Tag: Pandemic

Unraveling the ‘aporia’ within the self 4.3 (4)

When one begins to think of technology, the one thing that comes to mind is the accessibility of everything on our fingertips. One click and ten thousand things to scroll down brings in a lot of options to think about and choose from.For example, I enjoy baking and am always on the lookout for new recipes and a google search provides me with thousands of  mug cake recipes to choose from. The options are overwhelming in my mind and consume a lot of my time and energy. Having said that, I find the best recipe for a novice like me to begin with but the crucial thing is to be able to get my ‘sweet’ desired result along with a balanced time spent on looking for it on the internet. Hence, it is important to know and examine the relationship that I share with technology.

Challenging the ‘normalized’ theatricality of forgiveness 5 (2)

The world is full of binaries and we, as humans, are conditioned to compartmentalize things in our heads. The demarcation of things in black and white in a concretized manner makes it difficult to analyze the grey part let alone trace it. I get curiously reminded of Hercule Poirot’s “little grey cells” as the essence of thinking truly begins in it. For example, one person betraying the other in a relationship leads to heartbreak and eventually the conflict is ‘resolved’ only when the one who betrayed apologizes. The acceptance of apology normally results in a “patch-up” owing to the act of forgiveness. This is where the idea of conditionality associated with forgiveness comes in which includes the involvement of two participants-the victim and the guilty as a result of the impact of the Abrahamic tradition.

The Unhitched Paradox Brought in by Digitization 5 (2)

The ingress of this unsolicited gate crasher (COVID-19), apparently here to stay has boggled the rhythm of this planet affecting every mortal’s life. This contagion spread like a wave reaching the shore, leaving the population flabbergasted in its wake. It has indisputably inflicted our mere psychological being. But like all things, the world couldn’t afford to stand still and hence opted to continue communication by accommodating the online paradigm. We will explore this through three common threads of online experience: school, college, and social media.

Environment: Wishful Thinking during the Pandemic! 5 (7)

Educational institutes shut down. Transportation halted. Final year students couldn’t even say goodbye to their friends! Everything around us started dwindling, and we had no idea about the future. While the other side of the pandemic seemed quite optimistic. Nature started rejuvenating itself! Chirping of uncommon birds served as a potion to keep up with our mental well being. The quality of air improved. We could see a silver lining even in the testing times. But how long did this rejuvenation of nature last? Few months!

A Pandemic That Increases Exploitation 4.6 (27)

The ongoing pandemic has been and continues to be difficult for everybody all over the world. However, on the one hand, people with steady incomes can boast about being in a better place than most other people, and on the other hand, those who are marginalized, discriminated against, and destitute are at greater risk of […]

THE SILENT PANDEMIC: HOW ONLINE SCHOOLING IS IMPACTING STUDENTS’ MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH 3.6 (5)

The current pandemic, caused by the virus known as COVID-19 (a type of Coronavirus), has been the worst in our recent history, as its effect on people globally hadn’t been experienced in decades. Consequently, people are getting affected on a scale we had hitherto not dreamt. The pandemic has affected and altered life as we […]

Web Series: An Escape From The Pandemic 4.3 (6)

Boom! And 2020 has changed the world, giving us the most unexpected – “The Pandemic – COVID-19”, that brought businesses and the world economy to a halt. People across the globe confined to their houses, with movie theatres closed, restaurants shut and all public gatherings called off, have been looking for ways to channelize their […]

TRUMP vs COVID-19: A BATTLE THAT WILL COST THE US DEARLY 5 (6)

Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, is, by now, infamous for his anti-scientific rhetoric, which compounds on his racist rhetoric as well as his multitude of untruthful statements. He continually lies to the media, even in the face of accurate facts provided to him. So, when Trump contracted the Novel Coronavirus (known […]