Image for post
Image for post
‘Farmers’ are demanding the release of dangerous people such as Islamist radicals and Naxalites, who were arrested for serious crimes.

Ever since the farmers started protesting on the outskirts of the national capital, there have been apprehensions that anti-national elements such as Naxalites, Islamists, and Khalistanis may try to hijack the protests to use them as leverage against the Modi-led central government, with whom they have an axe to grind.

Reforms are inevitable in any sector and old systems must pave the way for the new. The three farm laws are intended to break the shackles of the farmers and release them from the clutches of exploitative middlemen. These farm laws not only enable them to sell their product anywhere…


Rahul Gandhi, the scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, is known for his goof-ups that generate unending comedy. The silly statements he makes frequently boomerang on him and end up causing great damage to his party. Many people even opine that he is a star campaigner for the BJP.

The news reports say that the former president of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama, in his memoir, A Promised Land, wrote about many political leaders from across the world, including Mr. Gandhi.

According to the New York Times (NYT) book review, the former President wrote that the Congress leader has “a…


The death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput has put the spotlight back on the villainous acts of the people associated with the Mumbai film industry. This is not the first time the movie mafia of Bollywood is under the scanner. Actor Sanjay Dutt was found guilty for his involvement in the 1993 Mumbai blasts and served a prison sentence.

Rahul Bhatt, the son of filmmaker Mahesh Bhat, gained notoriety for being a thick friend of David Coleman Headley, one of the prime accused in the 2008 Mumbai attacks carried out by the Islamic terrorists, who were aided and abetted by…


Image for post
Image for post

It was the mid-eighties. My dad, being a state government employee, was posted in a remote tribal area on civil construction work. Our hamlet was a set of thatched huts surrounded by lush greenery and a small river flowing nearby. The village, which was predominantly inhabited by a tribe called ‘Koya’, had a government-run primary school, where a single teacher would teach all the subjects. We, a small group of students, would stay under his custody most of the day.

Our teacher and our government-supplied textbooks were the only sources of our knowledge. We never believed that our teacher taught…


Image for post
Image for post
Image Credit: financialexpress.com

The lack of either a vaccine or a drug to combat the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen, which causes novel coronavirus decease, enabled it to sweep through the planet virtually unchecked. The sudden emergence of this virus and the alleged opacity maintained by China regarding the nature of the pathogen caught the world completely off-guard and left it largely defenseless to the pandemic.

It is said that a drowning man will clutch at even the smallest thing to keep himself afloat. when humanity doesn’t have a proven medication to treat a suddenly emerged disease, they normally look towards untested treatments in the hope…


Just like in any other part of the world, even in India the havoc wrought by the coronavirus pandemic is continuously hitting headlines. The usual socio-political and economic issues were all put on the back burner, and the governments — both union and state — are placing all the resources at their disposal to combat the disease. Though India’s position is far better compared to the US and Europe, the continuous increase in the positive cases is worrying everybody.

Early Lockdown: India is one of those countries which imposed lockdown early. The concern that India’s distressingly poor public health infrastructure…


Image for post
Image for post
Image Credit: News In Asia

Don’t know if I will be proved wrong, but the novel coronavirus pandemic is going to bring about disruptive changes in the way we are going to lead our lives. So far humanity kept discussing the disruptive changes brought about by human inventions such as the steam engine and the internet. But in our over-enthusiasm to tame the world by gaining upper hand over mother nature, we completely ignored the fact that we remain as vulnerable as we have ever been.

When the environmentalists forewarned us about the global warming and depleting bio-diversity that could spell doom for humankind, we…


Image for post
Image for post
The followers of Tablighi Jamaat. Image Credit: Business Standard

Only a month ago Delhi was rocked by unprecedented rioting and arson triggered by the anti-CAA Islamist protests. They blocked roads, pelted stones, damaged public and private properties and killed police personnel.

Now, while the country is passing through a dreadful pandemic, an ultra-conservative Islamic organization called Tablighi Jamaat, organized a religious gathering that too by involving foreign nationals. The gathering, which emerged as the super-spreader of coronavirus, came as a huge setback to the country’s efforts to combat the disease.

This development might have come as a surprise to many. But people, who have closely been following the social…


The coronavirus pandemic, in addition to snuffing out scores of lives, is also triggering racial tensions all over the world. There is a long history of naming pandemics by attaching them to a specific place and people. For example, the 1918 influenza pandemic, which was found in Spain, was called ‘Spanish flu’ and the recent Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is named after the Ebola River in Congo, where it was first discovered. In the same way, West Nile Virus and Zika were also named as per their geographical origins. Following the same theme, people started calling the coronavirus, which first…


Image for post
Image for post
Image Credit: untobaccocontrol.org

At a time when humanity, with its mind-boggling achievements in various fields, is marching ahead like a juggernaut, trampling all other creatures and destroying the mother earth, there appeared a pathogen, invisible and undetected. And, the seemingly doomsday pathogen brought the entire humanity to its knees and pushed it into a dreadful huddle.

It made us stop bragging about Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things for a while and start practicing how to wash our hands properly. It made us set aside our gregariousness and forced us to maintain social distance. It stopped us from manifesting our confidence through…

Dr. Ramachandra Reddy

I learn as if I was destined to live forever. My ideas always keep evolving.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store