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My Columns

  • Sugar: the sweet devil

    Sugar: the sweet devil

    One-quarter of what you eat keeps you alive. The other three-quarters keeps your doctor alive,” says the hieroglyph on an ancient Egyptian tomb. I was reminded of this wisdom when I came across a paper in the British Medical Journal on how sugar consumption can [...]

  • Invest in real friendships

    Invest in real friendships

    My close friends keep me grounded, help me stay centred, remind me of what is important and make me laugh, a lot. Good friends are a necessity, particularly in the times we live in. Our everyday lives are hectic, filled with physical and emotional stresses [...]

  • Money can buy you smiles…

    Money can buy you smiles…

    There is a popular belief that the things that bring us happiness aren’t for sale. Songs have been sung about this, poetry written, and while it’s a lovely sentiment, it is wrong. Money allows us to buffer ourselves against daily worries and gives us more [...]

Protect your spine

The spine is an anatomical design marvel. It is a string of 33 vertebrae, or bony blocks held together by ligaments and tendons and supported by large [...]

Demystifying the pause

In 2000, when Radhika* turned 42, she found herself feeling uneasy and more fatigued than usual. There were sudden spells when she would feel so hot that [...]

Rise, gentlemen

Ram Sadhwani* is a banker in his late 40s who spends at least two-three days a week travelling. His long hours at work and travel have had [...]

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