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7th World Ayurveda Congress in Kolkata focusses on the revival of Trust in Therapeutic value of Ayurveda, which is threatened by Modern Medicines
Kolkata, Dec 4, 2016: After 6 successful sessions, the 7th World Ayurveda Congress took place in Kolkata from the 1st-4th December 2016. The previous versions were held in Cochin, Pune, Jaipur, Bengaluru, Bhopal and Delhi- were successful and have received a very god response. Bengaluru received the highest number of delegates and Pune had the highest number of visitors.
The 7th WAC was held at Science City in Kolkata. This event comprised of 5 plenary sessions, 25 parallel sessions and a huge number of presentations with associated events. The magnitude of the previous versions have elevated the expectations of the stakeholders, Ayurveda practitioners and enthusiasts.
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The goal of the WAC is to revive trust in the therapeutic value of Ayurveda, which is affected due to the advances in modern medicine and therefore people are losing trust in the traditional methods. It aims to make Ayurveda an integral part of healthcare. The WAC was started to provide the enthusiasts with a platform to support Ayurveda with the help of proper infrastructure. The WAC facilitates the acceptance of Ayurveda as a whole healthcare system is adaptable everywhere.
The enthusiasts and intellectuals who attended this conference saw eminent personalities speak during the 4-day event.
One of them is Dr. David Frawley, or Pandit Vamadeva Shastri who is an American Hindu teacher and author and has published many books on topics like the Vedas, Hinduism, Yoga, Ayurveda, Vedic astrology. He also founded the American Institute of Vedic Studies in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Pandit Vamadeva Shastri was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the President of India in 2015.
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Dr. Frawley questioned the marginalisation of Ayurveda in India which gave birth to the form of medical practice. He asks that if a communist government like China’s can promote and support their traditional medicine practices involving Chi, why could the Indian government not support Ayurveda until Narendra Modi’s term.
He pointed out that there is an increasing number of healthcare issues and the segment of the world’s population which cannot afford modern medicine need to resort to natural ways of healing like Yoga and Ayurveda. This means that Ayurveda needs to be more widespread and accessible around the world.
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“Drugs should be the last rather than the first means of treatment, beginning with natural healing methods like yoga and ayurveda instead. Special ayurvedic methods of oil massage and Pancha Karma, such as are popular in Kerala, can remove disease-causing factors before the disease even manifests,” said Dr. Frawley to DailyO.
The world and above all India should honor its traditional healing practices of Ayurveda and accept it just like it embraced Yoga.
-by Shivam Thaker of NewsGram. Twitter: @Shivam_Thaker
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Your monthly round up of the latest lifestyle launches, from luxury indulgences to artisanal creations, here's what you can look forward to :
Exciting news for all handbag lovers, luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton recently launched their limited edition handbags 'Artycapucines - Chapter 3'. Six internationally -- acclaimed artists have transformed the black canvas of the timeless Capucines bag into beautiful art pieces. Each bag will be available in a limited edition of 200 and will be released worldwide at the end of October 2021.
Exciting news for all handbag lovers, luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton recently launched their limited edition handbags. | Photo by Erik Mclean on Unsplash
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Looking for a quick festive fashion fix for you and your loved ones? E-commerce giant AJIO has announced it's hottest fashion sale starting September 30, 2021. The shopping platform has roped in stylista Sonam Kapoor as the face of the sale that will offer more than 2500 brands at discounted prices.
E-commerce giant AJIO has announced it's hottest fashion sale starting September 30, 2021. | Photo by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash
The country's leading design house, Good Earth, in collaboration with textile designer Madeline Weinrib will present its collection of 'butah' motif dinnerware and home textiles at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts, New York. The 'Heirloom Project' that honours diverse Islamic design techniques will display curated products from across the globe.
The 'Heirloom Project' that honours diverse Islamic design techniques will display curated products from across the globe. | Photo by Jean Vella on Unsplash
Sweet dreams are made of this! Iconic French patisserie Laduree has opened its first Indian outpost at Delhi's upscale Khan Market. Spread over three floors, the bakery currently has twelve macaron flavours, their signature pastries and tea cakes and other brunch and high-tea items on the menu. Bon appetit.
Iconic French patisserie Laduree has opened its first Indian outpost at Delhi's upscale Khan Market. | Pixabay
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Raw Mango's latest festive edit 'Moomal' goes live on their website on September 26, 2021. Inspired by the richness and diversity of Rajasthan, the collection consists of organza and silk saris and shararas, gota lehengas and kurtas and embroidered odhnis. The colours and silhouettes are just right for the upcoming festive season. (IANS/ MBI)
Raw Mango's latest festive edit 'Moomal' goes live on their website on September 26, 2021. | Photo by Souravi Sinha on Unsplash
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Actress Kangana Ranaut has talked about how her weight adjustments for her latest 'Thalaivii' that "messed up many things" in her body and left her with "permanent stretch marks". For her role in the film, based on the life of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and former actress J. Jayalalithaa, Kangana had to gain 20kg and undergo major physical transformation several times.
She took to Instagram to share her experience, detailing that doing all that over the six months period left her with "permanent stretch marks". "Gaining 20 kgs in 6 months and loosing it all within 6 months that too in my thirties messed up many things in my bodya I also have permanent stretch marks as well but art comes to life with a price and more often than not price is the artist him/herself," she wrote.
"Thalaivii" showcases the varied aspects of Jayalalithaa's life, tracing her journey as an actress at a young age to becoming the face of Tamil cinema, as well as the rise of the revolutionary leader who changed the course of the state's politics. Talking about her upcoming works, Kangana currently has 'Dhaakad'.
She is also shooting for her next 'Tejas', where she plays a fighter pilot. The Indian Air Force was the first of the country's defence forces to induct women into combat roles in 2016. The film takes inspiration from the landmark event. 'Tejas' is directed by debutant Sarvesh Mewara. The film will be RSVP's second film which pays a tribute to the Indian military after the immensely successful film "Uri: The Surgical Strike" which was released in January 2019. (IANS/ MBI)
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Signal's encrypted messaging app continues to be down on Monday after facing global outage on Sunday. The firm said it is working to fix it. "Hold tight, folks! Signal is currently down, due to a hosting outage affecting parts of our service. We're working on bringing it back up," the firm said in a tweet on Sunday.
The status website says the encrypted messaging app is "experiencing technical difficulties" and many people are also getting an in-app error message that says the same thing. Signal allows for secure and encrypted video, voice and text communication, but users are unable to send any messages.
According to Downdetector.com, users started reporting outages around 11:05 PM Eastern Standard Time and it appears to be affecting people around the world. Comments shared on Downdetector.com indicates that Signal was down for users from India, US, Germany, New Zealand, Netherlands, Australia, Brazil and many other countries.
"Down in Midwest USA. Signal was started by people connected to which secret 3-letter organization? (Look it up) Yep, that's right! An app disguised a privacy app to trick you into sharing more private information than you would with another messaging app," a user said. "I think Signal is having a rough day. Good luck, Team Signal. I'm sure you'll have it sorted out in a snap," said another. The encrypted messaging service has climbed to the top spot in the free apps category of the App Store in multiple countries, including India. (IANS/ MBI)
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