Health

Clean, conscious and vegan: The new standards for beauty


Going vegan maybe fashionable but it goes beyond consuming a plant-based diet. Veganism is a lifestyle driven by compassionate choices and an increased awareness of one's actions on the world. Motivated by the two, a vegan individual usually carefully curates their day-to-day practices in a manner that does little to no-harm to the planet and...

The Medicine of the Inner Voice


Fourth of a five-part series on the ancient wisdom tradition and logic of Ayurveda.  The Basics of Being Human By Bhaswati Bhattacharya At the end of each day, we have the choice to give up when we are tired. We have the choice to drown our sorrows in mind-numbing substances or self-pity, to pushing ourselves just a...

Prevention Is Better Than Cure


By Dr. Anupama Gotimukula & Dr. Joseph M. Chalil Advika was in her late forties. Despite feeling tired and noting some abnormal pains during her monthly cycle, she declined to go to the doctor. The cost of traveling to the doctor was high and she didn’t have the extra funds or time to take a...

Junk food and low physical activity risk factors for diabetes in India


Junk food, low physical activity, low intake of fruits and vegetables in the diet are leading risk factors for diabetes in India, according to the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) report. The report titled “Diabetes in India” was produced by ASSOCHAM and the Delhi-based think tank, Thought Arbitrage Research Institute (TARI). Other...

Wellness tips for Common Ailments During Winter


Moderate exercise is extremely important to keep our metabolism high By Dr Manoj Kutteri It is very common during the winter and monsoon seasons for us to be more susceptible to various infections. According to Ayurveda, a year is divided into 2 kaalas i.e., Uttaryana and Dakshinayana. Each kaala consists of 3 seasons, and so 6 seasons per year with each...

Tagore’s Visva-Bharati likely to be part of UNESCO World Heritage Site


After the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the Visva-Bharati University sent a dossier to UNESCO for it to recognize the varsity as a World Heritage Site, a delegation from UNESCO visited Oct 25 the varsity established by Rabindranath Tagore in West Bengal to assess technical details. The seven-member team comprised members of two advisory bodies including the...

The Basics of Being Human: Diagnosis


By Bhaswati Bhattacharya Today, popular quotes on social media and twenty-something interviews espouse that we are broken. Their tunes sing about their lack of self-control, how they never learned how to build relationships, communicate with people, write letters, and sleep, eat or move. They have no knowledge of breath, no restorative coping, when to drop...

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness


By SATimes Team There is nip in the air. Days are shorter. Trees are shedding their leaves. And leaves are shedding their chlorophyll, in the process holding a grand though short-lived show of myriad hues from the color wheel. Following the fall foliage is a major tourist activity in America, as it is in some other...

The Light at the End of the Tunnel


By Bhaswati Bhattacharya Diwali, the sloppy, shortened form of deep-awali (deep = oil lamp, awali = in a row) is the darkest of nights turned into a willful force of light. A billion people light oil lamps on the no-moon night in the ancient month of Karthik, which now corresponds to November.   Over the millennia, this...