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Great Expectations? Nah! Why we Must Need to be Realistic about the Biden-Putin Summit
The President of the United States, Joe Biden, has met his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in Geneva. While it is natural to have “great expectations” from such a “pivotal” summit, especially at a time when the “dark clouds” of the Cold War seem to be returning, one must look askance at any “breakthrough” from such a meeting. Given the rather deteriorating relations between these two superpowers (of course, one must add “ex” to Russia, however much its citizens, and more importantly, its rulers, believe that they deserve the honorific), a modest appraisal is needed for any possible “outcomes”. Indeed, going by the latest news, it seems as though the prospect of the two presidents appearing in a joint press conference, is also remote.
Here's Why We Risk a Lost Generation of Learners Due to the Covid Pandemic
Among the many aspects of our lives that were disrupted due to the Covid Pandemic, the impact on students of all ages is worrisome. Not only are kids and young adults have had their studies disrupted, the added risk of them losing out on the precious face to face interactions that are so essential in their formative years, means that we risk losing a generation due to the Pandemic. As it is, virtual pedagogy and online classes, have robbed the students of the valuable “lessons” that are crucial to their cognitive development. Added to this is the lack of emotional skill building that comes with in person education.
Oh! How the Mighty Fall!! Or, Do They Really?
If news reports are anything to go by, the swift condemnation of the tech visionary and the celebrated founder of Microsoft because of his alleged dalliances and his relationship with the now deceased financier, Jeffrey Epstein, has been long overdue. Indeed, some have expressed surprise at how "inevitable" it was for Gates' and his rumored flings and advances towards women, to come out, considering that they were long speculated upon.
How the Viral Times are Forcing us to Struggle for Existence and Live for the Moment
We are living in truly extraordinary times. On one hand, the viral viruses and their many strains and variants are making us fearful for our lives, and worse, forcing us to scrounge for everything from hospital beds and oxygen to food and basic necessities for everyday living. On the other hand, we are living in a Zombie like state due to the relentless onslaught of the media and the incessant pings of our gadgets. Indeed, the common denominator for both is the virality of the spread where both the virus and the digitally mediated world makes us flit from crisis to crisis without a thought for the longer term implications of our words and actions.
Dude! Where's My Country? Is India Going the Way of The Erstwhile Soviet Union?
As India battles an apocalyptic Second Wave of Coronavirus infections, and the state having melted away right when its citizens needed it the most, one wonders whether the country is going the way of the erstwhile Soviet Union and imploding from within. While the collapse of the healthcare system is visible to all, there are some invisible signs of implosion that one can discern if we connect the dots.
Why the Argument That Biden's Spending Packages Making American Workers Lazy is Meaningless
Are the Stimulus Packages Game Changers or Inflationary? The labor market continues to be tepid, despite the massive and generous stimulus passed by Congress in March. Indeed, the Covid Relief Stimulus Package was said to be the “game changer” as far as the role of the government in the economy was concerned, as the Biden Administration sought to undo decades of limited government that the hallmark of Reagan-ism.
More To It Than Meets The Eye: India's Crackdown on Big Tech
Long considered as an IT (Information Technology) powerhouse, the Indian Government’s crackdown on Big Tech is something of a mystery. From passing new legislation that requires Social Media giants and WhatsApp to “reveal” details and origin information of Facebook Posts, Tweets, and WhatsApp messages, to tightening compliance, and what more, clamping down on Free Speech, the list is long of notable rules and regulations seeking to curb the powers of Big Tech firms.
It is Time to Make Americans Dream Again and Biden is Making the "Right Moves"
For decades, the United States and much of the developing world (especially those nations which are termed “emerging markets”) have followed the Neoliberal Dogma of Free Market Capitalism, by pushing through laws and policies under the assumption that markets work best when left to themselves without much governmental intervention. This line of thought is behind some of the most egregious assaults on Unions, the Working Class, and the Middle Class, who have seen stagnating wages and depleting incomes (in real terms) accompanied by humongous increases in the wealth of the 1% or those who “captured” the gains from the booming economies in the West and in the Asian hemispheres.