Signs for India’s pandemic management are ominous. R value has crossed 1 again after February, active cases are rising, vaccinations are flagging and IIT experts’ report forecasting another wave soon. This makes the government’s obstinacy on indemnity to vaccine makers inexplicable. Seems lessons of the second wave haven’t been learnt.
Two hockey teams in semifinals uplifting for a sport-crazed, medal-starved India
Two hockey teams in semifinal, a silver and bronze don’t quite make an Indian spring at Tokyo yet. But, for a sport-crazed nation starved of medals, it’s uplifting. Both hockey teams have work to do. We count on them to make these Olympics memorable, and revive Indian hockey too.
J&K CID denying passports, jobs to people with adverse police reports can’t win hearts
The new order by the Jammu and Kashmir CID to deny travel documents and government jobs to people with adverse police reports isn’t the way to win the hearts and minds of an already troubled population. Police reports don’t confirm guilt. Rule of law can’t be overlooked for national security.