Since 1967, International Literacy Day has been celebrated annually on 8 September to remind the world at large about the importance of education and literacy.… Read More »International Literacy Day 2020: Education in the Time of Covid-19
In a global climate where every moment brings a mixture of anticipation and anxiety, Devadeep Chowdhury conducts a series of interviews with senior doctors across the country to unearth what we as citizens should look out for to combat the epidemic.
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.
As the death toll in India rises every day with a steady increase in the number of active cases, copious amounts of newsreel, and airtime… Read More »A Handbook on Sanitization in the Time of Corona: Dos and Don’ts