coronavirus

Audio podcast: A high-stakes, high-altitude standoff
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Picture: On Finger 4, north of Pangong Tso lake (above), Indian and Chinese troops were deployed a few hundred metres apart. On its south bank, they were occupying heights that overlooked each other’s camps and vital road links. Podcast transcript...
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Modi’s ineptness has left the economy in tatters
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Ashraf Engineer September 3, 2020 Narendra Modi rode to power in 2014 claiming he would fix the economy – that wasn’t really broken in the first place – and unleash a wave of prosperity. He spoke often about providing jobs...
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Audio podcast: How soaring government debt, inflation, fuel prices affect you
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Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. Here’s what a badly planned lockdown and mismanaged economy can do to you. A few days ago, India woke up to the news that government debt is likely to hit a...
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Audio podcast: Is India’s economic recovery really on track?
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  Podcast transcript Hello and welcome. I am Ashraf Engineer, a communication consultant, but I was a journalist for 17 years before changing streams. While I changed professions, the journalism bug never left me. Over the years, I continued writing...
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Pandemic an opportunity to correct India’s nutrition inequities
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By Ashraf Engineer June 17, 2020 At a time when the COVID-19 lockdown has brought into sharp focus India’s socio-economic imbalances, the recently-released Global Nutrition Report 2020 has pointed to an even greater and longer-lasting pandemic – nutrition inequality. The...
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The pandemic is an opportunity to remake Mumbai
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Sujata Anandan May 25, 2020 As the number of deaths due to coronavirus in Maharashtra exceeds all other states in the country, and India overtakes China, it might be worthwhile to recall the similarities between this pandemic and the bubonic...
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Video podcast: Put money in people’s pockets to cushion COVID-19 impact
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https://youtu.be/hlvxag938Ok This is my first ever video podcast. The text of it is below. Ashraf Engineer May 20, 2020 Hello everyone, and welcome to my first ever video podcast. I wanted to start these a while ago, but couldn’t for...
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Three assaults on freedom
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By Ashraf Engineer May 4, 2020 If you believe that the best indicator of a democracy crumbling is the erosion of rights, then three seemingly unrelated occurrences over the past few days should make you sit up and take notice....
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How the Hamieds are saving the world
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By Sujata Anandan April 15, 2020 The  manner in which Muslims are being demonised un this country by a section of the media and bhakts of the BJP, here is a story that should uplift the hearts of almost everybody...
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Double whammy for India: coronavirus and the slowdown
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Ashraf Engineer March 19, 2020 Slowing growth, diminished cash flows, a seemingly unending banking crisis, and now the coronavirus… it’s no wonder the ‘R’ word is no longer being mentioned in hushed whispers. Even until the beginning of 2019, though...
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