Saturday, 25 June, 2022


Second wave has left 2 of 3 people struggling with fear of death, grief, says NIMHANS doctor

NIMHANS professor says the grief and trauma caused during the second Covid wave has been higher than the first one, notes there has been an acute spike in distress calls.

Covaxin a ‘buffet’ vaccine that can deal with mutations, others ‘a la carte’ — top virologist

India’s vaccination strategy is smartly-designed and will strengthen healthcare workers to handle a second wave, says Dr V. Ravi, former basic sciences dean at NIMHANS.

‘Should I send my kids to school, should I travel?’ Top Covid concerns on NIMHANS helpline

NIMHANS director G. Gururaj says helpline set up on 25 March has received over 3 lakh calls, though numbers have reduced significantly in recent months.

‘Do I have Covid? Vaccine anytime soon?’ — 3.5 lakh distress calls at NIMHANS since March

NIMHANS Director B.N. Gangadhar says frequently-asked queries are mostly about fear of losing jobs, managing work-related stress & anxiety regarding children's education.

36% patients in mental health facilities stay over a year — way above ‘6-week requirement’

Hans Foundation survey finds 93.5% mental health patients never stepped out of hospital, 86.5% never had a visitor, 94.8% never visited anyone out of the hospital.

Deep breaths and counselling: How doctors are treating India’s ‘first Netflix addict’

A 23-year-old was recently admitted at NIMHANS, Bengaluru, after he let his Netflix viewing take precedence over everything else in his life.

Three Bengaluru institutions announce largest joint mental health study in India

This is the first major and systematic research study of mechanisms of mental health disorders in India, scientists involved in the project claim.

Anyone here been raped and likes sex?

And smokes, drinks and has condoms in her room? Notion that young Indians leading liberated lives are asking for trouble needs revisiting.

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PM Narendra Modi addresses the bureaucrats at Vigyan Bhawan | Photo: Praveen Jain| ThePrint

Modi govt’s assault on democracy is more sinister than the Emergency. Look at the differences

While the Emergency was brutal and sudden, Modi govt's moves are far more insidious and systemic and will undermine our society for a long time.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.