Bringing Stranded Workers in Indian Cities Back to Their Villages

April 30, 2020

In India, as the national lockdown was extended till May 3, it is incredible that the government failed to do what it should have done a month ago. Heart-rending images of stranded people in cities all over the country, desperately trying to make sense of the sudden loss of home, hearth and...

Coronavirus Pandemic Hotwires the Fourth Industrial Revolution

April 29, 2020

As the digital, physical and biological worlds continue fusing together against the backdrop of innovation in artificial intelligence, the world is experiencing the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Does COVID-19 Kill People Who Tend to Hold Their Breath?

April 27, 2020

Let’s call my type “sympathetic breathers” because we often interrupt our breathing using the sympathetic nervous system (fight/flight/freeze). We tend to hold our breath when we concentrate. Coaches and choreographers have to remind us to breathe and to inflate our entire belly, back and...

When the Bunker Becomes Home, Sweet Home

March 27, 2020

Writing for Forbes, Halah Touryalai reports on one characteristic behavior that has come to the fore in recent weeks in the US, as it tends to do in any time of crisis. More than people from other cultures, Americans have acquired the reflex of creating space around themselves whenever they feel...