Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: Ayurveda

Bedsheet as beach towels? India-made products find novel uses in global markets, says Amazon

E-commerce giant Amazon’s ‘Exports Digest 2022’ reveals how Indian middle- and small-scale industries are thriving worldwide, thanks to technology.

With love, from Khan Market—How Mira Kulkarni made Forest Essentials more than a store

In her book ‘Essentially Mira’, Mira Kulkarni about how she built India’s first luxury Ayurveda beauty empire.

Dated, sexist and problematic—Why Indian Ayurvedic syllabus must evolve with changing times

Suggestions to edit objectionable portions of ayurvedic texts are met with affront by purists, who believe this counts as ‘tampering’ with textual purity.

Charak Shapath sets stage for latest stand-off between Tamil Nadu’s DMK govt & Centre

TN govt suspends Madurai Medical College dean after students recite oath endorsed by National Medical Commission. Students take responsibility, say they didn't consult faculty.

One teaspoon twice a day — Indians opting for ‘urine therapy’ to ‘cure’ cancer, Covid

India is the land of gharelu nuskhe and DIY treatments. But some are going truly DIY by drinking their own urine. Move over gaumutra.

Ayurveda clinics at 37 cantonment hospitals from 1 May, Defence Ministry announces

To support the initiative, Ministry of AYUSH is providing skilled practitioners and pharmacists to the cantonment hospitals, the ministry said.

SubscriberWrites: Replacing Hippocratic oath with Charak Shapath redundant. Oaths do not ensure ethics

Oath, in whatever form or language, is useless unless one who takes it, follows the same in letters and in spirit, writes Sibu K Das

Don’t call practitioners of Indian medicine ‘quacks’, have rights under law, says Commission

National Commission for Indian System of Medicine says ‘defaming’ registered ISM doctors violates laws safeguarding right to practice. Letter to ‘protect them in court of law’.

Food combining ‘ayurvedic’ taboos are back as fad. It’s ok to mix fruits with vegetables

Popular tips on ‘food combining’ are floating on social media and are followed by many. But are we ready to look into the evidence?

AYUSH ministry threatens Kerala doctor with defamation, for ‘denigrating’ Ayurveda

Dr Cyriac Abby Philips was interviewed by a YouTube channel in June this year on liver injuries that could occur due to herb use, and the video went viral in Kerala.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.