Category Archives: Wellness and health

Saying it With Sweets at Deepavali/Diwali Time

In India no meal starts without a token piece of a sweet served on the plate or banana leaf. On any given occasion—engagements and weddings, birth and birthdays, festivals and religious occasions, house warming and new office opening—the Indian tradition … Continue reading

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Keeping Dementia at Bay

This was an article that I wrote in October 2010 for my regular column Last Word for Eves Touch. Dementia is characterized by loss in memory, attention, language, comprehension and judgement due to disease of the brain. The problem is … Continue reading

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Vegetarianism

When I was growing up, I really did not think a great deal about being a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian. I was brought up in a household where everybody was welcome. So we too visited homes of friends from various … Continue reading

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CHILD ABUSE

Stress is one of the most important causes of child abuse and neglect. Unrealistic expectations on the part of parents and the pressure they put on kids leads to abuse. Abuse need not be beating up or physically assaulting children … Continue reading

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SLEEP

When you think of sleep, the word association is automatically lullabies. The lullaby has existed since ancient times and is a soothing song played or sung to young children to help them sleep. Lullabies are used to pass down cultural … Continue reading

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Kanjivaram Idli

Kanjivaram Idli is a spiced up version of the plain idli. While the ordinary idli needs accompaniments to add to its inherent taste…some may say its bland avatar..Kanjivaram Idli has enough zing in it to make it a tasty bite … Continue reading

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Deepavali–Then and Now

    It is the eve of Deepavali—Dhanteras for the business community. I sit here at my keyboard and think of all the Deepavalis that have gone by. I am in my son’s home and this year my husband and … Continue reading

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