Monthly Archives: January 2017


This communication is to clarify to all healthcare establishments who hand over their bio-medical wastes to PAHAL, that their total payable amount is to be divided into two portions, and while PAHAL is to be paid for Transportation, MPCC is to be paid separately for Incineration. There are about 65 different establishments, where the PAHAL […]

Stop This Anesthesia  

© Dr. Rajas Deshpande “Why so Doctor? Why cannot my child be like others?” asked the angry mother. Just as I started to reply her, the patient: a 23 year old boy, went into a flurry of jerks. His body stiffened up, his eyes rolled up, and his face turned blue. He was already on […]

genetics and archaeogenetics of the ethnic groups of South Asia 

The study of the genetics and archaeogenetics of the ethnic groups of South Asia aims at uncovering these groups’ genetic history. The geographic position of India makes Indian populations important for the study of the early dispersal of all human populations on the Eurasian continent. R Studies based on mtDNA variation have reported genetic unity […]

Toba Tek Singh

Below is the full text of Saadat Hassan Manto’s short story “Toba Tek Singh” variously titled as “The Exchange of Lunatics” and “The Insane Asylum”. Manto wrote this short story in the wake of the Partition of the Indian Subcontinent at the time of Independence from the British Raj. It is considered one of the […]

What Is Encephalitis?

Encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain tissue, is rare, affecting about one in 200,000 people each year in the U.S. When it strikes, it can be very serious, causing personality changes, seizures, weakness, and other symptoms depending on the part of the brain affected. Children, the elderly, and those with a weak immune system are […]

What is herpes meningoencephalitis?

The meninges are the layers of thin tissue that cover your brain. If these tissues become infected, it’s called meningitis. When your brain becomes inflamed or infected, the problem is called encephalitis. If both the meninges and the brain are infected, the condition is called meningoencephalitis. Encephalitis involving herpes is a medical emergency. It needs […]

The business of vaccines 

Today the vaccine market is worth close to $24 billion. The report titled ‘Global Human Vaccines Market 2016-2020’ gives an “in-depth analysis” of the possible revenues and “emerging market trends” globally. According to the Press Release: The report study indicates that the introduction of new products is fueling the growth of the market. Moreover, the […]

Depressive disorder. Familial? in Maurya Empire

The great king beloved of God also known as Ashoka the great marked his territory by building Imperial pillars on which he inscribed his eddicts. In one of the eddicts he is depicted as suffering-from weight on his mind. Comming post Kalinga war it is said to represent the remorse that Ashoka felt for the […]