Articles by Damayanti Datta

The Chicken And Egg Question

Affluent India is having eggs and chicken as if there’s no tomorrow, but they remain beyond the poor man’s platter. Now countries across the world are turning to chicken and eggs to fight global hunger and malnutrition. Can that work for India?

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Babies To Breast

Instead of lecturing mothers about the importance of breastfeeding newborns in the first hour of life, public health campaigns need to counsel families. Targeting mothers has not, and will not, work. A new initiative from JIPMER, Puducherry, shows the way.

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Magic In A Grain Of Rice

The ubiquitous puffed rice could be worth much more, if fortified with nutrients. The world is moving in that direction. Will India sit up and take note?

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Why Litchi May Not Be Responsible For Child Deaths In Bihar's Muzaffarpur

Why the popular fruit may not be responsible so much for the tragic deaths of undernourished children in Bihar.

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Why Winston Churchill Could Have Landed in Jail Today For Starving 4 Million People To Death in 1943

In January 2019, a new study by researchers of IIT, Gandhinagar (published in the Geophysical Research Letters) used soil analysis for the first time to show that the famine of 1943 was not caused by drought but by Churchill's policies and wilful negligence.

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