When he was detained, people would ask, ‘Aren’t you an Umar too?’
Reflections on the mishandling of the second wave of COVID-19 by political leaders in India.
In the heat of the latest wave of infections, India has also shifted from being a mass vaccine exporter to a major importer.
Joking about a situation where human lives are lost may seem tone-deaf. But it is humour that gets us through.
At the start of lockdown, the introvert in me thought a few days off would do me good.
A poem on how negotiating with prejudice and bigotry has become an everyday affair, even during the pandemic.
Even under normal circumstances, truck drivers lives are not easy. With the pandemic, things have only worsened.
In his latest song, Delhi-based poet and musician Poojan Sahil mixes searing visuals and heartfelt lyrics on the plight of migrant workers during the national lockdown.
Abdication of accountability, a slew of rudderless rhetoric, and a prioritisation of ego over effectiveness.