incidence of breast cancer is increasing rapidly in India and
statistics reveal that it has become one of the commonest
cancers. Dr S.M. Bose takes
a look at the causes, diagnosis and management
incidence of breast
cancer is increasing rapidly in India and it has overtaken
cancer of the cervix, statistics reveal. Breast cancer is one of
the most common cancers affecting females. Recent Indian Council
of Medical Research (ICMR) data shows that the incidence of
breast cancer is high among Indian females in the metropolitan
cities of Mumbai, Chennai, and Delhi. Although the data
available in India is not very reliable, it is estimated that
one in 22 Indian females is likely to develop breast cancer
during her lifetime in contrast to one in eight in America.
too can get it
in Africa have grown from
6,000 a century ago to 600,000 now. The South African government’s
plan to carry out a massive cull has triggered an international row,
write Geoffrey Lean and
the West, people are tired
of plain pastels and soft sombre shades. They want something to liven
up things a little and ethnic fashion is quite a revolution.
Old Banarasi and other Indian sarees, reincarnated as curtains,
bedspreads, quilts and what not, are adding a dash of colour to homes
in the West in contrast to the traditionally minimalist décor there.
Singh on preparations for the Mahamastakabhisheka ceremony,
held once every 12 years, at Shravanabelgola
celebration of Lord Bahubali is the ritual head anointment of the huge
monolith statue of Bahubali carved in rock atop Chandragiri hill at
Shravanabelgola, 150 km from Bangalore. The hamlet of Shravanabelgola
had been a Jain centre since 320 BC.
with money, fame, and
action, soccer, the world’s most popular sport, is ideal fodder for
movies. No wonder even Hollywood hasn’t been able to remain
indifferent to its global appeal, writes Vikramdeep
of offbeat movies
the success of Mr and
Mrs Iyer, the trio— Aparna Sen, Konkona Sen and Rahul
Bose—have teamed up once again in their new film 15 Park Avenue.
The film revolves around a woman Mitali or Meethi, played by Konkona,
who is searching the place where her family lives, that is, 15 Park