Jayadeep Krishnan

This too shall pass, but the human race needs a narrative that talks
about our ability to decide our future.

With a pandemic raging, what the human race currently needs is a change in discourse — a narrative that talks about our ability to decide our future. While the past dictates the present, a collective consciousness allows us to shape our future by staring at the defeats of the past. The collective failure of governments and countries across the world in facing COVID-19, despite history repeating itself and expert warnings, is a calamitous indicator of such a defeat — one that unfortunately has a significant collateral bearing. This pandemic has not only caused many casualties and grief but has also…


About a year ago, I read a book by Charles Mann, I was fascinated by the opening gist: A timeline plot of any consumption pattern indicates a plateaued growth for millennia, and then it rockets up in the 19/20th century^. Consumption of energy, resources, water etc. all follow this trail. They stay reasonably stagnant for hundreds of years and then takes off in the 20th century. Biologists call this an outbreak. Outbreaks spells doom for all species. Humans are not entirely insulated either. I’ll let you read the book and figure out how it ends. On a totally different note…

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