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The shaken Economy and inter-twined Geopolitics.

The Fallouts, movers and shakers.

This lockdown has brought in many perspectives that are happening in the world, brings out inherent human nature to the forefront and history will remember every action we as an individual, society or as a country do. Remember, the world will remember this. Our maiming by this virus has brought the finest and ugliest of us.

As the famous proverb goes, a small ant can make the elephant dance to its tune, the same has happened to us and actually we have been doing the same to mother nature as well. Just compare the size of an ant to elephant, virus to human and human to the size of the earth. Still !!!

The demand to hold China responsible for hiding facts and letting the world slip in this precarious situation is growing spearheaded by the US. Australia, Japan and some countries have joined the blame game. West Europe is still cautious due to many factors; however, East Europe is praising China for its help to them. India as a major stakeholder in world politics is as always diplomatic and cautious, a strategy which has worked for it most of the time.

From now on, countries will rally against China to disrupt the world order. We have realized that China under Xi Jinping is too authoritarian and is detrimental to global peace. While it gave the world a pandemic, due to its ruthless regime it was able to control it and now flexing its muscle in the south china sea, while the countries are a busy fighting virus. Same goes with its selling of PPE’s, faulty masks and test kits.

However, I don’t believe this is a society in general in China. Today its clout has helped saved itself from being penalized for such grievous and deliberate mistake and still covered up by WHO itself.

It got Pakistan the emergency bail-out package, and in repayment the very next day Pakistan blocked an area in the Arabian sea to test out anti-ship missile and armament testing, giving India a solid hint through Pakistan that it should not have suggested recasting of WHO.

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https://romieducation.com/2020/04/21/while-trying-to-find-the-root-of-hatred-and-absurdity-of-us-found-modi-ji-is-trying-the-same/

https://romieducation.com/2020/04/16/to-fight-over-religion-communism-caste-and-allowing-other-countries-to-point-a-finger-on-us-is-this-what-we-want/

We are still intrigued by why paradox has happened. West Europe and the US with great public health Infra saw high infection and death, and on the other hand South Asia somehow miraculously escaped the wrath of Virus.

India is a special case, rotting health infra, lack of doctors, not enough money, lack of protective equipment’s and many more and still, we showed the world, on why India’s frugal approach is efficient and effective.

Well, many factors are at play here.

Did universal BCG program help us?

As a population have our bodies developed a better defence against the virus as we are always exposed to the unhygienic situation?

Not sure enough. But what we know is that we implemented lockdown early, we gave priority to human lives rather than economy and we remained steadfast despite a lot of hurdles like religious gathering, attack of doctors and police, communalization and many more.

While the world is fighting for Ventilators, PPE’s, masks, we are doing our best by making some and importing some. Salute to ICMR, which quietly deviated from WHO guidelines and stood grounds on its plan.

The Economy is in shambles, the majority are losers, but some are winners as well. Radhakishan Damani, the owner of Avenue supermart running as D-Mart I believe should be the only winner in this lockdown where he gained from panic buying.

Let’s move from an individual perspective, we saw the Kirana store as the real winner brought to the forefront during these difficult times. E-commerce and supermarkets collapse suggest that slow and steady wins the race, and old is gold!! We will not be surprised to see now that manufacturers shifting gears towards channel programs benefiting these mom and pop stores. Remember, Kirana stores are much more street smart and ingenious, as another channel have too much dependency, be it delivering personal, corporate formulated protocols and supply chain or many more. We definitely will see a lot of behavioural change, government prioritizing public health spending, R&D spending and many more.

If you ever thought the defence sector is going to take a hit after this, you cannot be more wrong. We saw an increase in digital payments in some sectors which traditionally not have had much traction, maybe people will have some apprehension in exchanging cash for time to come.

We saw China’s opportunistic takeover and Gov. of India bringing new laws in FDI policy. If we look closely, everything is intertwined in itself. China increased its stake in HDFC and HDFC in Reliance Capital. Majority of investment in the digital industry can be traced back to one country. Guess who is the majority investor in Paytm?

Geo-politics and economy are intertwined in itself in this globalized world. Let’s analyze this correlation in major economies.

The US wants to maintain its supremacy and by attacking WHO, we know who it is attacking.

China recovered early and hence its economy is back on track, forcing the US to accept the deaths yet not slow down the economy. Japan, Germany, Australia coming together and trying to hold China responsible. India despite being in lockdown mode not leaving any stones unturned to make sure Its adjoining countries do not shift their gears again towards China and also use its soft power. Be it allowing exports of essential medicines like paracetamol and Hydroxichroloquine or donating to Nepal and Bangladesh.

RBI accepting Sri Lankan gov. offer of deposit as bonds. China flexing its muscle in South China sea and threatening Vietnam by allowing illegal fishing of Chinese fisherman backed by its navy in Vietnamese waters because it recently did an exercise with US Navy or making sure Pakistan gets emergency bailout and the very next day Pakistan testing missile and doing gunnery exercise, giving India direct message that it is not happy with India’s proposition in recasting WHO.

India bringing new FDI scrutiny to save itself from opportunistic takeovers yet government deliberately not falling into trap of blame game as it needs help from wherever possible. It remains to be seen how it handles again the 5G war which has again returned due to US and China strife. Major world power rushing to help Africa, not actual help but showdown to grab as much goodwill possible and remove China’s clout. Russia sending in planeloads of the mask and other essentials as a goodwill gesture to the US, and North Korea and Iran using this apt time to fire as many missiles as possible as the world is busy saving themselves.

Bringing forward these perspectives help us see through the prism that how we behaved during these times which will have major ramifications for the time to come.

Know my opinions every Sunday.

Must read:

https://romieducation.com/2020/03/29/coronavirus-world-in-distress-seeking-answer-from-who-china/

https://romieducation.com/2020/03/30/coronavirus-world-in-distress-seeking-answer-from-who-china-2/

https://romieducation.com/2020/04/07/who-is-responsible-for-spreading-so-much-of-hatred-and-communalism/

https://romieducation.com/2020/04/12/convalescent-plasma-therapy-approved-for-covid19/

https://romieducation.com/2020/04/11/modis-macro-actions-have-worked-now-india-needs-micro-focus/

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To fight over religion, communalism & caste and allowing other countries to point a finger on us. Is this what we want?

This morning, I read that the US commission has raised their concerns over the way India is fighting against Coronavirus.

According to a media report, a government-running hospital in Ahmedabad has separated the infected places on the basis of religion.

On this, official Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs, India blasted out on USCIRF to stop adding religious colour to our national goal of fighting the COVID 19 pandemic.

As if it’s a peremptory commentary on religious freedom in India is not enough, the USCIRF is now spreading misguided reports on the professional medical protocols followed to deal with spread of COVID19 in India. It must stop adding religious colour to our national goal of fighting the pandemic and distract from larger efforts. No segregation is being done in Civil hospitals on the basis of religion, as clarified by the Gujrat Government.

Anurag Srivastava

After reading this, I have a few questions in my mind, please answer me:

Aren’t we giving a chance to other countries, to put allegation against us?

Aren’t we responsible to fight discrimination on the basis of religion?

Should not we stop discriminating on the basis of caste and creed?

Forget about this virus, haven’t we been fighting on the basis of religion earlier? This is what we are, we have been fighting for years and while this virus is killing people, no matter their caste, creed or religion.

I am a neutral person, I neither understand politics nor interested in understanding it.

Let’s read what Head of ICMR, Dr Raman GangaKhedkar tried to tell us. I am trying to make you understand on the basis of logical and scientific factors. Not on the basis of religion and politics, let me explain what’s going on, so please read and understand:

Worry is relative phenomena if you ask me the background, the first case was on 27th January today we are exactly two and half months into the outbreak, you know the population density of our country, high level of migration that we have in our country, the proportion of people below the poverty line and staying in slums if you look at the world today, they are extremely worried how India is not showing so many cases.

Raman GangaKhedkar

If you compare our country with Italy, Spain, China at this point they were in the much worse stage. We are trying to flatten the curve. If you compare India with the US, they are economically much stronger than us.

Please understand the government has taken such a brave initiate. Our country is not as economically developed as the US, Europe, China yet more than 2.5 lac people have been tested.

The government immediately shut all businesses because life is more valuable than the economy and money.

So now why are we creating such nuisance?

Read more:

  1. https://romieducation.com/2020/03/29/coronavirus-world-in-distress-seeking-answer-from-who-china/
  2. https://romieducation.com/2020/03/30/coronavirus-world-in-distress-seeking-answer-from-who-china-2/
  3. https://romieducation.com/2020/03/30/coronavirus-world-in-distress-seeking-answer-from-who-china-2/
  4. https://romieducation.com/2020/04/13/coronavirus-global-current-updatenihangs-case/

Let’s forget about Muslims, aren’t we Hindus discriminate and abuse on the basis of caste, creed and culture? Intact state-wise basis within our own religion?

A Bengali brahmin girl fell in love with a Bihari brahmin boy. Now, read this carefully, this is a real-life story. They tried to convince their parents to earn their blessings and get married. Though the caste is same, religion is also the same now what was the issue :

  • They are from different states
  • The neighbouring States having cultural differences
  • Bihar was a part of Bengal once as Pakistan was a part of India but the same rivalry between the Bihari and Bengali is there.

So it became a continuous process, both the parties by that I mean the boy and the girl vs parents don’t come to the mutual track, they kept on fighting, arguing & convincing.

On the other side, the wind started to blow differently, family politics began, family members started to demean and disrespect each other. They try to break the bond by any possible means be it playing with emotions, character assassination, fabricating lies, mentioning names, body-shaming and so on.

So when both the families fight, many will sit and relax and enjoy the scene, some will take advantage out of it. People start commenting on the same way the US did.

This is how today our India is fighting, let not the rest of the world takes advantage out of it.

What’s wrong with Indians?

  • Is it so difficult to understand and obey the simple rules?
  • Team of doctors and health officials were pelted stones in different parts of our country.
  • Group of Nihangs, chopped off the hand of a police officer.
  • Recently, in Moradabad, a mob of around 150 people came and started throwing stones over team of doctors, attacked the ambulance and even attacked the cops, damaging the police car and ambulance.
  • However, 17 attackers have been arrested till now.

Salman Khan message to the nation-Do or Die

Salman Khan’s first interview for COVID-19 was published yesterday. He addressed the nation and raised his concerns.

You can watch the full video on YouTube:

Link:https://youtu.be/tiQ4huz7NG4

He requested the citizens to stay at home, worship and pray at home.

Do you want to decrease the population of India starting with your own family?

-Salman Khan

He praised the doctors, bankers and all those who are working every day for us during this lockdown phase just to provide ease and support.

Let’s not fight, let’s not demean, time and again I am requesting the literates and educated mass of our society to get united and fight against Coronavirus, not with Communavirus or communa cancer.

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Director worried about how intimate scenes will be shot after COVID-19.

As we know, we all are fighting with the novel Coronavirus and maintaining social distance, actually, this is something to something to wonder about how we will behave.

The coronavirus has taught us to live a simple life, staying at home is not so difficult.

But then, will things get to normal as it was?

The well-known Bollywood movie director Shaujit Sarkar has his own worries. The concern he has actually can change the whole pattern of movies, web-series and all similar kinds. It will not just affect Bollywood but all other movie industries in this world.

Shoojit Sarkar wrote on this post- ‘When all that is over, then how will the cinema world shoot the intimate scene in such surroundings. Especially intimate, kissing/hugging scenes. How far or close to? Or will they be dishonest on storytelling in these intimate scenes for some time? ‘

Many celebrities and individuals are reacting to the subject.

Diya Mirza wrote – ‘Guru, your complete means of movie making is integral! So many individuals will come collectively one after the opposite to create a second of unity and efforts. You are speaking about intimate scene … how will that change? Will we arrive carrying masks and gloves? Only time will inform.

Other commented that the flowers of ’70s will be back. However, other’s are hoping that there will be some creativity on that part.

An individual raised another concern

How will the industry shoot at all, if they ban gathering of 50 or more people?

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Modi’s macro actions have worked, now India needs micro focus.

After watching the video of the meeting broadcasted by TMC and reading the article on economic times, we can assume that the lockdown might extend for another two weeks.

Modi said that “the priority of the government is to save each and every life”.

But we need more weapons than just lockdown to fight with COVID-19.

Let’s read the opinion of Shekhar Gupta on Modi’s lockdown.

About three weeks back when India started testing selectively then they found that many people coming from overseas were tested positive along with their families that alarmed India to take such a massive action.

There was no major or widespread testing, India’s testing was very low compared to other countries ever lower than Pakistan which led to criticism.

Shekhar Gupta

This Indian lockdown is the severest n the world, the economist carried a chart based on studied by a group in Oxford which ranked the countries on a severity index on their response to COVID-19.

India topped the chart in the world, while India topped the chart according to the intensity of the lockdown, on the other side India was at the bottom of the chart when it came to a fiscal stimulus for the economy in terms of percentage of GDP.

So in severity, India was even ahead of Italy but in fiscal stimulus, India was lowest which you can understand because in the entire group India was by far the poorest of all other countries.

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In fact, the next poorest countries are China and Malaysia at five times per capita GDP than India.

India as it continues with the lockdown or extends it, it’s risky for the economy or our country. Though the upper or middle classes can overcome the lockdown, it’s the poor and farmers who will face difficulties as the engines of the economy have stopped. As many people live on daily wages for them the situation is critical, either not coronavirus hunger might kill them.

As Shekhar Gupta says unlike the US, India doesn’t have the ability to print money as Donald Trump is doing.

Let me explain, why

India follows a gold standard policy, under which every rupee is backed by a similar value of the gold reserve hence giving actual value to the piece of paper. On the other hand, almost all of the global trade happens over USD, as well as the US, being a resilient economy made it move away from Gold standards and instead make the ‘faith over the economy’ as it’s value driver.

What we need at this point now to find the major weapon or micro focus action and plan.

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Major possibilities to control, are:

  • Extend the lockdown
  • Completely lift the lockdown
  • Seal the hotspots and gradually lift the lockdown from other areas.

The third option might be a better option as some factories or companies will start fo work, like pharma factories which will again lead to commutation hence communication modes will start to operate but then the spreading of the virus can also spread faster.

So what’s your say in this, comment below. Let the nation know, citizen’s views.

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Most loved Bollywood movies you can watch during the lockdown.

Let’s forget about the virus, politics, problems for some time. Let’s focus on the most important scenario, we all are getting bored.

Every day I travel to my current working space, i.e. kitchen and then move to the other station which is my sofa where I sit and work. This is my life, sometimes I get so bored and feel the urge to go out like before, get back to normal life and that makes me restless. What actually makes me forget my restlessness is food and watching movies or shows. So after watching all the shows over Netflix, Amazon Prime, I have now decided to watch a few movies and rejuvenate my memories and time when I did watch them. I am trying to understand and compare how I felt after watching the movie then and now.

For example, I started with watching a movie Nilkamal, when I was a kid maybe 8-9 years old, my parents were watching it on Doordarshan so I recalled that I always wanted to watch that movie because it’s a horror movie so now’s the time, however, after watching this classic movie, I can say the dialogues were so cheesy then, the ghost was unable to scare me, but the in-law’s behaviour is still same.

So based on my experience, I am sharing the list of movies I liked to watch again:

1. 3 Idiots

This movie was released in 2009, I was a college student then and I remember that this movie was a birthday party-treat by my friend. So this movie enacts the parallel drama of the present and past of three students. I did love watching this movie and can watch it again and again.

Even our life is out of control now, so I want to blow the whistle and say ” Aaalll..is well…!!”.

2. Zindagi na Milegi dobara

This is a 2011 movie, 3 childhood friends reunited for a trip, I do relate to it because of my childhood friend, “Twinkle” wants to plan a trip to Goa just every month, but some or the other way, it always gets cancelled. We are so busy every time, we earn and spend, we wake up and go to the office, even my dreams are often hindered by my MD asking about the sales target I achieved this month.

Must watch: https://romieducation.com/2020/03/26/must-watch-on-netflix-during-lockdown-quarantine-mode-coronvirus/

3. Barfi

It’s a 2012 film, all the actors did justice to the character they played. A comedy-drama film and how beautifully this movie plays with emotions, at one point it makes you laugh and suddenly makes you cry or sad. This movie has taught us so many lessons of life.

4. Omkara

I was in school when the movie came with a bang of spicy and romantic songs, while loved to dance and watch the dance “Beedi”, on the other, I used to get romantic with my imaginary lover on the romantic track ” din doobe na”.

Even now I loved the acting of Saif Ali Khan and Vivek Oberoi.

5. Bahuhali-1

I watched the movie on Netflix with my parents, loved everything about this movie. I think you will agree with my point. This action-packed movie was released in 2015.

6. Bahubali-The conclusion

The sequel was released in 2017, this time the movie had more romance along with the action scenes. However, I liked the first part more.

7. Udta Punjab

This movie got leaked before its release, it was banned in many states. You must watch this movie, four parallel tracks and lives revolving around one factor. Too good acting of Shahid and Alia loved to watch this again.

8. Kabhi Khushi kabhi gam

I loved to watch the melodramatic movie, K3G, I was a child when the movie released but now I know why I loved watching this movie 😝

9. Ye Jawani hai Diwali

I recently watched this movie on Netflix, I want to go out for a trip that’s my feeling.

10. 1920-Horror movie

I loved the acting of Adah Sharma, in this movie. I don’t why, I have watched this movie so many times but still, I love to watch it. Even it seems scarier and sometimes funny to me than Grudge-franchise or Conjuring.

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Celebrities who donated to fight COVID-19

In the last blog, I mentioned that Akshay Kumar mentioned that he will donate 25cr to PM cares fund.

Many other celebrities, also offered help and support to the nation.

To name a few:

Salman Khan

We all know that Salman khan’s most of the earnings goes in charity. He has asked for a list of the daily age workers out of that he has pledged to take care of 25,000 workers and the money will be directly transferred to their account.

Salman has again provided rations to the poor and needy. He is continuously trying to create awarrestore peace and harmony among Indians with his videos and songs.

Shahrukh Khan

Sharukh khan has mentioned that he will donate an undisclosed amount to the PM funds along with that he will contribute 50,000 PPE kits to West Bengal and Maharashtra governments.

Also, he will be contributing to Maharashtra CM’s relief fund.

Varun Dhawan & Sachin Tendulkar

Varun and Sachin each of them has contributed 55 lacs to PM’s fund.

Prabhas

Babubali actor contributed 4 crores at the PM’s fund.

Kapil Sharma

The comedy king donated 50 lac to the PM’s fund.

Kangana Ranaut

The controversial queen has also contributed 25 lacs.

MS Dhoni

He contributed 1 lac

Kriti Sanon, Rajkumar Rao also donated but they didn’t disclose the amount.

Hema Malini

The dream girl and BJP MP donated 1 crore.

Hrithik Roshan

He donated 600 mark, procured N95 and FFP3 masks for the BMC.

Kartik Aaryan & Vickey Kaushal

Kartik not only created awareness with his stunning video but he also donated 1 crore. Vicky also contributed 1 cr to the PM Modi’s fund.

Suresh Raina

He contributed 52 lacs

Others like Madhuri Dixit Nene( not disclosed), Shilpa Shetty & Raj Kundra (21lacs), Alia Bhatt, PV Sindhu, Virat-Anushka, Katrina Kaif, Randeep Hooda also contributed.

Virat kohli & Anushka Sharma

Recently the couple donated 5 lac each towards the welfare of police personnel and earlier they pledged to donate 3 crore in PM care’s fund.

Sonu SoodSonu Sood a reel featuring villian turned out to be the real life hero for the Corona warriors, migrants and many lives.

Never thought of people coming out to support India when our country is bleeding.

He has earned our love and respect. By far, he has managed to send many migrants home by arranging busses and food for them. Not just this, he is continuously responding to tweets who are reaching out to him for help.

He has also provided help to people by providing food in the month of Ramadan.

Earlier he offered his hotel for health care workers.

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Akshay Kumar- won our hearts with donations and contributions.

#Coronavirusoutbreak #Coronavirus fund

The man again won our hearts but not this by his acting talent or skills. He has shown to the world how big his heart is.

His latest tweet attracted the eyeballs of media, the general public, politician, stars and even our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

Superstar Akshay Kumar pledged to donate 25 cr to PM-cares fund to just lives of people.

Where we can see lacs and lacs of labour are walking to reach home, despite the lockdown people have gathered on the abundance, we actually see the real face that still we have a huge part who depends on daily wages and are agonised with hunger and are deprived of the basic necessities to stay at home.

This is not the first time, the nation has praised Akshay Kumar, let’s find how each and every time he stood up.

In 2017, Akshay Kumar donated 1.08 Crore to families of CRPF martyred Jawans.

He donated even for the flood victims 2 crores earlier for the Assam floods, 1Cr for Chennai floods in 2015, Bihar floods with 1Cr.

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Contributed and helped the farmers who committed suicides in 2016.

In 2019, Akshay Kumar donated 5Cr for 40 martyrs families during Pulwama terror attack.

He donated around 1cr to the Fani cyclone victims, Orissa in 2019.

Akshay Kumar is someone who has won hearts with his mind-blowing action, comedy, dancing and acting since decades but he is a real hero not just of Twinkle Khanna but for the entire nation. Every year he releases movies based on moral values and social awareness.