Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Dangling Carrot,Stick story with vaccines

We have all heard of the carrot and stick story,but this sure is different.

The government of Australia, is forcing the parents of kids to take full immunisation or else their tax benefits will be lost to the tune of 2,100 dollars per child.

How concerned the government is to make the parents take the stick,or make the child get the jab.

Do we still have our freedom, in matters of health .

Can we decide what we want , for ourselves and our children, see the results in your place and then know, whether u live in slavery or in freedom.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

A mantra at thirumala

Thirupathy used to be a yearly pilgrimage for my folks, and we had used a bus trip till Katpadi, and a train ride to reach the mountain foot hills.

There are two ways to reach the hill top mountain temple of thirumalai thirupathy,the bus route and the other is the walkers path, that is wonderfully laid with steps, lights and nature s beauty.

The queue for the bus trip used to be a horror, and the walk around the temple pragarams,a day and a night mare of waiting to get to see the deity,With the Darshan, the whole tiredness and difficulty is forgotten.

I got to hear and see about Konganavar Siddar, who was the one who got the place consecrated, and his place is at the north west corner of the temple tank.( unknown to many)

The slogums within the temple is continuous and soothing and more.

There is another which i heard about recently, the ones who manage the lines and the crowd with their services, voicing "jarugandi jarugandi" move move, within the santum santorum.

The mantra for all , don't stagnate.

A revelation of a different kind.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Namasthe - a gesture of completeness

The half hearted salute or the suspicious hand shake to drop hidden arms, or daggers, have been traded for a trusty sharing of equality, in a wish of complete happiness.

A namasthe.

We Indians have got it in our veins and hence it has become a habit more than an understanding, this seems to be so for many of our ways.

Looks like we have to relearn our past to be present in our future times.

Now science has understood that our sides are represented on either halves of the brain hemisphere and when only one side is used it is incomplete, a simple explanation for it with a gesture is a namasthe - a wish and a welcoming of completeness.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Be - warry criminals

Now that the tribunals have courageously tiara ed Bush and Blair as criminals, would they feel it as a shame or a tribute from the bench?

Being dubbed as international Criminals who should be prosecuted where ever they are , is a very hard hitting verdict for past Prime minister and President of nations across the Atlantic, who always sided with each other.

May this hearing with out the guilty, bring them to the stand and get them to show their acts and all those who are with them and drag the full net , to at least prevent more crimes and halt the criminals from killing more and destroying humanity.

Cheers to the bench.

May a wave of security be present over Malaysia following this daring move.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Labouring at Labour ward

We have already had many a heart sharing episode happening in the birthing ward,with all of them forgotten or ending with the cries of the new born, and the welcoming of another creation.

The difficulties and happenings of all that takes place in the birthing place, is something we men are never qualified to express, but we do have hearts that feel, and so this sharing.

We men may not know , but we can at least start with a help in the change in the term of that ward, may be if we send a quest many a new term would come to change from labour to some thing else.

With the advancement in obstetrics, the laborious delivery has undergone many a change and with it more innovations and planning .

Who knows more things may follow and we may go along with Nature and the whole happening may be taking place in a garden shack later, with Mother Nature as the invisible mid-wife.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Turmeric - the divine root

I had taken my kid for one of the meets sponsored by a company that promoted anti rabies vaccine, the kid was quiet till a slide said , do not sprinkle any turmeric powder on any wound.

My son asked me why not?? i said shshshsh i will talk to u later.

In our custom turmeric is used as a condiment for all our good food preparations, in temple rituals it is used as an applicant over the body , and as a cosmetic too for the women, in the bindi and also as a general applicant for wounds.

Now the scientific organisations have begun to realize that it has anti- bacterial, anti- viral properties and it is a curative and has more actions which we will know with the researches going on.

I was talking about this to a cousin in states, and he says, ohh i take turmeric tablets .

Hmmm this is news to me.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Corn cobs stolen to make high fructose corn syrup

The maize corn,is a staple food for us, and eaten after being boiled and salted.
we seem to have forgotten this food, as much of it is being sent away and sold before we get to even see them for sales.

There were days when we went to the cinema it used to be full of chewed sugar cane fibres and corn cobs, eaten by folks of the previous shows.

The high fructose corn syrup industry seems to have completely covered the produce, as their returns are plentiful from the bakers, pharmacy , confectioneries and all the products that u pick up at grocery shelves.

Recently the hfcs as it is shortened , has been found to be the cause of obesity, with over eating and addiction to it.

The fructose have taken over us , check to keep them away , for health.

Ginger Burfi- the sweet medicine

The mix of cuisines at the buffet dinners and the satiety centre forgetting to use the word " enough" the onset of indigestion is a sure happening.

If one does not believe me imagine, nan,side dish, then bisebela bath,then rasam sadam , finally custard puddings.

The onset of winter has brought on the chillness that causes a dry hacking cough, and for the lesser mortals a case of laryngitis, the cough preparations are either suppressants or expectorants and at times a blend of both to confuse the system to expel and suppress.

For these times we villagers have a sweet remedy called as the ginger burfi, many a house hold has forgotten to make them and we depend on the Unani therapists who make them for their patients.( i have managed to sweet talk to get some for myself)

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Acceptance -fluoride is harmful

Some days ago i did share my village teeth brushing habit with neem twigs .

Once u have got a rememberance, now u can see how the government has suddenly realized that adding fluoride to the water systems is a worry.

we shall see what they will do now.

Foresight of a viral strain - next year

Viral strain that will strike next year, a foresight of it this year is a long shot, and spending billions of money on a gamble ,and playing with lives is pretty stupid for a system that dwells on evidence based medicine.

How come we who ask questions of simple things fail in this matter.

Let us pick up a flu shot of this year, how could scientist know which strain are folks going to get this winter by studying animals and birds across the world and take up three?California, Perth, Brisbane are the strains selected for the present year.

Now that we know how we can be fooled by the call for a swine flu pandemic, the trust in WHO, FDA, CDC and other alphabetical arrangements are dwindling.

A tap on Tapioca

Many a house hold in our village has pre-breakfast with tapioca, hot steaming tapioca were carried in a bamboo basket on the head and sold to hungry kids, toiling moms and aged parents.

The curved knife that is used is handy, and we wait for the seller to give us that "pissuku" as it is called that comes as a bonus with the buy.

It is rich and energetic and keeps us full for the time the breakfast is ready , and many are off to work, till lunch time.

Many farmers grows these tapioca around our village and they are traded across the country from here.

If u have not seen any surprises , u can look up the uses of this simple tapioca and find them as filling, thickening ,binding and all the other words u can , for the many applications in food and other industries ranging from textiles,beverages,explosives, confectioneries, paper, cosmetic, medical, mining, plywood.

Tap the tapioca for its many uses.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Practising strokes on an electrocuting racquet

Many a damsel in our village would have had illusions of playing tennis on the court,with high skirts or low tops,watching the opens across the globe, but with the culture and non playing husbands, things are difficult for imaginations to work out.

With the mosquito menace picking up pace on the battle front, the usual, "all outs" and other aromatic destroyers have been outdated, the mosquitoes have become immune to their effects.

The launch of the racquets have brought out hidden strokes with in the household, the mosquitoes are electrocuted with a sweep and the rest fly away with astonishment .

Missing the mosquitoes has an equally disastrous effects on them, as they leave to find racquet less environments.

Time for a relishing lunch, with the racquet at the side, this is when back strokes and left handed practice help to keep the gnats at bay.

Monday, 7 November 2011

'A' stands for arrogance

Gone are the days when kids were taught simple innocent words for alphabets, now things are changing so fast and they need to be kept up with moving times.

The kids learn to play video games faster than getting to read the alphabets, and with the schools getting to have the LCD screens and CD s the value of the teacher is more of a button pusher, than one who surfaces the intuitions of a child.

The games kids play are all shooting skills which will enable them to get the targets, what ever they are.

"The hurricanes are coming with the seasons" , some one said, and the reply was "we shall bomb the clouds to disperse them ".

B stands for bomb
C stands for control
D .........

Sunday, 6 November 2011

7th sense( 7 aam aarivu)

If looks could kill, it is this.

The Chinese villain by his look at folks, and the Indian beauty with her looks on the screen.

The Tamil movie has been well researched to bring back to reality the lost days of the past, still present in our genetic code.

Who would have thought that the famous Shaolin temple in China, has its roots from us Indians.

For the younger generations, tantalizing dances and step by step fights, would keep them whistling away to the moves of Surya, the hero of the present and the master of the past.

It brings to reality that genetic engineering could be used to dig into the past that has been saved for the future, which we Tamils still carry in our wedding cards in kothiram and kulam, from our past Rishis.

The movie blends with the present crimes of bio-warfare, which could be tackled with wit and courage saved to surface at such situations.

If there could be a word more deeper than patriotism, it could be used for this feeling of seeing the movie, and walking away with a wonder, what have we in our genes that hides the past of our masters within us.

Credits to all those who brought this on to the screen, from digging into the palm scripts and voices of the present masters.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Immunization -on guard

Is the immune system of the child weak or strong?

Wait take time to answer.

Got an answer
or don't know, well.

If it is strong why give vaccines,if it is weak, giving such concoctions that are present in a vaccine, do u think the child will be able to survive all the dangers that follow it with out succumbing!

With the net available for information, that was lacking when things had to be studied, or known only from medical books and journals, that were given paltry sums from the pharmaceuticals for their publications, one can see how much we lack,let us question and search for what is the truth .

Ask who knows what is in a vaccine, and how they work? the pediatrician who prescribes, the nurse that administers, the parent of the child that receives, the chemist who stocks, or the medical representative who meets the doctor to market it?

None of the above.

I would be glad if someone in this category denies and wills to share his/her knowledge.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

If lobbying is not bribery what is it?

Many across the globe feel India is the most corrupted , as the politicians accept bribery in all matters from road laying to egg laying.

I am not here to expound the acceptance, nor say it is right to accept their trade, but to say it is occurring all across the world.

Our policies and politics are local, but the super powerful nations of the first world , make changes or accept things to make it a law to carry it to the other worlds , like the promotion of the sweet alternative - aspartame.

If this one product is not enough to set u to trigger the caution, what ever will!