Sunday, February 27, 2005

Collage using Picasa

Creating collage using Picasa is so simple - select photos and click Collage. These pictures were taken in Shimla in summer of 2003.
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Saturday, February 26, 2005

Healthy India 2005-Feb-26

Today, Healthy India continued its discussion on Asthma. The panel of doctors was same, as on the last program, but Dr. K.K. Agarwal too joined among the audience.

Once again, this was a very informative episode. Continuously, for an hour, they continued the discussion of Asthma, enlightened the viewers, and answered phone queries.

Following are some of the points that I can recollect (NOTE: Do not consider these as medical advice. Consider it only an excerpt of the program)
  1. Dr. K.K. Agarwal’s very brief advice for Asthmatics
    • Exercise (Walking is an excersice good for any kind of illness)
    • Avoid Asthma precipitating food
    • Inform your doctor(s) that you are asthmatic and that you are taking medication from any other doctor
    • Like bathing, give bath to your nose by 'Jal Neti' - it keeps nasal canal free from infection.
  2. Oral steroids should not be taken for more than 7 days
  3. Asthmatics can live absolutely normal life with proper medication and treatment
  4. Inhalers have minimal side effects as compared to oral medication
  5. One third of Australian Olympic team of a particular year (which I do not remember) was Asthmatic. Ian Bothom was asthmatic. Hence even those who excersice can be asthmatic, can live normal life, and keep up with their excersice – If they take proper treatment.
  6. Any intensive exercise after age of 40 should always be consulted from doctor.
  7. Asthma increasing exercise should not be done, better consult your doctor.
  8. Nasal infection may turn to rynitis. May later turn to sinusitis, which may lead to asthma - contact E.N.T. in early stages, and in complicated cases contact eminent pulmonarologist
Related Links:
  1. MedlinePlus: Asthma
  2. Asthma at
  3. Ayurveda For You - Asthma
  4. AllAyurveda - Bronchitis and Asthma
  5. Yoga therapy for Asthma

Friday, February 25, 2005

Monday, February 21, 2005

Healthy India

Doordarshan Bharti telecasts a programme 'Healthy India' every Saturday 11 am to 12 pm. It is one of the best health programmes I have come across.

The invited panel of doctors is always from the best hospital/institutions in India. In the panel, two doctors are mostly from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Apollo Hospital.

For one hour (some times two episodes) they discuss about a particular illness. During this time, they take calls from all over India and answer typical problems of common man. During this one-hour there is no commercial break.
Each episode is extremely informative and helpful. The discussion is literally enlightening. Common man is able to understand the problems in simple language. Language used is primarily Hindi, occasionally mixed with English.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

BLACK - the movie

Watched movie 'BLACK'. It was fabulous, and intense.

Before the start of movie I was thinking that should have watched 'ALEXANDER', but when I came out I was sure I did not miss watching the other movie.

Photography is wonderful, camera work is beautiful. Amitabh acts great, looks perfect for this role. Rani Mukherjee too is beautiful, and conveys the pain of the physically challenged. Not to forget, incredible performance by nine year old Ayesha Kapoor.

Check out one of Amitabh's interview here at Rediff.

Finally, a masterpiece by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

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