Sujatha Ramachandran

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Insight - Deserted New Delhi hospitals sour India's healthcare dream

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Two state-of-the-art public hospitals in New Delhi are barely operational years after they officially opened — not for lack of funding but because officials did not spend the millions of dollars allocated to treat heart and kidney patients.<p>A private security guard sits at …

Trick or treat? India's strong GDP figures mask economic reality

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - For business, the government and the Reserve Bank of India, data revisions that have transformed India’s $2.1 trillion economy into one of the world’s fastest growing are too good to be true.<p>A farmer works in a bottle gourd field in Kolkata February 9, 2015. REUTERS/Rupak De …

The uncommon man: R.K. Laxman (1924-2015)

“Since childhood I do not remember wanting to do anything else except draw,” R.K. Laxman says in his autobiography, > . And he has done very little …

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Uttarayan: concerns over bird fatalities during kite festival in India

Photograph: Sherwin Everett<p>An injured barn owl.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/14/1421236749258/7f9a83be-e904-4d7a-a00c-fb31fb840d45-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Sherwin Everett<p>An injured barn …

India faces massive challenge to get mental healthcare right

I have never met Rina, but an account of her struggle (pdf) to come to terms with her mental illness is moving.<p>“My name is Rina … I have been to hell and back, and I am proud to be able to stand here tall and say that I survived and I am continuing to survive my illness and society’s stereotypes of …

World Bank pledges $100m to send health workers to Ebola-hit countries

The World Bank is to invest $100m (£63m) in an attempt to increase the number of foreign health workers heading for west Africa to care for people with Ebola.<p>Treatment centres in the three countries at the heart of the epidemic – Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea – are being built but the biggest …