Under Aegis of Lockdown, Labour is Being Shown its Place

Article by Dr. Amit Bhaduri Dr. Amit Bhaduri is former Professor Emeritus, JNU. He has written 6 books and written over 60 papers on various topics in the field of Economics which have been published in standard international journals. This article first appeared in the print edition on July 7, 2020 under the title “The [...]

Crude Catastrophes: Understanding the dip in oil prices

By Mita Chaturvedi, Deputy Editor The coronavirus pandemic has paved the way for 2020 to be a year like no other— from a multitude of countries going into complete lockdown to stock market trading halting in many places, the world has seen a number of unprecedented occurrences. However, none of these have been as bizarre [...]

The Fall of Airlines; Not Literally

By Akshar Katariya, Ashoka University The domestic aviation industry, although soaring heights, is bound to suffer a downfall. The reasons for this potential decline lie in the impracticalities of medium and short-haul routes. This decline could further be accelerated by modes which can operate at speed to that equivalent to airlines. Naturally, the expected change [...]

The Corona Pandemic: Breeding Ground for Eco-fascism?

Article by Haritha K, Deputy Editor & Bharati J Krishnan, Junior Editor “It may seem like a ridiculous idea but the only way to fight the plague is with decency.”  – Dr Rieux in Albert Camus’s 1947 novel, The Plague. We live in strange times. The drastic but necessary measures taken to curb the spread [...]

Covid-19: How Can You Read the Flood of Data?

By Sakshi Dhawan, Deputy Editor Probabilistic Biases You are standing in a pitch dark room. A buzzer goes off, illuminating a statistic on the ‘climate crisis’: we have only till 2030 to prevent irreversible damage from climate change. As soon as your eyes are done crawling over this statistic, another buzzer goes off, this time [...]

Health, Hysteria, and Hoaxes: How a Global Pandemic brought about an Epidemic of Scams

By Mita Chaturvedi and Aarti Max Sloves, a native of Los Angeles, is an employment lawyer who wanted to visit his mother, Peggy, a woman with Alzheimer’s disease on her 84th  birthday at the end of March. In spite of her not being able to respond to video calling, Mr. Sloves did not want to [...]

Term Of The Week- Disaster Capitalism

By Devika M, Junior Editor The term, originally coined by author Naomi Klein in her 2007 book, ‘The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism’, talks about how governments are better able to push for more free-market policies that benefit the top 1% by exploiting their citizen’s disorientation in times of a crisis. They also [...]