Job stress, ‘cool factor’ push women into smoking

Team L&M One disturbing news that has come out on this International Women’s Day is that there has been a rise in casual and social smoking among young working women. Good news is the warning message on the cigarette packet has worked as deterrent for many women who said that horrifying warning pictures and graphics […]Read More

Youth prefer mobile dating apps over matrimonial sites

Team L&M Matrimonial websites are passé as singles across metros in India are hooking up via location based, free mobile dating applications and social media networks, claims a survey done by ASSOCHAM Social Media Foundation (ASDF) recently. Mobile apps like Tinder, Happn, TrulyMadly, OkCupid and others operate relatively on a similar mechanism and are specifically […]Read More

Men spend more on personal care than women

Team L&M Can you believe, it’s not women but Indian men who are spending more on grooming and personal care products! Yes, you read it right. Gone are the days when just a cream and an oil (any brand) would suffice for men. Today, men not only want specific grooming products but also the brand […]Read More

Dire need to set up plants to treat medical waste

Team L&M It is high time that the government installs centralised plants for treatment of bio-medical waste. It is not only important for maintaining public safety and health but also for the preservation of environment. The situation is alarming, particularly in Delhi-NCR region wherein mushrooming hospitals and clinics have led to a lot of medical […]Read More

e-waste threat looms large

Team L&M Delhi-NCR is turning into the world’s e-waste dumping yard with the capital alone getting 85 per cent of waste generated in the developed world. And by 2020, in all likelihood the region will generate about 1,50,000 metric tonnes (MT) of e-waste annually. These shocking facts were revealed in a study done by the […]Read More

There’s a dire need for waste management

Team L&M Considering the present scenario of waste management in India, where most of the waste is dumped without treatment, it would require an estimated 88 square kilometer (sq. km.) of precious land to be brought under waste disposal through landfilling by 2050, which is equivalent to the size of area under administration of New […]Read More

Five ways to reduce hazardous waste

Rajkumari Sharma Tankha A recent study on Waste Management in India-Shifting Gears done by ASSOCHAM in association with PwC has found that the generation of hazardous waste is increasing at the rate of 2 to 5 % per year in our country. Industries generating hazardous waste include petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, paint and dye, petroleum, fertilisers, […]Read More