The pen is mightier than the sword we say glibly, repeating an oft quoted line, but having no idea whether it’s true or not, or sometimes what it means!

Swords! Gone are those days! Swords are not used anymore, and instead sharp, choicey expletives, pointed and lethal have replaced them. Instead of fencing with sword we do so with throat, and armed with phone or microphone, we yell, scream and do what the swords of yore did.

*- Dr Sandhya

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world.

This year's theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is 'mental health for all'.

-  Dr Sudeep Singh Sachdev, Nephrologist, Narayana super speciality hospital, Gurugram

Hitting the Nation as well as globally, the COVID pandemic continues to be a growing health crisis day-by-day. With over six months of the crisis, the geriatric population has been recorded to be affected the most and the age factor poses an extreme threat to mortality and rate of infection. Even though the recovery rate shows a positive outlook with India having a rate of around 75% recovery, yet the mortality rate further needs to be curbed down.

When my children were quite tiny, I made a trip to New York to visit my parents, and when returning decided I would fill my suitcases with gifts for them and also my wife. 

I stared at the amazing stuff being sold in the stores and was dazzled by the boxes, the pictures on them and glossy covers used. I picked up the gifts one after the other.

With half of America rooting for the virus, in Trump, and the other half cursing the virus for attacking Trump, the Virus I soon found was nearly having a nervous breakdown. “Interview the Virus!” my editor barked to me without even looking up from his desk. I blinked for a second, because this was indeed as formidable as asking me to talk to St George’s dragon, so with fear and trepidation, I went and stood at the gates of the White House and found the Virus. It was nothing like what I had imagined, “I don’t know what to do!” wept the Virus, staring at me balefully, “I thought I’d got a prize catch in getting the world’s most powerful man. I thought I would be the envy of all my brother and sister Viruses but they only look at me with pity!”