COVID-19

Audio podcast: Millions are graduating, but where are the jobs?
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Ashraf Engineer September 18, 2021 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Quite literally, millions of young people who have recently graduated are struggling to find jobs. The Center for Monitoring Indian Economy, or...
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Audio podcast: How the pandemic widened the wealth chasm
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Ashraf Engineer July 17, 2021 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer The maxim that a pandemic affects everyone, but doesn’t affect everyone equally couldn’t be more true. And it couldn’t get starker than it did...
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Audio podcast: India’s COVID orphans
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Ashraf Engineer June 5, 2021 PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. COVID-19 has devastated families across the country, orphaning hundreds of children. Roughly 27% of India’s population is under 14 years of age...
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Audio podcast: Failure after failure on the vaccine front
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Ashraf Engineer June 2, 2o21 The world’s largest vaccine manufacturer is facing a deadly shortage of COVID-19 doses. From planning to procurement and pricing, everything went wrong. Murali Neelakantan, a former global general counsel for pharma heavyweights who has worked...
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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: Battling hunger on our streets
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Ashraf Engineer December 23, 2020 The sudden, poorly-managed lockdown earlier this year resulted in a massive internal migration as lakhs of workers left cities for home. Hunger was their constant companion as they walked, in many cases, a thousand kilometres...
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