Water is life. The most essential thing after air is water. In my previous post in this series on environmental issues, I discussed about Air. In this article I intend to draw the reader's attention to water. There are man made water bodies like the ponds and canals. And there are natural water bodies like … Continue reading spare a thought for our water bodies
The urban rural divide in the context of the Covid pandemic is clearly discernible. The percentage of infection and causality is very high in case of cities. The bigger the worse. No doubt overcrowding is one reason. A study about the pandemic in Delhi has found that the lungs of people living in Delhi are … Continue reading Making Air Breathable
For the earth, the stars and the planets are the natural and large scale sources of light. The amount of natural lights we get impacts all the living beings on earth in terms of health and mood. On closer examination we find that some activities are best suited for morning, some for midday, some for … Continue reading Jyotisha – the lord of light
Why should I be holding this paper in this digital age? If I am old fashioned, paper means a lot. In spite of all the legislation for granting legal authority to digital documents, the old fashioned would believe in a printed and ink signed document than a document originating from a verified ISP that is … Continue reading near or far the threat is real
image credit : unsplash Life has become a wee bit boring. Corona is declining in an expected manner. People are protesting on expected lines. People are protesting the protests on expected lines. Barring a few - a very few exceptions, all have started behaving on expected lines. It is understandable when a loyal member of … Continue reading one hundred years of boredom
Today when the whole of humanity is divided even in the face of a common enemy, what lofty ideals our ancient seers had. They conceived of a utopia where the whole humanity is bonded like a one family. This was long before a map of the whole world was available. By virtue of my association … Continue reading will vasudhaiva kutumbakam ever be a reality?
Knowing full well that economic slow down is an inevitable part of debt driven economy, should we blame the government of the day? Should we also create a panic situation by demanding that the patient who is suffering a normal fever be put in an ICU? If we follow Ray Dalio's explanation of economic models, … Continue reading Should we be excessively worried about the economic slowdown?
From the social media trends it appears that Indians are divided as to whether to welcome the fact of a persons of Indian origin winning the Nobel prize in economics. Many Indians, as usual, felt proud - particularly those from Bengal and JNU, while some smelt a conspiracy. I will remain sceptical. Nobel for economics, … Continue reading Nobel Intentions 2
When Barrack Obama won the Nobel Prize, sensible people were surprised. At that time Obama had barely started his tenure as the president. He had not achieved anything worth while to be considered for the award. Later on Nobel clarified that the award was given keeping his potential in mind. Seems, rationalization is not restricted … Continue reading Nobel Intentions
According to a recent report of National Sample Survey Office, working hours in India is one of the highest in the world. In other words, the workers in Indian private sector, are more exploited than their counterparts in other countries. After leaving Defence Service I worked in a BPO for a short period. I joined … Continue reading of work, rest, and compensation