Located in the northern portion of the country, Delhi can easily be described as the heart of the Indian subcontinent. But, much to the dismay of its residents, this city is putting up a fight for life, presently, in order to survive the apocalyptic smog and pollution that made headlines last week. Being enveloped with […]


More than 659,000 newborn babies die every year in India. It is the highest number of newborn deaths in the world. The country also accounts for twenty percent of all maternal deaths worldwide, with more than 150 women dying in India each day due to preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Concerns about maternal […]


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 […]


Reports of new Swine FLu cases trickling in is not good news for Indian Healthcare. The Infrastructure is already dealing with dengue and malaria. More than 12,000 cases have been reported already this year and that is a two fold increase over last year. This week more than 55 cases have been reported in UP […]


A few days ago I was speaking to a friend over phone. Her voice was quivering and I could make out that she was unwell. On further inquiry I gathered that she had chills, fever, pain in the back and joints. On hearing this I was naturally worried as these are some of the symptoms […]


According to research from European non profit Health and Environment Alliance, if India removes its fuel subsidies it can fund almost 24 % of the healthcare needs of the citizens. The study also goes on to say that the savings can help produce 24,000 doctors at Rs 1.7 Crores a doctors (Estimate as per AIIMS […]


A study has revealed that more adolescents in India are now dying of non-communicable diseases (NCD) than communicable diseases. The research has also shown that NCDs and injuries are responsible for a higher number of deaths and Disability-Adjusted Life-Years (DALYs) than tuberculosis, malaria, or hepatitis, which are among the most prevalent communicable diseases in India today. According […]


No disease has captured the satirical imagination of modern India like Dengue. It has been used in popular songs “Sone ki Chidiya, Dengue, Malaria” From the motion picture Shanghai, used in dialogues in movies and provide good content to the budding stand up comics that have mushroomed all over India of late.


As the years roll by, life seems to go full circle, and we find ourselves taking care of and worrying about those parents and elderly relatives who took care of and worried about us in our childhood. Ironically, one of the biggest individual concerns also goes full circle – trying to encourage them to eat […]


“People with physical or mental disability are not only among the most deprived human beings in the world, they are also, frequently enough, the most neglected” Prof Amartya Sen , Leading Economist and Nobel Laureate, keynote at the World Bank   Sadly, the statement remains largely true in the popular discourse for disability development in India. […]

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