WATER QUALITY OF THE YAMUNA RIVER DURING THE FIRST LOCKDOWN

Divya Mehra and Shiwani The Coronavirus pandemic which has affected almost every part of the world is considered to be the biggest economic and health crisis of the present time. To contain the spread of the Covid-19 disease, in the initial phases of the pandemic, many countries went into lockdown, resulting in the temporary suspension … Continue reading WATER QUALITY OF THE YAMUNA RIVER DURING THE FIRST LOCKDOWN

National Capital in Pandemic: Visualising the story so far

Sonali Chauhan On August 11, we completed five months since COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic. With over 22 lakh cases and around 45,000 fatalities, India is amongst the worst-hit nations after the US and Brazil. In the first eight days of August, the total number of new cases reported from India surpassed the U.S. … Continue reading National Capital in Pandemic: Visualising the story so far

Cities – Emerging Hotspots for Infectious Diseases

Divya Mehra Cities and pandemics have shared a long history and over the decades it has been witnessed that cities have emerged to be the epicentre for infectious diseases. This is often attributed to its very nature - the population densities and inter/intra connections have turned out to be the important factors.  Cities act as … Continue reading Cities – Emerging Hotspots for Infectious Diseases

Quarantine Ecologies: The Spectacular Return of Animals

Kartik Chugh As the world is reeling from the effects of the pandemic, a barrage of writing has recently emerged linking COVID-19 to the 'healing' of Earth. Lockdown measures of confinement have birthed novel ecologies of abandonment which have altered the rhythms and mobilities of both humans and non-humans. The absence of humans has led … Continue reading Quarantine Ecologies: The Spectacular Return of Animals

Lockdown Effects: Conditioning of Stray Dogs to Vehicular Traffic

Fizala Tayebulla Street dogs have become one of the very few animals that us humans could watch and access from our locked-in houses in cities. As humans limited their movement and remained mostly within premises of their homes, commuting in vehicles- a typical urban activity came to a standstill. City roads became unusually quiet and … Continue reading Lockdown Effects: Conditioning of Stray Dogs to Vehicular Traffic