The Rules of Contagion

The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread — and Why They Stop A deadly virus suddenly explodes into the population. A political movement gathers pace, and then quickly vanishes. An idea takes off like wildfire, changing our world forever. We live in a world that’s more interconnected than ever before. Our lives are shaped by…

Kenopsia

The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that’s usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet. A school hallway in the evening, an unlit office on a weekend, vacant fairgrounds – an emotional afterimage that makes it seem not just empty but hyper-empty, with a total population in the negative, who are so…

Nurani

Nurani is one of the eighteen villages in Palakkad town, (Palakkad District, Kerala State, India) one among 96 of them (called Agraharams) in the entire district. This village is a beautiful one with its own tradition and culture. Palakkad is basically an agricultural district. During the times of the rules by various Kings, they felt…

Screening…An important public health tool

On routine health check-up of Mr X, the doctor suggested to undergo screening for Diabetes. Mr. X was baffled; in all of his 35 years of existence, he had been perfectly healthy. He did not understand what screening was and why he should be screened. He asked the doctor to explain, regarding the need for…