Chess calms nerves, improves mental health throughout pandemic

Marking World Chess Day on Tuesday, the UN is celebrating the fact that while COVID-19 has…

A Wednesday (2008): Locating popular conceptualization of Indian middle class

Since the liberalization of the Indian economy, the middle class has only heard of the promises…

COVID pandemic pushes 119-124 million people into extreme poverty worldwide: Report

A new report released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) shows that cash assistance policies…

Hajj 2021: Saudi Arabia again bars foreign pilgrims due to COVID

Saudi Arabia on Saturday announced that no foreign pilgrims will be allowed to perform the Hajj,…

NCPCR data reveals thousands of kids lost parents due to coronavirus, states take action

In the last week of April, when the COVID-19 daily caseload in India crossed the catastrophic…

World’s worst 5 pandemic leaders

Sumit Ganguly, Indiana University; Dorothy Chin, University of California, Los Angeles; Elizabeth J King, University of…

Pilgrimage in a pandemic: lessons from Mecca on containing COVID-19

Ahmed Kalebi, University of Nairobi As a Muslim, at least once a year I go on…