• Memoir about Running a Weed Clearing Service in Kerala...

    Vaisakh Weed Clearing Service was a micro enterprises founded by me in 2011 to remove weeds and grass in plantations and agricultural lands on contract basis using a worker equipped with a Brushcutter machine by investing 75000 indian rupees.

  • How to run a roadside dosa business (and make it big).

    Interesting video explaining the math behind a roadside dosa business...

  • Munnar Holidays 2017

    Munnar hills you get the blessed presence of Maneesh Jayachandran , a visitor from plain lands. It is me At Rivulet resort, Pallivasal in last week of May. Photo taken on my mobile phone.Apologise for the terrible quality.The background shows river flowing near Rivulet resort.....

Sunday, October 30, 2016

വിഷം കുറഞ്ഞ ഒരിനം ഫലജ്യോതിഷപണ്ഡിതന്‍

വിഷം കുറഞ്ഞ ഒരിനം ഫലജ്യോതിഷപണ്ഡിതനെ പറ്റി അറിയാന്‍ ഇടയായി. മനുഷ്യരെ ഹോമം നടത്തി പറ്റിക്കുന്നവരില്‍ നിന്ന് ഇദ്ദേഹത്തെ വ്യത്യസ്ഥനാക്കുന്നത് വാണിജ്യപരമായി നടത്തുന്ന പ്രശ്നപരിഹാരപൂജകളെ പറ്റി ഉള്ള അദ്ദേഹത്തിന്റെ നിലപാടാണ്. എന്നിരുന്നാലും മനുഷ്യന്റെ ഫലം പ്രവചിക്കുന്ന ഈ തൊഴില്‍ ഉപേക്ഷിച്ചു തട്ടിപ്പ്‌ കുറവുള്ള മറ്റേതെങ്കിലും ജോലി അദ്ദേഹം ചെയ്യട്ടെ എന്ന് ആഗ്രഹിക്കുന്നു.ഇന്ത്യന്‍ ചൊവ്വ പര്യവേഷണ ശ്രമമായ മങ്ങള്‍യാന്‍ ദൌത്യം വിജയിച്ചതില്‍ എല്ലാ ജ്യോതിഷന്മാരെയും അഭിനന്ദിക്കുന്നു.

കടപ്പാട്: സൂര്യ ടിവി

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Dalit crusader Swami Dayanand

1. Swami Dayanand was first revolutionary figure to start the crusade against casteism by declaring that a person is Brahmin means learned not merely by taking birth to a Brahmin father but by gaining the knowledge of scriptures and a person is Shudra or backward not merely by taking birth to a Shudra father but when he is devoid of qualities.

2. Swami Dayanand was first to declare that son of a king as well as son of a poor dalit all must be provided with the compulsory education by the state king in Gurukula under the supervision of qualified teachers without any discrimination in food, clothing and other facilities.
3. Swami Dayanand was first to provide references from the Vedas that the God’s knowledge is not the monopoly of birth based Brahmins but for all including Shudras.
4. Swami Dayanand was first to declare that the basis of marriage must by education, qualities and actions of both partners rather than the caste.
5. Swami Dayanand was first to promote interdinning between different caste to eradicate the differences of castism.
6. Swami Dayanand was first to grant religious rights to the Shudras in form of right to wear Yagyopavit, Right to Perform Yajna, Right to Read Vedas, Right to Worship God to everyone irrespective of caste, creed and religion.
7. Swami Dayanand was first to reject those verses in Manu Smriti, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Puranas etc which supported Castism and create differences.
8. Swami Dayanand was first to create consciousness in the Hindu society to open orphanages and widow homes, to provide relief work during the natural calamities to help the needy especially the dalit class in grief. He even opposed the harvesting of poor souls in poverty by hook or crook by missionaries.
9. Swami Dayanand was first to openly declare that all are sons and daughters of almighty God and its utter foolishness to declare one as superior and other as inferior on basis of birth.
10. Swami Dayanand was first to declare that Humans must behave like true son of God by acting as Human.
----Courtesy: Dr. Vivek Arya------

Thursday, October 27, 2016

മതവും വസ്ത്രവും

ഇസ്രായേല്‍ മരുഭൂമിയില്‍ ഇടുന്ന ളോഹ ക്രിസ്ത്യന്‍ പുരോഹിതന്മാരും അറേബ്യന്‍ മരുഭൂമിയില്‍ സ്ത്രീകള്‍ ഇടുന്ന പര്‍ദ്ദയും കേരളത്തില്‍ ഇടുന്ന കോമഡി കാണാം.തണുത്ത രാജ്യങ്ങളില്‍ ഇടുന്ന കോട്ട് , ടൈ ഒക്കെ ഇവിടെ ഇട്ടു നടക്കേണ്ട ഒരു കാര്യവുമില്ല..എന്നാല്‍ വസ്ത്രസ്വാതന്ത്ര്യം ഉണ്ടായിരിക്കണം..ആര്‍ക്കും എന്തും ഇടാന്‍ ഉള്ള സ്വാതന്ത്ര്യം വേണം..അതിപ്പോ മദാമ്മ ആയാലും, കാവി ഉടുത്ത സന്യാസിയോ, പര്‍ദ്ദ ധരിക്കുന്ന സ്ത്രീയോ.

മനുഷ്യനെ കൊല്ലുന്ന ഊച്ചാളി രാഷ്ട്രീയക്കാരുടെ നാട്

 
നാഷണല്‍ സെക്യൂരിറ്റി ആക്റ്റ്‌ പ്രകാരം തടവില്‍ കിടത്തേണ്ട ഐറ്റം എന്ന് തെളിയിച്ചു കൊണ്ടിരിക്കുന്നു.ജനങ്ങളുടെ ജീവനും സ്വത്തിനും ഭീഷണിയായ ഈ ജാതി ഊച്ചാളി രാഷ്ട്രീയക്കാരെ മര്യാദ പഠിപ്പിക്കാന്‍ ധൈര്യം ഉള്ള ഒരുവനും കേരളം ഭരിച്ചിട്ടില്ല .അവന്‍റെ അഹങ്കാരം കണ്ടില്ലേ. മനുഷ്യജീവനു പുല്ലു വില കൊടുക്കുന്ന ഇവരെ പോലെ ഉള്ളവരെ അനുകൂലിക്കാന്‍ ആളുന്ടെന്നുള്ളതാണ് ഈ നാടിന്റെ ദുരന്തം.
 


How to get a Dog License in Kerala?

People who keep pet dogs at their home are required to apply for license within one month.Application should be submitted to Panchayath / Municipality/ Corporation Secretary.Veterinary Surgeon's certificate about the vaccination given should be filed with the application.The license fee is Rs 10 for Panchayath and Rs 50 for Municipality / Corporation.

Friday, October 21, 2016

How to get a Birth Certificate in Kerala?

When a child is born, the hospital authorities will register the birth at local self government. Local self government bodies are Grama Panchayat, Municipality or Corporation.Birth Certificate can be obtained from the Grama Panchayat / Municipality / Corporation Office on submitting application.Application can be on a white paper with Court Fee stamp worth Rs 5 affixed on it. If the name of the child was not added in the birth registration process, a separate form available free of cost from the office should be completed and attached along with the application. To add the child's name , the parents should apply jointly at the respective local self government body office.Both of them should have identity proofs. Registrar has the discretion to accept application from one of the parent in situations where both the parents cannot jointly apply.If the parents are dead, the legal guardian can submit the application. If the person who want to register his / her birth is an adult, he can apply in his own name.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Our Heritage Foods and Ayurveda

This is a continuation of the article on Ayurveda. Food and Medicines an Ayurvedic Viewpoint

A clean body and mind will result only from clean foods. When we adopted nutrients deficient junk foods, we lost our ancestral and common traditional food habits. Ayurveda talks about this food culture.

Body nature, age, employment, climate are the factors to choose suitable food in amounts according to one's digestive capacity. Eat easily digestible food according to need and difficult ones in limited quantities. The energy required to digest the food should also be considered.100g of meat would require 7.5 times the energy required to digest equivalent amount of vegetarian foods. Excessive food restrictions may make you devoid of the necessary energy required for the body's functions.

Here is the Ayurvedic viewpoint about foods. Only the hungry person can enjoy the food. Eat only when you are hungry. Distribute the main foods to be consumed at two times. In the intervals, consume only light quantity foods. Whatever the case, eat only the food liked by the mind & body. Consume only food prepared in a clean environment by people who have a sense in cleanliness. Clean the hands, legs and face before eating the food. A balanced diet with a blend of six rasas like sweetness, sourness, salty, bitterness, spicy & astringency is good. We can give importance to sweetness. While eating the food, concentrate on the food itself.

Do not eat the food very fast or very slow. Avoid the food containing visible impurity. Do not eat reheated cold food. The food consumed while angry, sad or extremely hungry will not digest well.

Fill half of the stomach with solid foods and one fourth portion with liquid. Rest one fourth portion should be left free. It is essential for air circulation and digestion of food.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Food and Medicines an Ayurvedic Viewpoint

This is a continuation of the article on Ayurveda. Kerala Ayurveda's Panchakarma Treatments during the Rainy Season of Karkidaka 

Our ancestors wanted food to be medicine and medicines as safe as food. So they collected food from their locality. They procured the medicines also from their surroundings. The foods used as protection like oushadhakanji, soups, mukkudi etc. comes under this category. There are medicines in Ayurveda that can be used in the place of food like Chyavanaprasham. Take equal parts of Puli leaves, Chukku, Kurumulaku, Jeerakam and mix with a glass of buttermilk. Boil and keep to cool when it froths and add manjal podi and salt before drinking in the morning

Chukku, Jeerakam, Ayamodakam, Kurumulaku, Puli leaves, Kudakapalayari and Kothamalli can also be prepared as described above. Mukkudis are that which can cleanse the intestines from wastes such as hair and clean the stomach and improve the action of gastric juice.

There are different types of medicine kanjis. Uzhinjakanji, Navadhanyakanji, dashapushpa kanji, pathilakanji etc. are known in the name of the medicines added. Make the kanji with either one or all of Njavara Ari, Unakkalari & Uluva. When rice boils, mix the juices of the pachamarunnu juice in the kanji. Jeeraka powder and tablesalt can be added to make the kanji tastier. During karkitaka month, meat soups mixed with medicines are also consumed to protect the body.

Keralites used thavidappam also as a karkitaka delicacy. Thavidu mixed with water and pasted on banana leaves.Scatter jiggery, coconut grater, Jeerakam, chukka, Elathiri and fold the banana leaves and prepare the food from steam cooking.

Above mentioned food medicine mixture delicacy are helpful for getting agnideepthi, dehaposhanam, Proper expulsion of wastes and to mitigate health calamities that could arise in Karkitaka month.In the worst case they can reduce the superiority of diseases on the human body.

After each year, the popularity of karkitaka treatments are increasing ever. Increasing awareness about health, tensions, business interests may be reasons for that.Karkitaka treatments are about simple lifestyle adjustments and can be contained in branded and packaged oushadha kanji kits.

Reference

1. Ayurvedavum Deerghayussum - Dr. K. Muraleedharan ISBN 987-81-8264-931-6