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Switch On Diwali

It is precisely during times of chaos, conflict and darkness, that people understand the value of hope. It may seem too abstract, but it is the very spirit of our society. We fall, only to rise. We flounder, only to stand up again. This hope is like an eternal flame, lighting up our world.
This hope is present in the candles and lights we put outside our house. This hope is our firm belief in the victory of good over evil, of mankind over COVID.
Let’s be together, and switch on Diwali

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CAN THE WORLD EMERGE A BETTER PLACE AFTER THE PANDEMIC?

The pandemic has disrupted the world, however, it may even be a chance to form some abundant required social and environmental changes as countries attempt to adapt and recover. In the house of simply a couple of months, the planet has seen forceful amendment. People that commuted to figure and had spirited social lives have found themselves confined to their homes. Entire industries have paused production and plenty of businesses have shut their doors for good.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced governments, solely recently free of the shackles of self-discipline, to borrow and pay billions to shore their faltering economies. Within the global organization, state rates are currently rising sharply from what had been a twelve-year low.

The abrupt, precipitous visit productivity has left several countries facing the worst economic worsening since the good Depression some ninety years agone. Daily world greenhouse emission emissions fell by around 17 November – and in some countries by a median of twenty-sixth – at the height of the imprisonment. Alternative kinds of pollution have conjointly fallen resulting in clearer, cleaner skies that might barely are unreal before Covid-19.

Crime rates conjointly born and plenty of consultants predict the pandemic could lead on to long-run enhancements within the means we tend to work, like bigger flexibility by harnessing digital technology.

Scientists round the world have engaged in unprecedented levels of cooperation and knowledge sharing as they work along to tackle the Covid-19 virus. These dramatic shifts have fueled hope that a lot of lasting transformation could emerge from the disruption caused by the pandemic. By harnessing the momentum of changes occurring and also the can to require action, some consultants believe it should be potential for European countries to form fairer, a lot more sustainable societies and economies as they live through the coronavirus crisis.

CRISIS

‘Climate, innovation, medical aid are the keywords,’ aforesaid Dr Debora Revolt Ella, director of investment at the ECU Investment Bank, the disposal arm of the ECU Union. ‘The challenge is to use the crisis to create a lot of competitive Europe, and to kick starter a method to higher assign the consequences of climate change and digitalization.

This could embrace measures like funding packages for businesses to longer-term commitments to develop new technologies and build bigger use of digital technology, says Dr Revoltella.

Financial bailouts from national governments {and the|and therefore the|and conjointly the} EU ought to also accompany inexperienced strings hooked up to push corporations towards reducing their carbonic acid gas emissions. The European Council has already in agreement a €750 billion recovery package of grants and loans which will be created obtainable to the EU Member States to financially support investments and reforms in green programmes, digital transitions and improving the resilience of national economies.

But there has been concern from scientists concerning what proportion of the EU’s €1.07 trillion budget over following seven years – that was in agreement as at identical time because the recovery package – are lost sight of to support analysis itself.

GREEN DEAL

A central part of the Covid-19 recovery strategy, however, is that the European inexperienced Deal – the roadmap for reducing gas emissions and creating the EU’s economy property. By guaranteeing investments and loans are given to firms that are developing environmentally friendly technologies and solutions, it ought to facilitate to reshape economies during a greener method as

‘Many of the technologies and innovations exist already like electrical vehicles and renewables,’ aforementioned academician Frank Geels, AN knowledgeable on system innovation and property at the University of Manchester, in the UK, and one in all the authors of the SRIP report.

Other major changes in infrastructure are attending to be required as transport systems move towards a lot of electric-powered vehicles, as well as modernising the electricity grid and building charging. To help largely little and medium-sized European firms through the depression caused by the pandemic, the EIB has proclaimed that it’ll be providing an extra €200 billion of funding.

TIPPING POINT

‘Many individuals are pushing to use the recovery packages to stimulate each a move to be inexperienced and build jobs at the identical time.’ Its own analysis has recommended that digital technology – that has contended a large role in permitting individuals to keep up social contacts and continue operating through the imprisonment – can be at a possible ‘tipping point’ thanks to the pandemic.

It predicts that conversion can become a vital part of lifestyle and business. And it’s found that digital technologies, like 5G portable networks and therefore the services which will grow around them, might create a major contribution to reducing carbon emissions by reducing the need for travel and improving efficiency.

There are different things governments are doing to assist support the changes that require to happen on the far side direct resource, says Dr Revoltella.

‘Their development also will have to be compelled to have a lot of just impact on social development, up opportunities for all, instead of resulting in the success of some,’ aforementioned, UN agency is currently director-general of the Human Brain Project.

He adds that the 3 most significant areas for analysis and innovation are those associated with temperature change, digital technology as a result of this has the foremost potential to form worth, and health problems connected to the ageing population, chronic diseases and new health emergencies, like future pandemics.

But if the threat posed by the coronavirus fades as new treatments and vaccines emerge, can or not it’s potential to stay the momentum of dramatic modification going?

When months of disruption, many folks and businesses are desperate to come to normality.

STRUGGLE

Prof. Geels sees Associate in Nursing increasing tension between the massive, transnational firms as they struggle to come to the recent establishment and people that area unit pushing for greener economies.

‘There may be a ton of fancy concerning this being the time for solutions to be advanced, however, I believe we tend to square measure aiming to see major struggles concerning however the long run can play out,’ he said.

‘Aeroplanes aren’t flying, cars aren’t being sold-out, the oil worth has born massively.

But, of course, {they area unit|they’re} still immense and powerful firms that are lobbying terribly arduous and obtaining heaps of the bail-out cash,’ he said. But instead of a David and Goliath battle between the massive, ancient firms and therefore the new, smaller start-ups developing property technologies, Prof.

‘It is concerning obtaining things onto the market and into people’s homes,’ he said. Whereas start-ups area unit sensible at innovation, the established firms, he says, have the finances, political muscle and skill to figure at scale. He desires to envision a lot of collaborations like the ECU Battery Alliance, started the ECU Commission, that brings along new businesses and automotive firms.

‘They also are thinking of putting in place a Clean element Alliance, that may additionally probably have oil firms in there. It’s concerning finding a balance,’ he said. Part of this method will be to make sure that governments support industries and businesses that their populations wish them to.

In several cases, however, the solution involves difficult ethical queries.

Health authorities and governments in Europe and around the world, as an example, have sweet-faced showing emotion charged dilemmas within the Covid-19 crisis whereas attempting to decide how much to spend on various interventions and treatments during the pandemic.

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WHICH CAME FIRST READER OR EMPATHY?

For years, I have had a theory about readers and empathy. It’s a fairly simple theory: basically, I assume that people who are avid readers, or who grew up reading a lot, tend to have higher empathy levels than non-readers. I should be clear, I’m speaking specifically about fiction readers here as that plays a big part in this next part of my theory. My theory basically centers around the idea that, as people who spend a great deal of their time essentially in someone else’s head and experiencing life and different situations and emotions through someone else’s eyes, it’s only natural that over time that ability to see things from another person’s point of view might grow stronger. (And yes, empathy is a lot more than just seeing things from another person’s point of view absolutely, I’m just simplifying for the sake of keeping this on the shorter side since we all know I ramble.)

I know I am not the first to come up with this idea, and while I don’t really have a ton of data to back up my theory, I’ve done the very briefest amount of “research” to find a few articles and studies that seemed to essentially arrive at this same conclusion. But I do think it’s important to add that I have no formal background in psychology (just a personal fascination with it) and nothing to back up this theory. It’s mostly just always something I’ve believed must be true in some way, just because it felt like it made sense.

Recently, however, a conversation with a friend of mine made me look at this idea a little bit deeper, and from a slightly different perspective than I have before, and I started to wonder: Does reading make you more empathetic, or does being more empathetic naturally make you more drawn to reading? Or is it both?

Basically, my friend was reading a book she knew I had read before, and we struck up a conversation based around her opinions surrounding some of the actions or thoughts of the characters in the story. Essentially, she was struggling to understand why the characters would react a certain way or think certain things. She thought it seemed unrealistic and over dramatic.

I tried to point out how the character’s feelings and reactions made a lot of sense based on the world where the story is set and the circumstances they were dealing with, but she didn’t seem to really see that. Now, this friend does not enjoy reading – I’m not even 100% sure why she had decided to read this particular book at this particular time – and she also doesn’t happen to be the kind of person who I would say is a very empathetic person (for the record, she agrees with this and also said it was OK to write this so don’t worry, I’m not trash-talking a friend here!) and often simply can’t see things from another person’s perspective. Realizing all this, I started wondering if maybe part of the reason she doesn’t enjoy reading is because of the fact that she doesn’t find it easy to relate to the way the characters are feeling.

This makes sense to me in away. I’ve definitely had the experience while reading where the character’s actions were really hard to understand or justify and unless the author did a really good job of making the story compelling in some other way, it was difficult to get through. So I could see there is a connection between finding it difficult to empathize with others and finding it difficult to enjoy reading.

Obviously, this isn’t the case for everybody. There are plenty of extremely empathetic people who can’t stand reading I’m sure, and probably just as many avid readers who can’t for the life of them understand the perspectives of most other people. But it does make me curious about the potential connection between empathy and reading.

Let me know what you think. Do you believe there is a link between empathy and reading? If so, do you think it’s more prevalent with readers of fiction or do you think non-fiction would have the same effect? Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.

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NOT ONLY JUNE,BUT FOR FOREVER🌈

Humans can agree to getting married to an animal or tree for their better future,
But cannot agree if humans marry humans,
They can accept the astrologies all over the world,
But cannot accept that a man loves another man,
I know this world isn’t a good place to live in and also can’t agree more to it that people are still not living broad and open minded. But dear LGBTQ+ community,
I, with all my love to you guys, support you, and stand by you. Humans love humans and theirs no big deal in it.
It is not at all your mistake that you are this good at heart, its somewhere our society’s fault that they never accepted you all with open handed.
To all those who stand by this beautiful community,
Let’s take a moment to thank them for giving us one more side of love,
And let’s all pledge that we will celebrate love every day, every month and every year not just only in june.
We stand by you all.
You all look beautiful.
We love you all.
Humans love humans.🏳️‍🌈

-bansari.
Instagram handle = @.thrillingarts.

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Okay

it’s okay to not be okay
to be looking for
the needle of hope
in a pile of hay

it’s okay to feel low
when life gives a harsh blow
when there’s little you could know
when there’s nowhere else to go

it’s okay to want to disappear
it’s okay if this is too much to bear
reach out to me,
i swear i’m near

let’s set it right,
we’re in this together
let’s make the days bright
i promise, it will get better

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Dear Extrovert friend

Dear Extrovert friend,

To be honest with you, I don’t have the words to make you feel better but I do have the arms to give you a hug, ears to listen to whatever you want to talk about, and yes I do have a heart that’s aching to see you smile again.

With love,
Your Introvert mate

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Urge,

this writing spree has got me so messed up
i mean, i feel this urge to turn everything i do, see, and feel, into poetry


this urge, it doesn’t let me feel
i’m crying, and in my head, i’m weaving a string of words with every drop of tear that falls down my cheeks

this urge, it’s making me numb
i’m dancing, and in my head, i’m imagining my pen waltzing on my notebook

this urge, it isn’t letting me live
i’m breathing, and in my head, i’m inhaling thunderstorms and exhaling sunshine

this urge, it’s changing my perspectives
i’m looking in the mirror, and i’m seeing the universe, love and stardust instead of my reflection

i’m trying to pen down everything into words too much i guess
from music to painting
more than feeling the emotions
my insides force me to translate everything into words
and say it out loud
in words.
words.

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To The Helpers and The Strugglers,

To the Helpers,

 Sadly the STIGMA attached to mental health awareness in India is pretty big. It is not a thing we are not aware of. How commonly do we hear psychiatrist being referred as pagalon ka doctor. How commonly we hush up the talk about depression, how commonly we are not even able to identify the symptoms, or to reach out to a person before he\she commits self-harm,

It’s time we stop hushing the words like MENTAL ILLNESSES, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, BIPOLAR DISORDER, SCHIZOPHRENIA, ANOREXIA NERVOSA, BULIMIA, POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER, AUTISM and many others like this.

 It’s time you reach out, be empathetic towards them, and be their strength.

For the strugglers,

 It’s okay to not be okay. But it’s not okay to stay like that forever. You got the potential, you can seek bigger things in life. And you are definitely stronger than this. I do see the super hero in you. GET UP, I know it is easier said than done, but you ought to get up. I know you don’t feel like waking up in the morning, I know you think you aren’t enough, you are afraid to step out, but you can’t give up on yourself, your dreams, and your family. If you need help reach out, talk about your symptoms to someone who actually cares, and seek professional help.

Reach out, talk to me, if you aren’t doing well lately. I really do care, and you are loved.

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A Gospel //

// you can build the thickest,
strongest, tallest door but
grief will find its way in ;
you can have the perfect body
but sadness with find itself a spot ;
you can surround yourself with
all the fanciest things yet
your heart will yearn for love ;
you can pretend to be numb
but loneliness with demand to be felt ;
however ordinary or extraordinary
lives we may lead,
we are all plagued by our sorrows,
just hoping tomorrow brings less pain. //

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A New Understanding //

// look at your ‘protruding’ belly
and see how it houses the
nourishment for your entire body,
look at your ‘bulky’ arms
and see how they make magic
out of everything they touch,
look at your ‘scarred’ legs
and see how they let you
experience all the wonders of the world,
look at your ‘boring’ eyes
and see how they capture
everything you love so deeply,
look at your ‘flawed’ smile
and see how it expresses
all the joy you feel,
look at yourself –
your beautiful self,
how dare you ever convince
yourself that you weren’t
good enough because you
don’t look like you were chiselled
out of beauty magazine 101;
look at yourself with
a gentle gaze
and you’ll realise that
just like you,
your body craves for
love and acceptance too. //