EDITORIAL
Ethical Moorings

Ethical Moorings

In today’s power-hungry world, the Medical Council of India’s latest attempt to shrink its own jurisdiction area has left most of us baffled. Out of the blue, it has reinterpreted its code of ethics regulations as being applicable only to individual doctors and not doctors’ associations. more

Democracy, Diktats and Doctors

Democracy, Diktats and Doctors

“I am a Doctor.” The instant reaction to this statement in a layman’s mind varies from respect, admiration and/or interest to envy! And why not, after all medical practice is one of the most coveted careers in the country. It earns you reverence, money, power and all the good things that come with these. However, what most people fail to see is the intense, rigorous hard work and long years of toil and dedication which goes into its making. Where the rest of the students graduate in a maximum of 3-4 years, the MBBS students have to devote five and half years of the prime of their lives to get the degree. more

Sinister Minister!

Sinister Minister!

A doctor is a life-saver, care-giver, God in human form and what not! It is the noblest of professions, one which needs lifelong dedication and millions of sacrifices on one’s part. They work and serve with no fixed hours, often leading to zero personal life. Yet their own profession at times is unable to save them from the monstrous activities by the very mankind in whose service their lives are dedicated. more

Ranbaxy Ripples – need for a sneak peak within!

Ranbaxy Ripples – need for a sneak peak within!

India, the land of diverse cultures, does have a common aspect among all – i.e. our culture of acceptance. As we grow up, we are never encouraged to ask too many questions. Probably, this is well manifested in the current debate over the Ranbaxy drugs in India. more

Who needs a LIE – SENSE?

Who needs a LIE – SENSE?

In the background of the seemingly hopeless move by several state governments to allow persons with a degree in AYUSH (Indian system of medicine — Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) to prescribe allopathic or modern medicines, a recent notice by the Directorate of Health Services, Government of NCT Delhi, appears to be a light of hope. more

A Bit of This and A Bit of That!

A Bit of This and A Bit of That!

Our teachers have always asked us to be the master of one thing that you do in life and not to try becoming a Jack, who knows a bit of everything. As kids, we always wondered what was wrong in knowing everything. The answer, as we grew up, became crystal clear. It is impossible to do two kinds of work perfectly at a time, and the concept of multi-tasking is best suited to computers only. more

Police-giri in Solapur

Police-giri in Solapur

Bollywood has often shown us that in India misutilisation of power is a common practice, be it by the politicians, the diplomats or even the police. Seeing those, we often wondered whether these stories are simply dramatic exaggerations or there is still some reality attached to these. more