Tagged: India

Do spicy foods cause ulcers?

Years ago it was accepted as fact that spicy foods were the culprits behind many peptic ulcers. Doctors’ advice was to avoid curries, salsas, hot peppers, and anything else that “burned,” the theory being that...

The man who knew infinity

Who was Srinivasa Ramanujan? Learn about this mathematical genius who died young but left mysteries that still puzzle mathematicians today.

Health benefits of turmeric

Bright colors in fruits and vegetables generally indicate high levels of nutrients and other healthful compounds, including the pigments themselves (such as beta carotene in carrots). Strong, sharp flavors of plant-derived foods and spices...

Reincarnation of Ganesha

Ganesha has become one of the commonest mnemonics for anything associated with Hinduism. This not only suggests the importance of Ganesha but also shows how popular and pervasive this deity is in the minds of the...

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Thousands of Indians force-fed live fish

.. to cure asthma. An estimated 100,000 people received an infamous cure for breathing problems in Hyderabad’s Exhibition Ground, Wednesday, as they were given live fish to swallow. Asthma is characterized by episodes of...

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Street dentists in India

Starring Pushkar Singh as Doc-Junior and Pyara Singh as Doc-Senior. For 80 Rupees Only! Get your Treatment Now! Tooth and Gum Disease Dental caries result from bacterial action that gradually demineralizes enamel and underlying dentin. Decay...