Some of you know , I have been assiduously investing my time and energy in Ladakh. 11,500 feet above sea level in the pious Himalayas since 2010. I now witness with tourism and development , a lot has changed. I tend to disturb myself with rise of rapid development with cell towers, hotels and incessant breaking of mountains. Ladakh is a sensitive terrain , my association with the terrain began in 2010 , when I was just visiting to learn more about Buddhism and holistic living. I was protected enough to leave Leh two days before the floods hit Ladakh and washed out all trees , buildings , children and people displaced. One of the reasons touted by climate change experts was excessive use of western toilets built in hotels, most Ladakhi youth shifting towards building hotels for mainstream tourism , all this development suddenly after Bollywood discovered Ladakh with 3 Idiots starring Aamir Khan , however when the floods hit Ladakh , he was very helpful , paid a visit to Ladakh and provided them relief. Some of you know , I have played a significant role in the development of Ladakh’s first eco model village Takmachik. This village lost all its apricot trees in the floods during 2010. Since then , the villagers immersed themselves in deep thought and dialogue with Buddhist leaders. People living in remote regions in the mountains living so closely with nature , they understand these dynamics more and are inherently eco positive.
This world environment day , I want to share something personal that connects Prakriti , a living form of women (Janini) and innovations , along with everything that goes between it. Some of you have witnessed our work over five years , with the use of low cost indigenous and Indian made solar dryers , solar cookers and trainings in organic farming to develop Ladakh’s first eco village called Takmakchik. I started Guna with a meagre sum of 30,000 rupees and initiated in contributing in the organic food movement by conducting workshops on awareness of organic as the concept was fairly novel. These workshops were intensive and talked about the environmental benefits of eating organic , farming organically and leading a holistic life.
Greetings to everybody and I hope you all are having a healthy , happy 2018!
I wish to rewind to 2017 , so please bear with me if I sound repetitive and monotonous to some of you.
2017 for me was professionally rewarding but health wise exhausting with extensive domestic and International travels , multiple projects and my constant companion of startup journey i.e. good ol’ constraints!!
I wish to share quick and few learnings + realisations with you that could be of use to some of you , who due to workload , other commitments can’t take many breaks or due to injuries cannot exercise or don’t have access to super foods due to geographical or economical constraints. Read More Happy World Health Day
Jullay and Greetings of the season!
Some of us have kick started the new year with a healthy resolve and positive outlook. My intention for writing this blog is to convey several hidden observations and personal understanding of
dis-eases. Notice how I write Disease , English language is two dimensional and simplistic , several words we use can be comprehended in dual ways. An individual is diagnosed with a disease when his/her body is not in rhythm or witnesses a rapid growth or reduction of cells. Read More Gratitude for life and an insight into Cancer.
India, the most diverse country in the world, is all set to celebrate three winter festivals Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal from Friday. The festivals are predominantly harvest festivals and are celebrated throughout India, from north to south and east to west. While Makar Sankranti is most popular in West India, down south, the festival is known as Pongal and in the north, it is celebrated as Lohri. The festival of bonfire, delicious food, greetings, and togetherness is here again to make this winter unforgettable. Yes, this is indeed the most joyous time of the year!!
Read More Guna Wishing a Very Happy Lohri to all of you!
Guna’s organic walnuts and its health benefits!!
Organic Walnuts belong to the tree nut family, along with Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, and pistachios.
We bring to you Guna’s organic cashews right from Goa and all that you need to know about them!!
Regular cashews are treated with sulphur for whiteness and packaging flushed with nitrogen to make it more crispy and crusty!!! Guna’s Organic cashews are free from all such nasties!
Vishwadeep trust is a Pan India registered trust, to which our very own GUNA belongs as a sub unit, is an NGO with a very clear vision of writing and providing structural design for the other NGO’s.
What is Castor Oil?
Castor Oil is a very pale yellow liquid that is extracted from castor seeds (Ricinus Communis). It is an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant oil which has been used for centuries for its therapeutic and medicinal benefits. It is believed that most of castor oil’s benefits are derived from its high concentration of unsaturated fatty acids.
USES : Although it has a strong and rather unpleasant taste, castor oil is used in cosmetics, soaps, textiles, medicines, massage oils and many other everyday products
Yummy and nutritious.. just like it’s sight it helps us maintain a trim body.
There are many additional reasons to eat pine nuts aside from the flavor, as they’re surprisingly good for your health.
Suppress Your Appetite
If you’re trying to lose weight, eating pine nuts may help. Research showed that fatty acids derived from pine nuts lead to the release of high amounts of cholecystokinin (CCK), an appetite-suppressing hormone.4