Health

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...

How to protect your family from the Delta Variant


Despite significant gains in vaccinations and fighting COVID-19, the rise of the more transmissible Delta variant poses a significant risk for unvaccinated people. “We are at a critical moment in the COVID-19 pandemic. We have the vaccines and public health measures necessary to protect people and stop the spread of the virus, but the onus...

3 tips to score a gold medal in financial fitness


When it comes to financial fitness, careful training and preparation may not get your face on a cereal box, but it could score you a gold medal in savings. Over the past year the pandemic has changed the game, with many Americans looking to shape up their savings. According to a March 2021 Consumer Sentiment...

What is being ‘Ghosted’ and how to prevent it from happening to you


Have you been “ghosted” and don’t know why? Whether you’re a seasoned dater or fresh on the market, understanding ghosting can mean fewer surprises and bring romantic success. “To ‘ghost’ is to vanish from a romantic or prospective partner’s life. And when girls ghost on you – or guys – it can sting. Unfortunately, as...

Ace shuttler’s device to help Indian players relax at Olympics


Mumbai: A focused and relaxed mind can achieve success. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has decided to invest in the mental well-being of its sportspersons at the Tokyo Olympics and has procured a wearable device developed by a start-up backed by Indian badminton legend Pullela Gopichand, the chief coach of the national team. The Indian contingent’s...

Screening the Sun at Dawn and Dusk


By Bhaswati Bhattacharya Some of us remember when every talk show on health discussed the dangers of being in the sun without sunscreen. Sun was the evil force that prevented us from leading healthy lives. Products that protected us from the rays of the sun abounded: visors, sunglasses, UV-prevention glass windows, car glass covers, and...

An island of abundance in an ocean of poverty!


By Jayantibhai Shah It is quite common for women to take vows in India. Invariably there are some goals behind this taking of vows. Currently, this vow taking is catching our attention abroad more so among the diaspora. Recently, in The South Asian Times an article on this activity called Anuvrat was written by Bakul Matalia...

Being active and being still


By Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj From childhood, our life is a series of activities that occupy our time. Parents create a schedule for their infants and toddlers. As children, our life becomes a regiment of one activity after another. In school, we rush about to reach classes on our schedule. When we graduate, we...

What spiritually-inclined travelers seek in India


By N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe India is the perfect destination for a spiritual soul with a wanderlust. From the edge of land at Kanyakumari to where the earth touches the skies in the Himalayan ranges, It is abundantly speckled with spiritually magnetic places, people and practices. It is the mystical traditions of this land and its...