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Ayurveda does not focus on the virus, but on the person, the host: Dr Bhaswati Bhattacharya


By Bharat Upadhyay New Delhi: As alternative medicine gains popularity in the wake of COVID-19, the age-old Indian system of Ayurveda can don the role of quiet yet powerful armed forces in the fight against the coronavirus, according to Dr Bhaswati Bhattacharya. She is the Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine from New York’s Weill Cornell Medical...

The Systematic Denial of Clinical Evidence


Everyday Ayurveda by Bhaswati Bhattacharya Due to various pandemic and emergency acts invoked by various governments, authorities have deferred to the dominant medical hierarchy to oversee care of all patients who test positive. In India, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi has encouraged Ayurvedic doctors to find cures and share them with society, there are official rules that non-allopathic doctors...

Are We Really Ready for a Second Wave?

Post Date: November 23, 2020

By Bhaswati Bhattacharya We are repeatedly reminded to trust experts, who understand technical language. After all, that is why we respect credentials of scientists and doctors, economists and electricians, plumbers and engineers.... epidemiologists and statisticians.   Who is Sick? In March when the world finally admitted that a viral contagion was leading to an epidemic, the first task was...

Surviving Defeat through a Light that can Never be Dimmed


By Bhaswati Bhattacharya In the quiet towns and forests of India today, where the oldest trees remember a child’s ancestors from 200 years earlier, an unspoken strong lineage of training has survived beyond western comprehension. The wisemen take their work very seriously, knowing they must adhere to certain rituals to preserve this tradition against the most...

Etching Avenues into the Brain

Post Date: November 12, 2020

By Bhaswati Bhattacharya, The intelligent brain is created through etching patterns between stimulus and behavior, honed with practice again and again until the brain connects a stimulus with an action without our conscious recalculation. Known as classical conditioning by Pavlov, this sequence was known as the dhatu in ancient times. Among its myriad of meanings,...

The Eyes That Guide Us


By Bhaswati Bhattacharya Rather than focusing on man’s higher senses that harmonize with the surroundings and promote realignment of the ecosystem in which he lives, scientists over the past two centuries have focused on the vulnerable states of man. By utilizing the potential to make the vulnerable and low-thinking man impact society, a small group of...

Normalizing Non-human Values


Everyday Ayurveda  by Dr Bhaswati Bhattacharya When a person wants to highlight instinctive and often violent behavior in modern western urban culture, s/he will often state that someone behaved “like an animal.” Anyone with a pet may ponder carefully and know that most animals big or small will not act violently unless provoked or taken...

The Artificial Land of Intelligence


  By Bhaswati Bhattacharya True education must begin with the conditioning during childhood that unlocks the experience of Truth and the limitless power of the human mind. In the west, pioneers developed basic principles witnessing the minds of children during their development. It is no accident that mothers were major contributors. Roman Maria Montessori developed schooling...

The Folly of the Concrete Mind


Everyday Ayurveda column by Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya Many people know they were not good scholars during their schooling. Unable to memorize, unable to calculate, they remain mediocre today. Most become content with their low level of connection with the vast knowledge on the planet. They look around and see others with the same level of...