Floods and COVID-19: Tale of twin disasters
An episode that plays itself out every year: Assam is reeling under floods, yet again.…
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