Category: Blog

When music is meditation

Stress seems to dog everyone these days — from young children to the elderly. Sangeetha Ramprasad comes to their rescue, bridging the world of Carnatic music with meditation, the art of stilling/calming the mind. Sangeetha had her initial training from her mother, vainika Revathi Srinivasan, an A-Top Grade artiste of AIR Chennai. Tutelage continued under […]

Starting Your Day With Tulsi Leaves May Do Wonders For Weight Loss

India and our wealth of healing herbs has attracted global interest since time immemorial. One such herb is Tulsi or the holy basil. People often plant tulsi in their backyard and balconies, and make use of the leaves in a number of ways. Tulsi is used extensively in Ayurveda for managing a variety of conditions. […]

On World Suicide Prevention Day, let’s end the stigma around mental health

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), almost eight lakh people commit suicide every year, which comes to one person every 40 seconds. There are many more who attempt suicide. The theme for this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day is ‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide.’ Previous years had themes like ‘Connect, Communicate, Care’ (2016) and […]

Brain cells can help people feel brave, deal with anxiety

Ever wondered why some people comfortably walk between skyscrapers on a high-wire while others freeze at the mere thought of climbing off escalators in a shopping mall? It could be the presence of a certain type of cells in the brain’s hippocampus, a study has found. The findings showed that neurons known as OLM cells […]

Ever Wondered Why North Indian Food Is So Spicy?

North Indian cuisine is one the world’s most spicy cuisines. North Indian food, as we know it today, was born out of the fusion of the Indian cuisine and Persian food that the Mughal rulers brought with them. The first Mughal emperor, Babur, did not live long enough to establish a royal cuisine that would […]

Year 1099: Kerala’s great flood of 1924 too affected same areas

The current state of deluge in Kerala is reminiscent of that monsoon, almost a century back,when ‘God’s own country’ transformed into a calamity zone. The Malayalam year 1099 (ME), or what was 1924 in the Gregorian calendar, is often considered to be a landmark moment in Kerala’s history. That year the much endeared season of […]