Ethics in Tangents: Part 1 – Lessons on Inequity of Risks and Benefits


In a lecture on radiation safety, the teacher had veered a bit into the ethics of peaceful uses of nuclear energy. He explained that it has to be ensured that those working at nuclear establishments for larger good of the society (e.g., energy production, diagnosis & treatment in medicine) despite facing risks to health & […]

Survival of the Fittest – a Counterintuitive Example and Evolution of Man


Charles Darwin (click) had put forth the theory of natural selection (click), which has been defined by Wikipedia as follows: Natural selection is the process by which certain heritable traits – those that make it more likely for an organism to survive and successfully reproduce – become more common in a population over successive generations. […]

A Journey called Life


Every one has dreams, ambitions. I am no different. If an ambition can be likened to reaching the peak of a mountain, then yes, there were times when I wanted to climb atop a mountain that would have brought me glory, and may be, also given me satisfaction. But then, that was the past. I […]