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Positivity in the time of pandemic.

Dear Pinkathon friends,

It gives us great pleasure to place before you this Edition of the Pinkathon@Home Newsletter.  When Milind Soman and Reema Sanghavi, the Co-Founders of Pinkathon first introduced this new initiative of bringing out a Newsletter, they invited the Pinkathon Ambassadors to become Guest Editors for future editions and our enthusiastic Santacruz-Juhu-Kalina Pinkathon Group (SJK for short) did not think twice before declaring that they would like to bring out one of the forthcoming issues.  Our SJK group became a beehive of activity and soon the articles started pouring in – motivating articles on Spirituality and Mental Health, Recipes for good health and boosting Immunity – both from great grandma’s times to the modern current detox drinks and healthy snacks.We have taken this opportunity to bring out the latent talents of all our Pink sisters and to showcase them in our Pinkathon Video of the Week, along with a Message of Positivity for all our readers. Our Pink Sister, Dr. Sameera Gupta (a Physio-occupational therapist and Specialist in Sports Medicine) was roped in for the Ask the Expert Section and was fielded various questions on health-related topics.

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  We decided to declare Pinkathon Ambassador from Tilaknagar, Mumbai Anuradha Venkataramanan as Our Hero, since she has long since inspired our group, especially at a time when Motivation was at an all-time low. We took an Audio Interview of another Pink sister, Vandana Mahajan, a Cancer conqueror and Palliative Counsellor, So do check out the various sections of the Newsletter and watch the many talents of our Pink sisters unfurl. 

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4 secrets of Healthy Life

Jaggi Vasudev (born 3rd September 1957), popularly known as Sadhguru, is an Indian yogi and author.

In 1992, he established Isha Foundation near Coimbatore, which runs an ashram, hosts a yoga centre,
and has been involved in various activities in spirituality, education, and the environment. Sadhguru is a
multi-faceted personality; he is a famous philanthropist, spiritual, religious leader, and author. He works
indefatigably for creating harmony between body, mind, and spirit. 

In our video of the week:
STOP playing with your health, he gives us 4 secrets for a healthy life. 

Whether you agree with some of his rather controversial statements or not, here are his Secrets, in brief:

  1. Eat right – Keep a gap of at least 6 hours between 2 meals.

  2. Consume Honey in warm water (not boiling).

  3. Drink water consciously (not ice-cold). It should be from 4 to 8 degrees away from your body temperature

  4. Reduce Sleep – According to him, the body is never asking for sleep. It is asking for Rest.


Do watch his Video on the Indian Mystics Channel and let us know what you think of it.


Martial Arts, originated chiefly in Japan, Korea and China as forms of self-defence or attack such as Judo, Karate and Kendo. There are several forms of martial arts like Jiu-jitsu, mixed martial arts, kick boxing, Aikido, Krav Maga, Hapkido to name a few, but the most popular are Karate, Judo and Taekwondo. Today I am exploring Karate as a martial art.

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An insight into Traditional Karate.

 Ragi Malt Recipe

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Rich in calcium: No other cereal comes close to Ragi when it comes to calcium content. Calcium is a significant factor when it comes to bone development and prevention of osteoporosis. Replacing calcium pills with a Ragi porridge and including it in the diet of growing children is a good way to reap its benefits.

  • Helps in weight loss

  • High fiber content

  • Regulates blood sugar levels

  • Battles anaemia 

  • Gluten-free   

This is a drink which my grandmom Ammama used to prepare for me when I was a kid. I have given this to my children too in porridge form and now we take it as a healthy drink.

Recipes from two different eras.

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The more things change, the more they remain the same. This phrase was coined by French writer Jean- Baptiste Alphonse Karr, in a rather sarcastic way. But if we look around us, we find that many things our grand mothers and great grandmothers were doing , the home remedies which they churned out every

time we had a tummy ache or toothache are being used in modern times.

Now in these days of Lockdown, everyone is worried about how to increase their immunity to keep the Corona Virus at bay or

how to detox their bodies. Here we have Recipes by two of our SJK Pink Sisters, one from a bygone era giving the age-old Recipes for Kadha - Aarthi V. Karanam’s Great-grandmother’s Recipe which is widely used to this day and another modern Calcium Shots by Alpana Shah.

Do try them out and we hope they will be beneficial for you.

Here is Aarthi V. Karanam sharing some of her Great-Grandmother’s Recipes with you.

Aarthi V. Karanam - Adrak (Ginger Kadha)
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This article has been written by our SJK Pink Sister, Ujjwala Gole, who is a Life Coach and constantly posts many inspiring messages and motivational quotes on Instagram and in our SJK group. 

So what exactly is Spiritual Health?   It can be defined as the relation or connection of Humans with Self, Others, Nature and God. 

Spirituality is derived from two different words: Spiritus is a Latin word meaning breath, courage, vigour or soul. Another word spirare means to breathe.


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In conversation with Vandana Mahajan on her Inspiring Journey of Surviving Cancer

Vandana Mahajan is a cancer conqueror. She is associated with an NGO called Cope with cancer and  has been working  as a Cancer Coach at Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital. She counsels  Palliative patients at Tata Hospital and also conducts interactive sessions with breast cancer patients. She has been doing this work at Tata Hospital for the last 5 years. All her work with cancer patients is done Pro bono.

She conducts Motivational Talks for patients and care givers. 


She is a certified Mental Health counselor and we are proud to have this inspiring lady in our SJK group. Do listen to this podcast to hear all about her near fatal medical journey and how she overcame mind-boggling obstacles to emerge triumphant, thanks to her Positivity and Passion for Life.

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Q. As a sports person if we don’t do our regular exercise or workout, what happens to the muscles?

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Q. What should one do if he or she has a health problem and can’t do physical exercise?

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Q. What is the Symbiotic relationship between a fit body and a fit mind?

Q. What suggestions would you give for a small fitness program in this pandemic time for a person during Lockdown?

We are fortunate to have Dr. Sameera Gupta, Physio-occupational therapist, 

in our Santacruz-Juhu-Kalina group and she has tried to answer some of the common queries asked by our SJK girls. 

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Our Hero

Interview with Anuradha Venkatraman

I still remember the day Anuradha Venkataramanan was awarded her Pinkathon T-shirt, along with a few others at Juhu Beach, a few years ago. I did not know her too well at that time, but as our friendship grew, I realized that this slip of a girl took her duties as an Ambassador very seriously. Every Saturday, during the Weekly free Training sessions, she would post interesting workouts for her Tilaknagar Team and would faithfully make collages of several Pinkathon groups to post in the Pinkathon Forever Page.


This was really going above and beyond the call of Duty. She is one of the few Ambassadors who stays diligently out of all controversies and single-mindedly motivates her entire Tilaknagar group and at the end of each session all her Pink sisters would line up, neatly for the group photograph. She believes in working quietly and letting her success do all the talking. 


Take a deep breath. You will be fine!

(1) 6 Signs of Concealed Depression  

In our Section on Trending Videos, we have dealt with the Topics of Concealed Depression, which is quite rampant in these days of Lockdown and the Covid Pandemic.  The strange thing about Hidden Depression is that outwardly:

  1. The person concerned may appear to be the happiest person in the room 

  2. They may be  perfectionists

  3. They seek ways to numb or avoid the pain

  4. They may struggle from other health concerns 5. They may express their pain through art and music 6 They might give subtle cries for help.

 So do check out this trending video by Psch2Go which deals with Depression -  a serious mental health condition that can lurk in people we least expect,  but who manage their symptoms in ways that keep their condition hidden from others. So if you know someone  who might relate to these signs, do reach out to them.  You just might save their lives. 

(2) How To Deal With Depression and Anxiety – Sandeep Maheshwari 

Our other Trending Video on the other hand supplies the Cure, by the very popular Sandeep Maheshwari, who talks about how to deal with Depression and Anxiety – a Must Know in these challenging days, where not only physical health but also monetary worries, emotional and mental stress is a cause for concern for the majority.  In this Video, Sandeep talks at length (in Hindi) about ways and means to overcome this stress.   Sandeep Maheshwari is a name among millions who struggled, failed and surged ahead in search of success, happiness and contentment. Just like any middle class young boy, he too had a bunch of unclear dreams and a blurred vision of his goals in life. All he had was an undying learning attitude to hold on to. Rowing through ups and downs, it was time that taught him the true meaning of his life. As he rightly says, “The Preservation of Health is Easier than the Cure of the Disease.”  Do check out this and many other motivational videos on his Youtube Channel

Mental Health Section

Coping with Corona Virus Anxiety

Covid 19 may be a novel Corona Virus, but it is stirring up some very age old instincts in people, which have been with humankind since the dawn of time - fear and anxiety.  The uncertainty of how long this situation will last, the constant stream of new information and the social isolation all create fertile ground for growing anxiety.  Panic, too, can be contagious. To get through this time as calmly and healthily as possible, it is important to be familiar with ways to calm ourselves.  All the tips given below will go a long way in assuaging these fears and contribute towards Mental health which is equally important along with Physical Health.

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