Holocaust Denial?

Somehow I feel that this whole Holocaust denial thing is a revenge for the cartoon propoganda that took place earlier this year. If it is, its a intelligent yet stubborn move.

December 13, 2006 at 7:01 pm 2 comments

Rules of Eating

Something that I should’ve followed many many years ago.

Dr. Vijay Sharma, PhD writes and I quote:

” For long-term overall health and weight control, the course book of “Living 201” says, “follow the rules of eating.  Don’t bother to diet.”   Actually, if you follow these rules, you won’t need to diet at all.        
 Over the years, we develop wrong eating habits such as, doing several things together when we eat.  For example, at meal times, we scan a newspaper, listen to the radio, watch TV, and have our mind on ten other things.  A lot of times, as we snack, we move through the house, ironing clothes, cooking for the fame, and talking on the phone.  These movements and activities engage our mind and prevent us from getting the cues and signals from our stomach of “fullness.”  As a result, we don’t stop eating when we should.
 Beside the sensation of fullness from the stomach, satiation of hunger comes from “food cues” such as aroma, shape, and texture of food.  Food cues satisfy other senses along with the sense of taste.  When these messages from various senses, combined with the feeling of fullness of stomach, reach our brain, appetite is suppressed and we get emotional satisfaction from eating.
 When mind is occupied with activities that are unrelated to eating, satiation of appetite and fulfillment of psychological hunger is seriously compromised.  When you follow the “eating rules,” food-related sensations and cues can be properly transmitted and received by your brain for appetite suppression and psychological satisfaction.  
 There are five eating rules:
“Rule of sitting.”  Always sit down when you eat (no standing, lying down, or moving around)
“Rule of one activity at a time.”  When you eat, only eat.  Do not engage in a second activity, no matter how simple or mechanical it may be.
“Rule of mindfulness.”  Mind your eating, that is, when you eat, “put your mind where your mouth is.”  Concentrate on the process of eating itself.  Eat with full awareness by bringing your undivided attention to the process of eating.  Follow the entire sequence of tasting, chewing, swallowing, and mentally follow it all the way as food descends into the stomach.
“Rule of one morsel.”  Do not take another morsel or piece of food in your mouth unless you have swallowed the one you are already chewing.  Keep that spoon, fork, or straw down at the table until you have actually swallowed the morsel in your mouth.
“Rule of relaxation.”  Be relaxed while you eat, even joyful, if possible.  If you detect tension in any part of the body including the inside of the abdomen, relax them.

November 23, 2006 at 6:27 pm 1 comment

niind

niind

raat Khuubsurat hai niind kyuN nahiiN aatii

din kii Khashmagi nazrein kho gayii siyaahii meN
aahnii kaRoN kaa shor, beRioN kii jhankaareN
qaidioN kii saaNsoN kii tund-tez aavaazeN
jailaroN kii badkaari, gaalioN ki bauchhaareN
bebasii kii Khaamoshii, Khaamoshi kii faryaadeN, tahnashiin andhere meN

shab ki shoKh doshiizaa Khaardaar taaron ko
aahniiN hisaaroN ko paar kar ke aayii hai
bhar ke apne daaman meN jangaloN kii Khush-buueN
ThandakeN pahaaRoN kii mere paas laayii hai

raat Khuubsurat hai niind kyuN nahiiN aatii

neelguuN jawaaN seena, neelguuN jawaaN baaheN
kahkashaaN kii peshaanii, neem chaaNd ka juuRaa
maKhmalii andhere kaa, pairahan laraztaa hai
waqt ki siyaah zulfeN Khaamoshi ke shaanoN per
Kham-ba-Kham mahaktii haiN aur zamiiN ke hontoN per
narm shabnamii bosay, motioN ke daantoN se KhilKhilaa ke haNste haiN

raat Khuubsurat hai niind kyuN nahiiN aatii

raat peing letii hai, chaaNdnii ke jhuule meN
aasmaan par taare nanhe-nanhe haathoN se
bun rahe hain jaaduu saa
jhingaron ki aavaazeN, kah rahi hain afsaana
duur jail ke baahar baj rahii hai shehnaaii
rail apne pahioN se loriaaN sunaatii hai

raat Khuubsurat hai niind kyuN nahiiN aatii

roz raat ko yuNhii niind meri aankhon se
bewafaaii kartii hai
mujhko chhoR kar tanhaa jail se nikaltii hai
Bambayii kii bastii meN mere ghar ka darvaaza jaa kar KhatKhataati hai
ek nanhe bacche kii ankhRioN ke bachpan meN
miithe miithe KhwaboN ka shahed Ghol detii hai
ik hansiiN parii ban kar paalnaa hilaati hai loriaaN sunaatii hai

Ali Sardar Jafri

Listen to this in poet’s own voice  here

November 18, 2006 at 6:09 am 1 comment

open attack

Why have we made so many harmless things ‘taboo’ in our society. I agree that their excessive use/abuse would make people suffer but that does not mean that we should not even come in contact with them. Take charas for instance. We’ve portrayed some harmless pleasure-providing herbs as such a huge evil that parents faint when they hear that their kids have been doing it.  I mean come on people, Question it! Investigate it! try it first and then ban it!

November 4, 2006 at 3:35 am 2 comments

tham gaya hey pal shayad!

One of those few days when time seems like a commodity. Days and nights are passing slowly without a routine. Yesterday, for example, 12 hours were spend to watch the all the episodes of ROME (an HBO series) in a go.

I would, however, highly recommend watching Rome. Its a class

October 2, 2006 at 1:57 am Leave a comment

A Social History

A Social History

Human beings have not always been the way we see them today, in 2419. As funny as it may may sounds, they had no concept of individualism at all until the

twenty third century. Infact, just a few hundred years ago, the members of opposite sex used to commit to each other to spend their whole lives together. 

Besides that, they used to live in groups of millions and called themselves a ‘society’ based on elements like religion (a primitive way to get to God) , geaography

(an imaginery line dividing land) , color (i.e. the variations of brown) and some other elements that are non-existent in today’s world.
 These societies were social units that used to bond people together, however, they were pronounced illegal by the government of the world in 2276

A.D. It is hard to believe, but the recent research of the ’emotional age’ (1900 AD – 2250 AD) provides sufficient evidence of the fact that people in that age

actually used to believe in each other rather then adhere to the natural phenomenon of individualism. Recently discovered pieces of texts from that age mention

a strong emotion called ‘guilt’ that dominated the lives of the people. Literary researchers have reconstructed the definition of ‘Guilt’ as an emotion experienced

by somebody who gives an equal or greater importance to anybody other then himself, thus violating the basic human principle of individuality. Another very

amusing fact regarding the dominating emotions of that age is that anybody who worried more about himself then others, was criticised and admonished. In

today’s world, this kind of criticism would ofcourse be termed ‘irrational’. People of that age used terms like ‘selfish’ and ‘selfishness’ abundantly, which shows

their lack of understanding of the human behavior. Other such terms and emotions, that are completely obsolete now, include ‘responsibilty’ , ‘promise’ ,

‘devotion’ and many others.
 However, the most interesting phenomenon of the emotional age, recently discovered by the researchers is called ‘love’. Love, as interpreted by the

researchers, was feigning care for somebody else, in order to acquire the much desired personal satisfaction. A mother would care for her child in order to get

the satisfaction of mind and self-pride. People used to love each other in pairs as well as in groups. The pairs in love , would  comitt to each other to spend their

whole lives together, hence depriving each other of an emotional engagement with any other person . Oxymorons like ‘unconditional love’ were commonly used

by the people who clearly lacked an understanding of human psychology. A number of people also used this emotion to engage in fornication, which interestingly

enough, was purposely kept hidden from the younglings for unknown reasons. Given that it is a basic human need, hiding fornication from kids would be exactly

like hiding food, air or water from them.

I want to write more but ahh….my mind does not.

September 21, 2006 at 1:17 am 1 comment

now thats where i wanna go!

Therma Spa in Switzerland.

Relaxing?? You bet!!

September 9, 2006 at 3:31 am Leave a comment

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