NOSTRADAMUS BIRTH DAY

 

Nostradamus

THe Lord Almighty-the great Creator- creates men with knowledge
Knowledge in disciplines different for the world to acknowledge
Gods of knowledge and learning all over the world bless and grace
To serve the society and the world with the knowledge got and save!

Engineering, Medicine, Astronomy, Astrology-arts
Sixty four in all according to my Homeland in all parts
Life giving, life saving, enlightening, enlivening- astrology
Predictions for the future great arts and science Masters there are!

Nostradamus was one such giant physician and seer
Was born this day in fifteen hundred and three in France-
A healer of body and mind -greatly admired by all king and people
Predictions for years proved correct and of guidance scruple!

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UNIVERSE ON THE MOVE Part 42

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In the particle of a star
Shattered to pieces
Oh, LIGHT
You were born!
Light object!
Easily seen light!
A man on this earth
Sure can magnify
Keep in high pedestal
An atom of light
Million times!
Be happy
Accept
Till the Universe
Expands and
Contracts
And becomes one
Add to your
Speed
Increase your
Enthusiasm
In the Brightness of the Light!
If another Universe
Vacant worlds
Different worlds
Are found hidden
In a far of darkness
Lying down
Rushing up
Show me
Their beauty
Beauty of power
Their wonders
And get me up!
Oh, Light!
Run, run fast
Non-stopping
Rise in joy
Go, go at great speed
No vacant space
No vacant world!
Race beyond the borders of space!
Neutrino
More lighter atoms
Are there
Oh, Light!
With greater power of atomic rays
With higher speed
Try to overtake you
With joy
With pleasure
With happiness
In a spirit
Spirit of a sprinter
Try to overtake you!
Run, run, go on running
Without rest or respite!
Ah! Vow!Sorry
Neutrino has overtaken you
A bit overtaken you!!

BANANA FLOWER USLI!

A little more than two decades ago, while I was in service with the premier Public Sector Organization –LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA- there was an occasion to stay in Taj hotel at Mumbai along with my colleague Shri Akbar Ali.

As we went for our lunch we were attracted by a special menu-BANANA FLOWER USLI- and as we ordered and the dish came we were shocked to find a 50gram side dish known as the title of this story shown above at a cost of Rs250?-!!!!

Almost twice a month we do this called வாழைப்பூ உசிலி- (vaazaippoo usili) in our home may be the family requirement of 400 grams at a cost less than rs.25!!!!!!!!!!!

Having ordered we could not return and we took it with a pinch of salt as it was not even one tenth of the taste our people prepare at home!

We know that banana is one of the best vegetables created by the Lord Almighty for the benefit of all living beings- humans and animals. Every part of a plantain tree- banana tree- is of great use in one way or the other.

Its Roots, stem, leaves, banana ripe or otherwise, flower- every part is of use to the people. How nice if only every part of every individual human being is of  positive use, help and service to every other individual. The society will be enjoying peace and harmony, poise and prosperity, health and happiness!

Let us have a look at the plantain.

  Health benefits

Heart health

Bananas are good for our heart. They are packed with potassium, a mineral electrolyte that keeps electricity flowing throughout our body, which is required to keep our heart beating. Bananas’ high potassium and low sodium content may also help protect our cardiovascular system against high blood pressure.

A 2017 animal study conducted by researchers found that the potassium in bananas is also linked to arterial effectiveness; the more potassium we have, the less likely our arteries are to harden. In the study, mice with lower-potassium diet had harder arteries than mice consuming a normal amount of potassium. Arterial stiffness in humans is linked to heart disease.

Depression and mood

Bananas can be helpful in overcoming depression “due to high levels of tryptophan, which the body converts to serotonin, the mood-elevating brain neurotransmitter,”  vitamin B6 can help our sleep well, and magnesium helps to relax muscles. Additionally, the tryptophan in bananas is well known for its sleep-inducing properties.

Digestion and weight loss

Bananas are high in fiber, which can help keep us regular. One banana can provide nearly 10 percent of our daily fiber requirement. Vitamin B6 can also help protect against type 2 diabetesand aid in weight loss. In general, bananas are a great weight loss food because they taste sweet and are filling, which helps curb cravings.

Bananas are particularly high in resistant starch, a form of dietary fiber in bananas may support gut health and control blood sugar. Resistant starch increases the production of short chain fatty acids in the gut, which are necessary to gut health.

Exercise 

For replenishing energy and electrolytes, bananas can be more effective than sports drinks. One looked at male athletes competing in long-distance cycling races. They compared athletes refueling with Gatorade every 15 minutes to athletes refueling with a banana and water. The athletes’ performance times and body physiology were the same in both cases. But the banana’s serotonin and dopamine improved the athletes’ antioxidant capacity and helped with oxidative stress, improving performance overall.

Vision

Carrots may get all the glory for helping our eyes, but bananas do their share as well. The fruits contain significant amount of vitamin A, which is essential for protecting our eyes, maintaining normal vision and improving vision at night. Vitamin A contains compounds that preserve the membranes around our eyes and are an element in the proteins that bring light to our corneas. Like other fruits, bananas can help prevent macular degeneration, an incurable condition, which blurs central vision.

Bones

Calcium in bananas is helpful in keeping bones strong.Bananas contain an abundance of fructooligosaccharides. These are non digestive carbohydrates that encourage digestive-friendly probotics and enhance the body’s ability to absorb calcium.

Cancer

Some evidence suggests that moderate consumption of bananas may be protective against kidney cancer. Women who ate more than 75 servings of fruits and vegetables cut their risk of kidney cancer by 40 percent, and that bananas were especially effective. Women eating four to six bananas a week halved their risk of developing kidney cancer.

Bananas may be helpful in preventing kidney cancer because of their high levels of antioxidant phenolic compounds.

Pregnancy

The potassium in bananas is correlated with women giving birth to baby boys. A study looked at 740 women and saw that those who consumed high levels of potassium prior to conception were more likely to have a boy that those who did not.

Bananas may also help prevent gestational diabetes. Lack of sleep during pregnancy can contribute to gestational diabetes.. But the magnesium and tryptophan in bananas can help ensure a good night’s rest.

Banana peels: edible or poisonous?

 

It turns out that the biggest risk from a banana peel might really be slipping on it. Banana peels are not poisonous. In fact, they’re edible, and packed with nutrients. “Banana peel is eaten in many parts of the world. “It contains high amounts of vitamin B6 and B12, as well as magnesium and potassium. It also contains some fiber and protein.”

It is important to carefully wash a banana peel before eating it due to the pesticides that may be sprayed in banana groves.

Banana peels are usually served cooked, boiled or fried, though they can be eaten raw or put in a blender with other fruits. They are not as sweet as banana flesh. Riper peels will be sweeter than unripe ones.

Other banana facts

Bananas may have been the world’s first cultivated fruit. The banana plant is classified as an arborescent (tree-like) perennial herb, and the banana itself is considered a berry. A bunch of bananas is called a hand; a single banana is a finger.

There are almost 1,000 varieties of bananas,  Nearly all the bananas sold in stores are cloned from just one variety,

Botanically, there is no difference between plantains and bananas. But in general use, “banana” refers to the sweeter form of the fruit, which is often eaten uncooked, while “plantain” refers to a starchier fruit that is often cooked before eating.

                               (Technical information from Google Guru)

 

 

Tamil Nadu is to become the number one area in the world in banana production beating Ecuador and Indonesia if post-harvest losses were cut down and more marketing efforts were taken.

Areas in Tamil Nadu where banana is prominently cultivated are Theni, Trichy, Erode, Thoothukudi, Coimbatore, Kanyakumari, Thanjavur and Dindigul. The varieties cultivated include Grand Naine, Virupakshi, Sirumalai, Rasthali, poovan and Red Banana. Most of the bananas produced here go to the Gulf countries.

 

Raw banana is used for preparing different side dishes – in Tamil parlance- poriyal, koottu, varuval and so on!

Similarly the stem- known as vaazhaith thaNdu- is used for pachadi, porial and koottu. When its juice is taken regularly, no question of stones in kidney, urinary track etc.

Nendhram variety from Kerala – raw or ripe- is known for making chips all over the country!

Coming back to our banana flower usli, here we find the banana flower ready to be cooked. Last Sunday we had at home that triggered my thoughts and the result is today’s Sunday story that was presented above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today is JCBose Birth day

Jagadish Chandra Bose

Jagadish Chandra Bose

Bengali polymath, physicist, biologist, botanist and archaeologist

Today is J C Bose birth day the thirtieth November
Born in Bengal hundred and fifty nine years earlier
Biologist, biophysicist, botanist and archaeologist writer
Actively investigated radio, microwave optics-nobler!

Made exhaustive plant research-we salute him on his birth day!
Great India-my Holy Motherland gave birth to great many
Leaders in Politics, Literature, Arts and Science, Sports and Games
The whole nation can be ever proud of and get inspired-famous!

Youngsters and elders to emulate the noble aims and attempts
Made by them over centuries past in all walks of life-tempt
To make all work with dedication and patriotism
For the society and the nation prosper and aid the world!

 

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FRIEND OF TREE PART 4

Asked Casuarina with a pride on its face: Do you know me, friend?
Replied I with smiles: Very well, who can be without knowing you?

Asked the tree: What are you attracted with me?
With joy I replied: Your tall stature making me to think
I must be as tall as you in my knowledge, thoughts, words and deeds!

Said casuarina: That is great! I wish you all well. About my uses to the society?
Said I: You are in the sea shore to avoid sea erosion and windbreaks and firewood.
You help our poor people to build their thatched huts.
You are in use for putting up pandals.

Said the tree: My resin exuded is edible and a food source for Aboriginal people
Iparted saying: Great going, we are grateful to the Almighty for having created you.

FRIEND WITH TREE Part 3

 

Tall Eucalyptus tree in a friendly voice asked me:
Have you seen me or come across me = you are welcome!
Said I happily and with a pride:” Oh! My dear friend
Have you forgotten me; I was with you for three years!

Nice tree asked me: I remember very faintly, please tell
Told I: Forty years ago in Ooty, we were together-fell
In love with each other- I liked your shape and size,
Healing power and wide use for all rich and poor- I praise!

I enjoyed your pleasing scent as I went for my morning walks
Office to home and home to office, to Elk Hill
Temple and back! Over my house you stood majestic
As guards to help me and my family-holistic!

Said the tree in a sad voice: Those days are gone gone
With the wind- you humans in inhuman manner -cut us all
To make homes for your needs; very few are left.

Said I in reply: Yes unfortunate it is;
Ungrateful my kith and kin have been- selfish;
Fail to see you healing our cold with oil made of leaves
You sacrifice yourselves to have my home built up
You produce sweet honey for the birds another
Creation of God- Almighty: You are food for many birds and insects.

Eucalyptus said in a grateful tone:
Happy I am to listen to the words of comforts
In praise of my clan and my use to you all!

Elk Hill Subramanya temple in Ootacamund amidst host of Eucalyptus trees.

 

WORLD HELLO DAY

In the wonderful creation of the world by the Almighty
Thee is no place for enmity or disharmony-mighty
Friendship and harmony, love and affection, respects and regards
Must prevail all over the globe leaving no scope for conflict!

Alas , we see what prevails at home, society and the world
November twenty first today is the WORLD HELLO DAY each one
To simply greet at least ten friends today to show  the importance
Of personal wish for preserving peace all over-of significance!

On the thoughts words and deeds rest the nobility of each and all
On which the home and society, nation and the world can stand quite tall
Let us promote peace and harmony sans resort to conflicts and
Misunderstanding- God’s purpose to see fruition -times thousand!