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Living the ‘high’ life

ISSUES Why do musicians turn to drugs, asks SAROOP OOMMEN, when music itself is the best source of a natural high?

The death of Amy Winehouse at age 27 sparked off a burning question: why do musicians and drugs have to be connected, always? The “27 Club” had always been intriguing but more than the eerie […]

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Pressure to perform

ISSUES Can sporting performances be improved using drugs? Y. RAMAKRISHNA lays down the whats and whys of performance-enhancing drugs.

Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games, was one of the first to point out the necessity of protecting sport from the dangers threatening it as an institution. In 1923, in a speech delivered in […]

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It’s death penalty

A CRITICAL CHOICE …between drugs and death — a reason why if you can’t keep off drugs, you shouldn’t even be thinking of stepping into Singapore. HE ZONGYING ZACK

There are a couple of things that come to mind when you mention Singapore — clean pavements, tall buildings, no chewing gum, and the death penalty. Yes […]

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On the drug trail

INDIA’S ADDICTION Drug trafficking and intake is not going to recede anytime soon in India with so many loopholes in the law and its execution. TANYA THOMAS

California sunshine? Snakebite? If you think that these are just the latest entrants on the hard rock scene, you’re terribly mistaken. It’s actually popular lingo for common drugs at […]

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Curiosity doesn’t help

IN AMERICA Organisations like D.A.R.E that spread awareness among school students in the US help in keeping curious youth away from drugs. SRIMATHI SRIDHAR

In today’s growing society like today’s, drug addiction and abuse is not all that unheard of. A general curiosity to experiment can sometimes lead to a dangerous path of addiction that poses […]

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