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`Many doctors are simply businessmen'

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2014
Why did you raise the issue? Australian doctor David Berger, who worked in a small hospital in a Himalayan state, wrote that corruption is rife in Indian medical care and nobody seems to want to do anything about it. So I thought we should get together and do something. The first thing I did was to write an editorial for our journal.

Jugaad of Indian innovation

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2014
Nothing perhaps sums up India so well as jugaad. A Hindi word that means a makeshift solution or a creative improvisation, jugaad is the science, art and philosophy of what makes India tick. Need a critical part for your fancy imported washing machine? The resourceful electrician will do a jugaad with a local thingummy and make it work. Have a problem with your vintage car’s radiator?

Security threat to hornbill

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2014

Brief history of a line

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2014

Ferment food for the gut

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2014
Ever wondered how food was preserved at a time when there were no refrigerators or electricity, only Grandma or Mother Nature to turn to? It was the practice of either fermentation or dehydrating food, that preserved eatables.

Solar push for Railways

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2014

How to cure corruption in healthcare

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2014
Corruption in the healthcare sector is old news. Almost everybody in the country has been a victim of some form of graft or malpractice—be it inflated bills, wrong diagnosis, or substandard treatment. So it comes as little surprise when a foreigner who has worked in the Indian medical system says, “kickbacks and bribes oil every part of the Indian healthcare machinery”.

An order of chaos

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2014

Budget can't bring change

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2014
The first budget of a new government is always an occasion to gauge the direction it will give to policies. In case of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the hope for change was overwhelming because change was a promise loud and clear in his election campaign. The first sentence of finance minister ArunJaitley’s budget speech termed the party’s victory a verdict for change.

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Issue Date: Aug 15, 2014
 
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