Anuradha Mascarenhas



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

Differently-abled on noteban: ‘No separate queues, difficult to identify new currency notes’
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

The Bedis’ stood in a queue for hours, only to be told by the bank personnel that their Aadhar and PAN card details had not been updated on the bank’s database due to a “system fault”.

Reveal number of banned notes received on November 8: I-T department to churches, convents
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

The timing of such notices has come under much flak as the church gears up to celebrate Christmas.

Social security benefits remain beyond the reach of many HIV+ people in Pune
Sun, Nov 27, 2016

As AIDS day, which falls on December 1, draws near, HIV-positive people in Pune like Maya continue to struggle as several cannot avail of monetary benefits offered by social security schemes.

“He told us, you leave the school, but the school never leaves you”: St Vincent’s School alumni, others mourn loss of Dileep Padgaonkar
Sat, Nov 26, 2016

In April, Padgaonkar was interviewed for a documentary made by former students of St Vincent’s School, on the occasion of the institute completing 150 years.

He told us, you leave the school but the school never leaves you: Classmates mourn death of Dileep Padgainkar
Sat, Nov 26, 2016

Padgaonkar was admitted to the clinic on November 18 in a critical condition after he suffered a massive heart attack.

Chemists’ association writes to PM Modi: Delayed payments set to hit supply of medicines
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Annually, medicines worth Rs one lakh thousand crore is sold in the domestic market and there are 8.5 lakh retail chemists and 1.5 lakh stockists (wholesalers) across the country.

As many as 31,666 ‘hidden’ leprosy cases found in door-to-door survey
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

The survey found highest number of leprosy cases in Bihar (4,526) followed by Odisha (4,399) and Chhattisgarh (2560).

Collections down to half in Maharashtra churches
Tue, Nov 22, 2016

Some churches, that usually had a weekly collection of Rs 7,000 are now getting Rs 300.

Opportunities in the classroom gave me my personal MBA: Co-CEO of Archie Comics
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

In an exclusive interview with The Indian Express, Silberkleit talks about how both teachers and CEOs have the same goal — growth and advancement.

Demonetisation: This helped our children understand the value of money, say parents
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Speaking to Anuradha Mascarenhas, Dr Dasmit Singh explains how demonetisation has effected his family and what are his plans for the next week.

Pune: Govt plans door-to-door survey to zero in on unreported TB cases
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

While the estimated number of TB cases is 28 lakh, only 17 lakh were reported this year under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP).

World Diabetes Day: This dual kidney-pancreas transplant patient wants a sweet treat now
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

Kidney-pancreas transplant is done to plant both kidney and pancreas simultaneously into a patient whose kidney failure is related to type 1 diabetes.

Bitter pill: Patients treated but payment chaos at Pune hospitals
Thu, Nov 10, 2016

At KEM hospital, a doctor gave the example of a patient — a poor farmer who did not have a PAN card — who had brought cash and was admitted after verification through his ID card.

Pune: In a first, doctors oppose official panel of IMA, set up their own
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

The committee has 18 posts out of which nine are filled by the state government , including that of Director of Health Service, Director of Medical Education and Research.

Pune: Visually-impaired 60-year-old runs his 57th half marathon
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

While he sought treatment for 32 long years, Singh decided to take up an activity that made him feel complete.

Delhi pollution: Cloud seeding complex, say scientists
Mon, Nov 07, 2016

At Pune’s Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), scientists involved with CAIPEEX, said that a campaign has been launched to conduct more observation studies first.

Daptar to be showcased in Delhi film fest
Sat, Nov 05, 2016

Directed by Kailash Jadhav, the film was an effort by activists involved with the Lek Laadki Abhiyaan, to highlight the issue of child marriages, a glaring reality in the Marathwada region.

Child marriages in Marathwada: In 4 months, 63 minor girls to be married off in Beed
Sat, Nov 05, 2016

Film on 14-year-old being married to an older man touches a chord.

In the days after Diwali: As temperatures dip and firecrackers explode, air quality plunges in Pune
Wed, Nov 02, 2016

However, SAFAR scientists said that air quality in the city is going to improve with an increase in temperature.

Hospitals on alert but people more aware of firecracker hazards: Doctors in Pune
Sun, Oct 30, 2016

Studies have shown firecrackers have significant amounts of heavy metals like lead and cadmium and their fumes contain highly harmful oxides of sulphur, phosphorous, nitrogen and carbon.

Watch for the patch: A day in the life of a leprosy detection team in maharashtra
Sun, Oct 30, 2016

As part of an intensive drive to detect hidden cases of leprosy, workers are going door to door, to test and counsel. At last count, there were 20,000 new cases across the country and climbing

Air quality to range from moderate to poor during Diwali days: SAFAR
Tue, Nov 01, 2016

The share of PM2.5 will become 60-70 per cent, said Dr Gufran Beig,Project director, SAFAR.

Only 39 per cent TB patients complete therapy through govt programme, says study
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

India accounts for the highest burden of tuberculosis globally, which is 23 per cent of the global burden of incidence of active TB patients.

Bird flu: NIV team in Delhi to assess cases, advisories issued to Katraj, state zoos
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

The suspected avian influenza deaths at Delhi’s Deer Park had Pune’s team of virologists joining the surveillance effort.

Snake tablet emits highest amount of PM 2.5 in popular firecrackers: Study
Tue, Oct 25, 2016

Snake tablets were followed by ladis (strings of 1,000 crackers), pulpuls (a kind of colourful fuljhadis), fuljhadis, chakris and anaars in the level of pollutants generated.

PM Modi’s gesture paves way for surgery on 235 poor kids in Pune
Mon, Oct 24, 2016

Single-window system to be set up to expedite cases.

World recognises injustice was meted out to me, says former IMA chief Ketan Desai
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

For several years, Desai had faced allegations that he conspired in 2009 to have the Medical Council recommend that a private medical college be allowed to add more students.

Pune girl from bar dancer’s daughter to drum circle facilitator
Wed, Oct 19, 2016

“How else will I survive? There are choices in life and I decided to remain positive,” Sheetal Jain who has battled poverty and sexual abuse to learn drumming.

Less than 6 in 10 tuberculosis cases reported in India: WHO
Sat, Oct 15, 2016

Report says cases under-reported, revises incidents from estimated 22 lakh to 29 lakh in 2014

One in three children have stunted growth in India: Why malnutrition is such a big challenge
Fri, Oct 14, 2016

The phenomenon of high rates of child malnutrition in South Asia has been termed the “the South Asian enigma” by Ramalingaswami and other experts, Amitav Banerjee, a community medicine expert had said.

Leprosy drive spots 20,000 ‘hidden’ cases
Fri, Oct 14, 2016

India is home to 60 per cent of the world’s leprosy patients and according to the NLEP, at least 1.25 lakh new cases were detected in 2014-15 in the country.

Disease panel chief wants two joint directors of health in Pune
Thu, Oct 13, 2016

Pushes for separate posts for vector and water-borne diseases,

With 329 adolescent-friendly clinics in Maharashtra, youth open up to ‘closed-door’ topics
Thu, Oct 13, 2016

Among 8,500 peer educators are school kids trained to speak on unwanted pregnancies, sexual issues.

Children undertake fasts too, but not for such a long period, say Jains
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

Fasting is very common among Jains and most do it at special times during festivals and on holy days.

In laboratories across India, scientists take heart from this little fish
Mon, Oct 10, 2016

CCMB is studying the function of Hox genes that help shape the body’s axis while the embryo is formed.

World Mental Health Day: ‘Psychological’ first aid through art and drama for patients with mental disorders
Mon, Oct 10, 2016

Over two years, city-based Parivartan Trust has identified 1,500 such persons with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and anxiety.