Warrier's COLLAGE June 30, 2021

Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE ON Wednesday June 30, 2021 Satsangam : A talk on Bhagavad-Gita Ch 2* in Malayalam https://youtu.be/57oeXQBDmmY (By P V Viswanathan Nambuthiri) https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/bhagavad-gita-chapter-ii-619945 (*Brief narration in English) Good Morning Collage in Classroom July 1, 2021 : English Language Nice Day M G Warrier A The Other Side of Life* : Anie Siva Kerala Cop's Inspiring Journey From Lemonade Cart to SI of Varkala http://dhunt.in/i3fUP?s=a&uu=0xa116d6f9c407adef&ss=pd (*Forward received from P R R Nayar Thiruvanantapuram) "I had zero knowledge on most of the jobs I had taken up in my life. I was clueless of drinking a lemonade, let alone preparing one on my own. My lack of expertise earned me the wrath of a customer. So I made it a point to tell all my struggles to this society. Never expecting that to get projected in this proportion," Anie says. Quoting her broken marriage at 18 years of age, Anie would rubbish measuring one's knowledge with their education. 'Education is not the yardstick for knowledge. On these days, I wonder at the thoughtless act of entering into wedlock. It has helped me understand adolescent girls better." 'I believe, it is God's command for me to be in this service and live to support many others. If there is no one to support and no one to expect at home, it makes people think. I have a son. But no matter what I did, I could not afford to buy him a meal. During my days as an insurance agent, a man agreed for a policy of Rs 50,000 in exchange for a striptease! This viewpoint of society has not changed significantly to this day. Those who 'like' and 'share' posts on social media do exactly the same against the fall of night. Just as the character played by Thilakan in the movie 'Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal' told his son, my dad wanted me to 'show how I live'. I found myself obliged to do it, for my father to hold his head high. He has not started talking to me," B Collage in Classroom a) Understanding Heart https://www.britannica.com/science/heart Heart Organ that serves as a pump to circulate the blood. It may be a straight tube, as in spiders and annelid worms, or a somewhat more elaborate structure with one or more receiving chambers (atria) and a main pumping chamber (ventricle), as in mollusks. In fishes the heart is a folded tube, with three or four enlarged areas that correspond to the chambers in the mammalian heart. In animals with lungs—amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals—the heart shows various stages of evolution from a single to a double pump that circulates blood (1) to the lungs and (2) to the body as a whole. b) Books 1) Health and Heart https://www.financialexpress.com/lifestyle/world-heart-day-read-dil-se-pick-these-books-for-a-heart-healthy-life/2094009/ How your heart functions every day To understand how your heart functions is essential to take care of your heart health.Your emotions are closely linked to your heart health, as are your daily lifestyle choices. Undoubtedly, there is an urgent need for self-awareness about how the heart functions and why it is important to take care of it in every aspect of life – from the food you eat, the diets you opt for and the oil you choose when you cook your food to taking care of your mental health and physical health through exercise and yoga and meditation. Doctors worldwide recommend that consuming a balanced diet is essential to live a heart-healthy life. So, now we have put together this must-read list of heart-centric books that can take you closer to your heart than ever before and teach you how to respect your body’s smooth functioning. 2) Happy At Heart : Dr Tiny Nair https://www.ideakart.com/book/happy-at-heart-wind-isbn10-8126539445-isbn13-9788126539444 This book has been written by Tiny Nair, who has written books like The Magic of Indian Medicine, Happy at Heart (WIND). The books are written in Short Stories, Cardiology category. This book is read by people who are interested in reading books in category : Cardiology. So, if you want to explore books similar to This book, you must read and buy this book. C Readers' Contribution Drinking & Blood Pressure* When blood pressure goes unchecked, it can lead to complications such as heart disease and stroke. One of your first lines of defense against high blood pressure (hypertension) is your diet. Adopting a blood pressure-friendly diet may help keep your blood pressure within a healthy range without the side effects caused by medications. In addition to certain foods that may help lower your blood pressure, some types of drinks may also be helpful. In this article, we'll take a deeper dive into 7 different types of drinks that may help lower your blood pressure. 1. Tomato juice Growing evidence suggests that drinking one glass of tomato juice per day may promote heart health. In a 2019 study, Japanese researchers evaluated the effects of drinking an average of one cup of tomato juice per day among participants with risk factors for heart disease. They concluded that tomato juice improved both systolic and diastolic blood pressure, as well as LDL cholesterol. Other recent studies have reported similar results among people with stage 1 hypertension and pregnant women. To avoid unnecessary sodium, which can have the opposite effect on blood pressure, make sure to buy unsalted tomato juice. 2. Beet juice Not only do these colorful, low-calorie vegetables contain a host of health-promoting vitamins, minerals, a nd plant compounds, but they may also help lower blood pressure. A randomized pilot study from 2016 found that the juice of both raw and cooked beets improved blood pressure. However, raw beet juice had a greater impact on blood pressure. Beets are rich in dietary nitrates, a compound known to have blood pressure-lowering effects. In a 2017 review, researchers found that these benefits were greater than the effects of nitrates alone. In other words, other heart-friendly compounds are likely at play as well. Try this simple beetroot juice recipe to lower blood pressure. 3. Prune juice Prune juice has long been known to help alleviate constipation. But one of prune juice’s lesser-known health benefits is that it also lowers blood pressure. This effect was reported in a 2010 study. Researchers compared three groups: one group ate three prunes per day, a second group ate six prunes per day, and a third group didn't eat any prunes. The researchers reported a significant reduction in blood pressure among people who ate a single dose of three prunes per day. People who ate six prunes per day experienced an additional reduction in systolic blood pressure. Moreover, both three- and six-prune doses were found to also lower LDL cholesterol. To take advantage of these effects, drink a glass of 100-percent prune juice or make your own by blending soaked prunes. 4. Pomegranate juice Not only are pomegranates rich in nutrients such as folate and vitamin C, they also boast potent anti-inflammatory effects. It may come as no surprise, then, that pomegranate juice can contribute to a heart-healthy diet. A 2016 literature review of eight randomized, controlled trials found that consuming pomegranate juice may help lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The effects on systolic blood pressure were independent of how long participants consumed pomegranate juice for and how much. The researchers recommend a dose of at least 240 milliliters to reduce diastolic blood pressure. If you decide to add pomegranate juice to your diet, make sure it's 100-percent juice with no added sugar. 5. Berry juice Like pomegranates, berries — especially blueberries — are known for their antioxidant properties. However, l ess is known about their heart benefits. A 2020 review reported that drinking cranberry or cherry juice may improve blood pressure. Another review published in Nature in 2016 found that consuming berries lowered both systolic blood pressure and LDL cholesterol. In both cases, the researchers concluded that berries likely have cardiovascular benefits, but more research needs to be done to clarify their role in preventing and controlling heart disease. If you opt for store-bought berry juice, make sure it doesn't contain any added sugar. 6. Skim milk Low-fat dairy products such as skim milk and yogurt are a key component of Dietary Strategies to Stop Hypertension, a science-based set of recommendations for preventing and treating high blood pressure. In a 2011 literature review involving 45,000 adults, researchers examined the intake of low- and high-fat dairy products and how each affected blood pressure. They concluded that the consumption of low-fat milk was associated with a lower risk of high blood pressure. Try to get two to three servings of low-fat milk products per day. You can drink a glass with your meals, or add it to cereal or a smoothie. Steamed skim milk also makes a great addition to coffee. 7. Tea & Coffee Tea When it comes to blood pressure, not all teas are created equal. A 2014 literature review of randomized controlled trials compared the effects of black and green tea consumption on blood pressure. The researchers reported that long-term intake of both types of tea lowered both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. However, the reduction in blood pressure was more significant for green tea. Coffee The effect of coffee on blood pressure has been a longstanding source of controversy in the scientific community. Caffeine appears to create a temporary spike in blood pressure. But this effect may be less pronounced among regular coffee drinkers. Some past research has suggested that long-term coffee consumption is associated with an increased risk of hypertension. But according to a 2017 literature review of 34 studies, moderate coffee consumption is safe, and perhaps even beneficial for both healthy people and those with high blood pressure. If you've been diagnosed with hypertension, you probably don't need to cut out coffee. With that said, it might not be the best time to start drinking coffee if you don't already. *Based on a forward received from Haresh Tarachandani via Group mail D Define Happiness : Aristotle https://www.readersdigest.in/cover-story/story-making-aristotle-your-life-coach-127228 Before motivational speakers and self-help gurus, these lines of enquiry were once the mainstay of the world’s philosophers. Someone like Aristotle, for instance, believed it was your “responsibility” to flourish, to be “happy”. Sadly, however, today we mostly remember only biographical detail about the Greek thinker—he was teacher to Alexander the Great—not so much his interrogation of the good life. For the most part, Aristotle and other Western philosophers such as Marcus Aurelius, Michel De Montaigne, Friedrich Nietzsche and Simone de Beauvoir are dismissed as being highbrow or complex. E Leisure 1) Buy One Get One Free* "Buy one - get one free" may be a marketing gimmick. But it is true in real life in many sense. We buy (i.e. harbouring this emotion) anger and get acidity free. We buy jealousy and get headache free. We buy hatred and get ulcer free. We buy stress and get blood pressure free and so on. Conversely, if we buy trust, we get friendship free. If we buy exercise,we get health free. If we buy peace, we get prosperity free. If we buy honesty, we get sleep free. If we buy LOVE, we get all good virtues free. May God bless us with the wisdom to buy right things for a healthy and purposeful life! *Received from Shivaram Shetty Ex-RBI Mumbai 2) BANGALORE JOKES* If you throw a stone randomly in Bangalore, chances are, it will hit a dog or a software engineer. While the dog may or may not have a strap around his neck, the software engineer will definitely have one ! In India we drive on the left of the road. In Bangalore, you drive on what is left of the road ! Q: What is the easiest way of causing traffic accidents in Bengaluru? A: Follow the traffic rules ! A guy is hunting for a house in Bengaluru. Meets an old lady who is a potential landlord. Conversation goes thus : Old lady : "Where do you work, son?" Guy : "I work in Infosys." Old lady : "Oh, that bus company ! Sorry, we rent only to good IT people !" In case you don't know - Infosys operates more buses than BMTC in Bangaluru ! Bengaluru, where PG (Paying Guest) is the first business and IT, the second. When someone says it's raining in Bengaluru, be sure to ask them which area, which lane and which road! If a Bengalurean stops at a traffic light, others behind him stop too because : The others conclude that he has spotted a policeman that they themselves have not! Bengaluru is the only city where distance is measured in units of time. Rickshaw driver, grocery seller, common shop keeper, etc everyone other than an IT Person, think that you earn atleast 1 lakh per month if you are in IT sector. Out of every 100 software engineers in Bengaluru, 90 are utterly frustrated and the rest have a gf/bf ! Bus drivers use horns instead of brakes ! I quote : Bengaluru: The City where more people know Java than Kannada ! Universal answer in Bengaluru is "Adjust maadi!" And this one is fantabulous..... Power cuts are the only time the whole family assembles together and members speak to each other. Seeing this, BESCOM has decided to have a tagline called "Connecting people by disconnecting power"! *Received from A P Ramadurai F Quotes about Heart https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/heart-quotes "Love myself I do. Not everything, but I love the good as well as the bad. I love my crazy lifestyle, and I love my hard discipline. I love my freedom of speech and the way my eyes get dark when I'm tired. I love that I have learned to trust people with my heart, even if it will get broken. I am proud of everything that I am and will become." Johnny Weir (Johnny Weir is an American figure skater and television commentator. He is a two-time Olympian, the 2008 World bronze medalist, a two-time Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, the 2001 World Junior Champion, and a three-time U.S. National champion) H Tribute to Sudhir Kumar Jha : Without Reserve Editorial Team* Remembering Jha sir Shri Sudhir Kumar Jha interacted frequently with us in his ‘Without Reserve’ editorial team. A recent, poignant memory we cherish is of him congratulating us warmly on the magazine being nominated by ABCI for a podium finish in several categories. Sir was extremely happy and eager to motivate us by attending the Awards ceremony. His enthusiasm thrilled us. However, with the pandemic around, we were unsure of the ability of the organisers to secure a safe environment and, hence, reluctant to expose our ‘boss’ to the danger. Appreciating our dilemma, he agreed to give the show a miss provided we promised that we’d try our best to continue winning accolades and thereby securing an invite to the Awards function next year, by which time the pandemic would be over (or so we hoped!). We nodded our heads confidently, brought back the trophies and he posed with us in his office...all of us smiling and looking forward already to the next Awards function which we would attend under his leadership. Alas, that was not to be. Another memory. A mail which Sir wrote to us enclosing the draft of his Editorial to the Jan-March 2021 issue of WR...the last that he was to helm. In characteristic style, he stated..."I have tried doing the editorial. Please see if you need to embellish it further or something needs to be added. You have full liberty”. He gave the task his undivided attention and then trusted his team with it. Like all of you, dear readers, we are overwhelmed by grief. Like all of you, we have missed Jha sir ceaselessly since that day last month when fate intervened cruelly, taking away from us a dedicated officer and a warm human being. It is difficult. Sir, you live in our collective memory of the past and in our shared resolutions for the future. Therefore, at this juncture, permit us to bid you ‘Au revoir’ instead of ‘Adieu’! -WR Editorial Team *Excerpts from soft copy of Without Reserve received from J Santhanakrishnan

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