RENT, WAGES & SENIOR CITIZENS in CORONA AGE:
In order to help the needy, orders have been issued to the effect that rent may not be demanded & wages paid.Prime facie, it is a great social welfare measure but it ignores the payer, who is often a senior citizen.
The income of almost all senior citizens is from rent, bank interest and stock market.Interest rates have been hit and the stock market has collapsed to the extent of causing heart attacks.The senior citizen is often physically challenged and almost always paying medical bills and insurance premiums, If his premium is missed, his policy will not be renewed because of his age.If he is unable to pay utility bills, utility company will waste no time in disconnecting.Thereafter, he may find re connection physically impossible.
It is a matter of deep regret that not a single utility company or insurance company has declared a moratorium on payment of bills.
In the event of getting the virus, the senior citizen will most likely die and he is the most stressed person today. With all the existing constraints, the senior citizens are attempting to tie up loose ends. It is a mistake on the part of the Govt to burden them with a cut in their current income. In fact, the Govt should come out with a re assuring package for them.
The young politicians and the administrators should remember that they too have to see this day, one day. .
FACEBOOK Apr 1, 2020
A STATE OF EMERGENCY:-PRECAUTION IS NOT PANIC
I feel it has become advisable to declare a state of emergency, impose a curfew, enforced by the Army/CRPF, in Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities of our country, and in certain, more congested localities of these cities, they need to have ‘shoot at sight’ orders. Tier 3 cities and the rural areas can well be policed, as being done now.Prospective mischief makers should be taken into preventive detention.Home guards should be called in.
Soft pedaling at this stage, will lead to a free for all situation, threatening our civilized order and the very existence of our nation. We are facing a situation as serious as the one Britain faced in the years leading to 1939.Let us not be Britain under Neville Chamberlain or the USA under Donald Trump..
We have the precedent of many countries doing this currently..Even otherwise, unprecedented situations call for unprecedented measures and the time to dither and soft pedal appears to have gone.–It is my personal opinion without any intent to create panic.I want my country to live on safely.
A STITCH IN TIME WILL SAVE NINE.
FACEBOOK Apr 2, 2020
JALIAN WALA BAGH
LEST WE SHOULD FORGET
101st Anniversary of Jallianwala Bagh is coming up in 10 days:
FACE BOOK Apr 4, 2020
FOUND NEXT TO IIT DELHI Picture below has been posted on the Whats App group of an adjoining colony, located opposite to IIT Delhi.The ” Mini Nizammuddin” is separated from IIT Delhi only by NCERT .
Metastasis? Room for complacence??
FACEBOOK Apr 4, 2020
OUTGOING TEAM of GERANIUMS
With winter on its way out, my winter games are closing and the teams are leaving my “stadium”, making way for summer “olympics”-not postponed but bettered by the virus induced environmental cleaning.
Bye, bye-will miss your fragrance more than your colours.
FACE BOOK Apr 5, 2020
SHIT FOR SPIT
This is in the context of the news about Pakistan inspired Corona infected Jamatis in India spitting in face of Doctors & Policemen.
Pakistan gets Chinese underwear as N95 masks
The worst moments have their lighter sides!
Laugh and be merry, friends.
हंसो और हंसाया करो
Laughter boosts immunity
FACE BOOK Apr 6, 2020
SHARING FROM A IIT K BROTHER
WORSHIP OR HYPOCRISY?
China is not the only one-This is Japan-where they worship Budha. In Mid 2019, they withdrew from the International Whaling Commission and had resumed commercial whaling also after 30 years, despite protests from the world over.
What a tribute to Budha!
FACE BOOK Apr 7, 2020
ABOUT VENTILATORS-a PATIENT’s STORY :
A ventilator has become a household word. Governments are ordering it in thousands. Ph.D.’s to school kids; IIT’s to Tinker Labs, have thrown them selves at it. Recipes for DIY ventilators abound. TV comperes have become its production co-coordinators.
Be that as it may be, read below, a patient’s point of view to appreciate what it means to be in a ICU on a ventilator.
(The article includes a small video on intubation & ventilation).
FACE BOOK Apr 8, 2020
DIMORPHOTHECA-more commonly known as AFRICAN DAISY
Makes a lustrous bed of white or yellow or pink or peach or light mauve.
FACE BOOK Apr 8, 2020
Apart from beauty, Passion Flower is said to be useful in treating anxiety, insomnia & nervous disorders. Planted 2 years ago, it didnt bloom, and I had thought of cutting it down. As if it read my thoughts,it has begun to bloom profusely. Probably, the blooms have arrived to help cut corona induced anxiety.
LOCKDOWN CONTINUE OR NOT:
Read also: posts of April 2, 2020 and March 24, 2020
CORPOCRACY or DEMOCRACY-TIME to WORRY
We should campaign for and the Supreme Court should enforce a law disqualifying our Corporate Honchos from Board Rooms for violation of a prescribed code of conduct, similar to the laws passed for elected representatives. If this is not done, our democracy will very soon degenerate to what I shall call “CORPOCRACY”. Left to legislators, it will never be done because the two-corporators & legislators are hands in glove.
Facebook 10 Apr, 2020
A SNOW WHITE PEA COCK
We are aware of our national bird-the Pea Cock. Here is another avtar of the same.
1st Picture:-photographed by me in “The Garden of Sculptures”, Princeton, New Jersey, a few years back.
2nd Picture:-courtesy-Puji Parwati.
FACE BOOK Apr 13, 2020
EXTENSION OF LOCK DOWN?
LOCK DOWN EXTENDED
Greater Strictness Advised
WELL DONE MODI
Earlier Posts on the subject are dt Apr 10, Apr 2 and Mar 24, 2020
IN LOCK DOWN-SUMMER WEDDING ALLOWED–
Terms & Conditions Apply
FACE BOOK Apr 14, 2020
TAKE OUR SNAP!
These kids were passing in front of my home, while I was taking pictures.They stopped, requested I take their picture and jumped with pleasure at my ‘come on” Luckily, I caught them before they settled into a formal pose.
A BASELESS PIZZA
INSPIRED BY the NEWS of a CORONA INFECTED PIZZA DELIVERY BOY:
Seeing the news (upper picture), I am posting my recipe as below-It might interest a few Pizza lovers:-
Step 1-Take a microwave tolerant quarter plate (about 20 cm across)
Step 2-Spread raw Spinach leaves all over it and repeat until you have 4 layers of the leaves
Step 3-Take a couple of boiled potatoes and cut them into flat, circular slices. Spread the slices onto the spinach to form one or two layers.
Step 4- Take a slab of Amul butter and grate about a quarter of it using a hand grater-sprinkle the grated butter, here and there on to the layer of potatoes. Qty of butter is upto you..
Step 5- Take a couple of onions and cut them into circular slices.Spread the slices onto the spinach to form one layer.
Step 6-Take Tomato Sauce or Chilli tomato sauce (as per your liking) and sprinkle it onto the layer of onions,
Step 6- Take raw Ginger,Raw Garlic, Raw Green Chilies and Raw Coriander leaves, cut them all up into small pieces and sprinkle the mix onto the layer of tomato sauce.
Step 7- The pile on the dish should be about 20 mm thick, measured from the surface of the plate
Step 8-Put the plate in the Microwave Oven and cover it. Heat it with full heat, for 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
Step 9- Take Mozzarella cheese-also called Pizza cheese, grate it using a hand grater, keeping the grater over your semi cooked dish so that the grated cheese covers the entire dish. Quantity is again up to you.
Step 10- give the assembly full heat in the microwave oven for about 40 seconds.
You will now have what is shown in the lower picture,
It is ready to eat.
No base, no delivery of corona with the delivery boy..
1.If you are not an engineer, ignore the milli metres-measurement is our life, pizza no exception
2 The product is ISO certified by my spouse.
FACE BOOK Apr 16, 2020
A FARE WELL GROUP PHOTO
Summer is at my door steps……..
All my friends & companions of winters, have faded
And alas, they are going.
(Left to right, Top to Bottom)
Pansy, Rose, Petunia, Begonia, Poppy
French Marigold, Cineraria, Geranium, Antirrhinium, Lilium
Gerbera, Salvia, Calendula, Dahlia, Gazania
FACE BOOK Apr 19, 2020
PIZZA RECIPE FEEDBACK
FROM SUNIL DALAL: Today in the category of Lockdown Special, tried my hand at Baseless Pizza. The idea was given by Anand Bhushan Sir through a facebook post. You can get the recipe from his timeline. Really sumptuous, healthy and safe in these days when Corona is reigning supreme and one delivery boy contaminated a lot of people in Delhi, as was in the news.
आप सभी भी प्रयास करें।ह्रदय को संतोष और परितोष की अनुभूति होगी।Boredom से भी बचे रहोगे।❤️❤️
I liked his plain speaking.At least educated, intelligent people will understand the situation.Richard Charles Horton, FRCP FMedSci, (born 29 December 1961) is editor-in-chief of The Lancet, a United Kingdom–based medical journal.
FACE BOOK Apr 21, 2020
CHIEF EDITOR OF LANCET SAYS:
GIST OF INTERVIEW Re CORONA
Here is my take away from a talk Richard Horton, Chief Editor of Lancet gave over the Times of India Channel:
1. No vaccine is likely to be in the market before Dec 2020 and
this date is the optimist’s optimistic best.
2. Hydroxychloroquine doesnt work. Nothing else works.
3. All news of medicines doing wonders is experimental.
4. Social distancing works
4. Lock downs work but should be minimum 10 weeks-that is-for
India-upto 7th May minimum. If lifted before hand, there is a
rebound & the results will be worse than before.
5. 10 weeks period is prescribed because it takes that long for
case numbers to go down to a level that causes a
6. What can be done-it is God sent disaster like a Psunami or
Earthquake. You educate people to cope and learn to
live with it.It will take its toll.
He was very, very positive that the choice before mankind is between the Devil and the Deep Sea. Extended lock down has its issues but the alternative will land you in a worse scenario. Men better not be deluded into a false sense of wellness.
FACE BOOK Apr 23 , 2020
Picture of a DRAGON FLY photographed by and shared from JERILYNN COLEMAN
FACE BOOK Apr 24, 2020
GARDENING WHILE LOCKED DOWN
FACE BOOK Apr 24, 2020
A WARNING FROM 200 YRS AGO
Sharing from Pankaj Verma
Valid today, allthough, Jefferson said that 200 years ago. Voters should remember it always.
FACE BOOK 26 Apr, 2020
VENTILATORS & CORONA
Earlier I had posted a true life story on 8 Apr 2020, 05:49 ; Entitled “Story of a Patient on Ventilator” The idea behind posting that story was to bring out a realization that it takes much more than a VENTILATOR to save a life, in the context of the on going scramble for ventilators. That realization seems to be coming now as the link below reveals.
The link is shared from Luiz Mantovani-Many thanks to him.Click on the link:
FACE BOOK 26 Apr, 2020
मोदी जी इनको समझा दें तो मानू
They want LOCKDOWN EXTENSION to 31-3-2021!
Will Modi comply?
(Translation: Can Modi explain to the things pictured below?-Modi is the Indian Prime Minister)
FACE BOOK 27 Apr, 2020
PLANET MONTH-EVEREST FROM DELHI
I suggest that mankind agrees to-perhaps through the United Nations-designate a month as PLANET MONTH and every country in the world shuts down as it has done so under Covid compulsions. The month after the planet month can be designated “NATURE TOURISM MONTH” so every body can holiday and see for himself, the benefits of the shut down.
Mankind is hurtling towards a precipice in its mad rush to “DEVELOP”.
In this race to nowhere, such a pause, is necessary.
MAY BE THEN WE COULD SEE THE EVEREST FROM DELHI
SMILE A WHILE
SURPRISES AWAIT AS WE RETURN TO WORK AFTER LOCKDOWN