Puneeth Rajkumar’s Death Stirs Debate on Extreme Workouts and Sudden Cardiac Deaths

THE PREMATURE DEMISE of 46-year-old Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar due to a heart attack in late October has raised uncomfortable questions about extreme workouts in non-sporting professions that often celebrate taut bodies as a mark of career success. Transforming oneself into a lean, mean male with a wiry, striated physique is the holy grail for … Continue reading Puneeth Rajkumar’s Death Stirs Debate on Extreme Workouts and Sudden Cardiac Deaths

The Quest for Immortality and the War on Death

LENNY ABRAMOV, A CHARACTER from novelist Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story, declares in his diary that he is never going to die. Why? Because he thinks the technology for it is almost here. ‘As the Life Lovers Outreach Coordinator (Grade G) of the Post-Human Services division of the Saatling-Wapachung Corporation, I will be the … Continue reading The Quest for Immortality and the War on Death