Author Archives: Loknath Das

Soothe sunburns with cold presses, plenty of water and loose clothing

Excessive exposure to sun can leave you with bad sunburns. But there is help around. Aloe Vera paste, consuming plenty of water to wearing loose clothing are some ways to deal with them.     Choose an aloe vera moisturiser or soy cream to deal with sunburns. Even if you take precautions, excessive exposure to sun can leave your skin Read More


School is liberating young women, society is holding them back

On a sunny afternoon in April, Deepmala, Jyoti Maurya, and Priyanka Rai, made a triumphant return to the Government Girls’ Senior Secondary School in C block, Sangam Vihar — a year after they graduated as the toppers of their batch. Growing up, the girls reflected, is a strange experience of simultaneously expanding and contracting horizons: the growing possibilities of adult Read More


5 Famous Varieties of Ramen You Must Try in Japan

                                        The unrelenting rain pelted down onto the streets below. But a look outside my hotel window, the view boasting of cherry blossoms and Mt.Fuji, reminded me of why I needed to get moving and get out of the room. I Read More


23-Year Old Man Loses His Life After Getting His Injured Leg Massaged

                                          A recent case, reported in the Medico-Legal Journal, brings to light a tragic incident where a 23-year old man with a hairline ankle fracture lost his life after his mother gave him a leg massage. It raises a big Read More


New Robotic System Can 3D Print Entire Buildings

MIT scientists have designed a new robotic system that can 3D print the basic structure of an entire building, an advance that would make building houses a faster, less expensive process. The building could also be completely customised to the needs of a particular site and the desires of its maker. Even the internal structure could be modified in new Read More


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Schools cutting mental health services to plug funding gaps, warn MPs

The MPs said in their report that more than half of all mental ill health starts before the age of 15. Photograph: Alamy Cash-strapped schools are cutting mental health services such as counsellors and pastoral provision as they try to cover funding gaps, two influential groups of MPs have said.   The health and education select committees joined forces for Read More


BAKER VALLEY EDUCATION FOUNDATION AIMS TO AID INNOVATIVE TEACHING

A conversation among moms started Kim Mosier into researching different education models, and ultimately led to developing the Baker Valley Education Foundation. “Somewhere in my research on expeditionary learning, I came across education foundations,” said Mosier, who lives in Baker City. (Expeditionary learning is an in-depth, project-based approach. This year, fifth-graders at South Baker Intermediate School have completed several “expeditions.”) Read More


9 Investigates: Prison baby ‘business’

  OCALA, Fla. – 9 Investigates learned adoption attorneys are paying for food, clothing and other items for inmates serving sentences right here in Central Florida, in anticipation of being able to adopt out those inmates’ babies.   Though some describe it as ‘buying a baby,’ it’s legal, and one particular attorney has been supporting both pregnant inmates and others Read More


8 Best Buffet Restaurants in Pune: Feast On

To be honest, a buffet is not my first port of call when I want to dine out; I find the choice overwhelming, the items repetitive, and the quality of the food unpredictable. But of course, there are always exceptions to the rule and the buffet is no exception. Pune offers up some exceptional buffet options, and I’ve written about Read More


Chronic Kidney Patients’ Urine Can Predict Their Risk of Death

A new study suggests that marker in urine can reveal a lot about the health of patients with chronic kidney disease. A team of experts from the University of Utah has found that low ammonium excretion in the urine of such patients may put them at higher risk of disease progression and even. The experts studied 1,044 individuals with Chronic Read More