Killer ‘Blue Whale’ banned in India

As a reaction to the on-going ‘Blue whale’ saga, the government has now sent a letter seeking to remove the game from all major sites to make it inaccessible to the vulnerable and innocent minds

Killer ‘Blue Whale’ banned in IndiaThe government has finally taken a lead in the ‘Blue whale’ saga that seemed like a never-ending episode. Ever since the news of a 14-year-old committing a suicide in Mumbai has come out in the media, the country has been searching about the game and its availability, majorly to feed their curiosity. Reportedly, the boy’s […]

‘Mother’ in Sushma Swaraj grants medical visa to a Pakistani girl

Ailing Pakistani girl gets a medical visa from Sushma Swaraj after requesting her on twitter by calling her 'maa'

‘Mother’ in Sushma Swaraj grants medical visa to a Pakistani girlOn August 14th, Faiza Tanveer, a 25-year-old from Lahore, tweeted to the External Affairs Minister of India, Sushma Swaraj, asking her to grant her a medical visa to get treated from Inderprastha Dental College & Hospital, Ghaziabad,Uttar Pradesh.  The highlight however was, Tanveer referring to Swaraj as her ‘maa’ (mother), one of the cutest things […]

‘Keep dahi handi out of money and politics’

In 2009, Bhiwandi resident Nagesh Bhoir, who met with an accident during dahi handi, appealed to the government for capping the height of the human pyramids. While, his friend also opined that the mandals shouldn’t politicise dahi handi and some concrete measures should be taken regarding the same

‘Keep dahi handi out of money and politics’In 2009, Nagesh Bhoir, a Bhiwandi resident who was 22-years-old, fell on the ground from the topmost part of a human pyramid and suffered a spinal injury. His lower body was paralysed, after which, he is bed ridden. It has been seven to eight years, since the unfortunate incident occurred. But still, the memories of […]

Pune’s ‘Maitra’ to help mothers of special kids to relieve stress

Parenting a special child requires a lot of stamina and patience. Considering this, a social group in Pune has come forward and started conducting sessions for mothers of special kids for relieving their stress

Pune’s ‘Maitra’ to help mothers of special kids to relieve stress“Our lives revolve around our kids. Parenting of a special child is more challenging than that of a normal child. As human beings we also want change to refresh our minds,” said Neeta Bhatwdekar after the session for mothers of the special children arranged for the first time by Maitra a social group in Pune. […]

Wife saved four lives by donating her husband’s organs

After knowing that she has lost her husband forever, one courageous wife donated her husband’s organs after he was declared brain dead

Wife saved four lives by donating her husband’s organsFour lives were saved by a woman who donated her husband’s organs after he was declared brain dead at Charni Road’s Saifee Hospital. Even though she knew that she has lost her husband, she mustered courage and decided to donate his organs. 61-year-old Ganpat Mohite (name changed) who lives in Chira bazar, Mumbai, experienced sudden […]

‘Wider spectrum of health effects must be covered in tobacco consumption’: Study

A recent study published in IJERPH analysed patterns of tobacco consumption and its health effects only to find that viewing health warnings on tobacco consumption in their packaging increases belief that smoking caused some of the health effects depicted in those warnings

‘Wider spectrum of health effects must be covered in tobacco consumption’: StudyPictorial health warning labels can increase beliefs and knowledge about the negative health consequences of smoking, says a study that was published in the recent edition of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The study included 500 smokers and non-smokers each from four countries including India and Bangladesh. According to the report, the […]

Man spends Rs 12,000 each month on medical tests, only to find he’s fully fit

Ritvik Sharma has been diagnosed with cyberchondria, a disorder wherein people repeatedly use the Internet to search for health-related information which may lead to negative consequences

Man spends Rs 12,000 each month on medical tests, only to find he’s fully fitHave you met someone who spends about Rs12,000 a month on health check-ups only to be sure that he doesn’t have any illnesses? A 27-year-old working professional from Mulund not only does this, but also spends hours on the Internet reading up on illnesses and associating himself with them. According to Ritvik Sharma’s (name changed) […]

Equal respect to the mentally ill, a reality in the state soon

Human rights are equal for all and should be kept that way. On the occasion of Erwadi Day in Pune, the Schizophrenia Awareness Association (SAA) put forth the fact that basic human rights should be granted to everyone, even those with a mental illness

Equal respect to the mentally ill, a reality in the state soonThe basic idea of human rights is the fact that they are not excusable; therefore these are rights that are granted by virtue of being ‘human’. On the occasion of Erwadi Day in Pune, the Schizophrenia Awareness Association (SAA) put forth the fact that basic human rights should be granted to everyone, even those with […]

Father builds $51 million theme park for daughter with special needs

Who knew that an incident which occurred to a disabled girl in her childhood would leave a lasting impression on her father’s mind? Gordon Hartman realised that there we no theme parks which catered to special children. In 2007, he decided to build a theme park himself with the help of doctors, therapists, parents and other people. A former property developer, he sold his homebuilding businesses in 2005 to set up The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation, a non-profit organisation that seeks to help people with disabilities

Father builds $51 million theme park for daughter with special needsGordon Hartman had just got out of the swimming pool on a family holiday, when Morgan, his 12-year-old daughter went up to some children who were playing in the water. She tried to make friends with them but they quickly left the pool. Hartman thinks they shied away from her because they didn’t know how […]

‘People thought I was lazy, it turned out to be narcolepsy’

Mohit was diagnosed with narcolepsy, a rare neurological disorder caused by the brain's inability to regulate the sleep-wake cycle. It is a disorder in which a person falls asleep at random times. There is no specific cure of for this disease

‘People thought I was lazy, it turned out to be narcolepsy’Family members and friends of Mohit More (name changed), a 26-year-old, always knew that he slept a lot. Even during the day, Mohit used to get an excessive urge to sleep which he could not control. He slept for 14 to 16 hours in a day. It was considered that he had a habit of […]
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