Posts by: Mihir Srivastava

-June 8, 2021

Bedridden after a life-threatening car accident—with an injured spine— inspired Vikram Jeet Singh Parmar to conquer the highest peaks of the world. His story is an inspiration for all “Difficulty is what wakes up the genius” wrote Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his famous book Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder. A good example is Vikram […]

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-June 2, 2021

Now home delivery of alcohol is possible in Delhi. But there are some unresolved issues… On a cold evening in December 2019, some friends had gathered in the first-floor apartment of CR Park in south Delhi. There were some six people partying with a copious supply of booze, chicken rolls were lined on the table […]

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-June 2, 2021

‘Anxiety syndrome’ and the long term effects of Covid-19 have prevented thousands of people, even with milder viral load, from resuming their normal life weeks after they are cured It’s not easy to get back some semblance of normalcy in their lives after having dealt successfully with the scourge of the pandemic. Reclamation of normal […]

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-May 27, 2021

Children, it is feared, will be the target of the third wave of Covid. Experts allay fears—no evidence to support this theory. Data presents a different picture    The son of a senior district official in Ghaziabad just recovered from covid-19. “Ramesh (name changed) is brave. But tired, lacking enthusiasm, this will continue for some time. […]

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-May 25, 2021

An Indian entrepreneur, Ranjit Grewal, with the help of a Singaporean crypto pioneer, is retrofitting shipping containers into well-equipped hospitals—has great potential to revamp public health infrastructure Lately, the Modi government has faced criticism from around the world for mismanaging the second wave of Covid-19 that left people scrambling for medical care, leading to the […]

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-May 19, 2021

If Covid-19 is not treated in a hygienic environment, reduced immunity during the recovery can lead to the black fungus, putting even more pressure on the already overworked medical infrastructure  In the last month or so many cases attributed to black fungus have been reported, signalling that such cases are on the rise and a […]

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-May 17, 2021

18 to 44 year olds are feeling the heat as getting an OTP for allotment of a slot for vaccination and short supply of vaccines make receiving the jab a challenge, a matter of luck  The Delhi government has issued another SOS on Sunday that they are running out of Covaxin vaccine for the age […]

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-May 13, 2021

The third wave of the pandemic is likely to target children, fear experts. And we should act now The question often asked: Why is the medical fraternity so worried about the third wave when they have grossly failed to deal with the second? To answer this question one has to consider the coronavirus and its […]

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