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FPJ Edit: Will Modi show the PM cares, by leading the charge against the pandemic, just as he does with poll campaigns?

FPJ Edit: Will Modi show the PM cares, by leading the charge against the pandemic, just as he does with poll campaigns?

The moment of truth is here for PM Narendra Modi: Is he just a vote-catcher or can he also seize the moment? Is combativeness his forte o...Read More

FPJ Edit: Vaccine patent waiver is a moral victory

FPJ Edit: Vaccine patent waiver is a moral victory

In a surprise move, the Biden administration has decided to back the proposal put forward by India and South Africa at the World Trade Or...Read More

FPJ Edit: Bengal has demonstrated how to counter Modi-Shah’s model of politics

FPJ Edit: Bengal has demonstrated how to counter Modi-Shah’s model of politics

Bengal has defeated a political technique, more than a political party. The BJP might have drawn some consolation from the verdict as its...Read More

FPJ Edit: There are lessons for the Centre in RBI’s targeted Covid response

FPJ Edit: There are lessons for the Centre in RBI’s targeted Covid response

Time will tell whether the Reserve Bank of India’s slew of unscheduled measures to tackle the fresh crisis perpetrated by the surging sec...Read More

FPJ Edit: Mamata Banerjee's Bengal win shows the importance of being combative

FPJ Edit: Mamata Banerjee's Bengal win shows the importance of being combative

If there is one thing that Mamata Banerjee’s emphatic victory – 213/292 -- in West Bengal shows, it is the importance of being combative....Read More

FPJ Edit: A Centre-state Covid-control mechanism is the need of the hour

FPJ Edit: A Centre-state Covid-control mechanism is the need of the hour

The term ‘cooperative federalism’ has been in vogue ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power at the Centre in 2014. It has b...Read More

FPJ Edit: No election has cost the nation as much as those in 4 states and a UT

FPJ Edit: No election has cost the nation as much as those in 4 states and a UT

No election has cost the nation as much as those in four states and a Union Territory, the results of which came in on Sunday. The cost i...Read More

FPJ Edit: India's 'iron frame'- the bureaucracy - seems to have corroded, going by the increasingly chaotic response to the pandemic

FPJ Edit: India's 'iron frame'- the bureaucracy - seems to have corroded, going by the increasingly chaotic response to the pandemic

It has often been said that India’s civil service, particularly the Indian Administrative Service, is the ‘iron frame’ which is sustainin...Read More

FPJ Edit: The virus may end up adding the idea of multilateralism to its growing list of victims

FPJ Edit: The virus may end up adding the idea of multilateralism to its growing list of victims

The recent candid admission by the Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres, that multilateralism has failed to address t...Read More

FPJ Edit: A mature democracy will have to distinguish between disease & administrative failure, a health emergency & criminal negligence

FPJ Edit: A mature democracy will have to distinguish between disease & administrative failure, a health emergency & criminal negligence

Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote: “There is only one thing that I dread: Not to be worthy of my sufferings.” This philosophical ...Read More

FPJ Edit: Hospitals or death traps? The series of fires indicate a collapse of the oversight mechanism for healthcare infra

FPJ Edit: Hospitals or death traps? The series of fires indicate a collapse of the oversight mechanism for healthcare infra

The Wednesday morning fire incident at a hospital in Thane, where at least four patients lost their lives, has served to highlight the ap...Read More

FPJ Edit: Not just the EC, our leaders too deserved a rap on their knuckles from the Madras high court

FPJ Edit: Not just the EC, our leaders too deserved a rap on their knuckles from the Madras high court

The anguish expressed by the Madras High Court on the way elections were conducted in Tamil Nadu and elsewhere in the country might not h...Read More

No shortage of PPE and sanitisers and that's about all

FPJ Edit: At a time when the Centre should be solidly in control, it appears to be in retreat

Never before had despair and despondency gripped the nation as they have now. Reports keep pouring in from various states, especially Del...Read More

FPJ Edit: To pull us out of the Covid quagmire, the Union as well as state govts must first stop the blame game and whataboutery

FPJ Edit: To pull us out of the Covid quagmire, the Union as well as state govts must first stop the blame game and whataboutery

We can move overnight with lightning speed men and material to a flashpoint in eastern Ladakh; faced with the prospect of a long-drawn wa...Read More

FPJ Edit: Use emergency powers to solve oxygen crisis

FPJ Edit: Use emergency powers to solve oxygen crisis

The extraordinary visuals in news channels of ambulances lined up outside hospitals waiting for beds to become available, of patients gas...Read More

FPJ Edit: Modi's appeal to migrant workers to stay put, asking states to win their trust, is a tall order

FPJ Edit: Modi's appeal to migrant workers to stay put, asking states to win their trust, is a tall order

The second wave of the Covid pandemic has so far been largely limited to densely populated urban areas, with the exception of ‘super spre...Read More

FPJ Edit: Moment of truth for the Supreme Court

FPJ Edit: Moment of truth for the Supreme Court

For the past one week, ‘tareekh pe tareekh’ got a new meaning; deadlines, and very short ones, were being given by courts to the Union an...Read More

FPJ Edit: Intellectual property rights stand between the vaccine and us in the developing world

FPJ Edit: Intellectual property rights stand between the vaccine and us in the developing world

April 26 is World Intellectual Property Day

FPJ Edit: After getting their own way on vaccines, states are now complaining

FPJ Edit: After getting their own way on vaccines, states are now complaining

The decision to free vaccine manufacturers to sell half their production in the open market was one of the demands of the states. The sta...Read More

FPJ Edit: People have lost faith in their rulers' ability to deliver them from this  ‘mahamaari’

FPJ Edit: People have lost faith in their rulers' ability to deliver them from this ‘mahamaari’

The second wave of coronavirus is turning out to be all the more dangerous because either no lessons were learnt from the first or went u...Read More

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