Author: Poonam Das

Friendship is Forever

World Friendship Day or the International Day of Friendship is celebrated annually on July 30th. It is a day when friends reminiscence days gone by, connect and express their love for each other. History Going back in history, Friendship Day celebration was started by Hallmark cards in the 1930’s. Like all good ideas have a business compulsion, this day too was viewed cynically by the public, as a money spinning initiative to push up sales of greeting cards. Well one could deduce that the public was not far from the truth. During the World War II in the 1940’s,...

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Travel – Therapy for The Soul

Life is full of rollercoaster rides. There are highs and there are lows. While the former is about happy instances, the latter is about not so good feelings. There are times in life when one finds oneself at a crossroad wondering about the next step to be taken. The best solution is to reboot and restart. A getaway is known to rejuvenate so perhaps travelling is the succor you were looking for! Incidentally, whether you are happy or sad, tensed or relaxed; or just bored, traveling is the best way to enjoy life. How may you ask? Here are...

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World Environment Day has transformed into a People’s Movement

In 1972 UN General Assembly declared the World Environment Day. Two years later in 1974, the World Environment Day (WED), was celebrated with the theme as ‘Only One Earth’. Internationally, it is an important day that is leveraged to promote public awareness and share a deeper understanding of the environment. The theme for each year changes depending on the prevailing issue. This is followed by developing an action plan and a timeline for execution. Against the backdrop of Climate Change, the globe has awakened to the need for protecting our planet. People’s Way on Environment Day World Environment Day...

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International Yoga Day

“Yoga lets people discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.” – Narendra Modi International Day of Yoga is celebrated annually on 21st June since its inception in 2015. Yoga a physical, mental and spiritual practice originated in India. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in UN Assembly suggested 21st June as International Day of Yoga. And since then every year, people around the globe celebrate it by involving in a session of yoga and mindful meditation. Zazen – Seated Yoga @Hive A sore lower back, stiff neck, and tight hips and shoulders are problems...

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Bridging The Gap Between Technology And Elderly Healthcare

Social Demography of the Elderly One of the most significant demographic changes of our time is the rapidly ageing global population. The life expectancy has also increased dramatically from the time of independence to the present, with further increases projected over the next two decades. This will likely introduce new societal challenges such as providing them with health care; financial assistance; and social and emotional support. The ageing population trend, in conjunction with social and economic trends, is also ushering in new concerns about changing family values, living arrangements, and lifestyles. Rapidly increasing population of elderly   In the...

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