Bhimeswara Challa is a native of India and a ‘double-retiree’, one from the elite Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the other from the United Nations. During a career stretched over forty years, he shouldered multiple responsibilities, from the grassroots to the global, which gave him at once an insider’s depth and an outsider’s objectivity. Alongside, he has been a part-time but passionate writer and has published two novels, Kshanayulu (The Pardonables) and Aprasyulu (The Ostracized) in his mother tongue (Telugu) and several articles in newspapers and journals in India, UK and USA. His two previous scholarly non-fiction books were the critically acclaimed Man’s Fate and God’s Choice—An Agenda for Human Transformation (2011), and The War Within between Good and Evil: Reconstructing Morality, Money and Mortality (2020). This book is an abridged and revised version of the latter nonfiction book (in a sense and in spirit, its sequel), written specially for the international audience traumatized by the corona pandemic.