Pandemic Studies

A pandemic of failures

A pandemic of failures

Dr. Javed Wani & Dr. L David Lal The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made the state visible in multiple ways. Three aspects, namely accountability, transparency and access (to the government), have become central to the discourse around the state, law, and...

Feeding the beast – training the bureaucracy

Feeding the beast – training the bureaucracy

Mission “Karamyogi”, the Modi governments first stab at public sector capacity development, was unveiled during the pandemic in September last year—a reminder that whilst the rest of us worked languidly from home, bureaucratic wheels continued to churn albeit with...

Indonesia’s Economic Recovery Prospects

Indonesia’s Economic Recovery Prospects

The Indonesian economy, which is the largest in Southeast Asia, has been reeling under the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused its first recession in over two decades. Examining its economic turnaround from the Asian financial crisis, the paper studies how...

Fighting the ‘Invisible Enemy’: Military-Civil Fusion in Focus

Fighting the ‘Invisible Enemy’: Military-Civil Fusion in Focus

India is currently witnessing a downward curve in the second wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic that posed considerable challenges to healthcare, economy, employment, logistics and transportation. The sudden onset of the second wave has had a devastating effect on the...

Occupied in the throes of communal debate

Occupied in the throes of communal debate

  Communal politics around the Tablighi Jamaat has been intensifying ever since this little known organisation was in the spotlight after dozens of people who attended a religious congregation the group held at its headquarters in Delhi in March tested positive...

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