Temporary Doses

Madhavankutty Pillai

Lessons from the life and times of a Covid vaccine that has been withdrawn

₹2000: A Brief Note

The withdrawal of the ₹2000 note is unlikely to have a negative impact on the economy but it will certainly check corruption

The Remains of the War

They tell a depressing story about the moral emptiness of power

Chaos in Kabul

While the termination of a “forever war” was necessary, it should have been preceded by a conscious policy of empowering the Ashraf Ghani government and the Afghan National Army

The Quiet Unamerican

Biden’s Out-of-Afghanistan is a crime against civilisation

Who’s fair game under the Taliban?

While the power elite are safe abroad, common folk of Afghanistan hope against hope that their worst fears don’t come true

Farewell Kabul, We Hardly Knew Ye

America has squandered $2 trillion and thousands of lives trying to rebuild Afghanistan. Yet it never seemed to understand it

A Note-Taker’s Afghan Moments

Close encounters from the Soviet occupation to the rise of the Taliban


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