Friday, July 19, 2019

The Many Colours of Dying

Design by Jerome D'Costa
Death is a certainty for all life-forms, including mankind.

In the past, people died of diseases, accidents, natural disasters, self-willed actions (suicide), and aggressions or attacks from other human beings or animals. 

In the modern world, with the proliferation of education and knowledge, changing legislation, improved science, attitude change, and demand for personal rights, the death scenario has changed dramatically. Now people die and get buried in a variety of ways.

The Walrus, a general-interest magazine of Toronto, has been publishing a series of write-ups on this modern-day phenomenon. You may read them by clicking on the following:

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Quotation of the Week (July 14 - 20, 2019)

A quotation of Albert Einstein on the 'art of the teacher,' 
compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Photo © Jerome D'Costa

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

The Quotation of the Week (July 7- 13, 2019)

A quotation of Massimo Faggioli on 'the faithful can restore
the integrity of the Catholic Church,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Photo (A wall in a mall in Toronto) © Jerome D'Costa

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

CINEPLEX MAGAZINE: A Publication of Toronto

Cineplex Magazine - a publication of Toronto
An eight-times-a-year heavily-illustrated entertainment magazine -- published by the Cineplex Entertainment of Toronto -- provides news, features, articles, and views on films. "It features exclusive interviews with many of the Hollywood's biggest stars, beautiful photos, behind-the-scenes movies scoops and movie release schedules." 

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It's also available online at Cineplex Magazine

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

The Quotation of the Week (June 30 - July 6, 2019)

A quotation of Margaret Mead on 'changing the world,' 
compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Image design courtesy: from a shopping bag of 
Uncle Tetsu's Shop, Toronto

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Your Death And Your Social Media Accounts -- What Happens?

Design by Jerome D'Costa (June 2019)

Billions of people in the world use different forms of modern social media. These media are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, and more. Presently, Facebook alone is said to have more than 2.38 billion active users (meaning, users who logged in Facebook in the last 30 days). Among them, about 8,000 users die every day!

The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) analysts predict that in the next 50 years, the dead will outnumber the living users on Facebook. They say that by 2070, the dead users could outnumber the living ones. 

So, the question arises as to what to do with the social media accounts of the dead users?

The social media companies are coming up with their own ideas and solutions. 

For more on the topic, please read the following:

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

THE WALRUS: A Publication of Toronto

Walrus -- a magazine from Toronto
It's a 10-times-a-year general-interest magazine that provides news and articles on arts and culture, Canadian politics, economy, business, society, education, health, media, music, television, theatre, film, immigration, crime and punishment, travel, security, environment, language, poetry and short stories, energy, justice, science and technology, urban affairs, sports, and more.

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It's also available online at The Walrus

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