Reportage

March 23, 2020

How to deal with children during ​the Coronavirus lockdown?

They may have many questions. Probably, they are scared but are not able to put their fears into words. So, what should you tell your children about Coronavirus?

Swati Subhedar
March 23, 2020

“We are nowhere even close to what happened in Italy, but take social distancing seriously”

Kavya Sanghvi managed to get out of Italy in the nick of time. He is touched he is getting calls from the state, central government health authorities who are checking on him on a regular basis

Swati Subhedar
March 22, 2020

Communities most vulnerable to climate change have the lowest access to clean water

The government has committed to provide piped water to every household by 2024. But climate crisis threatens the viability of this promise. Poor and marginalized communities without access to clean water are expected to suffer the most as climate change puts more pressure on already stretched water services

Nidhi Jamwal
March 21, 2020

“I could have taken the first flight back to India, but I chose to stay back in Italy because …”

Aishwarya Rathore is a service designer based in Milan, Italy. At times she feels she is going insane as because of the lockdown she hasn’t interacted with a real human in forever

Swati Subhedar
March 21, 2020

“For two months, we were locked up in a building at Wuhan. The situation was very, very scary”

Gaurav Shukla, 34, from Uttar Pradesh, was working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Wuhan University in China. He flew back to India with 112 others and landed at an isolation camp

Ranvijay Singh
March 21, 2020

“The usual banter was missing at all the airports. There were 30 passengers on our Kochi flight”

When this couple residing in New Zealand decided to come back to India, Coronavirus had started spreading its tentacles. But they were positive as “India was taking preventive measures”

Swati Subhedar
March 21, 2020

It’s not right to create a sanitary landfill along the banks of the Yamuna river. This is why

Apart from being illegal, such a facility is an environmental disaster. The Yamuna river floodplain should not be made a sacrificial goat at the altar of short-sighted developmental needs

Manoj Misra
March 21, 2020

Traders worried as demand for Vegetables and fruits get affected

The Indian farmers are badly hit. While the price of vegetables has declined after unseasonal rain, the fall in demand has been bothering the traders. While the prices of grapes have declined by 30 to 40 per cent, there is uncertainty about mango exports

Mithilesh Dhar Dubey
March 20, 2020

House sparrows, which disappeared almost two decades ago, could make a comeback

Conservationists attribute the decline in the population of house sparrows to the unfriendly architecture of our homes, chemical fertilizers in our crops and noise pollution

Jaspreet Luthra
March 20, 2020

For anganwadis, Corona shutdown could mean safety from disease, not from hunger

The anganwadi centres and schools are shut. This stretches the nutrition needs of 158 million under-six kids and over 59 million children in primary and upper primary government schools

Nidhi Jamwal