Monday , 24 September 2018


A-Z Guide of Remedies

By Mário Cabral e Sá
One of the magazines I subscribe sent me as a gift, “Mayo Clinic’s The Essential Diabetes Book - How to prevent (I’m well past that stage) control (I am trying to) and live with diabetes (!!!)”. Complementarily, they also sent in an Orient Paperbacks book a list of practical “Ancient Healing Secrets that Work Today” in an A-to-Z format.

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Respecting Diversity

By Tomazinho Cardozo
India is a huge country. There are numerous religions, languages and cultures in this country. It’s a perfect example of diversity. I like diversity, but I hate discrimination. The trouble is we usually don’t get one without the other.

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Medicinal Holy Fire

By Dr Kasturi Desai
In most Hindu religious occasions Yagnya or Havan is an important aspect. Ritually a number of wood pieces along with several other ingredients are offered in the Holy fire. Many consider it as a simple ritual but scientifically it is proved that putting the special wood pieces called Samidha not only help in releasing medicinal phytochemicals, they also help to increase vigour and immunity.

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Thoughts About Food

By Marilia Priyanka Fernandes
Human beings love food. Unlike other animals, we don’t eat just to survive. For us, food has taken on dimensions of art, science, fashion, therapy, etc. Can you stop yourself from reaching for a slab of chocolate to banish your blues?

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Remembering Bapu

By Khushwant Singh
Bapu Gandhi’s birth anniversary was celebrated as it always has been since he was murdered, by performance of a charade we have got accustomed to seeing on our TV sets and newspapers: netas going to his samadhi in Rajghat, laying wreaths, sitting on the ground for a short while, listening to the chanting of his favourite hymns — and returning home.

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On a Heritage Trail

For some journeys you are well-prepared mentally; you know what to expect. For instance, in Egypt, pyramids and remnants the great civilisation on the Nile; in Switzerland, its momentous natural beauty and mountains. But sometimes you are caught off-guard, getting surprised by the unexpected.

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