Equipping oneself in a COVID world

Deepika Jayaram – COVID pandemic struck the entire world last year, with its clutches stretching gradually over the State of Kerala. And in no time, the new normal in this era, which was unheard of or unforeseen by humanity, was that of wearing masks, using disinfectants and having sanitizers...
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Taming the COVID-19 pandemic

Biochemist Katalin Kariko, originally from Hungary, conducted a detailed study into the mRNA substance aimed at fighting diseases, which showed the way for the development of COVID vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech. The COVID vaccine’s dose employs RiboNucleic Acid (RNA) to stimulate them to be the same cells of...
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Wearing confidence

Bishop received the ‘Activist of the Year’ award from the office of the Prime Minister of Thailand in November 2018. In early 2018, when Thai actor, model and television host Cindy Sirinya Bishop read a newspaper headline that advised women to abstain from ‘dressing sexy’ to remain ‘safe’, little...
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Woman with a vision

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh is a visionary. The first woman to become the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Regional Director for South-East Asia for two consecutive times, she is known for her contributions to revamp the healthcare scenario of the South-East Asia Region, which eventually emerged as the top performer...
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The Record Maker

The first female and African to head World Trade Organisation (WTO), 66-year-old Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has over four decades of expertise in development and finance. Her four-year term at WTO began on March 1, 2021. As a person who holds dual citizenship with the United States, she is...
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The real sport!

A record holder for being the Japanese woman athlete who has made the greatest number of Olympic appearances Seiko Hashimoto, for the Japanese, is a name synonymous with Olympics, literally! Born in the year of the Tokyo Olympics, in 1964, she was named after the Olympic flame ‘seika’. A...
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Finding a balance between reality and realisation

“What is our reality and how do we create it,” clubbed with the realisation that people struggle with their own paradigms or mental programming and most often are not able to resolve an issue or changing a habit or removing a repeating pattern in their lives, persuaded Kanya Govind...
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A gateway to solving the language knot

Udaipur-based Prithvi Jain saw an active issue in the freelance and translation industry when she was just a college student “I used to freelance, while I was in college, which is when I noticed a huge gap in the language service industry in our country.” She points out that...
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The guiding light

“It actually has been a year of unlearning, relearning, adapting and implementing the best methods of technology-aided education” Rachel Ignatius, who has been the principal of The Choice School, Thiruvalla, Kerala, for years, is known for her strong team-building skills, attention to detail and efficiency. She says, “I came...
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