“The history of independent India is one of political and humanitarian crisis followed by self-renewal, and the country’s eventual recovery from covid-19 can hardly be doubted. Whether its democracy can also regenerate seems, at this dark hour, a less certain prospect.” Steve Coll in The New Yorker: The Politics Behind India’s Covid Crisis. “The coronavirus thrives off of complacent leaders, such as Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”

+ Uri Friedman in The Atlantic: Covid-19 Lays Bare the Price of Populism.