Media Guidelines on Suicide Reporting – India

The recent suicide of popular actor Sushant Singh Rajput has brought to light how ill informed the press is regarding sensible reporting of suicide and how efforts have to be made to spread suicide awareness and prevent copycat suicides. WHO Guideline on Suicide Reporting Emphasises on the following points: Quick reference for media professionals •Continue reading “Media Guidelines on Suicide Reporting – India”

Karnataka CET Delayed after High Court Intervenes

Amidst rising cases in Karnataka, the court has asked for explanation by July 29th. The exams were initially scheduled for July 30th and 31st. Citing the daily increase of about 5000 COVID cases and enforcement of lockdown and other movement restrictions, the feasibility of conducting exams has been seriously questioned. Group fo students and NSUIContinue reading “Karnataka CET Delayed after High Court Intervenes”

AIIMS : Interview for Admissions ?

Interviews have served as tools to enforce discrimination. The recent issue of an AIIMS Student being awarded 1/20 Marks in interview raises questions about the procedure. PGIMER, Chandigarh, JIPMER, Pondicherry have done away with interview. NIMHANS has partially removed it. NEET ensures direct admission based on merit. Now why should AIIMS, continue to have interviewsContinue reading “AIIMS : Interview for Admissions ?”

Sanghi / Bhakt – A psychological analysis

Disclaimer : The analysis is purely for educational purposes. All references are at the end of article. Read full article before commenting. Purpose: This article will help common public understand themselves and those around better. After reading if you identify yourselves as ‘Sanghi’ you can make changes and reform yourselves to a better person. AContinue reading “Sanghi / Bhakt – A psychological analysis”

Porn Addiction may lead to Erectile Dysfunction

A multi-national study concluded that, In addition to other factors, Erectile dysfunction can also be an indication that a patient has an addiction to pornography, said Tim Jacobs, MD, from the University of Antwerp in Belgium, during his presentation. Jacobs and his colleagues looked at the association between erectile dysfunction and porn in a 5-monthContinue reading “Porn Addiction may lead to Erectile Dysfunction”

Vishaka Guidelines – Sexual Harassment at Workplace – India

Vishaka Guidelines against Sexual Harassment at Workplace Guidelines and norms laid down by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Vishaka and Others Vs. State of Rajasthan and Others(JT 1997 (7) SC 384) HAVING REGARD to the definition of ‘human rights’ in Section 2 (d) of theProtection of Human Rights Act, 1993, TAKING NOTE of the factContinue reading “Vishaka Guidelines – Sexual Harassment at Workplace – India”

EWS, OBC, SC/ST Reservation in India Q&A

I am addressing the questions asked by my friends related to this issue and relevant news articles over twitter, facebook and email. Feel free to correct me where I am wrong. Basis of Reservation ? Available data shows that the demographics of people in power is not representative of the overall demographics. This is attributedContinue reading “EWS, OBC, SC/ST Reservation in India Q&A”

Lokpal member Ajay Kumar Tripathi succumbs to COVID 19

Lokpal member Ajay Kumar Tripathi who tested covid19 passes away at AIIMS New Delhi, May 2 Lokpal member Ajay Kumar Tripathi, 62, who was COVID-19 positive died after sudden cardiac arrest in New Delhi on Saturday. Since April 3, he was admitted at AIIMS’s Trauma wherein he was seeking treatment for coronavirus. “Tripathi suffered aContinue reading “Lokpal member Ajay Kumar Tripathi succumbs to COVID 19”