Over A Cup of Evening Tea

Roadside amenities: Just another illusion?
Columns, Over A Cup of Evening Tea

Roadside amenities: Just another illusion?

By Dr.K. Javeed Nayeem Our Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has announced that the government will soon set up wayside amenities at every fifty kilometres on all our National Highways. Considering the fact that we have only been hearing such announcements from successive governments since time immemorial without their implementation, the question that naturally…

Forced Patriotism Falls Flat!
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Forced Patriotism Falls Flat!

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD While on a holiday with my family last week I was in Mumbai for three days. It was raining the proverbial ‘cats and dogs’ while we were there which is not very surprising when you consider the fact that Mumbai reportedly gets nearly ninety percent of its annual rainfall…

Taming our Traffic
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Taming our Traffic

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD Taming of the Shrew’ is the title of a very well-known and popular Shakespearean play that I studied as part of our English non-detailed syllabus while I was in the ninth standard. It is a comedy about the experiences of three friends in managing their newly-acquired brides who seem…

Dengue: The Dilemma and the Drama
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Dengue: The Dilemma and the Drama

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD There is no denying the fact that our city is facing the very real problem of thousands of people suffering from a very rampant wave of fevers that frequently end in much morbidity and even mortality. Almost every household has someone who has recently gone through or is going…

The Joy and Spirit of Ramazan !
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The Joy and Spirit of Ramazan !

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD In the year 2009, in this very same column I had written an article about Ramazan, the ninth and perhaps the most well known  month of the Islamic calendar. Thanks to the requests of my numerous non-Muslim friends who want to know more about this very ‘visible’ month, I…

Generic Drugs: The Murkier Side
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Generic Drugs: The Murkier Side

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD Last week, I explained the difference between branded and generic drugs and also told you why most doctors prescribe branded drugs exclusively although they may be considerably more expensive than the latter. Today in our country most branded drugs are manufactured by very reputed companies and because their very…

The Generic Muddle Unravelled !
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The Generic Muddle Unravelled !

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD Of late, there has been much discussion in the lay press about branded and generic drugs ever since reports started appearing in the media about doctors and hospitals swindling patients by making them buy costlier drugs when much cheaper ones are easily available in the market. In yesterday’s Star…

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