Friday, August 18, 2017

Managing Body Shaming

Criticising a person's appearance is known as Body Shaming. Generally women are the target for criticism about their appearance. These criticism are stigmatizing and affects a person physically and mentally.
When being too fat or too thin is a constant disapproval everyday, one tends to correct their body immediately in abnormal ways. Targeted people suffer emotionally and physically. The stress that a victim undergoes leads to several health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, blood pressure, etc. After a period of time, the victim starts self-loathing which slowly becomes prominent and depression becomes a part of their life. Ignoring body shaming simply seems useless.
Changing a person's mentality and requesting them not to body shame is a difficult task, so sometimes we will have to manage it. Manage it at work with colleagues, spouse, friends, family with confidence. Being confident at such times is a difficult task as Body shaming is something which drains a person's confidence everyday. However, it is important to get a deviation and be happy which naturally boosts confidence.
Be happy. Be confident is the mantra to manage Body Shaming according to me. Always remember that staying fit is important irrespective of being fat or thin.

Monday, March 20, 2017


Runa means repaying the debt. Runa is a very vast topic and cannot be covered in an article or two.
This debt (Runa) may be in the form of materials, deeds, feelings.

Generally we hear about
Maatru Runa: Debt of the Mother
Pithru Runa: Debt of the father
Annadaata Runa: Debt of those who have provided food
Ashraya Runa: Debt of those who have provided shelter
Nelada Runa: Debt of the motherland
Guruvina Runa: Debt of the knowledge given by the teacher
Neerina Runa: Debt of the water bodies which provided water

Repaying these debts may take place in this birth or next birth.
Runa is mentioned in Epic stories such as Mahabharatha. Runa is also mentioned in Vedas, Puranas and ancient scriptures which have existed since thousands of years.
In Mahabharatha, Karna repays the debt of his mother (Maatru Runa) by sacrificing his own life.
In Ramayana, the squirrel helps Rama to construct the bridge to Sri Lanka. Rama repays the debt by displaying love and affection (Preeti Runa) to the squirrel by petting its back.

Hence, having born as human beings we should constantly be aware of what we take and what we provide and try to repay the debts as much as possible in this life.
None of us can achieve Moksha unless our Runas are completely repaid.
Jai Gurudeva datta

Sunday, September 18, 2016

ಬದುಕಲು ಬಿಡು

ದಿಕ್ಕೆಡೆಸಿ, ಕಂಗೆಡಿಸಿ, ಮನ ನೋಯಿಸುವೆ ನೀ
ನಾ ಬೀದಿಪಾಲಾಗಬೇಕೆಂಬ ಆಸೆ ಏಕೆ?
ಒಡಹುಟ್ಟಿದವರಲ್ಲವೆ ನಾನು ನೀನು?
ಕೂಡಿ, ಬದುಕಿ, ಬಾಳಿ ಎಂದವರ ಮನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹುಟ್ಟಿ ಹೀಗೇಕೆನುವೆ ನೀ?
ದೇವರ ನಾಮ ನುಡಿಯುತ್ತಾ, ಹಿರಿಯರು ತೋರಿದ ಹಾದಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆಯುವುದನ್ನು ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಬಾರದು ನನಗೆ ಬೇರೇನು.
ಬದುಕಲು ಬಿಡು ನನ್ನನ್ನು ಓ ಸುಖಜೀವಿ
ಎಂದಿಗೂ ಮರೆಯೆನು ನಾ ನಿನ್ನ ಋಣವನು
ಬದುಕಲು ಬಿಡು ನನ್ನನ್ನು ಓ ಸುಖಜೀವಿ

ಜಾಹ್ನವಿ. ಕೆ. ಜೆ

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Zodiac signs

Zodiac signs' dictionary meaning is: "an imaginary area of the sky containing the positions of the sun, the moon and the main planets, divided into 12 equal parts, named after 12 groups of stars.
It is interesting to see how these stars effect the life of each individual living on Earth.
This study of stars is an ancient science which rises curiosity in everyone. The study depends on the date of birth of the individual in the western countries and on the birth star in the Hindu astrology.
The zodiac signs plays a vital role in match making and other aspects in Indian arranged marriage.
Some people have strong beliefs in the forecast of these zodiac signs.
However I do not believe in the predictions of the zodiac signs :)

Participating in A to Z challenge

Friday, April 29, 2016

Yogasanas for eyes

Yogasanas according to many people is stretching their limbs and excercising. But according to the fatther of Yoga Patanjali Muni, Yoga means ashtanga yoga.
Ashtanga yoga has eight parts: Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi. Among all these, the third part Yogasana contributes a lot to general health of the practitioner. Primary importance is given to the parts Yama and Niyama, means timely intake of food, lot of work and enough sleep.
Yogasanas which are helpful in improving eyesight are

  1. Swastikasana
  2. Paschimottasana
  3. Ardhachakrasana
  4. Ardhakatichakrasana
  5. Makarasana
  6. Sarvangasana
Regular practice of these yogasanas helps in preserving good eyesight for a longer duration.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

X Rays and what to eat

X Rays are electromagnetic radiations that penetrate the internal organs to capture an image on the detector.
The human body will be exposed to a certain amount of radiation or a dose of radiation with each X-ray. In order to detox radiation, consume atleast 8 glasses of water a day, eat red pumpkin dishes, carrot dishes, fruits like mango and papaya. These fruits and vegetables protects your organs after an exposure to radiation of X-Rays.
This is the natural way of protecting your DNA after radiation exposure. Many researches are still revealing some light on this aspect.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016


My grandmother teaching her first grandchild (me) harmonium
Winners can never become losers. Nobody deserves to be called as a "loser". Everybody is a "winner" in their lives, in one way or the other.

The people who call others as "losers" say that with only one intention and that is to bring down others confidence. So, it is very important for everybody not to pay attention to such absurd sayings. These people who call others as "losers" can only be termed as cowards.

Me recieving 1st prize from the then chief minister J.H.Patel

Winners are the people who do their duty assigned to them as human beings (Karma). A winner is an achiever of goals set ahead of him/her without harming or hurting anybody else. I have become a winner even though some people called me a loser (Mainly because I'm not stinking rich!)

Grandpa's love and mom's love :)

I felt like a winner when my paintings were appreciated by a celebrity, when I could walk after my knee surgery, when I completed my graduation and post graduation, when I took care of my grandmother in her last stages ( I was 10 yrs old), when I showed atleast one trophy to my grandfather every year till his death in 2004, when my mom bought me a walkman with her first salary and so many more....I've been a winner throughout!!

singing invocation at a college function

Isn't everybody a winner? What are your winning moments?
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