The book, titled "A Bend in Time: Writings by Children on the COVID-19 pandemic", is a collection of 12 engrossing stories and essays by children and young adults from across the country. Its introduction is written by award-winning children's author Bijal Vachharajani. … [Read more...] about ‘A Bend in Time’: Coronavirus pandemic through the eyes of children
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Different types of drugs have been confiscated across the country but some of the big seizures during the unlock period have been that of Opium - 234 kgs and Weed 4,207 kgs. According to the report, the majority of the big seizures have been around the Odisha-Andhra belt of the country. Opium growing districts include Mandsaur, Ratlam and Neemuch in Madhya Pradesh as well as Pratapgarh in Rajasthan. … [Read more...] about Lockdown restrictions help narcotics business reach new highs in India
contributes to employees’ positive emotions promotes well-being fosters good workplace citizenship “As we broke down daily interaction, we realized our most meaningful interactions are not when we’re talking about actual work. It’s when we’re greeting administrative staff, or the friendly gabbing before a meeting,” said Jessica R. Methot of Rutgers University and University of Exeter. Methot and coauthors Emily H. Rosado-Solomon of California State University Long Beach, Patrick E. Downes of Texas Christian University, and Allison S. Gabriel of University of Arizona, wrote “Office Chit-Chat as a Social Ritual: The Uplifting Yet Distracting Effects of Daily Small Talk at Work.” … [Read more...] about 2 science-backed benefits of making small talk with coworkers
The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is the deepest and longest period of malaise in a dozen years. Our colleagues at the University of Vermont have concluded this by analyzing posts on Twitter. The Vermont Complex Systems Center studies 50 million tweets a day, scoring the “happiness” of people’s words to monitor the national mood. That mood today is at its lowest point since 2008 when they started this project. … [Read more...] about Twitter data shows that COVID-19 has us depressed. But one place is providing hope
Reflecting more on this statement, it is clear now. Value investing has lost out to growth investing over the last decade. Investors preferred growth opportunities and embellished their portfolios with stocks that were able to deliver high growth, continuously. Dividends weren't a priority like earlier times; capital appreciation appeared to be the only measure, a feeling which would not be appreciated by many. Any lapse in the quarterly performance was not taken too kindly and the impact expressed immediately on the market price, as witnessed recently in stocks which were more than priced to perfection, even bordering on super valuations (E.g. Nestle, Bajaj Finance, Asian Paints). Can companies continue to deliver superlative financial performance, quarter-after-quarter, forever? Definitely not possible and the streak is bound to meet a speed bump sometime in the future. … [Read more...] about Value investing: Warren Buffett course-corrects his investment style, should you?