Photo by ThisisEngineering RAEng on Unsplash Most of us feel stressed at some point or the other in our everyday life. While being stressed was part and parcel of humankind since time immemorial, what is different about the times we are living is the “convergence” of Isolationism brought about due to Covid, the excessive reliance … Continue reading Moore’s Law, Acceleration, and Getting off the Treadmill of Tech Driven, Sisyphean Modern Life
Day: December 6, 2021
How the Viral Times are Forcing us to Struggle for Existence and Live for the Moment
We are living in truly extraordinary times. On one hand, the viral viruses and their many strains and variants are making us fearful for our lives, and worse, forcing us to scrounge for everything from hospital beds and oxygen to food and basic necessities for everyday living. On the other hand, we are living in … Continue reading How the Viral Times are Forcing us to Struggle for Existence and Live for the Moment
Oh! How the Mighty Fall! (Or, Do They Really?) Bill Gates’ fall from Grace and Its’ Implications
If news reports are anything to go by, the swift condemnation of the tech visionary and the celebrated founder of Microsoft because of his alleged dalliances and his relationship with the now deceased financier, Jeffrey Epstein, has been long overdue. Indeed, some have expressed surprise at how “inevitable” it was for Gates’ and his rumored … Continue reading Oh! How the Mighty Fall! (Or, Do They Really?) Bill Gates’ fall from Grace and Its’ Implications
Dodging a New Dark Age
Photo by Oleksandra Petrova on Unsplash Is the much feared “biblical apocalypse” upon us? Just like the Four Horsemen of Doom, we have famine, pestilence, death, and disease among us. And, with the Holy Land up in flames, maybe the “signs” are all too familiar. Turning to more earthly concerns, the Coronavirus has wrought unimaginable … Continue reading Dodging a New Dark Age
Staying Sane in Dizzying Times
As the world spirals into a miasma of Uber speed change and accelerated events around us leave us flabbergasted, how do we stay sane when things change by the time one reads this sentence. Indeed, the Pandemic has been the spark that lit the fire of imploding world events. In a manner similar to the … Continue reading Staying Sane in Dizzying Times
Is the Covid -19 Pandemic beginning of The End of the World as we have Known it?
We are in a truly epochal moment in time with the ongoing Covid 19 Pandemic wreaking havoc around the world. While our overburdened healthcare systems struggle to cope with the record waves and surges of the infected, our politicians are clueless and our administrators helpless. On the other hand, the much vaunted private sector has … Continue reading Is the Covid -19 Pandemic beginning of The End of the World as we have Known it?
Dude! Where’s My Country? Is India Going the Way of the Erstwhile Soviet Union?
As India battles an apocalyptic Second Wave of Coronavirus infections, and the state having melted away right when its citizens needed it the most, one wonders whether the country is going the way of the erstwhile Soviet Union and imploding from within. While the collapse of the healthcare system is visible to all, there are … Continue reading Dude! Where’s My Country? Is India Going the Way of the Erstwhile Soviet Union?
Did Joe Biden’s Massive and Generous Stimulus Make Workers Lazy and Not Return to Full Time Jobs?
Photo by Blogging Guide on Unsplash Are the Stimulus Packages Game Changers or Inflationary? The labor market continues to be tepid, despite the massive and generous stimulus passed by Congress in March. Indeed, the Covid Relief Stimulus Package was said to be the “game changer” as far as the role of the government in the … Continue reading Did Joe Biden’s Massive and Generous Stimulus Make Workers Lazy and Not Return to Full Time Jobs?
Living a Loser’s Life in a Winner Take All World
Photo by Edu Lauton on Unsplash Look around and you would see that the world celebrates winners and hates losers. Whether they are obscenely rich Oligarchs, whose wealth grows exponentially even during the pandemic, while the rest suffer, or whether they are our Supreme Leaders who are deified and feted and whose every move is … Continue reading Living a Loser’s Life in a Winner Take All World
Why China’s New 3 Child Policy Wouldn’t Help in its Quest to be a World Power
Photo by lin qiang on Unsplash China’s moves to arrest its demographic decline might be too little, too late and its quest to become a World Player risks falling into the stagnation trap that Japan faced in the 1980s China announced yesterday that it would now permit couples to have three children, up from the … Continue reading Why China’s New 3 Child Policy Wouldn’t Help in its Quest to be a World Power