Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Are we losing the human touch?

The internet era took our lives twenty five years back. E mails took over the postman. Waats App ing has changed over our lives. Less conversations over the telephone. We have all become like zombies glued to our smartphones. Less warmth, less family interaction. The world is becoming an easier place to live with wifi connectivity everywhere. A flick of the button on the smartphone is the answer to most things. But is this making us lonely. The young do not also interact with the adults and leading private secret lives. All of us should be more level headed and not so enamoured with internet era. Technology taking over our lives is to make our lives simpler but let there be more human interaction. 

Monday, 19 December 2016

The New woman of Today.

In olden times women were always considered the weaker sex. Males dominated over the female sex because they were more powerful. In India and other Asian countries marriages of convenience were common where women were used as pawns. Despite bringing lot of dowry women were still harrassed. Marriage plots were also common. Education has resulted in the empowerment of women. With the twenty first century saw the rise of a lot of carrer women. Women who broke the age old stereo type. A new saga has emerged with women whose emotional health is much stronger. Who believe they can be independent without the shackles of marriage. With financial independence the women is emerging more independent than ever before. In countries like China more and more women are enjoying their independence and staying single. 

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Stop confusing the mind.

Going to the psychiatrist is a new tradition which is also picking up in India. How many people really understand what is counselling. It is a totally new concept. How many people really lay down the facts on the table. Indians are still very reserved and do not lay down the facts and are getting medicated for a lot of wrong issues. The concept is still very new. Unless necessary one should not go to the psychiatrist. Medicine still is very confusing and psychiatry more so. People who are generally confused should not be allowed to go to the psychiatrist as they will be confusing the psychiatrist and confusing themselves with wrong medications and putting the family and the children in trouble. Psychiatrists are supposed to deal with human emotions and wrong counselling can put every one in distress. The whole aspect of Psychiatry is lost. I think psychiatrists should not deal with confused individuals. Better to send confused individuals away.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

The December Fest.

I love the cold December air. Time for the music Kutcheri's. The music Kutcheri's bring out the dance and music talent of the season. Our culture is almost 5000 years and music and dance have always kept us enthralled. New talent is also brought out in the music season. The pancharatna Kirtanai's at the thyagaraja festival at tiruvarur is sang with much gusto. The strains of the " Jagadanandakararaka " are still heard. The priya sisters, Nithya shree Mahadevan are still holding us enthralled. Dancers like Vijanthimala Bali and Shobana are also still keeping us entranced. There is no age limit for the arts and it keeps us mentally young for ever. The ethnic splendour of the arts is still kept alive and all Asians are getting together and keeping our culture alive even in the west with the cultural fest like the ones in Cleveland.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Leading Fuller lives.

Globilisation is making us lead busy lives. We are under stress and people are falling prey to a lot of mental health issues. Life is becoming a lot more competitive. Mental issues like depression, Obessive compulsive disorder, Alzeimer's and  Dementia are becoming common. In the olden days these issues  bounced off pretty well as people acted as sole therapy. Food and comfort helped us to bounce back. All of us are leading lonelier lives since the concept of nuclear families came over. Most family problems are solved by the visit to the Psychiatrist. Other than counselling new ways of treating mental issues are becoming common. Virtual  reality is becoming common in treating Dementia and Alzeimer's patients. FMri is also used to measure brain activity and evaluate how our brain reacts to excercise, gaming and other activities like drug addiction. With these new techniques solving mental issues will be easier and people will lead fuller lives.

Are we becoming more mechanised?

We seem to be technologically very advanced. We seem to be having gadgets for all our daily uses. We are leading a life of comfort. Vaccuum cleaners have replaced the broom even in Asian countries. Smartphones have taken over our lives than ever before. The internet era is making us more technology savy. Robotics is also taking over. Soon we will be having robots taking over the household chores. Hospitals are also using robotics in a big way. In surgeries also robots are helping in a bigway. As life gets more and more complicated we are going to be helped more and more by these robots. Life is going to be more mechanised but that's the way it is going to be.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Reading as a hobby.

Books. They always make an impression. In the seventies it was the Enidblytons, Nancy Drew series and the secret sevens. We loved the midnight parties and detective stories. Archie and Jug head were American stories with the Hamburgers and Beach parties. Whether Archie was going to get Veronica or Betty seemed to our question. Titin and Obliex were the American slapstick again. Reading helps to destress and gives imagination to our lives.  A good hobby to cultivate. Some hobby so that we relax. Lately for the past few years it is the Harry Potter mania that is rocking the readers with its witch craft and wizardy. It's exciting that it has been decided to include it in the school curriculum. A lot of young readers are excited about this. This will certainly be a change from Shakespeare.