Temple priest smashes 8-year-old Dalit boy’s head for prasadam

Temple priest smashes 8-year-old Dalit boy's head for prasadam DC | Bellie Thomas | October 21, 2014, 02.10 am IST Dalit boy Santosh in hospital after a temple priest smashed his head against a pillar Bengaluru: If you’re hungry and a Dalit, don’t go to a temple to eat free prasadam, or you might get... Continue Reading →

, a Manual Scavenger, Not Your Vote Bank

The world of manual scavenging is informed by caste, patriarchy, filth and humiliation. Their only source of "power" comes from politicians considering them a vote bank; yet, without truly understanding their lives, aspirations, and living conditions, how can governments promise them policies that could empower and change their lives? Dhamma Darshan Nigam (ddnigam@gmail.com) is an... Continue Reading →

Savarna tips on child-rearing

The savarna man and savarna woman had been linked together through their cosmic karmas in marriage to bring forth into the world a beautiful savarna daughter. The mother and daughter shared beautiful savarna space through skin to skin contact and savarna breast milk in the luxurious five star deluxe home birthing suite that cost the... Continue Reading →

Letter to Prashanth Nuggehalli, Co-ordinator of Karuna trust about the discrepancies within the organisation and fraudulent publications

Letter to Prashanth Nuggehalli, Co-ordinator of Karuna trust about the discrepancies within the organisation and fraudulent publications Dear Prashanth, It is interesting how majority caste groups now want to take ownership of words like minority and discrimination. To equate your perceived discrimination with that faced by traditionally marginalized communities is not even worth commenting upon.... Continue Reading →

Letter to Medico Friends Circle (MFC) about how tax evasion Companies are taking over our healthcare systems

Letter to MFC about how tax evasion Companies are taking over our healthcare systems - predictably no response   Dear friends, the link talks about how accountancy firms actively support tax evasions for large corporates in many countries. In India, Pricewaterhouse Cooper had brought out a book titled “Emerging health care markets in India’ http://visar.csustan.edu/aaba/PINSTRIPEMAFIA.pdf... Continue Reading →

Letter to mfc about Dr. Srinath Reddy who played a key role in bringing out the 12th 5 year plan for health – response was silence.

Letter to mfc about Dr. Srinath Reddy who played a key role in bringing out the 12th 5 year plan for health - response was silence. Dear friends, Firstly I think Dr. Srinath Reddy has a conflict of interest because of his affiliations to World Bank. Many individuals and organisations are similarly available all over... Continue Reading →

Letter to Bart Criel, Professor of Public Health at the Institute of Tropical Medicine – donor agency to Institute of Public health (IPH) Bangalore

Letter to Bart Criel. Bart Criel, MD, DTM&H, MSc, PhD, is Professor of Public Health at the Institute of Tropical Medicine - donor agency to Institute of Public health (IPH) Bangalore   Dear Bart, The discussions over the last few days have got me thinking. I don’t pretend to know a great deal (because I... Continue Reading →

Letter to Fr. Lawrence, St. Johns Medical college, Bangalore

My letter to Fr. Lawrence, Director of St. Johns Medical college, Bangalore questioning his claims about the college at an interview by a Mangalorean daily. The interview is appended below. Dear Fr. Lawrence, I have a couple of queries/comments for you When you say that so far it has been ‘smooth sailing’ – It also... Continue Reading →

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