Writer seeking metaphysical fulfillment by publishing meditations and ruminations about the world.
I am a Techie turned Business Analyst who found his true calling as a writer this journey spanning 12 years has been incredibly rewarding.
China's U Turn to Allow Couples to Have Three Children Wouldn't Amount to Much (sic)
China announced yesterday that it would now permit couples to have three children, up from the two that it specified in 2015, and a marked departure from its longstanding One Child Policy. While the One Child Policy was an attempt to slow down the burgeoning population in the 1950s after the Revolution, and was widely seen as draconian and severe, it was successful in preventing a Demographic Explosion that would have spelled much trouble for a country that was already the most populous in the world.
Living a Losers Life in a Winner Take All World
Look around and you would see that the world celebrates winners and hates losers. Whether they are obscenely rich Oligarchs, whose wealth grows exponentially even during the pandemic, while the rest suffer, or whether they are our Supreme Leaders who are deified and feted and whose every move is recorded for posterity by a fawning media, ever ready to please. We also glorify the Uber successful sports personalities, to the point of worshiping them, and the same goes for our celluloid heroes. Never mind if we they are False Gods and people whose feet is made of clay instead of the Stardust that we suppose they spread.
Staying Sane in Dizzying Times
As the world spirals into a miasma of Uber speed change and accelerated events around us leave us flabbergasted, how do we stay sane when things change by the time one reads this sentence. Indeed, the Pandemic has been the spark that lit the fire of imploding world events. In a manner similar to the humungous number of funeral pyres across the nation, what we are now seeing is a “bonfire of vanities” where hubris is having its comeuppance.
Why Naomi Osaka's Withdrawal from the French Open and Wimbledon Should Wake Us to Workplace Mental Health Issues
Health issues in the Workplace are real and it is time employers, employees, and other stakeholders accept it and address the same. Already, the United Kingdom and France, among other countries have legislation such as the Equality Act which protect employees suffering from depression and other mental health issues. While social stigma and fear of losing one’s job keeps many employees from talking openly about their Mental Condition, supportive employers can make the difference between a stressed out workplace and a healthy workplace.
Are Hybrid Work Models The New Normal? Will They Help Us Navigate the Brave New World of Work in the Post Pandemic Age?
Covid has forced us indoors and companies to adopt Work from Home arrangements. Initially considered a short term measure, organizations worldwide are now contemplating making WFH either permanent or have some sort of mixed or the so-called “Hybrid Work” which is essentially a combination of onsite and remote work. While Tech firms such as Google and Twitter have provided their employees with the option of permanent WFH, others are moving towards a Hybrid model.
Why are So Many 18 to 25 Year Olds Burning Out and Quitting Their Jobs
The Struggling Gen Zers It is not a good time to be a Gen Zer. What with the Pandemic disrupting their lives, just when they were settling into their careers and the tepid pace of the recovery in the jobs market adding to their worries.
With Data As the New Oil, Business Battles Of the Future Would be Fought Over Who Controls Its Flow and Access.
Data is the New Oil. This statement by none other than the Indian Oligarch and Asia’s richest person, Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries, the conglomerate with interests spanning Petrochemicals, Information Technology, Retail and Media, among other things, epitomizes how data has become the new battleground for businesses seeking to acquire, control, disseminate, and profit from it. Indeed, the stupendous success of Big Tech firms such as Google, Facebook, and other social media giants is mainly on account of their superlative “data harvesting” strategies which they employ to good effect.
Moore's Law, Acceleration, and Getting of The Treadmill of Tech Driven, Sisyphean Modern Life
We are Stressed Due to Forced Isolation and Hyperreliance on Tech Most of us feel stressed at some point or the other in our everyday life. While being stressed was part and parcel of humankind since time immemorial, what is different about the times we are living is the “convergence” of Isolationism brought about due to Covid, the excessive reliance on Digital media and the associated gadgets that the Smartphone revolution gave us, and the sheer pace of change that overwhelms us and threatens our mental and physical health.