The killing of George Floyd is probably the only time several friends and acquaintances have written to me about a racist killing.
It took a flexible yet consistent vaccination campaign by the World Health Organization to systematically contain and eradicate smallpox. Could the success story be a model in the fight against the new Coronavirus?
The new infrastructure is not a simple way to boost investment, but rather to help the conventional industries realise digital and intelligent transformation as soon as possible.
Lately, some US politicians have been taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic out of pure selfish interests in the 2020 presidential election.
It can be said with confidence that the Swarajya dream of Tilak at the beginning of the 20th century will most likely be achieved by the third decade of the 21st century.
When Christians celebrate Pentecost on Sunday, they commemorate an event in which the disciples of Jesus were moved by God to speak in foreign languages.
The images of burning police cars, clouds of tear gas, looted stores, law enforcement officers pushing civilians to the ground and protesters marching undeterred are startling and shocking for us US citizens, but they are not surprising.
A Western idiom goes like this, “There are none so blind as those who will not see.” We’ve long known that lying through their teeth is the “survival skill” for some US politicians, but we never expected it to become their “only skill left”.
After all, blaming China won’t cure your “disease” or make your wish to curb China’s development come true.
In India, the pandemic has exacerbated existing inequities, including with regard to gender.
A new range of compostable bioplastics created from seeds and even fish scales could liberate us from plastic waste.
The EU wants to borrow €750 billion, with repayments to start only in 2028, and for these to be in installments spread over up to 30 years.
Mediation is not legally binding. However, such an informal mediator can rewrite and redesign the contract that causes minimal damage or disruption to both disputing parties.
Because I’ve spent more than half of my life in China and the United States and consider myself a political wonk, I frequently compare and contrast how the two countries handle their most pressing challenges.
Ali Khamenei isn’t having an easy time of it at the moment. The Islamic Republic of Iran, where he has been the supreme religious leader for 30 years, is not functioning very well.
US workers are struggling to defend themselves against employers who are not doing enough to protect them from COVID-19.
The role of technology in aiding our daily lives has grown rapidly since the imposition of lockdowns in many countries amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is no coincidence that it is the most populist, often authoritarian, leaders who think they can do without expert input, relying, instead, purely on emotional appeal.
While the biological virus is a common enemy of humankind, the political virus born out of certain US politicians is equally detestable.
The rapid spread and large number of fatalities have caused anxiety and exposed the lack of human preparedness for such a medical catastrophe.
Even as Europe is fighting to bring COVID-19 under control at home, it is also playing a leading role in building global solidarity.
To my mind, “Respond, Recover, Thrive” captures the spirit of the Indian government’s reactions to the pandemic, the economy and building for the future.
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to rage across the US, its people are complaining about the White House’s “lack of action”.
Governments aren’t very good at running businesses. But they need to create the right environment in which business can thrive.
NATO allies had long been warned by the Trump administration that it didn’t see the value in staying in the Open Skies Treaty.
Karl is wholly convinced that Bill Gates is a baby killer, that immunisation is about boosting profits for pharmaceutical companies and that Coronavirus was created by the Democratic Party.
The degradation and loss of forests and biodiversity is a contributing factor to disrupting nature’s balance and increasing the risks of human epidemic diseases in general.
This essentially means we need to find a contactless way of existing and flourishing in the foreseeable future. So how will it be possible?
Globally, overcrowding in prisons has been dragged into the spotlight since it was acknowledged that these populations are particularly vulnerable to a Coronavirus outbreak.
It is 47 years ago today since the Khmer Rouge began to impose its extremist ideology of the communist revolution against on its own people.