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IPL or Netflix, both are entertainment. Virtue signalling is anti-sport

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Virtue signalling over IPL is anti-sport elite hypocrisy. Outrage is, it’s an obscenity when a pandemic rages. Data meanwhile shows that viewership of OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon, Hotstar is booming. People are confined to home and watching. Why’s that ok, not IPL? Both are entertainment. One fiction, other reality.

Polling over. Time for India’s politicians to shed recklessness, join hands against Covid

Polling coming to an end today is a relief. India’s politicians must shed recklessness. They’ve done enough damage already with superspreader campaigns. It’s time they joined their heads and hands to mitigate the Covid disaster. Polling over, PM Modi and HM Shah must now focus on governance and the pandemic.

‘Robust’ rural health system post-NRHM a myth. Health ministry must give answers, not excuses

The Covid-19 second wave washing through rural India has demolished the myth of India’s “robust” rural health infrastructure post NRHM. The facile first wave excuse of missing boots on the ground can no longer cut ice. Health ministry has to answer for the inadequacies of its “flagship” of 13 years.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. “India isn’t having a picnic,”
    “But our drains aren’t choked with bodies, hospitals aren’t out of beds, nor crematoriums & graveyards out of wood or space. Too good to be true? Bring data if you disagree. Unless you think you’re god.”
    In your face.

  2. Felt disturbed to read a recent Scroll column about how Covid is claiming lives in rural Uttar Pradesh. NRHM had started in the state with a major scam. Bahut dheeraj hai hamare desh vasiyon ko. Perhaps that is why they have such an unshakeable faith in God.

  3. Dr Tanvi Madan’s tweets of 28th April set a breathtakingly modest bar for devotion to the public by the political class. Not just in the most soul destroying health emergency in our lifetimes, even in normal times in a poor country that is also a democracy, pursuit of power and political objectives need not be seen as completely antithetical to public welfare. 2. India is now accepting foreign aid as humbly as Nepal did after the earthquake. What Ms Jyoti Malhotra calls swagger is a little feeble now.

  4. Mr. Shekhar Gupta’s tweet last year “India isn’t having a picnic, But our drains aren’t choked with bodies, hospitals aren’t out of beds, nor crematoriums & graveyards out of wood or space. Too good to be true? Bring data if you disagree. Unless you think you’re god.” could you please run a story on this with Shekhar Gupta’s pov. Since it is assumed he is influential what is his take on last year’s tweet.

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