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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

File photo of PM Narendra Modi | PIB

A bacteria made Indians political. A virus will now extract a political price from Modi

During the famines under the British, an equaliser bacteria spelled the end of the empire. A virus is now dismantling national obedience to Modi.

India’s ‘casino’ type midcap rally could take a break, large stocks found safer amid Covid

Investors say they are avoiding midcaps based on global economic cues, valuations. While Sensex flirts with technical correction, expensive smaller stocks could have more to lose.

Defence

Medics from armed forces at the Base Hospital in Delhi gets the Covid vaccination | Source: Army

Army, Navy, IAF, Coast Guard & BRO to complete 100% vaccination for personnel soon

Around 18% of all Army personnel, 10% of Air Force and 30% Navy personnel are left to receive the second Covid vaccine dose. Defence forces have so far seen 44,000 Covid cases.
Illustration by Soham Sen

There’s a need to hold up a mirror to Modi govt on Covid management, and this is the picture

Between premature victory mood that allowed Kumbh & elections, and lack of urgency on vaccines, Modi govt has walked into its biggest crisis. The way out needs realism, humility and one ‘Ram baan’ weapon.