Kya Yeh Sambhav Nahi? (Poem)

Our journey starts with desires and expectations. Some are really vague, but some are worth pondering… Few days back we invited a newly married couple for dinner. The cute bride had some cute complains, I loved the way she innocently said… So on Poetic Friday, I feel that when you stop expecting people to be…

Pran Mudra

Mudras are specific gestures that help to regulate the passage of pran through the body. Today on Yogi Thursday, let us talk about Pran Mudra. It is one of the most important mudra because it helps to activate the dormant energy in the body. Pran or Prana mudra stimulates the root chakra, which creates vibration…

Ram Leela (story)

It was festive season, Dussehra. The whole village was alive with activities and celebrations. The ‘village fair’ organisers were expecting double profit this time as the income of average villager had increased. But the most eagerly awaited event was the nine days long Ram-Leela, starting from Ram ji ka janam (birth of Shri Ram) to…

Tulsi Tea, Seeds and more…

As planned yesterday, this Beautiful Tuesday, let us carry on with Tulsi. We had discussed the therapeutic uses, now the beauty part of it… 1.  Add glow to face: Rubbing finely powdered dry Tulsi on the face like a loose powder adds glow to the face and removes dark spots. 2. Prevention of blackheads: Wet…

Tulsi

Tulsi or holy Basil is a sacred plant in Hindu belief and today on Herbal Monday, let us know more about the holistic properties, use in Ayurvedic and Naturopathic medicines, Tulsi tea, Tulsi mala, Tulsi seeds, Tulsi oil and so on… Tulsi plant is regarded as the holiest of all plants. Traditionally, the daily worship…

Alvida (poem)

Now-a-days I am asked, whether these stories and poems are my own life experiences. So dear friends, let me come up with the fact, that to write a fiction or poem, you need not experience the storm. Life is itself a story. Everything has got a poem in it. The sun coming up, the rains,…

Vayu Mudra

Mudras can be performed by anybody and facing any direction. Mudras are universal. It can be practised anytime, anywhere, while sitting, standing, walking, travelling, watching TV, listening music or even while sleeping. And that’s the reason I love mudras. So this Yogi Thursday, let us do Vayu mudra. Vayu means air and when the air…

Wings Of Determination (story)

A few steps ahead of civil lines crossroad, in front of the hardware shop, a small place was occupied by a bed roll, a bowl, a small bag with personal belongings and ofcourse by ‘baba’. That was the way he was addressed. Unlike other old beggers, he was respected by all, because of his tagline,…

Turmeric Face Mask

Yesterday we talked about benefits of turmeric, how to have it raw and also about turmeric milk. Today, on Beautiful Tuesday let’s continue with turmeric, but now with face packs to beautify ourselves! As we discussed, turmeric has excellent antiseptic and anti-aging properties and it is effective in treating various skin problems. That’s why it…

Turmeric

Turmeric (haldi), the most granted spice in curry, often referred as the ‘queen of spices’, traditionally known as Indian saffron, rich in medicinal values, known for its golden colour, peppery, warm, bitter taste and mild flavor, is the idol of my Herbal Monday. Turmeric is native to Indonesia and Southern India. It is an excellent…