• What fame does to the famous February 12, 2013

    "There is a fame epidemic," Simon Cowell, the boorish judge of television talent show competitions such as Britain's Got Talent and American Idol, once declared. You may be one of the celebrities featured in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list and know firsthand how it feels to be famous. Perhaps...
  • Understand breast cancer to beat it October 24, 2011

    First Lady Betty Ford beat cancer in more ways than one. In the 1970s, when the c-word was fearfully whispered and only weeks moving into the White House, Ford announced she had cancer. Her motivation was to increase awareness to save at least one person " maybe more. She had...
  • Is health insurance good for you? October 4, 2011

    Is health insurance good for your health? One way to answer this would be to randomise people into a group that receives insurance and another that doesnt, and see which group is healthier over time. The only such study was done back in the 1970s by the RAND Corporation in...
  • Medicines for a better moral society? August 27, 2011

    Your colleague doesn't show up when a big deliverable is due. He is not answering his phone or responding to messages and the entire team needs to scramble to make up for his absence. He claims he was ill, though he has done this a number of times before. He...
  • Magic Bullets to keep you in shape? March 17, 2011

    "I like magic bullets," Dr. Rox Anderson declared while describing the latest fat dissolving technology that he invented. Apparently so do you. In response to my previous column on the types of fats we have in the body, readers wrote asking for more ways to quickly lose weight. Principally, there...
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    Read story">Forbes India: Know all about juice April 6, 2010

    Pomegranate contains among the highest levels of antioxidants of any fruit and has had a noteworthy career. ...
  • Forbes India: Are mobile phones safe? March 19, 2010

    A mobile phone emits electromagnetic radiation of the microwave frequency. ...