Month: April 2011

  • Dear Doctor, Why Do You Care How Many People I Sleep With?

    Dear Doctor, Why Do You Care How Many People I Sleep With?

    I am a doctor, sometimes, that is my shame. Dear fellow professional: Did someone ever teach you how to ask someone their sexual history? Did you get any systematic training  in handling sensitive issues? Do you know if you sound judgemental while posing a question to a patient? Do you know there are professional and…

  • Ignorance, Drunkenness or Racism?

      At the pub yesterday: I am nursing my glass of  Belgian beer,  Latin rap (yes, it exists) is playing in the background. Caucasian male sitting next to me, to the bar tender: “Whats this music? its kind of offensive, don’t you have The Rolling Stones or something?” Bartender: “I’m sorry but the theme for…

  • P Sainath delivers The Inaugural Maharaj Kaul Memorial Lecture at UC Berkeley

    P Sainath delivers The Inaugural Maharaj Kaul Memorial Lecture at UC Berkeley

    Pay-to-print”: How Media Corruption Undermines Indian Democracy   Was the title of P Sainath’s illuminating speech about the dangerous undermining of the 4th estate of india by corrupt practices. Maharaj Kaul (1940 – 2009), a UC Berkeley alum, was a tireless campaigner against injustice and for peace, founder of groups such as India Relief and…

  • Childhood sexual abuse awareness month- april 2011

    Childhood sexual abuse awareness month- april 2011

    A bunch of concerned bloggers are spreading awareness about various aspects of Childhood sexual abuse using blogs and twitter. I am really happy to see so much concern, as well as the positive response they are getting. click on the image above to find out more, and follow them on twitter because they are tweeting…

  • Concluding remarks- Hitler’s faith

    This is the second part and conclusion of Hitler’s faith and the church, you can read part one here.[click] Darwin’s theories were new, radical and changed the world and shifted many an equation. They resulted in new thinking, great advances in science and towards a greatly improved understanding of the world. They also lead to…