Mum’s not the only word

A parenting class in the U.S. for soon-to-be fathers sheds light on the role men play in child and family well-being In a conference room at Northwestern Memorial Hospital on a recent evening, in Chicago, U.S., a group of men sat down for a class on pregnancy and childbirth led by Dr. Craig Garfield, a
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There must be an inquiry into how allocations for organ transplants are made in Tamil Nadu Transplantation of human organs is today a mature programme in many States, making it possible for people with kidney, liver, heart and lung failure to extend their lives. Heart and lung transplants are expensive and less widely available, compared
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Minister was responding to Archbishop’s call for prayers Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday that he had not seen the letter by the Archbishop of Delhi, Anil Couto, asking for a prayer campaign in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, along with an appeal to fast on Fridays. “I have not seen
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Muslim Indians should accept a uniform civil code that promotes gender justice and social equality The argument for a uniform civil code (UCC) is irrefutable in a modern nation state as long as it is rational, non-discriminatory and promotes social equality and gender justice. Multiple legal codes flout the principle of equality before the law.
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Understanding Draupadi, Kunti and Gandhari What do Draupadi, Kunti and Gandhari have in common? In the Mahabharata, they are all wronged and they, in turn, wrong others. What sets Irawati Karve’s slim telling of the epic apart from other versions is the stories of these women. The 217 page-long book is also a feminist understanding
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It is simply mistaken to presume that the stronger our identification with a country or community, the harder it is to recognise or acknowledge its wrongs It seems counter-intuitive to be critical of something we revere, to publicly acknowledge wrongs committed by the very nation to which we owe loyalty, to detect moral flaws in
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If we base our view of the world on quantitative trends over history rather than on news, we will get a different picture of the state of humanity, says the cognitive psychologist Professor Steven Pinker is a cognitive psychologist at Harvard University. His popular science books have dwelt on how we learn language and how
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Supreme Court expresses concern about the cherished value of the liberty of an individual Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Monday said the three judges on the Bench, in their collective experience spanning many years, had not come across a case like the Hadiya one. Justice Misra said they would have dealt with more
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Rational temper cannot be reduced to scientific reason. Reasoning about what is really good for us is integral to it Humans cannot survive without evidence and reason. If you aim to live, then on seeing a cobra you better recognise the evidence that it is venomous and run for your life! Instrumental rationality is a
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Requests MCI to issue guideline The participation of doctors in State executions — a hotly debated ethics issue across the world — has now been taken up by the Indian Medical Association (IMA). The national body of over three lakh doctors has written to the Medical Council of India (MCI) requesting that a guideline be
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