The role of Indian pharmaceutical and compounding facilities in the world is vital. As per the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), this sector alone attracted a foreign direct investments (FDI) worth over US$ 960 million between April 2000 and May 2012. As a result of which, the pharmaceutical market in India is one of the fastest growing sectors, next to information technology.

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In the indoor environment, settled dust may contain a number of biogenic and a-biogenic entities. The nature, type, and contents of microbial populations harbored by the “House Dust” may vary depending on the ecological niche and other environmental parameters, such as humidity, temperature etc.

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There is always so much more to do than one has time for. Time management is a skill that no one teaches you at school (and if parents do, we don’t listen to them) but we are expected to be good at it. Effective time management requires that we know our short term and long term goals, be organized and overcome procrastination, a tall task indeed!

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19 year old, Tanya, had recently joined her MBBS course and was staying in the hostel, her first time away from home. She had her exams round the corner and was experiencing intense crying spells, calling her mother several times a day and asking her to come and stay with her as she could not face the exam without her mother’s support. She was preoccupied with the idea of failing her first exam and becoming a laughing stock and was finding it difficult to concentrate on or enjoy any activity.

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Traditionally, the women of Punjab celebrate Baishaki through "Giddha" dance, which has been derived from an ancient ring dance. Today the name "Giddha" is synonymous with the culture of Punjabi women all over the world.

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