Balanced Diet A Prerequisite For Staying Healthy

By: Garima Lohumi   An old saying “we are what we eat” brings out the importance of diet in staying healthy. A human body is just like a sophisticated machine which requires energy, regular care and maintenance. Energy is required for metabolic and physiological functions, day-to-day activities and maintenance.The requirement varies with age as additional energy is needed for growth and in case of women it increases significantly during pregnancy. The food we eat provides all the nutrients the body needs to meet its energy requirement. Thus, a balanced wholesome diet is…

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The Trip to Western & Central Europe: Austria

By: Shoubhik Bose & Debanjana Maitra Innsbruck, Austria We reached Innsbruck by a train from Salzburg. The 2-hour journey tripled to a 5-hour journey because of unexpected disruptions in the train route. Innsbruck was the the venue of winter olympics ! Day 1 Out of the 2 nights we stayed, the first night we spent at the town center listening to open air musical performances by Austrian folk artists. Day 2 The next day we took a tour on the iconic ‘forest tram number 6’. The view of the city from the…

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FIBROMYALGIA-The Irritable Everything Syndrome

By: Dr. Abhishek Kumar Pandey, Asstt. Editor-ICN LUCKNOW:Fibromyalgia is frequently considered to be a stress-related disorder. It is common and chronic syndrome that causes widespread pain and mental distress. Females are most affected than males with the ratio of 9:1. Cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. It is a combination of psychological, genetic, neurobiological, and environmental factors. It is associated with “Functional somatic syndrome and depressive disorders”. SYMPTOMS– Pain which appears to result from a neurochemical imbalance, debilitating fatigue, sleep disturbances, and joint stiffness. Some people report difficulty in swallowing, bowel…

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Pride of Bengal: Durga Pooja Celebrations In Kolkata

Durga Puja is one of the most famous festivals celebrated in West Bengal and particularly in Kolkata, in honour of Goddess Durga during the period of Navaratri.  Durga is honored with extreme fervor during the annual Navratri festival, which marks the beginning of autumn and occurs typically in September or October. Durga puja is celebrated commonly by Bangladesh’s Hindu community. Some Bengali Muslims also take part in the festivities. In Dhaka, the Dhakeshwari Temple puja attracts visitors and devotees. In Nepal, the festivities are celebrated as Dashain.Beyond south Asia, Durga puja is organised by Bengali communities in the United States of…

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Sri Lankans Don’t Worship Ravana As A God But They Regard Him As A Great King

According to the Ramayana, Ravana was finally killed in the Battle of Lanka with the help of his own brother Vibhishana, who was crowned new king of Lankapura by Lord Rama after the war. Sri Lanka is also important in the Dussehra celebrations because its historical name was Lanka which is considered to be the place where Ravana lived. Hence, the celebrations in this country are carried on in its full extent with the ritualistic burning of effigies. The inflammable statues of Ravana, Meghnad and Kumbhkaran are burned by the arrows of…

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Karnataka’s Famous Mysore Dasara Celebrations Are In Full Swing

By: Kauser Khan, Sr. Associate Editor-ICN Group The main attraction of the ten-day Mysore Dasara festival is the Mysore Palace which is illuminated daily with nearly 100,000 light bulbs from 7 pm to 10 pm on all days of the festival. Karnataka’s famous Mysore Dasara celebrations are in full swing. It is also called Jamboo Savari for its grand elephant procession taking place. Dasara festivities, which began with the Vijayanagar kings as early as the 15th century in Mysore City is all ready for the final day and this year it marks 407th…

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Excellence with G.O.P.T.A.© Series: Part 104 (Strategies to overcome procrastination when the task appears so overwhelming)

By: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, Sr. Associate Editor, ICN Group (In the past article, we know about ‘Procrastination’. Today, we will know about the strategy to overcome procrastination when the task appears so overwhelming.) Strategies to overcome procrastination when the task appears so overwhelming   Sometimes, even if the task is not unpleasant but the size of the project and estimated time required for completion of the project seems overwhelming that you could not decide, when to start; from where to start; and how to start. You doubt whether you have the…

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