“A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.” Mark Twain At present, I am reading 3 books. On Writing Well by William Zinsser (2nd Time), Palkhiwala, the Court Room Genius by Soli Sorabjee, and A Practical Approach to the science of Ayurveda by Acharya Balkrishna, (2nd time). I keep referring to Tools of Titan by Tim Ferriss. There is a famous … Continue reading Why Should You Read Daily? 13 Powerful Benefits of Reading Books
“You don’t appreciate life until you get to the other side. Like lying in a hospital bed.” Fabrice Muamba Hospitalisation of the family member is a very stressful event. It drains physical, emotional, and financial energy. If the patient is suffering from a life-threatening health issue then your anxiety doubles. If you do not have sufficient health cover then your stress doubles. You need manpower … Continue reading 7 Important Things to Prepare for Hospitalisation
Jains all over the world are celebrating Paryushana during this week (19 Aug to 26 Aug). This is the king of all festivals for Jains. Paryushana means “abiding and coming together”. It is a time when the Jains take on vows of study and do penance to extinguish Karmas. Paryushana concludes with seeking forgiveness for the transgressions of the previous year. The last day of the Paryushana … Continue reading Answers to 27 Questions Mahatma Gandhi Asked His Spiritual Guru
On the eve of 5th International Yoga Day, I am writing about How I practiced completing 108 Surya Namaskar. On 16th June I along with another 847 participants completed 108 Surya Namaskar. It was an exciting experience. It is heartening to note that out of the total 848 participants 95% were women. This shows women are now taking fitness seriously. If you are a woman … Continue reading How I did & You too Can do 108 Surya Namaskar?
We all do many things in the name of Yoga. Those of you who think they are doing Yoga do not know what the Yoga is. I have the audacity to make the statement in spite of not knowing what all you know about Yoga. There are some common misconceptions about Yoga; Yoga is assumed to be a physical activity – Asana. Yoga is considered a … Continue reading Practicing Yoga, the Dev Aanad Way
The 2nd limb of Patanjali Yogasutra is Nimaya i.e. Rules. You will observe at the end of this post that Yoga is not what we have believed it to be i.e. health and fitness activity. It is much beyond the limited health purpose. Sage Patanjali in his 2nd stanza of Patanjali Yoga Sutra in Samadhi Pada writes, Yogah Cittavriti Nirodhah Which means Yoga is the … Continue reading 5 Yoga Rules You Need To Know for A Successful Practice
Rajat Gupta, Ex CEO of Mckinsey who was in US prison for two years in his recent interview said.” Prison is a time for reflection. You have a great deal of time for reflection…. In a way, it was an interesting experience. I am going to improve my self physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I walked 10 miles a day, did exercises, I made friends, … Continue reading Time is Not Money, Time is Life You Need to Live
“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most artistic materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only!” Mark Twain, American Writer, India is a land of multiple experiences. Its expanse of experience is so large that no … Continue reading Is India the Best Tourist Destination in the World?
It is not our ignorance but assuming wrong as right is the issue we are facing. “The trouble with the world is not that people know too little; it’s that they know so many things that just aren’t so.” Mark Twain We live and die with many misconceptions. Once assumed we are not ready to change our misconceptions. We go to any extent to defend … Continue reading You Need Get Rid of 4 Misconceptions to a Live Good Life
“As you begin to heal the inner you, you alter your immune system.” Wayne Dyer One of the principles of Naturopathy is to harness the healing power of nature. Naturopathy believes nature has the innate power to heal. Naturopathy and Ayurveda treat the root cause of the disease. That takes time. We are time-starved. We go to Allopathy to heal our diseases as it acts faster. … Continue reading Self-Healing Power of the Body and How to Boost it
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller. We only live once and yet most of the people are busy living for someone else. Most of the people live only to earn money till they die. Most of the people do not dare to live their dream. At the end of life, most of them repent “I wish I could have… “ An … Continue reading This Is Why Most People Give Up On Their Dreams
“Preparedness is the calm before, during and after the storm.” Anonymous Preparedness to deal with the cyclone Fani saved many lives in Orrisa. The Government machinery acted with alacrity. They evacuated around a million people. UN agency took note of India’s Met department’s sharp accuracy of early warning. They appreciated India’s Zero Casualty approach. Disaster Management or Emergency Management in India is off late picking … Continue reading What You Need to Know to Manage Medical Emergency?
“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” Thomas A. Edison Summer heat is at its peak. We all are suffering from our actions which are making the Globe hotter year after year. The immediate relief from the heat we look for is from … Continue reading Do You Want to Invite Chronic Diseases? Drink Cold Water
We all suffer from I know everything and I should have been asked mindset. You meet such people regularly. Perhaps you yourself is one such person without your knowledge. Piet Hein, a Danish scientist, put it stunningly, “Those who always know what’s best are a universal pest.” The real wisdom lies in what the great philosopher Socrates had said, “The only true wisdom is in … Continue reading Why You Need to Know Wisdom and Ignorance from Sage Patanjali
“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. Love you mangoes.” By, Preethi Gupta on Yourquote.in Fruits are … Continue reading Is Mango Good for Diabetics? The Answer is Sweet
The Stories: Recently I saw a balance sheet of an entrepreneur whose business is doing a turnover of about US $ 15 mn and good profit. However, his personal Balance Sheet did not reflect any substantial investment other than his house. The loan of another entrepreneur known to me become NPA. He was making a reasonable profit for many years. However, he did not have any investments outside his … Continue reading 4 Personal Reasons Why Do Entrepreneurs Need to Save
“I am living proof that if you catch prostate cancer early, it can be reduced to a temporary inconvenience, and you can go back to a normal life.” Norman Schwarzkopf Prostate Health-Related Facts: Indian Journal Of Urology reports; Prostate cancer is primarily a disease of the elderly with more than three-quarters of the cases occurring in men above 65 years of age. This disease has … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Prostate Health
In Mahabharata, Abhimanyu died as he did not know the complete strategy to break the Chakravyuh. Knowing what you need to know in its entirety is very important. Most of us Practice Yoga but are oblivion of its 8 limbs. We all are aware of Asana and Pranayama. These are 3rd and 4th limbs of Yoga. But knowing 1st two limbs is important. Unless the … Continue reading Do You Know Practicing Yama Can Transform Your Life?
“The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore, the physician must come from nature, with an open mind.” Paracelsus (1491 – 1541) Being healthy is a challenge most of us struggle with. The life we live which is away from nature is the surest way of acquiring disease and dying with it. The reality is it is easier to stay healthy … Continue reading 5 Simple Habits to Stay Fit Without Medicines
Your health is in your Hand this is what Acupressure practitioner says. Your health is in your Mind this is what Psychiatrist believes. Your health is in your Stomach this is what Ayurveda starts with. No amount of Yoga and Gym will help you if your eating practices are not sensible. Your health is in your Kitchen this is what Naturopathy tells. “No disease that … Continue reading 7 Kitchen Medicines You Need to Use to Remain Healthy
“One in ten children and young people has some form of clinically diagnosable mental health disorder” “The majority of adult mental health problems begin in childhood” “50 percent of adult mental health problems (excluding dementia) start before the age of 15” “And 75% of mental health problems in adult life (excluding dementia) start by the age of 18” The above alarming findings are from robust … Continue reading Mental Illness – A Hidden Minefield Waiting to Explode in Every Home
Life after Husband, Financial Literacy for Women & Agenda for Men Do you know you can do nothing after your death? “No one here gets out alive.” Jim Morrison Therefore, financial planning for your death must start when you are alive. It may sound unkind, but death is the ultimate future of every living being. If you plan better it is good for your spouse, … Continue reading Life after Husband, Financial Literacy for Women & Agenda for Men
“Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt.” Benjamin Franklin Are you living in debt? Here is a post which explores a possibility to live without debt. Debt has become a part of our life. For anything and everything in life, the loan is available. If not formal borrowing, your credit card will always keep you in debt. Having a loan means buying … Continue reading A Glimpse of a Debt Free Life You Want to Live
Some of the most common dos and don’ts for child appearing for exams include; Start your day early Read regularly Study persistently till exams Prepare study note Do not skip topics Revise as many times possible Do not panic Focus on core materials Don’t study more than 2 hours at a stretch Practice papers of previous exams Use visual cues for easy memorisation Sleep Well … Continue reading How to Nourish Your Child for Better Exam Performance?
“It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.” Aristotle The entire country is shocked with Pulwama incident. Social media and Whats app are full of wraths against the perpetrators and respect for the killed soldiers. But the irony is we have left nationalism to our armed forces. They are dying for the country. This is the highest … Continue reading 42 Things You Can Do to Love Your Country – India
Amritsar a city known for its history and geography. Yes, the Jallianwala massacre by the British Govt took place here. This is a border town and shares its border with Pakistan – the famous Wagha Border. The pious Golden Temple is the crown of the city which is also famous for its large markets and of-course mouth watering Punjabi food. This was our 4th visit … Continue reading Amritsar – Always Once More
“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 Sarnath Express. It was a 4 hours journey. After settling in our guest house, we took a cycle rickshaw to the famous Dasaswamegh Ghat. The idea was … Continue reading Visit to the Ancient City of India – Varanasi (Kashi – Benaras)
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 7 Principles of Jainism. I am sure the readers will … Continue reading 7 Jainism Concepts You Can Use for a Better Life
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 visit Kumbha Mela if one wants to have an exotic India experience. … Continue reading India on a Platter – 3 Days at Kumbha Mela – Mesmerising Experience
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 known to him. He was brought home at night. This kind of behaviour in … Continue reading Brain Games, Exercise & Alzheimer – What You need to Know?