5 Negative Things Envying Others Will Teach Your Children

There are a lot of negative things Envying others will teach your children, Beware! Your children are at the risk of getting emotionally hurt.

Suhas was among the children playing with my boys recently and during the conversation said, ” How I wish your home blows off”.

I was in fact jolted from such strong words. A small talk lead me to know how his parents would speak about the houses and its location. Suhas in fact was praying t god that this house should be destroyed.

Envy – The Reason For Your Peace-less-ness

Have you wondered why certain people who seemed to be very happy with you suddenly turned into a foe!

Have you suddenly found out that someone has been talking a lot bad bout you?

Well, you will not be alone, almost everyone has one or two people who envy them.

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Click and Blog a Story

Why Do You Envy Others

Envy is a form of dissatisfaction with one self.

You need to understand that the personal preferences differ from person to person and seldom you have all that you aim for.

However accepting what is present and enjoying the present moment is what makes you a happy person

What Envying Others Will Teach Your Children

Your dissatisfaction with your own life and Envy on others will easily be transferred from you to your children.

As I have time and again told, children learn fast and this you need to be very careful what you are imparting into them. Here are 5 negative things that you would be imparting if you are an envious person.

  1. Inability To Appreciate What They Possess

Children will not be able to appreciate what they already have and begin eyeing for what others have. This is something that is going to be very deleterious in the long run.

5 Negative Things Envying Others Will Teach Your Children
5 Negative Things Envying Others Will Teach Your Children

2. Inability To Be Happy

Children will find it very difficult to find happiness. Happiness is a state of mind and if that inner peace is lost – it is lost forever

5 Negative Things Envying Others Will Teach Your Children
5 Negative Things Envying Others Will Teach Your Children

3. Behavioural Problems

Children may end up getting certain behavioural problems such as uncontrolled anger, negative state of mind and hyperactive. This is because they want to attract others towards them and be seen above the people they envy.

This is not good for the children, they may personally get hurt. Teach children mindfulness instead.

5 Negative Things Envying Others Will Teach Your Children
5 Negative Things Envying Others Will Teach Your Children

4. Child Will Lose Individuality

I have seen some parents complain that their child is not achieving as another X in his own class and every time I tell them this – Comparing, envying and discussing the same with your child is not going to do any good.

Your child will try to copy the person with whom you are comparing him and begin losing his own unique individuality.

Every child is blessed with a unique talent, as a parent it is your responsibility to find that, not instil a quality you like.

5. Your Child Will Be Seen As  Negative Person

I could understand Suhas, I knew it was a result of the talk that is happening around him that he was behaving in such a manner. However, the society is not this understanding – right?

If you keep speaking about someone else in your home you would soon see your child being called a ‘negative person’ by people around him.

People are ready to give names easily – DO NOT VICTIMISE your child due to your immaturity.

 

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Kindness – The Ever Required trait of Human Beings

I have always considered myself as a kind person, not that I am in patient always but when there is a need I have always seen that my heart goes out to help.

Kindness – even if it were random has a lot of effect on the person it is showered on.

This Sunday! I really feel humbled when I suddenly got a call from a student who completed his engineering course. I had at sometime in the past helped him for his studies. He called me and thanked profusely and reiterated that the timely help made him want to cross a difficult situation and complete his studies.

Random Act Of Kindness
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It is not often that I come across such  overwhelming situation. It reminded me of Robin Sharma’s quote

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Friday, 17th February 2017

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9 Post Pregnancy Health Issues Every New Mom Suffers The Most

Post Pregnancy Health Issues are less discussed mainly because everybody around you is busy with your young baby. It is important that the baby does get all the attention, however New Moms also need a lot of attention.

9 Post Pregnancy Health Issues Every New Mom Suffer The Most
9 Post Pregnancy Health Issues Every New Mom Suffers The Most

Tender from delivery, your body would need more attention – In India – that is the reason delivery is preferred at your moms’ place where you can be looked after too.

With the baby is born, your body will start changing both physically and emotionally. Here are few common post pregnancy health issues that can be expected by the new mothers.

  1. Vaginal Bleeding

After the birth of the baby, the blood and tissue inside the uterus must come out of the body and the body will try to expel it in the form of vaginal bleeding.

The discharge might be heavy for the first few weeks, it will gradually decrease over the next days and stops thereafter.

You need to mention to your gynecologist about this problem, even if you feel the bleeding is manageable, do make sure to have a check-up.

  1. After-birth Pains

As the perineum stretches during the labor, it might create soreness around that area after birth, especially for vaginal births. Doing Kegel exercises, sitting on a pillow, and putting cold pack will help with reducing the soreness.

You might also get pain in the abdomen as the uterus shrinks and gets back to its original size. This pain would last only for a few weeks.

For mothers who had a C-Section delivery, there would be tiredness due to loss of blood and the incision on the body will be painful until it heals. Pain medicines will help alleviate the pain.

Back pain is also one of the common problems after delivery.

  1. Sore Nipples

Sore nipples are caused due to the crack in nipples. This would subside in a few days if a cream for cracked nipples is applied in the affected area.

You can use butter or some other nipple creams; however I would go with butter or virgin coconut oil.

  1. Breast Engorgement

Breast engorgement is painful because the breasts start swelling as they are filled with milk. If the child is breastfed, then the pain will go away or it may last till the breasts stop producing milk.

For temporary relief, a warm shower might help. You can learn more about Home Remedies for Breast Engorgement Here

  1. Urinary problems

A common problem is that you might feel irritation or pain during urination. Drink lots of water and take a warm bath.

Few mothers can’t stop or control urinating. This is called urinary incontinence and can be rectified by making the pelvic muscles strong. This can be done by doing Kegel exercises.

  1. Weight Issues

It doesn’t matter how much you weighed before child birth. But it is a great time post pregnancy to lose all the baby weight. Though it may take several months to get back to your normal pre-pregnancy weight, be patient as you are breast feeding.

Taking a balanced diet with nutrition and milder form of exercises will help you get back to your form. In fact, breast feeding helps you lose weight easily.

  1. Constipation

Many mothers find difficulty in having a bowel movement after childbirth. This is very common and can sometimes be very painful.

In order to avoid this problem, food rich in fibre and lots of water need to be taken as part of the diet.

  1. Hair and Skin Problems

It is very common to lose hair after pregnancy. Your hair would look thin and dull. With proper nutrition and hair care, you can get your lustre back on your hair.

Stretch marks on several places in the body are unavoidable. Creams and lotions will help to manage the problem.

  1. Swollen Feet

The body would have retained some fluid to get you ready for the labour and child birth. Hence, water retention would be seen in the feet. This would go away gradually. Always wear loose clothing and lie down with the feet up to manage the swelling.

Whatever the issues are, your body will soon feel strong with proper diet, exercise and medication! Be positive and try to concentrate on the moment, everything else will follow suit.

The #JajawalyaDevMahotsav – Memories That Would Always Bring A Smile To Me

So that was three days of pure enjoyment and jubilation for us at Janjgir-Champa!

chattisgar cultural dance at Jajawalya Dev Mahotsav
chattisgar cultural dance at Jajawalya Dev Mahotsav

Though I was not anywhere near my laptop, I did not regret, the fun was overwhelming.

In fact I learnt a lot of things these few days, yes, a lot about life, marketing and selling rightly.

The Hussain Brothers At Jajawalya Dev Mahotsav

I somehow have had this idea of that some artists as they grow and get to a higher cadre become arrogant. This myth of mine was totally crashed by Hussain Brothers.

They said they had come to Ambikapur in 1978 – yes, that was even before many of us were even born and yet their humbleness was totally out of the world.

Its actually true that none of the personalities who visited the JajawalyaDev Mahotsav were arrogant – Humbleness makes you a better human being – and that is what I have learnt.

Hussain Brothers Jajawalya Dev Mahotsav
Hussain Brothers Jajawalya Dev Mahotsav

Their experience is so great that they left us dumbfounded through their ghazals.

Anuj Sharma At Jajawalya Dev Mahotsav

anuj sharma in Jajawalya Dev Mahotsav
Anuj sharma in Jajawalya Dev Mahotsav

Anuj Sharma is our own Challywood singer and actor from Jagdalpur. He s a Padmashree awardee and a mass entertainer at the Jajawalya Dev Mahotsav.

I liked his style of attracting youngsters speaking in chattisgari, speaking to the youngsters and encouraging them to give some response and so on.

It is his shrewd marketing of his talents that I would say – has made him quite popular among the masses.

Sadhana Sargam at Jajawalya Dev Mahotsav

The best thing I liked about artists is how they tune in to the audience. Sadhana Sargam had well prepared her medeleys and other songs, however the major highlight was her Chattisgari song.

People never expected her to sing in Chhattisgari and it becoame a huge hit immediatey.

The Poets and Kavi Sammelan

Dr Rahat Indori at Jajawalya Dev Mahotsav
Dr Rahat Indori at Jajawalya Dev Mahotsav

This was the first time I have attended a Kavi Sammelan. Throughout these 10 years I have been thinking it would be something boring and hence have never thought attending.

This time though, I had googled the poets when I received the invitation and guess what – they were are great achievers, men and women of reputation.

The One person that was the star of the night was Dr Rahat Indori. Each deliverance was amusing and thoughtful. Each one of the audience connected easily with the poems and returned feeling energized.

What Did I Learn from Jajwalya Dev Mahotsav

Did  learn anything from The jajawalya Dev Mahotsav?

  1. Yes! I learnt being humble is the key to success, never think you are the greatest of all – there are others out there – humbly doing their work and getting ahead.
  2. Give what the audience (readers) want, not what you know. No one is in need of things that is commonly available, so when you give – give wholeheartedly and without hiding anything.
  3. Be as close to your audience as possible – this will help you know what they need and how you can cater them.
  4. Always treat your audience with respect – after all – they are reason for your growth and earnings.

 

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Why I Love My Blog Simple Indian Mom – Happy Valentines Day

I take on the baton of Blog Love from Dr Anshul

It has been 10 years since I started Simple Indian Mom!

Simple Indian Mom
Simple Indian Mom

Oh Yes! It seems like just yesterday I was browsing the net learning blogspot and wordpress, learning how to type and learning how to create content.

I was very particular in my niche – it was going to be women centric, moms especially and moms who would be so busy doing all the stuff at home that they would want someone to share their thoughts with and learn something new.

Simple Indian Mom – The Name

Simple Indian Mom
Simple Indian Mom

It was somehow fixed from day one that this was going to be the name. I had never discussed or asked opinion from anyone, it was SIM and I stuck with her through all these years.

When I started out no one had any idea what I was doing, in fact some of my friends told me blogspot was the best place to blog. But I wanted no tail behind SIM, I wanted her alone and here she is – alone and happy as SimpleIndianMom

My blogging was not something that was planned to earn money or vent my feelings, I very steadily progressed towards something that was well thought out and implemented timely.

Though there were offers from people to make it into a commercially hit site, I never gave in because as I had planned earlier, I wanted SIM to be simple and really really clean site.

Simple Indian Mom – My Brain Child

I have always seen Simple Indian Mom as my brain child. I love her so much that I can never part with her, she is someone who has given me all the worth.

Today I conduct workshops on mindmapping, workshops on parenting and nutrition – it is all because of her.

If people take me seriously as an organic food producer – it is a gift SIM has given me.

People recognize me as a good writer, ask me to join their forums and give me opportunities that I can handle from home – all because of SIM.

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Today on the Valentines day – I can never thank SIM enough for the love she has given me.

I know I love her and I her nothing but my time – She has given value for that time.

Yes! Simple Indian Mom – my love of life has made me The Simple Indian Mom – how much can I love her for that.

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Welcome Upasana! Mother of a 2-year old and ITian by profession and blogs at LifeThroughMyBioscope

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Child Molestation Murder and More – Should Parents Become Indifferent Hereafter

Child Molestation, Murder and more
Child Molestation, Murder and more

It is not uncommon to see child molestation and rape cases on the Indian Newspaper daily. Yes! I am talking about India, where parenting is seen as a more important issue than anything else.

We Indians plan our lives around our children. No travel plans till children grow up to enjoy. Homes are always chosen somewhere nearer to schools and not vice versa.

We even budget our expenses based on the future requirement of the children – their studies, their needs and their life pleasures are more important to us.

Yet! we miss out on our very kids.

Chennai Girl Child Molestation and Murder

I have always been a part of help groups. It started sometime earlier during the Chennai Floods when I wanted to help out. And from then I have seen so many requirements from many quarters of people and if I can, have extended a helping hand.

Last week – it all started in such a group. A parent sent a voice message, His 7 year of girl child, who was playing near their home went missing.

It was an easy task to hear to such frantic messages, it churns your tummy, just listening to the voice.

Yes! I did pass it on to all the people whom I thought would be of help. Two went by searching, sharing, discussing and looking at the various pictures of the kid – Hasini!

My eyes well up everytime I think of those discussions about how the family must be feeling and what they must be going through.

The Next Door Culprit and His Acts Of Deceive

The search in fact came online with the help of their neighbor Yashwanth. A 22 year old Techie guy! look at his photo below you would feel as bad as I feel.

Child Molestation, Murder and more
Child Molestation, Murder and more

This 22 year old Yashwant – lived in the neighborhood. he exactly knew how to lure a small kid, because they were all well acquainted to one another.

As a parent, would you feel a slightest doubt on such a guy who looks almost like a younger brother.

The Luring and Killing

Leaving behind the 7 year old to go out shopping was something the parent’s will never be able to forgive themselves.

Yes! The parents left their child playing with other kids in the flats. Many flats, as is common knowledge, have a tight security. There is camera everywhere, gates high and locked and of course watchmen employed to keep suspicious looking people away – well little did they know that the person was in no way looking suspicious or was inside, living with them.

he might even have had food from the family, since he was alone and most Indians have the habit of sharing food with bachelors because they are far from home.

Giving promises of letting the child play with his dog, Yashwant took the girl home, and killed.

I would not in fact want to write anything that happened in between, such details are better left from discussed in detail.

After he found the child dead, he went to nearby gas-station, bought petrol, took the body in a travel bag to some unknown location and burnt.

I know you are feeling as pathetic as I do now, but- that is exactly what happened. When the parents were trying to search the child, this guy also accompanied them searching (I too used exactly that word).

Finally when the police found something fishy and made some strict enquiries, he came out with the truth and took them to the spot.

Should Parents Become Indifferent

After this particular issue, I have been thinking hard, really hard. Are we as parents failing our children?

Is there a way you can protect your child from such utterly unsuspicious animals roaming in our closest of close circles without any hint?

Is there a way to teach children to throw off their innocence and jejune as early as possible ?

Should parents be indifferent to even their neighbors?

10 Things Parents Can Really Do

  1. Never let you child (boy or girl) away from your closet till they are educated enough on bad men  – yes! I know this is a tough call, but there seems no other choice. Never let your child unattended.
  2. Be indifferent – too much indulgence is not going to help you, it is always better to be a little indifferent so that children never can mentally feel close to everyone they see.
  3. Keep your Eyes and Ears Open – This is very important, know all the vocabulary of your children, learn what they play, whom they talk about and what they talk about. Know who talks to them when you are far off.
  4. Show Them Videos Educating Abuse – do not think your child is too young to know such things. Start as soon as you feel your child will understand.
  5. Always Keep Your Instinct Up – Make sure to keep those instinct antennas up always, on the slightest doubt, remove your child from that situation or remove the person from there.  (Believe me, I do that exactly)
  6. Be specific No Beating Around The Bush- if you find any person making unwanted moves towards your child, say exactly that to the person, never think of what will people around think or the person think, if you feel bad- it is bad. Let people think what they want, you just need to be careful about your child’s safety – nothing more, nothing less.
  7. Install CCTV connected to Your Phone – There are a number of options available with CCTV cameras. You can easily connect them to your phone making it easy to keep an eye on your child when you leave them behind in your home.
  8. Teach To Shout – In any situation where ever you can- make noise, oppose things you feel unacceptable – anything like anyone falling out of line in a queue, pushing past you, show by action that making noise is a must when you need to.
  9. Get basic lessons of self defense taught – as the child grows send them to karate or other self defense classes. This will give them the confidence when in need.
  10. Begin Becoming Proactive, Help Others – This is one thing that I always tell to parents, never be a person who looks after your family and your children alone. Be open to have an eye on what happens around you. This might save a child in need.

I do not have words to tell what parents would have to go through in such situations, however, all we can do now is pray for the peace of the soul! #RestInPeaceHasini

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Friday, 10th February 2017

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Kathleen from Lifestyle Building Blocks:  She finds it both humbling and satisfying to write posts and to have bloggers express their appreciation for the help and guidance gleaned from her insight. Kathleen loves the blogger’s lifestyle, thinking outside the box and to keep learning. She is qualified in Professional Editing and Proofreading – specializing in eBooks.

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Janice from Mostly Blogging: Janice loves writing, and meeting people from all over the globe who are like-minded and supportive. The thrill and validation she gets when bloggers tell of how she has helped them with their blogging are unparalleled. Her posts are thorough and beneficial to her many readers who are building their own blogs. Janice is the author of the popular book An Insider’s Guide to Building a Successful Blog.

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Julie and Menaka

Julie is the wife of Pauli and the mom of two beautiful children. As a family, they have worked hard for the lifestyle that they now enjoy.  They have a successful online business, they are entrepreneurs who teach, train, coach and are mentors of their strategies to make more money more easily. Julie has two blogs, one for online coaching and one for their Niche Travel Hub. Julie is the author of the popular book The Art of Pinterest Profits.

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Menaka Bharathi from Simple Indian Mom is a Mom, an Agricultural Microbiologist, and a Mompreneur. She is an Organic Food Producer and Markets them under her own brand as SIM Organics. She is a Parenting Consultant and believes parenting can be simple, easy and happy.

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Kenneth

Kenneth Marshall is currently the owner and editor in chief of a pretty cool millennial lifestyle and career blog. He enjoys a good steak, spending time with loved ones, and being out in the sunshine. His main passion is creating content that inspires others to be the absolute best versions of themselves. Professional SEO by day, entrepreneur by night.

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Yoga Poses for Hyperthyroidism – The Simple Way To Overcome Thyroid Imbalance

We have already seen the carious yoga poses for hypothyroidism, here are yoga poses for hyperthyroidism – the excess secretion of thyroxine by thyroid hormone.

Thyroid Hormone as we know is that small butterfly which controls your overall body functioning. It is thus important to maintain a balance in Thyroid function, which can be done with some easy yoga poses and diet control.

Sethubandasana (Bridge Pose)

This asana has been found to be very useful for hyperthyroid patients. If the posture becomes a fully formed bridge, the neck is stretched to the maximum possible extent, thus, helping in rectifying the symptoms caused by hyperthyroid.

Marjariasana (Cat Stretch)

This is beneficial for both hypo and hyperthyroidism.

Yoga for Hyperthyroidism
Yoga for Hyperthyroidism

Shishu Asana (Child Pose)

Shishu asana which is like that of a child’s resting pose helps in relaxation mainly to the spine and helps in calming down the nervous system. It also relaxes the thyroid gland and thus, is good for hyperthyroid patients.

Yoga poses for Hyperthyroidism
Yoga Poses for hyperthyroidism

Shavasana (Corpse Pose)

Shavasana looks like the pose of dead body and helps in rectifying the thyroid imbalance.

Surya Namaskar (Salutation to the Sun) in a slow pace

The soothing effect that comes out of dong a slow-paced surya namaskar helps in dealing with hyperthyroidism.

You need to bring your extra secretion down and hence the slow pace is works best.

 

Conclusion

In addition to the yoga postures, certain breathing techniques can be done to reduce thyroid symptoms.

While Kapal Bhati and Nadi Shudhi are helpful for people with hypothyroidism, Ujjayi, Bhramari, cooling techniques like Sheetali and Nadi Shudhi are useful in alleviating hyperthyroid symptoms.

While all these act as an alternative to treat thyroid problems, proper medication is required to treat thyroid problems.

Medications with alternate therapies like Yoga help in treating the symptoms. Do not hesitate to visit the doctor if you suspect thyroid problems.

Jajawalya Dev Mahotsav and Agritech Krishi Mela – A Celebration For Farmers and Youth Of Janjgir Champa

Established on 25th May 1998 the District Janjgir-Champa is situated in the center of Chhattisgarh and is rightly considered as Heart of Chhattisgarh.

Janjgir – the district headquarter of this district was ruled by Maharaja Jajawalya Dev of Kulchury Dynasty, and hence the name Janjgir!

The district Janjgir Champa is basically augmented with good water resources and hence plays a major role in paddy and other food grains production of the state.

Jajawalya Dev Mahotsav and Agritech Mela

Jajawalya Dev Mahotsav and Agrotech Krishi Mela - A Celebration For Farmers and Youth Of Janjgir Champa
Jajawalya Dev Mahotsav and Agritech Krishi Mela – A Celebration For Farmers and Youth Of Janjgir Champa

The seasonal summer paddy has just been harvested, colleges are almost finishing their semesters, what other best time for conducting a farmer and youth based festivity.

Started in the year 2000 as an Agritech Mela the Jajawalya Dev Mahotsav grew to a complete Lok Mahotsav or a Public Festival from the Year 2001.

There are farmer centric programs that are conducted by the district Agricultural Department  and is done in the day time. The farmers are educated and enlightened about the new technologies in farming and different help that the government provides them.

The youth on the other hand are given career guidance, which is seen as a very crucial part of this Mahotsav.

The nights are filled with cultural activities and is done to encourage the local art and culture. Different local forms of dance and songs are being performed in these three days.

In fact people from near and far flock to the festival to get both education of current agricultural techniques as well as watch the performances – In that this is a unique festival in Chhattisgarh.

Jajawalya Dev Mahotsav 2017

Jajawalya Dev Mahotsav and Agritech Krishi Mela - A Celebration For Farmers and Youth Of Janjgir Champa
Jajawalya Dev Mahotsav and Agritech Krishi Mela – A Celebration For Farmers and Youth Of Janjgir Champa

This year Jajawalya Dev Mahotsav starts on 6th February officially by Honorable Minister of Urban Administration and Development, Commercial Tax and  Commerce and Industries Mr. Amar Agrawal at 3 pm.

Presided by Mrs Kamala Devi Patle, honorable minister of parliament from Janjgir Champa, the functiton is all set to roll.

On 8th Febrary Honorable Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh would grace the function with his presence with other Ministers and dignitaries from the state.

The Major Attractions of Jajawalya Dev Mahotsav 2017

Some of the major attractions of the mahotsav this year are career guidance of Mr Santhosh Rai, the popular career advisor of Chhattisgarh, Farmers training program on agriculture, veterinary and fisheries.

At night 9pm the major attractions are Fantabulous. They Include

6th February – Ghazal and Chhattisgari Special

  • Ghazal By Hussain Brothers – Ahmed Hussain and Mohhamed Hussain
  • Chhattisgari Film Star Night – Padma shri Anuj Sharma

7th February – Star night and Comedy Circus

  • Star Night and Comedy Circus with performers like Anil Shrivastav (Singer Bollywood) and Laughter Champion Sunil Sawvra.
  • Akhil Bharatiya Kavi Sammelan – with the best group of poets like Dr. Rahat Indori, Dr Praveen SHukla, Dinesh Raghuvanshi, Sudeep Bhola and so on.

8th February – Film Star Night

Oh Yeah! You have recognized the little super dancer Ditya and her master Rulay. And wait we have more for you to actually attend the mahotsav on the 8th – we have Sadhna Sargham giving us a super duper array of songs.

sadhna sargham at Jajawalya Dev Mahotsav
sadhna sargham at Jajawalya Dev Mahotsav

Now! I see no reason why you shouldn’t plan your travel to our district this week, enjoy with us and also have a lot of insights about this Temple Town Of Chhattisgarh.
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Julie is the wife of Pauli and the mom of two beautiful children. As a family, they have worked hard for the lifestyle that they now enjoy.  They have a successful online business, they are entrepreneurs who teach, train, coach and are mentors of their strategies to make more money more easily. Julie has two blogs, one for online coaching and one for their Niche Travel Hub. Julie is the author of the popular book The Art of Pinterest Profits.

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Early Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer You Should Be Aware Of

Have you ever heard of the disease that whispers?

Once considered as the silent killer, Ovarian Cancer is not a silent disease anymore.

Of course, the symptoms of ovarian cancer are vague and might be similar to other conditions or diseases, but women who have got this cancer would have noticed the symptoms but ignored them.

While other type of cancers like the breast cancer, uterine and cervical cancers can be detected at an early stage through screenings, ovarian cancer is diagnosed only in 20 percent of the cases before they reach the advanced stage.

If ovarian cancer is diagnosed and treated at an early stage, one third of the affected women have the chance to survive at least 10 years.

Early Symptoms Of Ovarian Cancer to Look For

Early Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer You Should Be Aware Of
Early Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer You Should Be Aware Of

Most of the ovarian cancer symptoms goes undetected at an early age because it happens so quickly. Hence, it is always better to have an annual exam and pelvic check-up.

There are some early symptoms that show up. If these symptoms persist even after simple treatments, then contact the doctor. Here are some of the early symptoms you should be aware of.

–          Abdominal bloating, Pressure accompanied by Pain

–          Abnormal fullness in the stomach after eating

–          Difficulty in eating

–          A constant urge to urinate

–          Increase in urination

Other common symptoms are

–          Fatigue

–          Indigestion

–          Heartburn

–          Constipation

–          Back Pain

–          Menstrual Irregularity

–          Pain during Intercourse

Though these symptoms may be due to any other factor, they are temporary and get rectified after treatments.

However, if these symptoms prolong, become worse over time and does not respond to simple treatment, then have yourself checked.

 

Causes for Ovarian Cancer

There are certain factors that increase the risk of Ovarian cancer. But the exact cause is not yet known.

–          There is a family history of Ovarian cancer

–          Had a history of breast, uterine or colon cancer

–          Made Use of fertility and hormone therapy

–          No occurrences of Pregnancy

–          Obesity

–          Endometriosis

–          Genetic mutation of BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes

And all these risk factors increase with age after menopause. Having any of the above risk factors doesn’t mean you’ll get ovarian cancer. But it is better to be cautious in these cases.

 

Early Detection Of Ovarian Cancer

The good news about ovarian cancer is that, if you are aware of the symptoms and able to diagnose it at an earlier stage, then there is a 94% chance of survival. The earlier the better. Early Detection can be done by

–          Regular health exams for Women: Never skip this health examination. Though Ovarian tumours at early stage cannot be diagnosed through pelvic exam, most of the reproductive system cancers can be detected this way.

–          Consult your Doctor: If you feel any of the symptoms above for a prolonged time, it is better to consult a doctor and get yourself diagnosed through screening tests.

–          Screening tests: The tests used to determine the underlying ovarian problems are

o   Transvaginal Ultrasound that detects all types of tumours in reproductive organs

o   Abdominal and Pelvic Scan. If not, an MRI.

o   Blood test to look at the Cancer Antigen levels. But this is not fool-proof as it might differ based on number of factors like menstruation, fibroids and uterine cancer.

o   Biopsy, which is the only way to confirm all the above diagnosis.

 

Conclusion

As of now, the survival rate of ovarian cancer is more than 90% if detected at an early stage. But as the symptoms of this disease is not prominent, we need to be more alert and proactive to protect us from this disease.

The future has more news for us as Scientists are researching on other improved ways to detect this cancer at an early stage.

 

Happy Sunday – The Link Up Party

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Welcome Lovely Bloggers!

Yes! Blog gives you that freedom. Come lets blog our heart out – this Sunday and make it a Happy Sunday

I have been having a great party this week and am enjoying it thoroughly. It is with immense pleasure that I am announcing the featured blogger of #HappySunday #4.

Welcome Upasana! Mother of a 2-year old and ITian by profession and blogs at LifeThroughMyBioscope

As is the tradition the featured blogger gets to cohost with me the #HappySunday, and Upasana will be my Co-Host this week.

 

Prompt For The Week

This is an added feature to #HappySunday and we have found it very helpful for my blogger friends.

Goals for the month
Goals for the month

 

Rules Of #HappySunday #LinkParty #5

So here we are with the #HappySunday linky party! Go ahead and link your favorite posts. The following are the rules, I would like each participating member to follow the rules for better results.

  1. You can add up to two posts per week not necessarily on the prompt.
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7 Feng Shui Products to Have at Home to Make Home Peaceful

Have you heard of Feng Shui products? Do you know if Feng Shui is really effective in attracting peace and love?

Feng-Shui The Energy Of Attraction

Energy is present everywhere. If energy is not balanced, it leads to chaos and confusion.

The principle of Feng Shui involves managing and balancing the energy to create positivity and peace around us.

As home is the heart of all happiness and peace, it is important to ward off negative energy and pave way to positive energy to restore peace and happiness.

For any type of problem, either professional or personal, Feng Shui is believed to make life better.

The whole practice of this art is made only with the help of symbols. Feng Shui symbols such as dragons, fish, plants, water and so on., symbolize various aspects and can be kept at home to balance different types of energy.

Stabilizing the energy at home using the items (based on these symbols) help to bring harmony and peace at home.

Here are 7 important items that help to ward off negative energy and bring back peace at home.

  1. House Plants

Feng Shui products
Feng Shui products

House plants bring prosperity and peace to the home. As house plants release oxygen in the air, it promotes good energy. Make sure to keep only real plants.

Plants like cactus that have sharp leaves or thorns should not be kept inside the house. Also, take care to remove diseased or dying plants from the house.

Artificial plants should be avoided but if you want to keep them, then make sure to keep them clean as dust is bad energy.

Also, it is good to keep flowers made of silk, especially flowers that represent lotus, orchids and chrysanthemum.

A Bamboo would be a good choice as it brings good luck and removes bad energy. It is also easy to grow and gives prosperity to the home.

  1. Vase

Vase is a perfect Feng Shui item for both home and office. In Chinese, vase is homophonic to peace.

If a vase is placed at home, it brings peace to the home. Vase can also be kept in combination with other Feng Shui items.

Placing a vase jade means peace and good luck. A vase placed with bell means peace to all the beings living there.

  1. Crystals, Gems and Stones

These are vital Feng Shui symbols. They purify the atmosphere and gives a sense of relaxation.

While Crystals and stones promote relaxation, and create a healthy energy throughout the home, Gems brings about the focus in life and increases prosperity.

There is no use in keeping artificial items. Use natural materials like marble. It is also a good idea to keep Crystal trees. The most common trees are coral trees and amethyst trees.

  1. Wind Bell or Chimes

7 Feng Shui Products to Have at Home to Make Home Peaceful
7 Feng Shui Products to Have at Home to Make Home Peaceful

Bells can be hung outside or inside the home. The beautiful sound emanating from the bell gets rid of bad energy and provides a peaceful aura at home.

  1. Indoor Fountains

The sound of running water is always soothing to the ears. It provides a soothing and relaxed atmosphere at home. A good energy flow is created by the fountain.

Remember not too keep the fountain in the south area of home as the south area requires a Fire Element (Fountain is a water element). It creates an imbalance in energy.

Also, do not place fountains in bed room as it brings sorrow and worry when placed there.

Buy a good and small fountain with a silent motor. Place some crystals and stones on the fountain and choose a fountain that can diffuse essential oils.

The combination of essential oils, stones, crystals and fountain doubles up the beneficial energy to maintain harmony and peace at home.

  1. Hanging Pictures

Hanging of pictures that denotes spirituality brings peace, calmness and protection to the home.

It could either be the picture of Gods or Saints. You can hang any artwork thing that you adore. But it is better to avoid dark imagery.

  1. Essential Oils and Candles

Use of essentials oils in everyday life is highly recommended for cleaning the bad energy and relaxing. Relaxation obviously leads to peace at home.

Using Natural Candles with natural colours and Flavours will raise the energy at home and brings harmony. Avoid artificial candles like the ones made of paraffin.

End Note

There are several other Feng Shui Items for peace and harmony, like the Buddha as it is the symbol of peace and tranquillity.

Mirrors are also good feng shui items when used properly. They bring a refreshing peace to the home. But using them at bedrooms and keeping triangular or broken mirrors bring bad energy into home.

Above all these things, remember to clean the clutter and dirt from home. These two are the principle enemies of feng shui.

Mindful Eating – An Art You Need To Teach Children

Mindful eating begins from childhood, although it can be practiced in a later stage, I prefer asking parents to teach from childhood – here’s why.

It is common saying that – You are what you eat!

Yes! this is true in all sense, it is what you eat that becomes your muscles, blood and body. Thus it is very important for you know what exactly goes into you.

Mindful Eating – Make Nutrients Count

Mindful Eating
Mindful Eating

It has become a fad to count the calories in each and every food you eat. Have you ever thought what message you are sending to your children by doing so?

Think of this scenario – you have a simple fruit breakfast, then a paleo lunch and finally go to bed with some salad and juice.

well the above said scenario is not uncommon, however, would you be happy in between or hungry?

If hungry would you be happy? Well, I for one would seriously want to go to nutritive food than a calorie less hunger promoter diet.

Make the Right Choice Of Ingredients

Mindful Eating
Mindful Eating

Choose food that are ingredients, this can be done by keeping it simple.

Simple and Mindful eating gives you more pleasure than filling yourself with all that your mouth would let you to.

Add More Greens

Mindful Eating
Mindful Eating

Adding more greens is to connect more to your nature. Green leafy vegetables and organic food give you the pleasure of cleaner and healthier life.

Greens have more antioxidants and better nutrients.

Eat To Live, Not Live To Eat

Mindful Eating
Mindful Eating

I love this particular quote. What do you think – should you live to eat or eat to live?

Food Is Medicine

Mindful Eating
Mindful Eating

In South India, every meal is made keeping the balance in nutrients – carbohydrates, proteins, minerals, vitamins and fats.

And with each of this goes in fat busters like ginger, garlic, turmeric and other medicine.

This kind of eating not only makes your energetic but also keeps you healthy.

Practicing mindful eating needs some practice, which I shall be discussing soon.

Share with us how you eat and what is so special about knowing what you eat?

Blogger’s Pit Stop #58

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Julie is the wife of Pauli and the mom of two beautiful children. As a family, they have worked hard for the lifestyle that they now enjoy.  They have a successful online business, they are entrepreneurs who teach, train, coach and are mentors of their strategies to make more money more easily. Julie has two blogs, one for online coaching and one for their Niche Travel Hub. Julie is the author of the popular book The Art of Pinterest Profits.

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Menaka Bharathi from Simple Indian Mom is a Mom, an Agricultural Microbiologist, and a Mompreneur. She is an Organic Food Producer and Markets them under her own brand as SIM Organics. She is a Parenting Consultant and believes parenting can be simple, easy and happy.

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Kenneth Marshall is currently the owner and editor in chief of a pretty cool millennial lifestyle and career blog. He enjoys a good steak, spending time with loved ones, and being out in the sunshine. His main passion is creating content that inspires others to be the absolute best versions of themselves. Professional SEO by day, entrepreneur by night.

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Republic Day Celebrations in Janjgir Champa

Republic Day is celebrated throughout India on the 26th January commemorating the day when the constitution of India was adopted, in 1950.

Every year we have district celebrations, and this year I thought of sharing it here.

Janjgir -Champa is in the center of Chhattisgarh and is a district that is popular for the many temples, Mahanadi, Crocodiles, Handmade Kosa (Tussar silk) and education.

Here are some pictures that made this 68th Republic Day special in this district.

Republic Day 2017

Much effort was put into the celebrations this year, however I missed the parade that happens soon after flag hoisting because of another engagement I had.

I could get to the ground in time to see the cultural programs though.

The Indigenous Tribal Performance

Republic Day Celebrations Janjgir Champa
Republic Day Celebrations Janjgir Champa

This is my favorite about Chhattisgarh. The people here are so attached tot heir cultures that you would be able to see Tribal dance, food and festivals celebrated with pomp here.

I could give you a list of different foods and dances here. May be I need to start making that list soon.

Bharath Ma – Tied In Ropes

Republic Day Celebrations Janjgir Champa
Republic Day Celebrations Janjgir Champa

Loved how the children literally showed their nation in chains and the need for the freedom fighters to achieve freedom.

Republic Day Celebrations Janjgir Champa
Republic Day Celebrations Janjgir Champa
Republic Day Celebrations Janjgir Champa
Republic Day Celebrations Janjgir Champa

That’s girl power with acrobatics!

Republic Day Celebrations Janjgir ChampaWe are ready to shoot

The Foreign Invasion

 

Republic Day Celebrations Janjgir Champa

Wishful thinking, wow!

 

Republic Day Celebrations Janjgir ChampaThe Mangal Pandey Days!

Well, all was enthralling and the children enjoyed a lot!

Health Benefits of Betel Leaves That Would Surprise You

No Indian feast is complete without Tambul – Do you know why or the actual health benefits of betel leaves?

Tambul or Betel Leaf is a part of our age-old tradition. Ayurveda has made use of its immense medicinal properties for treating various health conditions.

These heart shaped leaves are from the Piperacea family and is mostly found in South East Asia. In Sanskrit, it is called ‘Nagavallari’ meaning a vine that looks like a snake and ‘Sapthashira’ meaning a leaf with seven veins.

Though there are several health benefits of betel leaves when used in our daily routine, its combination with certain unhealthy ingredients like tobacco masks its otherwise good qualities

How Do You Make The Best Tambul

Paan chewing is an ancient custom of Indians, mainly because they were aware of the health benefits of betel leaves. The great masters of Indian medicine, Susrutha and Charaka, have mentioned chewing Betel leaves as a daily routine.

Add these ingredients as part of making Paan and consume it after meals once or twice a day.

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Fully Grown Betel Leaf – 1 or 2

Nutmeg – ¼ teaspoon

Edible Camphor – a small pinch

Betel nut

Cloves – 1 or 2

Cardamom – 1

Piper Cubeba (Tail Pepper) – 1 or 2

Some people add fennel and mint to add taste to the Paan.

Health Benefits of Betel Leaf

Health Benefits of Betel Leaf
Health Benefits of Betel Leaves

The benefits of Betel Leaf are innumerable.

Aids in Digestion

Betel leaves are very good for digestion and usually taken after meals. Saliva is the first step towards the digestion process as the enzymes in saliva helps in breaking down the food and makes it easier to digest. As betel leaves are chewed, it works the salivary gland by stimulating it. Betel leaves are taken with ginger, fennel, etc. for this purpose.

Helps in Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene

Various compounds in Betel leaves have antibacterial effect. Thus, chewing them destroys the bacteria and prevents bad breath. As paan contains spices like cardamom and cloves, they act as mouth freshener.

As Betel leaves maintain the levels of ascorbic acid in the saliva, chewing them helps in reducing the free radicals which in turn prevents cancer.

Used in the treatment of Ulcer

Ancient medicines made use of the extracts of betel leaves to treat Gastric Ulcer.

Diabetes

As Betel leaves are known to control the sugar level in the blood, it is also used in treating diabetes.

For Cough and Headache

When the juice of betel leaves is mixed with honey and consumed, it reduces cough due to chest congestion. Its analgesic property helps in treating headaches.

Joint Pains

A hot compress of betel leaves helps in reducing the joint pains.

Stomach Colic in Infants

When castor oil is applied on Betel leaf, heated mildly and placed on stomach, it relieves the colic pain in infants.

Weight Loss

Betel leaves has the characteristic to increase body metabolism. This helps in weight loss.

 

Who should avoid the intake of Betel Leaves/Paan

Though Betel leaves have innumerable health benefits,

–          It is not advisable for students and children to use it because of its’ aphrodisiac effect.

–          If anyone has difficulty in passing urine, then it is better to avoid betel leaf.

–          It is not advisable to use this leaf if the person is suffering from acidity, tuberculosis and other psychological disorders.

Also, when Paan is prepared, it is advisable to avoid using too much of sweet in it. While Betel Leaves are good for digestion, the sweet used will make digestion difficult.

 

6 Yoga Poses to Reduce Post Pregnancy Belly Fat At Home

Is there specific yoga poses to reduce post pregnancy belly fat?

Post pregnancy Belly Fat is one of the most worrying problems which gives sleepless nights to men and women of all ages.

Disproportionate Tummy is not only aesthetically displeasing but also affects the individual’s health in long term.

In general, Belly fat denotes an unhealthy lifestyle. To reduce this fat, practicing exercises that stretch and exert pressure on the stomach would do wonders.

In case of reducing post pregnancy belly fat, exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor helps a lot in tucking the tummy in.

Yoga is one of the best ways to get rid of tummy in a systematic way. Here are some yoga poses for reducing that rigid tummy.

Yoga Poses for Reducing Post Pregnancy Belly Fat

Surya Namaskar

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Many people recommend Surya Namaskar for weight loss. But it has more benefits.

Performing Surya Namaskar is good for the physical, psychological and social well-being.

But while discussing about its effects in reducing post pregnancy belly fat, it is worth to mention that surya namaskar is a combination of stretching yoga poses. Thus, it helps in keeping the body well-toned.

Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

  1. Lie on the stomach with arms at each side of the body.
  2. Bend the knees and reach the arms to the feet and hold it.
  3. Lift the head while inhaling and bend backwards by lifting the legs as much as possible.
  4. Breathe normally while maintaining the pose.
  5. Come back to the original position while exhaling.

This asana needs to be repeated 5 times with a break of 15 seconds between the pose.

Benefits: This pose in addition to strengthening the core and tightening the abs, also helps in correcting the digestive system.

2. Naukasana (Pontoon Posture)

Naukasana is another important asana that attacks the belly fat.

  1. By lying on the back, inhale and raise the legs by keeping them straight.
  2. Lift the arms to reach the toes and create a 45-degree angle with the body.
  3. Maintain the posture and breathe normally.

This asana needs to be repeated 5 times.

There are two more asanas – Kumbhakasana (Board Pose) and Pavanamukthasana (Wind Easing Pose). The Board Pose is easy to do and burns belly fat. The Pavanamukthasana tones the abs and hips, and enhances the metabolism.

 Specific Yoga Poses to Reduce Tummy after Delivery

Vyaghrasana (Tiger Pose)

  1. Take the position by coming down to all fours.
  2. Fold one leg (with knees bent and upper body downward and forward). After that, bring back the leg in the folded position.
  3. Repeat the same using the other leg.

This asana needs to be repeated 10 times for each leg.

Benefits: This asana helps in toning the lower body below the waist level.

Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)

  1. Stand by keeping the legs 3 to 4 feet apart.
  2. Extend the arms to the shoulder level.
  3. Inhale while raising the right arm by the side of the head.
  4. Exhale while bending the right arm towards the left side of the body. Ensure that the weight should be balanced equally on both the feet and the right arm should become parallel to the ground.
  5. Breathe normally while maintaining the position and come back to normal position while inhaling.
  6. Do the same for the other arm.

This asana needs to be repeated 5 times for each hand.

Benefits: This asana helps in reducing fat from the waist and hip areas.

Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

  1. Lie down on tummy by keeping legs together and palms down under the shoulders. Rest the forehand on the ground.
  2. Raise the head up while inhaling, to the navel region and see the roof.
  3. Breathe normally and maintain this position for a few seconds.
  4. Come back to the normal position while exhaling.

This asana needs to be repeated 5-10 times.

Benefits: This asana tones the abdominal organs and muscles and helps in inch loss.

Conclusion

There are many other poses like the Cobblers pose, Camel Pose, Bridge Pose and Boat Pose that help in reducing the tummy. But always remember to consult a Yoga therapist before performing these asanas. They help in performing them with perfection to get the most benefit out of it.

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10 Ways Feminism Is Misunderstood

When we speak of Feminism we seem to always get into a debate which extents to usually someone asking to Define what feminism really is?

Feminism is more of a perception than a definition and each person seems to perceive it in a different way.

However, most times, feminism is misunderstood in many ways and it is not uncommon to see people with a diagonally opposite opinion about feminism calling themselves a feminist.

10 Ways in Which Feminism is Misunderstood

There are many ways Feminism is misunderstood by men and women equally. Here are the ways the term is misunderstood universally

  1. The Macho – Feminists

Some women/men think feminism means to behave like men. Talk, walk and behave like men.

Social scientist think women behaving like men is more a semantic trick than a true scientific explanation. In fact these women seem to have a higher regard to men and hence feel inferior from inside as a woman- and hence the man like behavior.

  from Department of Anthropology, University of Utah, however reports that such behaviors can also be due to hormonal changes.

2. The Misandrist behavior – Hatred Toward Men

Some women go a step ahead and try to overpower men. They want to earn more than men, they want to become more powerful in office than their counterparts.

There are cases where women try not to have any association with men and try to avoid them totally.

3. The Shy Feminists

Who is a feminist? Is there a woman who does not support her own self? However there still seem some women who feel calling themselves a feminist is to say she is arrogant.

10 ways feminism is misunderstood
10 ways feminism is misunderstood

 

4. Feminists Should Always Raise Their Voices

This is something like a unsaid rule to some who call themselves feminists. They always need to raise their voice where ever they are, that seems to them that they are some superpower.

They keep repeating “I am feminist in every forum”

Oops! I am really sorry, but every women is powerful in a lot of ways and the ones who know that, keep quite, enjoy the power. Shouting does not actually bring the power to you!

5. You Need to Join Women Clubs

This is another seemingly affluent group of feminists, who want to speak about feminism in high teas and over cups of coffees.

10 ways feminism is misunderstood
10 ways feminism is misunderstood

They actually do not know the ground reality of women in the society. They enjoy great sophistication, and feel women are tortured with too much burden of not having freedom of spending much.

6. The Fighters

These are women who are ready to pick fight the moment men mention the word ‘ woman’

In fact these are women who think all men are offenders.

7. Women Against Feminism

I know you are as surprised as me, yes! there are some women who are against feminism!

These women feel that feminism means to hate men, so they do not want to hate men and hence are against feminism.

There are numerous facebook and twitter groups for these women too!

8. Only Women Can Be Feminists

There are many men who look at women equal to men and give equal respect. However there are women who think men can never be feminists.

9. The Doormat Tendency

There are women who think that if they show that their support to feminism they would be misunderstood to be misandrists and accept to be bullied and mistreated.

Such doormat behavior in fact makes them an easy prey to be ruled by men.

10. The Shamers

Finally the shamers – these are feminists who make every other woman in her vicinity like a fly on the wall. belittling other women seems to be her hobby and makes it a rule to join men and make fun of other women.

These women think to shame other women who do not think as her is feminism.

So what do you think feminism really is? Have you understood feminism.

 

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Scary Secrets Behind Ban On Jallikattu and Deterioting Indian Health

If you were even wondering why I have titled this post connecting Ban on Jallikattu and Deteriorating Indian Health, You would not be so when you are at the end of this page.

India is a country with rich heritage. And we have been pioneers where scientific knowledge is considered. However we have a very bad weakness and that is our fad following of western culture without arising any question of whether it is good or bad.

Be it the jeans you are wearing to the bottled drinks you are drinking, everything is a monkey copy of foreign culture. In globalized world it is not easy to keep any culture without being influenced by another, however, there still is a need to analyse what is good and what is bad.

The Corporatization of Agriculture and Milk

With increase in population and requirement of more food, there had been a need for increase in food production. And corporates do not let every stone unturned till they find a way to earn, when they smell a requirement unfulfilled.

This is where it all started, they commercialized agriculture, changed the agricultural inputs, chemicalised everything from fertilizers to pesticides and even changed the basic DNA of crops and GMO fied them.

In fact the present situation is so worse that, a farmer cannot grow crops without having to look up for the supply of multinational corporates for seeds to harvester.

The Dairy Industry

Similar need-supply gap was sensed in the dairy industry. Milk, is not just any other drink, it is the elixir of life, beginning from birth till the end of life, milk is consumed by humans.

No Indian ritual is complete without milk !

No Indian life is complete without milk!

Cow, is seen as a divine form in he Indian culture, and not without a reason.

So again corporate minds began smelling the thousands of crores that can be reaped here. They began devising a system where they can make people dependent solely on them for the cow – to produce milk.

This was exposed in 2009 by Keith Woodford who wrote a book Devil in the Milk, which lead to a lot of controversies. It was in this book that Keith Woodford clearly explains the what has happened to the very gene of cattle and how it affects health.

Untold Secrets Behind Ban On Jallikattu and Deteriorating Indian Health
Untold Secrets Behind Ban On Jallikattu and Deteriorating Indian Health

 

Indian Cows and Corporate Politics

India has always pioneered in cattle population in the world. It is not a secret that from prehistoric days cattle were seen as wealth and the more cattle one had, the richer he was considered.

This and many other customs had made India breed cattle proliferate and one can find India had the highest number of native breed that were indigenous to different parts of India.

However these breeds were giving less milk and their per capita maintenance seemed to be of not commercial gain. Though they do not require much expenses in terms of feed and they had inherent resistance to diseases, their milk production was a serious concern.

This is where the corporates found their chance to enter this multi billion dairy market of India. The gullible Indian government soon after independence and hence forth had no idea that it is being taken for a ride.

With promises to improve the yield of native breeds, the India grand cross breeding program began. Slowly but steadily Indian cows had been inseminated with foreign breed bull semen, and no one questioned, because where the Indian breed produced 2 to 3 litres of milk per day, the crossbreed produced 7 to 8 litres.

The Indian Breed cattle have thus been clearly removed from existence and Indian Native breed cattle are becoming extinct one by one. This was exposed in Tehelka.com in 2012.

The Mutation and Related Health Problems

Somewhere during all this increase in yield game, there seemed to happen a small scientific revolution where corporate companies began competing with each other in finding ways to bring about more and more yield increase.

Today in some western countries cattle and diary industry are treated as machines producing the white liquid which they call – MILK.

The total process is mechanized. In fact, in India, in Chhattisgarh where I live I have come across farms where the animals are kept in air conditioned sheds. The premises are so clean, you would never now they were animals.

At the time of milking the cattle are opened, with a remote control, they leave their shed, form a line and go towards the milking area. They need to pass through a shower. they enter the shower wait for a few minutes to be bathed (again mechanically, with remote controlled machines) and then climb the circular milking machine.

The vacuum milking apparatus is attached (oh! human intervention here) to their teats. The cow is milked and as soon as the vacuum apparatus falls down the cow gets down and again walks towards its shed.

It is a wonderful scene, you know, you just need to forget that the ones being milked are living creatures or they need some love and affection.

So What is The Mutation About?

The mutation has happened in the process of getting more and more yield. Look at the image below at the condition of the cow, seen just as source of milk.

Ban On Jallikattu
Cross Breed – More Milk Less Health

It is evident how healthy the cow looks.

The mutation of a specific A1 gene, in fact seems to have started some hundreds of years ago in Holstein breed and since Holstein has been the main breeds used to improve other breeds, the mutated A1 gene has been passed to most   ‘improved’ breeds.

It is this mutated A1 gene that is the cause of many health issues that is seen off late.

How Does The Mutated Gene Cause Health Problems

The main ingredient of milk, for which we consume it too, is the protein present in it. Human digestive system is conditioned to digest and process the natural proteins present in milk.

Milk protein or beta casein, is made of a chain of 209 amino acids. The amino acid number 67 in this chain is usually a amino acid called proline. this proline is inherent component of the chain, and hence is bound both sides. This is called the A2 milk – no mutataion A2 milk.

On the other hand the mutated A1 milk protein contains histidine as amino acid number 67. This histidine does not attach to either side of the chain and remains free. This is the A1 milk – Mutated A1 Milk.

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Difference between A1 and A2 protein

The histidine breaks off taking with it six other neighbouring amino acids forming the beta-casomorphin-7.

so in A1 milk we have beta casein plus the cut off portion beta – casomorphin-7.

Beta – casomorphin-7 is the main culprit behind all the health hazards. Beta – casomorphin-7 has opioid or narcotic which is not digested well by the human system and this is where all the health issues stem.

In July 2007, Dr Keith Woodford, a professor of farm management at New Zealand’s Lincoln University published a paper titled A2 Milk, Farmer Decisions, and Risk Management that reported how “approximately 500 New Zealand dairy farmers are converting their herds to eliminate production of A1 beta-casein within the milk” responsible for “Type 1 diabetes, heart disease and autism”.

If you read the full paper of A2 Milk, Farmer Decisions, and Risk Management you will come to understand that many modern diseases have been articulated by this A 1 milk which is the one mostly available worldwide.

Health issues reported are

  1. Problems in digestive system
  2. Type 1 diabetes
  3. Heart diseases
  4. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  5. Autism

Connection Between this and Ban on Jallikattu

Jallikattu is some 3500 old tradition in tamilnadu, the main purpose of the sport is recognize the best breeder of the locality which will then be used to breed all the cows present in the village.

However this poses a risk to the foreign artificial insemination industry who would love the cattle breeders to look up to them as the sole sources of semen. Just like the GMO crops where you need to buy seeds at a high price and all other inputs for crops.

Also, it is seen that these very foreign corporates are indulged in the production of medicines for many of the above diseases, so they see this as a double harvest.

Hence, they have ensured to show some irrelevant reasons to the gullible government and the supreme court to bring about a ban of The Bull Sport, thereby no more proliferation in the indigenous breeds of this part of our country.

read the letter below written by a person from adjoining state Kerala in support of people protesting jallikattu.

Ban on Jallikattu
Indigenous breeds lost in Kerala

The Recent Protests in Tamilnadu

The protests in Tamilnadu is mainly to save native cattle breeds of India. This, though was a scenario for the past two years, has become an important struggle because of student population.

In fact I personally see this protest with respect, and here are the reasons for it. Subha has given reasons for the crowds joining Jallikattu from all parts of Tamilnadu.

  1. Started by 100 students only.
  2. Seeing the protests slowly students from all over Tamilnadu joined in.
  3. IT employees – who we see as those who are not worried about our country or culture are completely supporting.
  4. They were collected only through social media.
  5. The students do not side with any political party – in fact they ask politicians to leave the site of protests (strongly)
  6. There is no violence, no bad behavior.
  7. Women and men are protesting side by side yet no molestations, instead women are given due respect and are safe. I can see women in organizing some protests too. There were women in the crew who went to meet the Chief Minister.
  8. There is no caste based difference shown, though this was seen to be a way that can be used to divide these students.
  9. People from all walks have joined the protests.
  10. the lawyers association, retailers association, farmers association and so on have begun supporting the students – Oh! I forgot the Film Industry.
  11. Students have shown that Tamilnadu no more needs politicians or film stars to lead them.

This is something of a revolution that is happening in Tamilnadu, students all over India need to understand the power of students, the power of Youth.

In fact this is history getting created in front of our very eyes and we all are excited!

 

 

Advantages Of Teaching Mindfulness To Children

When I speak to parents the first topic I naturally seem to go to is teaching mindfulness to children. Not because I need to lure them to my mindfulness classes, but because I need to keep them informed.

Parenting these days is more difficult and demanding, Not because the children have changed, but because the world around them has changed.

Everytime I visit a school and interact with the children and their parents, the first thing they ask me is –

“My child is very active, should he be treated for hyperactiveness?”

Well, I would never call this a mistake, the media and some doctors have intentionally made the picture hazy. Children who seem to be too playful or those who cannot stay in a place for a small length of time are under microscope these days.

Advantages Of Teaching Mindfulness To Children
Advantages Of Teaching Mindfulness To Children

What is Hyperactivity in Kids?

The psychiatry industry calls kids with following symptoms as hyperactive

1.     Kids those who do not pay attention

2.     Kids who cannot sit in their place for long

3.     Kids who are impulsive

Now as a parent, as a human being answer me – will a child not be playful, will he/she be seated in the place where you ask them to, will children think about the result of their play?

I can almost hear you say No!

Of course No – if kids were not to be playful and impulsive there would be no childishness left in them.

Isn’t the above 3 points the exact difference between an adult and a child?

Well, I do not say ADHD does not exist, however I find that even a small instance of extra childishness is made to look like a medically treatment needing disease.

In fact some stimulant medication which is the chief medication chosen for ADHD has been reported to increase the symptoms of ADHD in many children. 

In France thus, stimulant medication or any other medication is not given and for children who are hyperactive and those suffering from ADHD, on the contrary they use a drug-free holistic approach treatment.

 Research Evidence Of Advantages of Teaching Mindfulness To Children

 Research has found that Mindfulness Training for children escalates attention and social emotional awareness. Some of key awareness enhancements are

1.     Children are able to focus on a subject

Katherine Weare – Emeritus Professor of Education University of Southampton in her research paper has summarized that mindfulness essentially develops awareness in children. It is a gradual process and with a span of 8 weeks and continuous practice  difference can be perceived.

2.     Their basic motor skills connecting to their brain, body movement and emotions increases.

Filip Raes et al have found that the mindfulness helps in better motor skills. The emotional quotient in children studied had been found to reach optimal levels after practice of mindfulness.

3.     Children become calmer and able to control anxiety.

 KU Leuven, in Science daily has concluded from a study conducted on 400 students that, mindfulness practice is effective in reducing depression, anxiety and emotional breakouts.

4.     Interpersonal and social skills improve

Charlotte E and Dusana Dorjee from school of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor, UK, in their study on the Meta-Cognition in Children opine that the interpersonal skills and emotional well-being has increased through practice of mindfulness in children of primary school.

 5.     Children become better academically (if that was your main concern)

Beauchemin,   Hutchins   and  Patterson  (2008) studied the feasibility of attitudes towards and the outcome of a 5 week mindfulness practice In children. They have reported that there is impressive increase in the academic performance of children practicing mindfulness.   

It has been thus proven that Mindfulness Training leads to structural changes in brain. This leads to a better and composed child. You would also experience that children become

·       Aware of their environment

·       They become less judgmental of others.

·       There is stillness in heart and anxiety is no longer an unsolved problem.

·       Empathy and compassion towards others increases

·       Children become better in terms of social response.

Practice mindfulness thus is of immense advantage to children, it is with the teachers and parents, now lay the responsibility to guide them.

Children learn quickly and follow without questioning too, hence when you begin the practice of mindfulness at an early age you sure would reap huge advantages.

Many parents want to know if mindfulness is a treatment, well, not at all, mindfulness is an exercise to your mind, to keep it hale and healthy.

If you would want guided mindfulness lessons for your family you could choose one of my mindfulness e-course. I am just an email away!

 

 

TamilNadu Protests Against Jallikattu Ban In Unity -Is The Gvernment Listening

Dear Indian Media! There is a mass protest going on in Tamilnadu – Why do we not see any national media presence here? – This is the question that is reverberating in Tamilnadu

If you thought social media helps only to contact lost friends and post happy family pictures – Think again – students and IT industry employees in Tamilnadu are creating history using SOCIAL MEDIA.

Yes using social media such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter Tamilnadu youngsters have organized a mass protest.

#Alanganallur

Justice For Jallikattu Protest
Justice For Jallikattu Protest

The protest started in Alanganallur, a village in Madurai district ( yes! Meenakkshi Amman Templed Madurai)

There are three big bull sport conducted in Madurai during the Tamil festival Pongal. With Supreme court saying bull is a wild animal and it cannot be played with, Jallikattu was detained for last two years.

There was protest, earlier too, but it was done in small factions here and there. This year too the political set up did manage to fool the people till the last moment that the ban will be revoked and bull will be added in domestic animals list.

Well, there was no change whatsoever and people were disappointed as they were from two years. However what no one expected was the Youngster Support.

Youth Heroes of Tamilnadu

Justice For Jallikattu Protest
Justice For Jallikattu Protest

Some IT employees and Students cam from nowhere and sat on hunger strike in Alanganallur yesterday.

This was not expected and no political party or even locals had any idea from where they suddenly appeared. However local people soon joined in.

what started as 200 students grew to more than 2000 people in a small village. All protesting against the Ban of Jallikattu.

The whole day (and night) yesterday we could hear slogans of

#BanPETA

#JusticeForJallikattu

#WeNeedJustice

throughout the state and online too.

Social Media

kids preparing food for people protesting in alanganallur
kids preparing food for people protesting in alanganallur

The strength of social media is best seen in this protest. No mainstream media covered the protests going on. the people sent out for help only through various social media.

Early today around 5.00am the students who were protesting peacefully were literally carried out of the place and detained in some unknown places.

The health of these detained persons (including young girls) is a mystery no one is ready to reveal.

There is so much fuss going on and our mainstream media still has no whiff of it (funny they do not see this as important)

Chennai And Coimbatore

Justice For Jallikattu Protest
Justice For Jallikattu Protest Coimbatore

However, It employees, Students, Housewives, men, women and children from diffeterent parts of Tamilnadu have now understood the need of getting out of their homes and are on the streets, fighting for the release of detained students and give permission to conduct Jallikattu – The bull sport.

In Marina Beach -Chennai, there are around 1500 people protesting.

In Coimbatore there are 1000s protesting

In Madurai there are more than 4000 people protesting

#JusticeForJallikattu is trending in all social media, and yet there is no governmental intrusion or help.

It just makes one feel – Is Justice Applied Universally In India?

 

 

 

#HappySunday #LinkParty #3

#HappySunday #LinkParty

Welcome Lovely Bloggers!

I have been having a great party this week and am enjoying it thoroughly. It is with immense pleasure that I am announcing the featured blogger of #HappySunday #2.

#HappySunday Featured Blogger
#HappySunday Featured Blogger

Dixita is our own blogstar who is a bundle of Happiness!

She blogs as HillStationReader and loves to write about Yoga, Food and Fun.

As is the tradition from last week the featured blogger gets to cohost with me the #HappySunday, and so Dixita will be my Co-Host this week.

Welcome On Board Dixita!

Prompt For The Week

This is an added feature to #HappySunday and I have found it very helpful for my blogger friends.

#HappySunday #LinkParty
#HappySunday #LinkParty

Rules Of #HappySunday #LinkParty #3

So here we are with the #HappySunday linky party! Go ahead and link your favorite posts. The following are the rules, I would like each participating member to follow the rules for better results.

  1. You can add up to two posts per week
  2. Add my super delightful badge(code below) in your post.
  3. I would be commenting on all posts and sharing them.
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  5. Comment on the post of the host and one post above your post.
  6. Link ups are about sharing and commenting so please do as many as you can.
  7. Every week one blogger would be featured as the blogger of the week. He/She would be featured in twitter and in our 4k membered facebook group SimpleIndianMoms.
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7 Simple and Natural Ways To Boost Immune System Naturally

7 Simple and Natural Ways To Boost Immune System Naturally
7 Simple and Natural Ways To Boost Immune System Naturally

Immunity keeps you charged and healthy throughout your life and it is important to know How to Boost Immune System Naturally.

Well, the immune system in our body is responsible for fighting off any sickness. It is made of a network of cells, tissues and organs, and they work together to protect the body.

However, if there is a whole network that is kept ready to fight sickness, then why are people getting sick?

Everyone gets sick at one point or the other but the immune system helps to get us back to normal.

With the help of vaccines, the immune system is kept well prepared to fight the diseases.

Problem arises when someone gets sick more often which means there are chances that he/she might have a weak immune system.

Why does an otherwise Strong Immune System Weaken?

The immune system protects our body from all kind of infections and also restricts the cancerous growth and tumours inside the body. But immune responses are weakened by many external factors. The important factors are

–          Stress

–          An unbalanced and poor diet

–          Consumption of Alcohol

–          Smoking

–          Lack of Sleep

–          Lack of Exercise

–          Lack of Hygiene

–          Obesity

–          Unnecessary Medications

–          Exposure of body to Chemicals, UV and Radiation

–          Dehydration

Do you know? All these factors can be controlled by you. By making lifestyle changes, we can naturally strengthen the immune system.

Ways to Boost the Immune System Naturally

1. Keep yourself Hydrated

This is on the top of my list because staying hydrated solves 50% of the problem. When we get up in the morning after an eight hour fast, our immune system is drained.

By making our body hydrated, the necessary nutrients travel throughout the body and refresh us. At the same time, it also flushes out toxins from our body.

But take care not to overdo it. Drink the right amount of water.

2. Less Stress and more Harmony

When we are stressed out due to work or any other psychological stress, the adrenal gland pumps in epinephrine and cortisol.

When these hormones are secreted, they initiate a variety of processes including our metabolism and immune response. But too much of these hormones lead to break down of our immune system.

Hence, take care to keep your stress under control and practice anything that you enjoy to keep yourself calm.

3. Balanced Diet

Malnutrition is one of the reasons for a weak immune system. Hence, take care to consume a well-balanced diet. Here are some recommendations for boosting your immune system.

–          Avoid Sugar. Refined sugar decreases the immune function drastically.

–          Include fresh yoghurt in your diet. Yoghurt has Calcium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, potassium and magnesium. Also, the presence of probiotics helps the digestive system to stay away from diseases.

–          Garlic is incredibly good for health and helps protect the body from cough, cold and other bacterial/viral infections. In addition, it has Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Iron and Phosphorus.

In addition, consult your doctor for taking vitamin and mineral supplements to stay healthy.

4. Get Adequate Sleep

Sleep is when both the body and mind relaxes. When there is sleep deprivation, it disturbs the immune system.

People with less sleep are tend to get more common cold. Their inflammatory chemicals are also elevated.

Sleep for 8 hours a day to remain fresh, both inside and outside.

5. Have an Exercise Regimen

Physical activity has its own set of benefits. In addition to decreasing your stress level, it flushes all types of toxins in the form of urine and sweat. Also, white blood cells and antibodies reach the entire body during exercise. Having an exercise Regime fights obesity too.

6. Avoid Smoking and Alcohol

Nicotine in Tobacco causes anxiety, depression and nervousness which in turn weakens the immune system. It also leads to heart disease. It is recommended to stop smoking to improve immunity.

Alcohol harms the body by ripping off the nutrients from the body. Avoid alcohol for a healthy immune system.

7. Maintain Hygiene

Good personal hygiene keeps germs at bay. Though hygiene doesn’t directly affect the immune system, it certainly helps in keeping you healthier.

 

Our immune system is the best line of defense. Let us take care of it and make it the best one.

#FridayQuotes – Mindfulness – A Practice to Bring Peace and Joy

Have you ever thought about what happens around you or Within You?

Mindfulness! Yes, that is what I am asking have you been mindful?

Off-late life has become too busy and almost completely online. People are busy taking selfies and updating their facebook profiles and Instagram.

However how useful is this to improve you as a person.

Have you ever thought of the latest interaction with your children?

Why is Mindfulness Important?

To be mindful is to make a gentle effort to be continuously present in a place, with the people around you and the environment in which you are.

Mindfulness is a simple practice, all you need to be is – be aware!

Life is too small to waste it with unwanted and irrelevant behavior. Here are 5 quotes on Mindfulness

#FridayQuote #1 The Present Moment

#FridayQuotes - Mindfulness
#FridayQuotes – Mindfulness

Live in the present moment, the past is already gone and future is a mystery, so don’t worry about the past or the future. Live now!

#FridayQuote #2 Have a Me Time

Have a time just for yourselves. This is important to realize about yourself and your priorities.

#FridayQuotes Mindfulness
#FridayQuotes Mindfulness

#FridayQuotes #3 Joy

Joy has to be incited from deep within, superficial happiness will not sustain for long.

#FridayQuotes Mindfullness
#FridayQuotes Mindfullness

#FridayQuotes #4 Peace

Mindfulness begins when you find peace within yourselves and with people around you. True happiness comes only when you remove the sorrow and anger inside.

#FridayQuotes Minfulness
#FridayQuotes Mindfulness

#FridayQuotes Mindfulness

You need to understand yourself, find peace within your and practice gratitude. This alone can make you a better and mindful person.

#FridayQuotes Mindfulness
#FridayQuotes Mindfulness

The practice of mindfulness becomes a habit when you embrace yourselves and begin slowly but consciously.

 

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