Herbal tea ? with self boosting formula to heal you naturally

Tea is a healthy and delicious beverage for everyone, who is now enjoying it with their first meal of the day. When it comes to the choice of tea, then medicinal herbal tea is the most preferred tea by people due to its medicinal and healing properties. They are more different from other traditional tea which you enjoy every day with family. Nowadays herbal tea is found all through the world in the form of medicinal usage to improve health and digestion. Many practitioners consider it as a therapy to maintain healthy and long life. People have become very selective in selecting them as you find many herbal properties tea to evoke your sense with just a sip of it.

Most popular herbal tea

Among all the tea, mint is the most popular in which you have spearmint and peppermint flavors to enjoy the taste. Along with it, apple mint is also preferred and commonly grown in temperate gardens of the world. You have chamomile tea, holy basil, Echinacea, ginseng, parsley, Rooibos, sage and many more which are from centuries in use. Our ancestors used to sip them every day for long life. Most of the people are gaining benefits with medicinal herbal tea which act as a natural resource for boosting the immune system of your body.

Many people consume it when they are sick in health in order to kill all the bacteria which are making them sick. These herbal tea works as antibiotics to fight the bacteria. Those who wish to maintain longevity for life consume detox tea weight loss which enhances the strength in the body and fights with fungus and bacteria and even with viruses. It means that drinking herbal tea can easily battle with fever, cold, infections, soreness in throat and coughs. It is confirm that if you are consuming detox tea on a regular basis then you can lose your extra weight quickly than any other method. Drinking tea, I mean herbal or detox tea has many other benefits related to health.

This content aims to make the people know about the useful medicinal properties of herbal tea which are used to improve health and have a good immune system in the body.

An array of benefits from herbal tea

Herbal tea is used not only to maintain health but also, lose weight. You need to be a regular drinker of weight reduction tea which helps burn the excess fat in your body. You may feel the reduction of weight as each day certain calories are shed making you lose weight in an exact way. So, every person should be habituated of using this healthy tea to lose weight and boosts your body?s energy levels so that you can lose weight without causing any side-effects on the body. The natural ingredients in the tea make the process of fat oxidation in your body which causes to reduce weight and ensures the longevity for life.


NRIs wonder: How do I bring my issue to the attention of Sushma Swaraj?

As per some estimates, there are over 30 million NRIs and Persons of Indian origin living overseas. NRIs around the world continue to interact periodically with India and Indian government. Some of the interactions are for routine government services like issuance of passports, OCI, visas etc, and others could be for specific needs like repatriating remains of a loved one who might have passed away in a foreign land.

At the recent Paravarsi Bharitya divas, I attended an interesting Q&A forum where the desi diaspora had an opportunity to highlight their issues to the Indian ministers, diplomats and senior leaders. Sushma Swaraj, the charismatic External Affairs minister was absent as she was recovering after her operation. In her absence, the Minister Of State, V.K. Singh?(Retd Gen.)?chaired the session.

During the session, Gen. Singh made it a point to highlight how the issues faced by NRIs and Overseas Citizen are varied based on their economic strata, the country and region they live in and other geopolitical issues.

His comment was right on the money. The session and questions were wide ranging though the bulk of questions came from representatives from the Gulf and middle-eastern countries. Their issues focused on the recent retrenchment of Indian workers in Saudi Arabia, and other issues like repatriation of remains, loved ones in legal trouble due to some incidents etc.

Sushma Swaraj the superhero to the rescue

Indian external affairs ministers like Sushma Swaraj seem to be everywhere on the social media. A sampling of recent articles in the media

NRIs Wonder How do I get Sushma Swaraj to tweet about my issue?

During times of crisis, many of us would want a speedy resolution to our issues or at least highlight the issue to the media and seek attention. Many of us without the ?contacts? in government or media might wonder how some people end up getting the attention of Indian leaders and officials?

Although there is no cookie-cutter approach to short-circuiting the system, some folks have deliberately or accidentally stumbled on social-media hacks and viral-marketing techniques to make sure their concern goes viral.

  1. Write a well-worded summary of the issue. Post it on Facebook and other forums like change.org
  2. Tweet continually about the issue. Use different phrases for a well worded tweet, linking to the facebook or change.org page
  3. Make sure the tweets are also copied to Sushma Swaraj, MEA etc (@MEAIndia ?@SushmaSwaraj)
  4. Get all your friends, colleagues and others to
    • “Like” the Facebook link, and comment on it
    • Sign and comment on the Change.org petition
    • Make sure others retweet your tweets
    • Forward the link to others
  5. When you get a few hundred (or thousands) of likes and re-tweets of your tweets and Facebook writeup, approach the Indian media
    • if the tweet is really popular, the media might themselves pick it up
    • Times of India, The Hindu, Hindustan times, Deccan Herald, Deccan Cornicle, NDTV and others are continually looking for NRI stories, especially stories that go ?viral?

NCHT(UK) core response on the subject of Caste and the Equality Act 2010.

The NCHT(UK) is delighted to announce the launch of their core response to the Governments 16 week Public Consultation on the subject of Caste and the Equality Act 2010.?sandeshheader 600

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Dr Subramanian Swamy MP Rajya Sabha? and BJP leader, visited the UK at the end of March to help launch the NCHT(UK) report entitled “Caste, Conversion & A Thoroughly Colonial Conspiracy”.

HinduOdium “the irrational hatred of Hindus”, the Anglican Jihad, the White supremacist Anglican history behind the genesis of the Dalits and the modern day implementation of the colonial strategy of “divide and rule”, using the concept of Caste.


Prime Minister Cameron’s government courageously resisted the whirlwind of emotional manipulation whipped up by those extremist groups who would see a tranquil integrated Hindu community denigrated, disrupted and fragmented for political gain,? and it would appear that Prime Minister May’s government is also equally concerned with piercing the dustcloud of hype, spin and untruths in the pursuit of genuine equality and justice. We look forward to participating fully in the recently announced consultation on Caste.
BritishRajTo view or download a copy of the report please click the image to the right, a repulsive image no doubt but one which captures the still evident attitude of the Lords who have taken it upon themselves to promote thinly veiled and equally repulsive HinduOdium.

By the way, the new Government Equality Offices latest publication on Caste states “At present there is very little evidence as to the existence or otherwise of caste discrimination in Britain that may be captured by discrimination law” and then quotes NIESR’s latest master work, where we learn that “interviews were conducted with a mixture of first, second and third generation respondents from Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi backgrounds” – so much for the declarations from Keith Porteous Wood of the National Secular Society, and other politicians and clerics who weakly and unconvincingly repeat that this issue is not about an attack on the culture and religion of brown folks ripe for conversion. If, as Lord Harries and other luminaries declare, this phenomenon occurs in all communities and religions, why are the interviewees all brown and only from the Indian subcontinent?



Satish K Sharma B.Sc. (Hons) Econ MBCS FRSA
General Secretary, National Council of Hindu Temples (UK)

Chair, British Board of Hindu Scholars

Chair, City of London InterFaith


NRI Businessman SPS Oberoi Saves 10 Indians From Death Sentence In UAE

Here is an interesting story about a topic many of us don’t think about – Indians getting into legal trouble while overseas. The issue can be especially dire for those in the middle east, accused of?murder. The article also highlights the?role of “blood money” in pardons.

Wikipedia “Blood money, also called bloodwit, is money or some sort of compensation paid by an offender (usually a murderer) or his/her family group to the family or kin group of the victim.?In Islam, it is also known as Diya ?- Diya (Arabic: ?????, plural diyat) in Islamic law, is the financial compensation paid to the victim or heirs of a victim in the cases of murder, bodily harm or property damage. It is an alternative punishment to qisas (equal retaliation). In Arabic, the word means both blood money and ransom, and it is spelled sometimes as diyah or diyeh.”

CHANDIGARH ? For SPS Oberoi, philanthropy is a way of life. So much so that Oxford University had bestowed an honorary doctorate on him for it.

The 59-year-old businessman, a native of India?s Punjab and is based in Dubai, is in the news again for depositing blood money to save 10 Indians from his home state who faced the death sentence for the murder of a Pakistani man in the UAE.

He puts his annual charity bill at Rs 36 crore, and is known as a saviour not only of Punjabis but of whoever approaches him, particularly in the Middle East or West Asia.

He deposited Rs 60 lakh (200,000 dirham) with a UAE court last week and the 10 youths from Punjab would soon be released as the murder victim?s father has agreed to a pardon. He says he has saved 88 people so far.

Oberoi is expected to bring ten youths back to their homes and give them jobs in the district offices of his social organisation, Sarbat Da Bhala Trust.

Into construction business in Dubai, Oberoi had moved there in 1992 and later came back to help his family settle in Patiala.

His philanthropy is expanding from Punjab ? where he runs offices that give out pension and help in getting jobs ? into Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, where he plans to open dialysis units and cr?ches, and donating computers for jail inmates.

He is known as an astute businessman, who has the Harnam brand of food products. He also dewaters spaces ? even parts of the sea ? to help construction of buildings in Dubai, including Burj Khalifa, the world?s tallest building. ?My business is booming. And the more charity I do the more business profits I earn,? he said over the phone.

He said he got into philanthropy after seeing conditions of a village in Punjab. ?Many people have no money for food, medicines, or for education of their children. I am doing very little,? he said.

Link to article?thelinkpaper.ca

Ringling Bros Circus: The End of an Era

Here is a news article of interest to desis in America. An entertainment icon closes curtains.

By Brad Deutser (originally featured in NYdailynews.com)

From ring to ring, you have entertained. From generation to generation, you have brought families together. You have invited us in to witness and be a part of the Greatest Show on Earth.

But, you have also become one of America?s great tragedies. After nearly a century and a half in business, doing what you do best, you will vacate your place in the entertainment space. There will be other circuses. But, there will never be another Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus. You have never wavered from your roots ? your history, your way of working and promoting, and your way of entertaining. Until, recently. Pressures to change practices. Pressures to change acts. Pressures to conform to current ways.

Most people are unaware of the extent you cared for animals. Most are unaware of the brilliant business model to get people in the door to experience the circus and buy memorabilia and merchandise. Most are unaware that Ringling Bros. was the entry point for so many to begin their careers in show business. It was a gateway for many around the world to explore, to share culture, and to provide smiles. It was so much to so many.

In many ways, it was part of the American way. I remember the excitement when the train stopped in a city. I remember the authentic joy the clowns brought as the elephants paraded down the streets to the arena. I remember the genuine love of the circus by its performers behind the scenes and in the rings. I remember the sweat on the brow before each show and the smiles that filled the stands.

So it begs the question: Why did Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey fail? Or did we fail it?

I have struggled to explain how we allow our American icons to disappear. For what? Better, more wholesome family entertainment? Why did the business environment change so rapidly? Or did it? Was it lack of strategic foresight? Was it changing societal norms? Were there simply better options? Or did we take it for granted that what was once here will always be here?

This was an icon that navigated the generations. It circumvented challenges over nearly 15 decades. Somehow it remained relevant year after year, until now. But why? To some, Ringling gave up its core values and become something different when it removed elephants from its show. To others, no matter the advances or new innovations, it was still the circus that you only needed to see once. To others, it was a lumbering icon that couldn?t change quickly enough to keep up with the pace of technology and today?s entertainment. And, to others, it was simply taken for granted that it would always be there for us, like it had been for the previous 146 years.

Perhaps, this is less Ringling Bros. giving up or giving in and more a statement of the America we live in today. We gravitate to sexy headlines. We are intrigued more by the glitz and less by the substance. We place stereotypes on things that we are reluctant to ever modify. We expose our youth more to what is ahead and much less to what is now. Reality works best when there is controversy or big names. But, that has never been the circus? way. Theirs was a way of basic, good old-fashioned American values.

This ending of an era sends a message to all of us. It reminds us that relevance is fleeting. It reminds us, as parents and grandparents, that we must find new forms of entertainment to bring our families together. It reminds us to hold on to what is important to each of us ? whether it is the circus or something else. At its core, this is about family values ? and working fiercely to protect them ? in whatever way is most appropriate to today?s family.

The circus that convened families, generations and communities is soon to be no longer here. For many it has been replaced by the bright lights of the computer screen and video games as well as the solitude it brings. We may not be able to recreate the greatest show on earth, but we can recreate the environment and the magic that it was to families who came together to celebrate the goodness and wholesomeness it represented.

There will be many questions. What really happened to end this era? What will become of the animals for whom Ringling provided such genuine and remarkable care? What will happen to the children who no longer have the greatest show on earth?

There will be answers. But, unfortunately, not the same answers our parents had for us.

Ringling Bros., RIP.

About Author: Brad Deutser is president of Deutser LLC, a consulting firm that advises leaders and organizations about achieving clarity, especially in times of transition, growth or crisis. He previously worked for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Life in Canada: Indian names and Identity

A quick lesson of Canadiana from an outsider who has been on the inside of the workings of a country learning its identity at the same time he learned his.

Essays are usually centered around the principle of arguing a point or side of an argument. ?However, this essay derived from the perspective of the feelings of an Indo-Canadian Sikh man who has struggled with one aspect of his character: his name.

I was born Karamveer Singh Hundal, otherwise known as Bablu, and currently as Karam. ?This transformation of the name has confused, angered and left me without a sense of self throughout my forty two years of existence. ?I have never been Canadian enough to fit in with the Canadians, nor Indian enough to fit in with the Indians. ?I am caught somewhere in the middle and my name, which is to serve as my ultimate label has provided me with nothing but confusion and derogatory name-calling over the years.

I was born in 1974 in Toronto. ?Forget about the hostilities that Indians faced during these initial years of multiculturalism in a new country, as the notions of equality and freedom were relegated to the select few of the white persuasion. ?There was systemic racism everywhere and it filtered down to the streets of the country. ?Moreover, the Indian community at the time was very small, so I don?t recall having Indian friends until my school age years. ?But, back to the name. ?One day, as a baby, my beloved massi decided to squeeze my bubbly cheeks (on my face I assume) and label me Bablu. ?The name stuck. ?Such that my parents started to call me that for the rest of my life. ?I do not ever recall them calling me Karamveer except on the first day of school when my father took me by the hand, and said ?Bablu, tell people your name is Karamveer.? The irony didn?t escape me then, nor has it since. ?He never actually called me Karamveer. ?To this day, he still calls me Bablu, or Bobby for short. ?Even though it is endearing, I am not sure how I will feel when I am a grandfather and my grandchildren refer to myself as Bablu baba.

My cheeks are no longer bubbly, but instead covered by a scruffy beard and worn by the wrinkles of time. ?Yet I am still referred to as Bablu by my family. ?Or is it Bubbloo? ?How do you even spell such a ridiculous and juvenile name? ?I AM FORTY TWO! ?How am I still being referred to by a name given to a baby?

Fast-forward to the 1980?s when I first started to attend school. ?My teachers had never met a Karamveer in their white lives of John?s and Joe?s. ?By then, since I had only heard my name spoken once, thought with the infinite wisdom of a six-year old and the phonetic lessons I had learned thus far, thought my name was pronounced Kare-am-veer. ?How was I to know. ?I went on like this until 1993. ?A decade of humiliating name-calling and taunting from white kids who did not understand that the name means ?working son.? ?For about two years of this I was called Can-a-beer or Carebear by my so-called friends. ?So much for the radical multiculturalism of Canada. ?We mustn?t forget that Canada too has a racist past as much as that of any other nation including the neighbours to the south, the United States. ?Even though I too was born and raised in this country, I didn?t even feel like a citizen. ?It all stemmed from the fact that I was name-less. ?I had no identity. ?There were few Indians to identify with, and the so-called open-minded Canadians, couldn?t or wouldn?t learn to pronounce a proud and sophisticated name.

1993 – My first year at university. Here I met several Indians who taught me the correct pronunciation of my name. Karamveer.? Here I was born.? I finally felt accepted.? I had peers who not only respected me but cared for my well-being.? The drinking, drugs and sex-capades notwithstanding, they cared.? For a few years I felt like I belonged.? But that was only tranistory as my ultimate acceptance came from the one source I will always feel like I belong to.

1994 – I met a woman. Her name is Sukhvir, but her nickname is Lado. Not quite ladoo, and not quite pado as I jokingly call her.? We fell in love.? Unbeknownst to me, she started to shorten my name to my beloved Karam.? Before long, I started to introduce myself as this.? I even changed my name at work to reflect this newfound identity.? I have found my true friend and a place where I truly belong.? I cannot picture my life without her and our three beautiful daughters.? I have found a home with her in a country that finally takes the time to learn our true names.? It only took thirty years, but the country that boasts of its multiculturalism has finally learned its lesson of acceptance.

– Guest post by?Karamveer “Bablu” Hundal from Canada

Medical Education for Non Resident Indians (NRI)

Education in India, especially specialized degree level programs are quite popular among NRIs. In many cases, education in India, especially for specialized programs in Medicine and Engineering is much less expensive as compared to similar programs in western universities.

Parents working abroad who can afford good-quality education find it affordable to send their kids to India. While NRI parents desire quality education for their wards, the demand far exceeds supply. Colleges in India have limited seats for NRIs that are reserved after exhausting requirements from local candidates and those coming from other “reserved” quotas in India.

A lot of students go abroad to study medicine. Those who have studied medicine in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada are exempted from the screening test. (Representational image)Googled Image of Test takers

A few weeks ago, we featured the streamlining of the centralized Medical entrance exam “NEET 2017 for NRI, OCI, and foreign national aspirants” There is further clarification on this :

Taking the one nation, one exam to the next level, the Medical Council of India has now decided that there will be a single centralised admission process to all its colleges and for all quotas, including the management and NRI share of seats.

A landmark amendment now promises that respective state governments will conduct centralized counselling and admission to all MBBS and post graduate courses in institutes that were out of their ambit – private universities, deemed universities, minority institutes. In fact, being futuristic in approach, the act also covers institutes that may be set up by companies.

“Merit and nothing else will be the consideration,” says Arun Singhal, joint secretary of the department of health and family welfare. “This amendment covers all kinds of medical institutes and even seats under the management quota and NRI quota must be submitted to the state government for counselling and common admission,” he says.

But as soon as the MCI notification was out, lobbying from the community of deemed universities started. States are locking horns over the interpretation of the notice and governments of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana have stated that according to their understanding, “all admission” as mentioned by the MCI does not include the NRI seats.

Some other states have responded by stating that there is no NRI share in their colleges. Some other like Maharashtra have sought legal opinion from the state government to clarify their reading in the matter.?

(ref: Single window admission process for even NRI quota medical seats – TNN | Updated: Mar 22)

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