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Times of India 11th Nov 2010 carried a news item “All four accused held guilty of ragging Aman Kachroo to death.”

Times of India 11th Nov 2010 carried a news item “All four accused held guilty of ragging Aman Kachroo to death” and went on “A sessions court today convicted four medical students accused of ragging their junior Aman Kachroo to death in Himachal Pradesh last year”.

Ragging – is just a word to those who have not experienced it and hence all of us will not fathom the grief of Mr Rajendra Kachroo, father of Aman, when he expresses his disappointment on the quantum of punishment.

Let us try and understand what Ragging is like?

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Maladjustment & Stress

Adjustment disorders and stress – When a person’s capacity to adapt to a new scenario is overwhelmed by events, stress results. The event may be insignificant, if considered objectively. Even favourable changes like promotion (stress of coping with increased responsibility) and relocation (stress of adjusting in new environment) may cause stress.

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Stress related sudden deaths

Ravimohan, 52; Ranjan Das 42 – two of the recent sudden unexpected death(s) that rocked the corporate world!
Handling insurance claims, it is now common to get cases of men (yes! Only men) who succumb to a heart attack between 28 and 35! And mind you these are proven after an autopsy shows a pale patch of recent infarction and most large branches of coronary artery with large atheromatous plaques.

Such instances of sudden death(s) bring forth the question – ‘you eat well; you exercise regularly BUT are you truly healthy?’

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Enough sleep: MUST for stress free life

Sleep is NOT an option! It is indispensable!

Consequences of Poor Sleep

Irritability, depression.

Explosive outbursts & mood swings.

Increasesd risk of vehicular accidents.

Poor work performance & memory lapses.

Problems at work; marital and social problems.

Increased risk of acidity and heart disease.

by: Dr C H Asrani


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