How to Talk About Stress Amid COVID-19 Anxiety

In today’s world of increased anxiety, stress, and panic due to the spread of COVID-19, it’s become increasingly harder to provide support to your loved ones. This is a tough time for everyone across the world, and it’s important to be there for your family and friends. Still, communicating in stressful situations can be difficult. […]

World Health Organization chief hits back at Donald Trump saying don’t politicize the coronavirus crisis ‘if you don’t want many more body bags’ after president threatened to freeze millions in funds for ‘China-centric’ agency

‘For the Secretary General [Antonio Guterres] it is clear that WHO, under the leadership of Dr. Tedros, has done tremendous work on COVID in supporting countries with millions of pieces of equipment being shipped out, on helping countries with training, on providing global guidelines. WHO is showing the strength of the international health system’, he […]

Gone Kesh trailer: Shweta Tripathi impresses as the teen struggling with Alopecia

The first trailer of Shweta Tripathi’s latest film Gone Kesh landed online Thursday afternoon and it has all the elements of an entertainer. Despite a sensitive issue at its core, the film manages to take a light-hearted view of things. Shweta plays a teenager who loves dancing and suffers from a disease that causes rapid […]

Profiles of those who died in huge warehouse fire in Oakland

“When Edmond was in high school, they took a field trip to England,” he said. “My son was the tallest kid in the class and he dyed his hair bright green. I go, ‘Oh, Ed.’ I was so embarrassed. But wherever Ed went, a lot of kids would follow. He went over to England and […]

OED expands to reflect Coronavirus

In the age of fake news, another entrant – “infodemic” – is going to come in handy for the BBC’s media editor. The OED defines “infodemic” as “a proliferation of diverse, often unsubstantiated information relating to a crisis, controversy or event, which disseminates rapidly and uncontrollably through news, online and social media, and is regarded […]

Best Microsoft Office alternatives of 2020: Free, paid, online mobile office suites

Zoho Office is another office suite worth considering as an alternative to Microsoft Office. Although it gets less press, Zoho Office is a pretty competent software suite, and includes word processing as Zoho Writer, spreadsheets as Zoho Sheets, and presentations through Zoho Show. All of the applications are run online through the cloud, and there are […]

Hackers take to Zoombombing during pandemic

As tens of millions of people turn to video conferences to stay connected during the coronavirus pandemic, many have reported uninvited guests who make threats, interject racist, anti-gay or anti-Semitic messages, or show pornographic images. The attacks have drawn the attention of the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.

Best Netflix shows: 28 amazing TV series to binge right now

Dead to MeNetflix’s near-constant output of new programming can occasionally bury gems in the deluge, and the dark comedy Dead to Me is one of those hidden beauties. It’s near-impossible to discuss what makes Dead to Me so special without spoiling it but suffice to say it takes the concept of two grieving widows forming […]

Partition oral history project goes online due to COVID-19

Across genresAmong the notable voices over the years are writers Bapsi Sidhwa and Khushwant Singh, artist Nek Chand, and sporting icon Milkha Singh. The project has facilitated meetings between old neighbours, people who look back with fondness at the endless days of summer, the girls they loved; and with anger at the life-altering violence and […]

What Would Le Carré’s Master Spy Think of Trump and Russia?

Even in someone like Kim Philby, the most devastating mole in the history of our service, one felt his utter commitment to communism, no matter how misguided. I cannot look at this current war in that way, there is no moral equivalence. Both sides are corrupted in ways that do seem to involve very high […]