India did the opposite of preparing for the second wave. It declared the war won and disengaged. But with the enemy still lurking around, complacency turned out to be an invitation to indiscriminate slaughter.
INSACOG conveyed “high concern” due to the greater transmissibility and virulence of the new variants to the Government of India in February 2021. Yet the government ignored the concerns and went ahead with Kumb Mela and massive election rallies in several states.
The opportunity to hold Trump to account for the frontal attack he mounted on American democracy, drunk, as he were, on the powers conferred by the same democracy, through the same democratic process that he chose to attempt tearing down was squandered by the Senate in partisan quibbles. American democracy might have survived Trump and Trumpism, but it came out battered and bruised.
MHA excuse of “interference with domestic political debate” over Amnesty International India shutdown is just a flimsy fig leaf, and it just takes a quick, closer look to know that.
With Amazon Alabama Workers going to historic Union Vote, to achieve the first-ever Unionization in the US, the road to Unionization in the US suddenly seems not far off.
Centre tries to curtail the RTI by passing specious Amendments to the 2005, RTI Act, in a blatant attempt to compromise its autonomy.
If an IRGC man becomes the President of Iran in 2021, the US and the West are most likely to face a militarily aggressive Iran, in which case the US pursuit of peace with Iran, which has already suffered massive setbacks on account of Trump’s ill-advised actions together with the recent assassinations on Iranian soil, may slide well beyond reasonable expectations for the foreseeable future.
The central government failed to build a nationwide consensus before enacting a national law with far-reaching ramifications, and thus failed to lead, and Parliament failed to enact a law consistent with the Constitutional norms of long standing.
Trump’s presidency has exposed the weakness of the legal checks and balances meant to keep the president accountable, for many of them are simply norms with little legal force behind them.