Monthly Archives: November 2010

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

Tridosha in Ayurveda

Ayurveda, the oldest form of medical science in India, has a unique structure. Ayurveda strongly believes in a tripod structure. Tripod, philosophically is a very stable structure, and finds its usage in shooting, photography, etc. According to Ayurveda, the first requirement for healing oneself and others is a clear understanding of the three doshas – Vata-Pitta-Kapha. Continue reading