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Contagion and Constitution – Pandemic and Preamble

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Dr Jas Simran Singh Kehal The architect of our constitution felt that it is workable, flexible and strong enough to hold the country together both in peace and war time. If in recent times we have Covid-warriors and Covid war-rooms that means we are indeed at war. Let us analyze how our constitution has fared …

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Economic Democracy amidst COVID-19

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Dr Jas Simran Singh Kehal ”So distribution should undo excess, and each man have enough”, King Lear Act IV, Scene I, Shakespeare. If we translate the original text in accordance with the scene, it means “The spoiled man who has everything, who can’t see the misery around him because he doesn’t feel it himself, should …

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Caste, Class and Corona

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  Dr Jas Simran Singh Kehal ‘Epidemiology is like a bikini; what is revealed is interesting; what is concealed is critical’. This statement by Peter Duesberg, a cancer epidemiologist, at the time of corona virus disease (COVID-19) pandemic carries significance if we take into account gender, social, economic and demographic inequities in India. With about 500,000 …

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What ails Indian Health System?

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  Dr Jas Simran Singh Kehal The theme of World Health Day 2019 is Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere. On the 40th anniversary of Alma Ata Declaration, which declared health a human right for all, each United Nations country, including India signed the Astana Declaration in 2018. It endorsed the critical role of primary health …

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National Girl Child Day in the Age of Sex Selection

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  Dr Jas Simran Singh Kehal India observes 24th January as National Girl Child Day or Rashtriya Balika Divas. This day is dedicated to the welfare of the girl child to ensure that girls are born, cared for and brought up with equal opportunities in terms of health, nutrition, and education. This initiative was undertaken …