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

VBA confident of win in three assembly seats in Akola

In the Lok Sabha polls, the VBA had teamed up with the AIMIM and bagged 14 per cent of the total votes polled in the state.

VBA confident of win in 3 assembly seats in Akola

The Akola Assembly constituency is part of the Akola Lok Sabha constituency, along with five other Assembly segments — Akot, Akola East, Balapur and Murtizapur in Akola district, and Risod in adjoining Washim district.

‘Why do you need so many tuition teachers (Modi, Shah…) when you (Fadnavis) have studied and done so well?

In an interview with The Indian Express, Sule also wonders why the entire BJP top brass has to hold so many rallies if they think they have done a great job in Maharashtra.

Locals complain Vikhe-Patil only promoted himself; they are angry: Cong Shirdi candidate Suresh Thorat

In conversation with The Indian Express , Thorat says if elected, he will replicate the success story of the Sangamner dairy business across the state and also tackle the problem of unemployment.

Maharashtra Assembly polls: ‘How does scrapping Article 370 help us get jobs’

Jat is one of the eight assembly constituencies in Sangli district. Sitting BJP MLA Vilasrao Jagtap is taking on Congress’s Vikram Sawant in this constituency.

Pune: What’s the point of voting, ask sex workers in Budhwar Peth

Tejaswi Sevekari, in charge of sex workers’ collective Saheli, said fearing more police raids, many sex workers had left the area. They have started working in other areas at lower rates, she said.

Had no doubt that Abhijit Banerjee would get Nobel Prize, says friend and IUCAA director

Talking to The Indian Express, Raychaudhury said, Banerjee was a kind of person who would have been at the top regardless of whichever subject he had taken.

Maharashtra mental health plan holds hands through rural distress

Under the Prerana mental health service scheme, which started in 2016, 46,542 farmers have been counselled in four years, and 11,304 hospitalised due to severe mental breakdown.

Pune: Direct contest between two women candidates on Parvati seat

The constituency covers areas like Vitthalwadi, Bibvewadi, Parvati gaon, Laxmi Nagar, Maharshi Nagar, Ambedkar Nagar and Dattavadi. The BJP made inroads in this segment in the last 10 years with Misal winning in 2009 and 2014.

FB launches selfie filter in campaign against depression, backs Indian NGO’s initiative

Developed with inputs from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the filter acts as an invitation for friends who might be struggling to reach out for support through Messenger.

Pune: High demand for platelets, blood banks face challenges

Doctors at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital also said the demand for platelets has been rising. Platelets are also needed by cancer patients and those requiring liver transplant, said Dr S Ketkar of Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital’s blood bank.

World Mental Health Day: 9,358 calls pertaining to anxiety, depression in last three years in Pune

Callers at the state-run Health Advice Call Center 104 are mainly counselled for anxiety and depression, followed by queries on reproductive and sexual health.

Campaigning on Article 370 plank won’t work for BJP: Maharashtra Congress president

Balasaheb Thorat also said "no one in Maharashtra had liked" the ED going after Sharad Pawar.

Ahmednagar: Close fights in many Assembly seats, BJP looks to PM Modi for boost

Once a Congress bastion, Ahmednagar has seen BJP make inroads. The area is being closely watched in political circles, especially since key leaders have switched sides.

‘For addressing malnutrition, we need to go down to the village level’

According to the findings of the India State Level Disease Burden Initiative, published in the Lancet Child and Adolescent Health recently, if trends upto 2017 continue the National Nutrition Mission (NNM) 2022 and WHO and UNICEF targets 2030 will not be achieved in most Indian states.

Pune Congress chief Bagwe aims to win former stronghold back after 10 years

Pune Congress chief and former MLA Ramesh Bagwe will take on BJP leader and PMC Standing Committee chief Sunil Kamble, brother of sitting MLA Dilip Kamble.

This year, maximum dengue cases in Pune seen in Sept, next 15 days crucial: PMC health officials

Till September this year, there have been 3,632 suspected dengue patients in Pune, of which 666 were confirmed cases of viral fever, said Dr Sanjeev Wavare, assistant medical officer of health at PMC. Another 294 patients tested positive for chikungunya, he said.

Pune: NGO records return of Blue Rock Thrush bird to same habitat

The Blue Rock Thrush (Motacilla solitarius) is a 23 cm long myna-sized winter migratory bird. It breeds in the northern temperature region. The male has a bluish plumage and the female is brown.

In BJP list for Pune seats: Four old faces, four new ones, no space to allies

Dissent has already started brewing within the party against its choice of candidates, with some leaders going public with their opposition.

Pune: Supporting piers of Wanowrie causeway damaged after rain

The 40-metre causeway will undergo a structural audit to decide whether heavy vehicles can ply on it, said Amit Kumar, CEO of the PCB.