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Clinical Trial scenario in India

Clinical Trial in India “Are we really are the Guinea Pigs”, and Current Indian Scenario

What we perceive from Clinical Trials is testing of a drug on human beings who are treated as experimental “guinea pigs”.

Clinical research is part of developing a new drug molecule or testing the generic copies of the more costly and unavailable drug. Yes, it looks as we humans are guinea pigs and companies are testing their drugs on us like Guinea pigs, but there are two sides of a coin.

Drug manufacturing companies and Doctors use clinical research studies data to compare current treatments or drugs available with potentially better ones, in this way they can keep improving the care offered to the patients. As with the increasing resistance power of new strains of disease causing microbes and viruses, the more effective and cheap treatment is the need of the hour. Also the increasing population demands for cost effective treatment which can reach the poor as well.

Scientific Places to visit in Mumbai

Don’t forget to visit these places of scientific interest whenever you are in Mumbai.

Taraporevala Aquarium


Built in 1951 and renovated in 2015,this is a popular destination for tourists young and old.The renovated aquarium has a 12-feet long and 360 degree acrylic glass tunnel for a great view of the fish as you enter The aquarium gives a fair insight to marine life with its species of fish, sea horse, octopus, turtles and sea cucumber,sea urchin, starfish jelly fish and sea anemone.

A Visit to Visvesvaraya Museum in Bengaluru

Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum Bengaluru

Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum (VITM) Bengaluru, is the first science museum in the southern region which was opened on 27.07.1965. Since then this museum has been a hub of science activities in the city. The museum has large number of exhibits and it organizes activities for all ages, which includes general public, students, teachers and professionals etc.

The museum has 8 interactive galleries and other facilities like Science on a Sphere, Wright Brother’s Simulator, the Dinosaurs Corner, a full fledged Auditorium, Taramandal (inflatable planetarium), 3D film shows and Public Science shows apart from special demonstrations in the exhibition galleries.

Yoga for all

What’s the meaning of Asana:-

The Kamadhenutantra defines Asana as:-

A: Atmasamadhi (enlightenment)

Sa: Sarvarogapratibandha (freedom from disease)

Na: Siddhiprapti (success is achieved)

Asana are yoga poses that are performed to attain a specific physical position aided by controlled breathing. These asana have immense physical and mental health benefits. There are around 2500 asana are known worldwide. Through this series of articles we will try to cover up most of the asana in detail. In this series, we will discover different Asanas in every edition.

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