Do doctors not want to be doctors, anymore?

Dr. Parthasarathy was a household name in Bangalore. A graduate of medicine from the pre-Independence days; he was what was then called an LMP – an early 20th CE version of the MBBS, expanded as a Licensed Medical Practitioner. He was a big man a little more than six feet tall; portly, had a ruddy …

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Daybreak

The Sun recesses Always in a violent fury The drama of a finale A final attack on submissive Sky The end, we think Clap and retreat. But recouped she returns A new assault on forgiving Night Seeks and wakens in evil glee Her might recording, 'Still living'. A protest sounds a triumphant discord, 'Living still'.

Does India have the highest Child Mortality Rate or did the Media get it totally wrong?

A little less than a week back; Indians woke to yet another screaming headline and ‘breaking news’ story from the media. Every major news outlet (as can be seen in the link) carried the story in bold print. This one was truly alarming - that the latest Unicef report had cited India as having the …

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GM Crop (Bt Cotton in particular) – Good for India?

Technorati Tags: GM foods,India,Bt Cotton,Live MintThis is a rushed response to an article that appeared in Live Mint on ‘why India needs GM foods’  http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/rsIyj8Q63d01GUSdVtXiCI/India-needs-GM-food-crops-to-boost-agriculture-productivity.htmlMy comments are restricted to this article per se and not to the larger issue of GM foods. Apart from making a limited point. There are different categories of GM foods. …

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