Bhavdeep Kang

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Bhavdeep Kang is a senior journalist with 35 years of experience in working with major newspapers and magazines. She is now an independent writer and author.

Stories By Bhavdeep Kang

Once a force of nature, Congress decays as it careers off course

Once a force of nature, Congress decays as it careers off course

The widening gap between Congress' spirited grassroots workers and its indifferent high command drag it down.

Children in pandemic: Upended lives brew mental health crisis

Children in pandemic: Upended lives brew mental health crisis

With the uncertainty not seeking to settle any time soon, “learned helplessness” sets in among the youth.

P V Narasimha Rao: An undermined and unsung reformer

P V Narasimha Rao: An undermined and unsung reformer

For the Congress leadership, he was a veritable 'Rao Rao Rasputin'.

‘China-proofing’: Knee-jerk reaction will most likely end in failure

‘China-proofing’: Knee-jerk reaction will most likely end in failure

The trouble is that supply chains tend to originate in China, the “factory of the world” which supplies components for a vast range of pr...Read More

The futile search for rationale in the act of suicide

The futile search for rationale in the act of suicide

Suicide seems irrational, inexplicable, illogical. We are wired to look for meaning, because without it, there is only chaos.

Coronavirus Pandemic: Political response feeble; failed to account for social, economic ramifications

Coronavirus Pandemic: Political response feeble; failed to account for social, economic ramifications

A politically-led response may have proved more effective than a bureaucratic approach, which perceived the pandemic purely as a health c...Read More

Few of us have escaped the sight of chickens destined for slaughter packed tightly into wire cages.

The march of human progress is strewn with dead animals

Not too long ago, humans were property. For the moment, human rights are confined to a single species (us), thus enabling flagrant abuse...Read More

India appears to have handled the coronavirus pandemic better than other countries

India appears to have handled the coronavirus pandemic better than other countries

Every government was caught unawares

Government crosses the Rubicon to put an end to the exploitative agricultural system

Government crosses the Rubicon to put an end to the exploitative agricultural system

The long-term agricultural reforms — putting an end to the monopoly exercised by the APMC over trade, dilution of the Essential Commoditi...Read More

Smartphones, a necessity in today's world, for education, entertainment, shopping and safety.

Digital divide: Poor implementation of internet and handsets schemes

Digital divide comes to the fore in this pandemic with a double gap: between private and government schools, as well as within the classr...Read More

Land banks flout right to property

Land banks flout right to property

As states outdo each other in acquiring land banks for industrial use, forcible expropriation and its deleterious impact on farmers and f...Read More

Quash reports of bigotry in global media with tough and timely action

Quash reports of bigotry in global media with tough and timely action

BJP and RSS' call for communal harmony is being misconstrued to be damage-control. Action is key. Cracking down upon any violation of hum...Read More

The pandemic is a brutal reminder that we cannot sit around and wait for another catastrophe, most likely a climate-related one. We have to put the ecological agenda front and centre. This means cooperation. “Vasudhaiva kutumbakam” is not a euphemism for globalisation; it is call for multilateralism in dealing with an existential crisis. It implies that we are connected to one another and to the planet and that all life has value

Coronavirus proof that we cannot wait for another catastrophe; multilateralism is the need of the hour

Internet straw polls on the post-coronavirus world confirm what is generally accepted, that there's no going back to business-as-usual. A...Read More

How China's poor handling of the coronavirus pandemic will cost it once normalcy resumes

How China's poor handling of the coronavirus pandemic will cost it once normalcy resumes

China's role in the coronavirus pandemic has come in for intense criticism. Setting aside conspiracy theories of weaponised superbugs coo...Read More

Hand in glove to tide over pandemic

Hand in glove to tide over pandemic

The Centre is now seriously considering an extension of the lockdown, following a demand from the state governments.

Economy

What are the positives of the lockdown? Timeout from frenetic socialising and experiencing an improved quality of life

We are consuming less than we thought possible, enjoying a timeout from frenetic socialising and generally experiencing an improved quali...Read More

Once the coronavirus pandemic ends, be prepared to see a transformed world

Once the coronavirus pandemic ends, be prepared to see a transformed world

The pattern of the COVID-19 pandemic follows the logic of globalisation: the regions most affected are the ones which dominate global exc...Read More

Have we any faith in the judiciary?

Have we any faith in the judiciary?

More shocking (to his former colleagues) than the fact that he was offered the seat, is the fact that he accepted it.

Milind Soman

Milind Soman runs afoul of the moral police time and again

“What may be obscene for a group of society may not be obscene for another group...too conservative an approach cannot stand the test of ...Read More

Congress seniors break a habit, push for transparent elections

Congress seniors break a habit, push for transparent elections

The Congress has been unwilling to suggest a replacement since Rahul Gandhi stepped down after the Lok Sabha debacle. While Sonia Gandhi ...Read More

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