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A Definitive Guide to Magical Health ~ Part 1

Human beings are by nature believers. We conduct our affairs according to whatever representations of ‘reality’ we take as ‘facts!’ We value what we assume to be ‘true,’ and may argue or even resort to violence to keep our convictions intact. We are human, and paradoxically, intelligent but not ‘dumb’ enough to be wise. Like monkeys, we are capable o... »

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The Future of Food with Monsanto

Going organic, being sustainable is a dire need of the hour, you absolutely need to know what you are eating and I’m just going to cover a piece of the pie. To be more specific this is an article about Genetically Modified food and how its affecting our lives at the moment. Most of us know about BT-Cotton, I personally thought the BT stood for Bio Tech, but apparently it gets its name from, ... »

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Unique Artwork by Italian Artist Arcimboldo

Giuseppe Arcimboldo, an Italian artist from the 16th century, was not only creative in his work but also way ahead of his time. He used drawings of vegetables, fruits, flowers, leaves, books, fish on a canvas in such a manner that the whole arrangement of these items created beautiful portraits. He created beautiful portraits with drawings of vegetables, fruits, flowers, leaves, books, fish on a c... »

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Positive Effect of Prayers Before Meals

Do you remember the time when you were a child and your mom would ask you to say a prayer before eating your meals. Reluctantly, you would say the prayer, wondering why do you need to do this, when you just want to eat your food. Now if you ponder for a moment and think of the difference a prayer would make on your thoughts, food and overall well-being, you will be amazed. Every religion talks abo... »

Why Jains don’t Eat After Sunset?

Why Jains don’t Eat After Sunset?

Jainism, a strict religion to follow I would say, advocates the importance of eating vegetarian diet, as they believe in Ahimsa i.e non-violence and not harming any living beings. Science too has established the health benefits of eating vegetarian food. Jains are not suppose to eat food after sunset. This principle, introduced over 2000 years ago by several gurus called ‘Tirthankars’, has its ori... »

Eating Mud Cookies to Survive

Dire situations call for extreme measures, and no one knows it better than people of Haiti. The Caribbean island has been badly affected due to the rise in food prices and so the poor survive on cookies made of mud. The dried yellow clay is mixed with water, salt and vegetable shortening or margarine, has actually become a staple diet for Haitians, because they can’t even afford a plate of r... »

India Ranks High on Hunger Scale

India is making a mark in the global economy but many of its poor still go hungry according to Global Hunger Index 2007 from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).India is ranked 94 out of a list of 118 countries but what is a pressing issue is that nearly 40% of world’s underweight children below 5 years of age are in India. Millions of Indians still go to bed hungry every ni... »

Alexis Kriel: Food and Consciousness

My profession gives me an opportunity to meet lot of interesting people from different walks of life. Recently I met a Celebrity chef and Indophile,(a person who loves India) its culture, tradition and so on, from South Africa by name of Alexis Kriel. She spoke about food being a medium of exploring one’s consciousness. That is a profound thought, indeed. Her background is pretty interesting too. ... »