When was the last time you picked up the phone to chat with a friend – not because you had to break a lunch date or you needed a favour but – just like that? And when was the last time you strolled through a park without being stressed by yesterdays or worrying about tomorrows but living in the present – just for now? You are thinking hard, right? Well, that’s what adults do – we always have an agenda and we refuse to live in the moment. Everything has a serious purpose: we w
Have you ever found yourself answering multiple-choice questions, trying to figure out whether your marriage is a ‘happy’ one or if your tantrum throwing 2-year-old is a ‘problem’ child? At any rate, most of us do want to know if our weight is just right or whether we made the right investment at the last market crash. It is human to ask ourselves, “How are we doing?” Subjective though the answer may be, such a question is so much easier to answer when posed to an individual.
Health is wealth. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Prevention is better than cure and so on and so forth. Dig a little deeper and we realize that the roots of our health today – and perhaps destiny itself – are deeply embedded in our early years. Or even earlier. Remember Abhimanyu? In stories from the great epic, Mahabharata, as told to us by our Nanis and Dadis (grandmothers), Abhimanyu stands out as a favourite character for many: young, dashing and tragic. He was the
Have you tried living on $1.25 a day? Well, some students tried, in India and Guatemala, and failed. They had to beg and borrow to survive and they lost weight fast. India’s poor by this cut-off definition are at 300 Million. But wait, our GDP is growing at more than 7% and our ‘dollar billionaires’ are in double digits, just about, according to the Forbes List 2016. So we are okay, right? That’s a question we – as human beings, citizens, policy makers, businesses – ask ourse