Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicStigmatisation

Topic: Stigmatisation

Netflix’s Sex Education is the closest we’ll get to ‘that’ conversation in India, for now

Conversations about sex make Indians uncomfortable. Even in school, where we are supposed to be educated, sexual health is a chapter best not taught.

Bihar family hides mom’s Covid infection from villagers, but feeds 600 at her funeral feast

In Bihar's Rohtas district, family of 85-yr-old Urmila Devi delayed getting her tested, then hid her Covid status over fear of social boycott. But nearly everyone turned up for funeral feast.

On World Suicide Prevention Day, let’s resolve to remove stigma about mental illness

One-fourth of 1,069 respondents in a cross-sectional study reported having the idea of death or self-harm during the Covid-19 period.

From India to S. Korea, social stigma & harassment are hurting Asia’s virus testing efforts

Harassment and prejudice could undermine the goals of all the disclosure about Covid-19 cases in the first place: Containing community spread.

Zee News, India TV, News18 India have OCD. They are still stuck on Tablighi Jamaat

Hindi news channels are not listening to the pleas of Modi and Bhagwat who urged people not to stigmatise any particular community during the Covid crisis.

Marking Covid-19 patients should not leave a social mark in India

The act of marking carries historical baggage. If India wants to mark those infected with coronavirus, it must think of sensible ways that don’t outlive the crisis.

On Camera

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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