Aruna Shanbaug can live (part 2)
Michael Cook | Mar 10 2011 | comment  
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 | Mar 9 2011 | comment  
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 | Mar 5 2011 | comment  
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 | Nov 13 2010 | comment  
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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