Sunday, September 27, 2009

Beware and be aware - 5000 Indians die of heart diseases every day - It is time to act now!

Dr Satish Gupta, Global Hospital and Research Centre,  Abu Road, RajasthanPodUniversal Edition 85
Today (27th Sep 09) is the World Heart Day. Recently, I had the opportunity to meet Dr Satish Gupta, Global Hospitals and Research, Abu Road, Rajasthan. He had dedicated his life to find out alternate treatement for heart diseases through lifestyle changes. With the support of Global Medical Hospital, DRDO, Government of India Ministry of Health and National Yoga Institute, he had conducted extensive research in this direction for nearly 12 years. Dr Abdul Kalam, who was then heading DRDO also supported him in his project and was taking keen interest in the studies.
Three days back, I wrote in detail in the groups about the interview I had with Dr Satish Gupta with more details. More than 5 million people get fresh heart attack in India every year and out of this nearly 12 lakh people die within one month. On an average, nearly 2 million people die every year in India due to heart attacks. That means, every day around 5000 people die of heart disease in India. In spite of this, the awareness level is very low in India.
Though 50 lakh people get heart attacks every year, only 1.60 lakh people could get higher treatements like angioplasty or by-pass surgery. That means more than 95 percent of the affected people are not in a position to get high medical treatment due to cost factors. In view of this, Dr Gupta after various studies and research programmes found out that 'artery blocks' could be removed through proper meditation, diet, good sleep, exercise and with change of life style.
Brahmakumari Centre at Abu Road also conduct free trainings for the people who are affected by heart diseases. Please listen to the full interview ( 29 m 30 sec). Dr Gupta has explained in detail the causes for artery block and tips for prevention. He has also given details for those who want to contact them for training.
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Dr Satish Guptha may be reached at Global Hospitals and Research, Abu Road, Pin code 307 510, Rajasthan.
Their website is
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PH: +91-2974-228880 & 228600

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Is Australia safe for Indians?

Bala Natarajan, MelbournePodUniversal Edition 84
In the recent months, lot of media reports are coming about the so called 'racism' and violence in Australia. Huge number of Indian students go to Australia for higher studies every year. Such media reports have created more confusion in the minds of Indian students and parents. Even the Indian Government and the Australian Government are trying to sort out this issue.
In this background, today (5th Sep 09), I met Mr Bala Natarajan from Melbourne in a function. He is one of the leading businessmen in Australia in leather and hospitality industry. He has been living there for nearly 35 years. He has come to India for a week's stay. I immediately recorded his podcast interview about the situation in Australia in the same venue.
In his interview, he says, "Australia is the safest destination for all Indians; Australia provides opportunity for all the immigrants, provided they are willing to work hard and follow their rules; Many immigrants have prospered in their profession and in education; All the present confusion is due to some bad elements and there is no racism in Australia".
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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Recession in US and its impact in India

Prof. Bala V BalachandranPodUniversal Edition 83
We have been talking about recession for the past few months. This 'so called recession' has impacted the people across the globe in different ways. 'How the recesion started?', 'What is the real impact on India?'. 'When the normalcy will be restored?' - These are the few questions raised by many people.
In this context, we spoke to Prof. Bala V Balachandran, a distinguished professor in Kellogg School of Management in USA. He is considered as one of the Top 10 Management Gurus in the world. He is an 'Adhoc Advisor' to President Obama. He is alo advisor to various Governments, including Indian Planning Commission. He has a passion for developing Management Institutes in India to provide world-class Management education.
He is mainly responsible for setting up globally renowned Greatlakes Institute of Management at Chennai and Indian School of Business at Hyderabad. He is also closely associated with Management development institute at Gurgaon in designing the programmes. In recognition of his contribution to management education in India, Govt. of India honoured him with the coveted Padma shree award in 2001.
Prof. Bala is also known as 'Uncle Bala' amongst his students and colleagues. We recorded his interview on 2nd Sep 2009 over telephone, during his short visit to India. In this interview, he has spoken about the start of the recession, its impact in India, salary parity between IT and traditional industries, etc.
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