Half year check

Half year check

Half of 2021 is almost done and what a year this one is turning out to be. Last year is feels like a party compared to this one; ironically, there was a lot of excitement when while ringing in this year. 

The first half has been a despondent one, with a lot of losses in one way or another. It brought with it a feeling of continuous hopelessness and void. Again, people were dying, there was confusion and fear of the pandemic which felt worse than the previous year… in spite of experiencing it once before, the swiftness at which the second wave came, and the lack of preparedness crippled the healthcare systems and almost brought it to it’s knees. And this time it felt closer, more real, and scarier than before. After a couple of months, slowly things started getting better. We are still not out of it, and are in constant gloom of an impending third wave. Hopefully the pace of vaccination will prove to be a deterrent and reduce the severity of this one. 

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The ugly and the not so beautiful

The ugly and the not so beautiful

One would think that the recent pandemic would bring out the best in people; but, as it turns out, apparently not; in India, it seems to be bringing out the beast in a lot of them. Some of the incidents make you wonder where humanity has disappeared.

Sadly though, it’s not like this is something that started during the years of the pandemic, it has been there from as far as one can remember. Ironically, the crimes against women are among the highest in the same country where they are worshipped. What is the point folding your hands in front of a woman to ask for all that you desire and then using those same hands to abuse and exploit the one who you spend your life with!

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