Family Structure and Coronavirus

Family Structure and Coronavirus
Today is the International Day of Families. There are a host of such observations and celebrations for almost everything conceivable. But there is a reason, it is worth it as they stand as a reminder of our past, awareness in the present and chalks the hope for future. Family is a basic unit of congregation of human beings bound by blood connection and its extension. It is the foundation of living, growing and learning. The familial bonds of unity hold people together with certain values and principles and creates a synergy with other families leading to the formation and functioning of societies. No one can deny the importance of family. Family members are the most important humans in a person’s life and nothing else matters or nothing comes before family…

Nurses are the Coronavirus Heroes

Nurses are the Coronavirus Heroes
International Nurses Day, marking the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, is celebrated on May 12 all around the world to highlight the significance of nurses in the healthcare sector and thank them for what they do. Nurses are the bridge between science and human touch. They are the ones who build confidence in the patient to fight back. They constitute the visible immune system aiding in the recovery with their smile. They serve with compassion and competence. Their role is always remembered with gratitude. The Covid-19 pandemic is a stark reminder of the vital role nurses play. It has helped the world rediscover the fundamental role of nurses in healthcare. Nurses are the coronavirus heroes. The virus is taking a serious toll on the doctors and nurses risking their lives…

Administrators are Corona Warriors

Administrators are Corona Warriors
Democratic India confers power with the people. The power is exercised through its designated representatives who have the command to manage them for particular period. But they are nothing without civil servants and administrative secretaries. The civil services by quality of its knowledge, experience and understanding of public affairs support the chosen representatives to device effectual policy and have great responsibility to implement these policies for the welfare of society and enhancement of nation and the state of their cadre. Effective and efficient institutions form the strength of an efficacious development and governance process. The administration as the link between the government and the governed assumes more responsive role in times of crisis. In the current Coronavirus pandemic, the administrators are taking big decisions and these crisis response calls affect…

Tragedy Befalls on Labourers Again

Tragedy Befalls on Labourers Again
India is experiencing a surge in an upward trend in cases and fatalities despite its stringent Lockdown. India is going in a geometric linear way and will witness its peak in the next 3-4 weeks. The worst-affected due to the lockdown, subsequent to the coronavirus outbreak, have been the ones who were on a daily wage regime, with no backup funds or a steady salary that they can depend on in times like these. Hunger is their bigger enemy than Coronavirus. It is important to note the sheer geographical expanse of the country and the kilometres that the workers are willing to walk in the middle of this lockdown, just to see their family carrying limited belongings. Many are trudging great distances in the blistering heat through fields and forests…

Implications of COVID 19 on Child Labour

Implications of COVID 19 on Child Labour
Childhood shows the man. A conducive environment with supporting guardians who let the child know that they will cherish him or her no matter what is genuinely necessary. Babies start to memorize almost the world around them from a really early age – counting amid the pre-birth, perinatal (promptly sometime recently and after birth) and postnatal period. Children's early encounters – the bonds they shape with their family and their initial learning experiences profoundly influence their future physical, cognitive, enthusiastic and social advancement. The best example of this is the story of Mahabharata, where Duryodhana, the eldest son of the King Kuru and the Kaurava Dynasty was under the influence of his evil uncle Shakuni who provoked Duryodhana, from a very tender age, and filled his conscience with hatred for…

Study of Social Sciences and Humanities is more important than ever

Study of Social Sciences and Humanities is more important than ever
Epidemics and pandemics are humanitarian crises and hence the subject of the Humanities, as much as they are the subjects of biomedical situations, biologists, and medical experts. The assumption that the Humanities and Critical Thinking have nothing concrete to offer in the time of crisis is not just wrong, it also denies the extremely crucial role the Humanities play in understanding the social aspects of any epidemic. During coronavirus, we need social sciences and humanities more than ever. This is why. 1. Sociology Society shapes individuals and individuals shape society. This is what a student of Humanities can understand better. Sociologists are explaining to us the social implications of the virus. The importance of social connections to face the pandemic, disasters and crises and sociology shows the way. One can…

Corona and Sports

Corona and Sports
COVID-19 has upended all aspects of life. The world of Sports has also received a serious jolt with the Corona Pandemic and it's subsequent effects - lockdown, social distancing and isolation. The irony of the virus is while most of us miss sports as we stay at home to stay safe, all sporting events stand cancelled, not for now but for long after normalcy. I will throw light on few essential elements - ➡️ Suspension of Sports The Coronavirus has sent shock waves to the professional leagues, sport clubs, international, zonal and state level groups everywhere. They are suspending their activities to limit the spread of the virus. Even the Olympics has been pushed by a year, if so. ➡️Physical and Emotional Toll of the Sportspersons The sportpersons have faced…

May the third: 2019 and 2020

May the third: 2019 and 2020
May 3 2019. The Indian state of Odisha's coastal belt was at the receiving end of nature's wrath when Cyclone Fani, one of the biggest, rarest of the rare summer cyclone in the Bay of Bengal wreaked havoc, blew off roofs, damaged power lines and uprooted countless trees in Puri, the nerve centre of Odisha- Bhubaneswar and Cuttack affecting 14 districts of Odisha. Storm surges and powerful winds reaching 125mph- 140mph broke the anemometer after measuring 240 km/hr in Puri. Despite being a powerful category four cyclone and coming to notice at a later stage, the Odisha government carried out mammoth evacuation exercise 2 days before the landfall. Odisha has been successful in keeping the loss of life and numbers of affected people to a minimum. This is the result…

Home is the new classroom during coronavirus crisis

Home is the new classroom during coronavirus crisis
Every aspect of normal life has been affected by the spread of coronavirus and its associated disease, COVID-19. One huge area that COVID-19 is impacting and sowing major confusion is in higher education. Colleges and universities have been navigating through very uncertain waters as they are forced to convert to online-only courses. It will not be wrong to say that Corona Virus is the worlds largest experiment on online learning. COVID-19 has forced the universities, colleges and schools to reimagine and rework on delivering an engaging and holistic learning experience for students. While it presents its challenges of change and adaptation, it is also a massive opportunity to break out of old ways of teaching and learning and creating a new impactful relevant modes that take advantage of technology and…

Corona makes India wake up to its labours

Corona makes India wake up to its labours
Today is the International Labour Day. Originating during the labour union movement in the United States, labour Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of workers. The labour movement started in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Labour Day weekend also symbolises the end of summer for many Americans and is celebrated with parties, street parades and athletic events. In India, Labour Day is referred as Antarrashtriya Shramik Diwas. It is also referred to as International Workers' Day or just Worker's Day. May 1 was chosen to be International Workers' Day to commemorate the 1886 Haymarket affair in Chicago that created a historical chain of events. In India, the first Labour Day or May Day was celebrated in the year 1923. Across the world,…