While we all are looking forward to ushering in the New Year 2022 with joy and fanfare, the third wave looks like it is upon us. Even as many Indian states have banned large gatherings and prohibited mass celebrations of the New Year, most of us still intend to ring in the New Year with … Continue reading As The Third Wave Arrives, Some Pointers To Its Impact
Ghislaine Maxell, the socialite and long time associate of the financier, late Jeffrey Epstein, has been convicted of recruiting underage girls for the latter. This high profile and keenly watched trial is also notable for the effect it would have on the #MeToo movement and its impact on other victims of sexual harassment. Indeed, the … Continue reading Beyond #MeToo: What Ghislaine Maxwell’s Conviction Means For Victims of Sexual Harassment
It would be an understatement to say that the Covid pandemic has had a deleterious impact on our physical as well as psychological well being. Some of us lost our loved ones and most of us have had at least one or more of our relatives, peers, coworkers, or college maters and professional contacts succumb … Continue reading It Is High Time We Addressed Mental Health Issues Among The Under 30 Generations
It would be an understatement to say that India is not prepared for the Third Wave of Covid infections, caused by the Omicron variant. On paper, both the central and state governments say that they are well prepared. However, much like the brutal Second Wave that caught the nation off guard, the Third Wave would … Continue reading India Is Bringing The Third Wave Upon Itself, Risking Chaos and Implosion In An Age of Madness
Just when we thought that the worst is upon us and we have resumed our pre-pandemic way of living and working, the Omicron variant is making its presence felt, and that too, how!! Right from even vaccinations not being effective, to its high transmission rates, and with no known treatment that is effective against this … Continue reading Will The Omicron Variant Be The Proverbial Last Straw That “Breaks” Us?
Much like the fictional character, Alice in the all time popular children's fiction tale, Alice in Wonderland, there is much that is foreign and unfamiliar about "New India". This is a country barely recognizable from what it was even a few years ago, or a decade at the most. From open calls for genocide … Continue reading India Is Going Down A Deep, Dark, Genocidal Rabbit Hole, Decades In The Making
It is that time of the year again. As we approach the New Year 2022, there are Millions of predictions made about the year ahead and how it will turn out for each of us. Right from Astrologers to domain experts to the columnists, there is no dearth of soothsayers ruminating on how the … Continue reading Why I Think 2022 Will Be As Bad, If Not Worse, Than 2021!! Welcome to 2022!! The Year of Hopelessness and Helplessness
If there was one consequence, intended or otherwise, of the pandemic, then the "shift" to the Digital Age is perhaps the most consequential of the many ways in which that the pandemic has impacted us. Right from WFH or Work From Home arrangements, with Zoom calls for meetings, and a completely virtual mode of working, … Continue reading The Pandemic Forced Us To Go Digital. Here’s How This “Transition” To The Digital Age Is Playing Out.
The global markets are in "free fall" with most indices down by more than a percentage point. As of now, the Sensex has crashed by almost 1500 points and it looks to extend the losses by the end of the day, today. The Nifty too has breached its "psychological" level of 1650, leaving many … Continue reading Global Markets are in Free fall!! What are the Factors Driving This Selloff and Is It Panic or a Correction?
As the news from the United States is all about the Democratic Senator, Joe Manchin, announcing that he would vote against President Biden's "ambitious" spending bill, there is a sense of Deja Vu and much "we told you so" reactions from Democrats and other progressives, who along were predicting this outcome, and warning against "humoring" … Continue reading As Expected, Joe Manchin ‘killed’ Biden’s and Democrats Social Justice Agenda, Jeopardizing The American Dream