Author: Poonam Das

Many Shades of Tea

“Tea is the elixir of Life.” -Lao Tzu For more than thousand years in the East, tea has been known for being key to good health and enhanced mental alertness. Intensive research on tea has shown that some teas, when consumed in its pure state (without sugar, added preservative, cream or milk) may also prevent the human body from cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and trigger weight loss, lower cholesterol and more. The health benefits and goodness of tea have grabbed the attention of the West, who are now discovering the positive properties of this beverage. Tea is a natural...

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3 MAVERICKS: THE FUTURE SUPERHEROS OF HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

Are you aware of International Men’s Day? It is a global event celebrated every year around the world on November 19th. International Men’s Day is a day where issues affecting men and boys (physical, social and mental health) can be addressed. The day is also celebrated as an attempt to remove gender biases and roles, primarily recognise men who have done good for the society. And while we are discussing contributors to society, we should put a spotlight on how three enterprising men decided to innovate and change the dynamics of the healthcare sector in India and the world....

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Zen Babies: How Can Your Bundle of Joy Teach You Lessons Of Happiness?

“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside.” Deepak Chopra Did you know that babies laugh 300+ times in one day? While adults don’t even laugh 20 times a day. Well, there is a reason why the brains of babies are set in a way that they find the world more amusing and fun. How neuroscience backs up this hypothesis? Babies are super-conscious beings; these “little zen masters” tend to notice the smallest of details, unlike grown-ups, who tend to focus on only what they think is essential to them. Therefore, babies have heightened consciousness. Alison Gopnik,...

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Mountain Man – Making the Mountain Move

DAY 1: Ascending the Mighty Mountain – 15th May 2018 (@05:00hrs) It is early morning, but we are all set for the climb. The weather is still the same—cloudy with an indication of more hail. Will I allow that to stop me? No way. “The choices we make lead up to actual experiences. It is one thing to decide to climb a mountain. It is quite another to be on top of it.” – Herbert A. Simon I had to drop my plans of taking a flight as it kept getting delayed. The Triple H (a.k.a Helicopter Hitch-Hike) was an alternative...

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The Mountain Man – Sourav Ghosh

Introduction to the Mountain Man Sourav Ghosh, Director, Co-Founder of Sports Reconnect, and national level tennis player is not a very complicated person to understand. He is a typical bong (Bengali) who loves his fish curry and rice (maacher jhol and bhaat) and has a deep attachment to sports.  A die-hard sportsperson from a very young age, he traveled daily for 90 minutes to his tennis coaching institute for training. But as days progressed into months and then years, the busy corporate world took over his life, making it very hard for him to go back to sports. Sourav...

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