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Brief Takes: A Bend in the River of Life by Marianne de Nazareth

A Bend in the River of Life by Marianne de Nazareth. Leadstart Books. Now here`s a dilemma. Can one label a book that deals with the onset and relentless progress of Parkinsonism in a set of parents, a happy read? Impactful, yes. Informative, very much so. Disturbing, well, that`s a given, dealing as it does…

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GUT by GIULIA ENDERS

Gut by microbiologist Giulia Enders (Speaking Tiger Books) turned out to be not a run of the mill pick but a very informative read. The style is most reader-friendly, almost light and chatty but the gravitas of the contents is unmissable. The presentation of the book went viral on Youtube, won the first prize at…

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FEATURE: THE HINDU SUNDAY MAGAZINE/ INTERVIEW WITH Dr ISSAC MATHAI of SOUKYA

       FEATURES » MAGAZINE January 17, 2015 Wholesome Healing: Back to tradition SHEILA KUMAR   Living better should come to you as easily as breathing, says Dr. Issac Mathai who talks about his attitude to healthcare and his new book on holistic healing. The Soukya International Holistic Health Centre has, for over a dozen years…

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FEATURE: METRO PLUS/CAN THAT ONE DRINK HURT YOU?

Online edition of India’s National Newspaper Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 Metro Plus Puducherry   Can that one drink hurt you? Drinking, even light, social drinking, carries its own baggage, says Sheila Kumar THREE CHEERS But for soft drinks The thing is, we have evolved enough not to mistake light drinking for alcoholism. What is light drinking?…

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FEATURES: : METRO PLUS/STRESS/LISTEN TO THE POET

Online edition of India’s National Newspaper Saturday, Jan 26, 2008 Metro Plus Hyderabad Listen to the poet! As new forms of stress keep mutating, it really is time to press the pause button Which poet, you ask? Why, the one who asked us to stop and smell the roses. To which, we shrug and say,…

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FEATURE: METRO PLUS/OSTEO ALERT

Online edition of India’s National Newspaper Thursday, Aug 31, 2006 Metro Plus Chennai Osteo alert! Asians, more particularly women, are susceptible to osteoporosis,  according to research. Have you put your osteo-fighters in place,  asks SHEILA KUMAR BRITTLE BONES? A daily walk helps keep osteoporosis  at bay We’ve been noticing them for years, bent old men…

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