World War 3 on the cards? Or is it larger crisis beyond that?

Speculations are all around for a possible threat of Ukraine-Russia conflict boiling out to a World War.

Indian Diaspora has a huge role play in these scenarios. We at times boast having an Indian origin person in a powerful or in a leadership position. It is time we utilize that force to seek peace. The Indian Diaspora has access to almost all, from Biden to Putin and many more.

On one side there is a huge climate crisis and on the other side there is this political crisis. Over and above this, the pandemic is yet to die down, and I’m not sure how long it’ll take for the world to be freed of its clutches.

Climatic conditions are swinging to the extreme. There are governmental and non-governmental bodies or panels trying its best to bring about the desired change. At times, it all seem to be in vain, bears no fruit.

As far as Pandemic is concerned there are large parts of the world still under lockdown e.g. China. The vaccination drives had not been that successful in penetrating Third World countries. The international borders have opened up for travel, but the economy is yet to be resurrected out of the shambles and believe me we are all waiting for a messiah.

Back to office transition is not at all that smooth as expected. Returning to office is creating a huge pressure for individuals especially those long COVID patients. The trauma, the depressions etc. has set a scar in people. Work from home seem to be too comfortable for some but not the employers.

Most importantly those children who are longing to go back to school and the ones who have not seen the school for the past two years. The developing and transforming years of school life are very crucial for students. They need a lot of catching up to do, even in the department of socializing. Academic policymakers really need to look into this urgently and come out with an appropriate bridging formula.

Irony is that the world is bearing the brunt for a handful of individuals who happened to be in powerful positions, calling the shots.

There’s a huge mess in Sri Lanka. The country is largely depended on imports even for their daily needs, and it has been hit badly. Major sectors like tourism, retail etc. are yet to recover from the pandemic impact. FDI’s have become diminutive in nature. All you see in the country long serpentine queues. People are starved of commodity as well as cash. The Tamil refugees are fleeing to Tamil Nadu while Kerala has closed its coastal borders. It is yet to be seen what becomes of the political future of the country as well as the country itself.

As far as Pakistan is concerned it has completely messed up its economy, clueless foreign policy, ever-increasing political uprising and a man once so loved by them pushed to the corner and the country fervently gasping for breath; despite friends like china to their side.

In Afghanistan, Taliban has betrayed again and gone back on its words. Keeping girls away from being educated is something which is much thought after. Educated women impart knowledge and reasoning to their children. And this might prove to be costly for most of them. To keep people enslaved all you need to do is keep them away from education. Hungry stomach can still reason but not an empty mind. There was a speculation that Taliban has changed, this very thought need to be handled with caution. When we are warned about something we become sceptical and judgmental, but instead what we need is the power of rationalization.

The Indian Diaspora is spread across the length and breadth of this planet. We have found our ways into the corridors of power and camaraderie. It is high time that we stand up and take responsibility to make the lives of those around us better and inspired by the teachings of AHIMSA sprouted from our roots.

The Indian Diaspora worldwide must speak out. We are supposed to be the sugar and salt of this world. ‘Vasudev Kutumbakam’ is what we practice. World is our home and they are our brethren.

Yours truly


Melwyn Williams

Melwyn is a renowned film actor, producer, writer and director in the Indian film Industry. He is a writer as well as a journalist. He has contributed immensely to the world of art, literature and cinema. He is the founder of LADAKH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, LIFF. He has been active in the film industry for more than two decades. Melwyn believes that AESTHETICS is the next big thing to be incorporated in all spheres of life and technology. Website

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