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After early success, India's daily COVID infections have surpassed the US and Brazil. Why?

From the end of February, daily new cases began to rise sharply again, passing 100,000 a day, and now crossing the 200,000 mark.

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As India's COVID crisis worsens, leaders play the blame game while the poor suffer once again

For now, the Indian government has just asked the states to focus on “stringent containment and public health measures”, including testing, tracing and inoculations.

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Why India is banking on health diplomacy to grow African footprint

India’s expertise in affordable healthcare has assumed increased significance during the ongoing pandemic. New Delhi is already reaping the benefits of an ambitious diplomatic initiative to deliver Made-in-India vaccines to developing countries.

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Caste in India: 'blind recruitment' for the civil service won't fix the system

The Indian Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment recommends that last names revealing the caste, religious, or cultural backgrounds of candidates should be kept hidden during recruitment processes.

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India prepares for Kumbh Mela, world's largest religious gathering, amid COVID-19 fears

This year’s event takes place amid fears that a massive gathering like this could turn out to be a COVID-19 superspreader event. According to Johns Hopkins University, by April 1, 2021, the start of the Kumbh Mela, India had reported 12 million cases and 162,900 deaths.

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India's cultural heritage is being lost

Despite the nationalist fervour for all things Indian, our traditional arts are dying.

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Feminist struggles in times of pandemic: lessons from rural India

Civil society has championed solidarity during this historic episode, and as often, women’s initiatives have appeared to be at the forefront. Not because of “natural” female altruism or solidarity, but because their assignment to social reproduction functions simply leaves them with little choice.

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Coronavirus one year on: two countries that got it right, and three that got it wrong

One year on, we have now seen 115 million confirmed cases globally and more than 2.5 million deaths from COVID-19.

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Taboos around menstruation are leading to a growing environmental crisis in India

Both female and male waste pickers believe that menstrual blood is a source of harm to those who are exposed to it.

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Women grow as much as 80% of India's food – but its new farm laws overlook their struggles

Indian women are left behind on farms to make ends meet as more men in India migrate from rural areas to cities, seeking higher incomes and better jobs.

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Exams aren't everything: how parental pressure is harming our children

Many parents assume that “a good education” means getting good grades, and that the most important thing in life is a high-flying career. But India’s children are suffering from the pressure to succeed.

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Child Marriages in India

India is home to the highest number of child brides in the world. Around 27 percent of girls are married before turning 18 years and 7 percent are married before the age of 15.

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