No more COVID-19 news, please. I need to stay sane.

I am tired of hearing about COVID-19. The thing is, while I readily accept that this pandemic is here and that it is likely to be here for a while, I find that reading about it demobilises me to helpless paralysis. I find that after reading about that British GP’s experiences treating patients or the …

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A new normal is in the offing: are we ready?

Originally published in The Standard, March 27, 2020 As the world continues to combat the novel Coronavirus, Covid-19, it is becoming clear that a new way of life is in the making. As whole populations are stuck at home, having to discover new ways of working and learning, people are beginning to think about how …

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I came this close to dying… now I must live.

About a month ago, I came this close to dying. I had been away in Italy on some family business, when I found that I was getting weaker by the day, my mouth was getting extra dry despite the copious amounts of water I was drinking and I had significantly lost weight. Losing weight in …

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Writing and the constraints of time

Lately, I have been reading the legendary philanthropist, Bill Gate’s personal blog, which is called Gates Notes. How is he writing so often? He is so prolific in talking about his work and experiences and I wonder where he finds the time – considering the sheer demands on his time. Given his position, I am …

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