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What we observe currently is a dilution of the formal channels of communication, while there is not much evidence of the informal ones evolving


R Gopalakrishnan
Think of past crises that delivered dramatic opportunities for India: For example, Quit India (1942), Green Re­vo­lution (1964) and Liberalisation (1991). Crises excavate society’s hidden ene­rgy. Even the current crisis shows signs of our society doing “impossible” things.

Driven by Covid, innovation is bubbling in companies and start-ups, indeed to a visible extent in government as well. Biotech innovators on PPEs or vaccines speak highly about how they received administrators’ support by texting officers. Indigenous production of PPE/ventilators has increased manifold in eight weeks. The inspirational work going on within public research institutions makes you wonder where such result-oriented energy
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First Published: May 27 2020 | 11:32 PM IST

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