No, We Won’t Have a Video Call for That!

Video calls are even worse than chat or email, because sharing information works but doesn’t scale – you can’t reasonably have more than 5-or-so people in a video call, and…

15 timeless life lessons from Naval

I went down a @naval rabbit hole and dug up some gems for you. Here are 15 timeless lessons on purpose, productivity, happiness, success and wealth. A thread. If you…

In US, the most vaccine-hesitant group of all? PhDs

In the first five months of 2021, the largest decrease in hesitancy was among the least educated — those with a high school education or less. Meanwhile, hesitancy held constant in the most educated group; by May, those with Ph.Ds were the most hesitant group.  So not only are the most educated people most sceptical of taking the Covid vaccine, they are also the least likely the change their minds about it… 

Covaxin effectively neutralises both Alpha, Delta variants of Covid-19: US' top health institute

The National Institute of Health (NIH) in the United States has found that Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN vaccine generates antibodies that effectively neutralize both Alpha and Delta variants of COVID-19. “Results from two studies of blood serum from people who had received suggest that the vaccine generates antibodies that effectively neutralize the B.1.1.7 (Alpha) and B.1.617 (Delta) variants of SARS-CoV-2, first identified in the United Kingdom and India, respectively,” NIH said in a statement.

Of Spelling Bee and a Beautiful Story.

Presenting the most beautiful thread you will read today: The Executive Editor of New York Times got a call at 11.45 pm, minutes after he finally managed to to sleep,…

IBM to reduce office space by nearly 50% in India

IBM, which has a large presence in the domestic market, has more than 1 million square feet of leased office space across Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Noida, Gurugram and Kolkata. IBM is planning to discontinue lease agreements at nearly half of its offices in major cities across the country.

What Govt Worked on during the lockdown

While coronavirus dominated news cycles, the government took several significant decisions that were not related to the pandemic. Top 3: 1. The draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification was issued, making it easier for businesses to obtain environmental clearances 2. The central government redefined what it means to have domicile in Jammu and Kashmir 3. The Uttarakhand Forest Department proposed using 788 hectares of protected forest land for the Kumbh Mela in 2021 4. The National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) approved clearances for a number of ‘developmental projects’ across the country via its first-ever virtual meeting