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People Are 10 Times More Likely To Inhale Covid-19 Aerosols From Public Washroom Than Open Spaces

People Are 10 Times More Likely To Inhale Covid-19 Aerosols From Public Washroom Than Open Spaces

In a new study, published in the journal Physics of Fluids, the team at IIT-Bombay explored how airflow can mitigate the transmission of Covid-19 indoors by taking cue from airflow around aircraft and engines.

18 November 2021
The NEWS

The NEWS

In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week

03 September 2021

Toilet View Of The Lockdown

Disruptions caused by the pandemic have exacerbated the already intolerable situation of sanitation workers

Shit Happens. Let’s Talk About It

Shit Happens. Let’s Talk About It

An uncomfortable yet necessary look at why our waste matters

19 October 2021

World Water Day: Do you know the real value of water?

Access to clean and safe usable water is a fundamental human right. Yet billions are denied access to it. Let's find out why.

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12 March 2021
How Hygiene, Sanitation And Potable Water Impact Nutrition

How Hygiene, Sanitation And Potable Water Impact Nutrition

Nutrition is not just about a proper diet. Here’s how lack of proper hygiene, sanitation and safe drinking water can undermine any nutrition program.


03 February 2021
Stunting And Sanitation In India: More Questions Than Answers

Stunting And Sanitation In India: More Questions Than Answers

The link between open defecation (OD) and stunting has been well-established in literature on the subject


30 January 2021
Watch: North Delhi Mayor Picks Up Trash, Urges Sanitation Employees To End Strike

Watch: North Delhi Mayor Picks Up Trash, Urges Sanitation Employees To End Strike

The mayor claimed that the North Delhi Municipal Corporation has released all the pending salaries of sanitation workers


19 November 2020
Let's Talk About Sanitation

Let's Talk About Sanitation

Billions of people across the world still lack access to basic sanitation services. Here's a few suggestions on how to address that problem


24 July 2020
Re-imagining A  Malnutrition-free  India

Re-imagining A Malnutrition-free India

For a country where almost 36% children are underweight, 50% women are anemic already, a rapid call to action and re-shaping system is a big fish to fry. How...


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14 March 2020
King, Queen, Brahmin

09 March 2020
Strong Connect Between Sanitation And Health

Strong Connect Between Sanitation And Health

It is important to prioritize better toilets and washing facilities in schools and homes, and to provide accurate information around menstruation, to ensure...


15 November 2019
The Subcontinental Menu

14 September 2019
Amit Shah, BJP Leaders Mop Floor At AIIMS To Mark 'Seva Saptah'

Amit Shah, BJP Leaders Mop Floor At AIIMS To Mark 'Seva Saptah'

In a tweet, Home Minister Amit Shah appealed to people to spread the message for water conservation, ridding the country of single-use plastic and cleanliness...


28 August 2019
No Country For Children

No Country For Children

Forty per cent Indians are between age 1 and 18. But who cares, anyway? The just-released Child Well-Being Index shows how India has failed its children


14 May 2020
Reshma Shankar Dhote, A Nutrition Warrior

Reshma Shankar Dhote, A Nutrition Warrior

Here’s the story of a woman who transformed the nutrition profile of her village Bihali in Maharashtra


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01 June 2019
Video Of Idli Vendor Using Toilet Water In Mumbai Goes Viral, FDA Begins Probe

Video Of Idli Vendor Using Toilet Water In Mumbai Goes Viral, FDA Begins Probe

In the video, a hawker who runs an idli stall on the pavement can be seen fetching water from a toilet to prepare the chutney, which is served as an...


18 May 2019
After Cyclone Fani, A Swachh Bharat Toilet Has Become Home To This Dalit Family

After Cyclone Fani, A Swachh Bharat Toilet Has Become Home To This Dalit Family

Rendered homeless, Khirod Jena (58), a landless daily wage earner in Raghudeipur village, has been living in 7 feet x 6 feet toilet, along with his spouse and...


12 February 2019
Corrupt People Are Scared Of 'Chowkidar', Says PM Modi In Haryana

Corrupt People Are Scared Of 'Chowkidar', Says PM Modi In Haryana

PM Modi said the efforts of his government were not only to make the country cleaner but also to cleanse it of evils like corruption.


12 December 2018
This Seven Year Old Girl Took Her Father To Police Station For Not Building A Toilet

This Seven Year Old Girl Took Her Father To Police Station For Not Building A Toilet

As the news spread, the Ambur Municipality Commissioner announced Zaara as the brand ambassador for the Swachh Bharat mission.


06 November 2018
Poop In Hand, Bill Gates Backs China's Toilet Revolution

Poop In Hand, Bill Gates Backs China's Toilet Revolution

The stunt was an effort to draw attention to a problem affecting developing countries around the world: not enough toilets.


14 August 2018
Bezwada Wilson: Tireless Warrior Tracing Lines Of Oppression | By Aruna Roy

Bezwada Wilson: Tireless Warrior Tracing Lines Of Oppression | By Aruna Roy

Bezwada Wilson has transformed himself into an extraordinary activist, a great campaigner against discrimination and ­injustice, and a mesmerising speaker,...


14 July 2018
The Subcontinental Menu

The Subcontinental Menu

Why army plans to transfer Friesian cattle to government departments to how a Bollywood film has had a profound effect on the people of a Haryana village. Read...


26 May 2018
Click Selfies With Toilets Or Lose Salary, Govt Employees In UP's Sitapur Told

Click Selfies With Toilets Or Lose Salary, Govt Employees In UP's Sitapur Told

The employees will also have to submit a certificate proof of their respective toilets to ensure that every household has a toilet built.



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