The Weekly Dose: An uncommon doctor who six strangers have in common
Part two of a two-part series about the late Dr Athavale.
The Weekly Dose: Ghosts of Doctors Past
‘The paediatrician who hopes to improve child health in any developing country must appreciate that he is only one member of a large team. Child health is much more dependent on the agriculturist, the veterinarian, the engineer, the administrator, the economic adviser, the family planner and the politician.’
Living and not dying in Ayodhya
While the two-and-a-half decades of religious and political conflict produced special issues of magazines and several weighty books, none offered me any insight into what it’s like to live one’s humdrum, non-sectarian life in Ayodhya: birth, growing up, marriage, children and death.
The Weekly Dose: Insulin's second coming
In the wake of Biocon Pharma’s announcement that it will supply insulin to patients in low- and middle-income countries at just seven rupees a day, here is a short history of insulin, and its status in India today.
The Weekly Dose: This article is about SUICIDE!
The PCI is a quasi-judicial, statutory body mostly composed of representatives from the print media, which acts as a watchdog for the fraternity. In mid-September, it announced that all print organisations were to adopt the section of the Mental Health Care Act 2017 which prohibits the publication of photos of, or information about a person undergoing treatment for mental illness, without his or her consent. No more can newspapers feature mugshots of someone who attempted suicide, or include details that may reveal their identity.
The Weekly Dose: How do you solve a problem like Aisha?
The Sky is Pink is a film that turns chronology over on its head; from the get-go, we know Aisha will die young. She narrates the film from beyond the grave with an insouciant irreverence that steers clear of tear-jerking tropes, reminding us that before she lost her life, she had a life.
The Weekly Dose: A life told through the body
If accidents, illness, growing up and growing old were to be considered the milestones of a lifetime, what would life’s journey look like?
The Weekly Dose: The Anatomy Of A Dying Mumbai
If Mumbai was a human body, what would its organs be?
The Weekly Dose: Dengue against the Kejri-wall
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has appealed to the residents of Delhi to join his #10Hafte10Baje10Minute campaign, in which he urges all Delhi-ites to devote 10 minutes at 10 am every Sunday for 10 weeks, to finding and emptying collected stagnant water in their homes and surroundings.