The second is an all encompassing validation clause which said that notwithstanding any judgment, decree or order of any court or tribunal or any authority, any action taken or orders issued, things done or purporting to have been taken or done by the director, before the commencement of the Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas (amendment and validation) Act, 2020, shall be deemed to be as valid and effective as if such action, approval, orders were issued or action taken in accordance with its provisions. … [Read more...] about Delay in assent to Bills: Haryana Guv unsure about validation Bill to legitimise de-licensing
Construct validity psychology
Dear diary, Surely you’re keeping tabs on all the random drama surrounding/sparked by Kangana over the last couple of weeks. Anyway, the two big updates are that: a) some illegal construction in her office was broken down by the BMC and b) being provided with Y-Plus security by the Indian government. Someone told me that means she’ll have 12 commandos around her all the time. At the time of writing, it’s not clear who will protect those 12 commandos from Kangana. Haha! P.S. Also, can one of the 12 commandos please protect that bechara postman who went viral? –x––x –x––x– Mummy, last week: “Just because Taimur is one of the most photographed children in this country doesn’t mean he is going to become the biggest star in this country. He can be whatever he wants to be. He has to find his own path. We are not going to help him in whatever way.” Mummy, this week: “Tim you want to do one paid promo … [Read more...] about The Secret Diary Of T.A.K.: First advert with Mummy
The mechanisms of nature are complicated, sometimes even almost chaotic. Scientists work hard to find signal amidst all that noise, and when they think they find something, are eager to report it to their colleagues and to the world. They also might, in some cases, be a little too eager. After all, research dollars, reputations and careers are all on the line, and it would be surprising indeed if these incentives did not lead scientists —who are as human as anyone else — to do what they can to convince themselves and their colleagues that they have found something important. … [Read more...] about Does ‘Failure to Replicate’ Mean Failed Science? (Op-Ed)
First, while we do not necessarily need to have a 20-year plan, it is generally advisable for us to devote ourselves to processes or practices that we think may be useful to us. For example, Blythe has set up several strong structures in his life, including membership in a professional band, meditation, exercise, and recovery from alcoholism. Each of these processes has a series of habits that Blythe utilizes to create structure in his life. “Started lifting weights and working out. I'm not a gym dude at all,” Blythe told me. “I have to keep my physical being healthy.” … [Read more...] about How Do We Plan for the Future While Staying in the Moment?
And because of their country’s slow and fractured response to the pandemic, long-haulers continue to experience dreadful symptoms. Because their cases were more “mild” in the beginning, meaning they weren’t hospitalized, Carrie and scores of others never tested positive for the virus (if they could get a test at all), and antibodies still aren’t showing up in their blood. As a result, they’ve been gaslighted, blocked from benefits, penalized for not returning to work, and have been unable to get specialized treatment. Given the virus’s steady spread — the US now has more than 6 million cases — doctors studying long-haulers say if we don’t do something, if we don’t erect clinics and launch programs, millions of people could be sick or have a disability for the rest of their lives. … [Read more...] about At 35, Carrie Was Finally Feeling Secure In Her Adult Life. The Coronavirus Completely Derailed It.