The demise of (neat) handwriting

Has lockdown begun the inevitable death of the written word. Will online classes pave way for complete digitization of education. The first assault on writing began 15 years back with the smartphone and Blackberries. It got reinforced with India becoming the largest consumer of smartphones. Now we have people saying that online classes are here…… Continue reading The demise of (neat) handwriting

Why the 1 May announcement by British Govt is not an epic achievement

Health Secretary for Britain, Matt Hancock in a press conference on 01 May 2020 announced that Britain has crossed the 1,00,000 tests per day target. He went on say that this is an unprecedented achievement by UK medical services. Hancock and his team believe that testing for COVID-19 is very important to get Britain back…… Continue reading Why the 1 May announcement by British Govt is not an epic achievement

How a tiny virus brought 800 crore strong humanity to its knees

A virus is barely alive. It lives on the borderline of living and non living. Bacteria and virus have been one of the oldest organisms on Earth. Humans are the dominant species of this planet. Yet with all our power and technology, why are we not able to control such a small organism. Just how…… Continue reading How a tiny virus brought 800 crore strong humanity to its knees

Why was India forced into 21 day coronavirus lockdown

On 24 March 2020 the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a television address announced a 21 day nation wide coronavirus lockdown. The stay home enforcement began at midnight on the same day. Police were deployed on the streets and barricades placed at all district and state borders. PM later revealed that the decision was not…… Continue reading Why was India forced into 21 day coronavirus lockdown

Questions on COVID-19

What is the use of a mask for protection against coronavirus?As per WHO advisory, a mask is recommended only for health workers who are deployed in hospitals and similar facilities and directly handling COVID-19 patients. Many people and agencies are insisting on a mask for all people. But there is a reason for that which…… Continue reading Questions on COVID-19