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Tuesday, Aug 04, 2020
Dhrubo Jyoti

Dhrubo Jyoti


Dhrubo works as an edit resource and writes at the intersection of caste, gender, sexuality and politics. Formerly trained in Physics, abandoned a study of the stars for the glitter of journalism. Fish out of digital water.

articles by Dhrubo Jyoti (399 results)
Jul 03, 2020 01:02
Migration is an old phenomenon in India, but exploded as growth soared with liberalisation in 1991, birthing a paradox: Booming cities needed cheap labour but the high cost of living was far beyond what migrant workers could afford. read more
Jul 01, 2020 00:10
Prakash Singh, a former director-general of police who filed a landmark petition for police reforms in the Supreme Court in 2006, called for an attitudinal change and reinforcing the architecture of state and district level “accountability commissions” that were mandated by the top court 14 years ago. read more
Jun 24, 2020 23:24
A region can achieve herd immunity against Covid-19 with fewer people than previously estimated, a new study said on Wednesday, but experts cautioned that the humanitarian and medical costs of taking the route continue to remain high, especially in India. read more
Jun 08, 2020 00:00
The road approaching his house has almost been washed away, making it difficult for relief workers to access his family. read more
May 27, 2020 23:44
The government had, two days before, sounded an alarm about an approaching super cyclone and evacuated roughly 360,000 people from the delta. read more
May 22, 2020 23:29
A cycle of 50 days of hard lockdown followed by 30 days of easing may be effective in reducing the number of Covid-19 deaths and hospitalisations while not hobbling the economy beyond repair, a 16-nation modelling study has suggested. read more
May 20, 2020 23:40
The study, published in the Physics of Fluids journal under the American Institute of Physics, used a three-dimensional model to investigate the transport, dispersion, and evaporation of saliva particles from a human cough. read more
May 19, 2020 23:51
A batch of studies during the initial surge of the pandemic had held out hope that drier and colder climates are more suited to the virus, and that the weather in tropical countries may hobble the spread to the disease. read more
May 16, 2020 23:58
Apart from the pilgrims, the shrine also employs 1,100 people who work as labourers, masons, cooks and staff. Of these, 306 people have been screened for the virus and 32 tested positive. read more
May 10, 2020 23:35
In their investigation and questioning, they found that the man, an engineering college drop-out, had put together an elaborate hoax on Facebook with eight fake profiles to churn out misinformation to tens of thousands of people and gained tremendous traction on Facebook and WhatsApp when Covid-19 hit India. read more
May 09, 2020 15:47
The Koyambedu hotspot is also responsible for cases in 10 districts other than Chennai including Ariyalur, Chengalpattu, Kanchipuram, Cuddalore, Perambalur, Madurai and Tiruvallur. read more
May 03, 2020 20:20
The study, to be published in the journal Advances in Wound Care, looked at 4,308 health care respondents from across 28 provinces in China and found that 42.8% had some form of skin injury related to PPE. read more
Apr 29, 2020 00:13
The strategy is the subject of a paper, ‘Strategic Planning To Augment The Testing Capacity For Covid-19 in India’, published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research and authored by scientists at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the country’s apex biomedical research body. read more
Apr 25, 2020 23:19
The study found that a single lockdown with no testing merely delayed the peak number of infections without affecting the quantum, but effective testing and lockdown reduced the peak infection by roughly 80%. read more
Apr 15, 2020 23:38
The study comes at a time when the Indian government has extended the national lockdown till May 3 but partially relaxed curbs in some areas amid reports of high economic distress in agricultural and small sectors, and in rural areas. read more