ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Sexual Violence for Political Ends

Enough Fools I WAS recently reminded of a folktale describing the biggest fool in a community. The story is that of a man who had to go overseas, leaving his bride of three months. Three years later as he was making arrangements to return to his country and his wife, he was informed that he was blessed with a son! He was overjoyed that his first born was a male and distributed sweets to all his friends! Knowing the practical wisdom usually contained in most folktales, one would wonder at this particular one. Surely no man would be so naive! However it would appear that this type of ignorance is not uncommon among Indians. I refer to the manufacture and marketing of an ayurvedic drug, known by the trade name Select. Vasu Pharmaceuticals of Rajkot, says the drug control authorities verified the nature and indications of the drug before issuing the company a licence for its manufacture.

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