Thursday, March 11, 2021

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate

Now that the vaccine is out and being administered, people are making a beeline for it. But is it such a good thing? Is it required to take it at all?

Covid is not deadly at all. The fatality rate is as much as any ordinary flu.

The human body is a colony of germs and we coexist with them. The body has evolved its  immune system over millennia.

Exposure builds immunity. Immunology 101. By masking and distancing, we are reducing our exposure to all germs out there.

Man is a social animal. Our health and well being are dependent on meeting, gathering, touching, greeting, celebrating.

All allopathic drugs are harmful, vaccines more so.

We want to protect ourselves from covid by:

Masking: it is not very useful

Social distancing: not very effective

The whole of the country is now divided in two. Those who don't bother, like most towns in North India... it is likely that they all got the virus, were asymptomatic, and they are doing fine.

Those who are bothered, and mask, and distance. It is likely that these measures were not effective, they got the virus, are asymptomatic, and they are also doing fine.

The fatality rate of covid as a percentage of exposed population, is negligible.

Any drug is worth it, only if the benefits exceed the costs. Vaccines are harmful, and covid is not deadly.

It is more than likely that we have already been exposed to covid and we're asymptomatic.

The virus keeps mutating, all viruses do.  Will you be taking annual vaccines, for what is in essence a flu. Vaccines compromise your health.

Masking also compromise your health, due to shallow breathing.

Social distancing compromises your well being.

If you are highly comorbid , with higher probability of dying, anyway the next flu will get you.

So, cheer up, don't wear a mask, meet people, go out there, get the virus ( actually you may have got it already), develop the immunity to it naturally, keep your immunity strong, follow good lifestyle habits, and don't bother about the vaccine

Monday, March 8, 2021


Greetings to all the women on this day,
Set aside to fete half of the world,
Enjoy the adulation heaped today,
But pray tell, why is today so special?

You are fully capable of living,
Without the men who only get in your way,
But you may not find that interesting,
When they see you other women don't stand and gape!

What will you do without the men in your life,
Without the attention, flirting, and the like,
You do need someone to carry your bags,
While you go shopping and empty the aisles!

What will you do without them to give chase,
Trying to impress and put on a face,
While you pretend to ignore their existence,
They are needed to brighten your days!

On this day give thought to the  poor men,
Who form the hindrances in all your lives,
And be happy you were born a woman,
For it's much worse to be on the other side!

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Jayesh grows to be sixty

He is still kicking ass,
Working harder than before,
Chasing that pot of gold,
At end of start-up rainbow!

Gets up in the mornings,
Rushes out of the door,
Has a lot of meetings,
Many more than before!

Runs fast during the day,
Zipping through the corridors,
Setting right all that he sees,
Leaving behind messy trails!

Runs himself through the day,
Makes others do the same,
Today on his birthday,
He will do six sprints!

He was never like this,
When we knew him before,
He was the most chill,
Refused to exert himself!

God knows what's the reason,
What's pumping him to run,
But he seems to be having fun,
And that is all that matters!

Wednesday, March 3, 2021


Time moves, whether we like it or not,
It changes, for better or for worse,
The baton passes, to the younglings,
And we are spectators, left behind...

The tides of change cannot be stemmed,
It devours all that is in its path,
You may rant, and you may rail,
But time moves, devouring all in its path!

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Religious Fervour

Vaccine hesitancy
Science deniers

Vaccine is like a religion. Those who point out obvious flaws, are labelled "x-religion- phobe".. how different is this?

Breathless anticipation, magic cure, huge queues to get the vaccine, rationing, desirability induced by limited availability... It is like in the mythologies Kubera decides to distribute his wealth, and people are rushing before it is too late

People with comorbidities ( a lovely term that has become popular of late) can "showcase" them to get priority for the vaccine... The language used makes it oh so desirable to have comorbidities.. those who don't have any must be suffering from a severe case of FOMO

What does common sense say?

All drugs are harmful ( chemical based allopathic drugs). Vaccines, more so. 

Drugs should only be taken when the benefits exceed the cost.

Germs are everywhere and there are trillions of them. We coexist with germs. Our body has evolved and is tuned to fight them.

To keep the body fighting fit, and the immunity high, should be the goal.

Fear, panic, negativity, and taking drugs including vaccines reduce the general immunity of the body, this exposing us to various diseases out there.

Covid is like any other flu, the fatality rate has not been higher , not now, and not at any point.

There is a concentrated media campaign which makes it seem deadlier than it is. 

 The holy grail of the pharma companies is to get healthy people to take drugs. Drugs for things which can only be cured by lifestyle changes. 

And the ultimate holy grail is to include new-born babies as well.

Let us not get carried away by the hype.

Let us pause and think. If society gives us the leeway to do so. In case of any religion, including vaccination, the climate is not conducive to those who question the prevailing wisdom or go against the prevailing zeitgeist, the mood of the times.