To understand what led to the economic crisis of Sri Lanka, we have to analyze the preceding events or factors before the final blow to the economy by the pandemic. This rich and wonderful country became a tragedy for reasons that were not recognized
Evidence-based decisions and policy are, without doubt, the need of the hour, and denying it is pushing India to its doom.
The US should also focus on finding new ways to amicably part ways with China and look forward to a better diplomatic relationship with India in numerous fields and evolving areas of mutual interest.
While it is far from perfect, definitely inefficient, and highly opaque, it has surely changed the lives of many. The MGNREGA, as an idea, has a lot of potential
Relief work is a lot more of an emotional cauldron, and being a social worker, it is very important to understand and channelize your own emotions while you go out to support families. It is also important for us to understand that we are not the centre of the work.
In a country like India, where caste and class inequalities have dictated the distribution of wealth and access of resources, unless the government does not move further than the capping of prices in private hospitals, it will be leaving a significant amount of the population without any affordable medical avenue.
The ongoing civil war in Yemen has been labeled as the ‘worst humanitarian crisis in the world’ by the EU and characterized by the UN as ‘entirely man-made.’ The Coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) only exacerbated the situation.
This should be the time when the already marginalised sections are given priority in the management of COVID. Unfortunately, they have been neglected by the society as well as state to the extent that something as important as sanitary napkins were kept out of the list of essential services when the lockdown began.
The framers of the Constituent Assembly had envisioned a ‘Strong Centre but not weak states.’ In an era of ‘cooperative federalism,’ states are to be the partners in nation-building. Leadership and well as policy implementation seem to be the foundation of federal dynamics during any crisis of such massive proportion.
Even if the world seems to be in a dark place right now and you can’t help but feel overwhelmed and helpless, you can find peace by doing your bit. There is strength in realizing that while we can’t choose the privilege we are born in, we can choose what we do with it.
I started finding ways to regularize myself. The mood improved, and I started finding new hobbies and self-motivation. I’m starting to feel alive inside my home now. This has been an exercise in managing anxiety and retaining some sense of balance and control in life, even with all the privileges that I have.
If humans are called machines, maybe it’s time to hit the reboot button, keeping the mistakes on our mind and striving for a better tomorrow. So as the world burns in the torment of a pandemic, let us build a better society after the destruction ceases.