Medicine

Public Health is an investment, not expense 1

Public Health is an investment, not expense

The corona pandemic has underlined the need to strengthen the Public Health system (not ‘healthcare’ mind you). ‘Public health’ really is an investment and not expenditure. Healthy population is what will make a strong nation. According to American public health association, 1 dollar spent on prevention of disease saves 5.6 dollars in healthcare spending. Public …

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A world in which empathy is evaporating - Be the change series 3

A world in which empathy is evaporating – Be the change series

It cannot be doubted that it is a world of increasing intolerance. The space for diversity is decreasing everywhere, though the most obvious aspects are those with implications on human rights of large segments of populations and have a political context. This is convenient, because if someone else – say the political system or the …

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My experience being the codependent of a covert cerebral narcissist - the story 4

My experience being the codependent of a covert cerebral narcissist – the story

Note: The “covert cerebral narcissist” is not a clinical diagnosis, but the best descriptor I found over the years for the behavior I was subjected to. A follow up post will explain recurring patterns and parts marked as * in this post. This post has now been edited to remove relatively irrelevant details and for …

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Police brutality at Hyderabad Central University

A Narration of Police Brutality at the University of Hyderabad

The following is a first person account by Md Hasanujjaman, M Phil in English, University of Hyderabad of the brutality unleashed by the police against the students and faculty of University of Hyderabad. I am one of the arrested students in connection with the protest against the VC of UoH. I belong to a minority community of West Bengal. My …

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Dr. Narendra Dabholkar - rationalist, humanist

Narendra Dabholkar’s speech on tradition and superstition – English translation Part 2

  Narendra Dabholkar has become an icon of rationalist thought in India, but his works being mostly in Marathi are understood by few non-Maharashtrians for either endorsement or criticism. I am attempting to translate some of his speeches, so that his thoughts may reach more people and inform opinions. This is part 2 of the …

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