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The goodness of yogurt, we all know but let's revise : A quick read

Yogurt Everywhere

Pick any weight loss regime and you’ll find a recommendation for having yogurt/curd there. We all know that yogurt carries enormous benefits and is very good for the overall body. However, in this post, I want to highlight why yogurt should be part of our daily diet.
Most Indian cuisines serve raita, which is yogurt mixed with grated or finely diced vegetables. Whether  we are dining at any hotel or at in-house parties, raita has a special place and people do experiment with yogurt with putting unconventional vegetables/fruits to make unique raitas.  Lassi and chach are two very common yogurt based Indian drinks . And who can forget the divine taste of Panchamrit which is an essential part of prasad in every Hindu pooja!!

Traditionally, it is believed that having yogurt with meals helps in digestion and strengthens the gut.Scientifically, raita is a way of introducing good bacteria into our gastrointestinal (GI) tract. On an average 250mg of yogurt has 300mg of calcium, …

Osteoporosis (Low bone density) - A quick read

If you are in your 30s then let me tell you one thing. Usually the build-up of bone occurs till the age of 30 years and after that maintenance is key to keep your bones safe. 
Why you should know about Osteoporosis 
Women are prone to certain diseases and need to take steps in the right direction early on to stay healthy. Osteoporosis  or low bone density is one of such disease. Osteoporosis is a condition of fragile bone with an increased risk of fractures. This disease weakens bone and increases risk of bones breaking. As per a research, one in three women above the age of 50 years will experience a fracture worldwide. And women with weak bone mass have high risk of developing Osteoporosis. However,Osteoporosis is a largely preventable problem.
Facts
Our bones are composed of protein, collagen, and calcium, all of which give bone its strength. With time bones lose their strength which is a natural thing. But this is dangerous when decrease in bone strength happens early in women's …

Low Vitamin D Level : A quick read

Vit D and connection with Depression
Depression is a common condition this day. We all fed up and feel miserable at a certain point in time in our lives. Most of the time these feeling last for few days or for a week and don't interfere much in our day to day lives. However, if these feelings persist for more than two weeks, this could an indication of depression. 
These day whenever doctors are seeing any woman (especially mothers), they first ask to go for a Vit D test. I see a point in this as recent studies have proved that there is some kind of connection between Vit D level and brain's functioning. 
Exactly how vitamin D works in the brain isn’t fully understood yet. However, Vit D receptors have been found in many parts of the brain. Some of those parts are the ones which are linked to the development of depression. Many anti-depressant medicines work by increasing the amount of chemicals called monoamines and Vit D affects the level of monoamines. This way the conclusion …

Why Today's History TV Soaps Are Harmful For Kids..

Most of us remember the TV epics Ramayan and Mahabharat. With these fabulous mythological series, we have witnessed our glorious history and chronicles. As per my parents, people used to worship the character of Ram in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan. They put agar-batties in front of TV before serial used to start and many used to see it folding their hand in pranam mudra. I personally love Mahabharat more because I have watched all of its episodes. With each episode, I used to eagerly wait for next Sunday so that I could see what happened next. After these two biggest epics of TV entertainment, various mythological serials have been made. A few on Hanuman, some on Krishna and many were re- portrayal of Ramayan and Mahabharat. Except Ramanand Sagar’s Shree Krishna, none of them could give me that excitement again which I used to feel while watching B R Chopra’s Mahabharat series. Along with these mythological TV soaps, we have seen plenty of historian series. Some of them were absolutely st…

होली और होली के गाने..

होली का दिन हो और अपनी हिंदी फिल्मो के गाने न बजे ऐसा कैसे हो सकता है.. रंग बरसे भीगे चुनर वाली और आज ना छोड़ेंगे बस हमजोली.. जैसे गाने जब तक न बजे लगता ही नहीं कि होली आ गई है. इन गानों का बजना और लोगों का थिरकना जैसे किसी परंपरा की तरह हो गया है. होली के त्योहार का उत्साह बढ़ाने में बॉलीवुड ने हमारा खूब साथ दिया है. 1958 से लेकर आज तक फिल्मों में होली के गीत फिल्माएं जाते हैं और वे सुर्खियां भी बटोरते हैं.



होली पर गानों का इतिहास काफी पुराना है. पहले के समय में लोग होली पर 'फाग' गाते थे. इसके साथ ही बड़े सारे गाने राधा-कृष्ण की होली को दर्शाने वाले होते थे. जैसे "आज ब्रिज में होली  रे रसिया..". 1981 में आई फिल्म सिलसिला का 'रंग बरसे भीगे चुनर वाली..' होली पर गाये और बजाये जाने वाले गानों में सबसे लोकप्रिय है. असल में ये गाना काफी पुराना है जिसकी जड़े अवध में गाये जाने वाले एक तरह के फाग में है. अभिताभ बच्चन जी खुद ही कई बार बताया कि ये गाना उन्होंने सबसे पहले अपनी पिता जी, हरिवंश राय बच्चन जी से सुना था. फिल्म में इस गाने का रूप थोड़ा बदला पर मिठास और भावनाओ में…

बुरा न मानो होली है.. पर हद में !

'बुरा ना मानो होली है..' कुछ ऐसी ही बातो से शुरू होने वाला त्यौहार बनाया ही इसलिए गया होगा कि लोगो के रिश्तो में मजबूती आए. जो दूर है, खिंचे खिंचे है वो पास आ सके और बिना बुरा माने एक दूसरे को रंग लगा सके. होली सिर्फ त्योहार नहीं है.. यह बसंत के आने की ख़ुशी का व प्रेम-प्रणव के चिंतन का मूल है और धर्म की अधर्म पर विजय का प्रतीक है. यह रंगों का, हास-परिहास का भी पर्व है. यह वह त्योहार है, जिसमें लोग हर सोच से बिल्कुल परे स्वयं को स्वतंत्र महसूस करते हैं. हर तरह का गुस्सा और घृणा 'बुरा न मानो होली है' की ऊंची आवाज में डूबकर घुल-मिल जाता है. इसलिए शायद 'बुरा न मानो होली' है की करतल ध्वनि होली की लंबी परम्परा का हिस्सा है।



पर मुझे ये सब बातें काफी सालों के बाद समझ आई. पहले तो लगता था कि ये 'बुरा न मानो होली है' को लोग जरुरत से ज्यादा ही उपयोग करते है. ये लाइन मुझे हमेशा से ही बुरी मंशा वाले लोगो का हथियार लगती थी. किसी को भी 'बुरा न मानो होली है' कहा और रंग लगा दिया. कहते हैं होली 'मदनोत्सव' है. मतलब 'काम' का उत्सव. ये वो काम नही है जो…

#ColgateMagicalStories Mission Immunity flower : A story

“I’m blogging my #ColgateMagicalstories at BlogAdda in association with Colgate.
My son simply loves stories, especially long ones which can help him easily go in good night’s sleep. To be honest I am a fan of my husband’s story making skills. He keeps in mind the innocence of our son and bends even mythological stories. When he recites those stories in front of our curious little champ, I enjoy the conversation that happens between father and son. My husband beautifully explains things to our son and after repeatedly listening to the same story, my son demands a new one.
I would like to thank BlogAdda and Colgate-Palmolive (India) limited who launched the blogging campaign #ColgateMagicalStories. After reading the campaign details, my mind immediately recalled every day want of stories for my son and I thought it would be both fun and challenge to create stories around space characters printed on the back side of Colgate special pack. From registering to this campaign till I received t…