How damaging Cyclone Amphan was for the Sundarbans
Cyclone Amphan caused major damage across south Bengal, including the Sundarbans and across the Odisha coast on May 20, 2020. Communication infrastructure, including telephone networks, were damaged in the Sundarbans.
Days of COVID-19 confinement: How school-goers are dealing with lockdown
Nearly 90% of the world’s children are reportedly confined at their homes due to …
Hubble space telescope celebrates 30th anniversary
The Hubble Space Telescope — responsible for significantly expanding mankind's understanding of the universe — celebrated its 30th anniversary in space on April 24, 2020. Down To Earth brings you some of the most breath-taking images the telescope has captured.
Kolkata gully kids to grown-ups: Beware of coronavirus
A few kids at a Kolkata slum were perturbed over how some adults were not taking the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic seriously enough. Aged between 14 and 17 years, they came up with a series of posters to communicate the importance of hand hygiene and social distancing. Here are the lessons from the young ones.
COVID-19: Chhattisgarh villagers turn to mahua collection to offset farming losses
The 21-day nationwide lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has turned life upside down for most; Take Arjuni village in Chhattisgarh's Balodabazar-Bhatpara district: Farming has taken a hit and villagers have now taken to collecting mahua flowers.
India locked down, but challenges remain
As India entered a 21-day lockdown on March 25, 2020 in a bid to contain COVID-19 spread, thousands of daily wage labourers and migrant workers were left with nowhere to go. While some streets were eerily deserted, some were dotted with workers heading back home — on foot