BLOG: Let Us Talk: Developing Connections And Empowering Communities For Well-Being

In a situation like this, what we are missing is empowered communities where people are connected and enabled rather than isolated because of a (mental) health condition…

BLOG: New Alliance To Prevent NCDs In India

To my mind, this was a timely meeting. It is, in fact, high time to come together as civil society and join efforts for preventing and reducing the NCD burden on India. I see HIA as an engagement of multi-sectoral CSOs to tackle NCDs by generating awareness, building capacity, empowering people effected and affected by NCD and advocating for health promoting norms to reduce premature NCD mortality by 25% by 2025. We are coming together to prevent NCDs in India…

BLOG: Alcohol Promotion By Celebrities Is Health Hazard

Increasingly celebrities in India seek to make loads of money in a short period of time, and choose collaboration with unethical companies, promoting harmful products. And then there are powerful role models who choose another path…

BLOG: Importing Alcohol Harm Via Diplomats, Big Alcohol

As Indian government official step up enforcement of rules governing alcohol import, multinational corporations are found to violate basic laws. The impasse at the customs is utilised by foreign diplomats who are bootlegging their alcohol…
We see illegal and shameful behaviour that imports alcohol harm into our country…

BLOG: Alcohol Control In India: A Public Health Perspective

On behalf of Nada India Foundation I had the opportunity to raise a number of points and suggested the following to be included in the final white paper prepared during the PHFI consultation on Alcohol Control Policy…

BLOG: Energy Drinks Give “Energy” Is Myth… But Are Gateway Into Drugs

This is really a serious trend among the young, that parents and teachers need to be sensitised about: “The myth that energy drinks give extra energy should be dispelled,” scientists said at the 45th National Conference of the Nutrition Society of India (NSI). Not only are those “energy drinks” not healthy, they are even unhealthy. On top of that, they are obviously gateways into the use of alcohol and other drugs….

BLOG: Media Need To Shape Up For Drug Prevention

In the face of the ever-increasing aggressive alcohol marketing and the ever increasing failure of Indian media outlets to address alcohol harm adequately and consistently, loom large now that we celebrate another international observance…

BLOG: Social Media And Best Interest Of The Child

University of Southern California research confirms that what teens see online, they do. We as parents, teachers and policy makers need to ensure that our young generation continues to engage with us in the family, school and nation building. I hope, new Indian alcohol policy drafted by Ministry of Social Justice will ensure the social defense by way of banning the use of social media for brand promotion of alcohol directly or indirectly in India.