For while COVID-19 and climate change are separate issues, both hit the most vulnerable and marginalized sections of society the hardest, consequently provoking the need for systemic and behavioural changes and calling for cohesive, collective, cross-border action.
While they are at the front-line of primary health services working with the communities, only 25% of them are in senior roles. Women are hardly considered as stakeholders for policy design which is extremely important in emergency situations like COVID-19.
“One Child Nation” has been reviewed enough; most reviews I read appreciate the candidness, and the rather matter-of-fact depiction of the various (if not all) facets of the one-child policy. Yet, the more I read them, the more it seems that like me, they too are struggling to comprehend yet another thing characterising the China we think we know.
With each day PSUs were becoming unproductive and a liability to the Ex-chequer. The era of disinvestment began in the 1990s and disinvestment in the PSUs was considered as an option to not only stop the Government’s recurring expenditure but also give one-time large cash inflow by way of return of capital invested.
This rare display of solidarity by SAARC leaders, especially when SAARC has lost its teeth and holds no relevance for the common South Asian, makes a compelling statement. Optimists and those who believe in the possibility of an integrated South Asia are tempted to take this as a signal that there might be some hope for reviving SAARC after all.
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