A Meditation On Life And Death, by Sankar Chatterjee

Throughout his professional career, Dr. Bhaskar Sen had been researching for a novel cure of cancer by exploring a complex biological pathway. He just spent an entire night in the laboratory finishing a long-running experiment, en route to his endeavor. In the morning, he came down to the cafeteria to grab a cup of coffee along with the daily newspaper. There, on the front-page, an image of a row of dead citizens from a war-conflicted Mid-Eastern country. They were gassed with a toxic agent, by their own government.

Dr. Sen wondered, “Why do some of us attempt to save lives?”

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