17February2019

Who killed Baby Falak?

The two-year-old died a horrible death because the system did not care enough to want her to live. A child died and we collectively mourn. She was just two years old. And she fought bravely, but the tubes and wires connecting her to life support [...]

Indians’ growing healthcare expenses concern WHO – Times of India

The World Health Organization (WHO) is worried about Indians’ high out-of-pocket (OOP) expenses to buy medicines. WHO says, 3.2% Indians will fall below the poverty line because of high medical bills. About 70% of Indians spend their [...]

Changes in the Air: Levi Strauss Tries to Minimize Water Use

From the cotton field in rural India to the local rag bin, a typical pair of blue jeans consumes 919 gallons of water during its life cycle, Levi Strauss & Company says, or enough to fill about 15 spa-size bathtubs. That includes the water [...]

Premature babies at risk of heart disease

A new research led by an Indian-origin scientist has found that young adults who are born prematurely show multiple biological signs of risks to future health. The study of 48 volunteers aged 18-27 found that those who were born at 33 weeks [...]

The day Buddha smiled at Pokhran

Former Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) chairman and one of the guiding lights behind India’s first nuclear test, Homi Nusserwanji Sethna, helped India conduct its first nuclear test way back in 1974. A pillar of Indias nuclear programme, Sethna’s [...]

Dr Homi Nusserwanji Sethna: Pokhran-I scientist

A nationalist who was wary of the US, a no-nonsense man and a bold and quick decision-maker.  This is how colleagues described 86-year-old Homi Nusserwanji Sethna, the man behind India’s first peaceful nuclear test in Pokhran in 1974 that [...]

MUST SEE: Ordinary Indians, extraordinary images

Padma Shri T S Satyan (1923-2009), one of the most eminent and earliest photojournalists in the country.  But his never-seen-before compositions, powered by his supreme aesthetic sense, etch into the hearts of his many fans across the globe. Born [...]

Indian Science Safari – English

Indian Science Safari – English

Bhopal victims to protest at Manmohan’s residence

Survivors and victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy have decided to mark 1st November, celebrated as the Madhya Pradesh foundation day, a “black day” in protest against the negligible progress made on the recommendations made by the Empowered [...]

High cholesterol levels in both men & women: survey

Both men and women aged between 25 and 45 in Pune and Mumbai have alarmingly high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in their blood — both considered risk factors for heart diseases, says a survey conducted by Golwikar Metropolis Healthcare [...]