Mark Manuel

John Abraham Puts The Dish Into ‘Dishoom’, But He Doesn’t Stick His Butt Out For Nothing

John Abraham is back in action today. With Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez in the sleek adventure-comedy ‘Dishoom’ that packs its punch with a cricket-kidnap-drama plot. Knowing John (and I’ve known him since he was a pimply-faced, gangly youngster), he’s not too anxious about the numbers. “The audience should just enjoy the film, let the trade be obsessed with the box office.”
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These Films Show How Sending Doctors To Villages Isn't The Cure For Rural India

"Send doctors to villages" is the splendidly preposterous yet most commonly proffered answer to the burning sociopolitical question: How to ensure good quality healthcare in villages? A character aptly said in 3 Idiots that people often need to be shown "demos", and that is what I will try here. Using instances from some popular films, I will attempt to explain why exactly, in current circumstances, the knee-jerk "send doctors to villages" is an ineffective solution to rural healthcare challenges.