Hate Speech Isn’t Freedom of Expression

Hate speech is a menace to democratic values, social stability and peace. As a matter of principle, hate speech must be confronted at every turn and be tackled in order to prevent armed conflict, crimes and terrorism, end violence against women and other serious violations of human rights, and promote peaceful, inclusive and just societies. Free speech is sacred to any democratic society. Hateful statements, from a legal perspective, can be classified as opinions. However, the sometimes painful bite of unfettered speech leads many to ask two perfectly logical questions: At what cost? And for what pain?

World Hypertension Day | 17 May

On 17 May, we celebrate World Hypertension Day (WHD), a day dedicated to highlighting the importance of monitoring blood pressure and bringing global awareness to over 1 billion people living with high blood pressure worldwide. The theme of WHD for 2022 is “Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer.” It focuses on combating low awareness rates worldwide, especially in low to middle-income areas, and accurate blood pressure measurement methods. The day focuses on creating effective communication about the importance of raising awareness on the early diagnosis of high blood pressure and avoiding complications of advanced stage complications.

Trip Down the Memory Lane | Judhajit & Tania

Turning a boy into a man is one of the hardest things a parent can do. As I look back across the years, so many pictures flash on the memory screen that just as I begin to see one clearly, another slides in, blotting out the first, itself to be pushed aside by the next and the next and the next. Sometimes, I wish I could just rewind back to the old days and press pause… just for a little while. Congratulations on your wedding, dear son! It is not an easy road, but with each other, marriage will be the best thing you’ve ever done.

A Musical Evening in Baghdad

Attended a live musical concert performed by the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra at the National Theater in Baghdad, Iraq. The performance of the orchestra was pretty good. The theatre was quite full. The audience enjoyed the live classical music performance with silence and applause at the end. It was a wonderful musical evening. I enjoyed it very much.

Can the Chinese Renminbi Challenge the US Dollar?

China has pushed for greater Renminbi adoption across Africa, and its recent talks with Saudi Arabia for a Renminbi-based oil deal have signaled that nations are at least thinking about some alternative or counterweight to the US dollar. For China to continue pushing the Renminbi to take on a greater share of the global reserve currency, it would have to prove the Renminbi's long-term stability to win the trust of other nations.

Holi Celebrated in Baghdad

Holi is considered one of the most revered and celebrated festivals of India and it is celebrated in almost every part of the country. It is also sometimes called the “festival of love” as on this day people get to unite together forgetting all resentments and all types of bad feelings towards each other. Holi was celebrated in Baghdad this year at the Embassy of India with colours, food, and game.

Home Care Isn’t Home Health Care

Although there are many differences between home care and home health care, both types of care can help older adults stay safe and independent in their homes. Home health care provides “clinical” or “skilled” care by qualified doctors, licensed nurses and therapists whereas homecare provides “non-clinical” or “non-skilled” care by professional caregivers. Home healthcare provides clinical care to help the patient recover, and home care helps with day-to-day caregiving and tasks.