A couple of days ago I was watching a commercial for a new brand of fitness centers that have sprung up all over Bangalore. The mantra was “Workout to lose weight post-Diwali”. Well, I chuckled at the thought of pain after pleasure; workout after eating all those sweets, but at the same time is losing […]


Healthcare records are a subject for an engaging discussion across the world. In India, we are just seeing the beginning of this debate. On one hand, many corporate hospitals have taken concrete measures to collect, maintain and drive insights from patient health records. While on the other hand valuable data is either not stored properly or […]


We have made tremendous progress in our understanding of healthcare patterns in India. This understanding has been employed in improving certain key parameters. A good example is life expectancy at birth for the Indians.


Finding motivation the time and energy is hard, but it is a lot easier with a fitness tracker. Whereas radical changes in lifestyle and diets never work as sometimes they are too drastic. Fitness trackers on the other hand support fitness and weight reduction by assisting you to attain small victories. Fitness trackers translate all […]


There are more than 20,000 registered startups in India. While Fintech and e-commerce dominate the space, there is an increasing number of startups emerging in the healthcare space. Today organizations like Practo and Portea have become the poster children for healthcare space. While the focus is on funding, in my opinion, what startups need is […]


Diabetes is the clear and present danger for Indian patients. According to reports, almost 50 Million people in India have Diabetes today and the number is actually much higher, it’s just that most people are not aware that they are Diabetic as yet. Some time ago we had carried a detailed interview with Dr. V […]


One of the biggest challenges in India today is that the pattern of diseases is changing quite significantly. Earlier it was not very uncommon to see a large number of Indian citizens dying in the ancient and medieval era and even the British data due to causes like epidemics. A good example was the Spanish […]


Healthcare startups continue to develop in the Indian ecosystem, looking to build solutions can would improve care outcomes in the country. Many of these startups are incubated by larger organizations who are looking to support innovation and creativity in the healthcare space.   Philips HealthWorks is holding its first Bangalore cohort as part of their […]


A few days ago a young man committed suicide in India. The reason was a internet game called the “Blue Whale Challenge” that sends the players a set of 50 tasks as the end of which they are asked to commit suicide. A very obnoxious way to structure a game, nut what struck me was […]