Have hands, will heal

There is perhaps nothing as intrinsically satisfying as bringing relief to physical and mental suffering. To alleviate someone’s pain and restore them to wholeness is almost an awe-inspiring gift....

Back with a bang

For South Indians, particularly those on the coastal belt, there is nothing more delicious than food cooked in coconut oil, whether it is the delectable banana chips, a plate of hot fish fry, or an...

The placebo effect

The placebo effect testifies to the power of the human mind to heal itself when it believes in the efficacy of the treatment – even if it is a sugar pill. Can healers harness this power to bring...

Everyone is entitled to good health

Uma Reddy manages the patients at Chakrasiddh healing centre at Hyderabad with her characteristic bustle and bonhomie. It is difficult to believe that there was a time in her life when she was...