Mental Illness is Real, Stop Pretending !

Mental disorders are among the leading causes of non-fatal disease burden in India. One in seven Indians were affected by mental disorders of varying severity in 2017. The proportional contribution of mental disorders to the total disease burden in India has almost doubled since 1990. Substantial variations exist between states in the burden from different … Continue reading Mental Illness is Real, Stop Pretending !

The man who discovered hands washing could save lives was mocked and considered insane.

Who is Ignaz Semmelweis? Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis born on the 1st of July 1818, died on 13 August 1865 14 days after he was admitted to an insane asylum. He was a Hungarian physician and scientist, now considered as an early pioneer of hand washing or disinfection. Described as the "savior of mothers". Semmelweis discovered … Continue reading The man who discovered hands washing could save lives was mocked and considered insane.

What BJP has done during this Lockdown?

Unlike other nations India had a headstart in terms of isolating & imposing lockdown at the earlier stages of COVID_19 detection. While ideally its expected from Govt to have their services ramp up for scale during this lockdown, but something quite opp has happened for last 2 months. Here's the Ideal Steps in Chronology which … Continue reading What BJP has done during this Lockdown?

Microsoft Office to launch on Linux Soon

It appears that Microsoft Office is about to land on Linux (more precisely on Ubuntu 20.04) as shown on these Tweets: MS Word: MS Excel: According to the developer (Hayden Barnes), the software is run thanks to containers and not on Wine, remote machines or GNOME on WSL. The interesting fact that emerged from the … Continue reading Microsoft Office to launch on Linux Soon

The Meaning of Life

Inspired by the ideas of Garrett Thomson I argue that our modern day understanding of purposeful/instrumental actions as being "meaningful" is misguided and only ends with us in crisis. Instead, I opt for the view of Moritz Schlick who suggests that the meaning of life is to be found in "play".

Internet Freedom Foundation fights mass Surveillance in India

May 1 2020: Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) sent a joint representation to the Prime Minister's Office that is endorsed by 45 organisations and more than 100 individuals against the mandatory use of the Aarogya Setu App dated May 1, 2020. This joint representation becomes all the more urgent given yesterday's direction by the Home Ministry for the mandatory use of Aarogya Setu and for it's "100% coverage" especially in all workplaces.

India Records Biggest Single-Day Jump As COVID-19 Count Crosses 37,000

New Delhi: India recorded the biggest single-day jump of 2,293 coronavirus cases, taking the total to 37,336, the Union Health Ministry said this morning, adding that 1,218 deaths linked to the highly infectious COVID-19 have been reported so far. The home ministry has announced new guidelines based on the demarcation of the country into red … Continue reading India Records Biggest Single-Day Jump As COVID-19 Count Crosses 37,000