coronavirus

Audio podcast: How India messed up its vaccine strategy
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Ashraf Engineer May 22, 2021 PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. It would be comical if it wasn’t so tragic that the Narendra Modi government opened up COVID-19 vaccinations for roughly 960 million...
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Audio podcast: Rise of the ‘black fungus’
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Ashraf Engineer May 15, 2021 PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. As if the second wave of COVID-19 wasn’t bad enough, many states are reporting cases of mucormycosis, commonly known as the ‘black...
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Audio podcast: Amid under-reporting of cases, India gasps for breath
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Ashraf Engineer May 1, 2021 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. At the time of making this episode, India had reported 18 million cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began last year. As if that wasn’t...
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Audio podcast: COVID second wave – government checks out, citizens check in
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Ashraf Engineer April 24, 2021 Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. As I record this episode, India is in the midst of the devastating second wave of COVID-19. The healthcare system has collapsed....
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Audio podcast: Why India is struggling with a COVID vaccine shortage
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Ashraf Engineer April 17, 2021 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. We are well and truly in the midst of the second wave of COVID-19. From roughly 11,000 new cases every day in February, India...
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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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