Profile of Kavery Nambisan
Genes define the individual. Siddhartha Mukherjee’s poetic exegesis charts its thrilling discovery and its current significance in ethical medicine.
The ordinary man lives in a world apart from the well-heeled ranks and a thriving, upwardly mobile middle class is not as visible as in India.
A brilliant look at ageing, illness and approaching death shows how modern medicine fails on the emotional frontier
The facts revealed here are much like journalistic reporting and so it could have worked as non-fiction. As a novel, it does not.
A three-year MBBS for doctors in villages could be a cure for all
The abortion law should have the provision for cases outside legal limits
Then this first-person medical report is a must-read. For all its lapses, it's an honest spot diagnosis.
Docs in villages need to be multi-skilled. For, there are very few of them.
"I love food but keep things simple," said Dr Sad. "This meal hasn't cost more than ten rupees." Sad could get away with serving dinner to a guest and then announcing how cheap it was. The joint-runner up entry in the third Outlook-Picador Non-Fictio