The alarming number of deaths along with rising cases are really a matter of concern.
“This is not a wave, this is a tsunami,” exclaimed a Delhi High Court judge. “We are sitting on a volcano which may erupt any time,” said Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of the southern state of Kerala. Their words epitomised the mood in India last week as the second
With life-saving oxygen in short supply, family members in India are left on their own to ferry coronavirus patients from hospital to hospital in search of treatment as the country is engulfed in a devastating new surge of infections. Too often their efforts end
At a time when India is groaning under the intolerable weight of casualties from the coronavirus, some countries have been kind enough to lend a helping hand, particularly the US and UK. Even neighbour Pakistan has pitched in. However, the one nation that
As an Indian American, I was delighted to vote for Kamala Harris. My children call some of their aunts ‘chittis’. When Harris used that term in her speech accepting her nomination as the Democratic candidate for the vice presidency, my daughter looked wide-eyed.
When people grow old, their whole life undergoes a radical change. Among the things they need is constant help with daily mundane chores, though they insist on doing them on their own; they turn very moody; and on top of that they constantly keep
The prophet Isaiah had a profound insight into human behaviour: “let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!” Short-term gratification is always easier than long term planning and self-restraint. Many people struggle to maintain a balanced diet and
While North Korea’s barrage of complaints about US President Joe Biden’s policies over the weekend might appear to be ratcheting up tensions, some signs suggest Pyongyang hasn’t ruled out diplomacy with the new team in Washington. Few observers expect talks
What could be more natural than going to Mars? So far, civilization’s essential narrative has been exploration, discovery and migration from parts of our planet that are short on resources and overpopulated into new territory. This is undoubtedly why our