All stories by Gunjan Sharma
Khan Market, CP traders struggle to survive despite 'unlock'Rediff.com2 Jul 2020
Deserted streets, limited customers, no revenue generation, huge rentals and restricted operations have forced many outlets to put their shutters down permanently while many others are struggling to survive by retrenching staff and tightening their purse strings on several other expenses.
IIT students to get lockdown benefits!Rediff.com2 Jun 2020
From early graduation to flexible grading, Gunjan Sharma reports on how the IITs will help their graduating students.
Gurgaon-Bihar: 8 days, 1,000 km and 11 men on 11 cycle rickshawsRediff.com26 May 2020
Kumar had registered for the Shramik Special train. Everyday, he hoped his phone will ring and he will be asked to come to the station. But, only his landlord's call came everyday asking when he would pay the due rent. Dejected with the wait, Kumar decided to go to the Gurgaon Railway Station where he was refused an entry.
Son leaves job to meet mother, gets news of her death in quarantineRediff.com25 May 2020
He quit his job in Dubai and returned to India to spend time with his ailing mother but life doesn't always go according to plan -- and news of her death came shortly before his 14-day quarantine in Delhi was ending. A heartbroken Aamir Khan said his mother died on Saturday and he could not even attend his mother's last rites at their home in Rampur on Sunday. His quarantine would end soon but he wasn't allowed to leave.
Exodus shatters 'Big-city school' dreams of migrants' kidsRediff.com24 May 2020
'I like it when my daughter talks in English fluently. She is smarter in maths too than her village friends'
Hoping to return home, migrants walk to rlwy station dailyRediff.com19 May 2020
'They say government is doing so much but ham to ab bhi yahi hain'
Protests move indoors, online during lockdownRediff.com5 May 2020
Several protests and mass movements across Delhi and the country were at their peak when the coronavirus threat slowly crept in, throwing normal life out of gear and pushing everyone indoors to ensure social distancing.
COVID-19 test method developed by IIT Delhi gets ICMR nodRediff.com23 Apr 2020
IIT Delhi is the first academic institute to have obtained the ICMR approval for a real-time PCR- based diagnostic assay. The development also comes against the backdrop of the Indian Council of Medical Research halting the testing for COVID-19 cases through China-made test kits because of massive variation in test results, compounding the challenge to check and contain the pandemic.
Student develops device to ensure social distancingRediff.com25 Mar 2020
The device which can be worn as a pendant comes with a sensor which glows in case someone breaches the user's safe space of one metre and a 'hand wash reminder'.
India's image among those caring for freedom declining: ChomskyRediff.com6 Mar 2016
Noam Chomsky maintained that India is "not the only country where educational institutions are being subjected to such attacks, though the sequence of events at JNU signal towards a culture of authoritarian menace".
8th Jaipur Literature Festival kicks off to a grand startRediff.com21 Jan 2015
The eighth edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival kicked off on Wednesday to a grand start with a bevy of authors, poets, Nobel Laureates along with some Bollywood celebrities, trooping in to the pink city to participate in one of Asia's biggest literary jamboree.