Posts By Prashant Bhawalkar

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Prashant Bhawalkar was born in Mumbai, India and has lived in Sydney, Toronto, New York, Singapore, San Francisco, and Montreal. He has Master's degrees in English Literature and Journalism. He has worked in journalism, advertising, and corporate communications. At present, he lives in Montreal.

His first novel, Unruly Times, was published in 2009. A satire on identity politics in literature, it went on to get longlisted for the Vodafone Crossword Book Award and the Man Asian Literary Prize.

Root Canal

Post-operative symptoms following a root canal procedure are rare Certain common-sense precautions can ensure a smooth recovery Medications can help manage post-procedural pain Diet can make a difference in ensuring optimal healing A visit to your endodontist to get your root canal treated should end with a sense of relief that the worst is behind you -- unless you’re one…

night sweats

Excessive sweating at night may herald more serious underlying illness. The medical definition and nature of this condition remains nebulous. Causes can range from physical to mental imbalances. Waking up at night to find yourself drenched in perspiration might seem innocuous. However, it might also signal one or more of a series of health conditions – some of which might…

Anti-aging serum

Using concentrated doses of ingredients, anti-aging serums can penetrate deep into the skin. Some of the most effective ingredients include hyaluronic acid, retinoids, hydroxy acids and antioxidants. A facial serum’s efficacy can also depend largely on how it is applied. Aging is inevitable. For those of us who want to keep the ravages of time at bay, a good anti-aging…

Gluten free skincare products

In response to the increased incidence of gluten intolerance, cosmetic manufacturers are producing gluten-free products. Allergic reactions following the use of cosmetics containing gluten may be caused by accidental ingestion, rather than application. A wide range of cosmetic products are available for those with a gluten sensitivity. Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disease of the small intestine. It is…


Veganism is a way of life that can include diet, skin care products, and cosmetics. Choosing vegan skin care products can be beneficial for your skin, body, and the environment. Buyers beware -- vegan labels can be misleading. There are many compelling reasons to go vegan, and not just in terms of what you eat. Vegan skin care products, by…

Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal can pose a greater risk for people with dark skin due to its higher melanin content. Recent technological advances have yielded a number of safe and effective laser treatments for individuals with dark skin. Dark-skinned people can also offset the risks of laser hair removal if they take certain precautions. Laser hair removal keeps growing in popularity.…

Soap Allergies

The skin barrier plays an important role in protecting the skin from allergens and bacteria. Chemicals in soaps and detergents can disrupt the normal functioning of the skin barrier and cause allergic reactions. Antibacterial soaps can also make the skin susceptible to allergens and immune reactions. Allergies can really get under your skin -- even if they only appear to…

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