• UID Admissions 2024-25 NRI/NRI Spons./ Management Category Application Window is open now! Click Here to apply- Call 9266663225 to know more.
  • UID Admissions 2024-25 General Category Application Window is open only for BFA/BFA (Hons.) and BSc./BSc.(Hons.) Filmmaking Click Here to apply- Call 9266663225 to know more.
  • KUAT (Karnavati University Admission Test) Admissions 2024-25 Application Window Open Click Here to Apply- To know more call 9667048555. KUAT Examination Date-6th April,2024 (Saturday)
  • B.Tech 2024 Admissions Open. Click Here to Apply- Call +91 7574811135
  • KU Admissions FEE Payment Click Here
  • Karnavati University invites applications for teaching positions Click here for details

KUAT 2022-23 Admissions Open Now! Click here to apply +91 9667048555

Announcement Admission

Hold back, act responsibly in crisis

March 29, 2020

The editor of a major national news channel believes that the dietary habit of a handful of Chinese individuals exclusively responsible for everything associated with the C-19 threat. He has posted a twitter to this effect. A few months ago, this man probably laughed at those who claimed consumption of Chowmein encourages a tendency to rape women. Now he appears no different. His superficial reading, or reasoning, is the immediate problem, but that is not all. There is a need here to question the simple assumption that everything has a single point beginning, or point of origin, as if a removal of that single point will solve the problem for all, or forever. A medical condition may be improved by treatment or vaccine, though it will fail to cure popular prejudices.

Call me a Chinese. My food preferences are probably different from yours. I picked it up since my early childhood, long before the emergence of the first C-19 victim. Why did my food habits not kill anyone until about four months ago? Probably because it did not have the capacity to kill anyone. If it has since developed a new capacity for mass murder, it is probably because something else is hiding behind it. Someone else is probably entered into my food habits without its knowledge or approval. This alien substance is the real mass murderer, then, not my food habits.

Let us be reasonable. If you panic, you will end up calling everyone you dislike a cold blooded mass murderer. In the bargain, your unfounded suspicion will cause me to be lynched to death, or my family and community to be dismissed with a terrible reputation of a perpetual criminal. The best we can do when we do not have credible information is to keep quiet. The worst we can do is circulate unverified forwards. Even if we wish to help, sometimes the best option is to hold back. It is certainly better than spreading misinformation.

Dr. Anirban Bandyopadhyay, Associate Professor, Unitedworld School of Liberal Arts and Mass Communication (USLM)

Disclaimer: The opinions / views expressed in this article are solely of the author in his / her individual capacity. They do not purport to reflect the opinions and/or views of the College and/or University or its members.

Related Blogs

Machine Intelligence vs Human Intelligence
June 21, 2022

I want to share an incident which has happened recently & related to the finance market. A well-known company has sanctioned a credit line of Rs One Lakh to the customer & out of this that customer has utilised around Rs Twenty Thousand. So Rs Eighty Thousand is still unused. But the account got blocked […]

Read More
Product Standardization
June 21, 2022

Companies marketing their products in international market are faced with the decision of whether to standardize their product or adapt their product offerings. Product standardization means marketing a product in international market with some or little changes except for some cosmetic changes such as modifying labeling and packaging as per the countries regulation. The products […]

Read More
Choosing a Financial Product for Investment
June 21, 2022

When it comes to choosing a financial product for Investment, most of the investors rely on random tips they received from friends or relatives rather than analysis. Needless to say that this will result in financial losses later on. It is very important to adopt due diligence while choosing a financial product and the checklist […]

Read More