Saturday, April 5, 2008

The caste of medicine

Ravish Kumar is one of the funniest people I know. He is also one of the most most talented journalists I know.
He wrote a piece on his blog about how in Bihar, a chemist can "look at the prescription and tell the caste of the doctor" -- an irony-filled piece about how caste plays into the health sector there. What happened next -- including a death threat to a person quoted there -- is detailed here in this extract by Mr. Avinash Das in Mohalla, the most popular Hindi blog.
(All photos by the author, except when credit mentioned otherwise)