“Why are you afraid? Have you no faith”?

Pope Francis delivered an extraordinary Urbi et Orbi address to pray for the end of the coronavirus. Full message at the link. — Read on http://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2020/03/27/read-pope-francis-urbi-et-orbi-address-coronavirus-and-jesus-calming-storm Message from the Dalai Lama, some excepts below and full message at the link. “No matter how difficult the situation may be, we should employ science and human ingenuity …

Such a time as this, the time of coronavirus, is a time for action

“The corona virus panic is dumb,” Elon Musk says. About 80 per cent of the people infected with coronavirus will experience just cold-like fever and they will recover on their own, said Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) director-general Balram Bhargava on Sunday. The covid scare is overrated in my opinion, but it is helping to …

Global Social Mobility Index 2020 | World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum has created a new index to measure social mobility, providing a much-needed assessment of the current state of social mobility worldwide. — Read on http://www.weforum.org/reports/global-social-mobility-index-2020-why-economies-benefit-from-fixing-inequality/ Thanks for all the personal wishes. Will try to reach out personally. Here’s a call to action. Like to share my availability for projects involving business …

Happy, grateful, responsible new year 2020

I am grateful for all the past and the hope for even greater future. May we all enjoy 2020 and many more years with purposeful, high-quality, responsible lives in our shared home, this beautiful Blue World! I have the moral belief that the life of the individual only has value insofar as it aids in …

Wanted – Religious Secularism and Enlightenment – for Islam & Hinduism

http://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/23/opinion/islam-religion.html “That is why it reminds me of the beginnings of the Enlightenment, when Europeans, having seen the horrors of religious wars and persecution, developed the idea of political secularism, while also championing reason, freedom of thought, equality and tolerance.” Mustafa Akyol writing in New York Times. Christianity embraced secularism in the West over time …

Merry Christmas when we decide to fight ignorance and want and be like Scrooge ourselves!

You never thought I would advise someone to be like Scrooge, did you? Well, Scrooge is better than most of us in terms of the repentance he went through and the changes he makes instantly to his life. And that is a good thing. We usually don’t notice that part of Scrooge. Charles Dickens’s Christmas …

Why Modi has a better argument?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/india-citizenship-law-protests-1.5397915 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/17/world/asia/india-protests-citizenship-muslims.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share All things considered, the BJP and Modi seem to be speaking to the psyche of the nation. This may look like a non-secular or opportunistic position, but it is not. India was divided along religious lines and those who remained need to be treated with equal rights, not those who returned after many …

Thomsons for Christmas

Thomson’s Bakery was founded in 1962 during Christmas. “1962 December is the year Dad and Mum started . It’s been 57 years since then. Thanks to all for your well wishes . God Willing trying to continue the legacy but don’t know for how long. God bless and Merry Christmas to all!” One of the …