Nov 22, 2014 05:01 PM
In a ‘risk society’, social media should be a positive force, and public health systems should focus on prevention of epidemics. Neither science, nor the politics in power, nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even the military a
Nov 22, 2014 04:04 PM
Depression can be debilitating and the transition to a sense of wellness can be challenging. In the first of a series, the writer offers some answers. Thirty years ago, when I was a Masters student of psychology, the term ‘depression’ and its
Nov 22, 2014 04:50 PM
Women continue to pay the price for the government’s desire to fast-forward population control programmes through sterilisation. Should we forget about the 14 poor women in Chhattisgarh who died earlier this month? Can we write this off as a
Nov 22, 2014 04:24 PM
Deepti Kapoor talks to the writer about her debut novel, her influences and on being shortlisted for The Hindu Prize 2014. Once upon a time Deepti Kapoor was a journalist. Now, like many of her tribe, she has written her first novel. However, it is neit
Nov 22, 2014 04:17 PM
Designer Manish Malhotra on his latest collections, and surviving in the Indian fashion industry for a decade. “I love colours!” Even without this proclamation, we have come to associate Bollywood’s favourite designer with colours, glit
Nov 22, 2014 04:57 PM
Facebook and Apple’s offer to pay for female employees to freeze their eggs and delay pregnancy has generated much controversy. Why all this angst? At 46, my classmate was reasonably certain that she could not hope for a baby any longer. But a rout
Nov 22, 2014 04:44 PM
Every religious culture is flawed because it was created by flawed men. A struggle for the people of any ‘nation’ is in imaging themselves as ‘one’, bringing together what is in actuality a collection of multiple co
Nov 22, 2014 04:37 PM
Educating the community and dispelling myths play a key role in dealing with pandemics like Ebola. Let us start with facts about Ebola. Ebola Virus Disease first appeared in 1976, in what are today the countries of South Sudan and the Democratic Republic
Nov 22, 2014 04:34 PM
A look at the attempt to revive the rare Kodali Karuppur sari. Hardly any documentation, very few pieces preserved for posterity, a languishing craft… this is the story of the Kodali Karuppur sari. Despite attempts made to revive the craft —
Nov 22, 2014 04:11 PM
A therapeutic alliance and an interdisciplinary approach work well for patients with epilepsy. Epilepsy was once considered a manifestation of gods, demons, spirits and their disaffection with humankind. Its treatment in ancient times involved a range o
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