Monday, March 14, 2011

Euthanasia and the case of social welfare

A highly debatable topic of Euthanasia is doing the rounds these days. This is the case of Aruna Shanbaug, who was brutally raped around 4 decades ago. Aruna, has been in a vegetative state ever since. Recent videos, show her plight and its very disturbing to say the least. To me it was depressing. I wonder how many people in our country have the right to live with dignity. A recent survey has shown that wealthier people are becoming poorer due to rising costs in healthcare. To me this is again a very disturbing phenomenon. However I am not thinking only of the costs but also about the state of mind when someone goes through all this and asks a fundamental question - Do we really have to live with all this? Will our death make an important difference? The kind of bad lifestyle and their purpose to live being crushed under a deluge of money, may make people really ask for death. Of course this may sound far fetched now but its not impossible. It is high time the government woke up to social welfare in its country thereby making our country a much better place to live.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Scams and Amnesty

The recent few months has been nothing less than a quicksand swallowing the people of India.
There seems to be no way out of any of these, as some new scam would overshadow the previous ones. However, there is a silver lining, and that is the issue of black money hidden in foreign banks. The government is sheepishly and sluggishly trying to initiate the return of black money which took a flight from India. All these scams, and the entire system seem to suggest that the government may resort to the amnesty carrot. All the money can never be recovered, and this is one of the best options.