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Dilip Mandal

Dilip Mandal
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Dilip Mandal is the former managing editor of India Today Hindi Magazine, and has authored books on media and sociology.

On Camera

An Army soldier wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Guwahati railway station | Photo: ANI

Not using Army during exodus of migrants was an error of judgement. Modi govt will rue it

Deploying army to help migrants would have shown state governments in poor light but it’s a non-issue when tackling a disaster of this magnitude.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.

Defence

Representational image | Getty Images

Coronavirus doesn’t stop Indian Army from carrying out its annual cyber security exercise

Army had earlier issued advisory claiming India's adversaries were launching coronavirus-themed campaigns to infect official or personal IT assets of defence personnel.  

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.