•  26
    Welcome to the Board, Prof James R. Flynn
    Mens Sana Monographs 7 (1): 210. 2009.
  •  14
    What Propels The Pharma Industry?
    Mens Sana Monographs 5 (1): 121. 2007.
  •  9
    Template for MSM submissions
    Mens Sana Monographs 9 (1): 320. 2011.
  •  19
    Straight Talk: The Challenge Before Modern Day Hinduism
    Mens Sana Monographs 7 (1): 189. 2009.
    _Hinduism, as an institution, offers very little to the poor and underprivileged within its fold. This is one of the prime reasons for voluntary conversion of Hindus from among its members. B.R. Ambedkar and A.R. Rahman provide poignant examples of how lack of education and health facilities for the underprivileged within its fold, respectively, led to their conversion. This can be countered by a movement to provide large-scale quality health [hospitals/PHCs] and educational [schools/colleges] f…Read more
  •  4
    Revised Template for MSM Submissions 2012
    Mens Sana Monographs 10 (1): 208. 2012.
  •  5
    Questions That This Monograph Raises
    Mens Sana Monographs 5 (1): 134. 2007.
  •  43
    The catch 22 situation in psychiatry is that for precise diagnostic categories/criteria, we need precise investigative tests, and for precise investigative tests, we need precise diagnostic criteria/categories; and precision in both diagnostics and investigative tests is nonexistent at present. The effort to establish clarity often results in a fresh maze of evidence. In finding the way forward, it is tempting to abandon the scientific method, but that is not possible, since we deal with real hu…Read more
  •  26
    Notes on a Few Issues in the Philosophy of Psychiatry
    Mens Sana Monographs 7 (1): 128. 2009.
    _The first part called the Preamble tackles: (a) the issues of silence and speech, and life and disease; (b) whether we need to know some or all of the truth, and how are exact science and philosophical reason related; (c) the phenomenon of Why, How, and What; (d) how are mind and brain related; (e) what is robust eclecticism, empirical/scientific enquiry, replicability/refutability, and the role of diagnosis and medical model in psychiatry; (f) bioethics and the four principles of beneficence, …Read more
  •  24
    Modern medicine has done much in the fields of infectious diseases and emergencies to aid cure. In most other fields, it is mostly control that it aims for, which is another name for palliation. Pharmacology, psychopharmacology included, is mostly directed towards such control and palliation too. The thrust, both of clinicians and research, must now turn decisively towards prevention and cure. Also, longevity with well-being is modern medicine's other big challenge. Advances in vaccines for hype…Read more
  •  36
    Action and reason in the theory of Āyurveda
    AI and Society 21 (1-2): 27-46. 2007.
    The paper explores the relation between reason and action as it emerges from the texts of Āyurveda. Life or Ayus (commonly understood as life-span) is primary subject matter of Ayurveda. Life is a locus of experience, action and disposition. Experiences and actions are differentially determined by dispositions that characterize the organism; otherwise all living organisms will be identical. Ayus of each living being is uniquely individual and remains constant between birth and death. In this jo…Read more