A monkey crosses the road near India’s Presidential Palace during a 14-hour curfew on Sunday, a curtain-raiser to the three-week curfew declared a few days later. Photo: ReutersA monkey crosses the road near India’s Presidential Palace during a 14-hour curfew on Sunday, a curtain-raiser to the three-week curfew declared a few days later. Photo: Reuters
A monkey crosses the road near India’s Presidential Palace during a 14-hour curfew on Sunday, a curtain-raiser to the three-week curfew declared a few days later. Photo: Reuters
C. Uday Bhaskar
Opinion

Opinion

C. Uday Bhaskar

After Xi’s China and Trump’s America, Modi’s India is stepping up to battle the coronavirus

  • Modi has declared a 21-day national curfew and started a South Asian emergency fund, displaying leadership when global coordination against Covid-19 is lacking
  • India’s success could help disprove the idea that authoritarian regimes are better placed than democracies to tackle a pandemic

A monkey crosses the road near India’s Presidential Palace during a 14-hour curfew on Sunday, a curtain-raiser to the three-week curfew declared a few days later. Photo: ReutersA monkey crosses the road near India’s Presidential Palace during a 14-hour curfew on Sunday, a curtain-raiser to the three-week curfew declared a few days later. Photo: Reuters
A monkey crosses the road near India’s Presidential Palace during a 14-hour curfew on Sunday, a curtain-raiser to the three-week curfew declared a few days later. Photo: Reuters
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