Let us rewind the past week.

‘The entire corridor was filled with cries’: The night when oxygen ran out in Gorakhpur hospital

At 6 am, as the oxygen ran out, a nurse handed Zahid Khan an ambu bag to pump air into his five-year-old daughter Khushi. “My hands got tired pumping, but I did not stop,” he said. But the child died at around 5.30 pm. Ishrat Ahmed, whose four-day-old son was in the neonatal intensive care unit, said: “The entire corridor was filled with cries.” Read more here.

Also read: With no doctor at hand, fever patients in Manipur’s Henglep walk, wade and ride 80 km for treatment

In Delhi’s Rohingya camp, a refugee couple describe their 40-year search for a place to call home

Nutan Bahar stood before her husband Nizamuddin. “We cannot go back [to Myanmar] at any cost,” she insisted. He replied, “I am ready to go back if all our fundamental rights are restored and our properties returned.” But there was no convincing Nutan Bahar. “We just cannot go back,” she repeated. Read more here.

Much before the Partition, Prithviraj Kapoor was warning of its horrors in gut-wrenching plays

Deewar, a play about warring brothers, ran to packed houses across India, reducing leaders such as Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel to tears. It was not subtle in its allegorical references: Suresh’s feuding brother Ramesh was said to have resembled Muhammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. Read more here.

It’s time for another freedom struggle: A Midnight’s Child looks back on India’s 70-year journey

We are approaching a midnight hour of another kind, not one that will lead this country into freedom, but “where the clear stream of reason has lost its way” as Rabindranath Tagore wrote. An hour when partitions at every level are becoming the norm. Read more here.

Also read: A ‘war of independence’ that India forgot: Kukis rose up against the British in 1917

These Japanese Anime girls are endorsing Patanjali products and hanging out with Narendra Modi

Since it appeared in January, the Facebook page Hindu Nationalist Anime Girls has featured anime girls dressed in cute outfits swaying to the devotional song Mahishasura Mardini Stotram, advertising Ramdev’s Patanjali products, attempting to learn the Gayatri mantra and even hanging out with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read more here.