A tribute to Jeremy and his family

Max and Gillian went through a parents worst nightmare, the death of their child Jeremy Fernand. Jeremy was only 19 years when he fell off a running train on the 26th of November 2017. He succumbed to his injuries at Cooper hospital in Mumbai. It was a shock to his parents and to all ofContinue reading “A tribute to Jeremy and his family”

Top two myths of Indian Healthcare

I often hear that in India poor people are being pushed deeper into poverty when they have to pay out of their own pockets for healthcare, especially when they avail of private healthcare. We also often hear about the “high cost of healthcare” in the private sector in India which services 70% of India’s healthcareContinue reading “Top two myths of Indian Healthcare”

Air pollution increases risk of childhood obesity and diabetes

A few days back I saw thick black smoke emanating from an illegal roadside garage and stopped to see what was happening. I was shocked to see two men from a roadside garage burning wires made of copper and insulated with PVC, apparently to extract the copper. In the bargain they were spreading carcinogenic fumesContinue reading “Air pollution increases risk of childhood obesity and diabetes”

Mumbaiites continue to breathe poor quality air, except in Borivali

As a citizen of Mumbai and a medical doctor, I am very concerned about the quality of air we breathe. The Hindustan Times reported today that the city continued to have poor air for the second day in a row.The pollutant-measuring indicator air quality index (AQI) fell from 224 on Monday morning to 220 byContinue reading “Mumbaiites continue to breathe poor quality air, except in Borivali”

When the solution is worse than the problem!

If someone were to suggest to you that the solution to your headache would be to shoot your head off, how would that sound? I know it can sound absurd, but to me this whole debate about the solution being offered for the woman who is pregnant but does not wish to become a mother,Continue reading “When the solution is worse than the problem!”

Yoga…the great if only….

If only Yoga lived up to even 1% of its claimed benefits, what a different nation India would have been….many tourists to India have often wondered. And for good reason, as you will discover. But for now, here is something that will surely pique your curiosity! United Nations General Assembly has declared 21st of JuneContinue reading “Yoga…the great if only….”