Music –An Ultimate Healer

We all live a super busy life. All of us race from one job to the other every day. A family errand could be followed by crisis at office. We are always trying to mentally rearrange our schedule to insert a new requirement popping ever minute. 24 hrs is no longer good and we are left with a feeling that there aren’t enough hours in a day. Leading a hectic life is a part of our chosen lifestyle and practically not much can we do about it. The flip side to this is stress, anxiety and a host of other mental and physical issues. Is there something that can help us recoup from certain illnesses effortlessly? Well, there is an answer to all this in Music. Do you know that music is a natural healer? Modern science permits music as a therapy – to treat chronic and terminal diseases painlessly. Let’s delve a bit more into this and see if knowing this can help!

Music is a clear reflection of the sum totality of human behavior.  It is a part of a man’s ethnicity, customs and social legacy. Music was born in the Indian subcontinent with the advent of the Vedas Samaveda to be specific.  Haridas Swami – guru of Tansen helped recuperate one of Akbar’s queens with a particular raga. The musical trinity of India, Saint Thyagaraja, Syama Sastri and Muthuswami Dikshitar brought a dead person back to life, cured stomach aches of many and also used music to pray for good health for mankind in general. It was done through certain ragas in Indian classical, all of which are formed with handpicked notes to work on certain neurons of the human body. These Ragas are curate to belong to a particular time slot in a day and they work best when heard or sung then. Elements in parent raga’s control more than 100 nerves in the body and their ascending (aaroh) and descending (avroh) notes govern moods and mobility that play an important role in the therapeutic prowess of our own music. Music therapy is often used to aid improvement in multiple areas of brain function deficit and to improve quality of life, as well as facilitating physical healing. Below is a list of ragas that help cure ailments. Some of the ragas are widely known and which can be used to treat a host of other ailments

For Hypertension

Raga Bageshri, Malkauns, Todi, Pooriya, Ahir Bhairav and Jaijayanti. Raga Malkauns is specifically used to treat low blood pressure. Raga Todi and Ahir Bhairavis a miracle pill for High BP patients and as a medication can be heard any time in the day.

Mind: Anxiety and Stress and Intellectual Excellence

Raga Kaafi and Darbaari, for mental strength and stress, Raga Shiva Ranjani—for intellectual excellence, Raga Khamaj particularly for Hysteria and Raga Sahana for control over anger and inner violence. Raga Darbari helps with relieving stress if heard late night and Raga Bhimpalasi if heard in the noon.

Overall stomach, Acidity, constipation, intestinal gas and fevery due to stomach infections

Raga Pooriya Dhanasri and Deepak for Acidity, Raga Jaunpuri and Gunkali for constipation, Malkauns for intestinal gas and fever. Basant Bahar cures Gall Stones. Raga Pooriyais also known to cure colitis and anemia if heard in the evening.

Heart Problems

Sarang family raga’s, Kalyani and Charukesi work amazingly well for heart blockages and other heart diseases.

Headaches

Raga Asaveri, and Poorvi are drugs to get rid of headaches. Raga Todi is necessary for headache due seasonal colds, while Raga Asavari also holds good for psychological disorders. Raga Bhairavi helps cure headaches for Sinusitis.

Diabetes

Raga Bageshri and Raga Jaijayanti for diabetes whether you are at a borderline or on insulin.

Oncology

Raga Bhairavi and Raga Lalit are played particularly during chemotherapy sessions. Patients taking music therapy are believed to recuperate much faster than those only on chemical drugs.

Asthma

Raga Malhar, Mian ki Malhar and Darbari Kanada are known for their healing properties for chronic asthma.

Blood Purification and Skin Issues

Raga Hindol and Marwa not only purify blood and help maintain the best of skin possible, but also cures high fevers caused due to Malaria and Dengue.

Hormonal Problems and PCODs

Slow songs at a lower to medium octave as in Bhajans help in relaxation. They lead to favorable hormonal changes and cures PCODs. Shiv Shambhu bhajans have helped cure back pain and slip dics, Ganpati bhajans have evoked confidence and dispelled fear, Krishna Bhajans have been used to treat depression and stress, Raga Hanswadhani has helped to regenerate cells and bring back energy.

 

Article by: – Ms. Runki Goswami, is noted Singer & Music Composer.  She is also a Corporate Leader.

 

 

A unique fashion show Ode To The Loom

Panchsheela club and weaaverstory.com presented a unique fashion show Ode To The  Loom an evening celebrating the weaves and fashion. Weaverstory.com, an online store for authentic Indian Handlooms/crafts is showcasing  it’s new Winter collection which includes Sarees, Lehangas, Dupatta’s, Suits and Accessories.

The evergreen lure of viewing and wearing an Indian Handloom product created on the loom, has been a royal prerogative for centuries. In this era, it is the privilege of all wearers, as it is made a wearable possession by Weaverstory.com, an online store for authentic and original crafted handloom wear, for their privileged customer base and more.

Besides the pledge to bring the very best in design and craftsmanship, this fashion house has a noble ulterior motive of helping struggling weavers find their due honour among the larger consumer base, who one knows, are the best judges of their workmanship. On this occasion, the organizers have brought an entire range of fresh weaves drawn from improved and new weaves available in the Banaras weaving tradition. In this range, ancient techniques have been re-invented by obtaining patterns and inputs from ancient weaving masters of this region. According to Nishant Malhotra “These patterns are drawn from their family sources where they have been preserved by their progeny and shared for the first time with the Weavers.com organisation. Such a regeneration of the old into a new makeover gives individual buyers an exclusive possession that only they are privy to possess.”

As a defining salute to the cause, the show has   brought to a befitting close with a unique addition. Instead of apparel hanging on stands, or clothes being worn by professional models, members drawn from among the viewing public, will walk the ramp draped in these fineries. Among others,  Noted contemporary artist Ms Nupur Kundu, will be on view in these fineries. As age and enthusiasm is no bar, the organizers are sure that their products will be sported around by everyone who is still young at heart. This event is thus geared to live on in our memories, making it a sweet afterthought and a memorable takeaway from the hands of India’s finest craftsmen.   The swish set of the city — including , bureaucrats, socialites and prominent names from the P3P circle, graced the occasion and indulged in animated conversations about handlooms and how to reinvent them for the contemporary market.fashion show was unique in the sense club member of all age joined hands on ramp to do cat walk  to  promote Handloom the models highlighted the superior quality of weaves which is symbol of Indian heritage.

Yes Madam Contributes For The Nation

Yes Madam Contributes For The Nation

Donates 10% of the package to the War Widow Fund.

Yes Madam’s initiative towards contributing for the nation aims to uplift the victims of war widows. It is the time when you can do a bit for the wives of the soldiers who lose their life at the time of protecting the country. Yes Madam has launched a package of which 10% of its revenue will go to the War Widow Fund. The donation will help in the development and welfare of the wives of the martyred soldiers. The package includes VLCC Clean-Up, Chocolate Waxing, and Threading. You can get the benefit of anyone from Fruit Clean Up, Anti-Tan and Brightening. Chocolate Waxing includes Full Arms, Half Legs and Under Arms. And Threading includes Eyebrows with Upper Lips and Forehead.USP of this package is the time and place which will be yours. “I feel proud and safe in the country. It is all because of our national heroes who are standing tall to fight for the peace of the country. I feel it is our duty to pay back in some of the other ways for the welfare of the army. With every special package, we will be donating 10% of the amount to the war widow fund. It will help them to move ahead in life after loss.” Commented Mr. Aditya Arya, Co-Founder, Yes Madam. Mrs. Kalra from the War Widow Fund said, “It is always great to see citizen from the country supporting their people. I am thankful to the entire team of Yes Madam for their contribution to the fund. It will help all the women and their families to grow and live a peaceful life.”The cost of the whole package is Rs. 796 only and resident of Delhi-NCR can take the benefit of it. You can place the order for the package from their app Yes Madam and trained and verified beauticians will come at your place to pamper you. So, for what you are waiting for? Grab the opportunity and get the best of the beauticians from the city at your place and on your time!

International Hairstylist & Makeup Artist NEELDAVID Launches New Hair & Beauty Salon in South Delhi

NEELDAVID, an internationally certified Hairstylist today left the audience spellbound with his magic of scissors & razors during the launch of NEEL DAVID Hair & Beauty Salon in New Delhi, Lajpat Nagar-II. On the occasion Neel David showcased the latest hair styles and trend during a specially curated Hair Styling Session. The key highlights of the event were his Blind folded hair cut which he has performed live. The Neel David chain of hair & beauty salons is already in 4 states and 10 cities in the country, with 50 outlets and new establishments which is soon expected in Thailand and London. Commenting on the launch of new Hair & Beauty salon in the heart of New Delhi Neel David said “Our endeavour through opening new salons including this one is to reach out and transform a person’s look. Making our clients feel and look good and fashionable. Also what sets our salon apart is the science based styling and not product based. Just like our earlier salons this salon will reach out to the masses with quality standards.” Neeldavid’s hair & Beauty salon was established in 2006 in Kathmandu, Nepal and will soon reach 100 mark by 2022. Mr. Neeldavid is an internationally certified hairstylist and makeup artist. Having honed his talent from different institutions such as Delhi, Thailand, Singapore, Mr. Neeldavid katwal is considered to be the first International hairstylist from Nepal. He has also been trained under Mrs. “Christine Blundel” Oscar Award Winning makeup artist from Hollywood and “Toni and Guy” (London) which is considered to be the premier institution regarding creative hairstyle. This is not it! Neeldavid has also created a record of haircuts with razor and scissors blind folded. It took him 25 minutes to complete 5 haircuts blind folded. With an experience of conducting more than 200 hair seminars and fashion shows till date. Mr. Neeldavid is well known for his professional ethics such as making his clients satisfied with his unique style in the field of fashion and creative hair designing. Makeup and hair styling have always been Neeldavid’s forte, the maestro is confident that the new salon will create immense footfall with the brand already winning the hearts of the masses. “It is a successful business model which is rapidly expanding with positive feedback from our Master Franchise. From our master franchise shivmaya.As per Mr.Neeldavid, shivmaya would be the mirror image for this brand in India. According to Mr.Neeldavid, Shivmaya is the most suitable partner for the expansion of its International Salon in India.Mr. Neeldavid & shivmaya intend on reaching the count of 100 outlets by the end of 2022.

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RELIANCE ENTERTAINMENT’S PHANTOM FILMS AND MEGHNA GULZAR TO PRODUCE ORIGINAL SERIES ON THE LIFE AND CASE FILES OF RAKESH MARIA FORMER COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, MUMBAI

Anil D. Ambani owned Reliance Entertainment’s Phantom Films and noted young director, Meghna Gulzar have signed up to produce a series on the life and case files of the highly regarded top cop, and former Commissioner of Police, Mumbai, Rakesh Maria.

The series will be based on his experiences and various case files of his accomplished career, and will be directed by MeghnaGulzar.

Rakesh Maria, an IPS officer, cleared his Civil Service Examination from the 1981 batch. As Deputy Commissioner Police (Traffic) in 1993, he cracked the Bombay serial blasts case, and later moved to DCP (Crime) and then Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), of the Mumbai Police. Maria solved the 2003 Gateway of India and Zaveri Bazaar twin blasts case.  Maria was also given the responsibility of investigating the 26/11 Mumbai attacks in 2008 and interrogated Ajmal Kasab, the only terrorist captured alive, and successfully investigated the case.

Rakesh Maria commented, “It is exciting to re-live the journey, especially when piloted by a brilliant and sensitive director like MeghnaGulzar, and a production house of the caliber of Reliance Entertainment’s Phantom Films. More than the nostalgia, it’s also a valuable opportunity to place before the people the extraordinary work of the Mumbai Police when facing tough challenges and working against all odds.”

Amitabh Jhunjhunwala, Vice Chairman, Reliance Entertainment, said “We are delighted to partner with one of the most distinguished law enforcement officers of our times, Rakesh Maria, to present the courageous accomplishments of his career, and the unacknowledged contributions of thousands of members of the Mumbai Police, safeguarding the security of our city 24x7x365. We are also pleased that MeghnaGulzar, one of the country’s most talented young directors, is collaborating with us to present and direct the series.”

Meghna’s 2015 film Talvar released to rave reviews and tremendous audience appreciation. This was followed by her latest feature film Raazi, released in May, 2018, which also received critical acclaim and was a huge commercial success, earning big numbers at the box office.

Talking about the announcement, Meghna Gulzar said, “Mr Rakesh Maria’s life-experiences and his prolific career in law-enforcement are a powerful lens to explore the chronology of crime and terror, in our society – as a city, as well as, as a country and a geographical region. The potential of this content is limitless, and that is supremely exciting for me. The collaboration with Reliance Entertainment’s Phantom Films and MadhuMantena-both synonymous with cutting-edge narratives and vision- is a first I’m looking forward to greatly.”

Commenting on the collaboration for the series, MadhuMantena of Phantom Films said “Phantom Films has always been a director’s company. We are very excited about our collaboration with Meghna to produce the series on the illustrious career of MrRakesh Maria.”

The series is being packaged by KWAN.

Frailty may be more deadly in younger heart patients

The adjusted long-term frailty-related mortality risk was inversely proportional to age, meaning after taking other comorbidities into consideration, frailty had a higher impact on the survival of younger patients.

Frailty is often thought to be a syndrome of the elderly, which comes as a natural and inevitable side-effect of aging.

For clinicians, frailty is a concept which has long posed formidable challenges in perioperative medicine. For patients, frailty turns even the most routine operative procedures into complicated life or death undertakings.

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute examined the prevalence of frailty and its association with long-term mortality in patients undergoing cardiac surgery at a younger age.

Researchers examined administrative healthcare data from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Science (ICES) and the clinical registry data from Corhealth Ontario to support their findings.

The adjusted long-term frailty-related mortality risk was inversely proportional to age, meaning after taking other comorbidities into consideration, frailty had a higher impact on the survival of younger patients.

According to the study, frailty contributed to greater differences in the survival of patients between 40 and 74 years of age and smaller differences in the long-term survival of those 85 years or older.

“What the science is telling us is that frailty poses a higher risk of mortality in younger patients and has a lower impact on older ones,” said study’s principal investigator, Dr. Louise Sun.

Effective preoperative optimization programs such as cardiac rehabilitation, nutritional augmentation, and psychosocial support may improve outcomes especially in younger patients,” she added.

The full findings are present in the JAHA: Journal of the American Heart Association.

5 remedies to cure hair loss and get stronger hair

Using the right comb, cutting down on stress levels and eating healthy are some of the ways to get healthy hair and stop hair fall.

If you are afflicted with a receding hairline or happen to see strands falling off with every scalp massage, it’s time you tackled your hair loss problem head on.

Hair loss, also called alopecia, is more common among men than women. Although it occurs with increasing age, hair loss has become common among the youth as well these days.

“Some reasons for hair loss are an unhealthy lifestyle and deficiency of essential nutrients. While it can be genetic, other factors include certain medical conditions and medication, emotional trauma, stress, protein deprivation (during strict dieting), scalp infections and hormonal changes during pregnancy, puberty and menopause. Overuse of styling products can also lead to this problem,” says Dr Vinay Singh, a Delhi-based dermatologist associated with the medical app, Lybrate.

A combination of lifestyle changes and natural remedies can help prevent hair loss. Here are a few tips:

Eat healthy

“Increase your intake of fruits and vegetables, and most importantly, water. Avoid fatty foods and fizzy drinks, and cut down on your intake of carbs too. A protein-rich diet is essential for increased hair growth. While you are at it, cut back on smoking and caffeine too,” says Dr Rajat Kandari, a dermatologist from Delhi.

Fight stress

It is important to practice relaxation techniques such as yoga and meditation. A calm mind gives rise to a healthier body and scalp. Yoga can do wonders in bringing the mind, body and soul together. Practising yoga improves blood circulation, which helps in hair maintenance, and prevents hairfall. Anulom vilom, kapalbhati and surya namaskar are some yoga exercises that should help.

Choose the right comb

A wide-toothed comb is ideal for prevention of hair loss. Cheap combs might be easy on your pocket, but as they are usually made of plastic mould, they could cause strands to get snagged between their teeth – breaking them in the process. Extra wide tooth combs are a sensible choice for handling wet hair and providing a pain-free detangle.

Avoid over styling

“Don’t use too many chemical products on your hair. Use hair dryers sparingly and towel-dry your hair as far as possible. Do not use towels vigorously as this can lead to breakage. Avoid hairstyles like tight ponytails, pigtails or braids daily. Using elastic bands to pull back hair tightly can also cause hair fall,” advises Dr Kandari.

Medical treatment

In case there is thinning or excessive hair-fall, medical treatment from a certified dermatologist would become necessary. Treatments include topical solutions such as minoxidil, peptides and oral supplementation of biotin. Procedural treatment such as platelet rich plasma, stem cells and hit transplant can help in severe cases.

5 ways to beat anxiety and change your lifestyle to relieve Stress.

Stress relief: Stress is the body’s natural response to pressure, and can cause headaches, anxiety, fatigue and irritability. Here are 5 ways to get relief from stress.

Stress is the body’s natural response to pressure. It can have a negative effect on your body, mood, as well as behaviour, with wide-ranging effects like headaches, anxiety, fatigue and irritability. The causes of stress vary from one person to the next, and so do the effects. Stress can be harmful for the body, and cause many health and lifestyle problems. Managing stress should be a priority, but is often difficult due to a lack of time or effective and simple methods to do so.

Dr Hariprasad, Ayurveda expert at The Himalaya Drug Company, recommends the following natural methods to cope with stress:

Unwind with physical activity: All forms of physical activity are useful in managing stress. Exercise has many benefits such as releasing endorphins and calming the mind, with a reduction in stress levels being an added bonus. Even 45 minutes of physical activity a day goes a long way towards managing stress levels.

Organise your life: Organising one’s workload leads to a sense of control and peace of mind, and there are many ways to achieve this. One way to do this is through adopting good time management, prioritising tasks, and scheduling time to complete them. Switching between tasks and having them pile up often becomes an additional source of stress. Decentralisation of tasks or asking for help as and when required is also a good way to reduce stress levels.

Use herbs in daily diet: Herbs like Ashvagandha have been proven to be effective in managing the negative effects of stress. According to Ayurveda texts and modern research, Ashvagandha helps reduce the damaging effects of long-term stress by rejuvenating the mind and body. It is an adaptogen that helps the body stabilise physiological processes, maintain a healthy balance between different biological systems, and support better resilience to stress.

Eat the right food: Your eating habits have a significant impact on stress levels. Following a healthy diet with a good balance of different food groups and all the required nutrients is essential. A diet rich in different food groups such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, dairy, fish, and poultry would help you get the carbohydrates, proteins, fat, vitamins and minerals you need. A well-nourished body is better able to cope with the physical and emotional effects of stress.Get enough sleep: Sleep is essential in stress management. Not getting enough sleep typically leads to irritability and fatigue. Oversleeping can make us sluggish, depressed — and puts our health at a higher risk. Getting the right amount of sleep, between 7-8 hours, is a good way to stay energised and effectively manage the challenges of the day.

White rice and diabetes are not natural fits. Read to know why.

Calories in white rice: The better half of many delectable food combos like dal-chaawal, rajma-chaawal, biriyanis and more, white rice is also a good source of carbohydrates. But is it safe for diabetics?

Though some might argue that brown rice is a more healthy alternative, white rice is a more popular and preferred foodgrain across India, especially its eastern regions. White rice is a good source of carbohydrates and the better half of many delectable food combos like dal-chaawal, rajma-chawal, biryaanis, pulao, and so on. However, experts say that the calories in white rice can spike blood sugar levels, and excessive consumption could increase the risk of developing type-2 diabetes.

White rice vs brown

Since it is an easily available, delicious food item, diabetics are often at a loss as to whether or not to avoid white rice. The solution, as with every other thing in life, is to exercise moderation.If you are diabetic, monitor your white rice intake and have a small portion once a week.

Brown rice might be a better option if you are diabetic as it has a low glycemic index which helps in the stabilisation of blood glucose levels. It is also a good source of magnesium, vitamin B6, selenium, phosphorus, thiamine, niacin, manganese and is high in fibre.

Here’s a tip to keep in mind when preparing white rice. Do not have just plain white rice as it is devoid of nutrients such as fibre and magnesium. Add vegetables such as carrots, beans, peas, soy beans, onions, jeera to increase its nutrient value.

Ideal diet for diabetics

Naina Singhania of thefitnesity.in, says a diabetic person should eat at regular intervals and have a balanced diet. It should include “all proteins, complex carbs, vitamins, minerals and essential fats. So, lots of mushrooms, moong, dal, milk, tofu, chicken, fish and eggs.” Also, get good fats from nuts like almond, walnuts and from seeds like pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and flaxseeds.

Dr Rinki Kumari, chief dietician, Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore, advises diabetics should understand how different foods affect blood sugar. It is best to pick foods with low glycemic index.

“Fill half plate with non-starchy vegetables. Round out the meal with other healthy choices — whole grains, nuts and seeds, lean protein, fat-free or low-fat dairy, and small portions of fresh fruits and healthy fats.” This is the ideal meal composition for diabetes, says Dr Kumari. “Diabetic patients should avoid packaged food. They should ensure that they always check the labels to look for added sugar,” she says.

“Some of the best foods for diabetes also includes oatmeal, sweet potatoes, brown rice and millets,” according to Singhania. She also adds that green leafy vegetables such as spinach, lettuce, cabbage and broccoli help prevent various deficiencies.

Novel vaccine is new alternative for malaria cure

Researchers have developed a vaccine that protects against malaria infection in mouse models by targeting the specific protein that parasites use to evade the immune system. Malaria parasites produce a unique protein, named Plasmodium macrophage migration inhibitory factor (PMIF), crucial to the life cycle of the parasite, as it ensures transmission through to new hosts.

This PMIF suppresses memory T cells — the infection-fighting cells that respond to threats and protect the body against re-infection. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, demonstrates the effectiveness of the anti-PMIF vaccine.

“If you vaccinate with this specific protein used by the malaria parasite to evade an immune response, you can elicit protection against re-infection,” said Richard Bucala, from Yale University in Connecticut, US. “To our knowledge, this has never been shown using a single antigen in fulminant blood-stage infection,” Bucala added.

In the study, the team tested a RNA-based vaccine designed to target PMIF. They used a strain of the malaria parasite with PMIF genetically deleted, and observed that mice infected with that strain developed memory T cells and showed stronger anti-parasite immunity.

Further, the research team used two mouse models of malaria to test the effectiveness of a vaccine using PMIF. One model had early-stage liver infection from parasites carried by mosquitoes, and the other, a severe, late-stage blood infection. In both models, the vaccine protected against re-infection.

Finally, the researchers transferred memory T cells from the immunised mice to “naive” mice never exposed to malaria. Those mice were also protected. The researchers next plan to develop a vaccine for individuals who have never had malaria, primarily young children.

“The vaccine would be used in children so that they would already have an immune response to this particular malaria product, and when they became infected with malaria, they would have a normal T cell response, clear the parasite, and be protected from future infection,” Bucala said.