World Health Organization (WHO)

In a recent unthinkable move, Trump Administration halted the funding to World Health Organization (WHO) while a review is being conducted to assess its role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of coronavirus and for failing to adequately obtain, vet, and share information in timely and transparent fashion.

Buddha Jayanti

भारत में बोद्ध-धर्म के प्रभाव के कम  हो जाने के कारण पर प्रकाश डालते हुए डॉ. भीमराव अम्बेडकर कहते हैं - ‘जब मुस्लिम शासक बख्तियार खिलजी ने बिहार पर आक्रमण किया, तब उसने पांच हजार से अधिक बोद्ध भिक्षुओं का क़त्ल किया. बचे हुए बोद्ध-धर्मी चीन, नेपाल व तिब्बत भाग गए. बोद्ध-धर्म के पुनर्जीवन के लिए हिंदुस्तान के बोद्धधर्मियों ने नए धर्मपीठ खड़े करने का प्रयत्न किया, परन्तु तब तक ९० प्रतिशत बोद्ध फिर से हिन्दू धर्म में चले गए थे, इस कारण ये प्रयत्न बिफल हो गया.’ [डॉ. अम्बेडकर और सामाजिक क्रांति की यात्रा; पृष्ठ- ३२१]

Empty roads in India due to coronavirus.

We are in global catastrophe and in this unprecedented time, fear & anxiety is prevalent everywhere. It is the most trying time for most of us. Since this ordeal has begun, we are at WAR with the outside world and the world inside us.

A vegetable shop in Patna.

Let us take an example of consumerism in rural India in the agricultural context. In a village in Bihar, a farmer is not able to transport its tomatoes to even small towns as the truck drivers are not operating because they have gone to their native village.

As the novel coronavirus is taking its deadly toll on lives and economies all over the globe, the Indian voters at a time are now imagining and expecting that the focus of the government would be on containing the spread of the virus and coming up with the measures to reduce the burden of the people.

With coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world taking over 200,000 lives worldwide and claiming about 1800 lives in India as of this writing on Saturday; and the entire nation, like most parts of the world, in a state of lockdown, there is one individual in Bihar who has managed to shield himself from the virus attack better than any person in the state, or maybe even in the entire nation.

Coronavirus effect on pollution in Delhi (before and after image of Raj Marg).

Coronavirus is taking lives of the human beings all around the world and we can all see its effects on our lives. But there seems to be a deeper meaning to that. And this meaning is significant for the man as well as for all other living things on this planet.

Coronavirus treatment in Bihar.

After Mumbai Bandra incident, Bihar was trending at No.1 position on Twitter. Most twitterati expressed concern about the abysmal low number of positive COVID-19 cases amid lack of testing in the state. A detailed analysis of the facts highlights the irony of social media wherein net citizens unknowingly become a part of larger fake news propaganda.

Human touch a necessity for survival.

The most trusted way to curb COIVD 19 is social distancing and washing our hands frequently. Washing our hands frequently can make our hands dry and itchy but can be combated by a good moisturizer.

We are in the middle of a pandemic and the world has come to a standstill. Some call it the result of human’s bad karmas while others call it a time when our mother earth is shut down for repair. Well, whatever it is, we all are well aware of this highly contagious China's baby.

Delhi lockdown (photo sent by the author).

Not necessarily you would find yourself pushing the person ahead of you in the queue for a movie ticket! The days after the lockdown could be tougher than the lockdown itself!

Police cracking down on coronavirus lockdown violators.

The unprovoked yet violent attacks recently carried on a team of doctors and paramedics on duty in Indore and other places in the country must be condemned by all quarters in the strongest possible words. Furthermore, to set a precedent and send across a strong message, a quick and stringent action on part of the government must be taken against those erring hoodlums.

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Nations around the world, and for that matter, entire humanity is going through the dreadful impact of COVID-19 syndrome. Challenges thrown by Corona are many and resources are limited. Panic amongst human beings under the sun is growing although the governments are taking adequate measures to contain this pandemic disease.

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