Diwali hoopla from cleanliness to corruption and fire works to pollution; Thank God it is over

Happy New Year Samvat 2069

Yesterday was Diwali. It also marks beginning of new Calender Year Samvat 2069. An annual celebration interpreted differently, by different sections of people. Mythological stories have become irrelevant with passage of time and therefore need no mention. However the fact remains that it is economically the single largest event in India which is awaited by all businesses alike. Professionals are not much affected except Chartered Accountants and Doctors.

What it means to be Diwali

To begin with Diwali is a celebration of cleanliness, decoration and shopping. It coincides with  harvesting of crop which brings purchasing power to farmers. The preparation starts months in advance with re-painting of house, redecoration of house, new curtains or furniture or even utensils, depending upon the availability of time and befall of prosperity. With deep pockets it is nothing less than the famous Indian Wedding. Apart from shopping spree it also have many more activities. Continue reading

Solution to prevent Dengue fever occurring every year in New Delhi

Dengue Virus

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Every year, there is an outbreak of Dengue, in New Delhi and northern India. The Municipal Authorities assure, every year that the situation is in control but every year many persons lose their life. What is wrong with the approach of municipal authorities. Are they doing enough or they do not know what to do. No doubt, in India it is not epidemic as in many other countries like Singapore and Thailand etc. About three billion people are affected by dengue all over world. Can this be a reason for not dealing with problem efficiently. It appears that it is a time to approach the problem from a different perspective. First a background about Dengue.

What is Dengue:

Symptoms of Dengue reflect as a fever. Other symptoms include headache, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash that is similar to measles. It is an infectious tropical disease caused by the dengue virus.  In a small proportion of cases the disease develops into the life-threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever, resulting in bleeding, low levels of blood platelets and blood plasma leakage, or fall in blood platelet where dangerously low blood pressure manifest into heart failure resulting death. Continue reading