Health

COVID-19: “Community spread could lead to proportional rise in mental illness cases”

In all the noise about social distancing, testing and fatalities, mental well-being of society receives relatively less attention, though it is one of the foremost challenges in public health as the coronavirus pandemic takes over our lives. Leading psychiatrist Dr Kalyanasundaram S talks about the risks, mitigation and how to cope with stress in times of this new normal.

Health

Coronavirus testing centres in India

‘Test, test, test’ is the WHO’s prescription to restrict community spread of Covid19. Though India is currently following a restricted testing protocol, with the numbers rising, India may soon tap on 51 accredited private laboratories. Till then, check out the 62 accredited centres where you can test for Coronavirus.

Society

“My rights need to be stronger than a woman’s”

The idea of an equal world for men and women is still Utopian, but there are some strides made every day. But for trans women, a world with equal rights is an even more distant reality. On International Women’s Day, as we discuss equality for all, a chat with Bengaluru’s Sumangali Balakrishna and her fight for rights as a trans woman.

Infrastructure

Scant hope for ‘housing for all’ within Mumbai city

Lack of public housing for low and middle income families has left them with few options in the city. They are forced to move to the peripheries, which lack physical and social infrastructure. Meanwhile, of 193 affordable housing projects listed, only four, including three slum redevelopment projects, are planned for Mumbai city itself.