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Love needs years to succeed, brutality minutes. We just saw an evidence of that on May 25 in the world’s most powerful democracy, the United States.
In the broad sweep of American history, certain years stand like grim mileposts. The year 1968, bathed in blood and drenched in sorrow, is one. The year 2020 may be another.
The authorities in the United States need to initiate tough and serious action to stop such mindless killings and ensure that justice is done when they do occur.
It is fitting that the white US police officer charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter of an African-American in Minneapolis bears the French family name of Chauvin. The name has morphed into “chauvinist” meaning bigot over the decades since a soldier called Nicolas Chauvin was honoured as a super patriot by the Emperor Napoleon for loyal service during his multiple military campaigns.
Challenges are a part of life. Whether it’s an individual or a nation, it is how prepared and determined one is to overcome such challenges when they arise that makes the difference.
Most countries which have lockdowns have been able to ensure supplies of basic and essential items to the people. Nevertheless, it is useful for citizens to ensure that they keep adequate inventories of medicines or any special food items that they need.
Will Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his Independence Day address from the ramparts of New Delhi’s Red Fort, announce that India has developed a COVID-19 cure?
COVID-19 has played a significant role in wealth redistribution. The tech-first companies and founders have got richer, to the tune of billions. At the same time, the physical-first founders (aviation, hospitality and real estate), have been pushed to the bottom of the global rich list.