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This article is absolutely absurd wrong. Do u know who brought this disease from indonesia Kazakhstan Tajikistan. In the name of religious training. U talk of rights but today thousands hav died due to some jehadis terrorists. Will bring them back to life from jehadis. So many families r dead. Economy is dead . No jobs. They hav destroyed the world. U go and rectify everything immediately and then talk.
Have you read about Lahore Court saying that the kidnapped Christian girl should stay with her kidnapper as he has married her after conversion. You and all the anti CAA protestors want these kind of Muslims to also get citizenship like the refugees waiting for years to start life safely anew in India. You are communists and have allied with the Jihadi Muslims to do genocide of minorities in Pak,Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
None of us are fools. We understand basic common sense ,logic as also your duplicity.
BTW which criminal have ever heard saying that they are guilty.
The protestors aided by you burnt and destroyed my tax money, either return the money or face punishment.
Research say wearing masks shouldn’t be controversial.There is a general consensus now that masks work, and research is supporting that.Going forward, masks are an alternative to some of the strict social distancing measures. They don’t replace social distancing, but where social distancing cannot be enacted, mask use makes common sense.We know very little about the immunity to COVID-19 in children but it’s a very active area of study. It’s important to stress that a very large majority of children have minor symptoms and only few hundred cases of severe disease globally. The unusual aspect with the severe responses is that they don’t necessarily seem to be during the first acute phase of infection. It’s important to clarify that older people aren’t more susceptible to infection but they may be more prone to severe disease if they catch the virus. Antibody dependent enhancement (ADE) is an interesting hypothesis which could mediate severity and antibodies could be cross reactive.There could be other antibody types that cross react and ADE could explain increased severity in the elderly population. There are also many other things that could explain this, it’s one of many hypotheses that needs testing. The total cases is highly controversial because of the political establishment's interference in science. Every nation is busy in covering the lid rather than excavating the true impact of the pandemic because of adversity more number of cases will bring to their management.
I am from North East India. Conservation cost money and people city should help the villagers to become sustainable so that they do not need to exploit the environment.
Others such articles are meaning less
Salute the indomitable spirit of Ilima ji, an indefatigable fighter against oppression and injustice, and the comrade-in-arms of Dr. Binayak Sen. The world is poorer by her passing, but the flame she and Binayak ji have lit will continue to burn bright !
Brilliant read, thanks for bringing this to us Scroll.
Antigen tests are Easy to use point of care tests, which give a result in under 30 minutes without the need to send the sample to a lab, offer a cheap alternative.
The tests are based on a monoclonal antibody that latches onto a viral antigen, which is a characteristic part of a protein on the surface of the virus.Compared with lab-based testing by RT-PCR, these tests are less sensitive. They are more likely to miss cases of the infection, giving a result known as a false negative. The test could give quick results, but is not foolproof.A major usefulness of these tests would be in the low and middle income countries, where molecular assays are available in very few laboratories, mainly only in capital cities. The detection of viral infections in patients attending primary care centers would allow healthcare workers to rapidly identify new outbreak foci and define quarantine measures for high viral shedders and/or suspect patients to limit the spread of the epidemic.In its advice about antigen tests, the WHO applaud the efforts of test developers to innovate, but say that data concerning the tests’ effectiveness are currently insufficient to recommend their use among the wider population. Many countries are using these tests as a cheaper alternative and also to increase the number of testing to match the WHO recommendations. In my opinion it has a double blinding impact in the population suffering the heat of the pandemic.
It's a sad day when centuries-old formula of cultural food (sweets) have to be engineered to satisfy commercial mercenaries.
Change to improve a people's health but not recipes steeped in culture. Wafer thin suggestions are absurd. Indian food, never mind sweets, are about wholesome fare.
Besides, who says western sweets or palate are superior to Asian or Eastern ones?
Maybe that explains why traditional sweet makers jealously guarded their secrets.
Bank should give moratorium facility till december other wise we drivers have to hang over with family and children due to harassment of finance recovery people
They don't bother whether the cab is doing businesses is shut down due to IT COMPANIES and bearing a loss for a whole year
Good elaboration perhaps on a less recognised implication of cancer treatment.An interesting question is if chemobrain is observed after chemotherapy or radiotherapy, why is it not observable in many other types of cancers too such as those of lung, GIT,etc, where either or both modalities may be used needs study.There is again a small aspect that needs merit of consideration .That is among surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy,I believe stress may be in the decreasing order respectively.Because most of the people hesitate to have a simple incision let alone a major surgery.Despite the fact that survival rates have improved with various modalities, it is indisputable that the word cancer itself sends shivers down the spine as it is one of the most dreaded diseases .Naturally the patient is very much stress ridden.Promotion of awareness on de-stressing techniques is the need of the hour.
There's no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading the virus, there have been reports of pets being infected.And since the corona virus is believed to have infected wild animals before jumping to humans, this is an area scientists need to learn more about in an effort to control the spread of Covid-19 and future illnesses.It doesn't seem like pet animals can give you the virus, although you may be able to give it to them.However, It was plausible that a mink may have infected a human with Covid-19, and mandatory testing of animals at all mink farms in many European countries instituted and many culled.Since animals can spread other diseases to humans, it's always best to wash your hands after touching a pet and before touching your face.What is clear is that the corona virus has swapped genes repeatedly with similar strains infecting bats, pangolins and a possible third species, reported in the journal Science Advances in May.Animal rights groups warned that a bigger risk than the spread of the virus from animals to humans is the spread of fear causing owners to abandon their pets.HIV originated with the hunting of chimpanzees, MERS another corona virus, comes from camels, and that modern farming practices create ideal conditions for a virus to jump from an animal to a human. The climate crisis could also bring further problems and more diseases.Humans had disrespected nature and animals, as we destroy the forests and habitats.
Zizek is spot on. Because resources will likely be scarce, he's borrowing from Hobbes' Leviathan and is expressing the need for a strong govt but one driven by a Marxist approach.
All i knew of him was that he had such illustrious disciples that he surely must be a great teacher. After reading I am so very intrigued to know about the man, thank you.
2 more days, can’t wait to watch.
Joshi pl take off your blinkers and you will definitely see crystal clear what damage is being inflicted on the Indian constitution. As Shashi Tharoor did state a few years ago, “let’s not turn India into a Hindu Pakistan “.
First rate analysis and very beautifully expressed by the author.
What do you think the Congress Party was doing all these years? Running a liberal democracy from heaven? That party has been a monarchy since independence, except for brief periods of time. Democracy, liberalism, individual rights have never existed in this country in the true sense. The SP and BSP were not angels either. Now it is the turn of the Sangh Parivar to carryout it's experiments with democracy in this madhouse called India.
Beautifully-written article! And you have also marked down thoroughly every aspect of Ferrante's world. I not only relate to Ferrante, but also to the way you understand it, it's the feminine view (not sure that only feministic). I was in Naples last year and such a wonder. It's true that we don't escape our cities. Thanks also for sharing your story!
Excellent collections by the authors. Recently the same authors' story published in a leading daily which was awesome. This is actually an eye opener. Well-done.
Banker by profession.
So very proud of Kalyani and Tanmoy. This is the education that the state has proudly provided to its people. The more the illiterate the merrier the state. Their voices will never be heard and rape and intimidation of women would be another armamentarium in the state arsenal.
I am a doctor and I would like to associate myself with the organisation that is doing so great a work. Please connect me to the orgn.
Good man ( or stupid one). Killed by brainwashing cult called rss and bjp.
The man was working like slave -bonded - labor CM , ignoring own health and families well-being.
Feku-Khuni swatted him like a bug when he refused to participate in huge corruption in Rafael deal.
Rightly said ! I feel the first aid kit for mental health disorders like anxiety, depression, OCD consists of tools like:talking, explaining, narrating, instilling (confidence) sympathising,hugging, cuddling, caressing,counselling and consoling,as excessive thinking, fears, phobias, introversion, aloofness, rumination etc form an integral role in these.Introversion and depression often go together while either being the cause and the other, the effect ! It is important to see that depressed and anxious people are not left alone. Depression if left untreated may lead to suicidal tendencies too. So the near and dear have a great role to play in extending the needed first aid to supplement the role of a professional help from a clinical psychologist and a psychiatrist.
In short, the individual should be treated as a child and the care, caution and concern , patience and perseverance ,affection and attention should be in the same fashion as are extended to a child.
It was a nice read. Thanks a lot.
Prof. Mukund Lath (who passed away recently on 6th August, 2020) has another translation of the work along with some analysis - https://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/ardhakathanaka-half-tale-IDK137/
Link to Prof. John E. Cort's work: https://books.openedition.org/obp/2500?lang=en (open access).
It is an accepted principle that humans commit mistakes, judges including judges of supreme court are also humans..so definitely they are also have the same behaviour as other humans in this earth. Therefore, if they are really have integrity to render JUSTICE they should readily accept their mistakes if any,committed either knowingly or not knowingly but when pointed out by some body for interest of justice .In other words he who points out the mistakes of a judge is helping the judge in his duty to reder his service to justice if the person 's intention is not malafide.
Indians donot have to be educated to know what the Chinese have done.china is at war with India.china is India's enemy. 20 soldiers have died I may because of china attack.More will die as china begs for war with India. Eventually India will have no choice but to wage war on china. buying china brand phones is unpatriotic. There are Vietnamese equally advance, Samsung Korean brands. China enticing Indians with low prices. Any Indian henceforth carrying a Chinese branded phones such as Oppo and such will be considered unpatriotic and a traitor to the India.
So plse think before u buy a Chinese brand phones. There r reasonably priced Vietnamese phones TVs and whole range of products.
Economic Meltdown & Anarchy Coming Soon !
Einstein was certainly right in his saying ''we can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them''. In addition, with the rapid changes in society, the methods we have previously used to solve many of the problems we face are no longer effective. We need to develop new ways of thinking in order to design better solutions, services and experiences that solve our current problems. Design Thinking steps in with a bold newly systematized and non-linear human-centered approach. This will help us radically change how we go about exploring problems and creating solutions to those problems.There’s no silver bullet, but local experiments and global experiences can help us control the pandemic.Despite our desperation for life to go back to normal, the end is not yet in sight. How should we think about the ongoing challenge we face?Energy focused on arguing about problems is energy not spent on developing and implementing solutions. Of course, characterizing problems can be an important first step in finding answers.As we continue the work of implementing sorely needed solutions, there are four principles we can use to guide our action,1.Be Specific 2.Compare Globally 3.Think Local and 4.Build to Learn.Unlike problem-based thinking, which looks back on and often gets stuck in the past, solution-based thinking looks forward to a safer and healthier future for all. It welcomes even incremental improvements as moving us closer to this goal.
Yes. Certainly the lockdown has affected the incomes of both poor and the middle classes. But Scroll In should have also written about what would have happened if the lockdown had not been implemented. As it stands, it is a one sided article.
Even 60 foot digging reveals that original demolish temple is coming up now and you are still giving false narrative that it was installed in 1949 by Hindu groups! At least learn to have common sense and then become writer!
The BEST article I have read in my life, which pretty much sums up my personal philosophy as an Urban Designer.
So well articulated. I read it many times to internalize it.
Am proud and happy to say that we have been practicing what the article talks about, for last many years. The Author may like to look up UTTIPEC Women Safety policy & guidelines; and also the DDA and National Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Policies - both of which address and talk about Women Safety and Urban Design policy to be made part of our cities again. "Eyes on the Street" are a mandatory component of these major govt. policies.
Now Railways is also adopting these principles and hopefully we will soon see Nation-wide change, soon. Amen
Chandan !! It’s wonderful piece . Congrats
This is the reality of our time that the powerful minority enjoys the best privileges but brazenly glorifies the outmoded and stagnant facilities to encourage the common man to avail those saying they are the world class ones. However, in the process, nonchalantly they prove that they belong to a special league called the 'almighty Elite' and hence deserve all that is best and the rest are like the herd of cattle subjected to perish any time, be it on highways dropping dead while walking barefoot on empty stomach or while sleeping on pavements, being mowed down by an SUV or during transit from one hospital to another being denied admission for not carrying any insignia of blazing status. After all, being a common man you are an insignificant entity or at the best, an obsessive elector. So, quite obviously, be magnanimous to be called an anti-national if you dare stick your neck out. Therefore, just cool down and accept all discrepancies lying down or rather learn the art of hypocrisy to keep afloat. After all, you are the subject and they are the masters.
NB : We should all be grateful to Corona virus for at least being an eye-opener.
Land of Buddha. Karma takes its own course. HM should take initiative. As he is busy in Decisive politics.
Based on what we know so far, it currently seems likely that most potential vaccines designed to protect against the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 will require boosters, perhaps regularly. When an infectious agent enters the body, the immune system will notice this and create a memory, so that the next time it encounters the agent there will be a swift, repelling response. In the case of most infectious agents, such as viruses, natural infection produces a long-lasting memory. But this is not always the case.The idea behind any vaccine is to give the recipient a version of the infectious agent which will not cause the disease, but will still create the immune system memory. How we achieve that varies based on the nature of the virus targeted by a vaccine, and how much we know about it.In the case of this vaccine, regular (perhaps annual) boosters would probably be needed to help to ensure people keep their immune memory. In an outbreak situation, everyone in the affected area could be given a dose of the vaccine to help contain the transmission.So, it is possible that the initial schedule for everyone who received this type of vaccine would involve one or two booster doses a few months after the first, in a similar way to the Hepatitis B vaccine. We are not really sure how long we would protected against COVID-19 using this approach, by analogy with Hepatitis B – but it could be a few years. This might be enough to contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2 around the world.
100 expert minds of different options.. All confused minds...All Blah Blah Blah...
Thank you for mentioning the authors! I've already read and enjoyed Kevin Kwan's trilogy and some other Singapore and Indonesia based authors. I look forward to discovering the others you have highlighted.
This article (and the Booker prize it seems) reeks of political ideals. Cannot a book just be a book anymore?
Mr Guha please explain, why your most democratic icon, when forming the PMNational Relief Fund included the President of Congress Party as a trustee ?
Why did he not make the Leader of the Opposition or leader of the single largest party in opposition as a trustee. This itself shows the crooked mindset of the then PM
References to caste are inappropriate, there was no need to mention a concept that does not exist in Islamic philosophy unless there is an attempt to adopt this archaic system.
Should these young activists be in jail, or the rapists who have not yet been identified and arrested, as well as the magistrate and court officials whose bloated egos and caste prejudices are the cause of their arrest ?
The author in the interview refers to "a guy called HM Patel". HM Patel was a guy - historically correct. He was a key figure in partitioning the assets of the govts of India and Pakustan alongwith his Pakistani counterpart. He is only highly regared next to Sardar Patel in the Anand, Gujarat area.
Total white wash lies. I wonder there is enough evidence of what he had done. The writer completely ignored the Vedokta controversy, or the Rakhmabai Case. All that is written in his favour is he changed his views over time, but nothing is seen in his deeds. Merely, changing views does not help. Apart from that he also spread racial superiority theories. I feel he has been given more credit than he needed.
It's a cruel joke to the patients who are registered under "Ayushman Bharat" and supposed to receive reimbursement upto Rs 5 lakhs. Because of the poor online service, none of the patients have received any amount whatsoever!
This write-up by Ramanan on Seshadri is excellent! I, V. Lakshmibai, as mentioned in Ramanan's write-up, had the good fortune to have had Seshadri as my thesis advisor. My relationship with Seshadri extends over 5 decades-first as a mentor, then as a collaborator and then as a friend! I joined TIFR in 1968, and started to work under him at TIFR for my Ph.D degree, in 1970's. Soon after receiving my Ph. D, from TIFR, I went. first to Rome University, as a visiting Professor, at the invitation by Procesi, in 1978; the following two years, I went to Johns Hopkins, at the invitation by Kempf. This visit was followed by a three visit at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and then by a three visit at Texas A&M, College Station.. Then I joined Northeastern University, in 1987. Now, I am a Professor (Emeritus), at Northeastern University; I retired from Northeastern University, just in Fall, 2019. Throughout my career at Northeastern, every year, I used to visit CMI, during the winter months to carry out collaborated research with Seshadri and his colleagues, especially, with Manoj Kummini and Pramath Sastry. I had such a memorable time in collaborating with Seshadri over the past five decades that I find it very difficult to accept/believe that he is no longer with us! Let me take comfort in the fact that he lived a long, full and extremely successful life, and he brought nothing but pleasure and joy to those who knew him!
If the 'justices' of the Supreme Court accept these bare-faced lies of the central govt and its law officers as the gospel truth, then there will be absolutely no credibility left in their already minimised credibility to deliver any modicum of justice.
Its is true and we Indians want it. We want kashmir as out land whose claim resides to all the religious people. Muslims were never part of kashmir, Hindus were. but we still keep them in our country and they behave with us as if we are outsiders in kashmir.
There is a reason why Dr Ambedkar embraced Buddhism and exhorted his followers to do the same. But today, instead of shunning Hinduism, Dalits are trying to gain entry into the Hindu fold where they have no place. Also, daily is not an ideology, it is a transitional phase where the members have to choose an ideology that is equalitarian and non-Hindu. The sooner Dalits realize this, the quicker they will realize salvation from the daily degradation.
Every child is in different environment of their parents. Only when they come to a school they get a feeling of "peer group" effect. playing time in out of house again enriches "others effect " All ideal sayings are OK to read but what is possible in effect depends on "Family's situation" like tha saying " what you Eat/Think/Act defines what You are! One has to move with "Times " Today 'NxtGen need to become familar with AI-ML-Coding etc all requiring Every NxtGen become "fluent" with Maths problem solving!
... so efforts required by Parents/Teachers/ elders is to "facilitate" them to become Self- Learners!
Dare if these judges and our Netas get themselves treated with these reservation quota Doctors Besides these reservation quota doctor should display that they are fm reservation quota
The major ways to come out of this scenario are 1. to adopt austerity measures in public spending 2.to focus and accelerate mechanisms to create sources of earning for the masses and 3.thrust on debt raising for areas of revenue generation rather than for expenditure 4.by laying more stress on the potential utility of the human and natural resources of the respective states.Needless to say that the buoyancy of centre’s coffers depends on states’ performance and vice versa.The need for the states and centre to go in tandem, be it in planning and preparing or focusing and funding the projects and their timely execution to reap the intended benefits to boost the economy of the nation as a whole is more now than ever.Else,it seems inevitable to navigate through troubled waters !
Very true.Waste of money.
High hopes after many hopeless redressals.
'Fact and Fiction' was one of my favourite haunts when i lived in Delhi, 15-20 years ago. I remember asking the owner to import a book for me (this was before Amazon). For three years, until recently, i lived in Bangalore where my favourite bookshops, Blossoms and Bookworm, sold (and bought) hundreds of excellent secondhand books. I have spent many happy hours browsing these shelves and came across many old or unavailable books (like Bernard Malamud, Willliam Trevor, many more), often in very good condition. When you sell your old books to Blossoms or Bookworm you do not receive cash but a coupon to buy old or new books from them. Perhaps this is the way forward for bookshops? Another suggestion is setting up large, paying, physical libraries with secondbooks, bought or donated. Many people don't know what to do with old books. Until Amazon came along, it was libraries which offered you all the books you wanted to read but couldn't find in bookshops. From British Library, to USIS libraries, to Gymkhana Club libraries, to the neighbourhood circulating libaries (now sadly defunct), I grew up in the seventies and eighties reading largely borrowed books. In those days books were expensive and die-hard bookworms like me borrowed books.
A well written piece explaining the evolution of the dispute and the intricacies involved. The potential reserves of unexplored oil and gas deposits beneath the sea bed naturally are the bone of contention for the various stake holders making a claim on the maritime assets and approaches. When the law stipulates that all stakeholders have a right to 200 nautical mile EEZ to exploit the resources of the sea and the sea bed,the attitude of the dragon nation looks highly irrational. It is shocking to note that despite the verdict pronounced at Hague,China is adamant on its stand. If nations have no arbitration mechanism how do they resolve such issues ? Do they go on indulging in endless conflicts ? Or is might the only right ? Let us imagine what would be the state of affairs if tomorrow space is explored for its mind boggling assets ! A collective global effort is needed to put a check on China’s unilateral claims in international issues.
Well, you got my attention when a read Jane Austen, because right now I'm reading precisely this book, and watching the second "Pride and Perjudice", both I am delightly to read them.
Hi Mirza, I'm a big fan of your writing, mainly quality of straight points and describing the situations with logic and data. Waiting for more realtime update from you. - Manish