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Udgam awards

Award by Udgam trust: I am humbled to get this award this women’s day from Udgam Foundation in Ahmadabad in Gujarat University. I had not heard of the trust earlier. So it was a pleasant surprise.

I got a chance to meet Mr. Peter, deputy high commissioner of UK to India. Presented my book The Veg Safari to him.

Also met so many beautiful women who have accomplished many things in life inspite of many challenges.

My trip to Gondal city of Gujarat

This is my first time to Gondal. It’s such a beautiful city. The market is buzzing. We stayed at Orchard Palace which is one of the royal palaces of Gujarat. I have decided to promote Saurashtra, the place we originally belong to.

The palace has an amazing collection of vintage cars. The king of the palace has a very good taste of cars which is visible all across the palace. cars.

I am happy to have come here as it’s time to promote our own land.

Opinion on CAB Protest

#CAB protest: unfortunately #youth of the country is so excited to protest this bill as if they are fighting for freedom from #British. It looks so funny that most of them don’t even know what is this protest about. Many just appear because they have never seen any such protests in their lives. Some attend because they are curious about what is new happening in the country. Some come just to take a stroll in public parks for time pass. Many rebellion kinds of people come because they just want to fight anything and everything. Whether it matters to them or not. I even saw a Parsi actor, who himself is a refugee in this country is asking not to give shelter to hindus.

And last but not least many #peacefuls appear because rioting is in their #blood and they don’t want to miss any opportunity to destroy public properties of the country which they are fighting to stay in.
It is the weirdest logic I have ever seen. If you love #India so much and fighting to live in the #country, why do you destroy country’s wealth. The fact is, they don’t love India, they love their #religion over everything else. So anything happening even closest to the name of their #religion, they start destroying things around them. And they expect us to be #liberal#secular and well mannered and we shouldn’t retaliate and stop them. It is ok if they behave like #junglees, why? Because they are peacefuls.

Why Make in India looks difficult to me?

Why make in #India looks difficult to me: it is very #disheartening to share that we have a long way to go before we become #manufacturing #hub of our own country forget being able to supply to other countries. We are not able to produce what we consume here. We might be self-sufficient in agricultural products but rest of many things we only import.

I am #refurbishing my #house in #Mumbai which I wanted to do for decades. Finally, this year gave me a chance to do it. While dealing with #interior designer I found that 99% of things used to design a house comes from different countries. In the case of furniture, it’s #Italy or China and few other countries. If we produce in #India it’s obviously more costly compare to #China but less compare to Italy.

Even if we make any furniture here, we import every piece of clothes. Even after that, the finishing of any furniture is not up to #international standard. I tried so hard to make maximum things in India but it was just impossible to get that quality which we are used to of.

The biggest problem is labour. Our people are just not interested in perfection. Every work would need at least 3-4 rounds of corrections. They don’t understand the international standard of quality in making any piece. Though we have created some marvellous monuments, temples, palaces and thousands of art pieces. So where is all that knowledge gone? Where is the problem?
Anyone to comment on it?

Hindi as national language

Hindi as a national language: it is a wonderful idea to give Hindi a better stature in our country. This is 4th most spoken language in the world after Chinese, Spanish and English. I remember presenting this thought of Hindikaran of all our media houses, public spaces, correspondence of the govt with people within the country quite some time back to some govt officials.

I am quite happy that my vision is taking some shape finally. Yes it’s time that we promote our own language as main language of correspondence within the country.

I am sure south will equally benefit for the same. Major opportunities within the countries for them, they will not need to go to Saudi to work, better knowledge exchange as south is full of scholars of all types.

But look at the Times of India who says Sanskrit as negligible without realising that all other languages above in the list originated from Sanskrit. Sometimes I wonder why this paper doesn’t like anything indian. All they do is promote Europe and its products.

#hindiasnationallanguage Narendra Modi #homeministerofindia #amitshah #hindilanguage

The irony of organic food:

Today I went to a shop for organic food which is considered to be meant for elite. The 200 gm grapes are worth $60. Which is surely unbelievable as the crops which we used to make organic in the past has become luxury today. The biggest joke of this food is they are packed in plastic bags, what a disaster!
We can sell anything on the name of organic and get away with any stupidity. I did ask the shop keepers that why food is packed in plastic wraps and boxes, he couldn’t reply.
Let’s growing demand for organic food. Ask #organic food without plastic wraps.
The irony and responsibility of the current political pressure for organic agriculture are that, according to research by Rabo India, nearly 65 percent of the country’s cropped section is irrigated and previously considerably “organic by neglect.” With this moderately discrediting term, they suggest that modest farmers, stationed often in the Eastern and North-Eastern areas of the country, ought no alternative besides to farm outdoors synthetic manure or pesticides. Though that is valid in several circumstances, it is likewise true that a notable quantity of them have decided to grow naturally, as their ancestors possess performed for thousands of years.
Numerous have witnessed for themselves the consequences of synthetic farming– soil depletion and deterioration of earth nutrients, lack of nourishment in food, and mortal conditions emanating from the chemicals that inescapably leak into the water board, everything the grounds for the primary requirement for organic foods and agriculture.

This demographic inconsistency shows that the vulnerable section in the organic/commercial series is certification. Following contemporary government policy, it catches four years to a field to be approved as organic. The price of making the statement is a collapsed fee of Rs. 5000, and the document itself take extra Rs. 5000. While certain charges are admissible for the modern industrial organic conservatories, they are equivalent to or larger than a complete year’s salary for the common modest farmer, if the expenses of journey and maneuvers are involved.
India need discover a system to fulfill the stringent worldwide organic measures uninjured if it needs to compete in the global market for organic foods but is there a method to do it outwardly transmitting modest farmers absent in the cold? One inexperienced explication is for the government so anxious to secure India organic to promote these certification expenses rather address it a viable choice for conventional farmers, not simply for neo-organic cooperative fields and conservatories. Banks likewise could implement a further level playing area for inadequate farmers– currently, nearly all bank investments are for pure crop farmers, that is, monoculturalism. While many of these big-business producers utilize dangerous substances and methods, small farmers treating their soil with recycled cellular exhaustion are normally unavailable for support, considerable fewer case rewards.
In the Hindu newspaper’s yearly environmental statement, P.V. Satheesh, Director of the Deccan Development Society, records, “It’s a sobering thought that the farmers producing the best and cleanest food must pay extra to certify, instead of inorganic foods being certified as potentially bad for our health.”

Why Meditation is necessary from the Medical Science’s point of view?

From the time of the birth till death the heart works continuously. Everyday the heart pumps 7000 litres of blood, of which 70% blood is pumped to the Brain and the remaining 30% to the rest of body.

How does the heart work so efficiently and effectively?

Heart works effectively because it follows a discipline. In normal conditions the heart takes 0.3 secs to contract {systole} and 0.5 secs to relax {diastole}.

So, 0.3 + 0.5 = 0.8 secs are required by the heart to complete one beat {1 cardiac cycle}.

That means in 1 min, the heart beats 72 times which is considered as normal heart beat.

During the relaxing phase of 0.5 secs the impure blood travels through the lungs and becomes 100% pure.

In some stressful conditions, the body demands more blood in less time and in this situation the heart reduces the relaxing period of 0.5 secs to 0.4 secs. Thus, in this case the heart beats 82 times in 1min and only 80% of blood gets purified.

On more and more demand the relaxing time is further reduced to 0.3 secs & then only 60% of blood is purified.

Imagine the consequences of the lesser Oxygenated blood circulating in our Arteries.

Deep Breathing is the key to ensure better Oxygenation of the blood.

Factors responsible for the activity of the brain :

1. 25% – 30% is due to the Diet we consume.

2. 70% – 75% is due to the emotions, attitude, memories and other processes of the brain.

Thus, to calm the brain and reduce the demand on the heart to pump more and more blood, brain needs to be given a rest.

Meditation is the most useful tool to calm an agitated mind.

When we sit with eyes closed and meditate, the brain gets calmer, heart gets rested, thus insulating us from the Diseases of Heart & Brain.


Hindu Scriptures Project

My project of Hindu Scriptures : someone recently asked me why and how I am managing this website and other projects to promote hindu culture among my peers, friends and family and others around me. Please note that it is has been a fully self-funded project, from the time of inception till now I have not accepted any donation from anyone. Yes it’s my family who has been supporting me as I personally don’t have any income but do investments in indian markets from the money given to me by my parents. So whatever savings I have, I ensured it goes into this project to sustain. The journey has been tough and challenging so far but still worth it as it has given immense satisfaction to me and I feel that knowledge is the best thing to share with people to pay back to society.
I hope you will continue supporting me and share our website with your friends.

Meeting the Prime Minister

MEETING THE PRIME MINISTER: Dear shri Narendra Modi please accept our wishes for winning this election, for breaking many records of past PMs, for reassuring our faith in democracy, for giving us hope and assurance that the country is in safe hands, for letting us sleep without any major terror attacks in last 5 yrs and for next 5 yrs, saving d democracy, for crushing the dynasty ruled congress party, for reestablishing dharma, for giving guidance to youngsters, for making NRIs proud of their motherland, for supporting Muslim women, helping women in their kitchen by cylinders, and hundreds of such projects which have directly touched the lives of millions across the country.
It was truly my pleasure meeting u when you were in Kenya and signed my books – hindu culture and lifestyle studies and The veg safari. your support to my project Hindu Scriptures has been extremely fruitful and I am truly thankful to you.

Women Empowerment in true sense:

We often see many women talk about various perks and facilities to be given to women in corporate sectors, government offices, and other private sectors. We have empowered these women quite well or almost on the verge of it. Government schemes take care of poor Pregnant women, labors, house wives etc. but this segment still comprises of only 25% of the women. Most of the women suffer in the houses because of domestic violence. As the time is getting tougher and competition is growing, the patience of the men is reducing. The expectations are rising above the roof. In such scenario no matter how educated he would be, he looses his control and start beating the wives.
I personally have come across women of industrialists who get beaten very often. Many time it’s because of sadistic pleasure. Other times it’s because of their incapability or handling situation.
The time has come government takes action against such acts, the societies take this matter seriously, parent teach their sons how to treat women(I wonder if mother is getting abused by father, what a son would learn), mothers take active roles in the daughters’ issues.
Media has to give enough coverage to such stories as this is growing like never before. The television shows can cover such stories within their episodes.
Women busy in kitty parties should check if anyone is going through such issues. Give a helping hand and help resolve matter amicably. Rather than gossiping about such issues, support other women as tomorrow you could be next.

Let’s all women be united and help these women. let’s talk to men who understand and want to help. They could take action faster than anybody else.

Hinduvedic Scriptures

Someone recently asked me how can I talk about learning scriptures when I myself hasn’t got any formal training or degree in the same. Let’s understand one thing that in today’s time none of us coming from so called educated family go to Vedic schools or pathshala for higher studies. We all have been the victim of the Macauley designed rubbish education system. I started my research in Vedic texts after I got two master degrees and I am not ashamed of it. Also I am not going to teach or preach or even talk about which shloka comes in which scripture as I am not qualified to do it. That is the job of qualified Sanskrit scholar or guru of a Vedic pathshala and I definitely want to support them in their jobs. I know basic Sanskrit, can read and understand moderately difficult shloka but still not proficient in speaking fluently like Sanskrit scholars.

But yes I know what I am doing. We all need to bring out the best pearls from the scriptures and use them wisely into our daily lives. It is also a matter of pride and utmost contentment for us that we Hindus have such a rich vast knowledge bank.
My focus is mainly cultural aspects of life which touches us at many points on every day basis. This itself is a humongous task and can not be achieved in one lifetime. I will ensure that I create more Vaishali Shah Author before I leave this earth so that this work continues.
Let’s at least live traditional form of Hindu lifestyle with Indian food, dress, music, art, rituals, temple ceremonies, festivals, family customs and take pride even in that famous Indian nodding.

Rituals and Environment

Future belongs to the wellness and health industry. After spoiling the earth, atmosphere and our health we have started to realize that we can’t producing unwanted things and expect to be happy, contented, successful and calm. All the modern innovation and lifestyle have created enormous stress and pressure on our health. We don’t realize what is the aim of life and why we should earn more than we need. We are actually earning to fill the pockets of MNCs so that their bosses can afford to buy islands, expensive yachts, palaces in exotic locations.
It’s time we earn for ourselves, save maximum for our future generations, waste less of natural resources, contribute more towards health and ensure plastic free kitchen to improve our health.

Difference between website and Wikipedia:

Someone recently asked the difference. I said Wikipedia is like a dictionary which has every possible info in it but it can’t teach you management, science, medicine etc. you still have to read and refer the books of respective field. Similarly my website is different from any Wikipedia or dharmapedia which has all the details but it can’t teach you how to become Hindu if you are not, learn the rituals, who are our gurus, difference of devata and gods, why we have so many festivals, why so many customs and rituals. For all these you have to refer the site and understand every classification of every category I have defined.

Man vs Wild, Narendra Modi

Wow! Wow! No words to explain. Modiji has gone beyond anybody’s imagination. His creativity is worth appreciating. Saving the environment is my favorite subject too; I have done quite a few projects towards that through my Kenya Vegetarian Club.

A van for the show, Man vs Wild, which command air in India on 12 August, reveals the two men making within forests, snuffing animal feces and gliding down a river on a substitute raft. In one uproar, Modi endures an improvised bayonet and tells Grylls: “I’ll hold this for you.”

The show is the tardiest of Modi’s choreographed interpretations surfaces where the strongman director casts himself as a figure of masculinity, strength and sound health – a cast that pleases to his party’s nationalist voter basis.
A must watch show coming up on Discovery Channel. Not only see it but implement it as well whenever possible, if environment is not protected we all will die a miserable death.