The Cost of Long Covid

KERALA-BASED JOURNALIST C Viswanath was behind the wheel when he realised that he did not have the energy to drive. He takes pride in being able to drive eight to nine hours without a break, but this was not the day. Not even for eight to nine minutes. All he wanted to do was go … Continue reading The Cost of Long Covid

‘The relevance of the Left in India cannot be measured by poll victories alone’

THE chief minister of Kerala had a reputation for being pithy. But he seems to have changed, showing an inclination to dwell at length on the policies of his coalition, which has secured another term in the recent Assembly election. This historic victory makes Pinarayi Vijayan the first chief minister of Kerala to return to … Continue reading ‘The relevance of the Left in India cannot be measured by poll victories alone’

In His New Book, Professor Vinay Lal Places Covid in a Grand Historical Context

Vinay Lal (Illustration: Saurabh Singh) EVER SINCE HE wrote an op-ed in The Los Angeles Times in 1998 titled Coming Out from Gandhi’s Shadow following India’s nuclear tests, Vinay Lal has earned a preeminent position as a public intellectual. His keen observations as a historian on Hindu nationalism, Indian movies, American foreign policy, history writing in India, society, people … Continue reading In His New Book, Professor Vinay Lal Places Covid in a Grand Historical Context