Saturday, September 26, 2015

Face Book- It's different uses for different people.

The Face Book need no introduction.It is a well known boon to the humanity in the field of communication. This Social networking Website is estimated to have more than 700 million Active users today. This itself proclaims the unparellel popularity it has assumed of late. Hereunder I make a humble attempt to analyze it's merits and demerits in a common man's point of view and not from deep technical aspects of it Face book is a paradise of Lovers,friends,relatives and business contacts. It is a field liberally used by students and Teen Agers to communicate among them freely without fear or anxiety. We call many things of day to day use as Twoin One, Three in one,Four in one for denoting the multi usage of certain Home Appliances. Face book is also a very useful Home Appliance ,which is All in one that does not need any repair or maintenance. Face Book serves the Purposes of Cell phone,exchanging Messages,calling each other and many more activities of entertaining nature like videos movie trailers etc. Face book is more popularly used than Twitter and other Social Networks. People from all class use Facebook liberally for communicating and counselling on large variety of Topics. From Women Gossip to Celebrity Gossip all kinds of purposes are served by making use of Face book. Some of the most popular purposes for which Face book is being used are: 1) For exchange of private topic between lovers,acquaintances,friends and Politicians,Sportsmen/ Women,students,grown up children ,workers,employees in different firms,Government servants, and what not all kinds of people. 2) political rivals to exchange heated words. 3) various people to discuss cinema,other entertainments ,sports and games. 4) people to post news from various Internet news sites. 5) people especially older to convey Philosophy. 6) people to discuss various medicine for different types of Diseases 7) people to discuss dos and Donts regarding treatment of diseases of various kinds. 8) habits required to maintain health. 9) Religious matters connected with Temple,Churches and Mosques. 10) people interested in Politics to hero worship their leader by highting good deeds done by them. 11) People interested in Politics to degrade and underestimate their rival party leaders with supporting facts and figures. 12) to announce weddings and to post the wedding photos and Family photos. 13) Family people to give publicity to the achievements of their children in School and extracurricular activities. 14) for publicity of buying and selling of Different products with prices andvsources of availability. 15) writers to publish their writings. 16) to publish,Bus,Trains,and Flight times and the economic fares that could be availed of. 17)To post photos and videos of Festivals relating to Temples,Churches and Mosques 18)to announce religious festivals and events to remind believers. 19)To post warnings regarding habits that could lead to ill health. 20)The best and foremost use of Face Book as far as I have observed is posting the news about people who need help to Undertake costly treatment which are not within the reach of their financial stability.Many people respond to such requests and contribute their might .There are many such cases of such timely help provided relief cure from various serious diseases.This indeed is a big boon from Face Book as more people go through Face Book every day than those read News papers Besides,often communities are created on Face book.This could enable sharing experiences,knowledge,information,and discussions within the groups or communities.Communities of various sorts like Education,bird watching,Sky watching,religious nature and many more such groups can be formed on Facebook. Thus there is no end to topics for which the Social network Media Face Book is being used as a Boon. Apart from all these,the Political parties are using Facebook for their Election It is said that the Americanpresident was an extensive user of Facebook for his American Presidentisland Election compaign and found himself coming out in flying colours on both the occasions. Another branch which is using theFacebook is Cell phone Companies and Electronics companies for publicity of their products. There are a few demerits also in using Facebook.For students it affects their carrier as they extensively make use of Face Book for entertainment without seriously looking after their studies. There are hackers and misusers who use information from the Face book for misuse to extract benefits for them. However,generally Face Book is an Ocean for the society in various branches of utility. Long live Facebook. Sreedharan.Mundanat 26thSeptember 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Environment and Climate change.

The environment is a very important factor relating to the life on Earth both for Humanity and Animals. Environment generally in a lay man's eyes relate to Mountains,Forests,rivers,water and all living beings on earth. The living beings and environment are related because many wrong deeds by Humanity leads to destroy all of Environment .Consequently the benefits derived from the nature ,if not protected it can lead to disaster. Water is the most essential factor for life besides air,light and indirectly food for maintaining the life. Water is a Treasure..Water represents 70 percent of Earth's surface.and is covered by Oceans,Seas,lakes,Rivers,and Streams.When sunlight enters into the Earth's surface it heats water and plants creating vaporisation of water molecules and transpiration of Plants.The water vapour in the atmosphere gets cold and changes in to liquid forming clouds through condensation.After a level reaches ,more accumulation becomes impossible.Then water falls into the Earth's surface in the form of Rain,snow,or hail.Part of the water infiltrates into the ground and remains in what is called Water table,the remaining rain water lows into nature's reservoir s vizOceans,sea,Rivers,Lakes,Streams etc.This process continues over and over and this constitutes what is called Water Cycle. From the above it is clear how important the natural resources are and any damages caused to them are basically the causes for climate changes. So to prevent Climate changes adversely affecting humanity it is absolutely required to protect our environment consisting of natural resources. In order to protect the Natural resources ,the following measures are necessary.This is a broad view depending up on different scientific measures that could be taken according to the requirement of the location which might be slightly different from place to place. 1) Preventing pollution to the warter resources: The practise of throwing Domestic and other wastes to the rivers,streams and all sorts of water resources should be discontinues. 2) Destroyal of Mountains by employing by extracting Rocks and Sand and Minerals should be totally stopped. 3)destroying precious forests by felling trees and plants which also involves disturbing and killing of birds,animals and Precious Medicinal plants should be stopped forthwith. 4) Waste Management and Pollution control should be insisted depending upon the quantum of such measures required in different areas and locations as per the existing conditions of such places. Besides,some Gases in the Earth's Atmosphere act a bit like the glass in a green house trapping the sun's heat and stopping it from leaking back to space. Many of these gases occur naturally,but Human activity is increasing the concentrations of some of them in the atmosphere,particularly in respect of a)Carbon Dioxide(CO2) b)Methane c) Nitros Oxide,&I'd)fluoridated Gases. CO2 is the green house gas most commonly produced by Human activities[inhaling Oxegen & Exlaling Carbon Dioxide],responsible for over 60 percent of man made Global warming.It's concentration in the Atmosphere is currently 40%higher than it was when Industialisation began. Other Green House Gases are emitted in smaller quantities,but they trap heat far more effectively than CO2, and in some cases are thousand times stronger.Methane is responsible for more than 17 % of man made Global Warming and Nitros Oxide for 6 percent. The reasons for the rise in Emissions: 1)Burning Coal,oil and Gas produces Carbon Dioxide and Nitros Oxide. 2) Cutting down Forests( Deforestation):Trees help to regulate the climate by absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere.So when they are cut down,this beneficial effect is lost and the carbon stored in the trees is released into the Atmosphere adding to the Greenhouse effect. 3)Increasing Livestock Farming:Cows and Sheep produce large amounts of Methane when they digest their Food. 4)Fertilisers containing Nitrogen:this produce Nitros Oxide Emissions. 5)Fluorinated Gases:This produce a very strong warming effect,upto 23,000 times greater than CO2.However,thankfully these are released in smaller quantities.some countries have regulations to control this where more of such emissions are noticed. Effective control by every Nation of the above Emission effects could produce lesser harmful effects on Global Warming. There are some effective measures the common man also take to prevent Climate change: They are: 1) Plant as far as possible drought- Resistant trees and Shrubs around one's home and outdoor air conditioning Units. 2)Replace your current Home appliances( Refrigerators,Washing Machines,Dishwasher) with High efficiency Models 3)Buy Food and other Products with reusable or recyclable packaging instead of those in non- recyclable packaging. 4)use fluorescent Bulbs instead of ordinary ones. 5)instal Solar Heated System to make hot water. 6)Recycle one's Home waste news print,Card board,Glass and Metal. 7)insulate one's Home,clean your Airconditioning Filters and install energy efficient shower heads. 8)As far as possible discontinue use of Cars,Motor bikes and such vehicles with usage of Petrol or Diesel or reduce their use as far as possible by resorting to using BycYcles or by Walking 9) Avoid use of Plastic totally. 10) Avoid waste in the Usage of food and food articles by resorting to using quantities only to required measures.Even if one runs short of quantity of food occasionally it would not matter and instead would enable the digestion system to get some kind of rest once in a while.This is the basic reason some people resort to live without food once in a week( UPAVAAS).From time immortal ,there is a practise among Hindu Homes to observe Ekadasi day( Fast day) There is a belief among some people in India that by doing Yoga every day , one could contribute towards prevention of Climate Changes. This seems to be absolutely baseless as is clear from the factors mentioned above. It is one hundred percent right that Yoga helps the Body conditions and Body climate of individuals.By doing Yoga every day along with Pranayama( Salutations to the sun) one could control the mind to make it free from Hatred,Intrigue,Anger,abusing and criticising others and in finding fault with the work done by others.This is total control of mind and gives a lot of Peace of mind.Yoga can never go together with Hatered,Intrigue,abusing and Anger. The very intention of Yoga is to get oneself free from these kind of Emotions and acquire perfect peace of Mind. If we think that Yoga can prevent Climate Change it is like one famous yogi in India Says with his tummy churning Yogic postures that Yoga is a cure for cancer and Homosexuality.This can never be true because it has not been proved Scientifically that Love and Sex of any kind is a Disease. Sreedharan Mundanat 23rd September 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

World in the Eyes of India- Loko samastho Sukhino Bhavanthu

Here are a few logical conclusions about how much India has contributed towards the welfare of the World.Believe it or not,these are logical facts with possible evidence to convince since a very long time India was a spiritual force behind the progress of the World. India is always known to be a Nation which has been interested in the welfare of the world as can be seen from the Famous saying in India "Loko Samastho Sukhino Bhavantho" which was a mantra chanted during the conclusion of any auspicious event. Until 1947 the culture of India was being handled badly by Foreigners in India.Thereafter We ourselves started treating it badly towards destruction. Whenever damage was done to our culture thereby destroying Dharma,there used to be Adharma taking place.however on every such occasion,nature re-established dharma.this is how India is still existing with high Glory to show the world. Whenever World needed any kind of knowledge,the first place to find such source is indeed India Sciences of Metals,health,mathematics,Astrology all are the contribution to the World by India.Until 10th Century Europe was not knowing the Arithematical Progression and the Geometrical Progression .But Indian had chanted Vedamantras using Arithematical Progression and Geometrical progression.There are mantras in Yajurveda where the metals like Copper,Brass,Tin andvLead were honoured.We had learned in books that all these metals were discovered by Europians after 1500 AD.But these metals were known to India about 5000 years back. Between 400AD and 1500AD many Chemistry books were written in India.the books by names,"Rasaratnakaram",rasa samuchayam,Rasendra Sara Sarveswam,and Rasendra Choodamani were books written by Chemistry experts and Ayurveda Vizards like Nagarjuna of these books it has been clearly mentioned how to use these metals.It has also been clearly mentioned how to process Gold,Silver,Tin,Lead,Iron,copper and Mercury We believe that the seven colours of Sun called Vibgiyor,was discovered by Newton.This could be true that the theory was introduced by Newton to the World but it has been mentioned In Indian Vedas by Viswamitra that the sun sends seven colours to the Earth.Similarly,It has also been mentioned that the light is sent in 2022 Yojana speed to Earth by Narayana Acharya of the Vijayanagaram Empire of Harihara &Gupta. As regards Newton's Theory of Gravity,this phenomenon had already been mentioned in the Astrology of India.Bhaskaracharya in his book Siddhanthasiromani,in the chapter Bhuvanakosam ,it has been recorded as a definition that the Earth attracts all solid objects in the sky and those which are not attracted equally by other planets would fall to the earth and others attracted by other planets do not fall.This was recorded by Bhaskaracharya who lived between 1114-1185 Besides ,Aryabhata another famous scientist of olden dayS had discovered that Earth was a round planet and this planet revolves around the sun. all the details about earth and sun are recorded in the book called Aryabhatteeyam. However what we have learned is in the name of Galileo and copper Nicuscus.But ,in fact,in AD 449 Aryabhattacharya- 1,When he was 23 year old had written about this. Incidentally India had named their first Sattelite as Aryabhatta. Brahmagupta another Astronomer has written more in detail about Aryabhatta and Bhaskaracharya in the book Bhramaspuda Siddhantham.he has also recorded about the details and formula of circle in Geometry. Varahamihira yet another Mathetician cum Astrnomer in AD 553 had calculated the longitude and Latitude of Alexandria on the two sides of Green which line which was stated to be in India.Alexandria was located 23.7 degree from Ujjain. A book written by Panini Of India called " Ashtaddhyayi" is stated to be the basis for the German Language. All the diseases likely to affect mankind and about the medicines & Mantras required to be recited while giving the Medicines are described in the is insisted in Adharva Veda that water is one valuable compound required to be given for all diseases. Hippocrates who is known as the father of Modern Medical sciences,says in his book 117 times that he learned the secrets of Medical sciences from two Indians Charakan and Sushruthan
Sushruthan had said in a book that for effective medical treatment the mind and Body should maintain a state of Unity.He had also said that every attack to the human body affects Mind also and vice versa.This is so said by Sushruthan in the book "Sushrutha SA highs" written in 700 BC.Today in America The same principle of treatment is being employed.This is considered as the Quantum healing of the 21st century.It is also said in American medical science that there is no better medicine to activate brain than Yoga and Meditation. According to the Syllabus of Universities in the last chapter of The text books published in America is dedicated to Yoga and Meditation. The Salutation to Sun( Suryanamaskaram) has become a daily routine among Americans and Britishers nowadays. According to the data maintained by the Washington Post and Newyork TimesMagazines,65 percent of the Adults in America Above 40 years perform yoga and Meditation daily. The yogasasthra written by Patanjali Shasthri,there is mention about evolution. It was first said that in 7 days of a week one day should be a holiday was declared first by Chanakya of India And not by Britishers.This is clearly said in his book Athasasthra. The Panchathanthra written by Visnu Sharma in 505 AD is a part of the Syllabus of CIA of America. The world today gives importance to the Heritage of the principles of Medical sciences,Chemistry,Metellurgy,and Astronomy of India. It is said that in the Oxford University In the Boleian Library,20000 Boxes The Indian origin Taliyola grandhas .are kept and is being maintained.It is also said that many discoveries today had the knowledge behind it from the The knowledge gathered from these Grandhas. In Harward University it is said that 442 Hrigveda Grandhas are kept which are of Indian Origin. These are the reasons why Maxmuller had said that the World would Extend their both hands in front of India for useful knowledge. Max Muller had studied Sanskrit for 11 years in Inda and translated 47 books and made one book called The book of Oriental. MaxMuller had said that when Euoropians lived in Darkness there were also one society among Light in India and Unfortunately, the Indians are the Only people who do not know the Indian culture and their enormous value in the Eyes of the World. SreedharanMundanat 22nd of September 2015.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Salar Jung Museum,Hyderabad ,India

Internet Giant Google's Cultural arm recently announced that they are planning digitizing yet another Indian Heritage Salar Jung Museum of Hyderabad to add to their online Museum.They plan to add more museums to their online collectIon. They are,Victoria memorial Hall, Kolkatta,Dastkari haat Samiti,Devi art foundation,Kiran Nadar Museum of Art,Academy of Fine artscand Literature,Kalakriti Archive,HeritagecTransport Museum,Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres & Ashrams and Remani iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute. There are 5 National Museums in India.They are 1)national Museum New Delhi2)National Museum of Natural History Museum New Delhi.3)Indian Museum ,Kolkatta,4)Salar Jung Museum,Hyderabad and 5)Allahabad Museum,Allahabad. The Salar Jung Museum ,Hyderabad is perhaps the best I have seen in India.This one is now being digitized by Google. Let us have a look at it.Salar Jung Museum is the third largest and perhaps the best National Museum in India A person who visits Hyderabad must visit SalarJung museum.This is one of the Best places we visited in Hyderabad whenever we had been to Hyderabad.This Museum housesa Ancient collection of Manuscripts,Sculptures, Textiles,Paintings and clocks,Ceramics,Carpets and Metalic Artifacts. Out of these the Most popular attraction is the Clocks at the Museum most of which are collections from European countries There is one bracket clock here which is of British origin.This is a Bracket clock with a Mechanical device which wouldremind Perunthachan's toy.It has a miniature toy Figure which comes out of an enclosure and strikes a conga at every hour.At 12 PM the toy comes out and strikes 12 times .So this is a special attraction for everybody especially children.So at 12 PM every day one can observe a big crowd in front of the Clock just as in the case of Cheeta run at 4-30 Pm in San Diego Zoo,USA when a trained Cheeta, under the direction of Expert trainers Run in front of the crowd very close to them.At 4-30 all visitors gather at this place making a big crowd every day. Daggers belonging to the period of EmpreSS Noorjahan,Emperor Ahangir and Emperor Shahjahan are found in the Museum among antiques. The Ancient Artifacts held at the Museum belong to the Salar Jung Family.These collections dates back to The First Century. Under the Salar Jung Museum Act of 1961,the Museum is being maintained by a Board of Trustees,the ex- Officio chairperson is the Governor of the State. Apart from The Thirtyeight Galleries containing precious Artifacts,the Museum also has a Cafteria,Library and a Reading Room. This Great Museum is being visited by 10 lakh people on an average every year. The Salar Jung Museum boasts of Collection of Artifacts by the Nawab Mir yousuf Alikhan Salar Jung|||,who was the former Prime Minister of the 7th Nizam of Hyderabad.He spent an ample amount of money for almost 35 years for acquiring the collections.People believe that some of the Nawab Properties were misappropriated when the items were shifted from Dewan Devdi,the place of the Nobles to it's current place.About 50 Thousand booksand 40 Thousand artifacts were believed to have been collected by N.M.Y.A.Khan Salar Jung 111,but a few of these are Featured in the Museum now. The Salar Jung Museum houses the Nawab's prized ancestral collection which are beautifully Displayed in this Museum. These collections are inclusive of the beautiful Paintings by famous Raja Ravi Varma,Tipu Sultan's Wardrobe,Ancient Daggers crafted with Gems which are believed to be belonging to the Kings and Queens,Aurangazeb'sSword and Jewel boxes .There is also ancient furniture collection of 14th and 17th century. Every items have been notified with labels for the visitor to recognize.Besides,there are wood cut paintings The statue of' Veiled Rebecca',Mugal miniatures,euro Ian Sculptures, Chinese PorCelain,Embridery works,Metal ware,Jade carvings,Japanese silk paintings,and elegantvivory works are added attractions in this museum. The other items of Admiration are famous "Mestophiles",And "the Lady with the Lamp"Which are considered to be the unique collections in this museum. Coming to the building ,architecture and infrastructure of this Museum,There are Thirtyeight Galleries,Which are spread on two floors.therecare Twenty Galleries on the Ground Floor,and Eighteen on the First floor.Each gallery exhibitsArticrats under separate headings. The Salar Jung Museum is one of the most highly visited place besides the Birla Mandir,Ramoji Film City and Nehru Zoological Park and the Charminar in Hyderabad. This IT City is worth visiting with family especially children during Holidays and Vacation to admire and enjoy our Heritage and ancient civilization. Sreedharan.Mundanat 14th September,2015

Sunday, September 13, 2015

ONAM Celebrations 2015 at Sandiego,CA,USA

ONAM is one of the leading Festivals celebrated by the Malayalees Associations in San Diego,California USA every year. This year the celebrations were held on Saturday the 12th of September in the famous Performing Art center Auditorium of Rancho Bernardo High Cchool,Sandiego along with glittering Colorful Programmes performed by various family Members of Keralites of Kerala The highlights of the programme are depicted above. The Celebrations commenced with a grand Feast of Traditional Vegetarian Dishes including the most popular Palada Pradhaman.Large numbers of Malayalee Families participated in the Feast.Packed food was also arranged for those who could not attend due to unavoidable reasons The feast took more than 2 hours to conclude and there after around 2-15 PM the cultural programs were commenced. The programmes started with a traditional Welcome to the gathering by singing the famous song "Maveli naadu vannedum Kalam Manusharellarumonnu pole" Thereafter the famous King Mahabalivwas welcomed to the stage with traditional Chendamelam and conventional "Aarappu Vili" ( a welcome call to the graceful King with chanting and dancing ) The Mahabali was a very kind King ruled Kerala giving highest care and attention for the welfare of the people. However,the King being one belonged to the Asura clan ,the Devas got frightened by the tremendous popularity enjoyed by the king threatening the existence of Devas headed by Indra.Indra had to take the Help of Vishnu who assumed the form of a Vamana( a young Brahmin boy) .The Vamana approached the Generous king and requested for 3 feet of earth .The king readily agreed to the request of the Brahmin and allowed him to measure the earth according to his style.The Vamana then assumed the real Gigantic form of Vishnu and started measuring .The first two feets Covered the Earth and Heaven and there was no place for the third feet.So, in order to honour his word,the King Mahabali told the Vamana to keep his feet on his head to measure.Lord Vishnu who was pleased with the nature of the King ,before pushing him down to Patala allowed the King to visit his " Praja" once in every year .The day he visits Kerala is being celebrated as ONAM.There is a famous Temple in Thrikkakkara,Kochi called Vamana Temple. [for more details about the legend and the Temple please read my blog on " Mahakshetrams of Kerala- Vamanamurthy Temple,Thrikkakkara) Coming back to the Onam celebrations programme at Sandiego,the programme included Kaikootkkali by women,other Dances and various cultural and Skits of art forms related to Kerala The most attractive programme was by young girls welcoming Mahabali with flowers and graceful dances besides traditional Kaikottikkali. Every one departed with the wish of taking part to recollect and relish the sweet memories again nextYear and years to come. Sreedharan Mundanat 13th of September 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

Divine and Academic Feasts with devotion.


The above two pictures are of traditional KeralaStyle feasts served in Plantain Leaves. The first one arranged for a divine purpose in the Aranmula Temple relating to a traditional festival going on for year after year since a very long time .There is a Divine purpose behind this feast.It is for pleasing the The great God ,Parthsarathy an avatar of Vishnu.the Temple is in existence since the 8th Century.The name of the God is attributed to the role of Krishna as the sarathy of Partha( Arjuna) in the Mahabharath epic.There are, in fact, the four most famous Vishu Temples at Guruvayur ,Trichambaram ,Thiruvarpu and Ambalpuzha. Similarly ,there are Five Temples dedicated to Yudhishtira,Bhima,Arjuna,Nakula andcSahadeva.The names of the Temples are respectively,Thrichittatt MahaVishnuTemple,Puliyoor Temple,Aranmula Temple,thiruvanvandur and Thrikkodithanam Thus it can be seen how important and Holy is the Temple at Aranmula which was built by Arjuna.So the feast for Aranmula Parthsarathy with 64 vegetarian dishes is justified in totality.
The feast is enjoyed by large number of devotees There are adequate arrangements for the treatment of Garbage waste even if it occurs as a result of the feast. Let us consider the feast arranged in the Christ college,Irinjalakkuda by the commerce Department of the college which had 151 items of dishes served in the plantain leaf.The size and condition of the Plantain leaf itself depict the vast nature of the feast.
The Feast was arranged by the commerce Department of the College. It is presumed that this feast was in connection with the THIRUVATHIRAKKALI of The" Thanima" group of 5000 people which was staged .In fact ,the programme found a place in the Guinness Book.Famous people ,cine artists and popular singers(Innocent and P.Jayachandran) VVIPs like Dr.K.Radhakrishnan(I.S.R.O),Shri.K.V.Ramanathan( Sahitya academiwinner)besideInnocent,Shri.P.Jayachandran were all thus part of the Guinness Book.. This has to be consideredvas a Tremendeous achievement for a small town Irinjalakkuda of the Thrissur District. The feast has to be considered as fully justified as in the case of Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple. So both the above events are fully justified to block the intention of a few people who might hold a temptation to bring the events from the point of view of Food Security and Garbage Waste management. Both the divine Temple at Aranmula and the sacred Institution at Irinjalakkuda are to be praised for arranging such events .Being so famous ,both should have adequate arrangements for treating the Garbage waste arising out of the largest feasts. The vast number of dishes on the plantain leaf is mouthwatering.Those who attended and relished the feast are blessed people with a lot of Appetite,willingness and adequate digesting power. Let this kind of Glorious feasts continue to make devotees and well wishers enjoy it for many more years to come. Sreedharan Mundanat 11th of September 2015

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Mahabharath -A mythological 21st Century Cocktail- Fusion,

The legend goes that an Emperor ofDelhi Adil shash wanted to settle the conflict going on between him and Krishnadevaraya invited the king to Delhi.The king Who wished to avoid bloodshed headed to Delhi with his team of poets,Dancers and Scholars.during Discussion with the Emperor the poets described the Mahabharatha to the Emperor. The Emperor who was delighted asked Krishnadevaraya to rewrite theMahabharath portraying him and his friends as Pandavas and the rivals as Kauravas The king Krishnadevaraya got worried how to meet the demand of The emperor. Thenali Rama said he would rewrite the Mahabharath in a weeks time and sought permission to meet the Emperor before doing that.When he met the Emperor he said his poets were making new Mahabharath but got stuck at one stage.the Emperor asked him to elaborate the issue..Thenali Raman said that the Dharmaraja of Mahabharath had 4 brothers with whom he shared his wife Draupathi and sought from the Emperor the names of the Persons with whom he wished to share his wife.A shocked Sultan could not even imagine his begum sharing with four others and told Thenali Rama to stop rewriting forthwith. The present day Bharath too has resemblance with the Mahabharath Epic.The Mahabharath is relevant at all times as a cocktail-Fusion of 21st Century. Please read further to get convinced about the similarity: 1)Duryodhan and Rahul Gandhi:Both without talent but yet wanted to be the Ruler of principle by Birthright. 2)Bhishma and Advani:Never got Crowned.But both yet got respect and became helpless at the fagend of life( Sarasayya) 3)Arjun and Narendra:Both talented.Reached the highest position due to Destiny. 4) Karna and Manmohan : Both highly talented .But did not reach anywhere for reasons known to them alone. 5) Abhimanyu and Kejriwal: Both new in war.They did not pass the Chakravyuh that enemies had spread and got trapped somewhere or other. 6)Shaguni and Digvijay Singh:Both wanted their masters to be Happy irrespective of Talent. 7) Dridhrashtra and Sonia: Both were Blind for the love for their sons. 8) and the last, KRISHNA and ABDUL KALAM: we celebrate both earnestly.But do not follow any of their sacred Words they preached and take those divine words as a matter of routine and not as principles. JAI HIND Sreedharan Mundanat 9th of Sepember,2015

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Organic Apple&Pears Farm in the outskirts of San Diego,California,USA


San Diego,CA is called the Finest city of USA.indeed it is!Surrounded by beautiful Hills and Gorgeous Gardens,besides,places of Peace and Tranquility,Tropical Breeze,Natural charms of various forms and varieties,altogether can be experienced only in San Diego unlike other cities of USA. In the outskirts of San Diego,there are many Organic vegetable and Fruits farms .The road to these farms reminded me the road to Kulamavu from Ernakulam with many terrains and sharp curves to reach the place.The climate of the place is ideal for growing Apples of many varieties and also Pears.Spending some time in the farm is as good as a picnic with all the attractions of a Picnic around.the Farms are situated about 60 KM from San Diego.Being Sunday The roads were free from usual heavy traffic. Once you reach the place,there are counters at the entrance of the farms where they will collect a nominalEntrance Fee for a group irrespective of number people.They would also provide a Bags to pluck Apple and pears. The group can enter the farm and collect both Apple and Pears until the bag is full,besides eating the fruits as much as everyone likes.There does not exist any restrictions in this regard.A rod also would be provided to pluck from the top of the plants.We had carried water and towels .so it was helpful to wash the fruit before eating.Enjoyed the pure sweetness of the fruits one would never get from the fruits procured from the shopping complexes. After collecting the fruits, we had rest in the shadows under the Trees by spreading bed sheets.We had a baby with us who rested in her stroller itself.Had a nice lunch which we had carried with us.Thereafter left the place back to San Diego. Incidentally, this was the happiest day in my life as one of my childhood dream was fulfilled today.When I was around 8 years old I used to look at the sky and think why pictures of animals ,birds,flowers etc could not be displayed on the sky like the white clouds which sometimes formed the shapes of Elephants,horses,birds and flowers. Such images were visible just for seconds which used to get changed rapidly. Today in the sky I saw a publicity display just like cloud which belonged to the company known as Geico who are specialists inbthis field. Sky writing is a normal feature but I had not seen earlier.Also skywriting is not very popular This occasion was most unexpected and had made my childhood imagination a reality. SreedharanMundanat 6th September 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

Whole grain Pasta

Whole grains or food made from them contain the entire grain seed which means that they contain all parts of their original proportions including the naturally occurring Nutrients.If the grain has been cracked,crushed or flakes,a food must retain the same relative proportions as they exist in the intact grain to be called a whole Grain. This would imply that 100% of the original Grain viz the Bran,Germ and the Endosperm must be present to qualify as a Whole Grain.The refined Grains ,however,contain just endosperm thereby missing the Bran and Germ of the original seed.When consumed in the combined form of Barn,Germ,and Endosperm these are examples of widely accepted forms of Whole- Grains Foods and Flours. Tufts University in Boston had found in a study of 2004 that people who eat 3 or 4 servings of Whole- Grains a day had approximately 30 percent lower risk of having metabolic Syndrome,a common condition that increases the risk of Diabetes and Heart diseases.According to studies carried out In the United States of America,Finland and Norway,people who eat large amounts of Whole Grains have significantly lower rates of Heart Diseases than those who do not follow this. In America the The United States Department of Agriculture(USDA)Urges citizens to eat at least 3 servings of Whole Grains which is equivalent to Half of the daily recommended intake of Grains.there exists options to take whole grain breads or cereals also.But it is generally considered now that Whole grain Pasta is the best option to meet the daily need ofWhole grains intake. Thus Whole grains Pasta assumes more significance nowadays.This is also the new tasty way also to meet the requirements. According to Nicola M.Mckeoen,PhD the lead author of Tufts Study,unlike traditional Pastas made of Refined durum Wheat or Semolina,Whole grains noodles do not lose their Bran and Germ during Processing.Bran ,the outer skin of the Whole Grain,the Germ ,the embriyo of the grain carry considerable health fats,Protiens ,Antioxidants,B vitamins Minerals and Fiber.One of these Minerals magnesium,increases the body's Sensitivity to insulin which may help to lower the risk of Diabetes.Similarly,the dietary Vitamin E,folate and Fiber may reducethe risk of Heart Disease. Another thing,High Fiber Diets might do is drive down harmful Glucose,Insulin and fat in the Blood. Fiber is a great boon for women.A study in 2005 revealed that the women who take more vegetables ,fruits and whole grains weighed less and had less body fats than those ate less fiber and more meat The fiber has more benefits to offer us.According to Dee Sanquist MS.RD of American Dietetic Association,Weight Management Center ,Washington the Fiber fills up us as much as necessary so that we don't have to eat much.Similarly,We could feel full Much more quickly than Than when we eat Refined foods. From what have been brought out above ,it can be seen that the Pasta of Whole grain helps us many fold as in the case with Oats. So it is very much beneficial for all vegetarian or Nonvegetarian to make Whole grain Pasta a regular item of our menu in kitchen so that we could have the satisfaction of having adopted a meaningful food in our routine . SreedharanMundanat 4th of September,2015