‘If women are working on par with men in all fields, then, why not in the Fire Brigade?’

Woman firefighters have to deal with dangerous situations and life-threatening emergencies on a daily basis. They embraced this profession and have taken on the duty to save precious life

‘If women are working on par with men in all fields, then, why not in the Fire Brigade?’    The profession of fire-fighting was once an all-male bastion job in Mumbai. But, in the 21st century, there are a number of women who have broken through this glass ceiling and have carved out their own identity in this space. These women are bravehearts who have the guts and determination to go through […]

Is fasting during Navratri good for diabetic patients?

Dr Pradeep Gadge shares whether fasting is good for diabetic patients, and if a patient opts for fasting, then how to do it in a right way.

Is fasting during Navratri good for diabetic patients?Navratri has a special place many people, and they welcome it with great enthusiasm, many people prefer fasting during the fest. Due to religious and scientific beliefs, these nine days are said to be the best for fasting. For a diabetic patient, fasting during Navratri is not mandatory, it is a personal choice. A diabetic […]

‘TB chose me, because I am a strong person and I could fight back’

In a battle between Debashree Lokhande and Extremely-Drug Resistant TB (XXDR-TB), the gritty woman emerged victorious. The 30-year-old, who suffered from tuberculosis (TB) for seven years, has now successfully recovered from the respiratory disease

‘TB chose me, because I am a strong person and I could fight back’She is not only invited by United Nations to deliver a talk on her journey as a TB survivor at Netherlands in it’s upcoming conference on TB but she is also doing patient advocacy on different platforms in the country. She has also started her full time work now as a senior architect in one […]

Latur’s Pad Women: Healthy, secure womanhood is every woman’s right

It was around six years ago, she came across the sadist and the scariest reality of menstruation in rural India. Women were not aware about menstrual hygiene and had a very little knowledge about it. And there still was taboo associated about openly speaking about menstruation

Latur’s Pad Women: Healthy, secure womanhood is every woman’s rightThe harsh reality she came across was that of cervical cancer. In Azusa taluka, Latur, Maharashtra, around 6,000 women were suffering from cervical cancer. The grim reality which she witnessed with her own eyes shook her from top to bottom. The ideal of womanhood, which she held, came crushing down in front of her eyes. […]

Girls, flaunt your back this Navratri!

The festival is already underway, and if you are planning to celebrate it in traditional attire; go ahead girls, here are some ways and quick treatments shared by Dr Rinky Kapoor, Cosmetic Dermatologist and a Dermato-Surgeon, The Esthetic Clinics, Mumbai, to wear low back or backless cholis

Girls, flaunt your back this Navratri!Navratri is the time to show off a toned and flawless back when you wear those colourful backless cholis. Few quick tips to look your best, be it the face or the back. Back facial You may opt for the age-old humble facial if you have naturally healthy skin, and do not have blemishes or […]

Horoscopes will not shape your future, a blood test surely will

 She was humiliated beyond extent and ridiculed by society with constant taunts and insulted on every step of her life. She was shamed, crushed and shunned at each and every moment. People did their best to pull her down. But, she firmly stood her ground

Horoscopes will not shape your future, a blood test surely willIn a society where HIV positive people are still stigmatised, labelled and judged, Ratna Jadhav, a 40-year-old woman from Beed, Maharashtra, is making her presence felt, and making sure that her voice is heard loud and clear. She will not budge down to pressure or societal norms. Ratna herself is an HIV positive person. But, […]

Live healthy: Nutrition tips to manage Navratri fast

Navratri - the nine nights of the celebration of Goddess Durga has begun from today, and the people will welcome the fest with much fervour. The festival witnesses beautiful colours and devotees observing fasts for nine days in honour of the Goddess

Live healthy: Nutrition tips to manage Navratri fastMany devotees follow the strict no-meat practice, and it enables one to tuck into vegetarian specialties during the fest. However, one should keep a tab on fasting as it is essential to avoid any health mishaps.  Niyati P Likhite, a Dietician, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, suggests a few tips to conquer the fasting period and yet […]

Meet an entrepreneur with Down’s syndrome overcame disability to start her own cafe

At first glance, ‘Aditi’s Corner’ in Bhoomi Mall, CBD Belapur, looks like any other eatery: a couple of chairs and tables neatly laid out; packets of chips hanging on one side; microwave atop a clean marble platform and a glass shelf displaying pastries and cupcakes. However, there is something unique about this stall

Meet an entrepreneur with Down’s syndrome overcame disability to start her own cafeHave you been visited Belapur in Navi Mumbai? Have you heard about Aditi’s Cafe? No? Then if you happen to be in Belapur, you must visit this place. Aditi Verma, 24, who runs the eatery, has Down syndrome, but it is barely evident, as she meticulously takes down lunch orders, greeting every customer with an […]

A heat-buster plan to tackle the sweltering October heat  

Prajakta Borse, a sports nutritionist and clinical dietician, shares how to beat this prickly heat of the October

A heat-buster plan to tackle the sweltering October heat  We all have noticed the remarkable change and the sudden drop in the humidity with very few rain showers to almost nil causing a steep rise in the temperature. Well, let’s welcome autumn famous for its prickly sun rays throughout the day, and breezy coolant nights with clear sky glittered with stars. If this difference […]

Solapur NGO on a mission to eliminate female foeticide by empowering women

Ten days ago, My Medical Mantra featured a doctor from Pune who celebrates the birth of every female child in his hospital by distributing sweets and seeing deliveries for free. Now, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), ‘Daughters’ Mom’ in Solapur is on a mission to eliminate female foeticide by empowering women

Solapur NGO on a mission to eliminate female foeticide by empowering womenWhile most of us were busy shopping for Navratri, wonder woman Sheetal Dhaireshil Mohite Patil was touring from village to village to spread awareness about female foeticide. While we were picking choicest of clothes to wear, she organised a fashion show for the villagers. Since day one of Navratri, Patil has covered 70 villages in […]