Stretching to conclusions #InternationalYogaDay



Yoga goes International

Ever since I attended Rujuta Divekar’s book launch where she pooh poohed the idea of an International Yoga Day, I’ve found the concept of dedicating a day to Yoga  very funny. As she said, Yoga is or rather should be as integral to our lives as daal chawal . This, incidentally is also giving way to pizza and pasta and it won’t be long before we have an International Daal Chawal Day with hundreds of people doing Daal Chawal by the Bay. 

Jokes apart , why is it that only when our traditional foods or practices gain INTERNATIONAL currency that they gain credibility become acceptable to us?

During a recent trip to the US, I found a range of cold pressed coconut oil and pure Desi ghee in mainstream grocery stores. I also spotted some “old grain” breads in some shelves. Possibly a time will come when ready to eat Daal Chawal will replace the Butter Chicken and Palak Paneer that we see in the Indian food section.

However, till that time, let us all stretch ourselves to fitness.

Sharing some cartoons I got via Whatsapp from my Yoga friends

Happy Yoga to You !

Image for BellyBytes


A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!

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9 Responses

  1. Dahlia says:

    Hahah – loved the cartoon! And true, we Indian do love ourselves more when we have a foreign seal of approval 😀

  2. Obsessivemom says:

    We really need to appreciate the wisdom of our forefathers. Sad that it has to come to us after it has travelled all kinds of foreign lands.
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  3. Elayne says:

    International Yoga Day is definitely silly, but I’m still sad I didn’t celebrate by doing a few poses! I guess there’s always next year 🙂 A horrible thing about US society is when someone does something unique – regardless of how smart or healthy it is – they are often criticized until it becomes mainstream. People are really uncomfortable with “different” here, which, to add to the post above, is definitely related to a weird inferiority complex. We only like foreign things when they are so americanized that they are no longer “foreign.”

  4. Shilpa Garg says:

    This post made me smile. I wont be surprised if they declare a public holiday on International Yoga Day!! 😀

  1. June 19, 2018

    […] cuisines and foods that were untasted by our grannie’s palates. Indeed the famous dietitian Rujuta Divekar attributes our bad eating habits to the easy availability of pizzas and unseasonal and even […]

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