Hello and welcome to The Moving Curve. I’m Rukmini, a data journalist based in Chennai. Two nights a week on this mini-cast, I consider one question around the novel coronavirus epidemic in India. Tonight I’m considering this question — how can district-level data help in strengthening democracy?

As I…


Hello and welcome to The Moving Curve. I’m Rukmini, a data journalist based in Chennai. Two nights a week on this mini-cast, I consider one question around the novel coronavirus epidemic in India. …


Hello and welcome to The Moving Curve. I’m Rukmini, a data journalist based in Chennai. Two nights a week on this mini-cast, I consider one question around the novel coronavirus epidemic in India. …


Hello and welcome to The Moving Curve. I’m Rukmini, a data journalist based in Chennai. Two nights a week on this mini-cast, I consider one question around the novel coronavirus epidemic in India. …


Hello and welcome to The Moving Curve. I’m Rukmini, a data journalist based in Chennai. Two nights a week on this mini-cast, I consider one question around the novel coronavirus epidemic in India. Tonight I’m considering this one — what do we know about variants?

The GISAID database of genomic sequencing globally is here.

Here’s a good page from the US CDC explaining variants in general.

INSACOG’s webpage is here.

My article on the vaccine effect in India is here.

Banjot Kaur’s article is here.

Unless we try and stay one step ahead of the virus, we’re always going to be playing catch up. And unfortunately, I think that’s exactly what’s happening with genome sequencing in India.

Thank you for listening. This episode was edited by Anand Krishnamoorthi. One the next episode — a new question.


Hello and welcome to The Moving Curve. I’m Rukmini, a data journalist based in Chennai. Two nights a week on this mini-cast, I consider one question around the novel coronavirus epidemic in India. …


Hello and welcome to The Moving Curve. I’m Rukmini, a data journalist based in Chennai. Two nights a week on this mini-cast, I consider one question around the novel coronavirus epidemic in India. Tonight I’m considering this one — what has the last year meant?

It’s one year and…


Hello and welcome to The Moving Curve. I’m Rukmini, a data journalist based in Chennai. Two nights a week on this mini-cast, I consider one question around the novel coronavirus epidemic in India. Tonight I’m considering this one: did we go too far with sero-surveys?

Dr Anup Malani’s bio…


Hello and welcome to The Moving Curve. I’m Rukmini, a data journalist based in Chennai. Two nights a week on this mini-cast, I consider one question around the novel coronavirus epidemic in India. Tonight I’m considering this one — how is there room for cases to start rising again, particularly in Maharashtra?

My article for IndiaSpend on Maharashtra’s new numbers is here.

A recent thread by Murad Banaji on Mumbai’s numbers is here.

A recent news article about the Bengaluru housing society outbreak is here.

The Maharashtra minister who tested positive twice is here.

An article about the Amaravati lab is here.

Thank you for listening. This episode was edited by Anand Krishnamoorthi. On the next episode — a new question.


Hello and welcome to The Moving Curve. I’m Rukmini, a data journalist based in Chennai. Two nights a week on this mini-cast, I consider one question around the novel coronavirus epidemic in India. …

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I am a data journalist based in Chennai, India.

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