Visit to the Ancient City of India – Varanasi (Kashi – Benaras)

"Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together". Mark Twain From Kumbha Mela, Prayagraj, we arrived at Varanasi in the early evening by Sarnarh Express. It was a 4 hours journey. After settling in our guest house, we took a … Continue reading Visit to the Ancient City of India – Varanasi (Kashi – Benaras)

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7 Jainism Concepts You Can Use for a Better Life

Chauvihar

One of the most read posts on this blog is 7 Health Benefits of Chauvihar. Since the day it was posted in Feb 2018, it has more than 1100 views. This statistic inspired me to write about the other principles of Jainism which could be of interest and benefit to the readers. Here I present … Continue reading 7 Jainism Concepts You Can Use for a Better Life

India on a Platter – 3 Days at Kumbha Mela – Mesmerising Experience

Kumbh Mela 2019

For many Indians, Kumbha Mela is for the Sadhus and Babas. The crowd is horrifying. This is a place where many people get lost. It’s a terrible experience. All of these are myths. The reality is - Kumbha Mela is a mesmerising experience. If you avoid 6 Shahi Snan days, the crowd is quite reasonable. This is a live demonstration of the diversity of India. One must … Continue reading India on a Platter – 3 Days at Kumbha Mela – Mesmerising Experience

Brain Games, Exercise & Alzheimer – What You need to Know?

Alzheimer Prevention

Recently a retired senior citizen left home in the morning and didn’t return home till the late evening. He neither fight with his wife and children or met with an accident. His wife was worried. The search was on. Finally, in the late evening, he was found by a taxi driver. The driver could reach someone … Continue reading Brain Games, Exercise & Alzheimer – What You need to Know?

Why a Thought of Death Should Awaken You to the Life?

Human Life

During the last month, I attended two funerals. Two people known to me suddenly left the world. People were discussing about the suddenness of the death. But isn’t the death sudden in most of the cases? We all spend our lives as if we are born only to earn money and acquire things. We spend … Continue reading Why a Thought of Death Should Awaken You to the Life?

How to Create Better Version of Yourself in the New Year 2019?

2019 New Year Resolutions

One more new year and one more time for the new year resolutions.  In reality, you don't need more resolutions, what you need is a new way to live. “Jonathan Seagull discovered that boredom and fear and anger are the reasons that a gull's life is so short, and with those gone from his thought, … Continue reading How to Create Better Version of Yourself in the New Year 2019?

Know How These 10 Pranayama Help You Remain Fit & Fine

Benefits of Pranayama

Usually, Yoga Asana and Pranayama go hand in hand.  Most Yoga practitioners practice Asana and Pranayama in their Yoga sessions. However, both are two different limbs of Patanjali Yoga Sutras. Both operate at a different level and both offer different benefits. Asana: Is about physical postures. It is about the body. Doing physical postures help … Continue reading Know How These 10 Pranayama Help You Remain Fit & Fine

What You Need to Know About Your Wellness

Wellness

   "Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” Aristotle Fitness is important but Wellness is the new Goal. People may be fit but may not be well. They are disturbed. They are disturbed with the self, they are disturbed with others. They are disturbed with the situations. They are disturbed with their job and boss. … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Your Wellness

Coma, Hemorrhage and High Blood Pressure – What You Need to Know

subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH)

In the last 2 months, I have witnessed a couple of relatives falling prey to SAH. This SAH could be very dangerous. It can take the patient to COMA and subsequent death. A patient can become like a character in the popular movie Munnabhai MBBS called 'The Subject'. Many of the readers might not have … Continue reading Coma, Hemorrhage and High Blood Pressure – What You Need to Know

Mahavira and Diwali Connection

Diwali 2018

Diwali is perhaps the most important of all Indian festivals. There are many stores which make Diwali a significant day. For most, Diwali is the celebration of King Rama’s return to Ayodhya after his victory over Ravana. Others trace the origin of the festival to the Mahabharata, where Diwali is marked by the return of … Continue reading Mahavira and Diwali Connection

You are Wasting Your Precious Life if You are Busy

Recently I read two quotes about Busy-Ness.  “Busy is a drug that a lot of people addicted too.” Rob Bell. “Busy life is a wasted life.” Francis Crick I pondered over these profound thoughts. I thought if it is an addiction let me write about it. This addiction could be life-consuming.  If we look around … Continue reading You are Wasting Your Precious Life if You are Busy

6 Foods Can Make Your Children Diseased Adult

Childhood Disease

Do you know you are making your children diseased by your casual approach to parenting? Education about the good food habits is an important aspect of parenting. Some of the foods children like and eat are dangerous for their immediate as well as long-term health. They are not supposed to know about the side effects (We believe this should be a … Continue reading 6 Foods Can Make Your Children Diseased Adult

If slaughterhouses had glass walls

Slaughterhouse

First, watch this video and know why the World needs to hear him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVL5E3Uqdsg This is about the Animal Food people eat.  Its impact on our ecology, on our Karma and even how the animals feel. Every soul is responsible and accountable for its own acts. All living beings are subject to the law of … Continue reading If slaughterhouses had glass walls

Do you know the 1st Step on the Moksha Path?

Samyak Dsrshan

Jain Agamas & scriptures have shown the Moksha Path with a distinct clarity. These scriptures have laid down the prerequisites for attaining Moksha. In the Jain terminology, this prerequisite is known as Ratnatraya. Which means the Three Gems. Ratna means Gem & Traya means Three. These are; Samyak Darshan Samyak Gyan Samyak Charitra The word … Continue reading Do you know the 1st Step on the Moksha Path?

How Forgiving Can Uplift Your Spirit & Makes You Healthy

Michhami Dukkadam

We, Indians are in celebration mode since the Independence Day. All the major festivals are following one after the other. We had Onam, Raksha Bandhan, Parsi New Year, and Eid earlier last month, then Janmashtami this month followed by Paryushana and Ganesh festival thereafter. October and November bring Navratri and Diwali. The year will end with Christmas. In the new year January we … Continue reading How Forgiving Can Uplift Your Spirit & Makes You Healthy

29 must listen to Bollywood songs on Krishna Janmashtami

Janmashtami

"Whatever happened, happened for the good. Whatever is happening, is happening for the good. Whatever will happen, will also happen for the good." Bhagavad Gita No Indian festivals are complete with Bollywood songs. Whether its Raksha Bandhan, Independence Day, Ganesh Festivals, Eid, New Year, Diwali and of course the popular Krishna Janmashtami. Krishna Bhajan, Meera … Continue reading 29 must listen to Bollywood songs on Krishna Janmashtami

Why Kidney health is very important and how to keep your Kidneys healthy?

Kidney Diseases

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Indian Foreign Affair Minister Sushma Swaraj, both were suffering from the Kidney disease. Both have transplanted their Kidneys in the recent past. Ex Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilas Rao Deshmukh died of Kidney Diseases. Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor was suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and was on dialysis for several … Continue reading Why Kidney health is very important and how to keep your Kidneys healthy?

Everything you need to know about the Organ Donation in India

Organ Donation India

On 13th August India will be celebrating Organ Donation Awareness Day. Awareness about this vital aspect of our life is important. India is the 2nd highest populated country in the world. But only 0.5 person per million donates Organs as per 2013 survey. In the USA 26 people per million donate the organ and in Croatia (which become famous … Continue reading Everything you need to know about the Organ Donation in India

Water – Your Gateway to a Healthy Body

Drinking Water and Health

“Drinking water is like washing out your insides. The water will cleanse the system, fill you up, decrease your caloric load and improve the function of all your tissues.” Kevin R. Stone First some basics. The human body is made up of cells. In the mother’s womb, sperm and eggs combine to make a single cell.  … Continue reading Water – Your Gateway to a Healthy Body

My first experience with real-time CPR

CPR Training

Earlier this week I was at a three-day conference. Towards the end of the first day, someone suddenly fell from his seat. A volunteer shouted, “doctor, doctor, there is an emergency.” There was a lady doctor in the audience who rushed towards the person. At the CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training program which I undertook a … Continue reading My first experience with real-time CPR

Why what we eat is very important to remain healthy?

Nutritious Food

The foods we eat maintain our body. Every part of the body gets nutrition from the food we eat. Every food we eat has 4 qualities i.e. rasa (taste), guna (attributes), virya (potency), and vipaka (post-digestive effect). (Source - The Science of Ayurveda) Our body is made up of Dosha, Dhatu, and Mala. Three Doshas are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.  Our health is dependent on the equilibrium of these three Doshas. The … Continue reading Why what we eat is very important to remain healthy?

The insurance policy no insurance company sells

Health Insurance

“It’s not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.” Tony Robbins Lack of Fitness is not about lack of knowledge about the fitness. We all have enough or rather more knowledge about the fitness than we can use. Yoga, exercise, Gym, diet, walking and jogging and even more everything we know. With social … Continue reading The insurance policy no insurance company sells

The most ignored but the most important limb of Yoga

Patanjali 8 limbs yoga

The Sage Patanjali has described Yoga in 8 limbs i.e. Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, (Outward Yoga) Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, and, Samadhi (Inward Yoga).  Yoga is the panacea for everything in life. Your goal could be; Living a good Life - Follow Yama and Niyama Physical Health - Do Asana Mental Health - Do Pranayama & … Continue reading The most ignored but the most important limb of Yoga

Everything you need to know about Yoga

Yoga Benefits

This month the world will celebrate International Yoga Day on 21st June. Yoga though originated in India have become popular the world over during last few decades. Yet there is limited knowledge about the Yoga and its impact on the physical, mental and spiritual well being. People have assumed it to be a health-promoting practice like … Continue reading Everything you need to know about Yoga

Healthy aging or painful aging, choice is yours

Healthy Aging

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hum Fit to India Fit campaign is a too late awakening of the Government. It should have been the priority number one in 1947 after the Independence. We as a nation are the capital of diabetes, heart disease, and many more lifestyle-related disease. In times like this healthy aging is not … Continue reading Healthy aging or painful aging, choice is yours

4 reasons why Mango is good for diabetic patients

Mango & Diabetes

“Dear Mango tree, you know that how people are crazy about you, you tempt everyone by your tasty mangoes, you have the power of love. You know what.. No one can hate you. You are the king of summer. You give us sweet mangoes. We enjoy tasty pickles. Our holidays become more special by you. … Continue reading 4 reasons why Mango is good for diabetic patients