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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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My experience being the codependent of a covert cerebral narcissist - the story 2

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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The la ilaha illallah controversy and secular dissent in India 3

The la ilaha illallah controversy and secular dissent in India

It is important to recognize that as dissent, as people insisting on secularism and democracy, we have consistently failed in India. Many people are speaking of these protests as “secular” protests, and in appropriating them as such, seeking to dictate their voice. The reality is that the people who are protesting in any massive numbers, …

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Prelimnary Fact-Finding Report on Gangrape of 5 Adivasi Women Activists in Khunti 4

Prelimnary Fact-Finding Report on Gangrape of 5 Adivasi Women Activists in Khunti

PRELIMINARY FACT-FINDING REPORT OF WOMEN’S GROUPS INTO THE INCIDENT OF GANG RAPE OF 5 ADIVASI WOMEN IN KHUNTI CONTINUING REPRESSION IN GHAGHRA AND NEIGHBOURING VILLAGES IN KHUNTI & ARAKI DISTRICTS OF JHARKHAND Press Release Date: 04 July 2018 Following up on media reports of the gang rape of 5 adivasi women in Kochang, Araki block, …

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Cobrapost Press Release: Operation 136: Part II 5

Cobrapost Press Release: Operation 136: Part II

This post is republished in public interest from the Cobrapost website, which appears to be having trouble. Cobrapost exposes more than two dozen media houses, including some prima donnas of India’s holy Fourth Estate, where they all show their underbelly in its most visceral form. New Delhi: In the second part of Operation 136, Cobrapost …

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Profex Super pesticide poisoning of farmers in Yavatmal and crucial questions

Varying accounts report between 9 and 18 deaths in 15 days and 800 instances of poisoning and 25 losing vision among farmers and farm labourers after spraying Profex Super pesticide on their Bt Cotton crops in Yavatmal. While most mainstream media is content to attribute the poisoning to farmers not taking adequate safety measures while …

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Anjali Damania receives threat from Pakistan to drop cases against Eknath Khadse 6

Anjali Damania receives threat from Pakistan to drop cases against Eknath Khadse

Anjali Damania reported that she got a threatening call from a number in Pakistan, Karachi asking her to drop all cases against Eknath Khadse. Transcript of the threatening call to Anjali Damania: Caller: Anjali bol rahi hai? Anjali: Haan… Caller: Anjali, tune jo case kiya na khadse pe Anjali: haan… Caller: woh waapas le Anjali: …

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