Sunday , 24 March 2019


Statesmen Bungle State Visits

By Dhananjaya Bhat
President Obama, when he visited Japan in 2009 bowed very low to the Japanese sovereign as he was being introduced and this set off a new peel of censure by Obama-watchers. How could a US President, leader of the free world, master of the world’s destiny, etcetera, etcetera, bow to another mortal being so abjectly?

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Diyas Go Creative!

By M J Raju
Each state has its own speciality of diyas. For example every Diwali, the Maharashstrian community of Pathare Prabhus light up their doors with diyas made of cactus plants and not the common terracotta diyas as followed elsewhere.

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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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