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No child should need to risk their lives to get educated.
In the name of EDUCATION, Can we stop TORTURING little kids, please? Here's some bitter truth about the education we give and why our kids NEED NOT RISK their lives for that.
It's been beyond painful to see my 9-year-old nephew (he turned 9 on 21st June and I told him this article will be his birthday gift) sit in front of the laptop for hours during the Lockdown. Why this torture? So that schools can get the fees on time? 
Schools and colleges do require funds to run, I realize. So, reduce costs and request parents to pay part fees this year or the government to step in and support. But why make little children go through this pathetic torture??
In any case, our education system and schooling have failed us miserably. Instead of doing fakery like they did with me for 13 years of my school life, it's really time to change our education system. And if you can't; Then at least during these extremely tough times around…
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Have patience and read this if you want to remain SAFE & RATIONAL as CoVID19 becomes unmanageable in India.
By Dr. Arindam Chaudhuri
>>The first type of Idiot:
The Be positive brigade. Everything is under control. Look at India's per million cases and recovery rates. Our governments are doing such a lovely job. 
If you want to remain safe. Then the last thing you need to be right now is be positive and believe any of these blatant lies. The situation is extremely dangerous. And there's totally nothing positive or under control. And to stay safe you must remain very cautious, careful and scared. This no time for stupid bravery.  Why do I say so? 
> We should have never locked down our economy and ruined it. We hardly had cases. (Read my suggestions in all my social media handles on March 22nd - I had been saying it since the very beginning).
> We should have kept the economy running and got the army out and focused on setting up dignified emergency health care facilitie…

Why Are We Testing People for COVID-19?

Why are we testing people for COVID-19? Here's why it's a meaningless exercise.
ByDr Arindam Chaudhuri Former Advisor to the Consultative Committee to the Planning Commission of India in the areas of Social Sector & Education
India is in a hilarious state. We get an update every evening, today we have 20k cases, and we did 30k tests and added 1350 new cases, and we are doubling every 10 days instead of 7 days till last week.
What we don't tell people is, when we were doing 2k tests also we were getting 4.5% new cases. And now at 30k tests a day also we are finding 4.5% new cases. Then why are we lying that we are doubling every 10 days?
It's in our hands to decide to announce how many days we are doubling in. If we do 60k tests, we will get 2700 new cases and that would amount to doubling every 5 days. If we do 6 lac tests then in one day we will add 27k new cases and double every 18 hours!
Yes, that's the fact.
Today New York Governor referred to the following researc…

10 Things You Must Know About Viruses and COVID19

10 things I have learnt about viruses from my interactions with doctors and from the world's leading universities over many years.
1. The mortality rate from viruses reduce with time.
In case of CoVID19 though it's too early to say, yet there is already good news coming in. A research that came out yesterday believes that the real mortality rate from this virus might just be 0.66% instead of the 2.6% feared previously.
Good news because looking at the high rates of death in Italy, Spain etc many people have been really frightened and thinking maybe the death rates are 10% plus... Some friends are telling me it's 50% given the number of discharged and closed cases in Italy and no deaths are almost equal.
But serious researchers aren't  getting carried away b…

Karl Marx @ 200

This month, we had the 200th birth anniversary of the world’s greatest thinker and philosopher ever,Karl Marx, whose five greatest followers – Vladimir Lenin, Mao Zedong, Ho Chi Minh, Fidel Castro, and the most iconic of them all, Che Guevara – changed the world forever. They might all be controversial, but the fact is that, thanks to them, more than two-thirds of the world was being ruled based on ideas of one man – Karl Marx. They have often had faulty implementation – dictatorship (something that Marx never ordered) being the worst fault of all.
But today, if one were to pause and assess– as the leading economists and thinkers even from the current generation are unanimously agreeing – each and every prediction of his about capitalism has come true. As Marx had said in his theory of historical materialism, societies pass through six stages – primitive communism, slave society, feudalism, capitalism, socialism and finally, global, stateless communism. One look at the best societies…

Our celebrities have low intelligence for understanding religion and God; and messages like ‘RIP’ and ‘May God bless his soul’ are an insult to Stephen Hawking and his works – just like they are

Stephen Hawking fabulously said: “Before we understand science, it is natural to believe that God created the Universe. But now science offers a more convincing explanation.” Though he metaphorically referred to God in his book A Brief History of Time, he clarified multiple times later that he was an atheist and that he didn’t believe in the existence of God or afterlife. He believed the human brain to be like a computer and said that just like a broken down computer doesn’t go to Heaven, similarly, a brain that stopped working has no afterlife.
Thus, as I saw thousands of RIP messages on my Facebook page and hundreds of them from celebrities and film stars that the masses look up to and idolize, I couldn’t help but feel sad for Stephen Hawking, the greatest physicist that our generation witnessed. The man who thought up ‘We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star’ has left behind billions of mourners, who don’t seem to even be in the category o…

Filthy Abuses: A Key Pillar of Democracy!

Yes, you read it right! This is an article in praise of unparliamentary language. In simple words, in praise of filthy abuses. They normally begin with an ‘F’ in English and ‘B’, ‘C’ or ‘M’ in Hindi. And yes, they are playing a crucial role in the revival of the Congress party’s fortunes.
In 2014, BJP swept to power, and I – as the head of a media house and in individual capacity – believed in Modi’s development promises and backed them wholeheartedly. Of course, instead of development, a wave of nationalism and religious fanaticism took over. So much so that today, there are ministers with the audacity of stating that we must drop the word ‘secular’ from our Constitution and that BJP would change the Constitution of India – while in the name of development, we got some slogans around Swachh Bharat (mind you, no real cleanliness). This poisonous wave of nationalism and religious polarisation was orchestrated mainly through the social media through a two-pronged strategy. On one hand, …