But a group of prominent Japanese academics, businesspeople and other figures has called on the government to take a much bolder step: build a capacity of 10 million tests a day and offer testing to anyone who wants it. Consecutive negative results, the group argues, could allow people to fully resume social and economic activities. … [Read more...] about Testing is key to beating coronavirus, right? Japan has other ideas
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The miniature paintings of the time are a valuable primary source of information, and from them, it is clear that there were women musicians as well. The elite women, meanwhile, were patrons of art. Hamida Banu Begum, Akbar’s mother, owned her own copy of the Persian Ramayana, and asked to view it one last time before her death. Akbar’s Rajput wives, including Harkha Bai, brought their language, their food and their music to the zenana as well. So women were involved in all aspects of Mughal culture, it is just that the record-keeping for their influence is much more arbitrary. … [Read more...] about Mythological women revered, stories of historical women censored in India, says historian Ira Mukhoty
Consider for a moment all of the other designs Twitter could have chosen. It could have used a strike-through, crossing out Trump’s message to nullify it, but leaving it legible for people to read. It could have blurred the words, so you couldn’t read them at all, but you’d know a tweet was there. Twitter could have blacked them out, in a redaction that’s been used for decades by our own government when it wants to obfuscate the content of documents for all sorts of reasons. Heck, Twitter could choose to put dunce caps on all factually inaccurate tweets! (Actually . . . maybe that’s a good idea?) … [Read more...] about Hush, Trump. Twitter is going easy on you.
Each week, the vegetable baskets include two new recipes from Choudhary’s kitchen that can be cooked at home. “We include vegetables such as butternut squash, chives, mint, orange sweet potato, Gondhraj lemons, lal math (red Amaranth leaves), edamame, methi (fenugreek leaves), wild arugula and Habanero chillis. Many don’t know what to use these vegetables in, so we add recipes. The basket also includes Sequel’s signature Buckwheat and Poppy-seed Crackers and a loaf of freshly baked Buckwheat, Rice & Walnut sourdough bread or a Half Nut & Seed Loaf.” … [Read more...] about Riding COVID-19 storm: Restaurants rewrite home delivery rules with special menus, DIY kits
Rationally, the stringent norms may continue in India at least in the short-term. Currently, we may not be able to participate with developed economies to re-open the economy. On a positive note, in the long-term, we will come out as a good contender since the belief is that the countries which are less impacted with low economic consequences will emerge faster post COVID-19. … [Read more...] about Market still expects more reforms for corporate and sectors that are highly impacted by COVID-19