Has the Media Become a Vulture?

The role of the media is to present the facts of any case, issue, or an incident before the public so that the latter can form an informed opinion of the same after hearing all sides of the argument. It is not their job to influence the public to choose one side over the other which is what is happening today. Nowadays, we are seeing that the mainstream media are regularly dishing out their opinion as news trying to influence the people in their line of thinking.
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Travel After Lockdown | My Experience

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a public health concern, I was wondering how safe it was to travel. Being away from home for 10 months was enough motivation to travel as soon as the travel bubble between India and Iraq was established. RT-PCR test report is a MUST document along with the passport and the airline ticket. Face mask is a compulsory accessory during the journey. Continue reading Travel After Lockdown | My Experience

A Case of Knightian Uncertainty | COVID-19

Frank Knight, an economist, formalised a distinction between risk and uncertainty in his 1921 book, Risk, Uncertainty, and Profit. In his classic book, Knight introduced a distinction between measurable uncertainty, which he called “risk,” and “true uncertainty,” which cannot “by any method be reduced to an objective, quantitatively determined probability.” Continue reading A Case of Knightian Uncertainty | COVID-19

Reverse Migration in India | COVID-19

Post COVID-19 lockdowns in India, thousands of daily wage labourers belonging to the unorganised sector have been leaving big cities in droves. They have no other alternative but to return to their villages though their future there is also bleak. Having no public means of transport, many have left on foot to remote places like UP, Bihar, and West Bengal from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, etc. Some have taken rickshaws to reach their destinations. Continue reading Reverse Migration in India | COVID-19

Social Bubble: Welcome Development or Social Nightmare?

Drastically limiting people’s contact with others seems to be helping the countries stem the spread of the Coronavirus. But as economies slump, curve flattens, and people become fatigued with restrictions, governments around the world are now facing the challenge of how to ease their citizens out of lockdown without risking a second wave of infections, and there is no definitive rule book they can follow. New … Continue reading Social Bubble: Welcome Development or Social Nightmare?

Newborns are named after the pandemic | COVID-19

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” ― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Parents have taken to naming newborns after the coronavirus, apparently unperturbed by the prospect of their children being forever associated with a deadly pandemic. Some new parents giving birth during this global pandemic want to make sure their kid never forgets … Continue reading Newborns are named after the pandemic | COVID-19

Coronavirus | New Blueprint for Bio-terrorism?

The conventional view of the COVID-19 outbreak is that it originated in Wuhan, China, near the most sophisticated Chinese bio-weapons lab and then proceeded into the world from there, leaving people to guess whether it originated in the lab and leaked, came from wild bats or snakes, or came from an exotic meat market. Regardless of the source of the coronavirus, it may now be … Continue reading Coronavirus | New Blueprint for Bio-terrorism?

The Faith of a Sparrow

The battlefield of Kurukshetra was being prepared to facilitate the movement of mammoth armies with large cavalries. They used elephants to uproot trees and clear the ground. On one such tree lived a sparrow, a mother of four young ones. As the tree was being knocked down, her nest landed on the ground along with her offspring – too young to fly – miraculously unharmed. … Continue reading The Faith of a Sparrow

Thank You Coronavirus Helpers | COVID-19

Google often changes it’s logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries or the lives of famous artists and scientists. Today’s Google Doodle celebrates all public health workers and researchers across the globe working in the fight against the novel coronavirus. Google has made a change to their logo to thank public health workers across the world during COVID-19. Google announced that it’s only the first in a … Continue reading Thank You Coronavirus Helpers | COVID-19

History of Social Distancing | COVID-19

Near the end of World War One (WWI), nasty flu started spreading around the world. The virus, which was responsible for the disease became known as Spanish flu, infected over a quarter of the world’s population. With an estimated death toll of between 50 million and 100 million, it was one of the deadliest pandemics in human history. As per an article on BBC, in … Continue reading History of Social Distancing | COVID-19