COVID-19 Pandemic

Listen To Our Episodes On COVID-19 Pandemic

With India entering a critical phase in the fight against this pandemic, we are amplifying our coverage of this outbreak. Here is a list of episodes we have produced so far which looks at what COVID-19 is, what we know so far about it and India’s preparedness; how health inequities and access to health matter in times of pandemic; what social distancing potentially means for the poor of India.

Mar 22, 2020

COVID 19- Doctors in Kashmir demand more support and restoration of 4g services in the valley
Kashmir valley may be looking at yet another period of prolonged curfews due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, Kashmir reported multiple COVID-19 cases including one in downtown Srinagar, one of the most con...

18 mins

Mar 17, 2020

Social distancing for COVID 19- what it does to the poor
While COVID-19 is rapidly spreading in Europe including Italy, France and the UK, 134 people have tested positive in India as of March 17 evening. So far, three patients who tested positive died. The Central go...

34 mins

Mar 15, 2020

Why investing in public health infrastructure is vital to tackle outbreaks like COVID-19
On March 11, the World Health Organisation declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. From 3 people testing positive in early February to 102 people now, the exponential growth has led to widespread measures...

45 mins

Feb 14, 2020

How prepared is India to tackle a potential novel coronavirus outbreak?
On January 30th, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global health emergency over a new coronavirus that has killed more than 1,300 people following an outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuh...

44 mins

Sep 21, 2022

Beyond the Great Doctors - 1
This is the second episode of 'Becoming Modern: Healthcare and History in India'. We talk about one of the central challenges of writing any kind of history: how to find and incorporate the voices of the oppres...

24 mins

Oct 10, 2022

The Life and Work of Ashwini Deshpande
Her pioneering work has helped us understand how caste and gender remain huge problems in India. But her past goes beyond numbers, into a rich history of aajobas and aajis and theatre and song. Ashwini Deshpand...

265 mins

Feb 13, 2022

#52 Gandhi, Ambedkar, and UP elections with Arvind Kumar
Support LCA – , Guest Profile Arvind Kumar is a PhD candidate with specific interest in electoral democracy and voting behaviour. His thes...

170 mins

Mar 29, 2020

#4 COVID-19 Preparing for the Unprepared with Dr Amit Gupta (Part 2)
In part two we talk about where countries failed to battle this pandemic. We also try to bust myths and debunk some misinformation and fake news. Dr Amit Gupta is a Neonatal Consultant the John Radcliffe Hospit...

65 mins

Mar 29, 2020

#3 COVID-19 Preparing for the Unprepared with Dr Amit Gupta (Part 1)
In part one we talk about the Indian healthcare system, universal health care and its benefits, COVID-19's history and impact. Dr Amit Gupta is a Neonatal Consultant the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford since...

60 mins

Oct 15, 2021

Digging into the Coal Crisis: What, How & Why? | Special Episode
As India goes into the festive season with a rebound in the economy post Covid second wave, the country is facing a power crisis with over 80% of thermal power plants in the country facing a coal shortage. Many...

55 mins