Continuing our practice of getting maverick thinkers and speakers, the IITBAA Pune Chapter has invited Dr. Rajiv Sharangpani to talk about how to lead a healthy and fit life till your last day, and how NOT to get trapped in the so called "healthcare system" which is getting more insidiously commercial by the day. According to Dr. Sharangpani what we have in the developed countries, and now in India, is not Health-care but disease-care. It is an eco-system that tries to maximise return on investment by the various stakeholders - doctors, hospitals, pharma companies, and medical equipment manufacturers. It does this by creating a fear psychosis, and prescribing unnecessary tests, medicines and surgeries, sometimes doing great harm to the "customer", the hapless patients.
Dr Sharangpani has a Masters degree in General Surgery from BJ Medical College, Pune, and a Diploma in Sports Medicine from Cologne, Germany. He practiced surgery for a few years, but gave it up because he felt that many of the surgeries were unnecessary, where there was nothing wrong with the patient. He has since developed his own unique approach and system of physical, mental and attitudinal exercises for staying healthy, and for dealing with health issues if you have them. May of his patients are people who have run from to pillar to post looking for a cure for various ailments, and end up at his consulting room. Most of them leave happy that there is nothing "wrong" with them, and that they do not need surgery or any other medical intervention.
Dr. Sharangpani is a former fast bowler in the Maharastra Ranji cricket team, has trekked in the Himalayas, Africa and South America, and practices and teaches Yoga, meditation, and Tai Chi. He has written many books on health and fitness, and travels widely in India and overseas to lecture. His website is: http://www.drrajivsharangpani.com/
Following are the details of the lecture:
Venue: GSLab terrace (9th floor,Amar Arma Genesis,Above Food Bazaar, Baner Road, Pune)
Date and time: Sunday, July 14, 2013, 11:00am
This is a PAN IIT event. Spouses are welcome.
The talk will be followed by lunch. The damages are Rs 300 per head if you register & pay in advance. Beer will be available for purchase at the venue. Registrations will start from 2nd July.
On-the-spot registrations will be Rs. 400 per head.
People who want to attend only the lecture can do so. They still need to register. The charges will be Rs 100 per head.
You can register now for the talk. After you register you will get an email which gives payment options. Register here
IITBAA Pune Chapter Team