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What to do in case of a nuclear accident – Learning from Fukushima

Most people really have little clue about what they can do in case of a nuclear accident. Research and surveys conducted in Japan after the Fukushima meltdowns revealed that many people didn’t really know what they could do, and exposure to radiation among citizens could have been significantly lower if they knew what was safe, […]

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The Blinkers
Environment
Health
National
Politics & Political Commentary
Religion and Phiosophy

The Blinkers and mental eploitation.

If I can direct what you think, I can control your conclusion. It is like blinkers on a horse. A horse able to see only in one direction is less likely to stray. Whether I say “Think of a pineapple” or I say “Don’t think of a pineapple” I can guarantee that the image in […]

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Health
National

Mistaking Gloss for Standards

Republishing this post today to add this quote of horror: Usha Devi, a slum dweller, went into labour at night on the 12th Jan 2012 . She was taken by her husband to Chittaranjan Hospital, which refused to admit her, and sent her to Shambhunath Pandit Hospital. On the way there, she delivered a baby […]

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Health

Khatnil Herbal bed bug killer

Khatnil herbal bed bug killer is a product that claims to be herbal. While there are precious few alternatives to target bed bugs in India, the ingredients of this one are unclear.

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General
Health

Superstitions and Pregnancy

India is plagued with unending superstitions around almost every facet of life, but when a person is pregnant, logic flies out of the window. Here is a taste of the bizarre superstitious rules most women endure.

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