Facebook & Google are here to stay, but…

So is Alzheimer's. With Facebook & Google, then, is it a face-off? Many of us, over the last 10-15 years or so, are increasingly leaning more towards the tools that these virtual giants offer us. Would you agree that the numbers run in millions and are perhaps approaching billion? Anyway, who's counting, eh! If we … Continue reading Facebook & Google are here to stay, but…

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Downtime rejuvenates the working body… and mind.

Mind you, if anyone caused pangs of guilt in your head, 'cause you took a short nap in the middle of a work day, erase those negative feelings, pronto! Downtime is not a waste of time... repeat these words in your head, until you feel free of guilt... not because I'm suggesting that you feel … Continue reading Downtime rejuvenates the working body… and mind.

Change of season… allergies, aches & pains… home remedies… desi (India) style!

Received the following from a friend, just as I was sipping on my 3-minute home concoction of grated ginger, honey, lemon squeeze & hot water... to relieve my sore throat, and to alleviate that nasty irritation in my Eustachian tube! So... here it is for anyone who wishes to avoid an immediate visit to a … Continue reading Change of season… allergies, aches & pains… home remedies… desi (India) style!

For those with abusive partners, walking away could possibly be an option… but for those with abusive parents?

What is the solution for their salvation! Margaret comments, as does Karen of St Paul, MN, MW of MA and hundreds of others who respond to the provocative question, "What if you want to split from your parents" in the Mind Column of Science Times... "When Parents Are Too Toxic to Tolerate" by Dr. Richard … Continue reading For those with abusive partners, walking away could possibly be an option… but for those with abusive parents?

Wheezing, or bleeding nose? Blame it on the Chinese Drywall!

Nose bleeds, headaches or wheezing in your new home? If it's not the odors from the carpet that bother you, you can now put the blame squarely on drywalls made from materials imported from China! Malodorous, drywalls in new-build homes may be heavily contaminated with sulphur compounds. Now, do you pull down the drywall at … Continue reading Wheezing, or bleeding nose? Blame it on the Chinese Drywall!

Gayatri Mantra… enunciation for my reference.

Aum (ॐ) Bhur (भूर्) Bhuvah (भुव:) Swaha (स्व:) Tat (तत्) Sa-Vi-Tur (सवितुर् ) Va-Re-Ny-Am (वरेण्यं) Bhar-Go (भर्गो) De-Vas-Ya (देवस्य) Dhi-Ma-Hi (धीमहि) Dhi-Yo (धीयो ) Yo (यो ) Nah (न: ) Pra-Cho-Da-Yat (प्रचोदयात् ) Learn these words by uttering them aloud. To practise saying the words, listen to the intonations in the chants . When chanted … Continue reading Gayatri Mantra… enunciation for my reference.

Brian Nelson’s attitude towards his cancer!

Transplants of the kidney (note the 's'), pancreas, Type 1 diabetes; broken - leg, elbow, wrist, feet, hands, skull, ribs; osteoporosis, gastroparesis, cataracts, failed gall bladder, impacted bowel, chronic bleeding and... metastasizing head and neck cancer for over four years... in all, 40 years of ill-health is what 50 year-old-Brian Nelson has suffered. Even so, … Continue reading Brian Nelson’s attitude towards his cancer!

“As Indian Growth Soars, Child Hunger Persists”… a comment

Yesterday, a friend wished to post a comment on the much-discussed article that made the headlines in The New York Times. Some readers thought the article was newsworthy, others expressed their furore over the skewed perspective, and yet others posted counter-comments. The following is one which was written, but was not published, since all comments … Continue reading “As Indian Growth Soars, Child Hunger Persists”… a comment

None of this makes sense… Indian students killed… in the US & in UK!

First it was one, then two, then three and it has continued... how far, and for how long will this continue? Why is it happening? What could the reasons be? Families, of slain students, back in India are stunned out of their wits. Most of the stories here are related to recent killings from the … Continue reading None of this makes sense… Indian students killed… in the US & in UK!

Catch the LIRR! Who is abusing the system???

Are the visually impaired leading the disabled... reeks of a scandal aboard the Long Island Railroad... the LIRR! Beware, we're talking about 250 million US dollars already paid as federal occupational disability money to early LIRR retirees since Y2K. We, the taxpayers, have paid for this and will continue to do so, while these 'disabled' … Continue reading Catch the LIRR! Who is abusing the system???