Let’s talk about mental health

Mental illnesses have been treated as being “not real” or more often, as all “in your mind”. But they are real, and one merely doesn’t “shake out of it”. As we observe the month around World Mental Health Day, an useful explainer on its symptoms and what you can do about it. »


Bone marrow donation: How you too could save a cancer patient’s life

The Bangalore Medical College Development Trust (BMC DT) and Infosys Foundation have jointly set up a Bone Marrow Registry with the mission to set up a database of willing bone marrow donors, with details of their HLA type, in order to help patients in need of transplant. Here’s how you could register. »


Who will pay for the development of our cities?

From AMRUT to Swachh Bharat to Smart Cities, the wide range of schemes in place reflect the government’s thrust on urban development. But how will these schemes be financed? Here’s a primer on the options available and some recent policies meant to help cities improve their finances. »