Fifty-eight years after India suffered a bloody nose in a brisk war with China in 1962, the two nations are once again at a standoff in the same region of the Himalayas. Fifty-eight years later, how do the two countries now stack up?
As the Covid-19 pandemic began to spread globally at the start of this year, the worldwide consensus was that a period of lockdown would break the chain of infection.
India acted remarkably quickly in comparison to others. But now, nearly 13 weeks later, as India prepares to withdraw the last of its lockdown restrictions, the country’s rate of infection is higher than ever, even as the numbers in the UK and Italy have largely flatlined.
Story published: June 25, 2020
The Hype of Covid-19
Just how dangerous is Covid-19 in the grand scheme of things? The worst crisis since World War II, is what experts said at the start of the pandemic. However, four months later, there has been an abrupt change of messaging that has deflated the fearsome reputation of the Sars-CoV-2 virus somewhat to that of an overwrought rogue flu.
Story published: June 5, 2020
Mapping How Covid-19 Spread
As the world struggled to understand how Covid-19 spread across borders, researchers in India involved in genomic studies discovered that India had been beset by a veritable hodgepodge of Covid-19 mutations, brought back by international travelers before the country sealed its borders in late March.