Why Herb-gardens find a place in city life

Tulsi flower Ayurvedic Medicine

Urban homes are discovering the benefits and joys of growing medicinal plants and herbs in their gardens. Medicinal flora like shankhpushpi, sadabahar, brahmi, amla, tulsi, pudina, ajwain, lemon grass, neem, haldi, kali mirch, aloe vera and wheat

06 July, 2008 | Views: 18985

Nostalgic epiphany - Janmashtmi

Baby Krishna

We waited for Janmashtami and participated enthusiastically in the celebrations. The special mithais made of coconut, lotus seeds and peanuts would tempt us no end. But all goodies meant for the prasad were forbidden fruit till the puja was through.

23 July, 2008 | Views: 7734

Fasting for good health

shimla apple

Fasting, or abstinence from food helps the body detoxify and cleanse itself, says holistic health consultant Vivek Bhardwaj `Jeevan’...

16 April, 2008 | Views: 4400

Magic of Spring

An Indian summer, especially in the Gangetic plains is beautifully announced by spring. While we celebrate spring with festivals like Basant Panchmi, Dol Utsav, Holi, Chaitra Navratri and Bihu, nature has its own celebration. The green sentinels

20 April, 2008 | Views: 6540


Tigeress at Ranthambore, India

An evening on the outskirts of Ranthambore National Park, brought me face to face with a Royal Bengal tigeress... Her eyes sparkling a fluorescent yellow-green, reflecting the jeep’s headlights. She knew that we would not move ahead till she kept

11 April, 2008 | Views: 4258

Knowing Srinagar in Garhwal Himalaya

Srinagar in Garhwal Himalaya

This Srinagar, unlike the better known capital of Jammu and Kashmir, is tucked away in Garhwal Himalaya's Alaknanda river vally. A populous and picturesque city, once the capital of kings of Tehri, is a great winter destination, I discovered this

09 April, 2008 | Views: 8558



Happiness quotient - your smile

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