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‘Integrative healthcare is the future for health services’

It is important for policy-makers to realise that integrative healthcare is the future for health services because no single system has the best solutions to all the health needs of the community.

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John Milton comes to Hanumangarh
The John Milton Library was the first in a series of successful community libraries set up in Hanumangarh district in Rajasthan.
Low-fee college in punjab
It is spread over 15 rambling acres at Tughawala in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab, but the Baba Aya Singh Riarki College really occupies much more space in the minds and hearts of nearby rural families.
Tata Steel’s green score
When Tata Steel expands production capacity to be more competitive, the cutting edge it looks for is in higher levels of sustainability. It is good for business, less damaging to the environment and important for the company’s public image.
Kokum goes instant
Kokum has finally arrived on the global scene. In a small but historic first step, Konimsfurti, a food-processing cluster in Maharashtra, recently exported around three tonnes of dry kokum rind to the US.
Every eight minutes a child goes missing without a trace in India. Robert Bilheimer’s film, Not My Life, is a harrowing but redemptive film that travels into the heart of darkness and emerges with stories of horror and hope.
Calcutta’s calendar is dominated by two seasons – there is the Puja season and then there is the Christmas season. While the Pujas are quintessentially Bengali, Christmas is typically Anglo-Indian. And Christmas is an apt leitmotif in Robyn Andrews’ book on the Anglo-Indian community in Kolkata, as the city is now known.
Monsoon magic in Wayanad

During the monsoon months from June to September, Wayanad is truly magical. It is the time of the year when nature is at its most beautiful. When the rainy season begins, travel agents, tour operators, travel writers and destination connoisseurs make a beeline for Wayanad to take part in Splash 2014, a three-day monsoon carnival.
OBITUARY
Thomas Kocherry, 74, a priest and a staunch activist for the rights of fish workers, passed away on 3rd May after suffering a massive heart attack. Kocherry’s death is a big loss to the National Fishworkers Forum (NFF) that he helped found and the National Alliance for People’s Movement (NAPM) with whom his forum was affiliated and where he worked as convener for a while.
Goonj – Rahat Flood Campaign
The Uttarakhand floods have wreaked havoc and taken heavy toll on lives and livelihoods. Many villages have been washed away. The death toll is uncertain and thousands are still stranded in the upper reaches of the state and are waiting for rescue and relief materials to reach them.
11 very quick years
Time flies and it seems to go especially fast in publications. In Civil Society we transit from month to month in a space that is never short of interesting people and trends. There is always something new to figure out, someone exciting to meet.
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