Early in the outbreak, government researchers forecast several high-risk scenarios that were downplayed or ignored in public messaging.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech on May 12 had two central messages: India will have to learn to live with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and India must pivot towards economic recovery.
How does diplomacy work in the age of social distancing and coronavirus?
India’s migrant workers have fallen through the cracks of its social security net, and government response has shown a significant gap between high-minded intentions reflected in existing laws and their implementation.
Governments around the world are turning to new forms of digital surveillance to monitor the spread of the coronavirus, though they are mostly using existing laws to do so.
As the Indian government prepares to gradually dial down the economic freeze on May 3, politics, too, must emerge from its hibernation.
Large sections of India’s population are invisible to the state. That is why in crises like Covid and lockdown, we need one common social database.
The description of the battle against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) as a “war” has graduated from an analogy to a metaphor.
As its number of coronavirus cases grows, India is just beginning to expand diagnostic and manufacturing capacities. The road ahead will be long.
To contain the coronavirus, Modi has aimed to instill a strong sense of purpose in both the government and the public. The crisis may also afford India a moment for greater global leadership.
How should a legal framework for data protection balance the imperatives of protecting privacy and ensuring innovation and productivity growth?
Although the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is relatively small in India, 137 as of 17 March, most of the cases have been detected in the last two weeks. Experience suggests that this number will rise.
In the short term, there are two interrelated challenges—protecting Yes Bank’s depositors, and maintaining trust in the private banking system.
A far-reaching information privacy bill is making its way through India’s parliament. What will be the likely consequences for India’s people and economy?
To better balance privacy and innovation, India’s data protection legislation must be narrowly focused and designed to protect individuals and society against any injury resulting from data processing.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s two-day visit is designed to partially tickle his vanity, but, as importantly, it is to boost his chances of returning to office in the 2020 U.S. general election.
As President Donald J. Trump makes his maiden visit to India, it is a genuine opportunity to reaffirm the strategic contours of a relationship that is currently a bit too defined by trade differences.
At a time when pitting Patel against Nehru has become the stock-in-trade of the Narendra Modi government, it is not surprising that this particular point in Basu’s important book has attracted attention.
The presentation of the Union Budget is always a melodramatic occasion–full of hype and excitement, especially in the boisterous Indian democracy.
India’s teeming population, rickety public health system, and shared border with China make it vulnerable to the deadly coronavirus. How should the country prepare?