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Varsha

Delhi, India
I am about to hit forty,have two kids and a full time job unrelated to fitness or wholistic living.My strong belief is that healthy living is not just the domain of dedicated professionals but is attainable by all of us who are willing to reset their priorities.and give support to our bodies by... Full Bio
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Kathmandu Kaleidoscope -III by Varsha Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Kathmandu is a dusty, polluted, frenetic town-village .First look -and its just a mess of hodge-podge roads awash with India's discarded ,decrepit,diesel spewing Tata ... Read on »
Kathmandu Kaleidoscope - II by Varsha Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Morning 7.30 am at Pashupatinath Temple - half an hour drive out of town .  Here, Shiva is the lord of the Beasts.And the atmosphere is of febrile co ... Read on »
Kathmandu Kaleidoscope. - I by Varsha Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Kathmandu is like so many places I have been to yet, very very different.Sitting in the Jacaranda shaded cafe of the Yellow House a sense of intense familiarity overw ... Read on »
How I was bitten by Anemia . by Varsha Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Recently I was at an office farewell party and in a group of ladies the talk turned towards quinoa and oats : and my normal loquacious self (on these topics at least ... Read on »
The Magic Of Play : by Varsha Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Mid-day in Rishikesh :having crossed the creaking Ram Jhoola over-run with two-wheelers, cows ,monkeys and pedestrians , I wended down towards the inviting green wate ... Read on »
Adi Goes For Nature Walk. by Varsha Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living  Aditya flung the Nintendo across the room , wailed and waited for his mother's reaction. NOoooooooooo ! The cry sliced the walls, spilled on to the v ... Read on »
Memoir Writing Workshop by Cheryl Strayed . by Varsha Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living courtsey : Literature Studio   I had come across Cheryl on the web especially on Rumpus  as the most Radical of all Agony Aunts:  but never known ... Read on »
In Defence Of Farooq Abdullah . by Varsha Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Finally in Mr Farooq Abdullah we have a spokesperson for all the Misandry that the Indian Men are subject to . But in face of feminist fire even he was forc ... Read on »
Tortuous Path to Straight Punch . by Varsha Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living  Before I took up Krav Maga ,  I never thought that a straight punch could be so complicated and technique intensive. I am always doing something or ... Read on »
Yes Health IS about Size : But Health is also not about Size. by Varsha Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I do not seem to have very much to say these days : I have grown mellower and less opinionated over time . But the issue of seeing exercise/food as a *shrink ... Read on »
Memoirs on De-stressing Belonging and Tribing. by Varsha Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living In my growing up years ,in the seventies, nobody pursued fitness or followed Diets.Diet was a fancy word I learnt while furtively skimming through women' ... Read on »
Making Thandai : the Indian Protein Shake . by Varsha Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living If you exercise intensely you must eat well . Doodh -Badaam have been traditionally renowned as the ideal Khuraak for wrestlers , who consume upto one kilo of ba ... Read on »
Are you Romancing Lower Back Pain ? by Varsha Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I have not met anyone in their 30's or 40's who has not had at least a brief flirtation with LBP. Most have full blown ,on -again,off-again affairs infact ... Read on »
Kadva sach : by Varsha Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living  A whole lot of folks like to be health conscious these days .But actually some only want thin-ness ,some absence of disease ,some presence of mobility,some ea ... Read on »
Uska Gussa mere Gusse se behtar kyon ? by Varsha Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Me and daughter are watching the umpteenth rerun of Jaane tu ya Jaane Na  on the teevee . We love the easy camaraderie.The unaffected  non-sexualized love o ... Read on »
Tonguelessness . by Varsha Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Today I don't want to talk of Rape. I want to talk of the stupendous Metabolic circuit that I did in the morning.The Gorgeous chocolate cake that my ... Read on »
Me and the Mommy in the Ads. by Varsha Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Mommies in Ads are always glamorous with perfect shiny, bouncy haircuts or elegant coiffures. They smile when their kids come home slathered in mud and slime ... Read on »
Physical Feminism -Part II : From Shakti to Abla. by Varsha Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Abla jeevan hai teri yahi kahani ..Aanchal mein hai doodh ,aankhon mein hai paani..                                                                   ... Read on »
Physical Feminism -Part I : The Crucial Art of turning Fear into Fury. by Varsha Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Taking - in and of itself - is empowerment for women . -  Gloria Steinem. In this post I will address two major arguments against women hitting back ... Read on »
Freedom from Fear : Frontal Knife Threat. by Varsha Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living “As long as men are the sole agents of aggression and women are the casualties of their actions, the victims on the pointy end of men’s violent entitlements ... Read on »