Friday, January 30, 2015










When do we eat? Every one of us eats our breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Wherever we are, we think of eating something at regular interval. Human beings belonging to any nation have to eat in order to acquire energy for day-to-day activities. In schools, colleges, factories, offices and other places there is a lunch break and tea or coffee breaks. So eating is an essential activity in everybody’s life. Some say we live to eat and others say we eat to live. These two types of people are present in the Western, Eastern, Northern and Southern societies. In fact, we eat for the growth and development of our body. Energy is an essential for every one and it comes from the food we eat. The frequency of eating varies with people. Some are very particular about timing of their eating and regularity is maintained every day for eating. Some others do not bother about such regularity. They eat whenever they feel like eating and whatever they want to eat. Children are controlled by their mothers to eat at regular interval. They are fed at specific times with specific foods. Once they grow up then they decide about their food habits. Therefore eating food at regular interval is important for every individual.

Food consists of variety of items like rice, wheat, vegetables, fruits and different kinds of sweets. There are vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods. All of us eat vegetarian food but only some eat non-vegetarian food that includes egg, chicken, mutton, beef, fish etc. All these food items are cooked with salt and spices to make them tasty for the tongue. The added spices offer appetizing flavour for the food. Processed by cooking and eating them at regular interval is really an enjoyment. Inviting friends and relatives for a party at home or at a restaurant gives the real happiness. Many prefer such meetings often for birthday, marriage anniversary and many other functions. Even during festivals, marriages and conferences, eating variety of food items has become a habit for all. Most of us enjoy those items and eat more than what we want. So eating during such occasions makes us to over-eat. Once in a while such eating may not be avoided. Eating with family and friends is more satisfying for everyone.

The quality of food varies with the type of restaurants. Good quality food certainly costs more. We don’t mind to pay more for such quality foods. Often we like to go to those restaurants that supply tasty, good quality food. In fact, we take our friends and relatives to these places to spend a nice evening for eating a tasty dinner. It has become a social custom in our urban culture. Eating at home and inviting guests at home have become our old custom for many of us. These customs have been replaced by ‘eating-out.’  ‘Eating-out’ provides an opportunity for the family to wear new dresses and jewels. The courteous reception of the restaurant staff make the family members happy. Seeing many other families around sitting in their best itself is an ambiance enjoyed by everyone. Above all not cooking at home itself is a great joy for the house maker!

Ordering some dishes and sharing and tasting are the enjoyable habits some possess. Not all of us can do it. Most of our so-called middle-class and upper-middle-class people enjoy such ‘eat-outs’ at least once in a month. The enjoyment and relaxation they derive out of it is unexplainable and unimaginable! Is it not great to eat breakfast or lunch or dinner with friends and relatives? At the same time there are business lunches or dinners every day attended by corporate to small business people who do business on dinner or lunch table in a restaurant. It is the easiest way to make business. Restaurants provide a congenial atmosphere for these people to carry on their business. Sometimes I used to think whether these people enjoy the food they eat or involve in their business only. When I enquired one of those people, I was informed that they enjoy both. Probably true, I thought.

Therefore, it is not eating food. How one eats and where one eats is important. Good food prepared by the Chef of the restaurant is liked and loved by all of us. Hygienically prepared food is preferred by ever one. Mostly we take it for granted all the food served to us in restaurants is good in all respects. However, at times they may not suit for our stomach. Over eating results because of the taste and flavour of the food served. One should be cautious to select and taste the food rather than over-eating and suffer later. I hope we all remember this whenever we go to the restaurant next time. Please invite me too, if you plan to host a dinner.



v  Between optimist and pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut, the pessimist the hole. – Oscar Wilde

v  If you are making mistakes, then you are trying or making new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing something. – Neil Gaiman



Daughter: What is marriage?
Mom:  Marriage is just a fancy word for adopting an overgrown male child who cannot be handled by his parents any more…

Corruption has been spread to every corner of the world even my computer says: some files are corrupted.
The past of eat is ate and the future of ate is weight and the most funny part is that people realize it when it is late.

At a bar, three men were discussing coincidences. The first man said, “My wife was reading “A Tale of Two Cities” and she gave birth to twins.” “That is funny,” the second man remarked “My wife was reading “The Three Musketeers” and she gave to triplets.” The third man shouted, “Good God, I have to rush home! When I left the house, my wife was reading “Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves…”


1. The key to staying young is to keep moving.

2. Experience is far more valuable than money.

3. Don’t compare, you‘ll never be happy with your life.

4. Most time things will figure themselves out.

5. Learn to adapt.

6. You don’t have to be ‘happy’ all the time, you need to be satisfied.

7. Get a great education that is something that no one can take away from you.

8. When you think negatively you’re putting poison on your body.

9. Pain is mysterious, and having fun is the best way to forget it.

10. Find a role-model and aim to achieve even more than they could ever do.

11. Keep busy doing what you like.

12. Humour is a life force, a way of surviving the difficulties of living.

13. You will learn a lot more listening to others than telling them what you know.

14. You have to love what you do.


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v  Life is a mixture of experiences. Some of them are painful and some are fabulous.

v  If we accept responsibility for our own lives, we’ll have a lot more say and exert much more control.

v  It’s true – avoiding pain will bring some temporary relief. But pushing through the pain often reaps more benefits.

v  Time is very precious and never can be regained – so try not to squander your opportunities.

v  If we treat poorly we will suffer in the end as we all need one another to succeed and grow in life.

v  Choose to learn from the past – then let it go, and live your life. Today’s precious gift that you can miss, if you look back.

v  Life is constantly changing, and our friendships often fade.

v  There is nothing is certain, so enjoy what you have now.


Stress Can Slow Down Digestive Function:
Prolonged periods of stress cause your body to produce the tiny molecules called "free radicals" that have been shown to slow digestive function.
By slowing digestive function, the body cannot absorb all of the nutrients it needs from current food intake and ends up
storing unused portions as fat.



Aim to understand, rather than judge. By default, many of us operate like jurors, passing judgment on the actions of others so that we can sort them into categories of good and bad. Wise people resist this impulse, operating more like detectives whose goal is to explain other people’s behaviours. Over time, this emphasis on understanding rather than evaluating yields an advantage in predicting others’ actions, enabling wise people to offer better advice to others and make better choices themselves.


Ø  Some days are worse than others, and you have to be ok with that.

Ø  Take the time to look at and appreciate the smaller things that make our life beautiful.

Ø  Learning new things makes you happy and keeps your mind active.

Ø  Sometimes we miss simple solutions because we don’t stop to look around us.


We don’t know everything, nor are we always right.

Meet you next month – March, 2015


Professor A. Narayanan, Ph. D., FISPP


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