I am a US Qualified Registered Microbiologist-Medical Technologist, operating my own Clinical Lab. I have been an activist advocating consumer, civic, citizen's rights for Thirty plus years & a Frequent contributor to the letters to Editor.

Monday, February 28, 2011

paradoxical statement on Gaddafi

Gaddafi is a nice person" after what is going on for the past 4 decades?
Such paradoxical statements make one wonder about Mr Sajan Lal's balance of mind.
If Gaddafi is so nice then why is there a revolt? Then all the German, African, Romanian, Iraqi autocratic despots were nice too? Nice people do not need force to stay in power.


Kudos to excellent police detection

Nice job police. But the incident should not have happened. It is a shame on our country and culture. The wording of the earlier report, gives the first impression Police refused to register a complaint. Such ambiguous wording should be avoided lest police get blamed for not registering or dissauding the complainants. Now all efforts should be made to ensure conviction of these criminals who for a moments lust ruin the countrys reputation.


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Revolt against such autoraja goondagiri

When are the police,RTO, LEgal metrology and the citizens going to wake up and take stringent and severe action against this kind of auto goondaism? We have been tolerating this criminality and verbal abuse from autos for a longtime. Auto driving, and Politics appear to have become the first resort of criminal elements. We cannot let them hijack the society in this fashion.
Police should file criminal intimidation and assault charges against these goondas in addition to refusal to ply and excess demand.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Rich dont have to help the poor

Are you helping any poor people in India with the money you earn in rupees? Why should people who have struggled to go aborad to make a life for themselves should help poor people back home? Why dont you make the same demands from the likes of Raja, Lalit Modi, and other elected crooks who have made crores for themselves? From tax payers money? What about the national robbers who have kept it all in tax havens? Ask those people not the one or two Indians who have become NRIs. Sachin or other rich do not have to help the poor just because they did well. Such help is never appreciated. It just gets taken for granted and misused.

Read more: Sachin Tendulkar eyeing villa near Kolar - The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/Sachin-Tendulkar-eyeing-villa-near-Kolar-/articleshow/7558921.cms#ixzz1F1vTvTTW

Shame on the society for repeatedly tolerating such incidents

I am disgusted with the lackadaisical attitude of the police. They try to dissuade victims from filing complaints because it adversely affects the crime statistics of the station. They probably know the identities of the criminals , who are influential or well known to them. Otherwise how could they have so efficiently caught them inspite of the vague descriptions? Now it is upto us be it Delhi or Bangalore , as a civilized society to punish the culprits mercilessly and bring a semblance of civility to this steadily rotting society

Read more: 2 foreign women raped near Anekal; 4 held - The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/2-foreign-women-raped-near-Anekal-4-held/articleshow/7576073.cms#ixzz1F1uiCAQU

Friday, February 25, 2011

Rich dont have to help the poor

Are you helping any poor people in India with the money you earn in rupees? Why should people who have struggled to go aborad to make a life for themselves should help poor people back home? Why dont you make the same demands from the likes of Raja, Lalit Modi, and other elected crooks who have made crores for themselves? From tax payers money? What about the national robbers who have kept it all in tax havens? Ask those people not the one or two Indians who have become NRIs. Sachin or other rich do not have to help the poor just because they did well. Such help is never appreciated. It just gets taken for granted and misused.


As a lay man it appears to me that the government's greedy eyes started glowing when they realized how much money was being generated under this tax emeption they provided. So they decided to claim a share of the booty? Looks like rethink on the exemption, unfair and unjust after it has been granted to improve trade and economy.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Irresponsible, immature and stupid act.

Irresponsible, immature and stupid act.
He should not have been a husband, certainly unfit to be a father.
Nothing short of criminal.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

good job police!

'Dead man' lands in police net after 20 years

By: M.B.Nataraj
On: 23 Feb 2011 04:39 am

Good Job Police. Long arm of law finally catches up. However it looks like the criminal admitted to the crimes. It appears he was incidentally,not intentionally caught.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Stop enmasse Unfair Maligning

I do feel constrained to reply first as a patient and then a medical health professional to all this maligning of the profession enmasse.
Yes they are human. and also they cannot beat death. They can relieve pain and discomfort. Only if the patient and family can get that "The BEST" in medicine almost
always is accompanied by extreme sacrifice in quality of life after.
A brief contemplation is necessary.
When you take a case to a lawyer who is unwilling to taking up a weak case and then you find another who will and years and rupees later
you do lose the case you dont hang either lawyer.
In all this the bigger issue is forgotten- whether we can afford the best- read costliest too- treatment, as a country without adequate health insurance and certainly no
government health service to speak of.
Letting a disease take a natural course except for pain and discomfort relief, in many instances may be a better option than fighting it at all COSTS with the same end result
albeit delayed. The paths of action may become clearer if we can recall Reinhold Neibuhr's Serenity prayer at every step: God Grant me the serenity to accept
things I cannot change, The courage to change things that I can and the Wisdom to know the difference, whether we are the doctors, patients or family.

dear mr navneet reply to dr kilara

Dear Mr Navneet,
Differing point of view can be with the diagnosis or treatment. What you say about cancer "I dont think we ever get treatment over" is true for virtually all diseases is it not? and with an ever changing therapy scenario for most of medicine inspite of all the hype there may not be very significant differences in the eventual results.
What ever is the type of illness valuable resources and time are in most instances ideally utilized to make the patient's life quality superlative by indulging in all the things they wanted to have in life and could not or did not have.
Infact in many instances the treatment may be worse than the disease. I do not understand how discussing the disease and therapy threadbare with all and sundry as you have admitted -hopefully in the absence of the patient -helps in making " the days he has left now" (your words)better?
In your - father in law's? -case, there was no question about diagnosis or the treatment given to the patient uptil you met Dr Kilara I understand. Your complaint was she refused to take over the therapy from another centre? That is the differing view point you are referring to I suppose? At most stages of therapy after diagnosis is a judgement call based on the experience or individual approaches of the treating physician. If he or she does not believe that the type and number (to me it looks excessive?) of cycles of therapy you as the patient or patients family cannot insist that she gives in your requests or demands. As far as rudeness is concerned, my 35 year experience in medical field is rudeness begets rudeness from either side.


Let us be fair to Dr Nalini Kilara

Going by patient's version as reported-if it is unbiased?- to be fair to Dr Nalini Kilara, what was sought was a second opinion. Second opinions are before diagnosis and before completion of treatment. It is about the future course of action. Not about review of the past. My own experience is most patients and families do have the habit of making their medical history topic of dinner/coffee table conversation in great detail especially if it is free and confronting their medical advisers with the cons expressed by all and sundry. It is almost as if they are out to prove them wrong. Literally putting them through continuing education program which even medical council of India doesnot contemplate or demand.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Donot parents foist their choices on the children?

if you are a student- you might have gone through it?- if you are a parent you might not see it at all.That is why we as parents are trying to point out. Nobody wants to kill themselves if they are pursuing their choice education love or work etc.
I am saying it as a parent who tried to avoid this trap of forcing our failed ideas and goals on to our children's shoulders.
nri (tokyo)
5 hrs ago (02:41 PM)

Why is everyone blaming the poor parents. Isnt the loss of their child enough for them? I dont see any connection of the parents with the death of their son.
Read more: Engineering student commits suicide - The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Engineering-student-commits-suicide/articleshow/7519006.cms#ixzz1EK9Dgvi7

M.B.Nataraj (Bangalore )
10 hrs ago (09:40 AM)

seems to me as a parent, that we tend to pass on our failed ambitions to the children's shoulders. We do not even seem to think for a moment how can they achieve what we could not? even if all the things we missed we made sure they got? dont they have their own ideas which need to be expressed? We try to live our lives vicariously through theirs resulting in this kind of tragedy.

Read more: Engineering student commits suicide - The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Engineering-student-commits-suicide/articleshow/7519006.cms#ixzz1EKINFBjy

good beginning to trace illegal construction nexus

BBMP giving the list of corporators officials of the ward 83 in the illegal construction matter is a good beginning.
They probably had to under duress from the court.
This will help trace the real nexus between illegal licenses, construction, influence, profits route.
May more such actions follow.
BBMP to demolish illegal structure

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Government and BBMP should take appropriate legal action against KSCA

Shame on KSCA and its authorities.
Bangalore Mahanagara Palike and the government should initiate appropriate legal and disciplinary actions under health, pulbic spaces, discrimination etc rules and laws, which dictate and require commercial organizations to provide basic mandatory amenities.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

President's rule may mean cleaner administration

Actually Presidents rule should be welcome. No bureaucrat without influence or protection from political boss will dare violate a rule/law.He is answerable to courts and people.
So by and large we will have a relatively clean administration. These politicians are hit and run artists. They rob and disappear in a few years. Where as executive government is answerable at all times. See how Maharashtra government is made to pay 10 L as fine for politicians crimes.

Friday, February 11, 2011

whistle blowing should not mean taps to the informant!

Exactly my sentiments. When we see the headlines how government enforcement officials,police,politicians are all involved in most of the illegal activities in the country, how can the whistle blower be assured of his safety? This incentive while laudable has to be read together with the news item that the central government is planning on legistlation to safeguard whistle blowers!


cons of Power

It is obvious from Deorukhkar Shekar's arrest that being close to limelight/seat of power has its cons. They get burned like Icarus the Sun keeps on shining. Beware of powerful peoples misdeeds!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

why are we still paying gulfwar tax 20 years after?

Like tobacco and alcohol, petroleum is a money spinner for the government. Let us also know why we are still paying a gulf war(Iraq if I am right) tax on every liter of petrol we buy 20 years after it is over. The government also knows after a few days of lightning and thunder everything will be back to normal. It also knows increase in price will not reduce consumption. It is a very useful formula for increasing prices.

what is your point Mr Neeli gowda?

By: M B Nataraj
On: 10 Feb 2011 06:10 pm

What is your point mr neeli gowda? Thank you atleast you read my comment and started thinking. and even wrote something about it. I feel grateful that my time was not wasted. You can decide whether I was brainless. or relaxing or investigating? Eitherway it is no skin off my nose. As a Medical Technologist I am trying to put things in perspective so that people do not keep complaining no justice in Mera Bharath. It is as much Mera Bharath as yours and I am proud of it. I would like to see it grow better. Thanks for reading.

Reply | Report abuse

By: Neeli Gowda
On: 09 Feb 2011 09:56 pm

MB Natraj writing with much serious. Making funnys. My country bharath having too many simple poor peoples who not seeing justice. No justice seeing in this entire life. Peoples having no integrity no humanity, no having justice, and all country being with question mark on their face. Natraj funny, engaging is being at home, relaxing investigatoring. Brainless peoples natraj kinds.

when cops stay stop you STOP

Hi I guess you are a youngster? Under 30?
When a cop asks you to stop. YOU STOP. Cops donot have time to teach and explain or listen to excuses. What excuse can you have for driving under the influence of intoxicants or overspeeding recklessly endangering others? Cops will follow the simple rule flight is evidence of guilt. If you are law abiding you stop. Even if it inconveniences you is it not?

Deepak (Bangalore , Indian)
20 hrs ago (09:53 PM)

How can one say that whatever is mentioned is 100% true ??? It could also be an result of an argument of the youngsters and the cops... The youngsters would have commented something to the cop and sped away and this wud have hurted the ego of the cop and sounded a false red alert .... Come on , lets admit it .. there are more drunk youngsters on Bangalores brigade road having races in the midnight and no one arrests them... Why ?? cause they are some MLA's or Mp's relatives!!!!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Science cannot lift veil of Silence- Arushi,Hemraj Murder

Two human beings are dead. The families would be leading the demand for answers if random crime was the primary cause. We citizens and soceity deserve answers because of safety repercussions to all. If the parents are not guilty then they will be found innocent. Due process of criminal law cannot be and should not be obstructed but welcomed.
In a homicide investigation, when not an accident, motive is the most important directing factor. Then the who did and the opportunity. Medical or forensic science can only assist the investigative agencies in directing the search, basically providing yes , no or Maybe answers.
The answers can only be as accurate the questions. For example Who died first, It seems to indicate that Hemraj died earlier so he could not have killed Arushi. If the two times of death are too close for sicence to tell apart then Maybe will be the anwer.
That will decide the court if the accused is guilty beyond reasonable doubt. Science cannot lift the pervading blanket of human silence around the motive. Not even brain mapping or lie detector test or Narco analysis. They are all inadmissible evidence. They should be because they are inaccurate. Using such inaccurate methods to further criminology will damage the Science and miscarry justice.


Tuesday, February 08, 2011

freedom is not license

If they cannot respect the host country's laws, instead endanger its citizens and properties they should be deported. They cannot misuse the freedom not available in their own nation. It is not a license for behaving the way they please. They should be punished to the maximum extent law permits as a lesson to other similar minded criminals.


Racist discrimination even in compensation

The Australian government can spend 8 plus million on a bungled investigation.
Even after admitting it they only pay a measly sum of 1.8 million as compensation?
They donot care about destroyed reputation of a thirdworld country's minority citizen,
Frankly no amount could compensate for the torture heaped on an innocent man.
Recently an afro american was released after 38 years in jail wrongly convicted.
This stinks of racist discrimination.
Had it been a white skin and not named Haneef, I am sure they would have paid 5 to 10 times the amount.
Shame on Australia.

Monday, February 07, 2011

consumer the king

Good slowly consumer is turning out to be the king. Thanks to consumer fora and other consumer grievance redressal mechanisms.
But still they got away lightly. They should have paid for mental agony and all incidental expenses. "Settling" the matter should include punitive damages otherwise there is no lessons learnt for businesses.