May 14, 2017: Search engine giant Google on Sunday celebrated Mother’s Day and the spirit of motherhood with a cute cactus doodle.
Mother’s Day is celebrated in India and many other countries on the second Sunday of May annually. The day is marked to celebrate and cherish the unconditional love, compassion, and sacrifices made by mothers in bringing up their children.
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In six animated images, the doodle series portrays a woman entering motherhood projected through a cactus.
The doodle presents a pregnant cactus giving birth to a baby cactus, bringing it up, taking care, guiding her babies, showering her love and finally living a settled life with grown-up cacti.
There is a small history attached to how the celebration of Mother’s Day began.
It is believed that Anna Marie Jarvis began this custom in the US to fulfil her mother, social activist Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis’ unfulfilled dreams.
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On May 10, 1908, Anna Jarvis held a public service at the school where her mother was a teacher and that’s how the celebration of Mother’s Day began.
On May 9, 1914, the late US President Thomas Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation following untiring efforts by Anna Marie Jarvis and declared the second Sunday of May as the national day for public expression of love and reverence for the mothers. IANS
New Delhi, October 20, 2017 : Vastu Shasta is the study involving energy, elements and directions. It focuses on a natural flow of energies in order to attract all positive elements to work together for a common good. Maintaining the vastu of a place is a delicate task. It is even more difficult, however important when a woman is aspiring to or beginning a new phase by bringing another life to the earth.
For all the expecting mothers, the following five vastu tips should be considered to have a smooth pregnancy,
Vastu Tips to Avoid Low Moods
Expectant mothers should refrain from staying in rooms with dark colors. Similarly, rooms with bleak colors, or those with dull shades or low feelings should not be chosen for an expecting mother or a woman trying to conceive.
Dull colors are known to have an upsetting effect on psychology. They can capable of instantly upsetting an individual’s mood.
Thus, staying in a room with dull colors can be a cause of depression for a new or expecting mother and can emotionally, mentally or physically harm both the mother and the child.
Vastu Tips on Colors For The Bedroom
As per vastu tips for pregnant women, dark colors such as red, black, orange etc should be avoided for rooms of an expectant mother. Instead subtle colors like light blues, white and yellow.
The color blue has a cooling effect. Additionally, the color purple also has a calming effect. To make the best use of their properties, expectant mothers can have a bulb that emits light blue or purple light.
Expecting mothers are also recommended to practice yoga to maintain overall health. If performed in a room with purple color light source, vastu experts believe the practice can be even more beneficial. The color purple strikes a balance between potassium and sodium levels and helps in the development, strengthening and maintenance of bones.
Additionally, vastu experts also recommend staying in a room illuminated by blue color to reduce any sort of pain during pregnancy.
Vastu tips on Sleeping Direction
Vastu tips for pregnant women say couples who plan to begin parenthood would benefit from staying in the south-east corner of the house. This can be also attributed to the direct heat from the sun which can cause body temperatures to rise and prove harmful for the expecting mother and her child.
Upon conceiving the child, the mother should shift to the north east direction until the baby is born. If completely shifting a room is not possible, the mother should spend a majority of her time in a room in the north-east direction. This should be continued even after the baby is born.
Vastu Tips to Keep Mind Engaged and for Positive Mood
It is always better to know about things that involve another person’s life; that makes sense. Reading not only informs and expands an individual’s knowledge, it also keeps them distracted and constrictively engaged.
During pregnancy, due to limitations, it is not possible to keep the expectant mothers engrossed in tasks that were previously performed. Rather than keeping idle, they can indulge in reading. Books keep the mind engrossed, challenge the brain to comprehend and think and also keep it active.
Books can be chosen as per individual preferences. However, vastu experts recommend reading inspiring and motivational books during pregnancy.
Books on happy subjects provide the expectant mothers with the right direction to think in, helps uplifts their mood and keeps them feeling refreshed and happy.
Also, mothers can place pictures of cute babies or healthy children in their rooms to feel positive and hopeful about motherhood.
Vastu Tips for the Brahmasthan
Vedic architecture is based on Vastu Shastra and holds a lot of prominence for proponents.
Brahmasthan is a principal part of the house as per Vedic architecture and community planning. It is the centre or the precise middle of a building a geographical area.
Going by vastu tips for expecting mothers, the brahmasthan should be free from any obstructions. This point inside the house must be free of any sort of furniture, pillar, wall or any other physical fixture. It must also be well lit with overhead lights such as skylights.
A baby can still make it to the world after the mother has been pronounced brain dead
To keep the body functioning requires continuous medical support
Essential hormones and nutrients must be supplied to the body of the brain dead mother
New Delhi, July 28, 2017: Twins in the womb of a brain-dead mother making it to the world, sounds no less than a miracle. A case in which the body of the mother was kept alive as a ‘living incubator’ and after 123 days, 2 babies were born in Lisbon, Portugal, confirms its possibility.
Sandra was pronounced brain dead after a heart attack. She was at that time 17 weeks pregnant, and it was presumed that the baby had also died. However, when the doctors in the intensive care unit, detected signs of life, they decided to consult the family on whether to keep Sandra’s body functioning, in an attempt to deliver the baby alive.
“Following the opinion of the ethics committee and clinical management of that hospital, and a concerted decision by the mother’s family and the paternal family of the child, it was agreed to maintain the pregnancy up to 32 weeks in order to ensure the viability of the foetus,” a statement by the hospital, mentioned The Telegraph report.
Sandra’s body was supplied essential hormones through tubes, which were also used to feed her and keep her breathing. The staff members and doctors at Lisbon’s San Jose Hospital used to sing songs to the unborn babies and touch the belly of the dead mother which happened to have worked wonders.
In a more recent case, in Brazil, a brain dead mother successfully gave birth to twins after the doctor managed to keep her alive for 123 days. The case tops any other reported instances of fetuses surviving in the womb of the brain dead mother.
Frankielen da Silva Zampoli Padilha, 21, died during pregnancy in October last year after suffering a stroke. In February, this year, her twins arrived in this world. Frankielen’s body was also kept alive to save her unborn children.
The procedure of bringing the unborn in the womb of a brain dead mother, to the world, is indeed complicated. Maintaining pressure, oxygenation, continuous nutrition, hormonal balance etc, requires the continuous support of medication. The blood pressure, blood flow needs to be constantly scrutinized as well.
But this, after all, can be considered as a mother’s last gift to her child!
-prepared by Samiksha Goel of NewsGram. Twitter @goel_samiksha
The law is expected to leave many low-class group jobless, critics says
June 02, 2017: As the government’s restrictions on the sale of cattle advances, farmers and livestock traders have become more equipped digitization buttressing the long term of Modi’s Digital India. A rapid search on online marketplaces, such as OLX, shows that hundreds of cows are up for sale in the virtual world.
Last week, The environment ministry announced animal markets could only trade cattle for agricultural purposes, such as ploughing and dairy production. The law is introduced against animal cruelty, but critics say they are aimed at pacifying hard-line Hindu supporters of the Modi government. The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday suspended the order for four weeks.
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The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday suspended the order for four weeks.
Ravi Sharma, the resident of Varanasi was suspicious when asked about his online post, selling a desi brown cow for Rs 75,000. He then stated he has no interest in selling to a certain minority group.
In Ghazipur, close to Varanasi, Bheem Singh wants to get rid of three cows at the earliest, thus selling at 50 percent less than the market price. “It’s too dangerous keeping cows anymore. Anyone can come and beat us,” he said.
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The past two years witnessed a rise in attacks on Muslims and lower caste Hindus involved in the cattle trade, leading to several deaths.
On May 26, a group of “cow protectors” thrashed two meat traders on the suspicion that they were carrying beef. Police in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara arrested five people, including an alleged member of the RSS who torched a truck last week, which they thought was carrying cows for slaughter.
Several state governments have appealed to the PM to revoke the order, which they say was issued without discussing them. While some have decided to drag the matter to the court.
Environment Minister, Harsh Vardhan, said cattle bought and sold directly from farms would not be affected by the government’s order. “The aim of the rules is only to regulate the animal market and sale of cattle in them and ensure (the) welfare of cattle” in the markets,” he said.
However, many critics see the move as a blow to beef and leather exports that will leave thousands of people jobless and deprive millions of Christians, Muslims and poor Hindus of a cheap source of protein.
Cows have been sold on e-commerce websites earlier also but were only available occasionally under the pets section. However, ever since the BJP swept to power in Uttar Pradesh in March with priest-turned-politician Yogi Adityanath becoming the chief minister, there has been a swift surge and the rise of the gau rakshaks, or cow vigilantes.
Critics say a sense of fear has been instilled in farmers and cattle owners who feel safer trading within the restraints of the internet rather than an open market.
– by Staff writer at Newsgram
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