India  /  Published 20.06.21

PM Modi to address Yoga Day programme

“Tomorrow, June 21, we will mark the seventh Yoga Day. The theme this year is ‘Yoga For Wellness’, which focuses on practising Yoga for physical and mental wellbeing,” Modi twe...
By Our Bureau in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 15.06.21

Breathe in life

We breathe to stay alive. The rate of breathing can be up to 60 times a minute at birth. This then falls to 12-16 times during adolescence and remains that through life. In the process of breathing, w...
By Dr Gita Mathai

World  /  Published 22.05.21

Alabama overturns yoga ban in schools

The governor of the US state of Alabama, Kay Ivey, has signed into law a bill that allows schools in the state to teach yoga in their classrooms, sans the use of namaste, ending a nearly three decades...
By PTI in Washington

Calcutta  /  Published 28.02.21

St Xavier’s opens wellness centre

St Xavier’s College (Autonomous) has used money it had received under a central scheme to set up a “wellness centre” for students and staff. The 1200sq ft  facility houses a gy...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 10.01.21

Aaj phir marney ka irada hai

Sui Generis. That would be the sui for me, none else, thank you very much. Is there one available? Anywhere? Anyone? Tell naaa?   Everybody is going sui, sui, sui, sui, sui, as if it were some li...
By Sankarshan Thakur


Calcutta  /  Published 07.01.21

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute aims for record in yoga

The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) is looking at creating a world record by organising a 75-hour relay yoga event involving more than 200 participants to commemorate 75 years of India’...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

India  /  Published 07.01.21

40% with lung disease: Study

A nationwide study of people aged 45 years and older has found 40 per cent with lung disease and that one in five need help for activities of daily living. The study, probing health in a manner never...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 29.12.20

2020: a year in fitness like no other

The change: As awareness grows, we will definitely become more aware of other components of wellness. We focus predominantly on physical fitness as is normal in a community that’s starting to em...
By Saionee Chakraborty

Opinion  /  Published 23.12.20

New sport: yoga championships

From the very centre of the vista, all is new in New India. It is no wonder that yoga, too, has come a long, long way in this newness. Having the United Nations accept June 21 as International Yoga Da...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 18.12.20

Yoga drive with eye on Olympics

Five years after introducing International Yoga Day, India wants to gift the world championships in yogasanas — a mix of traditional and choreographed yoga movements — promising medals and...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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