Category Archive for 'health'

fitness in bengaloorians

Saturday, October 14th, 2006

yoga: baddha koNaasana (butterfly pose) Originally uploaded by common man. It was inspiring to see so many people doing yoga in Lalbagh, esp a really really old man who was hardly able to walk, still doing sit-ups holding on too a rail… (what spirit!!) …and taking a long walk (we kept bumping into him again […]

another exhibhition of corpses

Monday, September 4th, 2006

Now there are a great deal of buses from different IT companies, that run from Electronics City to the main city. The journey is typically around 1.5 hours one way, and sometimes the road is bumpy (and that’s an understatement 😉 ). When another IT company bus passed me and I looked at the inmates […]

the ergonomic scientist

Monday, September 4th, 2006

One of my colleagues had sent a scary mail of photos of carpal tunnel surgery. That was definitely a mail to wake up to 🙂 However I'd say the mail is a bit of exaggeration just to use fear as a motivator 🙂 Whatever I'd found out with a good deal of research, carpal tunnel […]

a sustainable health habit

Monday, September 4th, 2006

Here are some simple habits from my journal which got me good results. I’m not a medical guy – reader discretion mandatory. And they’re not shortcuts for instant reduction. A more natural sustainable approach is the key. The more independent we become the better, independent of devices and gadgets and chemicals and circumstances (access to […]

how to deal with anger?

Sunday, August 20th, 2006

There is no dearth of philosophy/literature talking about why anger is a bad thing and we must deal with it, and musn’t do rash things that we will regret later, and so on. Its nice to hear about that when things are nice and everything’s fine, but when there’s actually a bad situation then an […]

questioning conventional medicine

Monday, May 1st, 2006

This isn’t really a post, but just an open question that was suggested by a reader as it came up as this issue was brought up in Muktha (a Kannada TV serial) recently. Does the medical industry including drug manufacturers and doctors generate business by creating fear among people ? This industry like any other […]

interesting television scene

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

Like the hibiscus plant, one can never imagine what can teach us what… sometimes even some random television scene can become a teacher! Recently was watching TV with my mother and doDDamma (mother’s elder sister) and while flipping through the channels stopped at a Hollywood movie. It seemed to be an interesting scene where people […]


Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

I’ve never donated blood except to mosquitoes, but though I’ve come pretty close to doing it, it somehow got avoided due to some or the other really silly reason. Anyway got a forwarded mail recently that looks useful… —– Hi Everybody, Many of you know that finding -ve (negative) blood group is very difficult. There […]

free ebook Yoga and Zen: yoga without tree hugging – by Paul Barncroft

Friday, April 15th, 2005

Excellent very small book on Yoga… brilliant and very humourous.

It dosent really teach yoga (best learnt from an instructor), but explains it. Of course there are 1000s of books on Yoga, but this book explains theres more to Yoga than just managing to get into confusingly convoluted postures.

healthy habits

Monday, February 21st, 2005

A compilation of information from various sources, its quite likely that you already know many of the things that are here, but there’s a good chance that you might pick up atleast one new habit thats useful.