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The 'man' who gave birth to twins
By Gunjan Sharma
Maya is tall, fair and has beautiful eyes. She ties her tresses as she approaches her newborn twins—a boy and a girl—to breastfeed them. Nothing seems unusual about the picture. But Maya, it turns out, is a man. At least in medical terms.Two years ago, Maya (name changed) and her husband approached Dr Sunil Jindal and Dr Anshu Jindal at the Jindal Hospital in Meerut as she could not...
Telling gestures   
There are more than 18 million hearing-challenged persons in India. This would imply that millions of Indians would be interfacing with them, every single day. So obviously, besides deaf persons and their care givers, many of us, if not all of us, need to know the rudiments of sign language.So far, there hasn’t been a single mainstream book that presents the basics of Indian sign language....
You will pay for this!   
Seated in an inclined position on a restaurant couch, George Costanza is visibly uncomfortable. “My back's killing me,” he says and pulls out his wallet from his back pocket. The wallet, which his friend Jerry Seinfeld refers to as a 'filing cabinet', is bursting at the seams with a load of business cards, receipts, cash, candy and a lot more that Costanza holds dear....
Yes, you can!   
The next time someone at work tells you “the only person holding you back is yourself”, resist the urge to throttle them in the emergency stairwell or waterboard them behind the water cooler. Instead, ask yourself if they are right. There is a good chance they are—and, besides, the reason this workplace cliché has become a cliché is because it is so broadly...
Strengthof the spirit   
At a shoot for a film on biotechnology, our team met several scientists, experts in their own fields of research. One of them, SR, a geneticist-entrepreneur in south India, had an interesting story to tell. A friend of his was diagnosed with throat cancer in an advanced stage. It fell upon SR and his oncologist colleague to break the news to the patient, urging him to begin treatment...
When you lose, you gain   07 March, 2015
Look; learn; see   29 October, 2011
Heart stirrings   07 March, 2015
Divine root   07 March, 2015
Unfeeling swine   21 February, 2015
India's new fab five   16 February, 2015
I am a Neanderthal!   16 February, 2015
The incredible idiots   16 February, 2015
Take it easy   16 February, 2015
Pose for thought   09 February, 2015
Reduce the use of antibiotics   02 February, 2015
Now more tears   02 February, 2015
Present tense   02 February, 2015
Dignity on a platter   02 February, 2015
Eat, love, trust   02 February, 2015
Let out a burpee   05 January, 2015
Trick & treat   15 December, 2014
Key to recovery   15 December, 2014
Meouch!   15 December, 2014
At home@work   13 November, 2014
Minimum hassles   13 November, 2014
Face value   13 November, 2014
Work out like a woman   13 November, 2014
Keep the drum beating   01 November, 2014
Liv‘err’ lifestyle   01 November, 2014
Breaking noose   01 November, 2014
10,000 steps a day   01 November, 2014
Rice buffet   04 October, 2014
Forget me not   29 September, 2014
No liquor for liver   29 September, 2014
Mission NTDs   29 September, 2014
Dark temptation   29 September, 2014
A new look at our abilities   29 September, 2014
The art of saving lives   06 September, 2014
Take a break; fast   06 September, 2014
Food for tot   16 August, 2014
Austerity in yoga   16 August, 2014
Silent threat   04 August, 2014
A spot of bother   04 August, 2014
More in less   04 August, 2014
All's not well   26 July, 2014
Life vs FOMO   21 July, 2014
Man with a mission   07 July, 2014
Herbs curb   07 July, 2014
Building a bond   07 July, 2014
Fringe focus   07 July, 2014
Knot ready? We are!   16 June, 2014
Dishing out love   16 June, 2014
WEDded to the earth   16 June, 2014
C the change   20 May, 2014
Happy feat   20 May, 2014
Back to life   20 May, 2014
Within limits   05 May, 2014
Alternate route   14 April, 2014
Smart sole   14 April, 2014
Excess baggage   14 April, 2014
The morning after   14 April, 2014
BxOne of a kind   14 April, 2014
Back to Basics   25 March, 2014
Joy of giving   25 March, 2014
Hook worms   25 March, 2014
Steady state   25 March, 2014
Twists & turns... and triumph   25 March, 2014
Bumpy road to recovery   03 March, 2014
Diet of colours   03 March, 2014
Living in fear   03 March, 2014
Caught in the web   01 February, 2014
Back to basics.   01 February, 2014
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