The age old phrase, 'Divide and Rule', it is actually a counter to 'Unite and Revolt'. A study of history shows that in order to people to revolt, there needs to be a sharing of information about injustice or perceived atrocities, followed by discussions and debates to flare up of tempers, physical assembly of larger groups to mobilise and march against the institutions of power that the people oppose. Finally to bring down the regime. That is why all revolutions take birth w
Nothing exhausts an individual more than negative thoughts. All creatures are born with a natural instinct to survive. To survive not only by being able to sense, and find food and water, but also to survive by sensing danger and hence manage conflict. For the latter there are fundamentally two approaches, for the creature either 'to fight' or 'take flight'. To sense and face imminent danger, nature has provided us with a sense of fear. So far so good, but what if the danger
A person who fears suffering is already suffering from what he or she fears ~ Michel de Montaigne You can also view the quote and post a comment at: Linkedin - Tumblr Guru Wonder: Facebook - GDNLife - Instagram - linkedin - SikhNet - SoundCloud - South Asia Analysis Group - Tumblr - Twitter #Covid19 #fear #MichelDeMontaigne #suffering Ref: Qg101
A number of vaccines are now out to provide immunity from Coronavirus COVID-19 virus. The most popular are the Indian 'Covaxin' and 'Covidshield', Russia's 'Gamaleya', American BioNTech (Pfizer) and another from Moderna. Since data on Chinese vaccines is opaque and the great controversy surrounding them they have not been considered. Considering that a brand new vaccine created for a brand new disease rushed in and out of production, It is but natural that with so much negat
As time passes in a pandemic there’s a greater chance of survival for those getting infected now in October 2020 than those who got infected 8 months earlier say February 2020. The reason for this is that Doctors and scientists know more about Covid-19 now than 6 months ago and hence are able to treat patients better. Listed here are 5 important things that we now know which we didn’t know in February 2020. COVID-19 was initially thought to cause deaths due to pneumonia- a l
A policeman stopped and fined a motorist for driving his car without wearing a mask, even though the glasses of the automobile were rolled up and there were no other passengers in the car. This is typical behaviour of people who implement guidelines without understanding the intent or application of mind. Actually, that is not entirely true, they are indeed thinking, but about the wrong things. Rather than focussing on doing a good job, of assisting, they are thinking more a
"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." ~ Madame Curie Usually the most ignorant, are the most fearful. COVID-19 has scared the living daylights out of most people. Yet everyone is a self appointed expert on the subject, making rules that hamper rather than help. About a month ago, our younger son Pavit complained of a persistent runny nose and sore throat. So Pavit got himself tested only
We often hear the terms 'developed countries', 'developing countries' and 'underdeveloped countries'. It has nothing to do with progress or backwardness. It simply means industrially developed or under developed. Why is this significant? Futurist Alvin Toffler in his seminal book 'The Third Wave' proposes how humankind developed and evolved in waves from early nomadic people, till today. Ever wondered why some societies were rich and powerful and now not so? In the earliest
Here’s the full transcript of the Trump’s letter to the WHO chief: "Dear Dr. Tedros: On April 14, 2020, I suspended United States contributions to the World Health Organization pending an investigation by my Administration of the organization’s failed response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This review has confirmed many of the serious concerns I raised last month and identified others that the World Health Organization should have addressed, especially the World Health Organizati
The lockdown, due to the Coronavirus pandemic has incinerated us in our own homes.
No matter how bleak, every situation presents opportunities. We now have time to ponder over many things, family, friends, work, love, relationships, viruses, etc. Our thoughts are dominated by questions about life and death, the meaning of our existence, or the lack of it.
Modern medicine, diet and rule of law have increased the life span of most humans.Though the quality of life has degrad
Viruses are a natural phenomenon and there are many viruses existing in nature. However when countries spend huge amounts of money to engineer viruses with the mala fide intent to attack life we have a big problem on our hands. America, China, Russia, France, UK and Israel have significant biological warfare weapons and they have enough stockpiles of these viruses to wipe out all human life a thousand times over. SARS (2002) and MERS (2012) epidemics were viruses that escaped
In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity. ~ Albert Einstein No system lasts for ever, particularly for empires. All empires and organisations by nature swing between two distinct styles of management and leadership. Centralised to decentralised and then back and forth every few decades. China moved from a highly centralised management approach to the Chinese economy to a highly decentralised one. The growth of China and its rise in prosperity has come from the pri
Updated: 10 Apr 2020 Readers asked an important question, what were the chances of survival, were someone contracted COVID-19 Coronavirus. No one really knows, but here are some facts. Young or old the virus will infect anyone it gets a chance to whenever we let our guard down. The factors that lead to higher chances of fatality are, Age, pre-existing health issues with Cancer, Cardio vascular disease, diabetes, place of residence and work, government policies and their abil
People question the lockdown of the government in an effort to contain the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Many people feel that it is, much ado about nothing. Is it? Here is some perspective. 500 million people (27% of total world population) were infected and an estimated 50 million people died because the 1918 influenza pandemic (Jan 1918 – December 1920; unfairly known as the Spanish flu) involving H1N1 influenza virus. It is estimated that the life expectancy of those w