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Young India hits the bottle, gets stuck

Youngistan is on a high, but is hitting a health low as early as in its 30s. On the eve of World Liver Day, April 19, doctors in Chennai highlighted a worrying trend. They said there was a massive inc

Mylapore man dishes out ilaneer idli


Apart from sipping the cool, salty-sweet juice directly from the coconut on a hot day, Chennaiites seem to have developed a taste for a few delicacies that use ilaneer and the slurpy-good coconut fles

It’s true exotica this summer


Seven-year-olds wander around the city in tourist garb, clutching at their expensive digital cameras for a photo-journalism workshop.

Tiny tots in tutus preen in front of a mirror-wall, striking bal

Sex in the 60s & beyond is booming


The teeth are all gone, but the lip lock is still strong. The joints are creaky, but creaking sound continues to emanate from bedrooms.

A majority of aging Indians — even 90-year-olds — are sexually

‘Majority of ageing Indians sexually active’

Their joints may be creaky and teeth all gone, but a majority of ageing Indians are still sexually active, some even into their 90s, a study has found.

Tamil Nadu sitting on swine flu tinderbox


Chennai is sitting on a swine flu volcano waiting to erupt.

While A(H1N1) virus has infected 29 people in the state, leaving one 74 year old man dead, public health experts are apprehensive about t

Clinics, labs profit from H1N1 panic


With the state government struggling to break the chain of transmission of A(H1N1) virus, private players seem to be jumping in the fray to make a quick buck at the expense of panicked people.


Water-borne diseases make comeback


The mineral water that you have bought might not be as hygienic as claimed. For, there has been an increase in the number of typhoid, diarrhoea, cholera and gastritis cases even from the upper strata

Girl admitted for swine flu at CMCH

A four and a half year old girl from SS Kulam near Kovilpalayam, here was admitted to Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH) on Wednesday night for swine flu.

The girl's father Velumani, running

Droplet infections up: Docs


If your colleague is constantly coughing and sniffling and you work in an air-conditioned office, better watch out because this is the season of “droplet infections” wherein an assortment of viral fev

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.