India's worsening Covid crisis: Asian Insider Ep 69

  • 5 May 2021

Asian Insider Ep 69: India's worsening Covid crisis 18:04 mins Synopsis: Each month, The Straits Times' US bureau chief Nirmal Ghosh presents an Asian perspective of the week's global talking points with expert guests. The new Covid-19 variants in India preyed on a complacent government and population, as ST's India correspondent Rohini Mohan and Ashoka University Professor Gautam Menon, explain on Asian Insider. They discuss the following points:  1. Bangalore in lockdown after spike in infections (3:34) 2. Complacency set in after the first wave peaked in 2020 (6:47) 3. Official data vs real numbers ‘not fooling anyone’ (9:55) 4. Role of media in focus as India battles deadly second wave (13:09) Produced by: Nirmal Ghosh ( & ST Video team Edited by: ST Video team and Aleemah Basirah Subscribe to the Asian Insider Podcast channel and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: Apple Podcasts: Google Podcasts:  Spotify: Website: Feedback to: Discover Asian Insider Videos: Read Ghosh's stories: Follow Nirmal Ghosh on Twitter: --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider Podcast: Green Pulse Podcast: Health Check Podcast: ST Sports Talk Podcast: Life Weekend Picks Podcast: #PopVultures Podcast: Bookmark This! Podcast: Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: Discover BT Podcasts: Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See for privacy information.