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British Raj and VVIP Raj: A Public Health Insight

This article was published in Huffington Post India on 22 June 2015. Here is the link. An excerpt: MK Gandhi once famously told the British to leave India to God or to anarchy. But Indians had other reasons too for aspiring political freedom: they were fed up of the high-handedness and corruption prevalent in the… Continue reading British Raj and VVIP Raj: A Public Health Insight

Politics · Public health

Why India’s Media Should Focus Intensely on Public Health

This article was published in Huffington Post on 29 July 2015. Here is the link. Excerpt: India is a resilient nation, having achieved in the past 67 years what perhaps no other predominantly poor nation could do. It raised the life expectancy of its citizens from 32 years at Independence to 65 years in 2012,… Continue reading Why India’s Media Should Focus Intensely on Public Health

Medicine & Doctors · Public health

Understanding Why Exactly Doctors Go on Strike in India

We are aware that on some rare occasions doctors go on strike in some or the other part of India. The general public’s reactions (and apparently even the judiciary’s) to doctors’ strikes are, however, based on extremely idealistic and impractical premises. A resident doctor’s [in India, a ‘doctors’ strike’ is almost always resident doctors’ strike]… Continue reading Understanding Why Exactly Doctors Go on Strike in India