With patients in India getting increasingly impatient with doctors, a new memoir invites us to pause and think.
India’s problem of mob violence is not restricted to a few rogue citizens. It stems from a culture of violence.
We often tend to trust a statement or an argument simply because it conforms to our already-held beliefs, regardless of the strength or weaknesses behind its rationale and the veracity of its claims.
We will have to implement truth and nonviolence in vastly different ways than how Gandhians did a century ago.
It is unfortunate that even today, as a result of our “extravagant admiration for ancient Hindus” (as Bhandarkar termed it in 1918), many Indian scholars are doing research that does not adhere to strict academic standards.
How Narendra Modi has brought back dark memories of colonial India.
With the plague as well as with demonetisation, India’s leaders have moved to stop the spread of an illness but not its incidence itself.
In his book, The Ethical Doctor, Kamal Mahawar writes that society, politicians and bureaucrats significantly contribute to medical corruption.
What do we know of B.C. Roy, the doctor honoured every year on July 1, National Doctors’ Day?
At a time when numbers move governments, simply disseminating data on the prevalence of disease could be the GBD enterprise’s greatest contribution.