India

Dec
12
The state of obesity in India

The state of obesity in India

Obesity is closely related to where in the "nutritional transition" a family is. Surprisingly, the relationship between the two is a bell curve, not a straight line.
7 min read
Mar
14
The Inverse Care Law

The Inverse Care Law

Socially disadvantaged people get less healthcare than socially advantaged people despite all the efforts to the contrary. Why is this? The Inverse Care Law forms the basis of a framework for getting some answers. But that just brings us to another question. What can we do about it?
16 min read
Apr
30
Genetic data in India: A debate that needs to happen

Genetic data in India: A debate that needs to happen

Breakthroughs in our command over genetic information have the potential to bring the dawn of an era free of inherited diseases like cancer, or if we let it go that way, a brave new world full of designer babies grown in test tubes.
10 min read
Feb
01
Majority Rule and Democracy

Majority Rule and Democracy

The rise of Hindutva does not imply that one needs to change the way the country fundamentally functions. Direct democracy is a solution to nothing: witness Brexit. Giving the people a choice without fully explaining the pros and cons of each option can lead to disaster and instability.
5 min read