The Cost of Long Covid

KERALA-BASED JOURNALIST C Viswanath was behind the wheel when he realised that he did not have the energy to drive. He takes pride in being able to drive eight to nine hours without a break, but this was not the day. Not even for eight to nine minutes. All he wanted to do was go … Continue reading The Cost of Long Covid

Women-run home kitchens that popped up during lockdown show no signs of going away

(Illustration: Saurabh Singh) THE IC in IC Colony in Mumbai’s Borivali stands for immaculate conception. Chisy Das, who resides there, wants to believe that her new venture, a home kitchen, was conceived similarly, with patience, passion and perfection. This former MNC professional and her husband, who was in the construction field, considered several options before … Continue reading Women-run home kitchens that popped up during lockdown show no signs of going away

Lockdown has unleashed a new wave of sexual experimentation in the land of the Kamasutra

 (Illustration: Saurabh Singh) More Indians, especially women from small towns, are craving sexual fulfilment with or without companions. A recent survey done on 2.2 crore online shoppers of sex toys in India by Thatspersonal.com, which sells such products, confirms the trend. The report shows that the Covid-19 lockdown has not only been a blessing in disguise … Continue reading Lockdown has unleashed a new wave of sexual experimentation in the land of the Kamasutra

Cambridge University-led Study Confirms Larger-Than-Expected Uses of Face Masks

 (Illustration: Saurabh Singh) Increasingly, several studies are revealing the crucial role that facemasks play in reducing the spread of Covid-19. The latest one, published on June 10 by British researchers, employs two mathematical models. The first simulates the consequences of wearers using facemasks after the onset of symptoms. The second model uses free-living SARS-CoV-2 particles … Continue reading Cambridge University-led Study Confirms Larger-Than-Expected Uses of Face Masks

We Have Addressed Security Concerns: Zoom India chief Sameer Raje

Raje speaks about the exponential growth of Zoom's videoconferencing app in India and globally, recent controversies over its safety, the Supreme Court's intervention, public wariness and the efforts to win back user trust. Edited excerpts from an interview: The Zoom app has seen a rapid growth in its users from 10 million earlier to 300 … Continue reading We Have Addressed Security Concerns: Zoom India chief Sameer Raje

Not only is wealth inequality rising, but the consequences of wealth inequality are also growing: Nobel laureate and Covid-19 survivor Alvin Roth

  Alvin E Roth   Nobel Prize winning economist Alvin E Roth was down with COVID-19 last month before he recovered and started teaching again at Stanford University where he is the Craig and Susan McCaw Professor of Economics. An author of several best-selling books, including Who Gets What — And Why, Roth is a specialist in multiple fields … Continue reading Not only is wealth inequality rising, but the consequences of wealth inequality are also growing: Nobel laureate and Covid-19 survivor Alvin Roth

How Mathematical modellers are influencing Covid-19 policies in real time

IT IS AN understatement to say that Jayson Shi Jia’s brain works like a machine gun. For someone who is a sharp conversationalist, this University of Hong Kong business professor seems to be in a perpetual race to think slower to be able to communicate better. “The approach in my paper is very different. We … Continue reading How Mathematical modellers are influencing Covid-19 policies in real time

We must view wealth inequality as more damaging to the world than Covid-19: Futurist Graeme Codrington

Graeme Codrington is one of the world’s noted futurists. His work with corporate houses in helping deal with technological and other disruptions as well as uncertainty is so phenomenal that he is now snowed in with requests for assistance from businesses. The 49-year-old Johannesburg-born founder director and scenario planner of TomorrowToday Global, a strategy firm, was recently in the news … Continue reading We must view wealth inequality as more damaging to the world than Covid-19: Futurist Graeme Codrington

With Covid-19 reaching Azadpur Mandi, a fruit seller shares his challenges, fears

Vishnu has never watched Gangs of New York, the 2002 Martin Scorsese movie. Therefore, it is impossible that he had heard Daniel Day Lewis say with a sense of avuncular pride and deep intensity, “I am 47 years old”. But that is exactly what he says in Hindi when asked his age. “I am very senior,” he … Continue reading With Covid-19 reaching Azadpur Mandi, a fruit seller shares his challenges, fears

Indian Society is Too Interdependent for a Long Lockdown: Nobel Economist and Poverty Expert Angus Deaton

Angus S. Deaton is a Senior Scholar and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University. The 74-year-old, who was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare in … Continue reading Indian Society is Too Interdependent for a Long Lockdown: Nobel Economist and Poverty Expert Angus Deaton