Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Pomegranate during pregnancy

Doctors suggest taking all varieties of fruits during pregnancy. All fruits are enriched with vitamins. In that pomegranate has an important role during pregnancy. It is a wonderful fruit which supplies various health benefits. It contains folic acid, Vitamin C and numerous antioxidants which help us to prevent alzheimer’s disease, heart problems, aging, arthritis and it also helps in protecting unborn babies from brain injuries. Expectant mothers at risk of premature birth drinking pomegranate juice is good to help their babies resist brain injuries from low oxygen and reduced blood flow. In humans, decreased blood flow and oxygen to the infant brain is linked to premature birth and other irregularities during pregnancy, birth and early development. This causes brain injury in approximately 2 of every 1,000 full-term human births and in a very high percentage of babies born before 34 weeks of gestation.In India pomegranate is commercially planted in Maharashtra, Gujarat to a limited extent in U.P., A.P., Karnataka and Tamilnadu. Compared to other fruits from the market, its cost also is reasonable. So let us try not to ignore this wonderful fruit.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Chitra Santhe

A view from chitra santhe

Paintings for sale

Sculptures for sale

Artists doing live portraits

Chitra Santhe is an annual event organised by the Chitra Kala Parishath. This attracts artists from all over India who can showcase their artwork for sale to the public. This event give opportunity to the growing artists to exhibit their talents. It is held along the footpaths of the Kumara Krupa Road which gets occupied by artists selling items like paintings, porcelain, sculptures and other art objects. Some artists even offer on-the-spot portrait sketches of people interested in them. Art lovers gather here to purchase their favourite products. Such attempts are really appreciable because artists are getting high importance here and so gets the boosting to develop their artistic talents.