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New Normal is Nothing But Old Normal Minus Technology
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New Normal is Nothing But Old Normal Minus Technology

Someone asked me recently, "Despite being in lockdown and all of the craziness swirling in the world right now, there seems to be some good that’s come our way, no?" My immediate reaction was, ‘Why just some, lots of it, I suppose’. ‘Yes’, she said, ‘this new normal is actually quite enticing. I like the idea of sitting back and relaxing – working and yet, not stressed about it … spending time with the family, with myself, with my passions and interests.’ I said, ‘There you are.’ And then I just added … Actually, this new normal is nothing but the old normal minus the technology. Take away the zoom meetings and the digital newspapers and the ubiquitous webinars and you’ll realise how we are getting an opportunity to do everything that we always craved to do in the past, when th...
Exploring the Significance of Holistic Well-being with GALF
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Exploring the Significance of Holistic Well-being with GALF

2020 by all means has tested the real strength of human capabilities. Be it at a physical, social, mental or emotional level, it has created an adverse impact on us all. On one hand, news from across the world leaves us mesmerised thinking about how much we as humans can do to help each other and on the other hand there has also been news that has left us in dismay. What we see, read, experience and undergo have a tremendous impact on our ability to deal with adversities and our overall wellness quotient. Being India’s fast-growing wellness aggregator, GALF emphasizes on the significance of holistic well-being. Many of us are already aware of the challenging and fast paced nature of a corporate life. As much as it is thrilling and rewarding, it takes a great toll on the people that are...
The Impact of COVID-19 on The Future of Entertainment Industry
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The Impact of COVID-19 on The Future of Entertainment Industry

Author: Abhayanand Singh, CEO - Golden Ratio Films & Chairperson - Singapore South Asian International Film Festival. For the most part of 2020, COVID-19 has dominated the headlines. The virus has brought businesses and the world economy to a grinding halt. Uncertain about employment, many have become wary of unnecessary expenditure. Despite the slowdown, however, there is a steady increase in consumers’ appetite for one thing: content. Confined to their homes, people are turning to their electronic devices for entertainment. The irony is that while there is an increase in demand, the entertainment industry itself has come to a standstill. Film Industry To stem the rising number of COVID-19 cases, India enforced a lockdown from March 25 that extended till June. Since then,...
For Cancer Survivors, The Real Journey of Life Begins Where Cancer Recedes
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For Cancer Survivors, The Real Journey of Life Begins Where Cancer Recedes

Author: Dr. Kumara Swamy and Dr. N Aditya Murali For long, a diagnosis of cancer has been predominantly associated with emotions like despair, fear, anger and frustration. Patients diagnosed with common diseases like hypertension and diabetes don’t generally ask their doctor whether they will be cured of diabetes but the primary question in the mind of any patient diagnosed with cancer is – Will I be cured?. Even after being cured of cancer, since cure cannot be established emphatically by the present day tests, fear continues and survivorship takes a huge physical and psychological toll on patients. This has two implications: first, worry happens to be unnecessary suffering and second, this anxiety can bring down the cure rate.The first Sunday of June is celebrated as the annual cance...
Future of the Indian Startup Ecosystem in the Post COVID-19 Economy
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Future of the Indian Startup Ecosystem in the Post COVID-19 Economy

Author: Sandeep Goel, Senior Vice President - Technology at Moglix. There is enough on-ground evidence now to suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic by virtue of imposing a new set of challenges for the economy has brought a major inflection point for startup enterprises. Economic challenges of such unprecedented proportions while delivering a powerful blow to startup enterprises that are built on weak fundamentals, shall concurrently create new opportunities for enterprise, innovation, and new-age solutions to the problems created by the COVID-19 pandemic. As such the ability to startup enterprises to leverage the following paradoxical economic conditions to their advantage shall decide the winners and losers. First-Principle of Problem Solving Carries Greater Relevance Than Ever Befor...