Articles by: Pradeep Krishnatray

Making Vaccines Mandatory – An Ethical Perspective

Making Vaccines Mandatory – An Ethical Perspective

On June 28, the Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra said that only those who have received two doses of vaccines will be permitted entry into theatres, multiplexes, coaching centres, and colleges. A few days before, on June 24, the Gujarat High Court granted temporary relief to an IAF officer who received a show-cause notice from Indian Air Force over[Read More…]

by 01/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
The Coronavirus as “Adrashya dushman” — an invisible enemy?

The Coronavirus as “Adrashya dushman” — an invisible enemy?

Speaking to farmers on May 14, 2021 Prime Minister Modi called the corona virus, an ‘adrashya dushman”, meaning an invisible enemy. He continued with the war symbolism when he added that preparations are being undertaken on war footing to confront the virus and that the three services — air force, navy and army are fully committed to combating it. The[Read More…]

by 20/05/2021 1 comment India
The link between tobacco and cancer

The link between tobacco and cancer

One in four cancer patient is a tobacco consumer in India. And if you honestly say that you have not seen any smoker suffer from cancer, as is likely, you may still be right because you have seen the other three. You may even agree with Mr. Shyam Charan Gupta, a beedi baron, one of the BJP MPs, and the[Read More…]

by 05/11/2020 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
Health, medicine and Covid 19

Health, medicine and Covid 19

The public health experts, or at least some of them, have begun to put the cat among the pigeons. And the latter are not exactly happy about it. We can witness all the fluttering and flapping in countries such as UK, USA and India. In UK, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) is up against the Boris Johnson government[Read More…]

by 16/10/2020 Comments are Disabled World
Presidents and pandemic

Presidents and pandemic

Well, the United States President becomes the third important leader to be caged. First, it was UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, then the Brazilian President Bolsonaro, and now President Trump. With more than 200,000 deaths, the United States is the worst hit Covid country in the world. With over 40,000 deaths, UK is the worst hit country in Europe. And[Read More…]

by 04/10/2020 Comments are Disabled World
Comparing Prime Minister’s March 24 and May 12 speeches

Comparing Prime Minister’s March 24 and May 12 speeches

Political speeches are often scripted. They not only reveal intentions and priorities, but also the politician’s art of communicating with the people. It is in this context that Prime Minister Modi’s two recent speeches, one on March 24 and the other on May 12, gain significance. To be sure, Prime Minister’s two speeches focused on different themes. The March 24[Read More…]

by 19/05/2020 Comments are Disabled India
The long march home

The long march home

The migrant is returning home. Some on foot, others using various means of transport, some of which never seen or heard before. Some are hungry, some surviving on biscuits. Their stories are disturbing, their sight disconcerting. The long march has weakened their bodies, but not their will. Whatever it takes, the migrant wishes to return home. But what is home?[Read More…]

by 17/05/2020 Comments are Disabled India
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