Like Dayal Nagar, since March, residents of Lansum Greens Gated community at Madhavadhara started to take precautions. On July 28, first case was reported and the tally is now 11. However, without panicking, the residents have been providing all help to the affected patients. … [Read more...] about Resident Welfare Associations unite to fight the pandemic
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Advent of opportunismParty-political secularism, born around 40 years ago, is a nefarious doctrine practised by all political parties, including by so-called ‘secular forces’. This secularism has dispelled all values from the core idea and replaced them with opportunism. Opportunistic distance (engagement or disengagement), but mainly opportunistic alliance with religious communities, particularly for the sake of immediate electoral benefit, is its unspoken slogan. Indifferent to freedom and equality-based religious reform, it has removed critical from the term ‘critical respect’ and bizarrely interpreted ‘respect’ to mean cutting deals with aggressive or orthodox sections of religious groups — unlocking the Babri Masjid/Ram temple for puja, and forsaking women’s rights in the Shah Bano case. It has even been complicit in igniting communal violence. This party-political ‘secular’ state, cozying up alternately to the fanatical … [Read more...] about The future of Indian secularism
Makhija argued that Harris’ vice-presidential candidacy would be historic and inspiring, not only for Black Americans, but for millions of voters of South Asian descent -- like him. Asian Americans, more broadly, are the fastest-growing racial or ethnic voting bloc in the country, he said. … [Read more...] about Indian-American groups laud historic selection of Kamala Harris as Biden’s vice presidential candidate
Pacino has been nominated eight times for an Oscar -- The Godfather (Best Supporting Actor; 1972); Serpico (Best Actor; 1973), The Godfather Part II (Best Actor; 1974); Dog Day Afternoon (Best Actor; 1975); ... And Justice for All (Best Actor; 1979); Dick Tracy (Best Supporting Actor; 1990); Glengarry Glen Ross (Best Supporting Actor; 1992). … [Read more...] about Colin Firth’s Indian connection
Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that most of the COVID-19 apps required access to users' personal data, but only a handful indicated the data would be anonymous, encrypted and secured.Published in the journal Nature Medicine, the study revealed that mobile apps are helping track the spread of COVID-19 to contain the outbreak, but the apps also raise concerns about personal privacy."What is disconcerting is that these apps are continuously collecting and processing highly sensitive and personally identifiable information, such as health information, location and direct identifiers, the researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the US, wrote."Notably, surveillance mapping through apps will allow governments to identify people's travel paths and their entire social networks," they added.For the findings, professor Masooda Bashir and doctoral student Tanusree Sharma analysed 50 COVID-19-related apps available in the Google Play store for … [Read more...] about Do Covid-19 apps protect your personal privacy?