P Srinivasan

P Srinivasan is Principal Correspondent and working with Hindustan Times since 2001. He writes on health, agriculture and development.

Articles by P Srinivasan

A school where disabled, normal kids mix is a dream for him

Harshit Kudeshiya, 23, shares his struggle on International Day of Persons with Disability.
Harshit Kudeshiya (right) with his classmate Hitesh Singh work on a project at MNIT in Jaipur on Wednesday.(Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)
Harshit Kudeshiya (right) with his classmate Hitesh Singh work on a project at MNIT in Jaipur on Wednesday.(Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)
Published on Dec 04, 2015 04:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Obese? Fat chance you have sex drive

It is common knowledge that obesity puts people at a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease, etc, but doctors say another casualty of the excess flab is the desire for sex.
Obesity puts people at a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease, etc, but doctors say another casualty of the excess flab is the desire for sex.(HT File Photo)
Obesity puts people at a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease, etc, but doctors say another casualty of the excess flab is the desire for sex.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 18, 2015 06:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Online shopping takes toll on traditional business in Jaipur

The fast-growing e-commerce has taken the sheen off traditional business in Rajasthan’s capital with sales dipping by more than 40% this festive season compared to previous years, shopkeepers have said.
Electronic stores in Jaipur remain vacant this festive season as people opt to shop online.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT photo)
Electronic stores in Jaipur remain vacant this festive season as people opt to shop online.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT photo)
Published on Oct 23, 2015 06:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Meet Kiran Jariwal, an MA pass who never went to school

A private tutor chose not to send his daughter to school or college, or a university either, but the self-taught girl under her father’s guidance never felt the need for a formal education to get a master’s degree in Rajasthani.
On August 15, health minister and Churu legislator Rajendra Rathore felicitated Kiran Jariwal for her achievement at an Independence Day function. (HT photo)
On August 15, health minister and Churu legislator Rajendra Rathore felicitated Kiran Jariwal for her achievement at an Independence Day function. (HT photo)
Updated on Sep 09, 2015 12:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Agent-quack nexus minting money through fake sex tests

The Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PCPNDT) fears have given rise to ‘cheats’ who don’t conduct a sex test but stage-manage a show through agents to mint money, health department officials said on Sunday.
Updated on Aug 24, 2015 12:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Health dept to make brothers to quit tobacco through Rakhi vows

Sisters would tie rakhis on the wrists of their brothers and administer them an oath to quit tobacco. In its effort to rein in tobacco consumption, health department has declared the last day of every month as ‘Tobacco Dry Day’.
Raksha Bandhan oath letter to quit tobacco. (HT Photo)
Raksha Bandhan oath letter to quit tobacco. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 12, 2015 11:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Rajasthan rickshaw-puller returns Rs 1.17 lakh he found on roadside

When Mohammad Abid Qureshi found Rs 1.17 lakh stuffed in a polythene bag on the roadside in Jaipur this week, fear, not joy, swaddled the rickshaw puller’s mind.
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Updated on Aug 07, 2015 09:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

First cadaver heart transplant performed at MG Hospital

An 18-year-old blacksmith from Vakita, located on the outskirts of Jaipur, became the first cadaver donor in the state whose heart was successfully transplanted in a marathon procedure at Mahatma Gandhi Hospital on Sunday afternoon
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Updated on Aug 05, 2015 04:58 PM IST
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None | By, Vatika (jaipur)

Big people think petty: Dead child's dad hits back at Hema Malini

The father of a two-year-old girl killed in a road accident involving Hema Malini’s car lashed out at the veteran actor on Wednesday after she blamed him for the incident, saying he had not broken any traffic rules at the time of the collision.
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Updated on Jul 09, 2015 03:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Hema Malini discharged from hospital, flies home to Mumbai

BJP MP and Bollywood actor Hema Malini, injured in an accident in Dausa district of Rajasthan, left for Mumbai on Saturday after being discharged from Fortis Hospital in Jaipur.
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Updated on Jul 04, 2015 04:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Car crash victims protest 'lavish attention' to Hema Malini

Family members of a toddler who died in an accident involving MP Hema Malini’s vehicle in Rajasthan’s Dausa, on Friday accused the administration of lavishing all their attention on the VIP while ignoring the other injured.
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Updated on Jul 03, 2015 11:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Tax cut on tobacco products draws flak from NGOs, health department

Slashing of value added tax (VAT) on tobacco products, pan masalas and cigarettes has delivered a massive blow to the efforts of voluntary organisations and the health department to reduce tobacco consumption in the state.
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Updated on Jun 22, 2015 05:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

In Jaipur, fish dying of overeating, pigeons becoming obese

It is common for astrologers to recommend the feeding of fish, pigeons and dogs to people who approach them for good luck. But experts scoff at the idea, saying what people feed them doesn’t suit the animals.
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Updated on Jun 12, 2015 07:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

No toilet, no wedding: Sadan brides tell would-be husbands

About 22 women of Mahila Sadan asked their would-be husbands whether they had functional toilets at their home, before agreeing to marry them.
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Updated on May 29, 2015 09:58 AM IST
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None | By, Jaipur

Jaipur’s dirty air taking the wind out of health

Rajasthan’s state capital is the 11th most polluted city in the country, figures released by the Central Pollution Control Board indicate, with levels of harmful particulate matter in the Jaipur air being well above safe limits
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Updated on Apr 21, 2015 05:29 PM IST
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None | By, Jaipur

This girl refused to be bride at 14 and started fight against child marriage

Roshni Bairwa, of Tonk district in Rajasthan, said no to being married off when she was just 14. This act changed not only her life but also saved many other girls from being married off when their minds and bodies are not yet ready for wedlock.
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Updated on Apr 21, 2015 02:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mohammad Nagar Dhani, Tonk

NACO soon to link HIV patients with Aadhaar

The National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) will soon link people living with HIV in Rajasthan to the Aadhaar card scheme to allow them to access social and financial programmes and to prevent duplication at treatment centres.
Updated on Feb 02, 2015 03:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Survey detects over 3,000 kids malnourished

The health department for the first time has conducted a door-to-door survey here to reach out to identify malnourished children.
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Updated on Jan 09, 2015 07:03 PM IST
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None | By, Jaipur

Poor availability of oral morphine in Rajasthan pains cancer patients

Morphine, which provides relief from excruciating pain to terminal cancer patients, is in short supply in Rajasthan, like many other states, thanks to “tedious” procurement procedures and licensing norms for the drug, oncologists say.
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Updated on Dec 19, 2014 04:43 PM IST
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None | By, Jaipur

Wooed by his name, fans 'cheated' on not finding PM

They had travelled hundreds of miles to Jaipur to hear Prime Minister Narendra Modi but felt cheated when they discovered that the leader was never a part of the function they had come to attend to celebrate the first anniversary of the Vasundhara Raje government on Saturday.
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Updated on Dec 14, 2014 05:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Ambulance strike: Patients bear the brunt

Patients especially those requiring emergency medical attention had to face several hardships in reaching hospitals

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Updated on Jun 25, 2014 03:28 PM IST
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None | ByP. Srinivasan, Jaipur

Mother’s milk bank to open soon in Jaipur

To provide milk to those babies whose mothers are not healthy enough to feed their infants, a mother’s milk bank will be opened in Jaipur.
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Updated on Jun 14, 2014 03:30 PM IST
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None | By, Jaipur

Narendra Modi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee to be in school syllabus soon

BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is still far from the Prime Minister’s chair. But that has not stopped Rajasthan education minister Kali Charan Saraf from planning to introduce a chapter on Modi’s ‘life and struggles’ in the school curriculum.
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Updated on May 02, 2014 08:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRashpal Singh and P Srinivasan, Jaipur

Outsider tag on me due to Azharuddin, says BJP Sawai Madhopur candidate

Tonk Sawai Madhopur BJP candidate Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria speaks to P Srinivasan and Abhinav on the outsider tag on him and the prospects of his party in the Lok Sabha polls.
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Updated on Apr 24, 2014 11:11 PM IST
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None | ByP Srinivasan and Abhinav, Sawai Madhopur

Gujjars root for BJP's Jaunapuria in Sawai Madhopur

There is a sudden flurry of activities in the market of Bamanwas in Sawai Madhopur district on Sunday. People are heard telling each other about the scheduled visit of BJP candidate Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria in their area.
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Updated on Apr 25, 2014 10:18 PM IST
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None | ByP Srinivasan and Abhinav, Bamanwas (sawai Madhopur)

People are happy with my performance in Moradabad: Azharuddin

Mohd Azharuddin – wife Sangeeta Bijlani in tow – walks into villages for canvassing in the manner he used to enter cricket stadiums across the world. However, the pitches (village roads) in Rajasthan's Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency are not quite the batting paradises he played on or the smooth outfields he dived on to stop the ball from going to the boundary.
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Updated on Apr 24, 2014 11:28 PM IST
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None | ByP Srinivasan and Abhinav, Tonk/ Sawai Madhopur

Azharuddin bats on a sticky wicket in Tonk- Sawai Madhopur

Passing through the dusty lanes into the interiors of Tonk district, a cavalcade of at least ten SUVs heads towards a village in the district, as the area reverberates with slogans of ‘Azharuddin zindabad, Congress Party zindabad.’
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Updated on Apr 23, 2014 11:25 PM IST
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None | ByP Srinivasan and Abhinav, Piloda (tonk)

I would like to join politics, says Sangeeta Bijlani

Bijlani says she would definitely look forward to joining politics if given an opportunity
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Updated on Apr 24, 2014 11:38 PM IST
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None | ByP Srinivasan and Abhinav, Sawai Madhopur

Will Dausa witness battle of the three Meenas?

Congress party's decision to field Union minister Namo Narain Meena from Dausa parliamentary constituency instead of NPP leader Kirori Lal Meena's brother has miffed the tribal leader
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Updated on Mar 29, 2014 10:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Kirori threatens to break ties with NPP over BJP

Dausa MLA and Meena community leader Kirori Lal Meena has threatened to break off ties with the National People’s Party if it joins the National Democratic Alliance.
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Updated on Mar 08, 2014 03:45 PM IST
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