A few days ago, I was asked to be a moderator on the new National Education Policy. The debate was conducted by the Atomic Energy Junior College in Tarapore. Much of the debate was on the three language formula and also the using of the mother tongue as a means of communication in the crucial initial years.

- Dr Balbir Singh, Chairman, Cardiac Sciences, Max Hospital, Saket

Cardiac ailments are considered to be one of the deadliest diseases and the leading cause of mortality in India. As per the reports of WHO, Cardiac problems are estimated to kill atleast 1 in every 5 men and 1 in every 8 women. Progressive heart failure which is caused due to the plaque (fatty substance) build up in the arterial linings of the blood vessels are primarily attributed to lifestyle habits and conditions such as smoking, overweight, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes.

By Manish Chadda, BCE, MIE,FIV,CE(I),D. Auto, PPC

Now a days disposal of waste is become a nuisance and of great concern for community and for individual too. And again if by disposing a waste we contaminate the ground water, which is depreciating at alarming level.

And finally, the vaccine came out and every single person was given the antidote against the dreaded virus, and the world went back to business, and games, and politics and parties and weddings, just like the world did before. In a town in some part of the world, the locals decided to have an Awards Night.

“You are so lucky Bob!” is something I hear ever so often from friends and relatives, who know I spend the day writing from home, “You can be so flexible with your time!”

“No, I can’t!” I’ve been saying for years.