When furniture tells stories of the land, its people

Published on May 03, 2021 DholioTakhtSarpozSandookKothlioBasni Ahmedabad: What can a piece of furniture tell? A lot, if you have ears to listen to them. And that’s exactly what a team of researchers did when they embarked on the six-year long journey traversing Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab to document ‘vernacular’ furniture of north-west India. The … Continue reading When furniture tells stories of the land, its people

Gujarat: Covid cases jump 23% in a week; third wave high in severity too?

Published on April 2, 2021 AHMEDABAD: As the state climbed yet another high at 2,410 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, the hospital beds are fast filling up – Ahmedabad-based private hospitals recorded 64% occupancy, whereas two major hospitals – Civil Hospital and Sola Civil Hospital – reached 50% of their capacity with surge in … Continue reading Gujarat: Covid cases jump 23% in a week; third wave high in severity too?

‘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’

Women account for 30%, men 70% of Covid-19 deaths in Gujarat

Published on February 12, 2021 AHMEDABAD: The Covid-19 infection was deadlier for men in Gujarat, revealed analysis of the state health department. Of 4,394 deaths till February 6, 3,080 or 70% of the deceased were males, whereas1,314 or 30% were females. Analysis of the age of the deceased revealed that 53% deceased were in the … Continue reading Women account for 30%, men 70% of Covid-19 deaths in Gujarat

Not so smart? 2 lakh await driver’s licences

AHMEDABAD: Rajal Shah, a resident of Paldi, completed the process of getting her learner's licence gave her photograph and other details hoping to get the driving licence like her friends did, through a courier. However, her month-long wait will get longer. Meanwhile, she is clutching the receipt which says that she has completed the procedure … Continue reading Not so smart? 2 lakh await driver’s licences