Rajannapet village is India’s first 100 percent COVID 19-resilient village. This sleepy, blink-and-miss village is as devoid of basic health care as any you would find in India. Yet, the whistle-stop hamlet, […]
Water Water Everywhere
Sagar Deep is a remote delta island where the river Ganges flows into the Bay of Bengal. What do people here do during a health crisis? The storm struck on a moonless […]
Like a Breath of Fresh Air: How Odisha’s public and private companies decided to forgo profit to divert Liquid Medical Oxygen to the needy
As governments around the globe scramble to enlist corporate and philanthropic support to deal with the COVID-19 emergency, the eastern State of Odisha has set the pace for corporate partnership as an […]
For Love or Lucre?
What drives youth when choosing careers? Love of the profession or just lucre? Parental pressure or pure passion? Dilemmas always existed. But the Covid-19 pandemic which has wreaked havoc on lives and […]
Fight the Fear. Ditch the Dread.
Dr Debashish Ray, renowned psychiatrist takes time off from his busy schedule to tell us how to battle pandemic depression. Editor’s Note: In Delhi, a friend just lost his mother to Covid-19. […]
Bengal CM’s critics “would have gained more voter confidence” by supporting her, says O.P. Mishra
In an interview to Cuckoo News editor Dola Mitra, Professor Om Prakash Mishra, core committee member, Trinamool Congress, addresses charges that West Bengal bungled handling of the Covid-19 crisis. He counters allegations […]
The Jokers Go Home…The Audience Longs To Also
In a Last Act, the pretty Sheetal blew a flying kiss inside a stadium. The stadium in the Yamuna Sports Complex in East Delhi has been converted into a shelter for migrant […]
So when the same editor sheds tears for the injustice meted out to the migrant labourers, one’s thoughts drift from ants to crocodiles.
Our middleclass hearts are bleeding. Most of us are outdoing each other in trying to express our shock at what is happening to the poor people of our country. We have all […]
Petals and Potshots in the “Pandemic Peace”
Anuj Sood was a bright student. He was brought home wrapped in the Indian national flag, a fallen soldier. He was cremated on Tuesday. His soldier-father, a retired Brigadier General of the […]
Covid-19: Yet Another Cue to Reassess How We Relate to Nature?
“Don’t worry, Auntie” the young man said, chuckling. He was standing in the kitchen clearing soot from pipes in the chimney, as part of the annual maintenance service provided by the home […]