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 |  11-minute read
Cancer, Safdarjung hospital, Doctors apathy, Doctors Strike

My mother saw doctors as angels. She died of cancer because doctors treating her didn't care about her

If the medical profession is truly noble, then doctors cannot possibly be on strike and claim moral superiority.

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 |  8-minute read
Doctors, West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, Assault on doctors

Here’s what happens at a casualty ward. Read this before you justify your anger against doctors

Never, in the 365 days of my internship, was my safety my focus. It was always about the patient, and the patient only.

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 |  5-minute read
Brahminism, Harappan civilisation, Three-language formula, National education policy

Skipping The Biggest Lesson: BJP’s draft National Education Policy tries to compete with madrasas, misses crucial learning

The policy pays no attention to teaching children the dignity of labour. This lesson is a must though for any society which wants to grow and be developed.

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 |  3-minute read
Marriage, Supreme Court, Yogi Adityanath, Prashant kanojia

Yogi Adityanath vs Prashant Kanojia: This is what could have really hurt Yogi ji

Prashant Kanojia is neither Yogi’s uncle, nor his aunt. Nor his neighbour, not his colleague, nor his beautician, nor his gym trainer. Then how could he pose that particular question?

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 |  5-minute read
Communalism, Crimes against children, Kathua rape, Aligarh murder

From Kathua to Aligarh: We have to stop sacrificing our children on the altar of some people's twisted political correctness

A society that can't safeguard children has no right to talk about the rights of the perpetrators. No identity, religious, caste or economic, is more important than the safety of a defenceless child.

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 |  4-minute read
Gang Rape, Aligarh child murder, Aligarh rape, Kathua rape

What the Kathua rape victim’s letter to the Aligarh victim might have said

We were both killed mercilessly by men from across the religious divide. But, little one, what we suffered goes beyond all divides. Why don't those fighting for us understand this?

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 |  4-minute read
Linguistic chauvinism, Hindi imposition, Tt krishnamachari, Cn annadurai

Anti-Hindi Imposition: Why South India can never accept Hindi as the link language

As a govt proposal to introduce Hindi learning to the South stokes up decades-old resistance, it is clear the opposition to Hindi has gone nowhere. That's despite several Hindi-speakers working in the South.

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 |  3-minute read
Braille, Education, Blind, Disability

I will never know how this world looks. But my life is colourful

I studied at a regular school. Yes, I was alone. But I was not afraid.

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 |  Know Your Enemy |  3-minute read
Mango varieties, Alphonso, Mangoes, MangoKnow Your Enemy

So Aam, So Boring: Why I think the mango is such a vastly overrated fruit

Despite being surrounded by the most famous mangoes in the world, I have always found them utterly dull. Except for one.

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 |  2-minute read
Jai shri ram, Anti-national, Salman Khan, World cup 2019 india

Bharat and Freedom: I sat out the national anthem twice. But I'm not an anti-national. Then why?

The fear of being accosted, beaten up or mobbed was so real. Yet I remained firmly seated.