Wednesday, Dec 07, 2022


Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Hospitalized With Intestinal Obstruction

Jan 03, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

66-year-old Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro posted a photo of himself on Twitter in the hospital bed, giving a thumbs up. He has experienced a series of medical issues since he was stabbed in the abdomen on the campaign trail in 2018.

Brazil: Severe Flooding Spreads In Bahia And Beyond, 116 Cities In State Of Emergency

Dec 29, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Official data suggests that flooding has affected more than 470,000 people. So far, 34,163 people have been made homeless and almost 43,000 are displaced.

Brazil's Amazon Deforestation Surges To Worst In 15 Years

Before Jair Bolsonaro's term began as President in January 2019, the Brazilian Amazon hadn't recorded a single year with more than 10,000 square kilometers of deforestation in over a decade.

FIFA World Cup 2022: South American Referee Suspended After Failing To Give Red Card In ARG vs BRA Game

Nov 18, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Argentina defender Nicolas Otamendi hit Brazil forward Raphinha with his elbow during the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers match. The Brazilian needed five stitches at halftime and still continued to bleed in the second half.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Same Destination, Different Approaches For Argentina, Brazil

Argentina held Brazil to a 0-0 draw at home on Tuesday and secured their spot in the FIFA World Cup 2022 to be held in Qatar.

17 November, 2021

Argentina Vs Brazil, FIFA World Cup 2022: Why ARG vs BRA Was A Lacklustre Affair

Associated Press (AP)

The Argentina vs Brazil match ended goalless. Lionel Messi was off colour and the goalkeepers were barely tested. Both ARG and BRA have qualified for FIFA World Cup 2022.

17 November, 2021

FIFA World Cup 2022: Argentina Qualify With 0-0 Draw Vs Brazil, One More Chance For Lionel Messi

Associated Press (AP)

Brazil have already made it to Qatar 2022 but former FIFA World Cup champions Uruguay at risk.

16 November, 2021

ARG vs BRA, FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Lionel Messi In For Argentina, Neymar Out For Brazil

Associated Press (AP)

Lionel Messi played only 15 minutes in Argentina’s 1-0 victory over Uruguay in the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers on Friday. Messi also missed two Paris Saint-Germain matches because of a knee injury.

15 November, 2021

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Lionel Messi's Argentina To Clash Vs Qualified Brazil

Associated Press (AP)

The top four teams in South America earn direct entry to the FIFA World Cup 2022. The fifth-placed team goes into an intercontinental playoff for a spot in the premier event.

02 November, 2021

COP26: World Leaders Back Deal To End Deforestation By 2030

Deutsche Welle

More than 100 world leaders, including Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro, are supporting the agreement at the COP26 climate summit. Activists say it greenlights 'another decade of deforestation'.

18 October, 2021

Russia Continues To Witness Covid-19 Surge, Infections Exceed 8 Million

Associated Press (AP)

The country's task force said Monday that 34,325 new infections over the past day raised the pandemic-long total to 8,027,012.


11 October, 2021

Brazil President Bolsonaro Can't Watch Football Matches Till He Gets Covid-19 Vaccine

Associated Press (AP)

Jair Bolsonaro said he had wanted to go to a Brazilian championship match in the city of Santos, but did not because he is not vaccinated.

09 October, 2021

Brazilians Desperate For Pre-Pandemic Normalcy Despite Death Toll Crossing 600,000

Associated Press (AP)

The country's average daily death toll has hovered around 500 for a month, down sharply from more than 3,000 in April. Almost 45% of the population is fully vaccinated, and a booster shot is being administered to the elderly.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz