When a 7 year old homeschooler publishes a book….

This is an account of a seven year old boy and his journey of writing and ultimately publishing a book, sent to me by his mother. So … When our son said he wants to write a book, we were like – OK go ahead! At that time we didn’t really think that he willContinue reading “When a 7 year old homeschooler publishes a book….”

Block chain and Medicine

As a Medical Doctor I ask myself what are some potential uses of blockchains in healthcare? Okay, so for those who must be wondering, What is a blockchain? In general a blockchain is defined as a distributed system which records and stores transaction records. Blockchain more specifically is defined as “…a shared, immutable record of peer-to-peerContinue reading “Block chain and Medicine”

Evolving controversy

Evolution theory. It has been a subject close to my heart for many years. Why is it controversial now? For starters, recently [first week of Jan 2018] in India Union minister Satya Pal Singh , who is the minister of state for human resource development had stoked a controversy saying that our ancestors have nowhere mentionedContinue reading “Evolving controversy”

Mughals, British and India

The Moghul vs British debate in social media reminded me of the words of Jesus: A tree is known by its fruits. What did the most ardent Mughal followers of Islam do in India? As Sadguru pointed out, “Building harems after making kafir women their slaves, destroying Indian traditions, destroying temples & building mosques overContinue reading “Mughals, British and India”

Top two myths of Indian Healthcare

I often hear that in India poor people are being pushed deeper into poverty when they have to pay out of their own pockets for healthcare, especially when they avail of private healthcare. We also often hear about the “high cost of healthcare” in the private sector in India which services 70% of India’s healthcareContinue reading “Top two myths of Indian Healthcare”

Air pollution increases risk of childhood obesity and diabetes

A few days back I saw thick black smoke emanating from an illegal roadside garage and stopped to see what was happening. I was shocked to see two men from a roadside garage burning wires made of copper and insulated with PVC, apparently to extract the copper. In the bargain they were spreading carcinogenic fumesContinue reading “Air pollution increases risk of childhood obesity and diabetes”

When the solution is worse than the problem!

If someone were to suggest to you that the solution to your headache would be to shoot your head off, how would that sound? I know it can sound absurd, but to me this whole debate about the solution being offered for the woman who is pregnant but does not wish to become a mother,Continue reading “When the solution is worse than the problem!”