How far can one go to find out details in their dreams such that they create paintings? In an attempt to showcase the vision Parul Mehra organised a solo art exhibition titled ‘A New Dialogue’. The exhibition which began on January 7 in the national Capital talks about architectural art.It is said that architecture is visual art. Adding colour in certain places has the great value of making the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic. The show was inaugurated by well known Nutrition Expert, Dr Shikha Sharma, Founder Nutri Health. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’On the occasion chief guest Shikha Sharma said “The artist Parul Mehra has expressed through vivid flowing colors the emotional journey of an artist as she discovers herself and the world around her, the perception being the central theme of the paintings is unique in its rendition.”Explaining the rationale of the title of her upcoming exhibition, artist Parul said: “Nature has always affected man – whether it is sublime or active. And that will be the theme of her painting in this exhibition. As she says, Mother Nature has eyes too and she will attempt through this exhibition to show this through the visual connect of eyes. But, she asks, “Do we ever ponder as to how nature views us? Our thoughts and actions have affected nature to a great extent, and we are now facing the backlash. “Of all the aggression we used on Mother Nature, she is giving her reply with a force. But is anyone willing to listen?” Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAs Parul says, “My art is an expression of my dreams, my world in bright hues. This is an inner journey……a catalogue of my subconscious being and what it infers on the spiritual plane of my daily life. Sometimes, these artistic expressions are decoded months after paintings have been made. When I paint, it’s in a meditative state of mind….as if in a trance….”While working in the construction and interiors industry, she was drawn towards the world of Art.A renowned artist, she has already taken part in over fifteen solo and group exhibitions since her debut show in December 2013. The year 2015 proved particularly lucky for her, with her paintings being selected for as many as seven group exhibitions, apart from a solo show and also saw her art works going out of Delhi to Kolkata.
With an estimated 10 per cent of people worldwide having chronic kidney disease (CKD), and about nine in 10 of them being unaware of their condition, health experts have called for making kidney health a priority in both developed and developing countries.Presenting a new global report – The Global Kidney Health Atlas – presented at this week’s World Congress of Nephrology in Mexico City being held from April 21-25, the researchers highlighted the huge gaps in kidney disease care and prevention, with many countries not prioritising kidney health. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfGlobally, estimated CKD prevalence varies from seven per cent in South Asia and eight per cent in Africa to as high as 11 per cent in North America and 12 per cent in Europe, The Middle East, and East Asia, and Latin America, according to the report.Among high-income countries, Saudi Arabia and Belgium have the highest estimated CKD prevalence (24 per cent), followed by Poland (18 per cent), Germany (17 per cent) and Britain and Singapore (16 per cent). Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveNorway and the Netherlands have the lowest estimates at five per cent, the report, which was also published in the journal JAMA, said. “Our Atlas shows that, across countries of all incomes, many governments are not making kidney disease a priority. This makes no sense, as the costs for treating people with end stage kidney disease are enormous, along with the devastating effect it has on patients and their families,” said Adeera Levin, President of the International Society of Nephrology which produced the Atlas. “A diagnosis of CKD does not mean that you will need dialysis or a transplant, but does signal that you are at risk for many health problems, including heart disease, strokes, and infections,” Levin, who is also a Professor of Medicine at the University of British Colombia in Canada, added. While CKD can affect anyone, people are at higher risk if they have any one or more of a number of risk factors: these include high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity smoking, being aged 60 years or over, having established cardiovascular disease, having a family history of kidney failure, and being from a high-risk ethnic group or having a history of acute kidney injury. Acute kidney injury can be caused by infections, dehydration or damage from medications or ingesting toxic drugs. “A general lack of awareness of CKD, among patients and family doctors alike, and a lack of symptoms in the early stages, means that kidney function is usually hugely reduced by the time symptoms arise,” said Professor David Johnson, co-chair of the Global Kidney Health Atlas, and Professor at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.The kidneys are vital organs in our bodies, removing waste and excess water and controlling the acidity balance of our blood. Chronic kidney disease is the gradual loss of the kidneys’ abilities to perform these essential functions, and can be caused by high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, smoking and other risk factors.
Kolkata: Kolkata Municipal Corporation will take legal action against a private firm for sending fake SMS alertssaying that different areas in the city have been identified as dengue-prone by the civic authorities. The message reads: “KMC has put your area on dengue alert. Ensure your family is safe. Spray Kala HIT Lime Fresh to kill deadly mosquitoes.” Criticising the alert, Deputy Mayor Atin Ghosh said the KMC will take legal action against the firm. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose”KMC has not sounded any dengue alert. It is a deliberate attempt to create panic among the people to increase the sale of their product,” Ghosh said. People started receiving the alert on their cell phones on Wednesday. Soon, KMC’s Health department was flooded with phone calls. Ghosh said for the past few years, some groups with vested interest were trying to create dengue panic in the city. But the reality is that the number of dengue cases has gone down considerably. He said a plan to combat the disease has been chalked out and the areas where there was dengue outbreak in 2018, have been identified. The civic teams are visiting those areas and talking to those afflicted with the disease. Rallies were held throughout the city on February 2 to create awareness among the people. The KMC is also constantly keeping in touch with the state Health department.