The Hippocratic cure

Too little is known about Unani, one of the world’s major therapies rooted in a holistic perspective. Founded by Hippocrates, and built on by various cultures including the Arab world, Unani is a sophisticated therapy offering cures for an impressive range of maladies Personalities based on humoursThere are four types of personalities based on the characteristics and the proportion in which the four

Winds of change

Fear of change is a natural human emotion, while acceptance of change is not. However, change is inevitable, and the sooner we accept that, the better off we will be I am sitting on the seashore at Pondicherry. There are big boulders, on which the waves come crashing again and again, leaving melting patterns of foam, which again become waves that crash. And so it goes on. It’s never still,

No path? No sadhana? No guru?

Attempting to deconstruct the teachings of J Krishnamurti (A reader sent this piece in response to the interview with Rajesh Dalal in the July 2010 issue: We are afraid to be stripped)When it comes to existential reality I feel there is no limit to my confusion or cluelessness. Hence, I am left with no choice but to write from my level of experience and understanding.And it is this, precisely,

Of God, Science, and the Human Brain

Is God the result of a slip-up in the brain? Can omnipresence be induced in a lab? Does God exist or is the idea merely hardwired into our brain? There was a time when scientists had nothing to do with God. They left Him (Her). It, take your pick) behind when they entered the labs along with their overcoats and hats. But a funny thing happened on their way to the truth. God

The spice that heals

Cinnamon is an indispensable kitchen condiment for the monsoon. It combats colds and fevers and flavours your soups and herbal tea deliciously A cup of hot cappuccino with a dash of cinnamon on a rainy day is the perfect concoction to lift my spirits. As a child, I remember the distinct flavour of cinnamon in apple pie and hot chocolate. It has a warm agreeably sweet, woody aroma that is delicate

Can diabetes be reversed?

Participation in a diabetes-reversal workshop brings relief and hope to confirmed diabetics Stretching away the diabetes Over the last 20 years, one of the identities I have reluctantly adopted is that of a diabetic. From despair I have moved to accepting the fact that I would have to live with diabetes all my life, and learn to cope with its complications.And then one day I received a mail, telling me