Dollar-Rupee Heading 80 & May Hit 82

The Indian rupee has plunged more than 6 per cent against the US dollar this year and tumbled to record lows against the American currency in recent weeks, weighed down by broad strength in the greenback and as investors retreated from domestic share markets. This is in spite of the Indian central bank’s conviction and actions to stall a freefall. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has attempted to save the vulnerable rupee. The analysts say the dollar is likely going to remain strong for the next three months, possibly to the end of the year. The Fed wants to maintain a strong dollar so that the dollar can remain the world’s major reserve currency. Continue reading Dollar-Rupee Heading 80 & May Hit 82

Digital Transformation in Healthcare

Digital healthcare, is a broad, multidisciplinary concept that includes concepts from an intersection between technology and healthcare. Digital healthcare applies digital transformation to the healthcare field, incorporating software, hardware and services. There is a major shift towards a digital health ecosystem approach that connects and empowers people and populations to manage their own health and wellness. Digital healthcare has the potential to prevent disease and lower healthcare costs while helping patients monitor and manage chronic conditions. It can also tailor medicine for individual patients. However, there are some challenges too. Continue reading Digital Transformation in Healthcare

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? Continue reading Hate Speech Isn’t Freedom of Expression

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. Continue reading World Hypertension Day | 17 May

Woke up to yet another fierce dust storm in Baghdad | Climate Crisis

Dust storms are common in Iraq, but some experts believe they are becoming more frequent due to climate change. The storms are expected to become more frequent due to drought, desertification and declining rainfall. Iraq is classified as one of the world’s five countries most vulnerable to climate change and desertification. Continue reading Woke up to yet another fierce dust storm in Baghdad | Climate Crisis

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. Continue reading Trip Down the Memory Lane | Judhajit & Tania

Proto Armageddon | Episode 19: End of Amoris

Pacing up and down the floor like drops of sweat formed and ticked down her forehead; Amoris tried to form contact with her other brethren. “FAILED!” rang the notification. “INSUFFICIENT INPUT!” message followed. Roaring in anger and frustration, Amoris franticly started to search for something in her poorly managed rusty room, which looked as if could topple at any given moment. After scavenging for some … Continue reading Proto Armageddon | Episode 19: End of Amoris

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. Continue reading A Musical Evening in Baghdad

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. Continue reading Can the Chinese Renminbi Challenge the US Dollar?

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. Continue reading Holi Celebrated in Baghdad