Category: Sharma’s Karma

Vaccines or no vaccines, that is the question.

June 28, 2019 Off

This has been the question for quite some time in the medical community ever since the 1800s. As vaccinations for diseases as deadly as smallpox have evolved, protesters and anti-vaccination groups sprung up, many dubbing the medical advancement as unorthodox. Over the past couple hundred years, religion and culture still remain as an underlying reason…

By Mehak Sharma

Technology is a new form of parenting

January 22, 2019 Off

Nowadays I find the following scenarios common: 5 year olds with their own iPhone, with texting and calling capabilities. Children in strollers squirming around in their seats as they attempt to beat their Temple Run high score on their personal tablets. Crying and screaming babies not even a year old who are consoled with an…

By Mehak Sharma

Former NASA scientist and current you-tuber, Mark Rober, teaches viewers a little something more than just glitter bombs.

December 18, 2018 Off

Mark Rober, a former NASA engineer and current popular science Youtuber, has recently lost some packages to thieves. After recording their sneaky pickup on his front porch, he brought the footage to the police. To his disappointment, the police claimed that pursuing the investigation was not worth their time. Rober claimed that the whole situation…

By Mehak Sharma

Music is sound. All sound is not music.

October 12, 2018 Off

Sound is the silent hum of your fan rotating in circles in the corner of your room, the vibration of your electric toothbrush against your gums, the high-pitched pinging of your microwave in the distance, the squealing of a school bus when the driver steps on the brakes. Air particles are vibrating in the air…

By Mehak Sharma

Happy Independence Day India!

August 23, 2018 Off

“Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now that time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of today’s midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.” Fast forward 71 years and the date is…

By Mehak Sharma

Dare to venture past the Red, White, and Blue; You’ll be surprised at what you find.

August 13, 2018 Off

Imagine. You’re strolling on a pristine sidewalk. As your shoulder grazes a variety of t-shirts, sweaters, and blouses, you hear exotic tongues and authentic accents harmonizing in the air around you. Look up and the intricate glass structures are never-ending, curving every which way into the vast blue skies. The glass glimmers in the startling…

By Mehak Sharma

Are our boys really home?

August 2, 2018 Off

Yesterday, 55 remains of presumed American fallen soldiers from the Korean War were welcomed home in a ceremony conducted by Vice President, Mike Pence. At Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii, Pence addressed the thousands of missing soldiers from the war and how the U.S. has been working hard since then to recover as many…

By Mehak Sharma