Politics · Public health

Snake Antivenom: Making ‘Make In India’ Relevant for Rural India

This article was published in HuffPost India on 02 June 2016. Here is the link. Below is an excerpt: In fact, each hour snakes bite dozens of people and kill around five Indians (they kill about 45,000 annually). Tens of thousands lose limbs or are disfigured and disabled permanently. In comparison, there were 100,000 dengue… Continue reading Snake Antivenom: Making ‘Make In India’ Relevant for Rural India

Medicine & Doctors · Public health

93rd Report of the Parliamentary Committee on Health and Family Welfare

This report, presented on April 27, was ‘on Demands for Grants (2016-17) of the Department of Health and Family Welfare’. It analysed the resource allocations to health made and promised in India’s national Budget of Feb 2016. The article was published in HuffPost India on 05 May 2016. Here is the link. Below is an… Continue reading 93rd Report of the Parliamentary Committee on Health and Family Welfare

Culture & Life · Politics

JNU: Holding On to Common Sense and Humanity in Times of Violent Nationalism

This article was published in HuffPost India on 20 Feb 2016. Here is the link. Following is an excerpt: With respect to the current issue of ‘anti-India’ words, I find it absurd that some citizens believe India can even be insulted, that too by a bunch of overzealous university youths. If there is anything insulting,… Continue reading JNU: Holding On to Common Sense and Humanity in Times of Violent Nationalism

Cinema & Bollywood · Culture & Life · Fiction · Politics

A Satire on India’s Porn Ban and other Censorship

[Almost every government at national and state levels in India has always given in to the tempting fumes of the seductive political dope called ‘Indian culture and tradition’. But being so mindblowingly diverse, in India one woman’s culture can be another woman’s sin and one man’s tradition can be another man’s abuse. Still, each govt… Continue reading A Satire on India’s Porn Ban and other Censorship

History · History of Medicine · Politics · Public health

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