Friday, 29 July 2016

Footsteps in the Sands of time.

India  seems to be one of the most advanced nations in Asia. globilasation and education has left its mark. The governments efforts are really tremendous in achieving as much progress as possible. I love living at Chennai which has seen much progress and developed from the ramparts of fort St. George. Chennai has always been a seat of culture and known for its sabhas. The last few years the city has developed even more and there is a fusion of cultures. Garbage segregration, and planting of trees has made the city a cleaner and greener place to live in. The city is being connected with a good network of metro rails which are going to be the pride of Chennai. The malls spread across the city are place of leisure for the young and old. The infra structure of the city seems excellent. Connected with the best hospitals we seem to be the hub of medical tourism. The beaches , the peanut seller are paving way to something new.  Chennaites seem very fresh faced and wanting more adventures than their  morning filter coffee. Tradition is being broken.  The city dwellers seem digitally savy. Women seem to be raising voices and  assuming strong leadership roles. A far echoe from the city of the past. 

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Flying High.

Since the Wright  brothers took off on their maiden voyage air travel has seen much progress. Twenty years back most of us travelled by train as air travel was expensive . The last few years we has seen a lot of progress in the field of air travel. Air travel has always come with a hint of glitz and glamour. It has always held the tag of  sophistication. The beautiful air hostesses and the other well turned aircrew always held our attention with their charm. The demeanor of the crew is to be appreciated right from their immaculate manners to the wonderful meals on wheels that are served.  I was always loved travelling by air whether it was in the United States or India. I loved watching the  instructions given by the aircrew. I loved hearing the seat belts click and looked at the emergency exit with interest. The copilots address is always an eye opener. Our gaurdians of the sky are really wonderful and have to be appreciated for carrying us safely between the clouds and across the countries. The airports runways are also places of interest as the plane gains momentum before it flies into the skies. Air travel has been the norm of the day for the past twenty years despite mishaps like the Concorde and kanishka  tragedies. Trouble in the air is always detected through the black boxes. In the recent years air travel has become a lot cheaper and we get  excellent packages. Cox and kings provides us excellent packages to the United States and Europe. With women empowerment all women crew aircrafts are becoming common. Looks like a lot of progress has been made since the wright brothers made their maiden flight at kitty Hawk North Carolina. 


Best Healthcare at your doorsteps - Mediguardians

India is a poor country and  a large population still lives below the poverty line. The health care sector has experienced a phenomenal growth of twelve percent per year in the last four years. Rising income level and growing elderly population is  driving this growth. In addition disease profiles, and a shift from chronic to lifestyle diseases has lead to increased spending in the healthcare delivery. In the health care industry in order to reach world standards India would require investments of up to $20 billion over the next few years. There is a strong demand for tertiary care hospitals which emphasize on the treatment of lifestyle diseases focusing on specialties such as neurology, cardiology, oncology, and orthopedics. India also faces a shortage of doctors, nurses and paramedics. India produces around 250000 doctors annually though  becoming a professional is hard and expensive. Health care is becoming very expensive and so India is becoming a hot spot of medical tourism because of cutting edge  technology, excellent doctors and cost effectiveness is 60 to 80 percent economical compared to western countries. Mediguardians is an online initiative which connects patients globally with world class health facilities (hospitals) providing cost effective health care services. It is an integrative portal with easy to connect options and appeals to an international audience from MENA,  ISC and CIS. Through Mediguardians one can get in touch with best medical treatments in the country through best doctors who provide low cost treatment. It is associated with world famous hospitals that are recognized by the joint commission international of USA. Mediguardians is a well trusted name in the health care industry like Apollo group of hospitals, Max hospitals, Fortis group of hospitals, Institute of brain and spine and Medanta hospital in Delhi. 

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Ethnico - App Review

Technology seems to the answer to everything. Our smart phones seem to be at our beck and call and we seem to be in the era of apps. Digitization has left us with the smartphones in our palm and the apps as our heart beats. Word of mouth is becoming a echo even in the rural areas. India  being a cultural country, the festive spirit is all around the year. The ethnic spirit keeps our heritage alive and the ethnico app does just that. Ethnico  app is an android app which opens the door to many ethnic designs including mehendi, Rangoli and designer saris. We can discover the world of fashion with this cool android app. This app will be a useful download for the young who love experimenting with the nouveau. This app leaves us breathless with the wide array of designs and patterns it offers. The app helps us to discover the rich cultural heritage and makes us fall back on tradition which is beautiful and enriches the soul. The app is available in the google play store. For people leading busy lives the app is very useful specially the genx who will discover a world of color by using the app. I really developed a lot of inspiration from using this app which had a smogasboard of wonderful ethnic options right from Arabic mehendi designs, to sabyasachi saris. The app seemed to be the answer to my wedding woes. The app gave me a hint of nostalgia as it took me to tradition again which we all seem to have forgotten in these busy busy times. Using the app I went for a heritage walk that was food for my soul.  My niece had a much talked about theme wedding and she found the app very useful for all her bridal needs. All needs met at the touch of a button. Certainly technology has grown wings! The app is user friendly and a lovely bright orange in color which users will love. The areas that one can browse are mehendi, beauty and grooming, and wedding photography.  It is a free lifestyle app. It is available in the google play store. The publish date of the app is 15th July, 2016. The latest version is 3.991. The requirements are android 4.0. 3 plus.

Monday, 18 July 2016

J t'me La Puducherry

Holidays are great times to beat the blues. For most of us from Chennai one of the nearest holiday destinations to go by road is Puducherry. I really love this famous quaint town with its charming French heritage. The architecture seems so French. I loved the place for its bistros and Pattiseries.. We found the eye camp so useful and imagined life without our glasses. The eye camp attracts tourists far and wide and certainly seems productive. " Better eyesight without glasses" C'est parfait!  Though  the place was charming I was stuck by the open drains. Kiran Bedi as the new Lt Governor seems to have added a magic touch to the union territory. She like our prime minister has set her target on putting an end to open defeacating and looks like we are going get a pleasant surprise on our next trip there. Certainly a place for the lovers of art and music and we would love it more  if it was cleaner and greener. Accolades to the governor ! 


Friday, 15 July 2016

knowledge is Power.

Education has really opened our eyes to the world. We are a more healthier generation than our forefathers. With  Globilisation we take  in a lot from different cultures as most of  the younger generation lives abroad. So we truly are in a smorgasboard of cultures to live in harmony. We are all connoisseurs of a variety of cuisine and have adapted to haute couture like never before. Looks like all of us are going to live beyond the eighties. Health care seems to quite expensive for all of us and so we should be conscious of health issues and keep ourselves updated. In the United  States health insurance follows its own norms and we cannot choose the practioner. We have to go through the doctor allocated in the panel. So we cannot go doctor hopping like India. Since we  are all going to be avid globetrotters it is important to be more conscious so that we know the right procedures are being followed. Whether it is  home or hearth it is important to question the doctor. So even if there is less interest in Science  it is important for us to read more and keep ourselves medically updated. More so as we have specialists in every field and we do not go to one family practioner. After all " Health is Wealth". 

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

It's time to say " Amen".

 We have always had a close connection with the British. The British rule had its impact in India. Our education system is based on the English language. Our leaders pursued their higher studies in Cambridge and Oxford. A very beautifully country with the strains of the bagpipe still humming. The big Ben still rings a bell. A country that has risen from squalour  to great heights over the last few years. The Brexit or the exit of Britain from the European Union is certainly rocking the world. The pound has depriciated badly. It may be a good time for travelling and seeing the English countryside. But academia is on the decline as most of the major Universities like Oxford  Cambrige will be affected because of  financial liability. Collaborations with the EU will be affected. Industries and Institutions with EU funding will be affected. Immigrants will have to move to greener pastures like America. The  next few months is  going to interesting as Theresa May takes office today to clear the ivy and soothe the turbulance. She is going to have a challenging task as she has make negotiations outside the EU.



Wednesday, 6 July 2016

The Gender reversal.

The twenty first century more women are being seen and heard. Hillary Clinton  is one very capable women competing equally with Trump. So much so in the world political arena. Much excitement was created with the sanctioning of three female pilots at the IAF. At home and at our very hearth women are emerging stronger and we see a lot of super women in board rooms taking the organizations well above the mark. All over their is a healthy tussle over the sexes over who is going to emerge stronger. Also homosexuality is taking over and almost becoming legal in certain parts of the world. Male or female or the same gender, the never ending tug of war. Canada seems to have taken the gender issue very well. Canada has always been a level headed and immigrant friendly nation. More so it is now under the very able leadership of  Justin Trudeau who  is considering introducing gender neutral identification cards. Women power is seen everywhere right from all women aircrafts.  The gender divide is growing wider and looks like women are soon going to be wearing the tuxedos. 

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

A penny for your smiles.

The first milestones in a child's life is very exciting. The first year right from crawling to the first tooth appearing is very exciting. Teeth are very important. We are very charmed by the smile of the person and if their teeth are perfect it is even more winsome. The last decade the Synara smile is becoming very important and everyone is  giving important to their smiles.  The bugs bunny rabbit look is being set right and parents spent a fortune to get that charming smile. The dentist office is  very savy and the perfect smile is captured under a lot of technology and glamour  looking at the computer screen. My daughter got her million dollar smile once her braces were removed after almost three long years. Other specialists at the dental office are the orthodontist and periondotists. They keep the gums clean.  Like the olden years people are not waiting for their teeth to fall and natural aging to take its own course. The educated lot are getting their teeth cleaned regularly as it is important to have healthy teeth and gums. Gum problems can lead to a host of problems right from blood pressure, heart disease to diabetes. Tooth implants are also gaining popularity as only if all your teeth are in place the face contour is perfect. So tooth cosmetictry is taking off in a big way and that Synara smile is worth a billion thoughts. 




A penny for your smiles.

The first milestones in a child's life is very exciting. The first year right from crawling to the first tooth appearing is very exciting. Teeth are very important. We are very charmed by the smile of the person and if their teeth are perfect it is even more winsome. The last decade the Synara smile is becoming very important and everyone is  giving important to their smiles.  The bugs bunny rabbit look is being set right and parents spent a fortune to get that charming smile. The dentist office is  very savy and the perfect smile is captured under a lot of technology and glamour  looking at the computer screen. My daughter got her million dollar smile once her braces were removed after almost three long years. Other specialists at the dental office are the orthodontist and periondotists. They keep the gums clean.  Like the olden years people are not waiting for their teeth to fall and natural aging to take its own course. The educated lot are getting their teeth cleaned regularly as it is important to have healthy teeth and gums. Gum problems can lead to a host of problems right from blood pressure, heart disease to diabetes. Tooth implants are also gaining popularity as only if all your teeth are in place the face contour is perfect. So tooth cosmetictry is taking off in a big way and that Synara smile is worth a billion thoughts. 




A penny for your smiles.

The first milestones in a child's life is very exciting. The first year right from crawling to the first tooth appearing is very exciting. Teeth are very important. We are very charmed by the smile of the person and if their teeth are perfect it is even more winsome. The last decade the Synara smile is becoming very important and everyone is  giving important to their smiles.  The bugs bunny rabbit look is being set right and parents spent a fortune to get that charming smile. The dentist office is  very savy and the perfect smile is captured under a lot of technology and glamour  looking at the computer screen. My daughter got her million dollar smile once her braces were removed after almost three long years. Other specialists at the dental office are the orthodontist and periondotists. They keep the gums clean.  Like the olden years people are not waiting for their teeth to fall and natural aging to take its own course. The educated lot are getting their teeth cleaned regularly as it is important to have healthy teeth and gums. Gum problems can lead to a host of problems right from blood pressure, heart disease to diabetes. Tooth implants are also gaining popularity as only if all your teeth are in place the face contour is perfect. So tooth cosmetictry is taking off in a big way and that Synara smile is worth a billion thoughts. 




Sunday, 3 July 2016

The Ball is in our Court.

A cupboard full of brass trophies are a family heirloom. Sports have always interested us Indians. We are avid cricket fans. Basket ball and football are played with much more fervor and are more exciting to watch. I particularly liked the way football is played  with fervor in Bengal in the marsh. The Mogan bagans have always been a spirited team. Lionel Messi has also been in the news recently as he wants to retire early from football much to the dismay of his fans. Pele has always been a football legend and has risen fron the slums of Sao Paulo and played a great game of ball. We are soon going to enjoy the film of legendary footballer and the music of his film is going to be composed by Ar Rahman, Enjoy some action as the ball swirls in the mud increasing our pulse and heartbeat. 


Is Religion losing ground?

I remember a couple of years back the much talked about affair was Lord Ganesha drinking  milk and  people all over Chennai were astounded at this marvellous feat. Our country has a culture that dates back over five  thousand years and religion has also held strong in the minds of the people. The temple culture still is seen with the scent of jasmines and slokas. But on second thoughts do I see religion and spirituality dimming a little. Traditions and religious practices at weddings are fading.  People want to lead comfortable lives and do not want to spend too much on religion. Weddings are simpler, more fun affairs with a theme and even one priest to sanctify it.  Certainly a sign of progress  and soon we may all be unified and religion may totally disappear in twenty years. Sprituality replaced by positivity may take over as people get more and more educated and Science and math take firm strides. Positivity with mind and body wellness is going to the spirit of tomorrow.