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On Racism

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The whole country (read media) is screaming and protesting the alleged racist treatment that was meted out to Shilpa Shetty. The governments have joined the cacophony: Prime Minister Blair said ‘it can’t be condoned’ and our own I&B ministry is making noises over the whole thing. I find it funny, for we as a people…

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Requiem

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The death of merit. The obliteration of the soul of this country’s youth. The initiation of catastrophe. Welcome to the beginning of the end. No where in the history of our country has truth been murdered so methodically and brutally, the fair and just were trampled over, and the deserving were crushed to submission, like…

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“Bangalore University Syndicate is considering segregated seating for male and female students, and may even be prescribed a dress code.” [Link]IMHO they should ban co-education. Send them girls to a girls college. That kind of segregation will ensure their protection. Actually they should ban education for either boys or girls. That will simplify a lot…

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Read on NDTV about Yashpal Jaware’s achievement. He is from Nandurbar in Maharashtra: One of the poorest districts, which is notorious for malnutrition deaths. What most fail to see it that at the end of it all, it is the individual’s desire, passion, and industry that count. Take a look what he lists when he…

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What happened in Mumbai is a crying shame. Beating up life-saving doctors with whole world watching sends the wrong signal to the world. What were the Mumbai cops thinking? That they could hammer doctors into submission? Almost every medico-legal case requires the attestation of a government doctor. I have heard of stories about how an…

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Hundreds of medical students protested against the Congress-led UPA government proposed move to reserve seats in elite institutions saying the proposal, if implemented, would create “quota doctors” which would have “disastrous” consequences. [Via Rediff] The police fired teargas shells and used water cannons on hundreds of medical students protesting against quotas in the centre of…

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One of the leading national news channels is doing a special report on medical negligence this week. I’m not surprised that there was the need.Reservations and ‘payment seats’ rule medical education in the country. Probably reservations for the weaker sections of the society in undergraduation make sense. But what sense does it make to hold…

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You probably didn’t hear about it. The explanation is very simple. It has nothing to do with the IIMs or the IITs. It is about the fate of the thousands of doctors of this country. The All India Post-graduate Medical Entrance exam was held on January 8, 2006. Over 57,000 students appeared and over 4,000…

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