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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

Men smoking hookah | Representational Image | Commons

Chewing gum ban good but Haryana’s hookah culture can be real Covid-19 culprit

Hookah is popular in the state of Haryana and people, especially the elderly are defying Covid-19 lockdown and coming together to smoke hookah.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.