Sixty-nine per cent of the Indian population is deficient in vitamin D and another 15 per cent has it in insufficient amounts. For them, 15 minutes of exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays is recommended for the production of vitamin D. As health facilities improve, more and more Indians will find themselves diagnosed with the deficiency.
Lack of vitamin D weakens muscles and can result in bowed legs. Rickets, a deformed spine and even heart disease are the other risks.
Watching her from our elephant-back vantage, there was a peace that was starting to descend on that wretched Dhikala chaur. The chital went back to their grass. The elephant breathed slowly, then slower, and then no more. The tigers of Corbett had claimed their largest victim yet