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14th Annual BAPS Charities Health Fair in Stafford

STAFFORD: A steady group of people began to flow in by 8:00 am for the 14th annual BAPS Charities Health fair on Saturday, April 26, at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Stafford, Texas.  One of the organizers, Dr. Keyur Patel, states “it’s amazing to see the multitude of specialists come here and offer their […]

Ayurveda – 10 basic facts everyone needs to know

Ayurveda – 10 basic facts everyone needs to know

Ayurveda is a medical practice that originated in India. Thought to be far superior than other forms of medicine, it promises treatment for various ailments that would not normally not be found in other systems of medicine. If you are looking to get treated by the Ayurveda system of medicine, here are 10 facts about […]

5 home remedies for ageing skin

5 home remedies for ageing skin

Have you ever imagined snails crawling across your face or leeches feasting on your blood? If you think this is some form of torture, wake up to the world of extreme beauty treatment. In the search for ageless skin, people all over the world are looking for exotic beauty treatments that promise a youthful glow. […]

Healthy recipe: Quick green smoothie

Healthy recipe: Quick green smoothie

A smoothie is a quick way of getting multiple essential nutrients at one go. It can be called a power drink which not only give your body the energy to keep going, it also is easy to make and does not require any cooking skills. If you are watching your weight, do not know how […]

Pedal Power and Metro Rail: the Great Integrators of the Indian Populace

Pedal Power and Metro Rail: the Great Integrators of the Indian Populace

  By Jawahar Malhotra NEW DELHI, India: You have to admire the fortitude of the cycle rickshaw drivers upon whose leg power, in all sorts of weather, Indian cities and their economies have prospered for decades. They have ferried people and materials short distances – upto 3 or 4 kilometers depending on the stamina of […]

India’s Micro Entrepreneurs Run the Daily Service Economy

By Jawahar Malhotra NEW DELHI, India: In India, one realizes that there are as many possibilities to eke out a living as there are desires in the realm of the imagination. And since the vast majority of the population is below the poverty level and serves the economic classes above them, they have discovered ways […]

Aloe vera: Beauty benefits for all skin types

Aloe vera: Beauty benefits for all skin types

A succulent plant with rejuvenating and soothing properties, aloe vera holds many benefits for the skin and health. It has been used in alternative medicines and cosmetics for centuries due to its benefits. It is used it various forms – as a gel, oil, juice, the whole plant and in creams, soaps and tablets. People who have sensitive skin can also use […]

10 tips to reduce coughing bouts at night

10 tips to reduce coughing bouts at night

Who amongst us doesn’t know how frustrating and bothersome chronic, persistent coughing at night can be! Loss of sleep, exhaustion, irritability, urinary incontinence, and inability to perform daily activities the next day are just some of the negative outcomes we experience with this type of cough. So, is there a way we can at least […]

Delhi Reinvents Itself Again — But Just Can’t Clean Up its Act

Delhi Reinvents Itself Again — But Just  Can’t Clean Up its Act

By Jawahar Malhotra NEW DELHI, India: A few days ago, on March 12, a huge Indian tricolor on a 207 foot tall pole was raised in the heart of Delhi’s commercial district by the Flag Foundation of India, with hopes that it would send a message of pride, national identity and raise the spirits of […]

Health benefits of curry leaves

Health benefits of curry leaves

Kadi patta or curry leaves is a staple in Indian dishes. Commonly used as seasoning, this leaf adds a special flavour to every dish. But there is more to the humble curry leaf than simply flavour. Packed with carbohydrates, fiber, calcium, phosphorous, irons and vitamins like vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin E, curry leaves […]

Masala chai – a tasty cup of health!

Masala chai – a tasty cup of health!

There has always been a great controversy about whether green tea or masala chai is better for the body. While the debate rages on there has been news that Olympic athletes  drink masala chai to help them better deal with the pain, inflammation and fatigue they experience after a grueling session. So what is it that this unique drink […]

Morning to Asia by Tunnel – and Back to Europe over Bridge by Evening

Morning to Asia by Tunnel – and Back to Europe over Bridge by Evening

By Jawahar Malhotra ISTANBUL, Turkey: The haze that had descended overnight like a thick grey veil over the mouth of the Bosphorus had brought all ship traffic to a halt, with visibility over water down to nil and over land to just 400 meters, and forced many Istanbulites to make huge changes to their commuting […]

CANCER CURE & PREVENTION SERIES – Steady Progress in the War on Cancer

CANCER CURE & PREVENTION SERIES – Steady Progress in the War on Cancer

Editor’s Note A folk tale describes a young woman, who wanted Gautama Buddha to revive her dead child. Buddha told her he could do so, if she could bring mustard seed from any household that had not experienced a death. In modern times, cancer seems to be a pervasive cause of chronic disease and death. […]

Holi special: Tips to prevent hair damage pre and post Holi

Holi special: Tips to prevent hair damage pre and post Holi

Hair salons claim that they have maximum customers after Holi as women rush in to repair their damaged locks. Evaluating the damage done to your hair and skin during Holi, scientists opine that much more care has to be taken of your hair than your skin, as the skin’s recuperating capacities are more. Chemical colours […]

5 tests diabetics should take regularly

5 tests diabetics should take regularly

Diabetes is linked to a number of health conditions and complications. The most scary part of diabetes is that the associated complications progress gradually and become a huge problem later on when controlling them becomes really difficult. Therefore, ideally people with diabetes should be aware of physical changes that take place in them and should […]

Donating Bone Marrow: Win-win Situation

Donating Bone Marrow: Win-win Situation

HOUSTON: The main goal of our project is to bring awareness to the need for potential bone marrow donors and the importance of bone marrow donations. This applies to not only the public as a whole, but also to certain communities that are under-represented in the donor registry. Coming from the South Asian community, an […]

Tram Riders, Bridge Anglers and Gypsy Children in Istanbul

Tram Riders, Bridge Anglers and Gypsy Children in Istanbul

By Jawahar Malhotra ISTANBUL, Turkey: The tram token machine besides the back edge of the sidewalk had taken my 5TL (for Turkish Lira) note and was now asking a question in Turkish. The right button had an OK below it, the left one was more incomprehensible, so I hit ‘OK’ and guessed right. In the […]

Exercise May Be the Most Effective Weapon Against Aging

Exercise May Be the Most Effective Weapon Against Aging

Keeping active may be the secret to staying young for both mice and men. Researchers from Canada’s McMaster University discovered that endurance exercise could halt the aging process in a group of mice, even though they were genetically engineered to age faster. These furry creatures continued to exhibit the same youthful appearance as normal mice […]

5 reasons why vitamin A is really good for you!

5 reasons why vitamin A is really good for you!

While we need all vitamins for our body to function in the optimum manner, we need to know how each of them work individually to better our health. Here’s how vitamin A helps us. Can prevent cancer: The dreaded C-word can be kept at bay by including foods rich in vitamin A in your diet. According […]

Yoga a boon for breast cancer survivors

Yoga a boon for breast cancer survivors

Breast cancer survivors, if they practise yogafor as little as three months, may significantly reduce fatigue and inflammation, shows research. “Modest yoga practise over a period of several months could have substantial benefits for breast cancer survivors,” claimed Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, professor of psychiatry and psychology at Ohio State University in the US. “The results could easily generalise to other groups of people […]