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Doctors versus The People

Cover Story

The two bring forth their arguments

Stories in this issue

Disguised Hinduphobia

Meera Nanda should learn to get her facts about the Hindu tradition straight, and from original sources. Meera Nanda was offered an opportunity to rebut my article, “The Audacity of Ignorance”, and…

Perks of the Job

Three Indians on the Biman Bangladesh flight from Dhaka to Kolkata do what only Indians can. They switch on their mobile phones mid-air. Nothing happens and one lives to reunite with the homeland.…

No Country for Spectators

Rama Munni Reddy has a firm handshake and a mind that is rational enough to realise one thing. When you see several thousand pairs of abandoned footwear, leave. Rama, a man in his 30s, wanted a…

Takes a Few Good Men

MALKANGIRI, ORISSA -In the cutoff area across Gurupriya River in Orissa’s Malkangiri district, from where its district collector was taken hostage by Maoists, you come across several village shacks…

Godhra Tales

GODHRA AND AHMEDABAD - “Aap theek to hain?” The question as soon as I enter his room is characteristic of the man. Back home after nine years in jail, the 70-plus Maulana’s first instinct is to…

To the Poor with Love

The Government gets serious about subsidies in the form of direct cash transfers to the needy A clean Diwali without crackers is as lacklustre an event as a pro-poor Budget. Both miss the headlines…

Visionary Museum

In a bid to reach out to visually-impaired individuals, New Delhi’s National Museum has revamped its facilities, and installed monograms and Braille inscriptions so that the blind can experience the…

Homeless Man Finds Daughter through Twitter

A homeless New Yorker who hadn’t seen his daughter in 11 years was reunited with her this week, thanks to Twitter. Three weeks ago, he was given a cellphone as part of a project documenting the lives…

Luxury Hotel Gets Tails Wagging

A dog behaviour specialist and a lifelong dog-lover have opened France’s first luxury hotel for dogs, named Actuel Dogs. It provides facilities such as a heated pool, massages and ‘doggy jogging’,…

Shanghai Announces ‘One-Dog Policy’

Over 600,000 unlicensed dogs are set to become illegal when Shanghai announces a one-dog policy in May. A biting epidemic led to the upcoming regulation. With approximately 140,000 bite reports…