Editor’s Note – Sept 2018
Our lives run on apps. Our social apps keep us updated about our friends’ lives as well as on our favourite celebrities. Even news breaks these days happen on social media rather than on traditional news media. Our travel, schedules, shopping and even our exercise regimes are brought to us on glowing, handheld screens through these apps.
In addition to these everyday apps, the healthcare segment has some specialised apps that look at making the experience of receiving medical care easier for both the doctor as well as the patient, and caregivers. Our cover story looks at such apps, in particular apps that help cancer patients and doctors. We also have a few fitness app recommendations in our Wellness section.
In our Startup section, we feature Strand Lifesciences, which is looking at the genetic link behind cancers and other life-threatening illnesses. Anjali Roy may be just a young girl in her teens, but she has not only survived cancer, but is determined to continue with her passion for dancing, on one leg. The Cuddles Foundation, a Mumbai-based NGO, is making life better for little kids suffering from cancer, by ensuring that they and their families have access to nutrition-packed meals; ensuring that these young ones are healthy also ups their chances of beating cancer.
As ever, we leave you with happy thoughts in our back-of-the-book section. Hope this issue takes you on a journey of discovery, of the self, of knowledge, or of purpose, just like our Photo Essay encourages you to. Happy reading!
Dr Ulhas Ganu