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Maitri Porecha

  • The cancer survivor

    When I first got to know that I had cancer three years ago, I cried. Not because I had cancer, but because I would have to miss school.

    Saturday, 27 December 2014 - 5:25am
  • Cancer-stricken kids forget their blues with music at Tata hospital

    Thumping feet, beats of bongo, and strumming of guitar fill the air on entering Tata Memorial Hospital, unusual sounds for a place for cancer patients. The otherwise morose set-up exudes positive vibes when young patients look forward to their music class in the Parel hospital. For the past two...

    Friday, 26 December 2014 - 7:10am
  • Police to probe Dongri shelter boy's injury case

    While doctors are struggling to save the fingers of the 13-year-old boy whose hand was crushed in the roti-making machine at the children's home in Dongri earlier this week, the police have instituted an inquiry into the alleged instance of child labour inside the shelter. Officials from Dongri...

    Sunday, 21 December 2014 - 6:15am
  • Boy's fingers severed as he makes rotis in Dongri home

    A 13-year-old inmate of a state-run child shelter in Dongri fractured his fingers while allegedly being forced to cook in the facility. The boy was admitted to JJ Hospital in Byculla where he underwent a restorative surgery. On December 14, the boy's right hand got trapped in the roti-making...

    Saturday, 20 December 2014 - 7:00am
  • Love in the time of being HIV+

    Get together organised for HIV positive patients to enable them to find a life partner evokes good response

    Monday, 15 December 2014 - 7:01am
  • Ebola: Indian doctor opens up about working with patients in epidemic-ravaged West Africa

    It has been two months now, since Dr Kalyani Gomathinayagam, 46, returned to India. She is the only Indian doctor to have traversed the Ebola-ravaged terrains of West Africa since the outbreak began in March this year. She was in the Liberian village of Foya in September and October; there, she...

    Saturday, 13 December 2014 - 7:45am
  • Woman loses eyesight due to deadly drug reaction

    Kalyan resident Heena Khan, 28, who is admitted in private-run Saifee Hospital at Charni Road due to an adverse drug reaction (ADR) that gripped her after she popped antibiotics for cough and cold, has lost her eyesight. Loss of vision is a severe side effect of Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Syndrome...

    Thursday, 11 December 2014 - 7:05am
  • Here's why you shouldn't fear hailing a radio cab

    Amid rising concerns among women about hailing radio cabs, especially in the backdrop of the rape of a 28-year-old woman executive allegedly by an Uber cab driver, a city-based taxi service has been winning the trust of its customers for the past seven years. Priyadarshini Taxi Services (PTS), a...

    Wednesday, 10 December 2014 - 5:14am
  • Fatal drug reaction causes peeling skin in Kalyan woman

    When 28-year-old Kalyan resident Heena Khan took a seemingly harmless antibiotic for cough and cold, seldom did she know that she will be battling for her life in hospital a day later. Khan has been in Saifee Hospital, Charni Road, for the past 10 days. She has contracted what's called Stevens...

    Sunday, 7 December 2014 - 6:19am
  • Workshop to address problems at Kumb Mela to be held in January

    Come 2015 and devotees would start thronging Nashik for the Kumbh Mela expected to attract a crowd of three crore. Needless to say technology will a vital role in managing the mammoth gathering. Hence, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) along with IIT-Bombay, IIT-Madras and other industry...

    Sunday, 7 December 2014 - 5:55am