India has been battling a deadly second wave for the last couple of months. With lockdowns in almost every part of India, daily new cases have declined steeply with some glimpses of a respite amidst the carnage that was seen in April. However, the nature of the virus and its mutations is such that one cannot say that India or the world for that matter is completely out of the woods unless a significant proportion of the citizens are vaccinated or have developed natural immunity to the virus.

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While I have earlier stated that We all (Government & Citizens) are…


These last few weeks have been tough for India, as we have had to deal with a nasty 2nd wave. It would be safe to say that almost every citizen has been directly or indirectly impacted by COVID-19. Either they have themselves been infected or have had to take care of someone infected or they have experienced the loss of their immediate or extended family members. It has reached every home in some way or another.

If one were to introspect, one would realise that almost everyone (Government, Opposition Parties, Citizens etc.) has had a role to play in inviting…


Me & my family tested positive for COVID-19 in the middle of last month. Thankfully & by Almighty’s grace we had a mild version & have recovered , however we still continue to experience certain after-effects. Ever since we were down it has been challenging both physically & mentally for all of us as like many families across the nation, we have had to deal with the departing of our near & dear ones to COVID-19.

As I was recovering, I couldn’t help but notice how my own Whatsapp groups or social media handles were buzzing with desperate SOS messages…


On 07th August 2020, the Chief Minister of Delhi Mr. Arvind Kejriwal formally announced the launch of Delhi’s EV policy. The policy had already been approved by the Cabinet in December 2019 after several rounds of discussions that had commenced in 2018. Most public policy experts always state that a Policy is as good as its implementation. …


Following the bloody clashes at Galwan on 15th June’20 that saw India lose 20 of its brave soldiers, the Government has taken a series of measures and issued statements to send a clear message to China that, India is willing to impose economic costs on China for any unilateral attempts to alter the status-quo at the borders. To begin with, many shipments from China, began experiencing an unusual delay at customs which ironically, created quite some discomfort for domestic manufacturers of electronics, auto components, pharmaceuticals etc. at a time when the wheels of the economy had just begun to move…


If one were to ask cricket enthusiasts which teams in their opinion would most likely feature at the semi-finals of the cricket world cup currently underway, one would invariably hear the names of England, Australia, India, New Zealand or South Africa coming up in the conversation. Few would even consider naming Pakistan in their list of probable big four due to Pakistan’s propensity to be unpredictable at big-ticket ICC tournaments. However, not many have been talking enough about the West Indian side — the dark horse of this tournament. While it is still early days in the tournament, it has…


Almost a week into the cricket world cup 2019, one cannot help but think that this world cup will see bowlers dominating the trajectory of the tournament in view of the fact that traditionally pitches in England have been green and seam-friendly. In fact in the 7 games that have been played so far, in four games the highest score achieved by the batting side first is 207 which was achieved by Afghanistan against Australia. Even as the pitches ease up as the tournament progresses, many matches will be decided by how well captain’s utilize and harness their bowlers in…

Aakaash Singh

Neither a capitalist nor a communist just an issue-ist|| ex-Policy Analyst with NITI Aayog. Interested in public policy & international affairs

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