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What should be your diet if you have Corona like symptoms

Corona like symptoms – cough, cold, shivering, fever, sour throat, bitter taste, body pains and similar experience related to ARI. For any examination and diagnosis, contact doctor and medical expertise for relief and immediate attention.

You may follow similar diet to get relief and feel better –

  • Drink lukewarm water
  • Add honey and lemon juice into lukewarm water
  • Drink citrus juice – Orange, Mosambi, Melon and others
  • Eat fruits – Apple, Pine Apple, Pomegranate, Papaya, Kiwi and others
  • Drink Kadha – made from Indian spices as a constant immunity booster and instant relief to throat and nose.
  • Keep clean and dry
  • Wash your hands often. Use sanitizer. Keep distance
  • Read books if you like. Watch movies. Check old albums/photographs. Keep light environment and avoid heavy debated talks or discussions either over phone or directly.
  • Try looking at nature – birds, animals, plants, tree and likewise.
  • Create craft or paint if you like or have interest. It is a good pacifier.

Drink some liquid every 2 hours and possibly hot beverages. Avoid coffee if possible.

Take medication if any issue persist and always seek medical attention by doctor.

Keep smiling and stay positive. Stay at home and stay safe. If you or your family members have to go out, keep your mask on and follow social distancing. Avoid touching surfaces and avoid strictly avoid touching your face at any time.

Invest in good mask if you are going out frequently and keep it clean and dry at all times.

It’s Monsoon in India – so keep precautions and watch. Avoid getting drenched as much as possible. If you have to go out – use raincoat and umbrella.

Share positive thoughts and stories. Pray if you may like. And keep calm.

Tennis is more than just sports, it’s a religion

Tennis, lawn tennis is one of the top grossing global sports with Grand Slams, WTA tours, ATP tours, Challenger tours and friendly matches. Tennis is played between two players in singles match and four players in doubles match. It could be men’s single, women’s single, men’s doubles, women’s doubles or mixed doubles. But that’s just not all. There is more to it than meets the eye.

Tennis is a saga. There are million dollars prize money, world tours, tournaments in many countries, schedules, sponsors, umpires, ball boys, referees and fans across the world. But is tennis just about the game, sports, winning and losing, finals, tickets, tours, locations or money. I believe tennis is much more than just a game, it is a religion, like no other.

Tennis teaches you discipline. Sports often is not about the games, rounds or matches. It is about the number of hours you have put in practice and the various strategies and tactics that you have learnt. Tennis is an individual sports. It is about standing tall all through the game from the start till the end. At any moment if you slip, rest, loose focus or get carried away, then the tables can turn for you.

Tennis teaches you dedication. It is about getting up in the morning and training for hours. It is about perfecting your serve, your return, backhand, slice or your volley. It is about practicing to approaching the net or your movement across the court. You must strengthen your muscles, your legs, your biceps, your mind and your body. You cannot be lazy or late.

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You must train, train and train only to become so good at it, that when you get into the court, you are most of the time feeling a natural flow. Otherwise you may win a match but you will not win a tournament. You may be a good player but you might not become a champion. As they say a champion is who has trained hard when it felt it cannot be done any more.

Tennis teaches you resilience.

Tennis teaches you simplicity.

Tennis teaches you about respect, honor and dignity.

Tennis is timeless. People from all walks of life and other sports come to witness sporting events greatest moments in the finals of Grand Slams. It is about witness history in the making. It is as if you are looking at the finest qualities of human when put through the toughest challenge. It takes the seniors to their era and make them relieve those moments. It ignites the spirit of other sportsmen. It inspires the next generation to become not just a great glorified champion but a true honorable sportsman who will live in the memories of people in the times to come. It is about becoming Immortal.

Tennis messes with your mind, it haunts you and it makes you want to scream out loud but at the same time it takes you through the silence of a river in plains, deep forests and dark nights to awaken your inner spirits about life, passion, fighting spirit, grit, compassion and humanity. It takes you to the heights of a mountain and then throws you down to the depths of oceans, teaching you to be strong and humble at the same time.

Tennis is life and life is tennis. All the noise, hate, love, pressure, challenges, race towards tournaments, matches, rivals, competitors, events and controversies create heaviness in your heart and mind. Your family comes to your rescue. Tennis families are one of the best families in the world. Your coach, your physician, your friends are your strength in good times and bad times.

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Tennis is one man show, individual sport. You are alone in the court and it teaches about sustainability, independence and self-work. It makes you go through the tough rides in some of the greatest moments in tennis history and as you are making them, you have to hold your nerves and put on a show.

Tennis turns young boys into men. Tennis teaches you to drink through the pain of lose and rising up from failures. It teaches you to gulp through your lose in face and stand up on the podium to speak about it. It teaches you to treat both the lose and victory alike. It is like the verse from Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If”.

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;   

Rudyard Kipling

Tennis is about sportsmanship and more. Tennis teaches you to be good sports person, a good partner, a good parent, a good friend, a good child and overall a good human being. It teaches you to be good friends. Tennis is about becoming the better version of yourself. Tennis teaches you about life, whether you a player, commentator or spectator. It takes you on a journey of life. It turns young boys into young men, who inspire generations of human current and past likewise. Tennis is about sportsmanship.

If good life is about living to be a good human and spreading love, care, positivity around the world. Then Tennis is one such part of life that teaches you to live it completely.


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SMC Garden, Godadara

Under one of the initiatives for Clean Surat, Green Surat, SMC has developed lot of gardens and parks across the city. We will be covering each one of them in detail. These gardens and parks provide a nice suitable hangout place with family as well as walking/jogging track for fitness enthusiasts. Today we will go through one such garden in Godadara.

Inaugurated in January 2018, this park has gained lot of popularity in the vicinity as a hangout place for the young as well as gathering and evening resting place for the old. Lot of people are seen in the early morning doing yoga and other workout to maintain their health and fitness. During the evening, many people are seen walking around in the pavement.

The place is maintained by SMC and some garderners are provided with shelter within the park, who look after watering, cleaning and maintaining the plants. The park timings are appropriate from 6am-12pm & 3pm-11pm. Park is closed between 12pm-3pm. There is enough lighting in the park after sunset. There are dustbins placed at few metres for maintaining cleanliness. There is a public toilet inside the park, however it is not so well maintained.

Cleanliness of a city or a public place is not just the responsibility of government or municipal corporation, it is an equal responsibility of the citizens to ensure, they keep their surrounding clean and and do not litter. Likewise help to maintain the gardens and other public places, by doing their bit.

There is a section of kids play area, where they can play in fun activities like see-saw, sliders, climbing and swinging.

On festivals, holidays and on weekends, the number of footfall increases two folds and it is like a picnic spot in the evening, where families and groups of people come over to enjoy time together. The beauty of this park is so popular, that a lot of photographers are seen doing pre-wedding and wedding shoots over here in the evenings.

Something that started of as a clean and green initiative by SMC, has grown within a year to a picnic spot, workout area, play area, wedding shoots backdrop, chit chat area and many other. It is a proud achievement for the surtis as well as Surat Municipal Corporation.

The garden is located on the main road. The closest BRTS station is Jogini Mata Mandir BRTS. You can take 204 bus from Chowk or 254 bus from Surat Railway Station. If you take an auto from Surat Railway Station, it will cost you around 20 Rs in shared auto and the closest drop point would be Godadara Naher. If you take a direct Auto from Station, it would cost you between 100-150 Rs, you will have to be good at bargaining. Location of the garden is provided below.


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