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Pandemic Worsening Urban Living Conditions

Pandemic Worsening Urban Living Conditions

Tikender Singh Panwar The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the hollowness of the urban development trajectory in India. Since the last few decades, especially after the economic reforms in the 1990s, the city development models have been for-profit maximisation through privatisation…

Three Ways in which Neoliberalism Changed Politics in New India

There are subtle but what seem like long-term shifts in how politics is being pursued and constructed in the “New India” after 2014. The most notable of these is that the old binary of secular-versus-communal does not easily help identify political parties through their social agendas. Secular parties today are drawing leaders from the BJP and there is little hesitation in making them the party face in a region. The latest is Navjot Singh Sidhu, who was with the BJP but is now the Pradesh Congress Committee chief of Punjab. There are many other instances like his in Maharashtra, Telangana and Madhya Pradesh.

Trust Deficit Leads To Vaccine Hesitancy

Rajesh Tandon In remote villages of Husainabad block of Palamau district of Jharkhand, most people have heard of some disease called Corona, but do not know anyone personally who got infected, let alone anything about the vaccine. A recent field…