Yoga was first introduced to the modern world after Swami Vivekananda traveled and spoke at the Parliament of World Religions which was held in Chicago in 1893. Not only did it introduce Yoga to the west, it also led to re-invigoration of the practice of Yoga in India. Since then numerous Indian and Western health experts have […]


Healthcare continues to see great opportunities  for new ventures in India. It is once in a lifetime opportunity to create new care model that would cover almost 1.25 billion people. I found this interesting infographic from IDC ventures on the reasons why healthcare is ready for new start ups.


Recently, my mother-in-law underwent bypass surgery. While the doctor treating her told her about how her diet should limit fried foods and spicy items for at least 6 months, he did not tell her what other complications she may experience, considering she is diabetic as well. Further, there was no counselling support provided to help […]


As India continues to grapple with the challenge of providing healthcare to a Bullion plus people, it continues to struggle with some basic indicators of good health. In 2013 I had covered the challenges with some of our healthcare parameters that were than some of our neighbors.


Motherhood is perhaps the most challenging phase in a woman’s life – not just because of the of physical changes she experiences, but also due to the wide range of advise she is subject to from family, friends, and the medical practitioners she consults. While advise on motherhood and parenting by friends and family members […]


As part of the Digital India initiative, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendar Modi launched the e hospital program. The program enables patients to take appointments online and links premier institutes like AIIMS and NIMHANS. The other unique feature of this initiative is DigiLocker that enables patients to store sensitive information.  


Diabetes is the new Malaria as far as India is concerned. With more than 80 million known Diabetics in India now and the number I believe is much higher is just that a lot of them are not aware of the condition. But as we continue to think through the strategies to manage the condition, […]


India has a unique opportunity to create a healthcare model that serves the 1.3 citizens. This has to be an integration of primary, secondary, tertiary care with preventive health initiatives. Also this has to involve leveraging technology, in the form of digital transformation as well as gadgets like the smart phone that are prevalent across […]


If you are reading this post, then most probably you are on your way to, in or coming back from office. The last 10 years have seen a significant change in the work culture in India – people’s expectations from life have risen. The middle classes no longer wants self-sufficiency, but have ambitions of ‘making […]


Chemotherapy is one of the treatment options that offer hope to many women with breast cancer. But it can also cause some unwanted side effects ranging from hair loss and constipation, to more serious complications. Accepting a diagnosis of breast cancer is difficult enough, and to add to that, the side effects related to its […]