With coronavirus cases continuing to rise, it’s too early to open gyms

The government has permitted gyms to open from August 5 at a time when daily fresh coronavirus cases in India remain high and the virus is spreading to smaller cities and towns. Zumba classes in a South Korean city and clusters from gyms in Japan have shown how intense physical exertion in closed settings with … Continue reading With coronavirus cases continuing to rise, it’s too early to open gyms

Fukushima Daiichi: how the nuclear plant crisis happened

Published in The Hindu on March 14, 2011 The crisis at the three Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power stations came not from the buildings collapsing after the March 11 earthquake of magnitude 9 and the tsunami that followed the quake, but from a different source — power failure. The Fukushima nuclear reactor 1 went critical on … Continue reading Fukushima Daiichi: how the nuclear plant crisis happened