Best of BS Opinion: Slowing down coronavirus, acknowledging migrant workers

Various ideas of statecraft and humanitarianism are emerging from the pandemic. Uddalok Bhattacharya sums up

We haven’t flattened the curve but it’s not rising as steeply as feared, says Karan Thapar. The later the peak the easier for our health care system to cope   Read here

Local and state governments should invite voluntary participation by private health care firms to build new capacity in Covid-19 care, says Ajay Shah. This will call for financing   Read here

The global economy has been built on cheap labour and by discounting environment protection — there is a cost to providing homes for workers; providing adequate living conditions and wages that would give people well-being. Sunita Narain gives the whole picture   Read here

Incentivising subscribers to favour digital prepaid payments will modernise a valuable Indian industry and improve the quality of service, says T V Ramachandran  Read here

It is good that all banks are seizing the digital opportunity, says Tamal Bandyopadhyay. But the other part is the grit and determination with which bankers are going about their job  Read here
  
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I’m not only speaking to people of colour. If you’re white, black, brown or anything in between, I’m sure you feel hopeless by the racism going on in America right now

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