God Bless You! – Lung Cancer and Social Stigma associated with it


Do you know why we say “God Bless You!” every time somebody sneezes? Well, the origin of the expression could be traced back to 500 AD.

During the outbreak of the bubonic plague in Europe, Gregory I, who was the Pope, then, ordered unceasing prayer for divine intervention in hopes of fighting off the disease. Sneezing was thought to be an early symptom of the plague and hence the blessing became a common effort to halt the disease.

Household Pollution – The Killer behind your doors!


Pollution, of any form, has always been a major concern for our society. Thanks to the list of mushrooming social organisation working for the conservation of the environment, we are now more aware about the various types of pollution and the effect on the society. But, how many of you really think that this pollution is present outside your doors, only?

Effects of Secondary Smoking


While the world health organization has termed tobacco a “gradual killer”, the number of tobacco consumer continues to grow rapidly. Sad as it may sound, this killer not only secretly kills the person smoking the tobacco but also any person around who inadvertently inhales the same.

Ban on loose cigarette sales – will it be enough?


Spend five minutes standing next to a roadside paan-wala (hawker) and watch cigarettes fly out of his small stall. What will shock you is not the number of single cigarettes sold, but the ages of people buying cigarettes. You will see children walk up boldly, hand over money and walk away with cigarettes. Charge the seller and he will say – the child bought it for his father.

Lung Cancer Awareness Month – November 2014


He ignored everything, the cool breeze that ruffled his hair, the packed stadium with screaming spectators, all on their feet his teammates shouting and concentrated on just one thing – smacking the ball right out for a beautifully crafter six. He did just that, got a 77 off 35 balls at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot, conquering his game like he conquered his body and spirit in a fight against cancer!