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Love Yourself Break Free into shape new Bipasha Basu Fitness Video Release

Bipasha Basu releases new fitness video LOVE YOURSELF: BREAK FREE

Bipasha Basu, who can legitimately claim to be one the fittest actresses in Bollywood, unveiled her second fitness DVD and Blu Ray in association with Shemaroo. Watch a free promo video online.



Ganadarpan’s 46 Day Organ Donation and Transplantation Drive: Educating Masses and Saving Lives Since 1977

Ganadarpan Logo

Ganadarpan, a Kolkata based NGO, is at the helm of a nationwide donation and education drive, on the occasion of the 8th International and 3rd National Organ Donation Day. This campaign commenced in the city from October 14, 2012, and is scheduled to stretch till the November 30 (not November 28, as was planned initially). This is just an example of the popularity and acceptance that Ganadarpan can boast of after their decades of struggle to inform the masses about the necessity and benefits of organ donation.



NIRMAL BHARAT YATRA: 2000 KM Journey Across Five States in 51 days in India to Spread Awareness of Sanitation and Hygiene

Nirat Bhatnagar (Principal, Quicksand Design Studio), Jitendra Shankar Mathur (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation), Jairam Ramesh (Hon’ble Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation), Vidya Balan (Actress and Sanitation Ambassador), Rajeev Batra, (Group Head- Corporate Affairs, Hindustan Unilever Limited) , Rohini Nilekani (Chairperson, Arghyam) and  Thorsten Kiefer (Executive Director, WASH United)
From Left: Nirat Bhatnagar (Principal, Quicksand Design Studio), Jitendra Shankar Mathur (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation), Jairam Ramesh (Hon’ble Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation), Vidya Balan (Actress and Sanitation Ambassador), Rajeev Batra, (Group Head- Corporate Affairs, Hindustan Unilever Limited) , Rohini Nilekani (Chairperson, Arghyam) and  Thorsten Kiefer (Executive Director, WASH United)

The Yatra will resemble a travelling village fair,a toilet and hygiene mela, that harnesses the passion for cricket, the glamour of Bollywood, the fun of interactive games towards creating a “masala” of positive excitement around the long-neglected issues of sanitation and hygiene across India.



Breast Feeding is the Best Start in Infant’s Life: India's National Nutrition Week

Breastfeeding symbol

Breastfeeding symbol (Photo credit: Topinambour)

By Santosh Jain Passi - Associate Professor in Nutrition, Institute of Home Economics, Vandana Sabharwal - Research Scholar, Institute of Home Economics

1st – 7th September is Celebrated as National Nutrition Week in India.

New Delhi, Sep 7, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB India) Breast-milk is natural and perfect food for the baby. WHO recommends that all infants should be fed exclusively on breast-milk until they are six months of age and continued to be breastfed till two years or beyond along with the introduction of adequate complementary foods after six months of age. Breast-milk provides uniquely appropriate concentrations of almost all the nutrients for infants at the time when the growth and development rates are maximal. Mother’s milk comprises of White Blood Cells (leucocytes), macrophages and epithelial cells; lipids (triacylgycerols, free fatty acids, phospholipids, sterols, hydrocarbons and fat soluble vitamins); carbohydrates (lactose, galactose, glucose, oligosaccharides, and glycoproteins); protein (casein, α-lactalbumin, lactoferrin, immunoglobins like SlgA and others, lysozymes, enzymes, harmones and growth factors); non-protein nitrogenous compounds (urea, creatine, creatinine, uric acid, amino acids including glutamine, nucleic acid, nucleotides and polyamines), water soluble vitamins, macronutrient elements, trace elements and various non nutritional components (anti-microbial factors, digestive enzymes and growth modulators) that promote the infant’s growth and development.



Beckinsale practices Yoga to stay fit

Kate Beckinsale

Mumbai, July 28, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Hollywood Hottie Kate Beckinsale who will be starring as one of the leading ladies in the reboot film of Sony Pictures “Total Recall” reveals the secret of her curvy toned body.



Remarks by the President on Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable Care Act

June 28, 2012
East Room, 12:15 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon.  Earlier today, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act -- the name of the health care reform we passed two years ago.  In doing so, they've reaffirmed a fundamental principle that here in America -- in the wealthiest nation on Earth – no illness or accident should lead to any family’s financial ruin.

I know there will be a lot of discussion today about the politics of all this, about who won and who lost.  That’s how these things tend to be viewed here in Washington.  But that discussion completely misses the point.  Whatever the politics, today’s decision was a victory for people all over this country whose lives will be more secure because of this law and the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold it.

And because this law has a direct impact on so many Americans, I want to take this opportunity to talk about exactly what it means for you ...


A Holistic Approach to Drug Abuse in India

Development of a rational scale to assess the ...

Development of a rational scale to assess the harm of drugs of potential misuse, The Lancet, 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By S. Sivakumar

June 26th is International Day against Drug Abuse.

New Delhi, June 25, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB India) Drug abuse, also called substance abuse or chemical abuse, is a disorder that is characterized by a destructive pattern of using a substance that leads to significant problems or distress. Teens are increasingly engaging in prescription drug abuse, particularly narcotics (which are prescribed to relieve severe pain), and stimulant medications, which treat conditions like attention deficit disorder and narcolepsy.

Long ago…

Initially, drug users were look down upon as those lacking in moral values that accounted for this strange consumption (of the drug) and it was more often held that a person was not "man enough" to get away from addiction. It was first recognized to be a disease like any other, by Alcoholics Anonymous, who did pioneering work in this field as an organization, delving deep into the reasons why a person fell into and subsequently in short time lost control of himself on such usage. Dr.Jellinek's path-breaking studies helped change the very orientation one hitherto had about these alcohol/drug users (abusers). Further with the advancement of neuro-physiological science, more importantly after 1956, one  came to the conclusion that drug abuse is a chronic disease, could trouble a person for his entire life and was ultimately, curable by proper treatment. The disease of addiction was thus much better understood than in the past. What was needed therefore, more than the sympathy towards such affected persons, a due recognition and systematic treatment appropriate for such cases. These could be akin to treating patients with other health problems like sugar-control or hyper-tension, to name a few.



Interview: Reiki and Magnified Healing Master Sukirta Chopra on Distant Healing, Reiki & Theta

By Bidisha Bagchi

Reiki and Magnified Healing Master Sukirta ChopraReiki pronounced as Ray-Key, is a Japanese word given to an ancient healing system which was re-discovered by Dr. Mikao Usui, a theologist and a teacher in the 19 Century. Ki means life force energy and has various names like Chi in China, Prana in Sanskrit. This is present in all of existence and can be tapped to benefit all. This vibrational technique balances, harmonizes and restores our energy system by channelling energy through the energy centres in the palms of our hands.

WBRi chatted with Reiki and Magnified Healing Master Sukirta Chopra on how the spiritual practices help to heal.

What is Reiki?







Interview: Past life regression therapist Minal Arora on healing the past to create a better present

By Bidisha Bagchi

Minal Arora

Minal Arora is one of the most successful past life regression therapists in India. She prides to have done her internship under the famous author of “Exploring the eternal soul”, Andy Tomlinson from the Past Life Regression Academy in Singapore. A successful IT professional, she was drawn to PLR for gratifying her inner quest for doing something that had deeper meaning and purpose in life.

Minal spoke to WBRi about her vision to educate and spread the awareness to as many about how their past life karmas create blocks in their current life, just calling out for getting released.

Healing the Past to create a better Present: How would you explain this to common people?


Mona Khan Company Launches Bombay Jam

Mona Khan Company's Fun and fitness – Bombay Jam Bollywood Dance-based Fitness Workout

Sunnyvale, CA, March 9, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) Fun and fitness – Bombay Jam® achieves both. Mona Khan Company, the Bay Area’s leading Bollywood Dance and Fitness Company brings the flavors of Bollywood dance to your workout routine.



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