28 wisdom from 16 prominent Indian Yogis

When the world is celebrating International Yoga Day on 21st June 2017, it is important to know about Yoga beyond just Asana and Pranayama. We will now from their wisdom how Yoga can become life-changing engagement for the practitioners. Though Yoga history goes beyond Sage Patanjali, the Ashtanga Yoga, the Yoga we know today was…

Know Virat Kohli’s Yoga Inspiration

Yes, Indian Cricket Captain is known for his aggression also knows how to calm down when required. He tweets; “I love this book. A must read for all those who are brave enough to let their thoughts and ideologies be challenged.” ‘He is referring to a book is a famous Yoga book by an Indian…

Singapore Cruise – Vegetarians beware !

Royal Caribbean Cruise from Singapore was our first Cruise experience. We were on the cruise for 3 days.  In Singapore, Cruise starts from two port centers – Harbourfront, which is also a Metro Station (MRT) for Sentosa and Universal Studio,  and Marina Bay Port. Our Cruise was from Marina Bay Port. There are many travel…

Fajeto – Mango Kadhi

This is a Gujarati recipe. No Gujarati meal with Aam Ras and Puri is complete without Fajeto. Fajeto is a preparation of Mango Juice. Ingredients 1 bowl Mango Juice (Aam Ras) 2 ½ bowl Water 1 teaspoon Gram Flour (Besan Flour) 2 teaspoon Sugar (According to taste) Salt to taste Few leaves of Coriander leaves…

15 ways to keep your Spine healthy

“You are the age of your spine. You are as flexible as your spine. That transfers to other areas of your life.” Diane Lane In the previous post “Why knowing about spine is so important“. we read about the importance of the Spinal Column and why it is important to keep the spine fit and healthy?…

Our visit to beautiful Singapore

Singapore, an island city-state off southern Malaysia, is a global financial center with a tropical climate and multicultural population. Singapore gained independence as the Republic of Singapore (remaining within the Commonwealth of Nations) on 9 August 1965 with Lee Kuan Yew as the prime minister and Yusof bin Ishak as the president. Singapore has a total area…

Mango Shrikhand

Shrikhand has been referred to as “Shikhrini” in the Sanskrit literature. According to Jashbhai B. Prajappati and Baboo M. Nair, it originated in ancient India, around 400 B.C.E. In Maharashtra, Mango Shrikhand is known as Amra-khand. Thin Shrikhand (Milk or Water added) is known as ‘Piyush’ in Maharashtra. Ingredients: 1 Ltr Full Fat Milk 1 tablespoon Curd…

Why knowing about Spine is so important?

 “You only worry about your head or spinal column. Everything else, some way or another, will repair in time.” Tony McCoy Our spinal column is very important part of our body which needs our attention and care, but unfortunately, it’s the most ignored. The spineless way we sit, the way we get up, the way…

Linchpin – Why everyone should read?

“A genius looks at something that others are stuck on and gets the word unstuck.” Seth Godin in Linchpin. Reading books is a major key to success. This was the title of a blog post I recently read. I would twist a bit: Reading GOOD books can change the life forever. The mega-rich and successful like…

Oats Rava Handava

Havdava is a part of Gujarati cuisine. The original recipe is made of flour mix of rice and Oodad flour (Dhokala Flour) and Bottle Gourd here we have made some changes and used Oats in place of flour and other vegetables in place of bottle gourd. Cooking Time: 45 to 60 minutes    Serves: 2 Ingredients:…

3 Effects of Yoga-Abhyas

We all practice Yoga-Asana and Pranayama. Some have learned from trained Yoga Guru, others from an untrained trainer and most have seen on TV and started practicing.  We all know however that learning from a trained Yoga Guru has its own advantage. Be that as it may, today my focus is to explain HOW Yoga-Abhyas…

Delhi – Limited

Delhi – The Capital City  Arrival of Delhi – Sansad MargWe the couple in action. Rashtrapati Bhavan – Distant View  The reception area of Rashtrapati Bhavan. All ex-Presidents of India Shopping at Rashtrapati Bhavan – The Mug Rashtrapati Bhavan – Entrance Entering the famous Chandani Chowk Area The Lassi with toppings Kulfi in the Making…

6 ways to remain fit without exercise

Caution: These tips are not substitutes of exercise. These are complementary and necessary but not sufficient. Like businesses are having good practice guide and they follow it to the extent possible, we human being can also learn from good practices of other healthy people. Some of the proven, simple and baked by science practices, which…

Are you an Introvert? Quiet is for you.

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”—Mahatma Gandhi (One of the quotes from the book, Quiet) Today you are reading about the book titled Quiet.  This book has more than 5000 reviews on the Amazon site and 88% of the readers have rated the book with either 5 or 4 stars.  I have…

Bottle Gourd Dumpling (Dudhi/Lauki – Muthia)

Cooking Time: 25 Minutes,  Serves: 2 Ingredients: ½ Kg Dudhi (Bottle Gourd/Lauki) 1 cup Majestic Multigrain Flour 2 teaspoon Curd (Sour) 1 ½ teaspoon Red Chili Powder 1 teaspoon Sugar ¼ teaspoon Turmeric Powder ¼ teaspoon Cumin seeds 3 – teaspoon Oil Pinch of Asafoetida (Hing) Salt to taste Process: Shred the Dudhi Mix the…

Cancer – What everyone needs to know?

The word cancer is the most dreaded word. Believe it or not, the spread of cancer in recent years has been very rapid. Someone close to us are or were suffering from cancer and most of us have experienced the disease very closely. I experienced it closely when my sister in law died a few…

Corn-Capsicum-Paneer Vegetable

Capsicum is also known as Bell peppers. This is originally an American plant entered India appx in the 15th century. According to the “Condensed Encyclopaedia of Healing Foods,” bell peppers offer many health and medicinal benefits: Bell peppers are recommended for those with high cholesterol levels. Red bell peppers, high in lycopene, are full of cancer-fighting antioxidants….

6 things you MUST know about Walking

“Walking is an intrinsic part of my fitness regime. I strongly believe that walking is a great way to stay fit and encourage everyone to start walking since it is one of the easiest and most effective ways to get healthier.” Akshay Kumar, Bollywood Actor. We religiously follow our Heroes so we have started to walk….

JK Rowling, Deepika, Anuksha, next could be you

Do you know before creating the Harry Potter series, JK Rowling was clinically depressed? Leading Indian actress Deepika Padukone was once a depressed patient. Anuksha Sharma another leading actress was treated for her depression. She once tweeted. I have anxiety. And I’m treating my anxiety. I’m on medication for my anxiety. Why am I saying…

Cucumber Puda (Pudla) – Pancake

This healthy recipe is made from Majestic Multigrain Flour (Desai Vada Lot). This special flour has its origin in south Gujarat, India. This is used especially by Desai community. Known as Anavil Brahmins this community dominant in Surat and Valsad districts of south Gujarat, India, where they have been significant land-owners. The famous known Anavil is Indian former Prime Minister…