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The Nation Stands Still—COVID-19 Lockdown in India

In December 2019, when news arrived from Wuhan about a deathly new strain of coronavirus, hardly anyone could have predicted the worldwide pandemic that was on the horizon. As the nation comes to a halt and health care workers battle this disease from the front lines, the migrant workers and farmers have their own struggle underway.

India Debates The Surrogacy Law

India, infamously known for its ‘baby-making’ industry, is now trying to sweep that name under the rug. The Government of India has recently agreed upon the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, which will affect the lives of Indian citizens, especially women, in the role of surrogate mothers, both present and future.

Delhi Gasps for Breath Once Again

Over the past few years, along with the cold winds of winter, a haze of pollution settles over the city of Delhi. In November this year, the city faced a public health emergency as air quality dropped to abysmal levels. Read on to learn more about the crisis and the measures being taken to alleviate the current conditions.

V.G. Siddhartha—A Victim of Tax Terrorism?

The tragic death of Café Coffee Day founder, V.G. Siddhartha has raised uncomfortable questions about the realities of being an entrepreneur in India, and the plight of ‘tax terrorism’ in the country. Whether this unfortunate incident will prompt tax authorities to bring about a lasting change in their behaviour towards tax-payers, is yet to be seen.

At the Edge of Ancient Greece—Athens

Once the home of the ancient Greek gods and the birthplace of democracy, Athens never fails to impress its visitors. With its bewitching skies, riveting history, and delectable cuisine, this is a city that will stay with you long after you’ve left it.

An Emergency Landing—The Jet Airways Crisis

Jet Airways, an airline company that once ruled the sky, shut down its operations on 17th April 2019. Thousands of employees have lost their jobs while banks and lenders are attempting to revive the airlines. With Jet undergoing bankruptcy proceedings, its future remains uncertain.