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New York Times reporter and visual journalist in India and South Asia 🎥🗞📷 | Previously @WSJ | 🏳️‍🌈 | Always cooking 🍳 | Instagram: seekaransingh

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Karan Deep Singh
2 days ago
Breaking: India's top science agency tailored its Covid-19 findings to fit Prime Minister Narendra Modi's narrative on the pandemic, even as a deadly second wave approached. Our latest @nytimes investigation.
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3 hours ago
Amid all this, if you still missed it, here's the article in today's @nytimes international print edition.
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3 hours ago
"We cannot afford to be diverted by things that can be addressed at a later stage."
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3 hours ago
India's health ministry: "We greatly value journalistic and editorial freedom. At the same time, we must realize that all of us, are fully immersed in fighting a pandemic. All our energies and time is devoted to that...
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"All the issues raised are dead ones, which probably do not merit any attention." V.K. Paul: "We actually condemn this kind of distorted reporting out of context. This is not desirable and this should not happen."
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Karan Deep Singh
3 hours ago
Here's the full response for anyone looking to quote. Balram Bhargava: "This is a provocative, attention-seeking article. This is published at a time when India is doing good. Our vaccination is excellent and it is diverting the attention...
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Karan Deep Singh
3 hours ago
The many adjectives India's government and its top science agency used to respond to my @nytimes article today: "provocative," "attention-seeking," "distorted" and "out of context."
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2 days ago
@Karan_Singhs has been thinking of this for a long time, and it shows. His thread here makes several points some of us have been making, but I'm glad he highlighted one in particular, the disgraceful handling of the Tableeghi Jamaat episode.
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Karan Deep Singh
2 days ago
When I first started talking to scientists inside India's top agency last year, some of them described feeling "powerless" against a government portraying India's Covid-19 crisis as less severe. And oh boy, it's come full circle a year later.
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The Wire
a day ago
Scientists described a 'culture of silence' at ICMR, with researchers worried that they would be passed over for opportunities if they questioned their superiors.
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NYT Science
a day ago
“Science is being used as a political weapon to forward the government narrative rather than help people,” said a physician who left India’s top science agency.
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The Wire
2 days ago
The ICMR’s top leadership has ‘tailored’ the agency’s findings on the spread of COVID-19 and its possible trajectory to suit PM Modi’s agenda and pressured scientists to downplay the threat posed by the pandemic, according to an @nytimes report.
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Karan Deep Singh
a day ago
In case you missed it, here's Tuesday's @nytimes front page with our story on how science in India became a 'political weapon' under Modi.
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Karan Deep Singh
2 days ago
मैं अपने पत्रकार साथियों को धन्यवाद देना चाहता हूं जिन्होंने महामारी पर रिपोर्ट करते हुए अक्सर अपनी जान की बाज़ी लगा दी। एजेंसी पर और संदर्भ के लिए @christopherkay @mnaqvi10 द्वारा एक रिपोर्ट जोड़ रहा हूँ।
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Karan Deep Singh
2 days ago
यह जांच एक बहुत बड़ा प्रयास था जो वैज्ञानिकों और शोधकर्ताओं के बिना संभव नहीं होता, जिन्होंने अपने करियर को जोखिम में डालकर अपनी आवाज़ उठाई। यहाँ एक असंबंधित तस्वीर जो मैंने दिल्ली की एक प्रयोगशाला में ली थी, आपके साथ शेयर करना चाहता हूँ।
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