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.

May 21, 2021

Indian Economy Explained - Can gig work help generate sustainable jobs
Many semi skilled workers are taking up jobs with online companies such as Zomato, Ola, Uber among others. The gig economy has produced about 8 million jobs and is expected to triple to 24 million jobs in the n...

29 mins

May 19, 2021

COVID Second Wave: The Indian Medical Association’s Frustrations With The Govt
The daily death rate from coronavirus is reaching 4000, while daily cases are over 3 lakhs. The Indian Medical Association has written to the health ministry, criticising various aspects of how the pandemic is...

14 mins

May 17, 2021

How to legally adopt children during the covid-19 pandemic?
Many children have been left orphaned during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the recent few months, social media is filled with messages asking people to adopt such orphans. This is clearly illegal, say our speakers...

37 mins

May 09, 2021

Oxygen Crisis- How We Got Here
As daily covid cases rise over 4 lakhs, India is struggling to breathe. There is an increasing number of people dying across the country simply due to a lack of oxygen. The Delhi High Court and the Supreme Cour...

19 mins

Apr 30, 2021

The second wave: क्यों भारत की ग्रामीण आबादी को अतिशीघ्र टीकाकरण करने की आवश्यकता है?
“The second wave" mini – series के पहले भाग में सुनो इंडिया के सह संस्थापक तरुण निर्वाण ने डॉ वंदना प्रसाद से देश में कोरोना के बढ़ते मामलों और उनसे हमारे देश की स्वास्थ्य सेवाओं पर पड़ रहे असर के बारे में बात की...

17 mins

Apr 30, 2021

The second wave: क्या जुगाड़ से हम COVID-19 के लिए भारत की स्वास्थ्य प्रणालियों को ठीक कर सकते हैं?
अप्रैल 2021 में जहा हमारे देश में कोरोना संक्रमण की सुनामी आयी हुई हे और कोरोना मामलों की संख्या प्रतिदिन ३ लाख को पार कर चुकी हे। जिसके चलते पुरे देश की स्वास्थ्य सेवायें चरमराती हुई प्रतीत हो रही हे। देश के ह...

20 mins

Apr 28, 2021

Why is gender perspective crucial in COVID-19 reporting?
In March 2020, the newspapers were full of stories on COVID-19 cases and the imposition of the world’s strictest lockdown. There were images and stories about migrant labourers walking home, getting stuck in qu...

21 mins

Apr 26, 2021

Apathy, pandemic crush these tribal students’ dreams of higher education
Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, most schools and colleges in the country switched to online education. Much has been said about the digital divide in the country where the privileged students are able to ac...

21 mins

Apr 25, 2021

A health expert view on COVID-19 pandemic during Bengal election
Despite a very steep second wave in the country, in West Bengal it is politics as usual. The election lasted nearly a month, with political parties including Bharatiya Janata Party, Trinamool Congress and Commu...

25 mins

Apr 23, 2021

Indian Economy Explained: The role health budget plays in India’s economy
The Union budget 2021 claimed a 137 percent increase in health and well being. However, the Union health budget still remains at about 0.34% of GDP – a slight increase from 0.31% last year’s budget estimate. ...

28 mins