Anuradha Mascarenhas

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Anuradha Mascarenhas stays in Pune and writes for The Indian Express on health and related topics. 

Children should take up exams as a challenge, not a threat, say psychologists
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

Nausea and stomach cramps being the most common, counsellors are urging students not to panic.

Pune-based filmmaker wins 3 awards at National Science Film festival
Mon, Feb 27, 2017

An FTII graduate, Kudhyadi has more than 65 documentaries to his credit.

PMC elections 2017: Independents toil hard to emerge victorious
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

Three out of four independent candidates who won were know for their affiliation to the leading political parties.

PMC Elections 2017: The unusual winners, a peon and a former SRPF man
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Dhanraj Ghogre — former constable from State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) Group 1— won his very first election on a BJP ticket in an NCP- Congress-dominated stronghold of Wanowrie Panel 25.

PMC Elections 2017: At 21, youngest candidate Prachi Alhat wins her first election
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Shiv Sena candidate won in women’s category, reserved for SC in Panel 26.

PMC Elections 2017: Yet again, govt has failed us by not providing ballot papers in Braille, says visually challenged voter
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

At polling booths, visually challenged voters had to seek assistance from officials and family members to cast their votes

Barefoot Milind Soman, fastest Indian Kaustubh Radkar win laurels
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Milind Soman took 34 hours and 49 minutes to finish the race, followed by Abhishek Mishra who completed in 34 hours and 51 minutes.

PMC polls: Missing names, multiple lists frustrate many
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Despite not finding their names in multiple lists, voters did not give up.

PMC polls: Bent double, 90-year-old woman casts vote, son carries her to polling booth
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

No wheelchair, no ramp for the disabled and old voters at many PMC polling booths.

Ultraman Florida: Milind Soman runs barefoot, Pune’s Kaustubh Radkar is fastest Indian in world’s toughest endurance race
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Ultraman Florida is a three-day event that comprises of 10 km swimming, 149 kms cycling on the first day, 273 kms cycling on the second day and 84.4 kms run on the third day.

In their 80s, Pune senior citizens ready to ‘vote for change’
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

“How can we get good people to carry out development works if we don’t vote?” asked Joshi. His wife, who had had a cataract operation few months ago, echoes the sentiments.

Faced with identity crisis, transgenders have voting dilemma
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Election cards identify them as ‘third gender’, voter slips place them as male or female

Panel 17; Raviwar Peth-Rasta Peth: It’s heavyweights vs strong newcomers in this BJP domain
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Former corporator and senior Congress leader Virendra Kirad will battlle it out against NCP candidate Vanraj Andekar, son of Bandu Anna Andekar, two time corporator Vijay Maratkar of Shiv Sena and Umesh Chavan of BJP

PMC polls: For only transgender candidate, elections ‘a chance to gain respect’
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

“People may laugh or snigger, but at least they listen to me when I go door-to-door and ask them to give me a chance... all we want is a chance to gain the respect of people,” said Sushma

Pune civic polls: Less than 10 per cent candidates from minority communities 
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

79 Muslim candidates, only 7 Christians in the fray; most of them contesting as independents

SAFAR to monitor air quality in Ahmedabad
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Asthma, chornic bronchitis patients to get SMS alerts.

Pune: 97-year-old farmer to walk again after surgery to correct spine
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Deshmukh is 97, and currently recovering from a surgery to repair a severely crushed spine that paralysed him last year.

Door-to-door search finds 1,800 new TB cases in 18 states
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

The health officials mainly targeted urban slums, migrant population and visited vulnerable populations

A Year Since Gravitational Waves Were Discovered: ‘Preferred’ for LIGO observatory, Hingoli site yet to be finalised
Sat, Feb 11, 2017

The discovery of gravitational waves was announced last year on February 11 and within a week, the Prime Minister’s Office had given in-principal approval to set up a LIGO in India.

Gutkha menace: FDA moves Supreme Court against HC order terming police action against offenders ‘illegal’
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Even as the Pune division of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has conducted 326 raids and seized gutkha worth Rs 4.73 crore between April, 2016, and January this year, its officials have been unable to lodge FIRs against the suspects. In March last year, the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court had said […]

The New Dean Takes Charge: We need more colleges like AFMC, says Major Gen Kanitkar
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

The first trained paediatric nephrologist of the armed forces who single-handedly set up units to monitor kidney ailments in children in Pune and Delhi, Major Gen Madhuri Kanitkar has returned to her alma mater as the first woman Dean of the Armed Forces Medical College.

Army doctor returns to alma mater as dean: ‘AFMC taught me a lot, time to give back’
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

“Being part of the AFMC has taught me a lot. Now, it is time to give back to my alma mater,” said Kanitkar.

Eliminating TB: Activists all praise but remain sceptical
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

According to Pune Municipal Corporation and Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation TB control officers, there are 3,800-4,000 new TB patients every year.

Budget 2017: More seats in government medical colleges
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

Forty more seats could be added to Pune’s B J Medical College, which now has 110 PG seats.

‘I felt invincible, nothing could stop me, and then TB happened’
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

He was in the final months of completing his internship at DY Patil Medical College and Hospital at Nerul, Mumbai, and was a fitness enthusiast when he contracted TB.

Anti-Leprosy Day: Sparsh Leprosy Awareness drive on Jan 30
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

Early detection of all cases in a community and completion of prescribed treatment, using multi-drug treatment, are the basic tenets of Enhanced Global Strategy for Further Reducing Disease Burden Due to Leprosy.

Arnold Classic Bodybuilding championship: NIV biologist to show her athletic might in Melbourne
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

From making dengue testing kits to sculpting a perfect body, this molecular biologist has it all figured out.

Activists to parties: Will your manifesto protect animal rights?
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

To raise awareness on Jallikattu and remove the misinformation that is being circulated, the Sarva Jeev Mangal Pratishthan and People for Animals, Pune Unit has launched a website www.jallikattuexposed.com.

Pune civic polls: At 56, she waits to walk with pride, sporting blue ink on finger
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Namira Shaikh, along with 43 other sex workers, will receive their voter identity cards on January 25, National Voters’ Day.

Tracking Indoor Air Pollution: A pilot project to assess, encourage use of LPG in rural households
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

A pilot project has been launched across villages in Junnar taluka of Pune district to assess and enhance the use of the Ujjwala scheme

Pune HC quashes prosecution of two doctors, pulls up Appropriate Authority
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

The High Court observed that Jagdale, as well as Gophane, had not disclosed the facts and circumstances which led them to believe that an offence under the Act was committed and necessitated search of the clinic.

Organ donation picks up: 13 lakh pledged organs in 2016, says NOTTO chief
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

The networking of hospitals is underway through the NOTTO website and registered hospitals also require to update data.

Green Line: Maharashtra forest department helpline flooded with calls
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

The official said that so far, there was no single point public interface with the forest department.

Newly-elected MMC members wait for state govt to nominate the rest
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

The MMC will have to renew the registration of several doctors in the next two to three months, said Dr Dilip Sarda, newly-elected MMC member.

Further dip in air quality this winter: SAFAR
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

While air quality deteriorates in winter, the period December to January 2016-17 has seen higher values as compared to the winter of 2015-16 in both Pune and Mumbai.

Study rings alarm over Indian work in ‘predatory’ journals
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

Beall has coined the expression “predatory publishers” for those who collect collect article processing charges and provide rapid publishing without a proper peer review process.