July 31, 2006

Butcher Doctors-Beggar Description

Filed under: India n Me,This Gets To Me,Truth of India — Kaveeta Oberoi Kaul @ 8:50 am

If any of you have followed the ghastly expose by the Cnn-IBN team on the beggar-mafia-doctor link am sure you are equally apppalled.

Just how low is mankind in a mood to stoop, is what boggles ones sanity! This is not just a pathetic mirroring of the depravity of a ‘noble’ profession, to me, more poignantly is the glaring truth of poverty, its compellings and abject helplessness. To imagine a human being with sound reasoning faculties, opt for amputation of a vital limb of his body as the SOLE means to survival, is tragic.

As Indians, living in India, poverty is a reality we have learnt to accept and for most part grown immune to. However, news of this level of desperation, left me spell bound. Surely, there must be alternative sources of living..or am I being naiive and ill-informed?

Presently of the three doctors who have been accused, two have absconded. Dr. Bansal, who had been detained for questioning, has been, believe-it-or-not, released for lack of a complainant, says the police!!!

First the suicides of our farmers, then the news of citizens consenting to maim themselves for a livelihood is if anything, a sad take on the edge of economic disruption our country is experiencing.

The disparity of vision is so apparent, when on the one hand there is news of Mukesh and anil Ambani embarking on multi billion dollar plans for a new India notwithstanding the dichotomy of poverty of the level depicted by this report.

So. frankly, where do we stand as a country?? On the brink . poised for a substantial leap on the world scene, or is that an eyewash, a mirage,merely a hypocritical refection of reality?

This feature by CNN has moved me beyond words. The doctors who have exploited the misery of poverty and interpreted it as a method to make a quick buck, is shameful and a disgrace. How do these ‘monsters’ get a good nights sleep? When the days activity includes amputing a healthy limb, is the mind numbed, anaesthetised, to accepting the ramifications of that action?

Wonder who the beggars are? Or, how the doctors are not beggars as much as those who have been fated to be so..


  1. As usual the first to comment ..and this time on the new blog..thank god you r out of blogger..where is the header??

    Now for this news.. yeah saw it on cnn.. very repulsed by the idea..quite ashamed actually that this happens in India..come to think of it, is ours the only country which can boastfully lay claim to this first too?? maybe yes.. even if its is not the first or second or whatever, it does not reduce the ridiculousness(?)of the situation. these doctors need to be flogged

    Comment by Neha — July 31, 2006 @ 2:35 pm | Reply

  2. Hiii Neha,

    Good to see you here..gosh this was a lot of work.. categorising and all of that..haven’t finished as yet..About the header..I dont know where to begin telling you my tale of woe. I decided on this particular template since it promised my choice of header.. I saved a whole lot of them..spending hours browsing n searching.. n then to my dismay find out nothing downloads except the ones in built which are so drab.. so waiting for help in some form..I already have a site purchased from rediff for the past year or so.. but designing etc was a problem so its been lying dormant.

    the idea of blogging is that it should be easy manageable and at a click..if it tends to get tedious then I lose interest…therefore go in for ready templates.. I really dont care about ‘impressions’ n all of that jazzzzz..its your content which has to be worthy of a read..right??

    And i do think we are a first the context you mentioned.

    Comment by kaveetaakaul — July 31, 2006 @ 8:34 pm | Reply

  3. We all are beggers and as far modern India is concern thin thing belongs to metros only otherwise most of Indian cities are same as it was before couple years back. and these doctors and written enough for them…I noticed after ban every one moving from blogger.

    Comment by Tarun — July 31, 2006 @ 11:54 pm | Reply

  4. We had no choice Tarun, except to move out. If blogging has to be a worthwhile experience, it has to be free of ‘magajmari’ mumbaikars so aptly describe.After my last experience with Incable who decided to have a ban at their whim I decided I am outta here..n that was it.

    Despite all that I had heard and experienced of doctors and their ‘mercenary to a fault’ traits, this episode went way beyond all imagination.

    Comment by kaveetaakaul — August 1, 2006 @ 11:49 am | Reply

  5. Nice site..clean and open..i like it:)

    this story is quite shocking..but u know what? when one reads about the infosys in nasdaq and all the big hoo-haa about it, you wonder if they are talking of the same country.If people cannot be given work being able limbed, its a pity they have to cripple themselves to earn a living! iT is so sad.

    Comment by Puja — August 1, 2006 @ 4:54 pm | Reply

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