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Ramananda Sengupta

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 help

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

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

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 to the words of the Dalai Lama’


Move For Global Ban On Trans Fats Gathers Steam

Multi-sectoral social, economic and political interventions are a must if the WHO deadline of 2023 to remove the deadly fat from the global food chain is to be met

18 August, 2020

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

Ramananda Sengupta

Dr Shauna Downs of Rutgers University’s Department of Urban-Global Public Health believes that poorer nations might consume products with more trans fats simply because it is more affordable.


10 August, 2020

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

Ramananda Sengupta

Pushback from the industry and a weak regulator has allowed deadly industrial trans fats to continue in the Indian food chain, says Amit Khurana of the CSE


21 July, 2020

Matter Of Fat: The Good The Bad And The Ugly

Ramananda Sengupta

Dr Shweta Khandelwal explains the dangers of trans fats, and why nutrition is interlinked with so many other variables like fiscal and other policies and the empowerment of civil society.


13 July, 2020

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

Ramananda Sengupta

Given the clear linkages between trans fatty acids or TFA and non-communicable diseases, we must act quickly to cap it, says Dr Rajan Sankar of Tata Trusts.


03 July, 2020

Trans Fats: The Devil Is In The Details

Ramananda Sengupta

India plans to cap the amount of this deadly unsaturated fat found across various food sectors before the WHO deadline of 2023. But some loopholes in the draft law need to be plugged first.


26 May, 2020

5 Easy Ways To Beat The Summer Heat

Ramananda Sengupta

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


08 May, 2020

The Other Side Of Malnutrition

Ramananda Sengupta

The overall prevalence of overweight and obesity is expected to increase considerably in India by 2040, with substantial increases particularly among rural residents and older Indians.


28 April, 2020

The Simple Secret To Good Health

Ramananda Sengupta

Two simple things to keep yourself fighting fit forever


22 April, 2020

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

Ramananda Sengupta

When Dr Simon Hercules' wife, teenaged son and doctor colleagues took his body to Kilpauk cemetery, angry local residents blocked their way. A similar scene played out at the cemetery in Anna Nagar, some five km away.


18 April, 2020

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

Ramananda Sengupta

From evacuating stranded Indians from foreign countries in the middle of the pandemic to setting up quarantine facilities and distributing essential items, the Army has continuously been at the frontline.


18 April, 2020

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

Ramananda Sengupta

These officers and men, who completed professional courses at training establishments in Bangalore, Belgaum and Secunderabad, will rejoin their units deployed in operational areas, mostly in Kashmir and Ladakh.


16 April, 2020

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

Ramananda Sengupta

Some vaccines take as many as 10 years or more to develop. In the case of COVID-19, the earliest one can expect a vaccine is mid to late 2021.


09 April, 2020

Explained: What Are Disinfection Tunnels And Are They Safe?

Ramananda Sengupta

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


Photo Gallery

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during an administrative review meeting, in Murshidabad.

PTI Photo

Senior SKM leaders address a press conference on the future course of the farmers agitation, at Singhu Border in New Delhi.

PTI Photo

Senior SKM leaders address a press conference on the future course of the farmers agitation, at Singhu Border in New Delhi.

PTI Photo

In this file photo, Army Chief Bipin Rawat addresses a press conference in New Delhi. CDS Gen Bipin Rawat accompanied by his wife Madhulika Rawat, his staff and other officials were killed in an IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter...

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In this file photo, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat. CDS Gen Bipin Rawat accompanied by his wife Madhulika Rawat, his staff and other officials were killed in an IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter crash in Coonoor,...

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Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.

Opinion

Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.

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Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

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Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

Family from UP village forced to run around to complete post-death official paperwork and even last rites.

Ashutosh Sharma
Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

Opinion

Dalit-Bahujan Women In Politics And The Missing Narratives

On BR Ambedkar's death anniversary, a look at the 'invisible' history of Dalit Bahujan women in Indian politics.

Dec 02, 2021 Kalyani K

Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta