It is depressing to see that nothing much has changed in these two decades when it comes to Indian marriages. Around the year 2000, when the dotcom boom had just begun in India and more women were signing up for professional courses, the average age for a girl to get married was still 19 to 21 with metro cities being the exception, where it got extended to 23. … [Read more...] about ‘Indian Matchmaking’ Review: The Netflix show needs a trigger warning
Showed signs of age
Perhaps it is time for healthcare insurance providers to package new products to help companies find new business models and new solutions. This will in turn reduce the costs and improve healthcare for the employees. Such insurer-employer partnership models have the ability to revolutionise the structure of workplace benefits. These include reducing health plan costs and improving health through comprehensive wellness and chronic disease management, and other initiatives. The objective for such a partnership should be to help employees become highly informed consumers and proactively plan for their health and that of their families. Businesses will benefit with higher productivity and shared accountability for managing healthcare costs. … [Read more...] about How to create value with healthcare
In a sign of how the virus is infiltrating the countryside, the share of infections of the top three urban districts in seven states - among the worst affected in the country - fell from 60% at the end of June to 45% a month later, according to data analysed by Reuters. … [Read more...] about Indian villagers tire of coronavirus rules just as rural cases surge
That means that gas stoves will need to be replaced by electric or induction stoves, gas water heaters will be replaced by electric water heaters, and furnaces that run on natural gas will likely be replaced by heat pumps, which make use of the constant heat underground to transfer heat inside when it’s cold (in the summer, the process can be reversed to create efficient air cooling). In Maine, the government is paying to help homeowners switch to heat pumps, with a goal of installing 100,000 by 2025. In New York, the state is spending billions on heat pumps as well. Some international governments already plan to go further. In the Netherlands, where natural gas is even more common than it is in the U.S., the country plans to be completely gas-free by 2050. … [Read more...] about What will it take for cities to get rid of natural gas?
Unexpected vs. inevitableFor all the ways in which this year’s show felt like a remake of the one from 15 years ago, their vibes are strikingly different. For one thing, in 2005 the idea that Apple would be able to pull off moving the Mac from one processor architecture to another struck some people as implausible. Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, as savvy an Apple-watcher as they come, was deeply skeptical for multiple reasons, even in the wake of Wall Street Journal and CNET reports that the switch was imminent. Gruber thought it unlikely that an Intel chip could run existing apps in emulator mode at an adequate speed, and believed that Apple wouldn’t want to Osborne its PowerPC-based Mac line by acknowledging the existence of not-yet-available Intel Macs. Both reasonable concerns; neither turned out to be deal breakers. … [Read more...] about Apple’s 2005 and 2020 WWDC keynotes: Eerily similar—and worlds apart