On Friday, June 2, 2023, a horrific accident took place in Balasore district of Odisha, when three trains collided with each other, killing nearly 300 people and injuring over 1000. The accident involved the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express, and a goods train. It was one of the worst train accidents in India's history.
Digital Healthcare Platforms for Healthcare Improvement
Digital healthcare platforms are online services that provide access to health information, diagnosis, treatment, and care delivery. They can include websites, apps, telemedicine, wearable devices, and electronic health records. Digital healthcare platforms have the potential to improve national healthcare by enhancing the efficiency, quality, accessibility, and affordability of health services. The digital healthcare platforms need to be designed and implemented with care and caution, taking into account the needs and preferences of users, providers, and policymakers. They also need to be evaluated and monitored for their effectiveness and impact on national healthcare.
The Oldest Written Customer Service Complaint in History
The oldest customer service complaint dates back to 1750 BCE, when a Babylonian merchant named Nanni wrote a letter to his supplier Ea-nasir, expressing his dissatisfaction with the quality of copper ingots he had received. Nanni accused Ea-nasir of breaking their contract and ignoring his repeated requests for a refund. The letter was inscribed on a clay tablet and found in the ruins of Ur, in modern-day Iraq.
Mask of Warka from Ancient Mesopotamia
The Mask of Warka, also known as the 'Lady of Uruk' and the 'Sumerian Mona Lisa' is a stunning marble face that dates back to around 3100 BCE. It was found in the city of Uruk, which is now called Warka in modern Iraq. It is the earliest known representation of the human face that was most likely an embodiment of the Goddess Inanna, the Sumerian goddess of love, war, beauty, sex and fertility. The mask gives us a glimpse into the culture and religion of one of the oldest civilizations in the world.
Nurses are the blessings of God
Today is International Nurse Day. It is observed around the world to honour the contribution of nurses to society and acknowledge the role they play in the overall healthcare system. Nurses play a crucial role in providing medical care and their role during COVID-19 has inspired humankind. Nurses have a long and rich history of serving humanity with compassion and professionalism. Nurse Day is also an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges and issues that nurses face in their work. Let us recognize that nurses are not only caregivers, but also leaders, innovators, and advocates for health and human rights.
My First Wedding Anniversary
Earlier this month, on the 3rd of May, I celebrated my very first wedding anniversary! It’s been an incredible journey so far, with much to be thankful for and much more to look forward to. I feel like it was a month or two ago that we went down to Dumka (Jharkhand), but then again when I look back on everything that has happened this year it feels like we have been married forever.
Day Trip to Ghum & Darjeeling
I visited Ghum and Darjeeling with my family. It was a wonderful trip. We enjoyed the scenic views of the Himalayas, the tea gardens, and the toy train ride. Ghum is the highest railway station in India and has a famous monastery. Darjeeling is a charming hill station with a rich cultural heritage. We had a memorable time there.
Day Trip to Tinchuley, Triveni, & Lamahatta
Tinchuley is a small hamlet located about 28 km from Darjeeling and around 3 km from Takdah. The name means “three ovens” in Tibetan, because of the three prominent hilltops that resemble ovens. The confluence of Teesta and Rangeet is also known as Triveni. Some call it Lover’s point. It is considered to be a holy place where two great Rivers meet. Rangeet is considered to be a male river who meets his beloved Teesta at this point, hence the name ‘Lover’s Point’. Lamahatta stands for Lama for Buddhist monk and Hatta for hut: a monk’s heritage. Lamahatta Eco park is a famous spot with its vibrant bright flowers.
Beautiful Heritage Homestay in Takdah
Takdah is a small hill station in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. It is surrounded by lush green tea gardens, pine forests and orchids. The place was once a British cantonment area and thus has a number of old British bungalows. You can enjoy the scenic views of the Himalayas, breathe in the fresh mountain air and experience the local culture and cuisine. A homestay at Takdah will give you a chance to live with a host family and learn about their traditions and lifestyle. We fell in love with the place Takdah and the Rose Villa heritage homestay. I would like to extend my thanks and gratitude to the Lama family, who owns the Rose Villa for making our stay so memorable. We would love to visit again.
Mandala Art: An Ancient Spiritual & Symbolic Art
Mandala art is a form of expression that has been used for centuries by various cultures and religions. A mandala generally represents the spiritual journey, starting from outside to the inner core, through layers. The very nature of creating a mandala is therapeutic and symbolic. Mandala art can be a creative and therapeutic practice for anyone who wants to explore their inner world and express their emotions. It can also help to reduce stress, increase focus, and enhance mindfulness. Mandala art is a beautiful and powerful practice that can enrich your life in many ways.