This is the second post in the series on COVID19! The first was a humorous take on the perils of online teaching and working from home. This post, COVID19-2, is more fact than fiction where I argue that the coronavirus attack is partly a result of our own doing!
COVID19-Gujarat government ordered schools, colleges and universities to suspend classes. My university decided to shift to online teaching. Thought: Within the first day, I began to miss the noisy children on campus and the naughty ones in my class.
Homo Deus is a fascinating account of what can become of Homo sapiens with the expanding frontiers of science and the new technology such as, bio engineering, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Harari predicts that the human agenda will focus on how to counter old age, remain in a permanent state of happiness and being Homo Deus, God!
Brief discussion on what makes women entrepreneurs? Based on our book, with co-authors titled ‘Women Entrepreneurship in the Indian Middle Class’, forthcoming.
"Slow down Mummy, there is no need to rush! What is all the fuss? Make yourself a cup of tea, Come spend some time with me!" And so I decide every now and then to take time to wander around and catch a glimpse of nature as it unfolds its beauty.
We watched a play titled 'Kusoor'-The Mistake, directed by Actor/Director Amol Palekar. His wife, Sandhya Gokhale, a script writer, adapted this play from the Danish story 'Den Skyldige' written by Gustav Moller and Emil.N. Andersen. It is a subtle story reflecting the tensions of our times. It is heartening to see such committed artists as Amol and Sandhya.
I highly recommend a visit to the Sun Temple, Modhera and Rani Ki Vav, Patan in Gujarat state/
In the emerging markets with fast changing technology, lifelong learning is the only way to stay ahead. Any opportunity you get or see that exists to learn should be taken up. New courses, new online courses, workshops in or outside your organization can add to your skills and employability going forward.
Mehnat Manzil is an unique museum that celebrates the life of people who undertake informal work. A visit to the museum is clearly a lesson in 'experiential learning'!
I have been visiting the Synagogue at Cochin (Kochi now) since childhood. Located on the island of Kochi it has an intriguing old world charm. In all these years in Ahmedabad I was unaware that there was a Synagogue here in the old city, the Megan Abraham Synagogue. Shutterbugs, the Student Photography Club at Ahmedabad University organized a visit and discussion on the Jewish presence in Gujarat where we enjoyed a guided tour and a fascinating conversation on the topic.
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