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Deeptesh Sen


Deeptesh Sen is a Senior Sub-editor at the Indian Express. He tweets @Deeptesh_poet.

Explained: What is the ‘sea snot’ outbreak in Turkey, and what effect can it have on the marine ecosystem?
Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said considerable steps will be taken to solve the problem and protect the country's seas. But what is ‘sea snot’ and how did it cause the present crisis?

40 days under a yellow flag: A history of quarantine from Biblical times
Fri, Jun 04, 2021

The earliest mention of the practice of isolating a sick person was recorded in the Biblical book of Leviticus which narrates how Jewish Rabbis used to segregate patients suffering from skin disease.

Explained: Why the decision to shift Copa America to Brazil amid Covid-19 surge has raised concerns
Fri, Jun 04, 2021

With 10 countries taking part, the Copa America was slated to be played in Argentina and Colombia this year. This would have been the first time in the 105-year history of the tournament that it would have had joint hosts.

Explained: What is ‘red tourism’ promoted by China?
Thu, Jun 03, 2021

Why is 'red tourism' so important in China and how is it helping businesses to grow? And why does it have its fair share of naysayers across the world who feel that it has some dark secrets?

Explained: Why is Singapore shutting down schools over fears of B.1.617 variant of Covid-19?
Tue, May 25, 2021

Among the 61,000 Covid cases that Singapore has reported till date, most of the infections were from foreign worker dormitories. The new infections on Sunday were among the highest local cases detected outside dormitories in a year.

Explained: Why US statement on waiving vaccine patents is important in fight against Covid-19
Tue, May 11, 2021

Why is there a demand to do away with vaccine patents, and what is the importance of the statement by the Biden administration that it would support relaxing intellectual property rights of vaccines?

Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari: The man who kicked off Indian football
Wed, Apr 28, 2021

If we are to take a close look at the history of Indian football the way it is today, it all goes back to that day in September 1877 when Nagendra Prasad kicked back the ball to the British soldier on the Calcutta Maidan.

Facebook data leak: How are Indian users affected, and should you worry?
Thu, Apr 15, 2021

While analysing the data, it found that among the metros, Delhi was the worst hit, with accounts of more than 1,55,000 being compromised. The leaked data also contained account details of over 1,36,000 people from Mumbai, over 96,000 from Kolkata and more than 39,000 from Chennai.

Explained: Why is it becoming more difficult to detect deepfake videos, and what are the implications?
Sat, Apr 03, 2021

The potential danger of deepfakes lies in the fact that the level of manipulation is so perfect that it can be seemingly impossible at times to distinguish them from real videos. And the more difficult it becomes to detect the falsity, the greater the threat it possesses to pass off as real and cause the havoc it intends to.

Explained: As India vs England series moves behind closed doors, a look at how stadiums are tackling Covid-19 crisis
Wed, Mar 17, 2021

Across the world, are sports still being played behind closed doors? What are the Covid-19 protocols in place at other stadiums?

‘A perception was created that Left consists of only older people…that perception has been destroyed’
Thu, Mar 11, 2021

According to SFI state secretary, Srijan Bhattacharya, the Left is trying to bring together all people who oppose parties like TMC and BJP and are in favour of a secular and democratic alliance.

Explained: Why Brazil’s Covid-19 crisis is becoming a threat for rest of the world
Tue, Mar 16, 2021

Brazil Covid-19 Cases: Brazil registered 4,75,503 new Covid-19 cases and 11,009 deaths last week — both a record high. Why are the numbers suddenly rising in the country, and what are the wider implications of this crisis?

Explained: Why suicides are rising in Japan amid the Covid-19 pandemic
Fri, Feb 26, 2021

What explains Japan's sudden surge in cases of suicide, and does the Covid-19 pandemic have a role in this?

Bengal elections: How ‘Khela hobe’ has become a slogan for both TMC and BJP
Tue, Mar 16, 2021

Over the last few days, Trinamool Congress as well as BJP leaders across West Bengal have been raising the 'khela hobe' slogan. What is its significance and how did it become so popular?