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Doctors, lawyers and academics on strike

A thinking man's guide to the angst of the professions

Ajit Balakrishnan 

Ajit Balakrishnan

I stare stupefied at headlines like these: One from last June said, 800,000 doctors in India on strike “demanding better working conditions”; this one from November: Bar Council of India calls for a lawyers’ strike across all courts in Delhi protesting “brutal police action”; and another from last December: Delhi University teachers’ association calls for indefinite strike “demanding absorption of temporary teachers”.

As a product of an Indian middle-class family in which my father and grandfather were doctors, my uncles, aunts and cousins were ...

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First Published: Tue, March 03 2020. 23:48 IST
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