#RealBrides Tell Us How They Knew ‘He Is The One’

Rituparna Madhukalya – “We are from Assam and we both work in Delhi. I am a PR Professional and Moodit is a Software Engineer. They say, ‘Some things that start in High school, last for a lifetime,’ and who knew? On 4th September 2004, at St. Mary’s High School, we made a promise, and after fifteen longContinue reading “#RealBrides Tell Us How They Knew ‘He Is The One’”

A Woman Must Make Up Her Own Mind

You might think it’s strange, but I chose having an arranged marriage in the midst of an era with dating apps like Tinder. And I love my husband. Generally people find it hard to reconcile these two things. When I turned 24, my parents decided that it was time they made ‘arranging a daughter’s marriage’ […]Continue reading “A Woman Must Make Up Her Own Mind”

José Andrés: We Have a Food Crisis Unfolding Out of Sight

In Puerto Rico we used three clear approaches to feed our fellow Americans that can be a guide to heading off an economic and food crisis today: — Support the private sector as quickly as possible when the economy crashes, as it did after Maria: activate kitchens with federal dollars to serve the people. —Continue reading “José Andrés: We Have a Food Crisis Unfolding Out of Sight”

#AI could help with the next #pandemic—but not with this one

But how much has AI really helped in tackling the current outbreak? That’s a hard question to answer. Companies like BlueDot are typically tight-lipped about exactly who they provide information to and how it is used. And human teams say they spotted the outbreak the same day as the AIs. Other projects in which AI is beingContinue reading “#AI could help with the next #pandemic—but not with this one”

The tale of the Bombay Wada pao — Tasting Tales

Toss, and turn. There is a virus lurking around you. Can you see it? No, you can’t of course. But you can feel it. It’s in your mind, eating into your grey cells. You block your mind to this panic. But as you glide into your sleep, you see it there, in your dreams, waiting […]Continue reading “The tale of the Bombay Wada pao — Tasting Tales”

(Now more than ever) “A Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste”​

Obviously it is nothing to downplay – hundreds of thousands infected, thousands of deaths, and an enormous impact to global economy is nothing to scoff at. The social distancing, cancellation of sporting events, bans on group gatherings, and lock-downs are bringing industries like travel and entertainment to their knees. If we thought social media was makingContinue reading “(Now more than ever) “A Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste”​”

#Jews are required to gather together to worship. #Coronavirus is pushing my #synagogue to get creative

Judaism understands that community is defined as 10 people — a minyan — the minimum number of people required for certain religious obligations, including worship. Jews are obligated to be in physical proximity to each other for prayer, including the worship leader. So in the age of COVID-19, if you are required not to beContinue reading “#Jews are required to gather together to worship. #Coronavirus is pushing my #synagogue to get creative”

What is #herd_immunity and can it stop the #coronavirus?

Wide, unstoppable spread of the coronavirus is exactly an outcome experts are modeling in their worst-case scenarios. They say that given what they know about the virus, it could end up infecting about 60% of the world’s population, even within the year. Those figures aren’t a random guess. They are informed by the point at whichContinue reading “What is #herd_immunity and can it stop the #coronavirus?”

The Unbearable Lightness of Being —

Do you favour lightness or weight in your life? Reading this book will help you find out. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera rekindled my love of reading for pleasure. I had the pleasure of being leant this book by the intelligent, (slightly off kilter), yet respectable mother of one of my best […]Continue reading “The Unbearable Lightness of Being —”