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The Power of Tulsi, Uninterrupted


By Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya Recently Patanjali, the uber-successful Ayurveda venture of Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna, released a medicine called Coronil to cure coronavirus disease. Promptly, the authorities have asked Patanjali to stop advertising until data can be shown that substantiates such claims. At the launch, their clinical data, independently verified in a study done at...

The Repertoire of the Mind

The Repertoire of the Mind


By Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya In our journey through mental and emotional unsettledness, we choose the harness for our mind. We have only the choices that we are trained to use. Either unwittingly our parents or culture have decided on its shape and form, or with conscious choice we have chosen something suited for our mind’s...

The Dark Side of The Force

The Dark Side of The Force


Everyday Ayurveda by Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya Oppressors have an amazing power. They are able to multiply their supporters, promoting violence by fanning the flames of insecurity in weak-minded people, then inviting them to indulge. From Tagore’s king of Yaksapuri to Dante’s Inferno to Shakespeare’s Macbeth, characters struggle with their inner demons and become immortal because...

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The Virus of Violence


Everyday Ayurveda by Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya If you are South Asian, many people assume you meditate, even when fires burn in the land. Supposedly, meditation technology is in your blood, as though your ancestors sat every day at dawn staring toward their third eye. Did all our ancestors have time to do meditation? How many...

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Climbing the Mountain of Meditation


By Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya If you are psychically unsettled this week, choose meditation. It is time to release yourself from seeking connection only in the outside world. Do as the ancestors did. Travel inward for answers. Anytime is a good time to start. Meditation is a powerful tool for taking the journey inward.  Though property agents and...

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Yoga and Dinacharya for the in-bound


By Bhaswati Bhattacharya MPH MD (Family Medicine) PhD (Ayurveda - BHU) Yoga and meditation have destroyed the fast-paced, jetset, tech-addicted, reckless cowboy reputation that was idolized in the 1990s and 2000s. Now every Indian-looking person should know how to do yoga, because our non-Indian-looking neighbors and friends are bewildered if we have rejected the wisdom default program...

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Touch Me, Touch Me Not


  By Bhaswati Bhattacharya MPH MD (Family Medicine), PhD (Ayurveda‑BHU) Pan-India concept of Jhutha jhutha (Hindi) जूठा ettho (Bengali)  এঁেঠা   ushta (Marathi) enjalu (Kannada) eccam (Malayalam) aintha (Odia) made (Tulu) engili (Telugu) eccil (Tamil) uchchhishta (Sanskrit) उच्छिष्ट To the untrained eye, these practices are samskaras, superstitious acts with no scientific basis. To the initiated mind of an uchchhiṣṭa club member, however, the nuances of these rituals are second nature because we grew up with the...

The Armed Forces of Ayurveda and the Nuclear Bomb of Misinformationists

Post Date: May 2, 2020

By Dr Bhaswati Bhattacharya   The strategic warrior knows to avoid conflict. Ask the General of a great army and s/he will tell you that resources are better spent training soldiers and building character than sending them to slaughter. When conflict erupts, advance teams quietly enter to survey the land, the water, the air, and the...

Earth’s Medicines, for Children of the Earth


By Dr Bhaswati Bhattacharya MPH MD (Family Medicine), PhD (Ayurveda‑BHU) In this pandemic, tens of thousands of people are choosing to engage in the preventive protocol of AYUSH. If they don’t get sick, does it mean they were never going to get sick, or that they were lucky? Could it be that oil in the nose,...