philosophy of the Indian dietary system

Dr Birbal Jha is a noted author and Managing Director of Lingua Multiservices Pvt Ltd having a popular trademark brand ‘British Lingua’. He is credited as having created a revolution in English training with the slogan ‘English for all’ in India. He has also been accorded the status of the ‘Youngest Living legend of Mithila ‘.

Time for social distancing, not social boycotting

Social distancing is a buzzword doing the rounds. With the pandemic Covid-19 spreading out to the four winds and one of the preventive measures offered as social distancing, people have begun to look down on those found to be corona positive. Reports are indicative of the social boycott of such patients. This will set a wrong trend which the society cannot afford to see. This is the time for social distancing and not social boycotting. Social distancing : A preventive measure Social distancing is a preventive measure that keeps you away from any physical contacts with others in a given period. However, social boycotting is disallowing certain access to a person or a community for reasons whatsoever. It is a crime which nobody can be allowed to commit To break the chain of rapidly increasing coronavirus cases, social distancing and self -isolation are the best possible ways to keep the virus at bay in the given situation. The concerned Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the countrymen to stay home wherever they are, adhering to the lockdown. But the migrants’ crowding and insistence on returning to their native places will defeat the purpose of the clarion call and corona cases will spike to a new high. God forbid. Let’s save India by saving ourselves. The cliché – Bad News Travels Fast- came true with thousands of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh migrants thronged Delhi’s ISBT-Anand Vihar to return to their homes. Fake news of the bus arrangements for their safe return to native places was reportedly circulated on the virtual campus of the WhatsApp University that led to chaos. However, the governments had to buckle under pressure and arrange their transportation. This poses a great concern if anyone is found to be afflicted with the virus; it will wreak havoc as this virus spreads from human to human contact. You can’t be half pregnant. We all need to commit ourselves fully to the lockdown as there is no sure cure to the Covid-19. The adage- self-preservation is the first law of nature- is very relevant in today’s context when nobody knows…