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Bloodletting Was Actually A Thing

Bloodletting

Yes, the ancient form of medicine that was believed to cure illness or disease. Bloodletting was based on the principle that blood and other bodily fluids had to be in balance to maintain proper health.  It involved the draining of blood from a sick person in the belief that the

Honor Killings And The Fight of The Love Commandos

Honor Killings

Honor Over Shame In a country where arranged marriages are the norm, potential partners are vetted on the basis of complexion, caste, religion, superstition and an array of other factors. Stray from these norms and people are killed over their choice of marriage or partners. The end result is for ‘Honor’.

16-Year-Old Boy Molested, Sodomized By 15 Minors

Child abuse

Sodomy, Rape and Molestation A class 9 student was molested and sodomized by a group of 15 other boys in an open ground in Mumbai. The case was reported today by the boy against 15 juveniles, most of whom were known to the victim. They were either school seniors or society

Thuggee: The Origin of Thugs in India

When a thug murders or robs, the act is called Thuggee or tuggee, the Hindi word for deceit. The origin of the word thug is derived from the act of thugging from an ancient fraternity of assassins. The first mention of thugs in India was in the year 1356 A.D. and have been in operation for over 600 years. Thugs are referred to a band group or fraternity of assassins.

Suicides And Depression In India

Around 1,35,000 suicides occur in India every year. Depression is a myth to a majority of the Indian population, yet 5% of India is afflicted with depression. If you’re sick, you’d go to a doctor, in the same way, if you’re mentally ill, then you visit a psychologist or psychiatrist. Statistically, we have just under 4000 psychiatrists for over 56 million Indians suffering from depression.

The Farming Crisis In India And Possible Solutions

As of 2017, we’ve already had over 17,000 farmer deaths by suicide! And no, farmers are not collectively losing their minds. They’re simply fighting an unfair war of inadequacy- the heavy burden of loans, lack of water, inadequate market rates, failure of crops and lack of Government intervention and support to name some.

Education in India Part 3: sh*t in our Textbooks

We’ve been fed bulls**t in our textbooks on quite a few occasions. But as kids, little do we know the difference. Heck, some adults still don’t know the difference. I think some of the reasons that we have quite a few errors or misinformation in our textbooks are because of error in translation, misprint, lack of qualification, personal prejudice or just plain good ole stupidity.

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