.

The Givers of India

Attacks on students, riots, pandemic – citizens and civil society groups in Delhi have shown extraordinary solidarity in the face of continuous social and political upheaval.

“Cinema Will Help Us Survive”: Five Assamese Filmmakers on the COVID-19 Crisis

A new wave of Assamese cinema had just taken off when the COVID-19 crisis hit. Five prominent filmmakers talk about the damages caused and what the future looks like.

Not Just State Apathy, Capitalism to Equally Blame for India’s Migrant Worker Crisis

It wasn't just the Indian state's inhumanity that caused the migrant worker crisis, but also the very nature of the neoliberal capitalist system.

COVID-19 Has Pushed Australia-China Relations Into Critical Condition

As it moves to lead an international probe on the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canberra finds its longstanding relationship with Beijing unraveling.

Why COVID-19 Offers a Chance to Transform UN Peacekeeping

The COVID-19 pandemic could create greater demand for UN peacekeeping, and at the same time deprive peacekeepers of critical resources.

A Strategy for Post-Coronavirus Political Mobilisation

As right-wing leaders move to strengthen their grip during the COVID-19 pandemic, the governed people of the world must push back tactfully and cohesively.

Crisis and Compassion: How Six Music Stars of Assam Are Spending Their Lockdown Days

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a crippling effect on Assam's music industry. How are the state's top music makers coping with that?