Medha Deshmukh Bhaskaran

The author is a microbiologist and has worked for food and pharmaceutical companies in marketing as well as business development in countries like Germany, India and the United Arab Emirates. She has written articles on ‘health & medicine’ in a leading Marathi newspaper and was also a freelance health columnist for a leading English newspaper in the Gulf for several years. From a young age she was also into writing poetry in Marathi and English, and some of her poems have been published. Now back in India she is a full time writer and pursues farming as a hobby. The first part of her Historical Novel trilogy called ‘Frontiers of Karma – the Counterstroke’ is published (August 2014) by Alchemy Publishers. It is a first novel published on Shivaji Aurangzeb conflict in English where the lives of these mighty men run parallel.

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Articles By Medha Deshmukh Bhaskaran

Shivaji Jayanti special: Why Chhatrapati Shivaji was neither a rebel nor a guerrilla

Chhatrapati Shivaji was a visionary and was the only person who noticed a major flaw in the war machinery of the established Empires and Sultanates. He tried to demolish jagirdari and mansabdari, bringing Maratha administration and military directly under his control, where everyone, each of his infantrymen and cavalrymen were directly paid from his treasury.

Barbie and India’s little girls

Barbie gave in to decades of criticisms and recently came out with a number of dolls in various shapes and sizes, but does this really impact the Indian girl?

How to get treated for the ‘suicide disease’, Trigeminal Neuralgia

In the second part of the two-part series on Trigeminal neuralgia, a doctor tells us how treat and cure a disease that plagues thousands, driving many to suicide even.

Know about Trigeminal Neuralgia: The suicide disease

This peculiar disease is considered to be the most excruciatingly painful conditions known to man.

All about wrinkles and what to look for in an anti-wrinkle cream

The cosmetics and skin products that promise to treat our wrinkles, meddle with our skin and accelerate ageing. Here's what you can do to fight ageing.

Tackling the deadly H1N1 virus: All you wanted to know about Swine Flu

The author in conversation with Dr Sujeet K Rajan – MD (Chest) Bombay (D.E.T.R.D, D.N.B. Respiratory Medicine) – Consultant Chest-Physician and Specialist in Sleep-Disorders, Mumbai India.

White poison: Why drinking milk could prove fatal for you

Consumption of adulterated milk can cause serious health issues like heart problem, cancer, and sometimes even death.

Decoding the mind of a fraudster

Dr Rajendra Barve a Consultant Psychiatrist (Mumbai, Maharashtra) and HRD trainer tells us if there is a link between psychiatric problems and fraudulent offences.

There is more to ‘tears’ than meets the eye

It's better to shed tears than having a 'Dry Eye'. Literally, because, it's actually a medical condition that occurs when eyes do not produce tears properly.

Spare your two minutes: Know the long-term health hazards of consuming instant noodles

It is a proven fact that MSG and other flavour enhancers are highly addictive and once hooked to them, the taste buds crave for more.

Why people die of heat stroke? All you need to know about the illness

High (body) core temperatures damage the internal organs, especially the brain.

What to do after a snakebite? Dos, don’ts and everything you want to know

In conversation with Dr Vijay Muralidhar Sonar who has been treating the victims of snakebite for the past fifteen years in the city of Ahmednagar.

The deadly Russell Viper: How the snake’s venom affects humans

For most poisonous snakes the percentage of dry-bites is relatively high but the Russell Viper always goes for the maximum venom dose.

What to do when you are dehydrated: Guzzling huge amounts of water can be risky

After prolong exercise or after losing large amounts of water in sweat, it is dangerous downing large quantities of water alone.

This is how dehydration makes your body weak

Our cells are the biggest reservoir of our internal water. To make sweat, the water is drawn out from the cells. This can lead to dehydration of cells.

Why sweat is healthy and life saving

Without sweat to cool us, our core temperature will shoot up, and our vital organs will start getting cooked.

How feeding birds could be dangerous for your lungs

Some of us are sensitive to a variety of environmental agents we repeatedly breathe in making our immune system go for a toss.

This Valentine’s Day, thank god for your dusky complexion, here’s why

Does it really matter if we look a little tanned, turn a bit duskier? Some exposure to the sun is healthy.

Watch your belly fat, it may lead to heart disease and cancer

A thin person with a large waistline may have a low BMI but that doesn't necessarily mean she/he is healthy.

8 ways to stay healthy during long-haul flights

What we must worry about and try preventing is a clot in our blood vessels, it is more than just a nuisance.