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THE COST OF LOCKDOWNS • The financial impact on states of the ongoing lockdowns
THE VACCINE RACE
Policing the Police
A SHOT AT RECOVERY
THE CAPTAIN’S LONELY CORNER
COVID’S NIGHT WITHOUT END
WHY LALU STILL MATTERS
THE LALU CASE FILE
GASPING FOR BREATH • A LETHAL SECOND WAVE AND CRITICAL SHORTAGE IN OXYGEN SUPPLY HAVE CRIPPLED INDIA’S FIGHT AGAINST COVID. WHY DID INDIA FAIL TO FORESEE THE CRISIS AND WHAT CAN IT DO TO MITIGATE IT?
ATTACK OF THE MUTANTS • FASTER, AGGRESSIVELY MUTATING STRAINS OF THE SARS-COV2 VIRUS ARE THOUGHT TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR A GREAT MANY CASES IN THE SECOND WAVE OF COVID. THE STRAIN IS BELIEVED TO ATTACK THE LUNGS EARLY IN THE PROCESS, NECESSITATING THE USE OF MEDICAL OXYGEN IN SEVERE CASES
THE MEDICAL LIFELINE • The mechanism set up by the government in March 2020 to coordinate the supply of medical oxygen worked while cases were low, but collapsed when demand spiked during the second wave
LIQUID GOLD • A look at all categories of oxygen production and distribution
A LOOMING CALAMITY • POOR MEDICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND LACK OF PREPAREDNESS ARE SEVERELY COMPROMISING THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID IN RURAL AND SMALL-TOWN INDIA
VACCINE VAGARIES • THE NATIONAL VACCINATION DRIVE FACES SUPPLY, DISTRIBUTION AND PRICING HURDLES
BACK TO THE WALL • INDIA’S 63.4 MILLION MSMEs, ALREADY BATTLING LOW DEMAND, ARE ON THE BRINK OF FORCED SHUTDOWNS THANKS TO A SECOND LABOUR EXODUS, HIGH COST OF INPUTS AND LOAN-REPAYMENT BLUES
SINKING DESERT SHIP • The Camel Act was meant to save Rajasthan’s state animal. Instead, it has led to dwindling numbers and despairing herders. Can the Gehlot government save the camel?
CAN CAMEL PRODUCTS HELP SAVE THE ANIMAL? • NRCC is partnering with premier institutions to find uses for them; it’s also developing drugs to save the animal from diseases
PAST THE LANGUAGE BARRIER • Jhumpa Lahiri’s English translation of her first Italian novel is unlike the earlier books she has written
THE SCALPELS ARE OUT • This novel about doctors competing against each other in a Karachi hospital is authentic but imperfect
The Bolder and the Beautiful • Actors in K-dramas can be impossibly pretty, but the secret to their global success is their smart storytelling
THE NETFLIX STARTER KIT • ARE YOU FEELING READY TO PLUNGE INTO THE RABBIT HOLE THAT IS K-DRAMA? PICK A STEPPING STONE DEPENDING ON YOUR FAVOURITE GENRE
TOKYO TRIAL • IN ORDER TO PREPARE FOR THE OLYMPICS THIS YEAR, INDIAN ATHLETES ARE OVERCOMING EXTRAORDINARY OBSTACLES
Top of Their Game • Athletes likely to make a podium finish
WIND IN HER SAILS • Last month, at the Mussanah Open Championship in Oman, Nethra Kumanan missed gold in the Laser Radial Class by a point, but along the way, she created history by becoming the first Indian female sailor to qualify for the Olympics. Only 23, Kumanan seems to have a wise head on her shoulders.
Making The Ordinary Magnificent •...