Monthly Archives: July 2011

Home Remedies: Acidity, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Diabetes…


— On Mon, 7/11/11, balvindersingh chug <> wrote:

From: balvindersingh chug <>
Subject: Home Remedies: Acidity, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Diabetes…
Date: Monday, July 11, 2011, 1:18 PM


Acidity, it is said, is worse than Cancer. It is one of the most common problems people encounter in their daily life. The home remedy for Acidity is Raw Grains of Rice.

The Process:
1. Take 8 – 10 grains of raw uncooked rice

2. Swallow it with water before having your breakfast or eating anything in the morning

3. Do this for 21 days to see effective results and continuously for 3 months to eliminate acidity from the body

The Cure:
Reduces acid levels in the body and makes you feel better by the day.


Cholesterol problem accompanies with Hypertension and Heart Problems. This is also one of the common problems in people who have High Blood Pressure and Diabetes. The home remedy for Cholesterol problem is RAW SUPARI or

Betel Nuts.

The Process:
1. Take Raw Supari (Betel Nut that is not flavoured) and slice them or make pieces of the same

2. Chew it for about 20 – 40 minutes after every meal

3. Spit it out

The Cure:
When you chew the supari, the saliva takes in the juice that is generated and this acts like a Blood Thinner. Once your blood becomes free flowing, it brings down the pressure in the blood flow, thereby reducing Blood Pressure too.


One of the simple home remedy cure for Blood Pressure is Methi Seeds or Fenugreek Seeds.

The Process:
1. Take a pinch of Raw Fenugreek Seeds, about 8 – 10 seeds

2. Swallow it with water before taking your breakfast, every morning

The Cure:
The seeds of Fenugreek are considered good to reduce the blood pressure.


There are 2 home remedies for Diabetes. One is Black Tea

and the other is Lady Fingers or Okra.

BLACK TEA: Due to high medication, the organ that is worst affected is the Kidney. It has been observed that Black Tea (tea without milk, sugar or lemon) is good for the Kidney. Hence, a cup of black tea every morning is highly advisable.

The Process:
1. Boil water along with the tea leaves (any tea leaves will do).

2. Drink the concoction without adding milk, sugar or lemon.

The Cure:
Black Tea will help in enhancing the function of the kidney, thereby not affecting it more.


Lady Finger/Okra is considered to be a good home medicine for diabetes.

The Process:
1. Slit the ladies finger into 2 halves vertically and soak it in water overnight.

2. The next morning, remove the ladies fingers and drink the water, before eating your breakfast.

The Cure:
After the ladies fingers are soaked overnight in the water, you can observe that the water becomes sticky in the morning. This sticky water is considered to be good for people who suffer from Diabetes.



APNA Newsletter – 14 New E-Books


Dear APNA Members and Friends:

I hope you are doing well. Following please find a list of 14 new e-books that we have recently uploaded on APNA web. If you would like to add any book to APNA Web’s book section, please send us a soft copy with the image of book title.

Let us know if you have any comments or suggestions.

Safir Rammah
Coordinator – Academy of the Punjab in North America (APNA)

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Punjabi Books in Shahmukhi Script

Kamal Kahani (Folk Stories) Saeed Bhutta

Punjabi Da Apna Arooz (Chhanda Bandi): Sadiq Taseer

Roop Rang (Criticism): Shehbaz Malik

Saadi Naama (Punjabi Translation of Gulistan and Bostan): Muhammad Sharif Sabir

Sada-e-Faqir (Poetry): Dr. Faqir Muhammad Faqir
Punjabi Books in Gurmukhi Script

Dabbu Shaster (Articles): Samarjeet Singh Shammi

Motian Di Chog (Travelogue): Baldev Singh Dhaliwal
Urdu Books

Punjab Ki Inqalabi Tehreeken (History): Satya M Roy

Zara Cambridge Tak (Travelouge): Tauseef Aized
English Books

Political Diaries of British Officers in Punjab (History)

The Indian Mutiny 1857-58 (History): Gregory Fermont-Barnes

The Rebel President – A Biographical Study of Subhas Chandra Bose (Biography): Dulrab Singh

The People of Path -1 (Sufism): Bhagwan Shree Ranjeesh

The People of Path -2 (Sufism): Bhagwan Shree Ranjeesh
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poonamstoryteller sent you a video: “Gora Speaking in Punjabi About Punjabi”


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Forgive the errors I made, like "changi javaab" and others. Another year in Punjab may be in order, haha.

Rare photographs of India 1800s -trying again


— On Tue, 7/5/11, Kaana Singh <> wrote:

From: Kaana Singh <>
Subject: Fw: Rare photographs of India
To: “jain harish harish” <>, “dr sarabjit singh sec lekhak sabha” <>, “premsingh artist” <>, “poonam preetlari” <>, “liaqat ali advocate high court” <>, “” <>, “anand sharma bhayander sharma” <>, “gulzar sandhu sandhu” <>, “anju firdous” <>, “krishna mehta” <>
Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2011, 5:35 PM

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इतना फॉरवर्ड करो की एक आन्दोलन ब न जाये


The Obamas when they visited India tried to impress the point that there are two Indias and they are with the downtrodden.
Earlier, an American President said that middle class Indians are eating too much or something like that.
Then our PM also said that inflation is also due to the fact that even lower economic classes are eating meat, ignoring vegetables..

The economic forces of the capitalist world sure seem to agree with this sort of an aandolan,to encourage voluntary redistribution and for measures to be taken for the same end?

इतनाफॉरवर्ड करो की एक आन्दोलन बन जाये

दर्द होता रहा छटपटाते रहे, आईने॒से सदा चोट खाते रहे, वो वतन बेचकर मुस्कुराते रहे
हम वतन के लिए॒सिर कटाते रहे”

280 लाखकरोड़कासवालहै …
भारतीयगरीबहैलेकिनभारतदेशकभीगरीबनहींरहा”* येकहनाहैस्विसबैंकके डाइरेक्टरका. स्विसबैंककेडाइरेक्टरनेयहभीकहाहैकिभारतकालगभग 280 लाखकरोड़रुपयेउनकेस्विसबैंकमेंजमाहै. येरकम इतनीहैकि

भारतकाआनेवाले 30 सालोंकाबजटबिनाटैक्सकेबनायाजासकताहै.

कि 60 करोड़रोजगारकेअवसरदिएजासकतेहै.
किभारतकेकिसीभीगाँवसेदिल्लीतक 4
लेनरोडबनायाजासकताहै. ऐसाभीकह सकतेहैकि 500 सेज्यादासामाजिकप्रोजेक्टपूर्णकियेजासकतेहै.

येरकम इतनीज्यादाहैकिअगरहरभारतीयको 2000 रुपयेहरमहीनेभीदिएजायेतो 60 सालतकख़त्मनाहो. यानी
नहींहै.जरासोचिये …

…हमारेभ्रष्टराजनेताओंऔरनोकरशाहोंनेकैसेदेशको लूटाहैऔरयेलूटकासिलसिलाअभीतक2011 तकजारीहै.
इससिलसिलेकोअबरोकना बहुतज्यादाजरूरीहोगयाहै. अंग्रेजोनेहमारेभारतपरकरीब 200 सालोतकराज करकेकरीब 1 लाख करोड़रुपयेलूटा.
मगरआजादीकेकेवल 64 सालोंमेंहमारेभ्रस्टाचारने 280 लाखकरोड़लूटाहै. एकतरफ 200 सालमें 1 लाखकरोड़हैऔरदूसरीतरफकेवल 64 सालोंमें 280 लाखकरोड़है.
यानिहरसाललगभग 4.37 लाखकरोड़,याहरमहीने करीब 36 हजारकरोड़भारतीयमुद्रास्विसबैंकमेंइनभ्रष्टलोगोंद्वाराजमा
करवाईगईहै. भारतकोकिसीवर्ल्डबैंककेलोनकीकोईदरकारनहींहै. सोचोकी कितनापैसाहमारेभ्रष्टराजनेताओंऔरउच्चअधिकारीयोंनेब्लाककरके

रखाहुआ है. हमेभ्रस्टराजनेताओंऔरभ्रष्टअधिकारीयोंकेखिलाफजानेकापूर्णअधिकार
है.हालहीमेंहुवेघोटालोंकाआपसभीकोपताहीहै – CWG घोटाला, २जी स्पेक्ट्रुमघोटाला , आदर्शहोउसिंगघोटाला … औरनाजानेकौनकौन

सेघोटाले अभीउजागरहोनेवालेहै
……..पलोगजोक्सफॉरवर्डकरतेहीहो. इसेभीइतना

इसेपढ़े … औरएकआन्दोलनबनजाये

Thanks & Regards,

An interesting letter to Nehru in 1958


“Let noble thoughts come to all from all sides”. Rigveda Letter to: Jawaharlal Nehru
4 August, 1958
Pandit Sri Jawaharlal Nehru,
Prime Minister of India,
New Delhi-2

My dear Pandit Ji,

Please accept my respectful Namaskar. I beg to inform you that your speech on 2/8/58 at the Gurukul University Haridwar, has given me some inspiration to inform you something about Indian culture. The basic principle of Indian culture is spiritualism which defies the external attraction of phenomenal materialism.

You are thinking of adjusting western ways of material adjustment with Indian culture of spiritualism and I beg to give you herewith the clue that materialism conducted with an aim of reaching spiritual perfection, is the right adjustment of human activity.

If the aim of spiritual realization is missed, the whole plan of materialism is sure to be frustrated and that is the law of Nature. The law of nature is so made by a superior authority and no body can surpass the intricacies of material nature simply by partial adjustment of material science. The history of the West beginning from the time of the Greeks and the Romans down to the modern age of atomic war — is a continuous chain of sense gratificatory materialism and the result is that the westerners were never in peace within the memory of 3000 years of historical records. Neither it will be possible for them at any time in future to live in peace till the message of spiritualism just suitable to the present age does not reach their heart.

Therefore India may not waste her time in imitating the western way of life. You have admitted that the position of India’s culture is of very high order. But at the same time you want to bring in material prosperity of India by scientific advancement of knowledge. And what is that scientific Knowledge? Spiritualism is also advanced scientific knowledge. Material advancement of scientific knowledge cannot give even the desired material prosperity to the people in general without spiritual help. Swaraj of Mahatma Gandhi was adjusted in spiritualism more than materialism. Do you think that horseless carriage or telephonic or radio communication or any other such ephemeral facilities of life, can bring in material prosperity? No it cannot. Material prosperity means that the people must have sufficient to eat or to maintain the body and soul together in sound health for further development in spiritual consciousness which is conspicuous by its absence in the
sense gratificatory life of the animal. Do you think that your different plans have brought in that standard of material prosperity or that modern western civilization can bring in that ideal prosperity? Even they are given all the facilities of material need yet the unrest will continue to go on till there is spiritual satisfaction of life. That is the secret of peace.

Both the Americans and the Russians are better materially advanced and although they have different political philosophy of life till they are not materially happy and peaceful because both of them are unconciously hankering after spiritual realization as the child cries for the mother without expression by language. You can help the people of the world for satisfying their spiritual hankering as the true Indian messenger of peace. The world has recognized your sincere effort for endeavouring peace in the world and this is the suitable time to help your friends and at the same time glorify the standard of Indian spiritual advancement of knowledge for world peace. Please take up the matter in cool brain.

Poverty means poverty of knowledge. Prime minister Canakya Pandit used to live in a thatched house or cottage but he was the dictator of India in the days of Emperor Candra Gupta. Mahatma Gandhi your political Guru voluntarily accepted the ways of the so called poor Indians and still he was the dictator of India’s destiny. But was he actually poverty sticken on account of his plain living with the primitive charkha? He was always proud of his spiritual knowledge. Therefore it is the spiritual knowledge which makes a man really rich and not the radio set or the motor car. Please therefore try to understand this position of Indian culture and try to give it to the western brothers in the prescribed standard method of the liberated persons and that will be an exchange of Indian culture with western material advancement and necessarily bring in a happy life in the peaceful world.

Here is a programme of spiritual movement (an appeal enclosed herewith). I am struggling alone very hard to give it an effective shape without any help from persons like you. You can help the movement a lot without the least difficulty or disturbances.

My humble advice to you, as I am your old friend from Allahabad, is that you should now take leave form you present responsibility of Prime ministership and as you are a popular gentleman of the world you can just engage the rest of your most valuable life in this organized spiritual movement to achieve the aim of your life which is yet to be known by the __ the world. By pushing on this authorized spiritual movement you can make a real adjustment of the western material science combined with Indian way of spiritual realization.

Please therefore think over this proposal very seriously and let me know your reaction upon it and oblige. If you can spare a little time, I am sure to convince you about its importance more quickly. Thanking you in anticipation and awaiting your early reply.

Yours sincerely,
A.C. B.



— On Wed, 6/29/11, Visho Sharma <>

Corruption is rooted in our shared Hobbesian condition; but it’s interesting to see how we are still mired in the medievalism of the Catholic church, to which Martin Luther drew attention.

There never is a simple explanation, and myriad nuances intrude; but buying favour from God and the Indian proclivity to build temples (and not hospitals) rivet engaging interest.

Hi visho, interesting article but I don’t agree. Yes religion corrupts, but blaming non-existent gods for indian corruption is weird. Kenya and china are just as corrupt if not more. Russians, italians, brits, arabs, americans (a mix of all other corrupt races) are no prize. Iranians and israelis, there’s a world cup match for corruption.
> Indians are a Hobbesian culture of self-interest
> Corruption in India is a cultural aspect.
> Indians seem to think nothing peculiar about corruption .
> It is everywhere.
> Indians tolerate corrupt individuals rather than correct them.
> No race can be congenitally corrupt.
> But can a race be corrupted by its culture?
> To know why Indians are corrupt ,
> look at their patterns and practices .
> First:
> Religion is transactional in India.
> Indians give God cash and anticipate an out-of-turn reward.
> Such a plea acknowledges that favours are needed for the undeserving.
> In the world outside the temple walls,
> such a transaction is named- “bribe”.
> A wealthy Indian gives not cash to temples,
> but gold crowns and such baubles.
> His gifts can not feed the poor. His pay-off is for God.
> He thinks it will be wasted if it goes to a needy man.
> In June 2009, The Hindu published a report of Karnataka minister
> G. Janardhan Reddy gifting a crown of gold and diamonds worth
> Rs 45 crore to Tirupati.
> India’s temples collect so much that
> they don’t know what to do with it.
> Billions are gathering dust in temple vaults.
> When Europeans came to India they built schools.
> When Indians go to Europe & USA, they build temples.
> Indians believe that if God accepts money for his favours,
> then nothing is wrong in doing the same thing.
> This is why Indians are so easily corruptible.
> Indian culture accommodates such transactions morally.
> There is no real stigma. An utterly corrupt Jaya Lalita can
> make a comeback, just unthinkable in the West.
> Second -
> Indian moral ambiguity towards corruption is visible in its history.
> Indian history tells of the capture of cities and kingdoms after guards
> were paid off to open the gates, and commanders paid off to surrender.
> This is unique to India.
> Indians’ corrupt nature has meant limited warfare on the subcontinent.
> It is striking how little Indians have actually fought compared to
> ancient Greece and modern Europe.
> The Turks’ battles with Nadir Shah were vicious and fought to the finish.
> In India fighting wasn’t needed, bribing was enough to see off armies.
> Any invader willing to spend cash could brush aside India’s kings,
> no matter how many tens of thousands soldiers were in their infantry.
> Little resistance was given by the Indians at the “Battle” of Plassey.
> Clive paid off Mir Jaffar and all of Bengal folded to an army of 3,000.
> There was always a financial exchange to taking Indian forts.
> Golconda was captured in 1687 after the secret back door was left open.
> Mughals vanquished Marathas and Rajputs with nothing but bribes.
> The Raja of Srinagar gave up Dara Shikoh’s son Sulaiman to
> Aurangzeb after receiving a bribe.
> There are many cases where Indians participated
> on a large scale in treason due to bribery.
> Question is: Why Indians have a transactional culture while
> other ‘civilized’ nations don’t?
> Third -
> Indians do not believe in the theory that they all can rise
> if each of them behaves morally, because that is not
> the message of their faith.
> Their caste system separates them.
> They don’t believe that all men are equal.
> This resulted in their division and migration to other religions .
> Many Hindus started their own faith like Sikh, Jain, Buddha
> and many converted to Christianity and Islam.
> The result is that Indians don’t trust one another .
> There are no Indians in India ,there are
> Hindus ,Christians, Muslims and what not.
> Indians forget that 400 years ago they all belonged to one faith.
> This division evolved an unhealthy culture.
> The inequality has resulted in a corrupt society,
> In India every one is thus against everyone else,
> except God ­ and even he must be bribed.

Who is a Teacher ???


— On Sun, 6/26/11, Gursharan Singh <

Who is a Teacher???
From A School Principal’s speech at a graduation…
He said, “Doctor wants his child to become a doctor…
Engineer wants his child to become an engineer…
Businessman wants his ward to become CEO…
BUT a teacher also wants his child to become one of them!
Nobody wants to become a teacher BY CHOICE”… Very sad but that’s the truth!
The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued, “What’s a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?”
To stress his point he said to another guest;
“You’re a teacher, Bonnie. Be honest. What do you make?”
Teacher Bonnie, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied,
“You want to know what I make?
(She paused for a second, then began…)
Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could.
I make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor winner.
I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can’t make them sit for 5 mints. without an I Pod, Game Cube or movie rental.
You want to know what I make?
(She paused again and looked at each and every person at the table)
I make kids wonder.
I make them question.
I make them apologize and mean it.
I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions.
I teach them how to write and then I make them write.
Keyboarding isn’t everything.
I make them read, read, read.
I make them show all their work in math.
They use their God given brain, not the man-made calculator.
I make my students from other countries learn everything they need to know about English while preserving their unique cultural identity.
I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe.
Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they were given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life.
(Bonnie paused one last time and then continued…)
Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, with me knowing money isn’t everything, I can hold my head up high and pay no attention because they are ignorant. You want to know what I make?
What do you make Mr. CEO?”
His jaw dropped; he went silent.
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