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Family members comfort each other outside mortuary | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SubscriberWrites: The government and `we the people’ have failed in Covid’s second wave

Many other institutions have also let down India, writes Pratik Nayek.
Youngsters pose for a photograph after receiving the first dose of Covid vaccine in Prayagraj on 1 May 2021 | PTI Photo

Young India wants Covid vaccines, but CoWIN just won’t let us win

Booked slots on CoWIN are a problem of the ‘announce-now, plan-later’ method that India loves so much. Millennials desperately want some of that vaccine maitri.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Modi govt is in denial & India is back to being a flailing state

Modi government didn’t strengthen the foundations of basic governance in the last 7 years. Now, the PM has retreated and ministers are failing, adding to the Covid disaster.

India’s Covid vaccine policy is bound to promote inefficiency, inequality

Modi govt’s policy for Covid-19 vaccine has thoroughly exposed both the failures of an incompetent state and the vagaries of the ‘free’ market.
A Covid patient awaits hospital admission in an ambulance parked outside the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital | Representational image | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Central Vista project was always needless, now it has no moral ground either

As people across India die due to lack of oxygen, construction of Modi govt's lavish Rs 20,000-crore complex for MPs goes on.

India is being fed and fooled same way as Romans served ‘bread and circuses’: Jignesh Mevani

A hospital in Gujarat goes empty the day after its inauguration by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and no one asks why.
File photo | Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairing a meeting to review Covid, July 2020 | PIB

Modi needs a new team. Unless the PMO wants to keep running India

When people are dying for want of oxygen and medical facilities, ministers are responding to the crisis with more praise for PM Modi.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in March 2021 | Twitter @BJP4India

Bengal has stopped BJP’s Ashvamedha yagna — and given India an opportunity

Even in the victory, Indians must admit that the factors responsible for the BJP’s humiliating defeat in Bengal and Kerala do not add up to a grand story of reclaiming democracy.
Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Is India back to being ‘Third World’? Irony of an aspiring superpower exposed by Covid crisis

Institutional weakness is a feature of most Third World nations, and explains India’s failure to set up oxygen plants & ramp up vaccine manufacturing. Accountability is missing too.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Mayday, Mayday — How Modi govt led India into a perfect storm

Triumphalism, premature declaration of victory meant no one checked if India had enough vaccines, oxygen, remdesivir, bringing us back to a crisis where we need foreign aid after four decades.

On Camera

If OIC diplomats spoke to Imran Khan freely on blasphemy, here’s what they’d say: Hoodbhoy

PM Imran Khan asked OIC envoys to convince the West that blasphemy against the Prophet hurts the world’s Muslims. This failure is causing endless trouble in Pakistan.
Health department officials at Majhgaon village in Chhattisgarh’s Bemetara district | By special arrangement

‘Worrying signs’: Covid hits rural India hard, it now has nearly half of all new cases

The total number of daily cases being reported across India is nearly 300 per cent higher as compared to last year, meaning they will exert pressure on rural health infrastructure.

Defence

Last rites being performed at the Brar Square Crematorium in the Delhi Cantonment | By special arrangement

These soldiers are serving 24×7 to cremate veterans, dependents succumbing to Covid

From 4 pyres at Delhi's Brar Square cremation ground, the infrastructure is being raised to deal with 20 bodies at a time due to the increased Covid toll.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Modi govt is in denial & India is back to being a flailing state

Modi government didn’t strengthen the foundations of basic governance in the last 7 years. Now, the PM has retreated and ministers are failing, adding to the Covid disaster.