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Sandhya Ramesh

Sandhya Ramesh
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Sandhya Ramesh is the Senior Assistant Editor of Science at ThePrint India. She writes about science and technology, with a focus on research, lifestyle, and society in India. Her areas of interest include astronomy, earth sciences, the ongoing climate crisis, and all paleo sciences. She has written regularly for the TheWire, Hindustan Times, Mint, and The Planetary Society. She lives in Bangalore with her dog and two cats. She can be reached at sandhya.ramesh@theprint.in Find her on Twitter at @sandygrains

On Camera

Deserted road at Marine drive as Maharashtra govt announced weekend lockdown due to surge in Covid cases in Mumbai on 10 April, 2021 | PTI

Deserted roads bring back nightmare of demand slump for Indian fuel companies

It’s an ominous sign for India, where fuel consumption still hasn’t fully recovered from last year’s national lockdown that saw oil demand fall to the lowest since 2007.

Defence

Representational image of an Indian Army convoy moving through Ladakh | Photo: ANI

China changes stance, wants de-escalation before disengagement in Ladakh. India disagrees

De-escalation before disengagement could give China an advantage as it can move troops back much faster than India due to its better infrastructure.

Why mosques in rear view mirror, like Kashi’s Gyanvapi, can crash India’s drive into future

Court’s order to ASI to survey Gyanvapi Mosque for remains of old Kashi Vishwanath Temple questions the optimism that Ayodhya wouldn’t be repeated.