Depression: The myths & falseness of Sadhguru’s quotes

“The main cause of depression in the world today is too much eating, not enough physical activity.” Jaggi Vasudev, a spritual guru also known as Sadhguru, frequently gives twitter sermons on depression. He confuses depression, a clinical condition wi...
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Are AYUSH supported BGR-34 and IME-9 drugs safe and effective for diabetes?

In November 2014, the Modi govt. created a new ministry called the AYUSH, which stands for the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy, with Shripad Yesso Naik appointed as the AYUSH minister of state (Independent C...

No, homeopathic pill Gelsemium 200 will not protect you from Nipah virus infection

“Gelsemium 200, Homeopathy medicine for Nipah Virus, Weekly 3 doses for 3 weeks. It can protect you from the virus. Please do share it with your friends and family...May you all be safe”Following the outbreak of Nipah Virus infection, a message h...

Can genetic mutation occur in women due to gravitational matrix at Sabarimala temple?

On 19 October, 2018, Dr Subramanian Swamy, a Rajya Sabha MP nominated by BJP, sent out a series of tweets justifying the demand that women should not be allowed to enter Sabarimala. The arguments to support this ban have emerged from the ancient noti...
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An eye injury in Haryana that almost led to blindness from using cow urine treatment

¨A 24-year-old male presented with complaints of pain, difficulty in opening and blurred vision in both eyes for the last 48 hours. The symptoms had started right after instillation of some eye drops by a village quack. These eye drops were proposed ...

Is ‘Caripill’- the drug from papaya leaf extract, a cure for dengue virus infection?

With the surge in dengue cases this year, a 2012 Facebook post with an image of papaya leaves is viral again with close to 995,000 shares since it was first posted. This Facebook post attributes a Times of India article as the source of information, ...

Why is it dangerous for AYUSH practitioners to prescribe modern medicine?

On October 25th, 2017, a pair of quacks running a hospital were held on charges of medical negligence after a woman died in their facility. Later, on November 15th, 2017, a 16 year old girl died following an injection administered by alleged quack in...

How a Fake ISIS threat was used to market pseudoscience

Dr. Mukesh Harilal Shukla, who claims to have studied B.Com (HA College of Commerce, Ahmedabad), and later an MD and PhD in Alternative Medicines (see the prerequisite for these courses here) is a bio-herbal research scientist based in Ahmedabad, G...

The Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine: Myths of anti-fertility agents & vaccine related deaths

The government of India, in collaboration with UNICEF, have initiated a vaccination drive for measles-rubella (MR) vaccine. This country wide program, started in February 7, 2017 to go until April 2019, has targeted to achieve 410 million children va...

Do the AYUSH based treatments for autism stand up to scientific scrutiny?

Alternative treatments Ayurveda, Siddha, Naturopathy, Yoga & Homeopathy are being increasingly promoted as the legitimate and only treatments for Autism by the ministry of AYUSH, a government body, and private practitioners such as Dr. Batra’s cl...

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