Suicide is an extremely sensitive topic that has been dominating our news lately. The tragic death, and subsequent investigation, of Sushant Singh Rajput, have shone… Read More »World Suicide Prevention Day 2020: Time to Update Our Vocabulary and Understanding of Mental Health
Since 1967, International Literacy Day has been celebrated annually on 8 September to remind the world at large about the importance of education and literacy.… Read More »International Literacy Day 2020: Education in the Time of Covid-19
The Covid-19 pandemic has lead to a surge in fear and uncertainty regarding the future and the present. People, now more than ever, are aware… Read More »How to Boost Your Immunity During Covid-19 with Your Diet
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, so does stress. In addition to the everyday stress, people are now uncertain about their future prospects, worried about their… Read More »Spark.Live Conversation with Ayurvedic Physician Dr. Vibhuti Tripathi: Ayurveda during Covid-19
With rising numbers of Covid-19 cases around the world and the possibility of a vaccine still far away, ‘herd immunity’ is a common term thrown… Read More »What is Herd Immunity? Is it Possible to Achieve Herd Immunity in India?
Fighting from the Frontline: In Conversation with Dr. Shweta Jindal – The COVID-19 Oxford Vaccine Trial Explained
Dr. Shweta Jindal (MBBS, MD, MRCPH) is an MTI Fellow of Paediatric Critical Care, Oxford University. She speaks to Devadeep Chowdhury about the groundbreaking vaccine… Read More »Fighting from the Frontline: In Conversation with Dr. Shweta Jindal – The COVID-19 Oxford Vaccine Trial Explained
Dr. Brock Chisholm, the first Director-General for the World Health Organization (WHO) famously stated that “without mental health, there can be no true physical health.” … Read More »Mental Health During Covid-19 and How Spark.Live Can Help
The COVID-19 outbreak, and the subsequent lockdown, have propelled India into an unprecedented humanitarian and health crisis. The government, both at the central and the… Read More »NGOs Provide A Healing Touch In COVID-19 Afflicted India
Interview with Kreeanne Rabadi, Regional Director, Child Rights and You (CRY) Q: What has been the biggest impact on children during the Covid-19 lockdown? A:… Read More »Safeguarding the Future of Our Country with CRY
Dr Arvind Kumar is a founding member of Lung Care Foundation; Chairman, Centre of Chest Surgery; and Director, Institute of Robotic Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. He holds the following degrees: MBBS (AIIMS), MS (Surgery, AIIMS), MNAMS, FACS (USA), FICS (USA), and FUICC (Geneva). He is also the recipient of the prestigious Dr B.C. Roy Award for Eminent Medical Person for the year 2014.
A study of Helping Hand and mHealth apps in how they are helping during Covid-19 battle.
The app is the central government’s flagship corona tracker programme, which employs voluntary contact tracing to build a database that helps users to ascertain if they are near someone who has contracted the virus
Dr Mohit Bhatia is an MBBS and M.S. in Surgery. He is Senior Clinical Fellow at King’s College London. Dr. Bhatia is currently in the frontline of the battle against Covid-19. In this interview, Devadeep Chowdhury discusses pertinent questions that we face during this time.
Dr. Gurshan Singh Gill is MBBS, MD (Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, and currently in frontline of the battle against Covid-19. In this interview, Devadeep Chowdhury discusses pertinent questions that we face during this time.
In a global climate where every moment brings a mixture of anticipation and anxiety, Devadeep Chowdhury conducts a series of interviews with senior doctors across the country to unearth what we as citizens should look out for to combat the epidemic.
Despatches from an Urban Containment Zone: Tales of Fear, Anxiety, and Cautious Optimism during Covid-19 Crisis
If the lockdown seemed disorienting and frightening, a containment zone feels like a page out of a dystopian novel. But, the authorities say, it is vitally important to isolate such zones where there are multiple confirmed cases of Covid-19 and, in some cases, a cluster of suspected ones. In Faridabad, alone, there are 13 such containment areas as of now. In all over Delhi NCR, which includes the satellite townships of Faridabad, Gurgaon, Noida and Ghaziabad, the number is staggering — a total of 77 clusters have been identified to be ‘contained’. These include small urban villages, entirely planned sectors and, sometimes, even a single apartment complex.
As the death toll in India rises every day with a steady increase in the number of active cases, copious amounts of newsreel, and airtime… Read More »A Handbook on Sanitization in the Time of Corona: Dos and Don’ts