“Grandpa!! There is an emergency!!! There is hurricane which is refusing to die out, pls help me ;help me sail through it”! And suddenly I heard the sound of stick falling on other side of receiver.
My Grandpa who is an epitome of patience hurriedly called everyone in the home closer to the phone. He was worried, and why not, apple of his eye, sitting in Greece, on his first ever international trip, thousands of kms away was begging for help! Silence!
“ Pls switch on the TV; You Check the weather in GREECE on Internet; you check trending hash tags on social media about any such hurricane! The last prediction was of clear sunny days for next 3-4 months. Bet me on, this global warming is going to turn everything upside down; this is going to change everything!
I was hearing all this conversation & finally screamed.
“ Daddu, just wait! At least listen to me on phone. The weather is good, no need to check on Internet or TV. This hurricane is not the one to be made viral over social media.
This is happening all inside my STOMACH. “
“Oh my god! “
And with this I heard release of tons of musical Co2 over phone . That’s what we define as a “Sigh of relief”.
“Ok Ladoo, tell me what happened ?? ”
” Daddu, since I left Delhi, I have been on buns, breads and pasta all the time. From last 3 days may be due to jet leg or change of food pattern, I am facing severe problem of constipation. Even the local medicines did not work 😦 “
” I tried the medicine available in my kit as well, but nothing seems to be working. I am stuck in the hotel room and feeling like shit … waiting for the shit to come! “
” Daddu, what should I do? And please don’t tell anyone about this. “
And then there was a cyclone of laughter stuck over the phone. As grandpa was listening all this on speakerphone & my uncle – aunt, cousins were all listening to our conversation. Sad to know that 😦 .
” Ok Ladoo, Let me help you get rid of it. I’am sending you whatsapp of 2 Aasana’s (Yoga Aasnas). Try these on 15 min each and drink 2 glass of hot water and then call me back”.
Wow, it worked like a magic! In next 1 hour the Indian remedy had started to show its results. It happened, without any medicine, without any extra euros flowing out of my pocket. I was so relieved & ready for great evening then!
Thanking Grandpa, he explained me the importance of Yoga. YOGA has been an integral part of Indian tradition and culture since ages. What medicines and expensive gym equipments cannot do is easily taken care by following some simple exercises known as YOGA AASANA’s.
“You used to wonder what we bunch of oldies do in garden at 5 am in morning … But that’s exactly what world has recognised and have been following. Check Youtube which is flooding with globe opting, following and preaching yoga. Even if possible, try to switch to using Indian style of Toilets (Squatting Type) rather than relying on the sitting type toilets which was designed only for royals or diabled. Remember IRFFAN KHAN in PIKU trying to explain same logic about how Squatting style is as par human anatomy which does not chokes the rectum and help in proper bowel movement. Anyways, come back home and I will teach you some basic aasana’s which will also help overcome any jet lag or headache. And once you regularly do them, it will increase your immunity to great levels. “
Thanks Grandpa.. My focus is back on exploring Greece rather than roaming in around toilet for now and Long live the INDIAN AND CULTURE”.
Wow, I was indeed pleased at this amazing therapy, which gave me proud of being an Indian & following Indian culture 🙂
Going back to the roots is the way ahead..
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