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Rice buffet
By Hema Vijay
Even as late as in the 1990s, two lakh indigenous varieties of rice were being cultivated in India. Such diversity implied that if a person wished to try a new rice variety every day, he could live for over 500 years without needing to repeat one. And, during Vedic times, there were four lakh native rice types in India, as estimated by eminent rice scientist R.H. Richaria.Even more consequential...
Forget me not   29 September, 2014
A neurodegenerative disease, Alzheimer's does not have a cure yet, but quality care could improve the lives of patients
No liquor for liver   29 September, 2014
The liver is the body’s chemical factory that performs some of the most important functions to keep us alive, like neutralising harmful substances produced by our own body, digestion of food, fighting infections and storage of vitamins and minerals. It is an organ that has got the ability to carry out most of its functions even when majority of the liver is damaged. Therefore, most people...
Mission NTDs   29 September, 2014
The Union ministry of health and family welfare acknowledged that the “millennium development goals deadline must be met at all costs”. Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said, “We can eradicate measles, filariasis, kala-azar. We can control infant mortality and maternal mortality…. We will ensure that every essential drug is available to every citizen free.” Prime...
Dark temptation   29 September, 2014
Burger King's Kuro Pearl burger and Kuro Diamond burger, recently reintroduced in Japan, come with black bun, black sauce and black cheese in addition to black-pepper heavy beef patties (Kuro means black in Japanese). In 2012 and 2013, these burgers were made available as a limited edition item, only in Japan.Why does a black burger make a comeback year after year only in a specific country?...
A new look at our abilities   29 September, 2014
Look; learn; see   29 October, 2011
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
Dean of good health   04 January, 2014
Status update.   04 January, 2014
Scrap special education   04 January, 2014
A winnerís will   16 December, 2013
D for deafness   16 December, 2013
The happiness switch   05 November, 2013
Happy-go-healthy   23 October, 2013
Down memory lane.   23 October, 2013
Herbs that heal   23 October, 2013
Handle with care   07 October, 2013
The Maximum (sick) City   23 September, 2013
Prose not Prozac   23 September, 2013
Up on Down   10 September, 2013
Boon for doggie   10 September, 2013
When TB kills doctors...   26 August, 2013
Letís talk. Period.   27 August, 2013
Eye wish!   26 August, 2013
Mission innovation   06 August, 2013
It is an eye-opener   06 August, 2013
Spreading the smile   23 July, 2013
New light   23 July, 2013
Destiny's child   23 July, 2013
Victory dance   23 July, 2013
Home not alone   23 July, 2013
Acid test   10 July, 2013
Bugging concern   10 July, 2013
Bone of contention   10 July, 2013
For his name's sake   10 July, 2013
Gene kundali   24 June, 2013
Mindfully yours   24 June, 2013
Breath of good health   12 June, 2013
Not so 'Jolie' good   12 June, 2013
More accurate method to predict climate change   27 May, 2013
To be reborn...   29 May, 2013
Joint venture   08 May, 2013
Anyone can be a winner   08 May, 2013
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