Random thoughts on healthcare
From the medical science angle, the most basic
change in healthcare in the past decades has been our view of human
biology, and the way we see the individual. Previously we used to
visualize the individual purely from a biological and molecular
level as a “Case”, but now we see him also from a cultural angle, as
part of a family and society, and this has altered the way we look
at health and sickness. Therefore we now know that simple disease
models are not enough, and we have to understand how personal and
collective behaviours contribute and give rise to disease, and
therefore regard the whole family and the community as the
Student politics, anomalies and responsibilities
I recently wrote about vandalism, focusing on
two university students who had been arrested for defacing a wall
with graffiti and extrapolating to other forms of defacement of
public space, especially by politicians. A friend of mine, agreeing
with my general thesis, faulted me for not elaborating on the plight
of undergraduates, their right to protest and the need to respond to
Are Sri Lankan women visible only statistically?
A woman's place is in the home - that's what
they used to say long ago. Today, only few would endorse that view.
Ask ten of your male friends. Eight of them would agree that there
should be equality in employment and wages. Seven would also agree
that women should have the same rights under the law as men do.
These are statistically proven facts.