Monthly Archives: May 2015

Respect yourself and respect your body


Last two weeks have been really tumultuous with my Vedic Maths Workshop going on , mom not keeping well , new session starting for son . And somehow my blog was neglected . It was crying for my attention and finally I am here tending to her .

But despite the busy schedule I was having, one thing i did not miss was my exercise regime. I work out everyday for 45 minutes to 1 hour  in the gym . Yes we have  a gym in our apartment complex. Though not very sophisticted it is quite handy with some good equipments . My exercise regime includes a 15 minutes of warm up with half an hour on Elliptical or Treadmil and few minutes of stretching exercises . Coming from a diabetic family I do have insulin resistance and for me my exercise routine is one of the most significant part of my daily routine. In today’s fast moving world it is not only important to be healthy but  a necessity. After all everybody knows that ” A healthy mind resides in a healthy body ”

It has been proved again and again through numerous studies that physical activity like swimming , running , exercising releases the feel good hormones in our blood called endorphins . These harmones enhances your mood , makes you feel buoyant and happy .They also regulate your blood pressure and sugar level. A good start of the day ensures  you are ready to face the challenges at work or home. I was never a sporting person , i always prefered books to any sports. But when you are surrounded by people who are so physically fit you are inspired to lead a healthy life.

My father has been diabetic from last 30 years. But because of his fitness regime he has been able to sail through the ups and downs of his life. He has relentlessly pursued yoga , pranayam and brisk walking from last 20 years or so. I still cannot match his steps while walking along with him. I literally need to run huffing and panting . He has always been a great inspiration . IF that was not enough I am married to a person who is a marathon runner. Amit is one adrenaline junkie and has competed in more than few dozen marathons. In fact Last year he was the only Indian to participate in the full marathon at Edmonton,Canada. His energy caught with me too and i was inspired to participate in the Pinkathon , the only ladies run which happen all over India in the metros.

The point is it is necessary to be healthy and fit. So decide what you love to do , it can be brisk walking , running , swimming or pumping iron in the gym . Devise a schedule and stick to it. Once you are addicted to it , you will find that it is really difficult to give any excuse not to follow the fitness regime.  The rush of morning air ruffling your hair , the sweet cocophany of the birds and bees , the trees and flowers swaying in the morning breeze will make your entire day beautiful . As someone has rightly said , ” A fit healthy body is the best fashion statement you can make ”



A little help can make a huge difference – Help Nepal


On Saturday i.e 25th April 2015 , the world woke up to the news of severe earthquake ravaging the Himalayan kingdom , Nepal. The media , both print and electronic was full with the news of people loosing their kith and kin , images of people crying . buildings falling like pack of cards .The damage was devastating and several historical sites in Nepal were merely reduced to rubles. The earthquake was not limited to Nepal but tremors were felt in Indian subcontinent  also in the adjoining states of Bihar , Jharkhand and parts of West Bengal.

Till now 10,000 people are believed to have been lost in this natural catastrophe and that is just an official number . The actual number would be much higher and there are countless people who have lost their near and dear ones , their homes and belongings . Can we imagine a child stranded in this world with nothing to look up ? Can there be more scary picture than this ? A old women loosing everything and all around she sees is misery , a fight for survival , a fight for basic amenities ?

The calamities of such magnitude reconfirms how miniscule we are in front of nature’s fury. And when nature lashes its anger , many get crushed in just few moments . And that’s the reason  we should protect  nature and not misuse it for our greed and wants. The Himalayan kingdom sits on the belt where the indo-australian plate pushes the Eurasian plate and geographically its one of the most volatile reason . Their collision itself gave birth to the Himalayan region. But rampant deforestation , construction and misuse of natural resources definitely adds to it.

But in spite of all this , the human spirit survives despite all odds.And there are pictures of four month child rescued under the debris . People and Army risking their lives to save the people stranded in the middle of nothing and left with no food , water or shelter.This just give hope that life continues and the human spirit cannot be curtailed by even the most grim situations.There are people and organizations pitching to help people who are left with nothing to survive in the most treacherous situation . Here I have compiled a list for the organizations who are doing their bit to help people in Nepal to survive the extreme conditions .

Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund

Here is the list published by BBC to donate for the rebuilding of Nepal and help people to survive this extreme condition . Please do your bit , they need our help.

Another easy way is also to donate through facebook and there are some reputed organizations who are organizing drive for collecting food packets, cup noodles , soup packets, clothes and medicines in every city. I urge you to help , a small step will go a long way to help the survivors in this difficult times.  After all we are the children of the same god and in the difficult times every help counts.