Preventing conjunctivitis: 7 simple exercises to ward of eye flu and keep your eyes healthy

Preventing conjunctivitis: 7 simple exercises to ward of eye flu and keep your eyes healthy

Preventing conjunctivitis: 7 simple exercises to ward of eye flu and keep your eyes healthy

Preventing conjunctivitis: 7 simple exercises to ward of eye flu and keep your eyes healthy

Conjunctivitis cases are spreading exponentially across various parts of the country, especially in areas that have witnessed heavy rains, flooding and waterlogging. Keeping the ongoing monsoon season and the high humidity levels in mind that are leading to the rise of bacterial and viral infections, it’s imperative to take care of your eye health. Acute viral conjunctivitis is on rise these days which can spread quite easily as it can survive on surfaces for quite a while. To prevent its spread, it’s important to wash your hands often and avoid touching your eyes when in a public place. One should try to keep social distance and be careful while traveling in public transport. Redness, itchiness, stickiness and pain in the eyes should not be ignored as these can be signs of conjunctivitis or pink eye.

Eye flu or conjunctivitis can also be prevented by following certain measures from taking a nutritional diet to doing eye exercises. There are certain exercises that help control swelling in the eyes and prepare them for fighting infections.

“As the monsoon season arrives, it not only brings a sense of relief from the scorching heat, but also ushers in a host of infections and diseases. “Threat to our health. Among the common monsoon-related diseases, eye flu, or conjunctivitis, emerges as a frequent concern,” says Dr Anurag Wahi, Senior Consultant, Sharp Sight Eye Hospitals in an interview with HT Digital.

“Eye flu, also known as conjunctivitis, is a contagious eye infection that can cause discomfort and inconvenience. In addition to maintaining good hygiene practices, recent studies suggest that regular exercise can contribute significantly to preventing eye flu and promoting better eye health. Engaging in Specific exercises help improve blood circulation, reduce inflammation, and enhance tear production, making our eyes more resistant to infections,” adds Dr. Wahi.

Let’s check out some simple yet effective exercises to keep your eyes healthy and flu-free.

1. Brisk walking

Brisk walking is an accessible and low-impact exercise that stimulates blood flow throughout the body, including the eyes. Aim for at least 30 minutes of walking daily to improve overall circulation and eye health.

2. Cycling

Cycling is a great cardiovascular exercise that increases oxygen supply to the eyes. Regular cycling can help maintain eye health and prevent eye flu.

3. Aerobics

Engaging in aerobic exercises, such as jumping jacks and dancing, boosts heart rate and promotes tear production. Tears help protect the eyes from potential contaminants, reducing the risk of eye infections.

Simple yet effective exercises to keep your eyes healthy and flu-free.

4. Eye rolling

Eye rolling is a simple exercise to reduce eye strain and enhance eye lubrication. Sit comfortably and slowly roll your eyes in a circular motion five times clockwise and five times counterclockwise.

5. Blinking rapidly

Blink rapidly for about 20 seconds at regular intervals. Rapid blinking spreads natural tears over the eye’s surface, keeping them moisturized and less susceptible to infections.

6. Focus shifting

Focus on an object near you for a few seconds, then shift your focus to something far away. Repeat this exercise several times to improve eye flexibility and reduce strain.

7. Palming

Rub your palms together until they become warm, then gently place them over your closed eyes. Palming relieves eye fatigue, relaxes eye muscles, and provides a soothing effect.

“Preventing eye flu goes beyond practicing good hygiene; incorporating regular exercise into your routine can significantly contribute to better eye health. These simple exercises promote blood circulation, reduce inflammation, and enhance tear production, making your eyes more resilient to infections. Alongside exercise, remember to wash hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes unnecessarily, and maintain overall eye care,” concludes Dr Wahi.

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A child marriage free India, starting from Assam!

A child marriage free India, starting from Assam!

Assam crackdown on child marriage: What does the law say?

I remember how the classic film “Balika Badhu” presented the topic of marriage between two children in India at a tender age. Child marriages were not uncommon in our country in the pre-Independence era. Forward to half a century later, it is unfortunate that we are still discussing the topic of child marriage in the country today. To look at it from a religious perspective and classify it as a sort of an interference with a community, religion or culture is simply illogical.

Marriage not only for girls but for boys who have not attained the age of 18 leads to many social problems in the community. To begin with, it contributes to India’s population that is bursting at the seams. Moreover, it leads to mental health issues since the person does not get a chance to develop fully, both mentally and emotionally, at such a young age.

To opine that these young girls should be given a chance to perform beyond their household chores and bring out their talent is so passe when we are approaching a worldwide recession. The priority should be to educate and skill the women folk as much as men so that they can contribute to their household income. This will improve their finances and bring their families out of poverty.

If we look at the figures, they are extremely disappointing.

According to The National Family Health Survey-V (NFHS 2019-21) nationally 23.3% women between the age group of 20-24 were married off before attaining the age of 18. This means these women merely got a chance to get some basic education, that too only in a few cases, before they started their reproductive cycle. It also means, they would not be fully equipped to educate their future generations.

A report from Unicef states that pregnancy-related complications are the number one cause of death among girls between 15 and 19 years of age. Since adolescent girls are still growing themselves, they are at greater risk of complications if they become pregnant.

This contributes to an increase in the overall Maternal Mortality rate or MMR in the country.

It is great that MMR in the country declined from 130 per lakh live births in 2014-16 to 122 in 2015-17, and further dropped by 9 points to 113 in 2016-18. By 2017-19, India’s MMR was already down to 103, against a global MMR of 211 (2017).

However, as per the Sample Registration System (SRS) report of Registrar General of India(RGI), the MMR for the state of Assam is the highest in the country.

Is it only a coincidence that Assam also has the highest number of child marriages?

The efforts being carried out in this regard by the Assam Government need to be applauded. CM Himanta Biswa Sarma’s invoking of the stringent laws such as POCSO (The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act) could serve as a heavy deterrent in dealing with this social menace.

Instead, sadly, this issue is being targeted for political gains and vote bank.

A few months ago, with the support of around 70000 women from across the country, a nationwide Child Marriage Free India campaign in 10000 villages in over 500 districts was launched. The campaign was led by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi.

It is such campaigns at the grassroots that give us hope for social reforms in rural India. And so should be supported beyond political and intellectual differences. As only physically and mentally astute citizens can usher in a more economically and socially developed India.

Infect, this campaign should run in other states with similar child marriage figures. And, should be supported by all political parties leaving their political and religious differences aside. As it affects a great number of our girls that are unable to completely live out their childhood.

The secrets and benefits of yoga: A fight with Diabetes

The secrets and benefits of yoga: A fight with Diabetes

The secrets and benefits of yoga: A fight with Diabetes

Yoga’s many health benefits include aiding in the management of Diabetes without leading to its dangerous complications. Yes, you can indulge in sweets, cakes, and chocolate occasionally, but remember that the central teachings of yoga are self-control and discipline, as well as avoiding overindulgence. So, when you practice yoga regularly and follow its principles, it is your best insurance to lead a healthy and long life.

Diabetes is not curable. But you can keep it at bay!

It is early in the evening. You just had a late, heavy dinner, and you are full, but something is still missing. You just can’t put your finger on it, and it suddenly flashes on you – you missed your dessert-the eternal ‘muh meetha (mouth sweetening)’ moment. You stare into the fridge, the light illuminating frozen dinners and boxes of leftovers, and then your eyes go to what you have been searching for – that box of sweets that your relatives had brought the other day, bless their hearts. As you dive into the divine world of ‘pedas’ and ‘rasgullas,’ the old newspaper wrapped around the packet catches your eye. Right before you can sink your teeth in, you see an article on Diabetes peeking into your soul, questioning your decision with a headline that announces, ‘1.5 million deaths are directly attributed to diabetes each year’. You remember talking with your relatives yesterday about how their 48-year-old neighbor had kidney failure due to high sugar and died last week. You congratulate them on their audacity to bring sweets, and an eternity of inner monologue later, you keep those sweets, untouched and virgin-like, back in the fridge as you stare at them longingly. At the same time, you close the fridge door and walk away.

Excuse my amateurish attempt at humor, as there is nothing humorous about Diabetes. There are currently nearly 80 million people with Diabetes in India, and by 2045, 135 million Indians will have the disease. Worldwide, the number is even scarier, as according to the WHO, 422 million people around the globe have Diabetes, and the number is expected to rise.

Diabetes is a “slow poison.” It is a disease associated with other conditions like high blood pressure leading to heart attacks, kidney failure, blindness, and other ailments. Diabetes is not curable, but it can be managed. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to understand how you can live a decent lifestyle by enjoying sweets in moderation and at the same time get your Diabetes controlled. Unfortunately, there is no drug known to mankind that can cure Diabetes. While a significant armamentarium of medications can help control your blood sugar, some come at the cost of having side effects. Many effective diabetic drugs have fallen into disrepute because they do not protect the heart. The present dictate to pharmaceutical manufacturers is only to discover medicines that have proven protection for the heart. The simple reason being a diabetic mostly dies due to heart disease or its complication.

It is essential to understand that medications, even when taken appropriately, do not cure or treat diabetes mellitus. This disease is called a lifestyle disease, and its treatment requires extensive lifestyle changes, with medications secondary to it. Millions of people have successfully been able to keep their Diabetes absolutely in control after engaging in radical lifestyle changes. Though it sounds complicated and impossible, it will disrupt your regular work and almost certainly entail giving up your profession. Fortunately, such fears are uncalled for because all you need to do is practice yoga for half an hour 4/5 days a week, including 10 minutes of mindfulness and meditation. You might be thinking that it is a long prescription. It is not. Unlike our teeming millions of “asana experts,” that fill the yoga space in social media with their verbose claims of how they do challenging yoga postures (asanas) or post pictures of themselves bent at every joint. Unfortunately, none of that is yoga! More importantly, this is different from the yoga you need to do. Whether you would like preferable call some of them ” monkey dances” is something I will let you decide. Yoga is a practical and effective lifestyle modification that involves Asanas (Postures), Dharana (Mindfulness), and Dhyana (Meditation). Whether you believe it or not, at least seven of the eight components of yoga are essential to induce a lifestyle change. Yoga space has been unfortunately polluted by half-baked experts who need clinical training. Whether yoga works or not in Diabetes is not based on my personal experience. I would then be no different from the “erudite” neighborhood yoga practitioner or Guru who believes their experience is all that is required to prove that it works. Unfortunately, clinical medicine, including yoga therapy, is a scientific proposition propelled by research and not by witch doctors’ voodoo medicine! 

Regular walks, combined with specific yoga poses like Dhanurasana and multiple twisting poses, can be helpful for people with Diabetes, as it helps burn off the excess sugar that has built up in their bodies and stimulate insulin production. In addition, Surya Namaskara, or Sun Salutation, is a sequence of 12 powerful yoga asanas, which is another effective way to reign in your rising blood sugar level. However, it can be modified by doing a faster variation that consumes more calories.

Another point on which modern medicine agrees with yogic principles is that stress exacerbates Diabetes. When stressed, your body releases hormones that can cause blood sugar to increase and blood pressure and heart rate. In addition, multiple studies have found that yoga can improve anxiety and stress. Depression and anxiety are common reactions to stress, and practicing yoga regularly can-do wonders for your mental health. However, asanas or postures have minimal effect on reducing stress on bringing about respite to mental aberrations like anxiety or depression. Thus, it is essential to practice the entire gamut of yoga, which includes concentration, mindfulness, and meditation.

Last but not least, ‘you are what you eat’ might be quite literal for people with Diabetes. Indulging your sweet tooth urges might make you sweeter, literally, by increasing the blood sugar level in your body. This, unfortunately, has multifarious unseen ramifications, including blocking blood vessels leading to heart attack, stroke, or even amputations! People who have Diabetes should be aware of how essential it is, in addition to their yoga practice, to maintain a disciplined approach to their Ahara (diet). Yoga is effective in bringing blood sugar levels under control, particularly when combined with dietary modifications. If you have Diabetes, the most important thing you can do for your health is to pay close attention to what you put in your body, basically your diet. A diet that includes plenty of whole grains, fresh fruits, and raw veggies is low in calories and fat and contributes to an alkaline diet of high-quality natural foods. Avoid overeating by eating modest, frequent meals.

Best life lessons from Bhagavad Gita to overcome stress

Best life lessons from Bhagavad Gita to overcome stress

Best life lessons from Bhagavad Gita to overcome stress

Bhagavad Gita: Generally most people are stressed out these days. On top of that tremendous stress and anxiety have gripped Indian professionals around the world, after big tech companies underwent a massive layoff. Losing jobs suddenly is an evident pain, as we all know how important earning money is for keeping the basics of life on track.

In these situations, perhaps Bhagavad Gita could be of great help. When a confused Arjuna turned to his charioteer, Lord Krishna, for advice at the Kurukshetra, Lord Krishna stated some rational philosophical concepts that are relevant even today. Stress at work or in personal life can bog you down and debilitate you from doing any good to yourself or others. In fact the Bhagavad Gita talks about ways to handle stress.

This epic scripture has the answers to all our problems. It was considered a spiritual dictionary by Mahatma Gandhi and was a book of inspiration for many leaders of the Independence movement.
In his book ‘Universal Message of Bhagavad Gita Volume 1’ Swami Ranganathananda says, ‘In normal life difficulties come. If you can bear a little, probably things would be better a little later. When you swim in the ocean, the waves come and buffet you, dash against you. So when the waves come, duck underneath; and it goes away, you come up again. That is the way to deal with the waves. They come and they go. They are not always there. So you can always have the capacity developed to swim against the waves by this method.’

A few of these Bhagavad Gita quotes can help bring life back on the right track.

Best Bhagavad Gita Learnings

  1. Whatever happened, happened for the good. Whatever is happening, is happening for the good. Whatever will happen, will also happen for the good
  2. You have the right to work, but never to the fruit of work
  3. Change is the law of the universe. You can be a millionaire, or a pauper in an instant
  4. The soul is neither born, and nor does it die
  5. You came empty handed, and you will leave empty handed
  6. Lust, anger and greed are the three gates to self-destructive hell
  7. Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is
  8. When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place
  9. There is neither this world, nor the world beyond. Nor happiness for the one who doubts
  10. We are kept from our goal not by obstacles, but by a clear path to a lesser goal
  11. A person can rise through the efforts of his own mind; or draw himself down, in the same manner. Because each person is his own friend or enemy
  12. You are only entitled to the action, never to its fruits.
  13. Winter, summer, happiness, and pain; Giving, appearing, disappearing; Non-permanent, all of them; Just try to tolerate.
  14. Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.
  15. If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, a fruit or water, I will accept it.
  16. Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.
  17. You are what you believe in. You become that which you believe you can become.
  18. Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.
  19. The spirit is beyond destruction. No one can bring an end to spirit which is everlasting.
  20. Through selfless service, you will always be fruitful and find the fulfillment of your desires
  21. In the dark night of all beings awakes to Light the tranquil man. But what is day to other beings is night for the sage who sees.
  22. The spirit is beyond destruction. No one can bring an end to spirit which is everlasting.
How to Create Impressive Matrimony Profiles

How to Create Impressive Matrimony Profiles

How to Create Impressive Matrimony Profiles –

Marriages are made in heaven. This is well known, but it is dependent on the Platform you choose. To find the best match, you must first find the appropriate profiles of brides and grooms and get to know each other.

The websites must always be user-friendly and easily accessible. It should be designed in such a way that both the Young and the elderly members of the family can use it comfortably. There are many features on these matrimonial websites that usually attract people and allow them to easily put up their profiles on any matrimonial site with complete privacy.

To get the perfect match you should know how to create an matrimony profile, by satisfying all the terms that one sees in his/her soul-mate.

We have a few tips to create an impressive matrimony profile

1) Try to be truthful about the information you’ve provided on the site

The information you provide must be appealing, complete, and entirely genuine. When providing information about yourself, you should be honest. Always provide accurate and up-to-date information. As a result, it will assist you in finding the ideal match.

2) Pictures Are Heart of All the Matrimonial Sites

Profile pictures are your only identity, defining you as what and how you appear in reality and will provide you with a genuine badge. These profile pictures make an impression on viewers, attracting them to your profile. You should and can upload as many pictures as you want; this scenario will help the other person learn about your personality and, more importantly, how you look and maintain yourself.

3) Make Sure That Your Profile Is Perfect with Mandatory details

You should always include all the required and mandatory details about yourself, and if possible about your social media accounts (such as Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, and so on), so that the other person can easily go through the profiles and get to know you better.

4) Mention the Family Background

This is one of the most important aspects of your matrimonial profile. The matrimonial profile must include information about your family, such as what they do, how many members there are in a family, and so on. This will allow the opposing party or his or her family to learn about the family status.

5) Partner Choice and Preferences

Generally, the matrimonial profile consists of 2 terms

  1. Personal details
  2. Partner preferences.

Personal information should be genuine and not over-promoted. No high expectations while writing the partner preferences. When discussing it with that person, you should always be practical and detailed with your words.

Browse all the top Profiles and Select the Best One for Yourself:

To attract people, you should create an eye-catching profile. Check out some of the top profiles on various matrimonial sites to get ideas about how they introduce themselves and what type of information they present, but don’t copy the details or patterns of any profile. Be genuine and truthful in your profile.

So, what are you waiting for? Create your impressive and appealing matrimony profile today in

LIST: Best and Top Ten Matrimony Websites in India

The best marriage sites in India for finding your perfect partner!

The best marriage sites in India for finding your perfect partner!

The best marriage sites in India for finding your perfect partner!

If you’re looking for the best marriage sites in India, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled a list of the top websites for finding your perfect match, whether you’re Hindu, Muslim, Sikh or Christian.

The sites on our list are all free to join and have been carefully selected to offer the best possible experience for Indian singles. With so many options to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect site for you!

So, what are you waiting for?

Start your search for the perfect partner today!

Shaadi season is here! Find your perfect match on our free shaadi portal today!

The search for the perfect life partner is a very important decision that every person has to make at some point in their life. And with the rise of online dating and matrimonial websites, the process of finding a suitable match has become easier than ever before.

But with so many options to choose from, it can be tough to know which website is right for you. That’s why we’ve created a free shaadi portal that helps you find your perfect match without any hassle.

Indian Marriage: The Top 5 Affordable Matrimonial Sites in India

Indian Marriage: The Top 5 Affordable Matrimonial Sites in India

Indian Marriage: The Top 5 Affordable Matrimonial Sites in India

When it comes to finding the right partner, there are a lot of factors to consider. But if you’re on a budget, one of the most important things to look for is an affordable matrimonial site.

There are a lot of marriage websites out there that cater to different budgets. But which ones are the most affordable?

Here are the top 8 affordable matrimonial sites in India:

These sites offer a variety of features and price points, so it’s important to compare them before making your final decision.

Here’s what you should look for:

1. Does the site have a good reputation?

Check out online reviews to get an idea of what other users think of the site.

2. Is the site easy to use?

You should be able to create a profile and search for matches without any difficulty.

3. What kind of customer service does the site offer?

If you have any problems using the site, you should be able to contact customer service for help.

4. What are the membership fees?

Some sites charge monthly membership fees, while others require a one-time payment.

5. Is there a mobile app?

If you want to be able to access your account on the go, look for a site that has a mobile app.

Once you’ve considered all of these factors, you’ll be able to choose the right affordable matrimonial site for your needs.

True Love on Matrimony Sites: How to Find It

True Love on Matrimony Sites: How to Find It

True Love on Matrimony Sites: How to Find It

When you’re looking for true love, a matrimony site can be a great way to find that special someone. But with so many options out there, how do you choose the right one? And once you’ve found a site, how do you maximize your chances of finding true love?

Here are some tips to help you find true love on matrimony sites:

1. Choose a reputable site

There are many matrimony sites to choose from, but not all of them are created equal. Do your research to find a site that has a good reputation and is well-established.

2. Create a strong profile

Once you’ve chosen a site, take some time to create a strong profile. Include recent photos and honest information about yourself. Be clear about what you’re looking for in a partner.

3. Be proactive

Don’t just sit back and wait for someone to contact you. Take the initiative and reach out to potential partners yourself. Send messages and start conversations.

4. Be patient

Finding true love takes time, so don’t get discouraged if you don’t find your perfect match right away. Keep at it and eventually you’ll find someone who’s right for you.

5. Be open-minded

When you’re looking for true love, it’s important to keep an open mind. You may not find your ideal partner right away, but if you’re open to meeting new people and getting to know them, you’ll increase your chances of finding someone special.

Following these tips will help you increase your chances of finding true love on a matrimony site. So don’t give up – keep searching and eventually you’ll find the one.

What's the biggest obstacle to finding your true love?

What’s the biggest obstacle to finding your true love?

What’s the biggest obstacle to finding your true love?

For most people, finding true love is the ultimate goal. But what’s the biggest obstacle to achieving that goal? According to a new study, it’s not what you might think.

The study, which was conducted by a team of researchers at the University of Delhi, found that the number one obstacle to finding true love is actually yourself. That’s right, self-doubt is the number one killer of relationships.

The study found that people who are doubtful of their own attractiveness and worth are more likely to be single. In other words, if you don’t believe that you’re worthy of love, you’re likely to stay single.

So, if you’re looking for your true love, the first step is to believe in yourself. Once you do that, the rest will fall into place.

Here are a few tips to get you started.

  1. Be confident in yourself. If you don’t believe that you’re worthy of love, no one else will.
  2. Be positive. Negative thinking will only attract negative people and experiences into your life.
  3. Be open-minded. Don’t let your preconceived notions about what love should look like blind you to the possibilities that are out there.
  4. Be patient. True love takes time to find. If you rush into things, you’re more likely to end up with someone who isn’t right for you.
  5. Be honest with yourself. Take a close look at what you want and need in a relationship. If you’re not honest with yourself, you’ll never find someone who truly meets all of your needs.

By following these simple tips, you can open yourself up to finding true love. So don’t wait any longer, start believing in yourself today!

Matrimony Websites in India - A Comprehensive Guide

Matrimony Websites in India – A Comprehensive Guide

Matrimony Websites in India – A Comprehensive Guide

With over 1.3 billion citizens, India is the second most populous country in the world. Not surprisingly, there is a huge demand for matrimony websites in India. is one of the oldest and most popular matrimony websites in India, with over 20 million registered users.

There are many other matrimony websites in India, each catering to a specific religion, caste, or community. For example, there are Christian matrimony websites, Muslim matrimony websites, Sikh matrimony websites, etc.

Choosing the right matrimony website can be a daunting task, given the sheer number of options available. In this article, we will provide a comprehensive guide to help you choose the right matrimony website for your needs.

# The Different Types of Matrimony Websites in India

There are broadly two types of matrimony websites in India – paid and free.

Paid matrimony websites offer a wide range of features, including but not limited to, detailed profiles, horoscope matching, recommendations, customer support, etc. These features come at a price, which can range from a few hundred rupees to a few thousand rupees per year.

Free matrimony websites, on the other hand, offer only basic features like profile creation and search. If you want to avail of additional features like horoscope matching or customer support, you will have to pay for them separately.

# The Benefits of Using a Matrimony Website

There are many benefits of using a matrimony website, whether paid or free.

Some of the benefits of using a paid matrimony website include:

Detailed profiles

You can find out detailed information about the person you are interested in, including their education, profession, hobbies, interests, etc. This helps you make an informed decision about whether or not they are the right match for you.

Horoscope matching

Many paid matrimony websites offer horoscope matching services. This is helpful if you believe in astrology and want to find a partner whose horoscope is compatible with yours.


Based on your preferences and criteria, paid matrimony websites can provide recommendations of potential matches for you. This saves you a lot of time and effort in finding the right person for you.

Customer support

Paid matrimony websites typically have better customer support than free websites. This is helpful if you have any problems with the website or need any assistance in finding a suitable match for yourself.

Better security

Paid matrimony websites typically have better security measures in place to protect your personal information from being misused or hacked.

Verified profiles

Paid matrimony websites typically have more verified profiles than free websites. This means that there is a lower chance of coming across fake profiles or scammers on these websites.