Insight into the pandemic shutdown

The new virus news emerging from China in December 2018, risk-averse financial markets were alert to its potential for disruption. Yet they could never have predicted the total economic collapse that would follow Covid-19’s wake, as stock markets fell faster and harder than at any time since 1929, currencies across the world plunged, investors panicked…

1 Killed and over 1 million loses power in Louisiana

At least one person has died as tree fell over his home in Ascension Parish, in the Baton Rouge area.  Ida is testing flood defences strengthened after Hurricane Katrina killed 1, 800 people in 2005, on the 16th anniversary of Katrina a category three storm. Over 1 million loses power in New Orleans as Hurricane…

Out of Afghanistan

On Sunday as the Taliban took over Kabul, the capital, the US state department announced that all US embassy staff had been evacuated to Hamid Karzal International Airport which was under US military control. People are scared and think things could go wrong at any moment. The face-covering was mandatory for all women under Taliban…

Perils of Loneliness

In cities, we stand silent in buses and train carriages, ignoring each other. Online, we retreat into silos and carefully create who we interact with. In politics, we are increasingly consumed by a fear of people we’ve never met. But imagine what if strangers, long believed to be the cause of our problems, were actually…

 Watchdog clears Astra Zeneca’s $39bn  deal

Competition authorities in the UK gave green light in Astra Zeneca’s $39bn takeover deal of US giant Alexion Pharmaceuticals delivering the British pharma a lucrative portfolio of immunology and a towering presence in rare diseases. Astra Zeneca on Wednesday announced the completion of its Alexion acquisition, a week after securing a pivotal nod from UK’s…

Stimulating high life of Opium, Caffeine and Mescaline

StHumans rely on plants to change consciousness to stimulate calm, or completely after the qualities of our mental experience. Michael Pollen explores three very different drugs – Opium, caffeine and mescaline and throws the fundamental strangeness of our thinking about them into sharp relief, exploring and participating in the cultures that have grown up around…

All that glitters is not gold

Only in New York you can indulge  in gold dusted French fries. Serendipty3 in Manhattan, New York recently made it to the Guinness World Records  by cooking up the ultimate cheesy French fries – Crème de la Crème Pomme Frites valued at $200 USD, by creative chef Joe Calderone, and Corporate executive chef. Fredrick Schoen-Kiewert…

Spoon full of sugar could cost lot more

Nany-state scheme would cost shoppers £4.8billion a year according to John O’Connell head of the  Taxpayer’s alliance who said “ This is yet another case of middle-class meddling that will hit the poorest families hardest”. The processed food market is valued £200 billion and the food and drink service sector is close to 70 billion.…