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India’s Covid data like counting potholes under streetlights. There are far more in the dark

There are two ways to deal with the uncertainties arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. The first is to take them as they come, and as I wrote in an earlier column, deal with the daily developments with a Stoic mind....

Modi govt mustn’t hesitate to make Covid vaccine free for Indians. It only costs Rs 80,000 cr

Adar Poonawalla’s recent tweet prompted some discussion on India’s vaccination strategy. The CEO of the Serum Institute of India, one of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturers, asked if “the government of India will have 80,000 crore available, over the next one year” to pay for the...

Takshashila’s Discussion Document, “BRI in the Post-COVID World: Risks and Responses” cited in The Times of India

Takshashila Institution’s Discussion Document, “BRI in the Post-COVID World: Risks and Responses” was cited in The Times of India article about how COVID-19 has affected BRI. You can read it here: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/covid-hits-chinas-belt-road-initiative/articleshow/78343829.cms

All Things Policy: How to Increase India’s State Capacity

As India struggles with the COVID19 pandemic, questions about the capacity of the state have come to the forefront. What are the factors which influence state capacity? What can we do to bolster it? Policy wonks Shruthi Badri and Rachit...

All Things Policy: COVID and Coronil

Ayurvedic formulations touting to cure COVID-19 have raised questions both about their claims and the scientific rigour of their clinical trials. Prateek Waghre talks to Sunila Dixit and Shambhavi Naik about Patanjali’s Coronil “immunity booster” and lessons to learn from...

Viability Rating of Technological Interventions for COVID-19

Viability Rating The Viability Rating of a technological intervention considers its capacity to complement pandemic management with due regard to its population penetration, privacy and effectiveness implications. Technology interventions are  scored on the basis of: Population Penetration: What portion of...

BRI in the post-Covid world

Earlier this month, a piece by Bee Chun Boo, Martin David and Ben Simpfendorfer discussed the challenges that the post-Covid world is likely to bring for China’s Belt and Road Initiative. They argued that “the reduced flow of Chinese capital...