Month: April 2020

Fighting it with common sense BY D C Pathak

Perhaps the most meaningful observation about corona virus that a medical professional made in an interview, was that ‘the virus has understood us better than we have understood it’ thereby suggesting that we are up against an invisible enemy that required what in security parlance was called a ‘counter intelligence’ effort — in this case a competent and comprehensive analysis of the known facts in order to predict where will the virus attack next. This is essentially a fight of ‘individuals’ who are the targets — more than a combat that it was for the large ‘collective’ represented by...

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Celebrities in the time of quarantine

By Aditi Roy Celebrities in the time of coronavirus have much too much time on their hands. As the world grapples with the pandemic at a level playing field, watch them do more relatable activities like playing with pets, cooking, fitness or even just lounging about the couch. Here’s is a look at what some of your favourites are up to while being in self quarantine. Kareena Kapoor Khan The queen is seen spending some time quality time with hubby Saif Ali Khan and little Taimur. There was a picture of Kareena happily reading a book with the comment...

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BAPS holds ‘Sādhanā’ conference on IWD 2020

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Temple, Brisbane, welcomed more than 185 women on March 7 to celebrate the International Women’s Day 2020 through an inspiring conference titled ‘Sādhanā’, the purpose and the pursuit. BAPS Brisbane observed this event second year in a row through the conference to acknowledge the achievements of women and to empower them with the new skills, values and motivation. The delegates aimed to reinforce resilience, build their self-belief, and harness their inner strength. The keynote speakers of the event were Ms Raynuha Sinnathamby, a businesswoman and the managing director of the Springfield City Group, and Ms Prerna...

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United, we will get through it

Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has affected the normal life throughout the world. Even though every country is taking reasonable steps to stop this pandemic, people are scared, worried and looking for a solution desperately. Only solution is, as per the medical experts, to stay calm and follow the medical advice. The infection is spreading like wildfire but it is preventable. Be cautious, avoid crowd, as the disease is infectious, travel only if absolutely necessary, maintain a high degree of hygiene, drink plenty of water, if you see any symptoms, contact the medical experts immediately, and lastly, keep monitoring the website...

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Post COVID-19, Australia will need Indians’ business acumen, cultural heritage and humane outlook

COVID-19 is affecting the entire world at the moment and bringing with it unprecedented societal change. Here in Australia, as much as I am optimistic about us succeeding over the virus with the help of our healthcare workers and, most importantly, our society to stop the community spread, the economic impact of COVID 19 will be felt for years. In Queensland, almost 50,000 residents are born in India. Indians bring a rich culture of people-to-people relationship and the zeal for celebrating life, which will be the key elements post COVID-19 in uplifting the socio-emotional and socio-economical situation in our...

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