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Small is useful

Island Editorial  Time was when there were retail shops, or sillara kades, at every nook and cranny of the country, selling various commodities, including grocery items, at reasonable prices. Catering as they did mostly to low income groups, they could keep prices low as they had no overheads as such. They were open, from morn … Continue reading

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Climate and Covid-19

Ali Tauqeer Sheikh (The Dawn, Pakistan) The writer is an Islamabad-based expert on climate change and development. IN less than three months, the Covid-19 pandemic has engulfed the entire world. As the number of infections and deaths continue to increase, it has brought the global economy to a screeching halt. This pandemic combines an unfortunate … Continue reading

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Pandemic Pride and Paranoia

Daily FT   Life in Lockdown Land 2  In human history, if one cares to look, a pandemic disease is the most predictable of all global catastrophes. It has happened so many times that we have chosen not to remember.  Starting from the Bubonic plague to the HIV/AIDS pandemic we have a long history of doing … Continue reading

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Keeping ball under water

Island Editorial  Humanity stands humbled as never before. Covid-19, which is spreading fast across the world, has spared hardly any country. The World Health Organisation has warned that the epicentre of the pandemic could shift to the US, unless stringent action is taken to curb its spread. More than 472,000 Covid-19 patients have been detected, … Continue reading

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