This is a journal of a person experiencing the reality of COVID-19 as a new wave hit Kolkata, India in the early part of the summer of 2021, while the author was at his home in the suburb of Salt Lake. An associated video can be viewed here.

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Analysis of nearly 100,000 tweets demonstrate that those following the tweets with hashtags related to the Georgia Senate Elections see a story that shows support for a Democratic win

One of the most watched elections of the 2020 cycle has been the runoff elections in Georgia where the people will…


It is possible, with reliance on science, friends, and common sense, to make a trip from USA to India and back within nine days even with changed travel conditions

Assume yourself and everyone around is infectious.

Here is the chronicle of a journey, usually routine and mundane which I have done numerous times, but now done within…


Over 14,000 tweets with the hashtag #hydroxychloroquine over a few weeks shows a story that the people who follow the hashtag could get the impression that HCQ is a possible cure for the disease.

On June 3, 2020 the New England Journal of Medicine published an article where the findings…


Analysis of nearly 6,000 tweets shows an ambiguous story about the relationship between Dr. Fauci and President Trump

The media is abuzz with speculations of the relationship between the White House, President Trump and Dr. Anthony Fauci. The doctor has been one of the faces of the regular White House Task Force on COVID-19 when the televised press conferences were regular affairs earlier in the Spring of 2020…


People may wear masks if the media offered a consistent and authentic information about the risks associated with COVID-19

The question of American mask use(or not) has been connected primarily with political leanings claiming that the mandatory use of the mask is an affront to personal liberty and freedom. …


Short-form Video Will Need A Quick Replacement

With TikTok gone from India who will fill the gap?

On June 29 the Government of India banned a large set of Chinese application programs that could be used on smartphones in India. The outcome of the ban is that people in India, connected to the Internet through Indian cell phone providers or Indian Internet Service providers, are unable to…

Ananda Mitra

My research and teaching interests include media and technology and its impact on everyday life available at http://ananda.sites.wfu.edu/

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