Saturday, 30 July 2016

Choose temporary or permanent healthy lifestyle

The slogan "Food gives energy" is taught in the schools for kids . When we take food it gets digested . We have to expend the energy we get from food so that we need to eat again to get the same. This vicious circle should not be broken . When there is a break it leads to many physical problems . Hence it is a must to see that we consume sufficent quantity of food for survival and work enough to make it into energy. The food portion which stays as wastage should be driven off from our system . Oherwise it may create many disceaes.

Quality or Quantity which counts

When I was doing my gratuation I went to a small town in Tamil Nadu to attend the annual NCC camp .There we were 500 cadets attending the same. Once it so happened that all the cadets were shouting at the Mess incharge for the lesser quantity of food served . Next day in the parade hall the Commander incharge raked up the issue of lesser quantity of food. He reasoned out that the food was given as per the budget amount allotted. He suggested that where quanitity was the primary concern quality would not be there. He suggeted to raise the hands whoever wants to have more quantity.Alarmingly there was no one for quality but everyone raised their hands for quanity.But the reality is that we should take qualty food only if we want to lead a hale and helathy life.

Three key rules for molding our food habits and lead a disease free, successful and happy life.

1. We shoud take food whenever we feel hungry.

Actually we have got a routine way of taking food thrice in a day,i.e in the morning , afternoon and night. In between we take tea or coffee along with or without tiffin in the evening. We take tiffin which is mostly falls under the category fast food. How terrifically we are overloading our stomach .

2. We should take only fresh and nutrious food prepared in a hygenic environmnet .

We are what we eat . Hence our food should be made of clean and neat in the form of healthy food . The ingredience shoud not be adulaterated .

3. More and more vegetables and fruits are to be taken .

We are supposed to avoid three whitish items namely rice, wheat and sugar if we need to run our our life smoothly sans medical expenditure. vegetables and fruits give so much strength to our body .

We eat to live and do not live to eat . Hence our food habits should be in favour of maintaining our health rather they should not be allowed to spoil the same. We should not take vitamin tablets and other nutrients in large quality as the body will store the excess of such elements. They will become toxic to our body as a result they beocme venomous.

We have to drink the food and drink the water by which I mean to say we should not take the food in a hurried manner but in a relaxed way chewing enough to break the food particles into liquid form. Then alone digestion will be easier.

Last but not least that whoever is passionate about enjoying a healthy life should follow his/her heart and not give in to the tongue . The taste buds only ask for more and more tasty food . But we should be alert as a health conscious person and avoid junk food totally at all cost . We should take organic foods only occassionally we can take junk foods but it is not recommended. 

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I only follow quality foods because I am very particular about my health as I don't want to go to doctor for any number of reasons including food poisoning. If I had to specify, I have gone to the hospital only for three times. I have also donated my blood for 5 years. Healthy foods acts as a disciplinarian while Junk foods acts as a spoiler of health leading to multiple disease later on in life if not visible in the present. So I always desire healthy food over Junk food.

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Thursday, 28 July 2016


The Job Charnock Riddle by Victor Ghoshe
                                           PAGES : 395

                                          AUTHOR: VICTOR CHOSHE

                                          PUBLISHED ON  ; 2015

                                           PUBLISHED BY ; RUMOUR BOOKS INDIA

                                            Genere  : Fiction/ Action/Adventrue.

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                                           Author Links: Goodreads

I sincerely thank Shri Victor Chose for having sent me the hard copy of the above book in exchange for an honest review.

My take

The Job Charnock Riddle is a fantastic and amazing crime thriller crafted by the author with the prompt research and brilliant craftsmanship.. It is a must read for all irrespective of age . I read the book with all the spirit and interest . History repeats itself always . When I studied in the school whenever the teacher came to take lesson on history there would be pin drop silence and we listened to the historical events with awestruck attention.  Some small part of history always evokes interest .  The novel explores the events related to the British colonial era.The core of the novel is a riddle to be solved .It revolves around the unleashing of the secret buried three hundred years back .It carries the adventures of the intelligent characters. Since the story runs during the present period all the new technology like GPRS etc is utilized. As for characters are concerned, the author has given full justification.

About the Author

Shri Victor Ghoshe. His debut novel in English is already proclaimed as the Indian version of The DaVinci Code . I am glad to pronounce that the author is inspired by history and he has excelled in creating a novel with passion exclusively for bibliophiles. The book may be termed as a gem for it holds the most important historical happenings. The reader can never find out which portion is fact and which is fiction as the story is blended with such a perfect narration.  The flow is simple ,direct and honest .   The genius of the author is visible at each and every situation.  He has toiled burning the midnight oil, which fact has reflected in bringing this superb and worth reading novel. It has got all the ingredients of a crime thriller like kidnapping , murder, chasing , suspense ,adventures and sufferings .The unfurling of a secret buried in the ground some 300 years back is handled nicely. The story revolves around characters mostly professionals in their respective field and also events which are adventurous coated with tension and anxiety and also joyfulness.

The plot

The story is woven on three angles.

In the Prologue I and II  we see the happenings involving Job Charnock a senior officer of The East Indian Company who has buried a treasure . He has made a riddle consisting of a combination of puzzles , the solution will give the clues for getting the treasure.

The first one revolves around Eric Roy , the protagonist Forty year old who had quit his high profile government job and embarked on his career in academic as a history lecturer In Presidency college Kolkatta . He, along with his cousin Aurin 17 years younger to him doing his doctoral research in History from Oxford university was tracing the journey of Jenny sister of Aurin friend Sarah . Jenny is a British researcher.She happened to find out the solutions for the riddle which fact is known by a rival group.  Indeed Jenny was kidnapped . Eircroy , Aurin and Sarah were following the kidnappers to rescue Jenny. So many incidents took place during the journey.  . They are facing the life and death situations frequently and in this do or die battle they are struggling and succeeding.Most of the novel speaks about their efforts and sufferings in finding out Jenny.

In next angle we have got Father Gerbrand Smit is a Dutchman, originally he was a history teacher in St Xavier's college, Kolkata. Presently he is holding a honorary post in the Chuchura Armenian church of St John the Baptist He stumbles upon the riddle and he makes his own efforts to find out the secret in his own way. He is a one man army and he travels many places to get the clues solved by working hard to find out the treasure hidden by Job Charnock. . His role is utilized for finding the truth which fact the author has taken intelligently to move the novel smoothly .

In final angle the events associated with the perpetrators are depicted in a  clear pattern . Especially the kidnapping aspect is dealt in a straight and elaborate way . Different kinds of the same are explained to be understood by a layman. Gruesome methods adopted are explained . Modus operaendi to kidnap is given. The heinous crime executed by them is gruesome and their inhuman activities create panic in the reader.

A secret group formed for the sake of some "faith " has also played a vital role in moving the story.The members of such a group make their own plan and go in their way to find out the treasure.

My verdict

I like all the characters .Especially I admire Sid , assistant of Eric for his intelligence and reflex in finding out the truths relevant to the story. I also appreciate Jenny for having found the thesis to be pronounced as nothing less than "an Indiana Jones " blockbuster. Also the prose is depicted beautifully , and the reader is never taken for granted, but he is directed towards the unexpected events in a simple and straight manner.  One aspect the book seems outstanding is in its honest narration. Apart from being an engaging read the book satisfies the reader with several informations. I like the symbol which gives so many clues to the story and the reader is enlightened about their significance . The Map of Bengal serves the purpose of identifying the location and relate to the story simultaneously.  Since Christian religion is associated in the novel so many aspects belong to the same is discussed . For example the instrument 'Jacob's Staff' is explained in such a way to be understood by the ordinary reader . Similarly the story is moving around famous churches. 

 I cannot find any negative aspect of the book. But I feel there should be more pages at the climax to give clarifications and details to make the novel completely.Also, I find it odd that Eric and his associates are discussing about the quality of food restaurant , etc when they are actually searching for Jenny . How it is possible when your friend is in trouble and your aim is to save her?

Important quotes in the book

Life is beautiful with capital F This sentence is repeated in the novel and I could not catch the point or meaning . This capital F the author wants to convey about the Food everyone is in need of, I presume.

Regardless of the situation , don't let your enemy win.... and have regrets .... for it will be a god's  day.

You can start new things at any point of your life ,it's never too late .

We can either let circumstances rule us and make our lives miserable , or we can take charge and create our own rules for making our lives better.

 Time is life , time is death, -time is key. Time is faith.

The cover design is superb and wonderful .

My Rating: 5/5 stars

Saturday, 16 July 2016


Ignorance of law is no excuse. As a citizen of any nation, one has to be aware of the law and custom of the same  and act accordingly. Where there is deviaition punishment follows . Income tax law is no exemption . Knowledge is power. The more we learn about the law the more we are enlightened.To file the Income tax return should be the  primary concern of all having taxable income. It is a simple and easy job . Systematic planning would help to a large extent.

The Income tax law provides for taxing the people ,it also gives so many sops to mitigate them. For example , there are some exemplary category of investments which are eligible under Section 80 C upto Rs 150000/- . Similarly ,there are many provisions  in the law which are putting the tax payers in an advantageous position.A little more effort on their part to know the law in a nutshell will help them a lot.

In the Bible there is a mention about payment of tax. Jesus advises ,"   Therefore render to Cesarer that are Ceaser's and to God the things that are God's.  "We are morally bound to pay tax and file the return as prescibeld by the Income tax law . Any laxity in this regard will take us to anguish and agony. We are all social beings and in a social environment ,we have to adhere to the rules and regulations imposed under the law so that there will be harmony and peacefulness. Where there is no respect for law, there will be chaos only leading to more and more problems and complications. "Neglect  of small is the confustion of great" James Allen has said . With the due attention and carefulness we can follow the laws and live a smooth and happy life.

With the advent of computer technology it has become very easy to scrutinise and follow up the tax evaders . Every Government department is going  to the digital concept . It is very simple to coordinate and find out the defaulters . This fact, everyone should understand and take into account . For example a person who is showing  incorrect data   in respect of his proceeds from the sale of his immovable property will be caught by the data given by the department dealing in such transactions.Hence it is important to convey  the correct and original figures to avoid any room for scrutiny.

The significance of filing the Income tax Return

We go for medical check up every year to ascertian our physical health . Similarly our financial health is to be reviewed once in a year and the Income tax return gives an oppurtunity to do the same. We can prepare a budget for the next year and plan ahead.

If we file the returns on regular basis it would be helpful to get a loan and also for obtaining visa. This return tells about about our honesty and integrity . 

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Friday, 15 July 2016


As per Income tax law ,it is mandatory to file the Income Tax return by all the Indian citizens  whoever is having taxable income, within 31st July of the relevant Accounting year. Any person who has flled his return will get the following Golden benefits.

1. Peace of mind. Whoever has filed his return as per law will have a peaceful life and he is free from worry,stress and tension . He will have good slumber .

2. Courage. Whoever has filed his return can face the world confidently and he needs  not hide, but lifts  his collar of his shirt to boast about his honesty and integrity.

3. Recognition.  The society honors the honest person for having filed his return and he is respected as a law abiding fellow.

In those days salaried people went to his employer for Form 16 and sought an auditor to file his return. "BEWARE OF IDES OF MARCH."These famous are words uttered by the soothsayer in the classic Shajkpaeare drama"Julius Ceaser" when Ceaser is entering into his palace to address his senators. They give an alarm to all who are  liable to pay tax  before 15th of March every year. In those days when I worked , as a student of    English literature I used to recollect this line when we made  efforts   for filing the return. It is not a child's play to overlook the date and omit to pay the tax within the specified time.

As far as the  Income tax law is concerned, every action is time bound and you ignore the same you have to pay the penalty.The significance of filing the return will be understood if the following aspects are taken into account.

Nowadays it is very simple to file the return as there are many tools in the form of software to assist the taxpayers for a hassle free job. The Income Tax department has given all  the guidance and instructions to handle the same in a simple and quick manner . One needs not be a tech-savvy to undertake the task .But a basic knowledge of computer will  be sufficient. There are so many companies which are ready to help them by filing the return using  the online facility.

Tax evasion is a  sin . If one practices to file the return as a routine affair ,it becomes the part and parcel of his life . As far as salaried people are concerned the employer takes care of deducting the tax and Form 16 is enough for filing the return. For business people they have to declare their income to the audiitor who will take care of filing the return on their behalf. Nowadays to get a loan  the financial institutions insist for three years IT returns to assess the credit worthiness.

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room  in this earth. This is a famous quote of Muhamed ali.We  have to pay income tax so that the poor will be taken care of by the Goverrnment by planning and implementing welfare measures.

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Sunday, 10 July 2016

Horlicks growth drink for the growth of children

I  gave my children Horlicks since they were young. It is a trusted brand and I don’t have to question its authenticity. The children are pillars of future India. They are gifts from God and hence they should be treated well with proper nourishment and energy- giving food. For a healthy nation, the children should be protected and given due care and attention so that they become great leaders. They will lead our country in the most prosperous way. Apart from the  education they should be given training for both physical and mental health. All children are not born with a silver spoon. We hear about children dying of malnutrition. Optimum level of nutrition and good diet are only in the dreams of many parents because of higher food inflation and the  cost of living.

There is a loss of growth in children due to several factors,  the major one being hereditary. But if there is no growth because of other reasons we have to look for the solutions. The growth of the children reflects more on the bones and flesh.Both the height and weight are important factors to decide the growth aspect. Hence, the children must get the most healthiest  diet. Many young children are addicted to junk foods. This results in obesity and other complications. Children should be discouraged to take fast food which is harmful to their health. Instead of fast food, children should be encouraged to take millets, nuts and healthy food like Horlicks

Regular medical checkups will give a clear picture about the growth of the children. Where there is loss of growth, it should not be taken for granted but should be addressed as a crucial and significant issue. A healthy body means a healthy mind as they are interrelated. Thus, the importance of health of the children should be stressed upon on the war footing level. Vitamins and minerals are essential for the growth of the children and so their diet should include all the good ingredients of strength and energy. In god's creation all the fingers are not  the same  and similarly all are not born with equal opportunities and circumstances. Some are born very rich and some belong to upper middle class and some are born poor to very poor.
 Economic situations are not favorable for all. The current scenario gives an alarming sign of degradation of monetory  value and the major budget of middle class family goes to food. Nowadays, parents are ready to spend for the education of children. They are given tuition in the following subjects.

2)Vedic Maths

The list is endless. Only children are burdened to pursue this and that subject and what not. In this struggle, they become machine for scoring high marks and other recognitions. They are deprived of their childhood fun and happiness. The parents should be enlightened about the proper growth of the children. So it’s a must for the parents to give drinks like Horlicks growth which is a savior of the children. It also helps the parents meeting their expectations. The psychological aspect of loss of growth should be also viewed because the children who don’t grow are subjected to stress and depression just like the  elders. They may also be subjected to bullying by their peers which results in inferior complex and other problems. This may lead to some physical ailments also in the long run.So I advise all the parents to trust Horlicks growth and become a beneficiary. 

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