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Looking beyond India

Unnoticed by most, Indian agencies are increasingly handling overseas advertising. It is early days yet, but the trend could lead to something much bigger. International ad agencies have been around in India for a very long time, contributing immensely to the global outlook of the industry. Given the background, it is not surprising that Indian […]

Escape from a feudal bondage

This is my first book review on this blog. I couldn’t resist not discussing about this book, which talks about an issue widely prevalent in South Asian countries including India. Although the book came out 19 years ago, there has been a marginal improvement in the subject related to women dealt in the book, which you will […]

Hijra and transgender population to be mapped

An interesting news caught my eyes and I thought of sharing it. Chennai-based National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE), part of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), is looking for research agencies that can carry out ‘mapping and size estimation’ survey of hijra (eunuchs) and other transgender population in India. The survey will be carried out in 17 […]

Striking through the stomach

Striking through the stomach

Sacrificing food in the name of a cause is considered an elemental and age-old form of protest. How successful are fasts in striking a chord with the gastronomically-inclined public? Rashmi Menon reflects. A hunger strike can grab the attention of your most powerful opponent – after all, it’s the question of our most basic need […]

Four Indian research ideas get Gates grant

Each award carries Rs 45.5 lakh; Matured ideas get 10 times more A vaccine for Malaria; liver ultrasound to predict malaria relapse; cure for HIV/AIDS and an electronic nose to conduct breath samples on tuberculosis patients. They are four research ideas from India that have won Rs 45.5 lakh grant each from the Grand Challenges […]

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