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Vijayaraghavan Padmanabhan is 59 years old, Physician by occupation, married and has two children. Former Professor of Medicine, Madras Medical College. Based in Chennai, India.

His interests include Spirituality, Politics and Economics.


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       Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Quantum View of Medicine and its Implications There is a need for a common and coherent model to understand and assimilate the differing philosophical approaches of conventional and alternative medicine. The quantum view of medicine, by visualising 'quanta' of these three 'Eras', gives a rational basis to comprehend all three.
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       Thursday, May 4, 2017
Intuitive Medicine Any new discovery is first 'intuitive' for the discoverer but later is put to test and accepted, based on 'evidence'. Intuition precedes logic. 'Knowledge' is acquired when the understanding is 'meaningful', whether by intuition or logic. The present tendency to glorify logic at the expense of intuition smothers creativity, makes the academic approach mechanical and reduces learning to mere acquisition of recorded information.
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       Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Ensuring the Success of The Bold Move Instead of going in for a predominantly monetary approach, had the Govt. gone in for a more sensitive psychological cum monetary approach, the way things have unfolded in the on-going demonetization process could have been different. The goodwill of the people towards the 'bold move' should not be dissipated by going overboard in the name of demonetization.
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       Sunday, July 10, 2016
Fixing the Basic flaw in Medical Education and Health Care The incomplete and ignorant notion of Medicine that is widely prevalent not only complicates management by making its application mechanical but also results in Medicine being taught in a mechanical manner based on a curriculum that is built mainly on body medicine. Inappropriate glorification of body medicine encourages unnecessary investigations, escalates cost and allows third parties to take control.
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       Sunday, September 14, 2014
Holding the Hand of God A great man said that 'We are playing into the hands of evil because we refuse to hold the hand of God'.
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       Monday, June 30, 2014
Mr. Narendra Modi and the Economy If Mr Narendra Modi wants to keep his promise to eliminate poverty and work for economic revival of the nation as a whole, two things are needed: Strong leadership uninfluenced by forces that paint a gloomy picture of the economy and sound economic practice of not ignoring selectively, the basic need for 'animal spirits' for economic activity wherever it is needed.

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       Wednesday, January 8, 2014
The Phenomenon of Aam Aadmi Party The common man-oriented approach by the AAP has raised hopes of a new refreshing kind of politics. However there are two fundamental drawbacks in the way our representatives get elected and function that would add up in time and pose a threat to people-oriented governance by even the party with the best intentions.
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       Sunday, September 15, 2013
Real Growth as against Apparent Growth Every successful and sustained material growth story has a hidden spiritual growth story behind it. The foundation or real growth is the spiritual growth. Material growth is only a shadow cast by the real growth. Most people including the governments and the world at large mistake the shadow (material) as real and the real (spiritual) growth as the shadow. The world at large is caught in a delusion.

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       Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Understanding Human Nature and Tapping the Best Out Of It If humanity is to overcome the present crisis of self-centeredness that is overwhelming the best of human nature, it cannot limit itself to thinking in terms of "good" and "bad" or "right" and "wrong." Only by thinking in terms of an imbalance of human tendencies, and trying to restore the balance intelligently, can humanity transcend self-centeredness at all levels and arrest the downhill course in which it now finds itself.

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       Monday, June 18, 2012
The Myth of Economic Growth (GDP growth) After 20 years of "Misery" rate of growth, the Indian policy makers are still fond of GDP and talk of maintaining it at a high level. They feel safer chasing the mirage of well-being that economic growth (GDP growth) seems to promise. The materialistic way of life perpetuated by "GDP growth model" has fallen into disrepute and it is a question of time before a sensible alternative to GDP, like the GNH, is politically accepted.

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       Saturday, January 15, 2011
The Anachronism of GDP growth rate If one takes a total view of China's economy, it may be seen to be predominantly a case of economic wellness with neglect of other aspects of wellness especially political wellness. It is a question of time before China realizes that it is lagging behind in crucial aspects of wellness needed for the kind of development that leads to human well-being and fulfillment.

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       Monday, November 22, 2010
The Independent voter need no longer be a Floating voter An alternative to the concept of political parties has already emerged. Those who feel that nothing much can be done whoever comes to power, now have reason for feeling optimistic.

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       Sunday, June 6, 2010
The Need for a New Economic Vision Though this article is largely a repetition of my earlier article, it reemphasizes the causes of a global phenomenon: the perpetual poverty in rural areas and the growing rich-poor divide.

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       Sunday, January 31, 2010
TAPPING OUR SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE Facilitating the expression of 'conscience' within each one of us through an appropriate political mechanism and integrating it with our day-to-day lives should naturally usher in peace at the local, national and global levels.

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       Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Correcting a Systemic Flaw in Democracy An article that describes how Democracy can fundamentally be improved.

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       Friday, January 30, 2009
An Appeal to Barack Obama A strategy to tackle Terrorism

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       Friday, December 5, 2008
Restructuring the Global Economy With large-scale loss of jobs, rescuing the economy with bailout plans has become a political priority. While generating jobs is necessary, it would be prudent to consider whether what is sought to be bailed out, is indeed the best option available. Should a failed economic system be given life once again?