Ajimol Mohan is a funtional diagnositc nutrition practioner and she says the secret to a happy life are just two things; proper food and good thoughts. She is a multi-faceted and multi-talented individual and we spoke about many things; spirituality, NDE, after-life amongst many other topics.  However, this edit is mainly to do with her role as a Functional Diagnostic Nutritional Practitioner.To quote her, "I grew up being curious about Emotional Well being and Mental Health due to personal reasons. That curiosity guided me to be an expert in the field to help myself and others.I am highly passionate about what I do and the 22 years of experience and knowledge of working in various fields of Mental Health and Addictions helped me greatly to effectively guide those who are suffering. I take pride in being part of Mental health emergency team in my regular full time job.I have become very interested in the impact of trauma in the total well being of an individual and got myself trained in EMDR. My interest expanded on my journey and currently I am a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner(www.FDNconnect.com) and ready to help those who are willing to follow a holistic approach and get rid of the root causes of their chronic health complaints. If you are struggling with something (both chronic physical and mental issues) for long time and unable to find the well being you are looking for, get in touch me and I would be able to help you to re build your health."★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
The year was 2009. A 6-year-old-girl named Durga was going to change the course of history forever.When HIV/AIDS was first detected in India in 1986, Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, was found to be one of the worst affected places in the country. The epidemic was spreading unchecked, with several orphaned HIV positive children succumbing to the virus due to poverty, lack of awareness, proper nutrition, and health care facilities.That’s when the children of Krishnagiri caught the attention of ARCOD.ARCOD is a 32-year-old NGO dedicated to the upliftment of women and children in the rural areas of Krishnagiri, a district 100 km from Bengaluru. (How ARCOD came into existence is a different story altogether, to be told another time.)In 2009, Mr Keshavraj, the Director of ARCOD, came in touch with Mr K. G. Murali, an industrialist and a humanitarian; the two set out to explore the gravity of the situation in the district. And that’s when they came across Durga.A kind-hearted banana-chips seller who earned minimum wages to sustain his family of three children, adopted Durga, an HIV positive 6-year-old orphan girl, as his own daughter out of nothing but absolute humanity and generosity.This act of kindness moved Murali beyond words.Another HIV-infected orphan girl named Sridevi was found lying alone in the corner of her small house; a tiny figure shrivelled and curled up in a ball in a corner, waiting for her organs to fail, and death to ease her pain. She was immediately rushed to a hospital.It was then that Murali gave up his material pursuits and took up the cause of the Children of Krishnagiri.Since then, it’s been a decade long struggle for him towards the cause of HIV/AIDS-affected children in the district, and a fruitful one at that!At present, Children of Krishnagiri, or CoK, is a successful first-of-its-kind HIV/AIDS programme that works not just for the infected children, but also for the welfare of all the children in the area, aiming to ultimately destigmatize the disease through their endeavours.In 2012, CoK began with 175 children, providing them with nutritious food worth Rs. 500 per month per child. Today, CoK has a spacious Home for the children who call it ‘Namma Veedu’ or ‘Our Home.’ The programme takes care of around 220 HIV/AIDS children by not only providing them with food and nutrition, but also proper medication, counselling, and quality education. It also helps them become self-sufficient to face the life ahead of them.The sole aim of the programme is to give the children a healthy and normal life. There are several NGOs that work for the betterment of the HIV/AIDS affected. What sets CoK apart is the emotional and psychological support or ‘hand-holding’ as Mr Murali likes to call it. He says, “to be able to touch a child’s heart... that’s where we come in.”CoK works closely with doctors, counsellors, government officials, MNCs, and other NGOs to formulate and adopt the best practices in HIV related health care and wellbeing.In 2013, when the medical records of the children of Krishnagiri were updated, it became a matter of pride for everyone behind CoK. Now, the mortality rate in Krishnagiri is negligible. It’s the result of, “Good food, medicines on time, and love,” in the words of Murali.The programme also conducts training camps to help the children cope with the stigma and mental health issues that HIV/AIDS comes with. In order to build a healthy and thriving community, CoK also organizes summer camps, excursions to neighbouring cities, trekking events, festive events, and other recreational activities for the children.Next in the pipeline, is a learning centre where the children will be introduced to technology, which will also empower them with skills enabling them to follow their passions.CoK receives its funding from several entrepreneurs, organizations, corporations, and MNCs. When ARCOD identified the extent of monetary support that the project would require, they began exploring their options. Thanks to supporters like St. John’s Hospital, Bengaluru and Saint Gobain, we have been able to convert this mammoth dream into a beautiful reality. We are also well funded by philanthropic individuals and large scale conglomerates like HDFC, IndusInd Bank, and HSBC.COK has also been consistently supported by Murali’s friends and relatives, who stood by him in the past 10 years, and continue to lend their support. His nephew Sundar, cousin Kannan, and his friends Shankarram, Srikant, Srikrishna, Srini, Balasundaram, Gopal, Suresh Narayan, and Bhaskar, along with his son-in-law and daughter, Saranath and Architha, have supported him financially without any hesitation. It has made all the difference in the lives of the children.CoK also organizes events such as walkathons and cyclothons periodically to raise funds for the cause.Oh, and about Durga and Sridevi… they are hale and hearty; healthy young girls pursuing higher studies, following their dreams.★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Rajalakshmee is the Rajee in #Sanjay-Rajee the composer duo, who has done background scores, songs for movies like #BuddhuBhutum, #FasteyFasaatey and more.  In this chat, she shares her experiences, her days as a child learning music, her experiences while teaming with #SanjayChandrasekhar, as a composer.Her devotional rendering of the traditional hymn to Devi, #AyigiriNandini has garnered nearly 1.7 million views.  To quote her:"Let's all try and surround ourselves with Love, Positivity, Peace, Happiness, Compassion, Courage and top it up with some good music. I am sure we will see only smilies everywhere...."#rajalakshmeesanjay #singerofaigirinandini #singersongwritercomposer #spiritual #divinevoice #positivevibesShe was a part of this prestigious project Jayatu Jayatu Bharatam. Composed by Shankar Mahadevan ji, written by Prasoon Joshi ji n sung by 211 Indian singers of ISRA. Proud moment for all of us in ISRA.One Nation One Voice.#OneNationOneVoice #sangeetsethu #fightcovid #pmcares #isracopyright #jayatujayatubharatamWe at #Witcast enjoyed making this video version of our podcast and hope that you guys would like it too.★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Sanjay Chandrasekhar's lineage is amazing. His father Mr. Chandrasekhar is one of India’s finest guitarists who is known for his guitar pieces in the song Ilayanila Pozhigirathu tuned by the maestro Ilayaraja.  The concluding piece of the song was entirely Mr. Chandrasekhar’s extempore.  What you are hearing, is the piece played by my son Niranjan.His paternal uncle Mr. Purusothaman, was Ilayaraja’s conductor and the glue that kept a huge number of instrumentalists in sync during recordings and at live shows.  He was probably one of India’s first electronic rhythm composers.  We unfortunately lost him recently when he succumbed to an illness.All this intro is not to take away the spotlight from Sanjay.  Sanjay is a drummer, an arranger and a composer in his own right.  As a composer, he has teamed up with his wife and they are known as Sanjay-Rajee. His wife Rajalakshmee is classically trained in Hindustani music and together they have worked on many compositions.Here are some credits: Music Composer at Sanjay-Rajee Former Music Composer/Producer at SanjayCMusic Former Music Producer at GV Prakash Kumar Former Musician at CINE MUSICIAN Former Music Producer at A.R. Rahman Former Music Producer at Anu Malik Former Music Producer at Salim - Sulaiman Former Music Producer/musician at Vidya Sagar Former CINE MUSICIAN at Ilayaraja Former Music Producer at Harris Jayaraj SanjayRajeeOfficialSanjayRajeeSanjay_CMusicsanjay-chandrasekhar.onuniverse.com★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
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