Millennium Post

When 80 went a-missing

19 Sep 2020 4:46 PM GMT
A while back, we started strangulating and maiming numbers. To hide the truth. Shamelessly. For that’s convenient. The truth, though, comes out. And it has to be told. For every COVID-19 case detected, there are 80 others going untold. And when we claim 50 lakh cases India-wide, we really have 40 crore cases or thereabouts reaping a grim harvest. Not me. This is ICMR

Drama and Disgrace

12 Sep 2020 4:46 PM GMT
Shamelessness is the new creed of the Indian media. Unprofessional and heartless, many parts of it are self-imploding. Take the coverage of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death over the last few months. It only exposes a flair for theatrics, as report upon report laden with lies and half-truths is churned out

Waiting for the fluke

5 Sep 2020 4:38 PM GMT
People who promised us a COVID-19 vaccine in a few months are now detracting and backing off. After trying for a few months, they admit they are nowhere close to it. When and why did we throw in the towel?

Post-COVID travel : Warming the cockles

29 Aug 2020 6:14 PM GMT
Do an ‘Unlock 3’ trip from Delhi to Himachal soon. You can be assured that Monday in early-September Delhi, back to ‘work from home’, will be a really bleary and depressing day. But the trip will be an eye-opener

4.25 per cent. And ticking

22 Aug 2020 4:40 PM GMT
The RBI, no less, warned that we are headed for dangerous times. Times that shall trouble us, come April 2021, depriving us of years of savings. But why worry? Only Rs 20 lakh crore-plus is going to waste

Greatest leveller of all

8 Aug 2020 4:33 PM GMT
COVID-19 will not just go down in history as a once-in-a-100-years pandemic that took our pants and knickers off. It shall also be reminisced for how, under duress, it brought us together as a nation. And brought in a semblance of united humility

Running out of concrete

1 Aug 2020 5:43 PM GMT
As a country, we are running out of concrete — in our warehouses, and in our veins. We flex our muscle and bellow Rafale & Bofors, but in things nation-saving, we are running thin. Our huff and puff are almost as drained as our car batteries

Love teetering apart

25 July 2020 5:04 PM GMT
If we go by the classification of districts in these days of the novel Coronavirus, ‘Red’ is red indeed. Red zones today lead in cases of domestic unrest and violence

COVID-19 and beyond

18 July 2020 5:52 PM GMT
What has happened to Indian healthcare? Why is it so heartless, even mercenary, in this pandemic? Why is the crisis being seen only as a means to make a windfall?

Cast aside in the best years

23 Jun 2020 6:29 PM GMT
At a time when India’s educated and accomplished near the zenith of their careers, many have been thrust into the twilight zone. They have lost their jobs, but continue to be in denial mode

A year best forgotten

14 Jun 2020 5:39 PM GMT
A year back, I quit my job — to live a life less stressful. The year has been anything but. A few months of leisure have been followed by endless fear, worry and despair

Not a single bullet

8 Jun 2020 5:27 PM GMT
India’s private sector defence manufacturing will need to answer to history. Years after being mollycoddled as the country’s response to expensive imports, it remains a non-starter
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