'Unless it is a situation where a patient must be hospitalised, that patient can be very easily treated at home... Patients recover in situations where they are more comfortable.' Dr Om Shrivastav, who treats swine flu cases at Mumbai's Jaslok and Kasturba hospitals, speaks to Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com According to the latest figures released by the Union health ministry on February 27, the number of deaths from swine flu across the country was 965, with the number of people affected ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'If there is one message coming out of Delhi, it is that the country is ready for inclusive, bipartisan politics, not based on caste, community and religion, but based on issues of a modern India.' Banker-turned-AAP politician Meera Sanyal tells Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com how Delhi was won, and how a victory of the people could come to Mumbai. Meera Sanyal has been in Delhi campaigning for the Aam Aadmi Party for the last four months, she says, returning to Mumbai only for urgent ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'Is the nation interested in the arts? Do political parties care about the arts? Is there a pride in budgeting for the arts? No.' 'That is the bottom line. No one really cares... Culture is always a low second priority for any minister whose main activity is another ministry of greater relevance to the nation.' Danseuse Leela Samson speaks to Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com on why she stepped down as chairman of the Censor Board, the difficulties in functioning as its chief and the sadly ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'Some antibiotic resistance was first detected in India. One of the reasons for this is that many antibiotics are used in India, and often these have been bought by patients and not used under prescription. This means that antibiotics are used very widely, not always to treat bacterial infections and not always at the correct dose.' 'This provides a 'breeding ground' for the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria.' Laura Piddock, who leads Britain's Antibiotic Action, tells Vaihayasi ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
‘We got inspiration from Shabhnam Mausi in Madhya Pradesh’ ‘All the young girls and boys of Raigarh voted for me’ Madhu Kinnar, newly-elected mayor of Raigarh in Chhattisgarh, speaks to Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com. It’s a deep, gravelly voice on the other end of the telephone. ‘Is this Madhu Kinnar?’ you ask, momentarily flummoxed, hastily abandoning the Mr or Ms prefix. “Yes, it is she.” Kinnar uses the female tense, even if it is at ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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