ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Our Essential Workers Need Essential Care

Through personal interviews of healthcare workers in India, the state of front-line workers in dealing with Covid-19 in the country is discussed. Lack of personal protective equipment and beds as well as the caste system that operates when it comes to doing cleaning work in the hospitals aggravates the already debilitating condition of healthcare personnel. Despite being the most important stakeholders of health in rural areas, the accredited social health activists are leading a life full of struggles.

Political Crisis in Rajasthan

Judicial intervention into the deadlock of defection has only caused further confusion and instability.

Locked Out at the Margins

The pandemic and lockdown have been particularly hard on those at society’s margins.

Tropics of Disease: Epidemics in Colonial India

While the scientific understanding of diseases has advanced throughout history, disease as a cultural entity has remained the same in many ways.

Ebola and India

While the chances of the Ebola virus entering India are low, Ebola and pandemic flu teach us to expect the unexpected and be prepared. New diseases are appearing in the world again and again. We live today in a "global village". Ebola-infected bats are probably present in Asia. Nipah virus-infected bats are widely prevalent in east Asia; there is no guarantee their territorial flight paths will not extend to peninsular India. Is India prepared? Who exactly is in charge?
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