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Tuesday, July 05, 2022

An Expert Explains

From The Indian Express panel of specialists, exclusive insight


Explained: The anti-defection law, and why Eknath Shinde could be poised to dodge it in Maharashtra

June 28, 2022 1:12 pm

Maharashtra Shiv Sena political crisis explained: Can the rebelling Shiv Sena MLAs face proceedings under the anti-defection law, or do they have the numbers to escape this? A look at the law, and the roles the Speaker and Governor will play in such situations.

Explained: Making sense of the Covid-19 spike in India

June 21, 2022 8:37 am

Active cases in Maharashtra have risen 15 times in a month, with even previously infected people catching the virus. What explains the spike, how different are the symptoms, and what precautions should you take?

An Expert Explains | ASHA: A successful public health experiment rooted in the village community

May 24, 2022 8:02 am

It is a programme that has done well across the country. As skill sets improved, recognition and respect for the ASHA went up. In a way, it became a programme that allowed a local woman to develop into a skilled health worker.

An Expert Explains: How to protect yourself from heat-related illness

May 17, 2022 11:09 am

What is heat-related illness and how can one protect oneself from it? How much water or fluids should one consume? Can people overdo it? Which section is most vulnerable in this season? Should people exercise in this season? An expert answers your questions.

An Expert Explains: 'Need ease of doing science, wider distribution of grants'

May 03, 2022 10:16 am

Ajay K Sood explains the job of the principal scientific advisor, and what his focus will be.

An Expert Explains: Emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic, seeing viruses in perspective

April 06, 2022 7:46 am

Viruses have existed on Earth for 3.5 billion years prior to humans. They permeate every part of the natural world, lurking in soil, seawater, and drifting through the atmosphere. Almost all of them are harmless to humans, and many perform important functions in our ecosystem's maintenance. In fact, viruses have been integral to the very evolution of our species.

An Expert Explains: Reforming death penalty

April 05, 2022 11:32 am

Examining issues raised in a specific case, the Supreme Court has suo motu opened a review of the process by which courts award the death penalty. What is the procedure by which judges get the relevant information for the sentencing process, and why has the top court felt it necessary to intervene?

An Expert Explains | Hindus as minority: Govt's affidavit is consistent with the Constitution

March 30, 2022 7:08 pm

The Government of India's affidavit on Hindus as a minority in some states and Union Territories is consistent with the Constitution and Supreme Court judgments. Here is how

Unseeing Bhagat Singh: Why India has stopped at only talking about him

March 23, 2022 12:15 pm

The image — and imagery — that is frequently invoked on social media and in political discourse derives from certain romanticised stereotypes rooted in the folklore around the unparalleled bravery and fearlessness of Bhagat Singh, who was only 23 when he gave his life for the nation.

An Expert Explains: Under a new caliph, why Islamic State continues to be a formidable threat

March 15, 2022 10:42 am

Last week, confirming the death of al-Qurashi, ISIS named one Abu al-Hasan al-Hashemi al-Qurashi as its third Caliph.