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Devadeep Chowdhury

Devadeep is an author at Spark.Live and New Delhi correspondent for the Japanese daily, The Sankei Shimbun. For the last seven years he has been working as a reporter covering India's external affairs, defence sector and political parties. He started his career as a food reviewer for the Times Food Guide. After getting an MA in International Relations from JNU, he has been covering politics and foreign relations for various international publications.

Dr. Arvind Kumar about Coronavirus

Fighting from the Frontline: In Conversation with Dr. Arvind Kumar

Dr Arvind Kumar is a founding member of Lung Care Foundation; Chairman, Centre of Chest Surgery; and Director, Institute of Robotic Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. He holds the following degrees: MBBS (AIIMS), MS (Surgery, AIIMS), MNAMS, FACS (USA), FICS (USA), and FUICC (Geneva). He is also the recipient of the prestigious Dr B.C. Roy Award for Eminent Medical Person for the year 2014.

Containment Zones Delhi

Despatches from an Urban Containment Zone: Tales of Fear, Anxiety, and Cautious Optimism during Covid-19 Crisis

If the lockdown seemed disorienting and frightening, a containment zone feels like a page out of a dystopian novel. But, the authorities say, it is vitally important to isolate such zones where there are multiple confirmed cases of Covid-19 and, in some cases, a cluster of suspected ones. In Faridabad, alone, there are 13 such containment areas as of now. In all over Delhi NCR, which includes the satellite townships of Faridabad, Gurgaon, Noida and Ghaziabad, the number is staggering — a total of 77 clusters have been identified to be ‘contained’. These include small urban villages, entirely planned sectors and, sometimes, even a single apartment complex.