Monthly Archives: November 2010

The beauty of Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a relatively new form of medicine. It was developed in Germany and is one of the most popular forms of medicines practised in India. Indian doctors believe that Homeopathy is a derived form of Ayurveda. Homeopathy is unique because of its concept of potency. The lesser the medicine consumed, greater is its effect. Continue reading


The corrupt year it was!

Ashok Chavan and Suresh Kalmadi have been eliminated. But the problem is more than individuals. The CWG and Adarsh housing society swindles are not the only scams that the UPA faces. Who can forget the 2G ripoff of Rs 170,000 crore by DMK’s A. Raja. Then there is the rice scam and the DD scam. So much has been written about Telecom scam, Sugar scam, Defense deals, illegal mining and what not! Committees are formed, with hardly anyone being charged unless the bastard politician becomes politically irrelevant. Continue reading

Panchabhootas and Saptadhatus

According to Ayurveda, all living and non-living matter is made up of five basic elements in various proportions. They are Prithvi (Earth), Jal (Water), Agni (Fire), Vayu (Air), and Akash (Ether). According to Ayurveda, a human body is made up of these elements, known collectively as Panchabhootas. Continue reading

Cleaning the state of Maharashtra

Prithviraj Chavan has a Herculean task ahead. His task is similar to Hercules’ 5th task. Hercules was asked to clean in one day the Augean stables that had 1,000 cattle and had never been cleaned! He accomplished this by changing the course of Alpheus and Peneus rivers to wash out the filth. Can Prithiviraj Chavan do the same for Maharashtra? Continue reading

The ashtangas of Ayurveda

Ayurveda has several sub-parts. It is amazing to know that 2700 years ago, Indian medical science was developed to an extent, that it was divided into 8 exhaustive sub-parts. The 8 sub-parts of Ayurveda are together called ‘Ashtangas’. These constitute- Continue reading

Where the mind is without fear!

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection; Continue reading

Ayush- the science of longevity

In yesterday’s article, I had mentioned the concept of vata, pitta, kafa in Ayurveda. These three humors together fine tune the balance of a human body. Any imbalance in one of the three may lead to any disease. Ayurveda is all about tipping the balance between these three. Continue reading