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 […]


How often do you check the cover of packaged food items for their nutritional value? Most people usually toss it in the shopping cart without thinking twice about what they are about to consume. Given that Indian food is generally high on carbs and there is increasing preference for fatty junk foods, the nutritional value […]


As we complete yet another year, we continue to stare at a TB epidemic in India. As I mentioned in my post last year that we have done precious little and often we seem to be distracted by newer and cooler diseases like AIDS. I was talking to one of the health workers in Karnataka and came […]


  Idli or rice cake could solve some problems of wellness and nutrition in the country. According the the recent breakfast survey done at 4 major metros in India, Idli-sambar came out on tops as the most nutritious breakfast. This combination won over other traditional foods like Parathas and Modern additions like Bread. A mix of rice and urad dal (White […]


Though the role of Pharmaceutical companies in public health is very significant, it has often not been covered very extensively. One good example is the work done by Cipla in Africa to counter AIDS. Similarly Sanofi does extensive work in India to eradicate pneumonia and Novo Nordisk has been active in the diabetic’s space. Many […]