Swapna Raghu Sanand

Articles By Swapna Raghu Sanand

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I&B Ministry issues advisory to TV channels on portrayal of children in dance reality shows

The TV channels have also been advised to exercise maximum restraint, caution and sensitivity while showing such reality shows and programmes.

According to the above mentioned rules, no programme should be carried on TV which denigrates children. News

Diabetes menace: Lack of access to insulin and preference of foreign brands making situation worse

By 2035, the number of people with diabetes in India is expected to increase by 70%, pointing to the possibility of a serious epidemic that triggers an urgent need for anti-diabetic medicines and insulin therapy.

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More Indians dine out than ever! Delhiites throng to restaurants the most

With several reasons such as busier lifestyles, disposable incomes and quirky food choices, consumer choices are fast changing in India when it comes to dining out.

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Kerala payasam fans, Ambalapuzha temple’s paal payasam to be now served in paper containers soon!

With this new green initiative, the Travancore Devaswom Board is keen to make the temple premises free of plastic containers.

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Tughlaq has taught me not to judge people harshly for the choices they have made: Anuja Chandramouli

Readers will be delighted to know that Anuja Chandramouli's latest offering 'Muhammad Bin Tughlaq: Tale of a Tyrant' has already broken into Amazon's bestsellers list (historical fiction).

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At 90, Anne Frank will forever be the 15 year old girl whose diary conquered hearts worldwide

Anne Frank's legacy is valuable as in her own words, she reminds us so gently: "How wonderful it is that no one has to wait, but we can start right now to gradually change the world."

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Girish Karnad, Jnanapith awardee, noted playwright and actor dies: His works will continue being popular, says PM Modi

As an actor, Girish Karnad has dabbled in various languages but his key focus remained writing plays for almost four decades. His TV credits include the popular 'Malgudi Days' series in which he portrayed the role of young Sw

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PM Modi in Guruvayur! Here is everything you need to know about Kerala’s ancient Krishna temple

Everyone is curious about Kerala's Sri Krishna temple at Guruvayur, following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit and the offering of 'thulabharam' that he made at the sacred shrine.

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Most healthy Indians resistant to Antibiotics! What this means for your health and how it will impact treatment

For medical practitioners and doctors, continuous surveillance of drug resistant strains is very important to identify the changing antibiotic susceptibility pattern and the resistance pattern in patients.

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Breakthrough in breast cancer therapy set to benefit women in India, know why treatment costs loom large

For those who are not yet convinced about the seriousness of these details, take a look at some of the facts pertaining to breast cancer, which is the most frequent cancer among women, according to the WHO as it impacts 2.1 m

Several doctors recommend that this drug has a clear edge over conventional cancer treatment options such as chemotherapy. News

World Environment Day 2019: Iceland’s tap water is free for all and filtered through lava!

The Iceland campaign follows on the basis of a survey that found that more than two-thirds of people opt to buy bottled water when travelling and only 26 percent use refillable water bottles while they are on the move during

On World Environment Day, this is the kind of amazing tourism campaign that can transform lives forever and in the right direction. News

World Environment Day: Why it is celebrated and how China, Bangkok and Finland are emerging game changers

Climate awareness campaigns mark the first point of communication with the public to trigger informational gateways that translate into public discussion, debates and pave the way for results on the ground in the form on sust

The quality of the air we breathe is not dependent on the weather alone but upon the lifestyle choices that we make on a daily basis. News

World’s Most Powerful Passports 2019: These three Asian countries rank at the top!

In 2015, both the UK and US passports got ranked at numbers one and two. Now, as you can see, both countries have dropped outside the top five!

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Mediterranean diet is the best way to stay healthy, according to new rankings

Studies also indicate that this diet can greatly reduce a person's risk profile for cardiovascular diseases such as myocardial infarction (heart attack), stroke and cardiovascular disease.

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Modi govt’s 100 day healthcare plan: Cheaper medicines, online pharmacy norms and compensation for patients

The Narendra Modi-led NDA government is set to take charge for its second 5-year term, a report in IE has indicated that the country's health services industry may have to soon gear up for some regulatory changes such as more

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Stop wasting food: Six ways to love and respect the food we eat

Nothing beats the joy of cooking food and serving it to our loved ones, friends and family members. World over, the food we eat is an integral part of who we are.

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Feeling stressed out? In a first, WHO confirms burnout is a medical condition

With the WHO listing 'burnout' as a medical diagnosis for the first time, we may be able to battle this condition early on and return to life totally refreshed.

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Pharm D degree holders to be called Doctors! PCI says they can use ‘Dr’ prefix

In India, the pharmacy education and profession right up to the graduate level has been regulated by the PCI, which is the statutory body as per the provisions of the Pharmacy Act 1948.

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World’s healthiest people teach us how to stay fit without going to gym

Remember, 'health is wealth' and if you are fit, you can achieve more from life and savor every moment, feeling good about your healthy lifestyle.

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Craving for mangoes? Kerala man turned his terrace into a mini-orchard of delicious mangoes!

With what began as a simple hobby, Fort Kochi resident Joseph has shown the will and the way with his full-time passion for growing mangoes.

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Weight loss and obesity: This book can inspire your ‘Fight with Fat’

"Obesity," he cites again as a gentle reminder, "is a unique disease and we are all touched by it".

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Delhiites, your daily milk consumption may not be safe as per FSSAI food safety standards!

There are successes in India's dairy story to celebrate, the reality of some unsafe food products continuing to percolate into the system cannot be ignored.

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Hindu Marriage Act: Married without taking ‘saath pheras? Find out if your marriage is legally valid!

Now, coming back to our question on whether a marriage without 'Saath pheras' is legally valid as per Hindu law, the answer is 'Yes!', provided the marriage was conducted as per the rites of either the bridegroom or the bride

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200-year-old mysterious gondola unearthed in Lucknow’s Chhatar Manzil

As new findings continue to tumble out during excavations, we can look forward to a new historical narrative of a society and its cultural patterns that deserve to be documented, shared and told.

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Big win for common man! Delhi hospital to pay Rs 20 Lakh for pregnant woman’s death due to negligence

While disciplinary action can vary from case to case, the fact remains that most private hospitals remain unregulated.

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Hypertension a big threat! More than 50% of Indians unaware about their condition, see which states are affected

India forms 18 per cent of the world population and by 2025, it is estimated that the nation is poised to be the world's most populous country.

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Good news! Mumbaikars can now drink water directly from taps, says BMC

Given that clean, drinking water from taps is now a reality for Mumbaikars, the next step forward can be to formulate a broader approach to catalyze these water reforms and take it to the next level via digitization.

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