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Invest in India: Find Your Power


By Bhaswati Bhattacharya At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, all born on the bhumi of Bharat became free, no longer demeaned, humiliated slaves of the British Empire. This year people jubilantly held the 75th celebration of independence of India.   The Republic of India was proudly formed by a team of people announcing their non-violent victory...

Walking in the world of Ramayana


For the armchair traveler as well as the enthusiast for epic tales, ‘In the footsteps of Rama, Travels with the Ramayana’, co-authored by Vikrant Pande and Neelesh Kulkarni (HarperCollins) is a wonderful book with which to revisit the world of the Ramayana. The writers’ quest to retrace the trail of Rama’s years in exile began...

How to Have an Ayurveda Based Early Morning Routine


The practical reality of a great steady early-morning routine aligned with Ayurvedic principles requires that you first assess where you are. Do you already do five or six of the 15 rituals? Or are you woefully disorganized in the morning? The way to start is with a sense of the timings of your morning ablutions,...

Asanas that cut more kilos than heavy workouts


Yoga's popularity is growing worldwide, but people are not fully aware of its  numerous benefits, the most notable of which is weight loss. There are many asanas that burn more calories than intense workouts. They tone your body while also assisting you in losing weight. Here are 10 asanas that you may do anywhere, at...

Intimacy is not Scale-able


By Bhaswati Bhattacharya Ambitious entrepreneurs in the ayurveda sector are generally trained in engineering, medicine, or modern science and business. They embrace the economic models that calculate profits based on currency, not on impact on environment, social human capital, or ability to self-heal. Entrepreneurs who are transactional look only at parameters of currency, scale growth,...

Rise and Shine


By Bhaswati Bhattacharya Most of us would love to awaken before dawn refreshed and full of abundant enthusiasm and energy to start our day and have extra time to finish projects, spend time in nature, or begin creative works.  To start that return to ebullience, take two days to observe what prevents you from resting.  What priorities...

Running Blind to Combat Corona


OpEd by Basab Dasgupta Only a few weeks ago, it seemed that we were finally going to put the COVID pandemic behind us.  Vaccines were available from at least three different companies in abundant supply. All lockdowns were terminated, mask mandates removed, restaurants and movie theaters were opening up, air travel soared, live spectators were...

Lunch-break yoga to keep de-stress


Yoga can help you manage stress, and the best part is it does not take a lot of time. You don't have to spend hours on the mat or invest years in learning complicated postures. Instead, by simply taking out a few minutes every day, you can reduce your stress levels and improve your...

The Wisdom of the Moon


by Bhaswati Bhattacharya   Many regard the moon as unimportant and ritualistic, assigning to it dark, superstitions and nefarious activities. They mock the women who claim that their menstrual cycles are connected to the lunar cycle, and they claim their superior scientific knowledge is data-driven.   Biologists - who are also scientists and data-driven - have been collecting...