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Monthly archives: July 2014

Bitter Gourd Is Sweet Medicine For Your Health.

Bitter gourd or Momordica charantia (also known as bitter melon) belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family, of the genus Momordica, home to squash, watermelon, cantaloupes, cucumber, etc. As is the trait within members in the Cucurbitaceae family, bitter gourds are vines with thin stems and tendrils that require trellis to support the climbing vine. They come in many varieties ranging from dark greens to whites and common varieties are balsam pear, […]

Gujarat gives women free weapons and self-defence training

Just about a fortnight ago onlookers and morning walkers were surprised to see a long queue of teen girls and women at the Ahmedabad police headquarters early in the morning. Well, this was no protest rally; the surge was for free-of-cost arms training for women, to be followed by a self-defence programme under the Gujarat government’s initiative ‘Suraksha Setu’. The project is not just for women’s empowerment and to equip […]

India summons US envoy over snooping charges

India has summoned a top US diplomat to complain about spying after allegations that the National Security Agency (NSA) targeted the governing BJP. Officials said the allegations were unacceptable and sought assurances from the US that it would not happen again. US whistleblower Edward Snowden on Monday revealed that the BJP was among a group of foreign political parties targeted by the NSA in 2010. In opposition then, the BJP […]

War cry in the Holy cities: Naga sadhus told to assemble in Allahabad and Haridwar to battle Sai Baba followers

A storm is gathering along the banks of the river Ganges. Emergency calls of ‘dharma yuddha’ are ringing across the akharas of naga sadhus, who have been asked to stand up now to protect the ‘sanatan dharma’ – Hindu religion. The militant naga sadhus have been tasked with “restoring the lost glory of the religion” that can allegedly be harmed by followers of certain deified figures, like Sai Baba of […]

Art Therapy: Creative Natural Treatment For PTSD Patients

What is PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder in which a person, following or witnessing an extremely traumatic, tragic, or terrifying event continues to have persistent and debilitating thoughts and memories of the event well after. Not every person that has witnessed or experienced a traumatic event develops PTSD. People with PTSD usually have persistent frightening thoughts and memories of their ordeal and may feel emotionally numb or […]

Why Apple employees never wanted to have lunch with Steve Jobs

Former Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs is known for instilling Apple’s ridiculously high standards when it comes to product design and development.  A large part of meeting those standards involved motivating employees to work hard and be prepared at all times – values that Jobs took very seriously, according to a former employee.  David Black worked at Apple for nearly 12 years in the early 2000s before he left […]

One Buddha Teaching That Will Tell You More About Yourself Than Anything Else

No-Self In Buddhism one of the ‘Three Characteristics’ is No-Self (the other two are impermanence and suffering which are closely associated with this). This refers to the illusion of reality having a permanent and separate self. There is this notion that there is a permanent “I” or “me,” which is a separate entity that can be found. The obvious assumption of we are our body sounds good until we look […]