If you live in Nepal, a quick survey of friends and family will quickly prove how rapidly Covid-19 infection rates have spiked.
In quest for a good death
In this hour of gloom and doom, hope springs eternal in the human breast for a long life. Even amidst this unprecedented death dance, elders in the family do return my respectful bow with ‘live a hundred years’ blessings.
US Casts 45 Vetoes – & Counting—In Protecting a Client State
The UN Security Council (UNSC), the most powerful political body at the United Nations, has largely remained silent or ineffective in resolving one of the longstanding military conflicts in the Middle East involving Israelis and Palestinians.
When the Sky poured acid
Innocent people invariably bear the cost of being nature’s custodians at the hands of the colonial design.
Climate Crisis: Elephants in the Room are Getting Nastier
The year 2020 will forever be notorious for the COVID-19 pandemic but it might also be known by historians for a precipitous rise in second order climate change consequences — a new elephant in the room.
Myanmar Military And Its Crimes against Children?
In one particularly bloody day in March, Myanmar’s security forces shot and killed at least ten children, some as young as 6, in violent crackdowns against peaceful protests.
Russia’s Sputnik Diplomacy
While Western countries were busy with their own vaccination campaigns, Russia has filled the leadership vacuum in developing countries.
A Global Accord for Sustainable Finance
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the largest decrease in global economic activity on record. But the drop in carbon dioxide emissions has been only temporary.
Our Humanity; Our Identity
Identity politics has been on the ascendancy in many parts of the world in the last few decades. Its relationship to ethnicity, culture and religion is what concerns us at this point.
Germany’s vaccination picks up speed. How I got Moderna?
After a long delay, Germany has taken vaccination measures into high gear “. While Israel, USA have been busy with German-made Vaccine “BioNTech, Germany has been slowing down its own vaccine.
জাফরুল্লাহ চৌধুরী কেমন ওষুধনীতি ও স্বাস্থ্যনীতি চেয়েছিলেন
এই আলাপ অতি সংক্ষিপ্ত। একে যারা পূর্ণাঙ্গ করতে চান তারা অংশ নিতে পারেন। সেটা জরুরিও। এখানে যেসব তথ্য-উপাত্ত ব্যবহৃত হয়েছে সেগুলো জাফরুল্লা চৌধুরীর পুরানো লেখনি থেকে নেয়া। এর সত্যা-সত্য নিয়ে প্রশ্ন থাকলে এবং ভিন্নমত থাকলেও অবশ্যই লিখবেন।
Why Experts Saying It’s a ‘Make or Break’ Moment for Forests
The report concluded that while countries have taken action to protect their forests, those efforts must be accelerated to achieve ambitious global goals.
Call to Pope Francis: Resist East Jerusalem Ethnic Cleansing
An Urgent Call to His Holiness Pope Francis, the global ecumenical movement and World Council of Churches Join the Palestinian Christians: Resist the Ethnic Cleansing of East Jerusalem.
Getting to Zero Deforestation in the Amazon by 2030
The Amazon Basin is fast approaching an irreversible tipping point. That should concern everyone because what happens in the Amazon has planetary implications.
Valuing Resilience After the Pandemic
If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught the world one thing, it is the high price we pay – in lost lives, damaged economies, and wasted human potential – when we undervalue resilience.
Biden’s Climate Opportunity in Latin America
But while President Joe Biden’s administration is focusing on the Central American migration crisis, it must not miss the opportunity to drive urgently needed climate action to help the region rebuild after the pandemic.
‘Overhaul Justice Systems’ Response to Sexual Violence’
According to the report, ‘burdensome’ evidence requirements in rape cases are impeding access to justice for survivors. It states that five out of the six countries, India being the exception, allow evidence on the past sexual history of a rape victim.
Will the past come alive riding e-scooter
Whether the modern e-scooter is drawn on the original invention from the 14th century Vijiyanagara Empire in Karnataka is besides the point, fleets of such scooters have now taken over city streets worldwide.
A Serious Threat to Global Health
The U.K. Variant and the South African Variant have been proved to be more contagious and deadly and spreading in an unprecedented way.
Ramsey Clark – One of The Greatest HR Champions
On the 9th of April 2021, Ramsey Clark passed away in the States. He was ninety three. The former US Attorney-General had spent decades in the struggle for human rights both when he was in government and after he ceased to be Attorney-General.
A Dalit Woman Becomes The Voice of Farmers In India
I am here to fight and I am here to stay, come what may, they have made their people’s leader, and I am not going to let them down,” says Nodeep.
A Devastating Marriage of AI & Weapons of War
For me, sustainable peace is peace built on human security, not national security. We do not need more, “modernized” nuclear weapons.
Patriotism, Religion and RSS Ideology
Simply put all those who are criticizing the RSS and its progeny are labelled as anti-National. As the fountainhead of Hindu Nationalism RSS is becoming stronger, it has been trying to link patriotism and religion.
On Prince Philip’s passing away
Late Prince Philip was a dignified personality who helped modernize the monarchy and guided the Royal Family at the time of crisis.
Food, Not Steel, Is Our Biggest Climate Challenge
Climate-policy discussions often focus on who will pay the cost of achieving a zero-carbon economy, with a particular focus on industrial sectors such as steel and cement.
A Decarbonization Roadmap
Our climate challenge is an energy challenge. But solving our energy challenge requires action that goes well beyond power generation.
Editors of the Past
I had the opportunity to come in touch with some very reputed newspaper editors of that time. Unfortunately, they are no more with us but their memories and great works still alive in our thoughts and mind.
Cost of Sexual Violence During Communal Riots in India
Delayed, or no, justice and perpetrators’ impunity effectively silence rape and sexual assault survivors of communal violence in India.
Cuba Successfully Halts Its COVID-19 Outbreak
Cuba’s successful handling of the COVID-19 outbreak relative to many capitalist countries is not overly surprising, given that Cubans have considered health to be a fundamental human right since the Socialist Revolution.
মাস্ক ব্যাবহারে এতো অনীহা কেন?
ক’দিন আগে রিকশা এ যাওয়ার সময় লক্ষ্য করলাম, রিকশা চালক এর মুখে মাস্ক নাই। জিজ্ঞেস করলাম– আপনার মাস্ক কোথায় ? পকেটে আছে। পরেননি কেন? উত্তরে বললো – মাস্ক পরলে দম নিতে কষ্ট হয়, রিকশা টানতে পারিনা?