Aruna Shanbaug can live (part 2)

Michael Cook | 10 March 2011
In the case of the brain-damaged woman Aruna Shanbaug India’s Supreme Court has created an important legal precedent, but it may have failed to clarify some important issues.

Aruna Shanbaug can live (part 1)

Michael Cook | 09 March 2011
Aruna Shanbaug, the brain-damaged woman who has lived in a Mumbai hospital for 38 years, should continue to live, the Supreme Court of India has ruled.

India’s Terri Schiavo awaits her fate

Michael Cook | 05 March 2011
The fate of an Indian Terri Schiavo will be decided on Monday by the Supreme Court in Delhi. Aruna Shanbaug, a Mumbai nurse, has been in a coma since 1973, after she was strangled and sexually abused in a hospital ward.

Euthanasia: the musical

Michael Cook | 13 November 2010
It had to happen: a musical about euthanasia. Of course, nearly every film coming out of Bollywood is a musical, but director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has tried to make Guzaarish (The Request) a lush melodrama with Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai in the lead roles.

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