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Did You WASH Your Hands Today?

Did You WASH Your Hands Today?

Mar 29, 2021 Ramananda Sengupta

Handwashing with soap can prevent thousands of children under 5 from dying needlessly. Here’s how you can...

Donald Trump Or Joe Biden, Times They Are a-Changin'

Donald Trump Or Joe Biden, Times They Are a-Changin'

Nov 03, 2020 Ramananda Sengupta

How India-US ties fared under Donald Trump's disruptive presidency

Wiki Just Killed Me, And I Feel Fine

Wiki Just Killed Me, And I Feel Fine

Sep 27, 2020 Ramananda Sengupta

In our increasingly digital world, we must always remember that the truth might not always be out there.

9/11, And An Interview With A Monk

9/11, And An Interview With A Monk

Sep 11, 2020 Ramananda Sengupta

‘As I recall that fateful day some two decades later, I wonder what would have happened if we had listened...

Move For Global Ban On Trans Fats Gathers Steam

Move For Global Ban On Trans Fats Gathers Steam

Sep 03, 2020 Ramananda Sengupta

Multi-sectoral social, economic and political interventions are a must if the WHO deadline of 2023 to remove...

Could COVID-19 Lead To A Spike In Trans Fat Consumption?

Could COVID-19 Lead To A Spike In Trans Fat Consumption?

Aug 18, 2020 Ramananda Sengupta

Dr Shauna Downs of Rutgers University’s Department of Urban-Global Public Health believes that poorer...

‘When The World Was Banning TFA, We Were Promoting Vanaspati’

‘When The World Was Banning TFA, We Were Promoting Vanaspati’

Aug 10, 2020 Ramananda Sengupta

Pushback from the industry and a weak regulator has allowed deadly industrial trans fats to continue in the...

Matter Of Fat: The Good The Bad And The Ugly

Matter Of Fat: The Good The Bad And The Ugly

Jul 21, 2020 Ramananda Sengupta

Dr Shweta Khandelwal explains the dangers of trans fats, and why nutrition is interlinked with so many other...

‘We Must Fulfil Our Commitment To Cap Trans Fats By 2022’

‘We Must Fulfil Our Commitment To Cap Trans Fats By 2022’

Jul 13, 2020 Ramananda Sengupta

Given the clear linkages between trans fatty acids or TFA and non-communicable diseases, we must act quickly...

Trans Fats: The Devil Is In The Details

Trans Fats: The Devil Is In The Details

Jul 03, 2020 Ramananda Sengupta

India plans to cap the amount of this deadly unsaturated fat found across various food sectors before the WHO...

5 Easy Ways To Beat The Summer Heat

5 Easy Ways To Beat The Summer Heat

May 26, 2020 Ramananda Sengupta

No matter how hot the weather, these five items will help you stay cool. And what’s more, they are...

The Other Side Of Malnutrition

The Other Side Of Malnutrition

May 08, 2020 Ramananda Sengupta

The overall prevalence of overweight and obesity is expected to increase considerably in India by 2040, with...

The Simple Secret To Good Health

The Simple Secret To Good Health

Apr 28, 2020 Ramananda Sengupta

Two simple things to keep yourself fighting fit forever

A Disease That Stays With You After You Die. One That Won’t Even Let You Rest In Peace

A Disease That Stays With You After You Die. One That Won’t Even Let You Rest In Peace

Apr 22, 2020 Ramananda Sengupta

When Dr Simon Hercules' wife, teenaged son and doctor colleagues took his body to Kilpauk cemetery, angry...

Corona Warriors: How Indian Army Is Contributing To Battle Against COVID-19

Corona Warriors: How Indian Army Is Contributing To Battle Against COVID-19

Apr 18, 2020 Ramananda Sengupta

From evacuating stranded Indians from foreign countries in the middle of the pandemic to setting up...

Always On Guard: Special Train, Carrying 950 Trained Army Personnel, Leaves For Jammu

Always On Guard: Special Train, Carrying 950 Trained Army Personnel, Leaves For Jammu

Apr 18, 2020 Ramananda Sengupta

These officers and men, who completed professional courses at training establishments in Bangalore, Belgaum...

Explained: What Is A Vaccine And Why Does It Take Long To Develop One

Explained: What Is A Vaccine And Why Does It Take Long To Develop One

Apr 16, 2020 Ramananda Sengupta

Some vaccines take as many as 10 years or more to develop. In the case of COVID-19, the earliest one can...

Explained: What Are Disinfection Tunnels And Are They Safe?

Explained: What Are Disinfection Tunnels And Are They Safe?

Apr 09, 2020 Ramananda Sengupta

Various versions of these tunnels are springing up across the country without regulatory guidelines or clear...

Pandemics Down The Ages: Starting From Typhoid In Ancient Greece To Covid-19

Pandemics Down The Ages: Starting From Typhoid In Ancient Greece To Covid-19

Apr 02, 2020 Ramananda Sengupta

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, others have wreaked havoc across the world since ancient times

Infobahn To Tokyo

Infobahn To Tokyo

Sep 04, 2000 B.R. Srikanth

Tokyo still wants India to sign the CTBT, but is willing to extend aid and explore partnerships in IT