A setback to women’s rights in India: Justice Verma is no more

Yesterday, when news that Justice Verma died of multiple organ failure hit, that was my first thought. An important force in reforming India to be safer for women is lost. Many things have been written about the good judge’s contribution to improving the judiciary, his integrity, his courage in admitting his own earlier landmark judgments to be wrong. I am not worthy to write about those with my limited knowledge of law and even less…

"A setback to women’s rights in India: Justice Verma is no more"

Healthscare: Primary health care for common man

Primary health care with skilled nursing facilities and medical technology for prenatal care and delivery. Possibly medical technology for a cesarean section and a neo natal intensive care unit. How complex can it be for the abilities of an upcoming superpower like India? Health care reform is an urgent need, yes, but what does it take to provide a clean and safe birthing environment? Even speaking of skilled nursing facilities, what terribly difficult skills are involved? Mistry is…

"Healthscare: Primary health care for common man"

Sikkim Lottery Fraud: Sikkim State Lottery swindles Mumbai Senior Citizen

Beware if you buy lottery tickets! It appears that the Sikkim Lottery has flat out refused to pay out a 2 lakh cash prize won by 65 year old Senior Citizen C K Pai. What is worse, it appears that there is no legal way for lottery winners to recover their lottery winnings if Sikkim Lottery (or any other) refuses to pay. This astonishing email was forwarded to me today by an activist friend, Krishnaraj…

"Sikkim Lottery Fraud: Sikkim State Lottery swindles Mumbai Senior Citizen"

MAHAdrought: Wishing Maharashtra a very, very funny April Fool’s Day!

Dear Maharashtra, I have been reading news on this drought of yours and the misery you are in. I thought that the joke has gone too far, and today might be a good day to reveal that you have been pranked. It is time to stop crying about not having water and realize that things are going exactly to plan and we all can have a good laugh and you can stop pretending to suffer…

"MAHAdrought: Wishing Maharashtra a very, very funny April Fool’s Day!"