Flying During COVID Times

Who does not enjoy flying, albeit in an aircraft? Barring those who suffer from aviophobia, all get thrilled by a flying opportunity. That thrill is the harbinger of the actual joy that one will experience as one passes through various stages of a flying-journey, starting with preparations for trip, entering the cool confines of anContinue reading “Flying During COVID Times”

The Mirror In You

“The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.” ~ Saint Jerome. The first part of this quote is an adage in many languages. Every adage, including this one, was evolved over the years and came into existence from the forge of human experiences. They areContinue reading “The Mirror In You”

Why This Pandemic?

This is my thirteenth blog related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a few of the previous blogs had an underlying theme that the pandemic was a warning, possibly the last one before an all-out attack, of Mother Nature, telling man to stop its overexploration and start to live within his means. Why does man overexploitContinue reading “Why This Pandemic?”

Economic Perils of Gargantuan Proportions – Invisible Webs of Economic Linkages

The International Labour Organization, or the I.L.O., recently stated that 1.20 billion people out of the 3.30 billion working population would lose their jobs due to the pandemic. Is it an exaggerated figure or closer to an impending reality? Let’s look at it based on what is happening around us. I am working in theContinue reading “Economic Perils of Gargantuan Proportions – Invisible Webs of Economic Linkages”

Economic Perils of Gargantuan Proportions – The Great Suppression

It is for the first time in the modern era that the world is facing economic downturn due to an unconventional economic reason. We had witnessed conventional economic downturns like the Great Depression of 1929 and the Recession of 2008. Both resulted in the collapse of the world economy in varying degrees and wreaked havocContinue reading “Economic Perils of Gargantuan Proportions – The Great Suppression”

Economic Perils of Gargantuan Proportions – A Preview

COVID1-19 unleashed an unprecedented economic downslide. The world hovers dangerously on the precipice of a global economic recession. It’s skating on precariously thin ice that’s melting fast. The economic downturn promises to be a long drawn one with no hopes of an upturn anywhere on the horizon. In this series, I intend to look atContinue reading “Economic Perils of Gargantuan Proportions – A Preview”

COVIDian Reflections: W.H.O. Through the Prism of Trust, Intelligence and Wisdom

Does trust have any relation with intelligence and wisdom? In other words, can trust turn an intelligent person into foolish one, at least temporarily, and unknowingly cajole him/her to take unwise decisions? Let us look at these questions in the light of the actions of  the World Health Organisation, or W.H.O., during the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue reading “COVIDian Reflections: W.H.O. Through the Prism of Trust, Intelligence and Wisdom”

COVIDian Reflections – Old Questions, New Answers

How big is a man? If you ask this question to a physicist, his answer will be as big as an electron. The same question will evoke a different response from a biologist with an answer: as big as a DNA. A chemist’s answer will be like as big as an element. Now, a doctor’sContinue reading “COVIDian Reflections – Old Questions, New Answers”

COVID-19 Fight – The Kerala Model, A Masterclass in Disaster Management

This is a sequel to the blog: COVID-19 Fight – the Kerala Model. What makes Kerala resilient in the face of a calamity like COVID-19? This question will be answered as we course down through this blog. Before we proceed further, let me ask a fundamental question, “What is the most important resource in theContinue reading “COVID-19 Fight – The Kerala Model, A Masterclass in Disaster Management”

COVID-19 Fight – The Kerala Model

The ongoing fight against COVID-19 by Kerala is, in all probability, the best in the world. Most of you could possibly know that as a country, it is Singapore that is waging the best war against the virus, with 1114 infected cases and a mortality rate of 0.45% as on April 3, 2020. But oneContinue reading “COVID-19 Fight – The Kerala Model”

COVIDian Reflections – Coexist

For the first time in the history of modern man, animals can roam around without the fear of being attacked by their big brother. Animals bear the brunt of man’s cruelty arising out of his ostentatious ways of living and false feeling of valor. But it is payback time today. He is being haunted –Continue reading “COVIDian Reflections – Coexist”

COVIDian Reflections: Slow Down, or I will Slow You Down

When the Dow Jones index surges by a few points, many in the world go richer and celebrate the northward journey of the index. There are millions around the world, tuned to their computer to check the daily fluctuations of their fortunes based on the movement of prices of commodities and shares. There are timesContinue reading “COVIDian Reflections: Slow Down, or I will Slow You Down”

COVIDian Reflections: Fear

Fear is the first and the last insurmountable that man can not overcome. The world is gripped by the fear of a virus that is only 1/164 millionth size of a man. What is this fear? It is the fear of death. Fear is the feeling that directly or indirectly reminds us of a disaster-in-waiting,Continue reading “COVIDian Reflections: Fear”

Caution on Novel Coronavirus 2019

The world is gripped with fear of the new member of the Corona virus family: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). It has been so far reported in 18 countries, with major chunk coming from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak. As of now, nobody is an authority to conclusively talk about this virus because theContinue reading “Caution on Novel Coronavirus 2019”