Anuradha Mascarenhas

Anuradha Mascarenhas is a senior editor with The Indian Express, Pune. She writes on health, environment, science and related issues.

Articles By Anuradha Mascarenhas

Decision 2019: Not in poll fray, Rohit Pawar campaigns for cousin Parth

On his own political plans, Rohit said he would probably contest the Assembly elections later this year, either from Hadapsar, or from Karjat constituency.

Inclusion of all tobacco products under GST has reduced its use, says Dr Nandita Murukutla on World TB Day

According to WHO’s Global TB report 2017, as many as 830,000 global TB cases in 2016 alone were attributed to smoking. That’s because tobacco smoke damages vital immune cells in the body.

Decision 2019: Dilip Gandhi’s name not in BJP’s first list, but few in Ahmednagar surprised

2019 Lok Sabha polls: Sources said Gandhi was stuck between BJP factionalism and failure to strengthen local party workers.

Decision 2019: Meet the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi woman candidates in the fray

Four women, who are known for their prowess in public speaking and have a large following in their respective communities, are among the 37 candidates of the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) for the Lok Sabha elections.

India’s Zoroastrian heritage showcased at cultural festival to mark spring in Italy

Intangible heritage preserves culture and celebrates diversity of communities. As UNESCO recognises the threat to each culture or location’s intangible cultural heritage, the challenge is to preserve these practices.

India’s TB report card needs several improvements: Study

India has highest burden of TB mortality in the world. In 2017, India saw 4,21,000 deaths due to the disease followed by 1,55,000 in Nigeria and 1,16,000 in Indonesia.

Transgender activist Gauri Sawant among ‘state icons’ who will raise awareness among voters

As a social worker, Sawant has been involved in setting up a drop-in centre, Nani Ka Ghar, for the children of sex workers. She also works as a coordinator with Swayam Siddha, an NGO where the transgender activist encourages older members of their community to learn skills like soap-making, among others.

MNS, AAP votes of 2014 likely to play crucial role in Pune seat

In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, MNS and AAP together had secured over 1.22 lakh votes. BJP's Anil Shirole had won the elections with a margin of over 3.15 lakh votes, after polling a total of almost 5.7 lakh votes.

Prakash Ambedkar’s Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi releases list of 37 candidates

The Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi is an alliance of Ambedkar’s Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh and Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM.

Experts to conduct study on sleep apnea across India

World Sleep Day is held on March 15 to raise awareness about sleep as a human privilege that is often compromised by modern lifestyle habits.

This centre offers expert help, free counselling to resolve marital disputes before they reach court

The centres aim to resolve these issues before they reach the court and so far, the centre in Pune has succeeded in resolving 11 cases. It has five expert counsellors who try and resolve disputes free of cost,

Once he struggled to stand up, today he is an athlete at Special Olympics

At 21, Rohit Sawant is a dancer, a certified Zumba instructor and life guard, open sea and pool swimmer. He holds an international record for swimming non-stop for 13 hours and has over 40 medals from various swimming competitions. Sawant is also autistic.

Digital ‘war rooms’ gear up for Lok Sabha polls

With 2.71 lakh followers, the NCP has the highest following on its official Twitter account, followed by the Sena (1.55 lakh), the BJP (1.35 lakh) and Congress (88,000) — the figures are for all the parties Maharashtra handle.

One in five adolescents in the world overweight in 2016: Lancet report

Globally, the number of 15-24 year olds who are not in education, employment or any kind of training is estimated to be around three times higher for younger women adolescents (175 million) than young men (63 million). In India, the prevalence is over 15 times higher in young women than in young men (nearly 54 per cent compared to 3.5 per cent).

World Health Organisation launches new global influenza strategy

Goal: prevent seasonal influenza, control spread from animals to humans, be ready for pandemic

Voices from transgender community get bolder and political, but struggle for social acceptance continues

Dalvi and other activists had also opposed the Transgender Persons (Protection of rights) Bill, 2018, as it requires transgender persons to seek certification confirming their status from a district screening committee.

In a life riddled with adversity, two sisters defy odds to create their own destiny

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, which falls on March 8, the sisters tell The Indian Express how important it is to remain positive through the many curveballs of life.

Time ripe for more surveys on loss of trained scientific women power: Particle physicist Rohini Godbole

“We need more surveys to understand what fraction of trained scientific women power we are losing and why,” Prof Godbole tells The Indian Express in an interview

Supriya Sule interview: ‘Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar respect each other… Differences there but never name-calling’

On MNS, Supriya Sule says open to talks with ‘like-minded parties... Vote division can help’ She adds, there are several challenges in every election and opponents will do their bit. Let the best person win.

After Fadnavis & Shetti, it’s Supriya Sule’s turn to face rapid fire round of questions

NCP leader to address Lokmanch platform of Bharatiya Digital Party, a Marathi YouTube channel, on Saturday