Saba’s Resilience

Saba’s Resilience

A few days ago I attended a conference on `Emotional Resilience in Adolescent Girls in Bihar’. Yes, just the title had my attention. Having covered health...
A Haryana Village Chose This 22-Year-Old Woman To Lead It

A Haryana Village Chose This 22-Year-Old Woman To Lead It

We just celebrated the International Womens' Day and this year, as part of our NDTV campaign "Every Life Counts", our team travelled to a...
Combating Diarrhoea In India — The Smart Way

Combating Diarrhoea In India — The Smart Way

Significant progress has been made in India's struggle for improved public health - we eradicated polio, controlled maternal and neonatal tetanus, introduced a number...
A Common Phobia Is Entering Our Households. Pay Attention

A Common Phobia Is Entering Our Households. Pay Attention

Mysophobia is defined as a pathological or an irrational fear of germs and contamination. It is an abnormal fear related to dirt and filth...
Fluorosis: A Vicious Disease, But There Is Hope

Fluorosis: A Vicious Disease, But There Is Hope

With dreams in her eyes, Kali Bai married Tol Singh from Jhabua in Madya Pradesh and happily entered village Miyati ten years ago. That happiness...
My Brother Has Genetic Disorder, Can’t Handle People Staring

My Brother Has Genetic Disorder, Can’t Handle People Staring

At the age of 2, my brother Dhruv, now 16, was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Fragile-X, a genetic condition that...
Polio And TB: India’s Success With One Holds Lessons For The Other

Polio And TB: India’s Success With One Holds Lessons For The Other

When Uttar Pradesh was still polio endemic, I worked on the polio programme in the state. I was there when the last reported case...
Time To End Shame Around Abortion

Time To End Shame Around Abortion

A childhood friend recently told me that she had an abortion after her second baby, over 25 years ago. All these years, a sense...
Nurses Are Our Best Bet To Provide Healthcare In Rural India

Nurses Are Our Best Bet To Provide Healthcare In Rural India

Lasiyo is two years old and lives in Khajuri- a remote, sparsely populated and poorly connected tribal hamlet in Rajasthan. Last year in September, his...
I Am A Breast Cancer Survivor, Here’s My Journey To Recovery

I Am A Breast Cancer Survivor, Here’s My Journey To Recovery

I was detected with breast cancer in 2006. Though ten years have passed, I still have vivid memories of my journey to recovery. When I...

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