Immunisation is a nexus controlled by big private vaccine makers, mostly foreign, that decides your baby gets 15 shots more for the doctor to make money. Even if the vaccine is useless—not to talk of the huge mark-ups.
This is the age of the Ugly Indian—scrambling for power, breathing its privilege and haemorrhaging with rage when it’s thwarted. Between our colonial past and its inner logic imported into the modern state, have we invented a new feudalism?
We’ve heard of fake encounters, but fake lawyers? There are lakhs of them, duping clients and even judges with court craft, black coats and a smattering of legalese. With degrees bought at dubious law colleges, sometimes even without.