‘We waited for 3 years to hear her speak after 3 surgeries’

Published on March 3, 2021 Ahmedabad: The Masani family of 15 was overjoyed when Mahavir, the eldest brother among five siblings, gave news of a childbirth four years after his marriage. The Sanand-based family was however crestfallen when they got to know that the child had cleft lip, had a hole in her heart, could … Continue reading ‘We waited for 3 years to hear her speak after 3 surgeries’

‘Genetic factors in Gujarat behind high morbidity’

Published on March 2, 2021 Ahmedabad: Gujaratis may want to blame the ‘foreign gene variants’ behind the high morbidity and mortality among the Covid-19 patients in Gujarat, but it could be their own specific genetic makeup, revealed a study carried out by state government-run Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre (GBRC). A paper titled ‘Host genetic factors … Continue reading ‘Genetic factors in Gujarat behind high morbidity’

‘Fintech, medtech, edutech likely sunrise sectors for 2021’

Published on March 1, 2021 Ahmedabad: The year 2020 was a year of status quo for many entrepreneurs – both budding and established – but the early signs of 2021 are positive, said experts at Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) during the Fourteenth Biennial Conference on Entrepreneurship that got concluded on February 27. The … Continue reading ‘Fintech, medtech, edutech likely sunrise sectors for 2021’

‘Covid-19 more severe for autoimmune rare disorders’

Published on February 28, 2021 Ahmedabad: The patients of rare diseases – primarily affected by genetic disorders – are more prone to Covid-19 infection, said city-based experts. February 28 is marked as Rare Diseases Day globally to create awareness about the diseases which are difficult to diagnose and some of which are difficult to treat. … Continue reading ‘Covid-19 more severe for autoimmune rare disorders’

Gujarat women record 58% rise in blood pressure compared to 32% of men

Published on February 28, 2021 AHMEDABAD: The blood pressure of Gujaratis is rising! A study has found that while prevalence of hypertension or high blood pressure spiked across categories in Gujarat between 2016 and 2020, women were more affected by the health condition. Compared to 2016, men recorded 32% rise (from 9.9% to 13.1%) in … Continue reading Gujarat women record 58% rise in blood pressure compared to 32% of men

Curating narratives from Ahmedabad

Published on February 26, 2021 Articles to commemorate Ahmedabad's Foundation Day Ahmedabad: One can marvel at the dragon-shaped wooden supports at Harkunvar Shethani ni Haveli signifying the city’s trade links with the East, or the cherubic figurines from the British Raj on several houses in Khadia –but what symbolizes Amdavad? The city, which will turn … Continue reading Curating narratives from Ahmedabad