Health/Wellness

WEIGHT LOSS MADE SIMPLE

RICHARD FIRSHEIN

Cindy Patton was a woman who, like many, had battled with her weight for years, but never seemed to make much progress in controlling it. For Cindy, avoiding obesity was of the utm...
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THE GOOD FAT

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR 

Fat can be good for you. You get the idea — because, the big fat thing has been alarmingly misinterpreted without taking into account the quality of fats we eat. It al...
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PS: THE MEMORY NUTRIENT

RICHARD FIRSHEIN 

Jim Weston was 71, when he first faced bypass surgery. Although he had had attacks of angina [chest pain] prior to surgery, causing frequent discomfort, Jim’s mind had ...
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Art/Literature/Culture

THE MAGIC OF SHAMMI KAPOOR

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR

No yesteryear hero holds as much appeal for an entirely new generation, as Shammi ‘Yahoo’ Kapoor.  More so, because, Shammi, as he’s fondly known, established a niche of his ow...
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DILBERT REVISITED

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR 

Nostradamus, or Nostramadus, step aside. Your time’s up. The creator of Dilbert — the comic strip that appears in over 1,500 newspapers worldwide — Scott Adams is the...
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THERE’S HOPE YET

VENKATESH GOVINDARAJAN

India is a big-government country. From the national, state and city to village levels, there are millions of ‘babus’ with permanent jobs — some of them sinecures as well &mdas...
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Philosophy/Spirituality/New-Age

WALK THE TALK

VENKATESH GOVINDARAJAN

I visualise sometimes, at the risk of being immodest, when by dint of honest hard work, patience and perseverance, I may get well-deserved recognition — national or global — and, accolades to go with it. I may be...

TELL ME WHY

MASOOMA SAKRIWALA 

You and I,
Are born to die
Then why the fear
Why, why, oh why?

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Science/Technology

WASTE IS NO WASTE

VENKATESH GOVINDARAJAN

Rice is the staple food of millions of people in the world. India is the second largest producer of this crop — most of which is consumed domestically. It also brings in useful foreign exchange to the country. When we ...

FULL CIRCLE, AHOY

VENKATESH GOVINDARAJAN

It has always been a matter of perspective. Half-empty, or half-full, to cull the psychologist’s lingo. This applies to what the anthroposphere was regard...

PLASTICS: GOOD & BAD

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR

The world of plastics is nothing short of a wonder — a ‘smorgasbord’ of realistic miracles. Picture this — as scientists bend light through wafer-thin plastics, while using silicone, the outcome is nothing...