Nature’s Nasty Nudge

Welcome, dearest world, to 2020! Fearful, anxious, panic stricken – are we? Think back, to how long we have been plundering, corrupting and marauding it! It took a tiny virus to bring us to our knees, to understand how copiously vulnerable we are, despite all our advancement in medicine research and technology.  The globe is […]

The Virus And Hollywood

As the continents (Antarctica excluded) of our planet grapple with the lethal and unseen enemy, one’s thoughts dwell on Hollywood’s fascination for the unknown… While the perils of viral annihilation has been the subject matter of many films, one would have thought that  a pessimist genre would not work commercially for the film industry. But […]

Coronavirus: Neither ‘Divinity’s Wrath’ nor ‘Nature’s Vengeance’!

The novel coronavirus is neither ‘Divinity’s Wrath’ nor ‘Nature’s Vengeance’. From a Zoroastrian perspective, this virus is the opposite of all that is good, God-given, life-giving and health-promoting. However, there are all kinds of posts on social media about the coronavirus being ‘Divine Anger’ on mankind and COVID-19 being ‘Mother Nature’s Vengeance’ on human beings!  […]

Serum Institute’s Adar Poonawalla Invests In Mylab Discovery Solutions For Manufacturing COVID-19 Testing Kits

On 2nd April, 2020, Serum Institute India’s Chief Executive Officer, Adar Poonawalla, shared that he has invested in the Pune-based molecular diagnostic company, Mylab Discovery Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (MDS) – the first Indian firm to get commercial approval to make and sell coronavirus testing kits (named Mylab PathoDetect COVID-19 Qualitative PCR kit, approved by Indian FDA/CDSCO and ICMR evaluation). […]