New Age Health Hacks

Exploring the Vulnerabilities in ‘Smart’ Medical Devices As everything from fridges to televisions becomes smarter thanks to integration with internet services, the medical device industry finds itself at a crossroads that has the potential to be as promising as it is dangerous. On the one hand ‘smart’ medical devices have the potential to usher in…

Teaching an old dog new tricks?

How does the National Medical Commission Bill,2016, bode for medical education in India? For a country with fewer than 1 doctor per 1000 people, amongst whom a good chunk of doctors are underqualified[1], India does not seem particularly concerned with how it regulates its medical education institutes. Presently, the body tasked with this vital function…

Jayanth’s views on Cow Protection and Minorities

The Supreme Court, in September 2017 asked the 22 states that have legislature preventing cow slaughter to lay down rules to deal with cow vigilante groups.[1] With the passing of Acts such as the Haryana Gau Sanrakhan and Gausamvardhan Act, 2015, the State has officially lent protection to extra-constitutional groups who have taken the law…

Did Delhi University ignore 300+ RTI applications last year?

In a previous article, I had talked about how colleges and universities have a tendency to remain opaque in their functioning, particularly focusing on St. Teresa’s College and St. Joseph’s College. It’s simple: it’s easy for educational institutes to violate student’s rights & harm their interests. Intervention of a third-person to bring reforms is, thus,…