Dead cow in the Ganga

Kashi is endlessly fascinating as is the Ganga, the river of India as Jawaharlal Nehru famously said.  I just loved writing this piece. BIG STORY Sun, 28 Feb 2016 HOW BLIND FAITH IS CHOKING THE GANGA Photo: Shoba Narayan The mission to clean the Ganga will be a pipe dream as long as Indians have…

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Birding: seeing versus hearing

This season is hard for birding.  The trees are lush with leaves.  Small birds are chirping and I can’t see them.  Drives me nuts. How to identify birds just by seeing them Ayurveda divides us into three phenotypes: vata, pitta and kapha. Vatas have acute hearing and enjoy the sense of touch—if my memory serves…

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Holistic Health Care

Between nature and the laboratory, a cure for all our ills Shoba Narayan Dec 12, 2010   As healthcare debates rage on throughout the world, a heartening event is occurring in my hometown, Bangalore. Backed by state and central governments, the fourth World Ayurveda Congress is being held in the sprawling Palace Grounds. More than…

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