Reportage

May 28, 2020

Poor internet connectivity and incomplete syllabus: How would the Delhi University students appear for their online exams?

Most of the Delhi University students had left for their respective homes for the midterm break and got stuck due to the ongoing lockdown. Now they have to brace themselves up to appear for online exams — which would define the course of their future — with poor internet connectivity and incomplete syllabus

Daya Sagar
May 27, 2020

This lockdown has been tough for domestic helps. They were out of work and most didn’t even get their salaries

The nationwide lockdown has deeply impacted the lives of millions of women who were supporting themselves and their families by working as domestic helps. However, since March, most of the housing societies and families have not let them inside their homes as a precautionary measure

Neetu Singh
May 27, 2020

This migrant labourer died on his way back home. The family is still waiting for the body

Other labourers, who were in the same truck, fled as they feared he died due to coronavirus. The truck driver also quickly un-boarded all the labourers and went away taking along with him the dead body

Kushal Mishra
May 27, 2020

Take, retake: This is how the media turned the story of Jyoti and her father into ‘Peepli Live’

Jyoti Kumari did travel 1,200 kms with her father from Gurugram to Darbhanga. But was the distance entirely covered by a bicycle? One can easily question the role of the media

Mithilesh Dhar Dubey
May 26, 2020

Labourers, beauticians, plumbers: UP govt is trying to provide jobs to migrants reaching home

The Uttar Pradesh government has formed a migration commission to identify the skills of returning migrants and provide employment to them. The government also plans to provide insurance to these workers

Arvind Shukla
May 26, 2020

Lockdown, followed by two months fishing ban; Koli fisherwomen are on the edge

Koli fisherwomen in Mumbai have not earned a penny in the last almost three months. Fishing ban in June and July, with no monetary compensation, may tip them over the edge

Nidhi Jamwal
May 26, 2020

Lockdown effect: At the vegetable mandis, tomatoes are selling at Re 1, onions for Rs 2 per kg

The prices have gone down because of the lesser number of retail buyers at the mandis. Besides, as all the hotels and dhabas are closed, the stock is arriving in the mandis, but not selling

Mithilesh Dhar Dubey
May 26, 2020

Small processing units can help the agriculture sector tide over the current economic crisis

The immediate efforts to deal with the way challenges have emerged in the agriculture sector are fine, but it is crucial to formulate medium and long-term strategies for far-reaching results

AK Shah
May 25, 2020

Farmers worried as a severe locust attack destroys crops in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh

The country is battling the desert locusts in the heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Gujarat and Punjab have also warned the farmers of locust attacks

Divendra Singh
May 25, 2020

Labourers living in quarantine centres in this tribal village are going hungry

Many labourers are living in two quarantine centres in Kurud village in the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. The administration has asked their family members to get meals for them, which has put them at risk

Himanshu Singh