Food – A Source Of Life

Food is the fuel of our body just like petrol or diesel for engines. Food is any edible substance that is generally consumed to nourish ourselves. It is one of the four necessities of life, the other three being clothing, water and shelter.

Why is food, a source of life?

  • The sources of food are various ranging from plant, fungus, algae to fish and higher animals too.
  • The materialistic and cultural evidences of storage of food dates back to 12,000 BC, the earliest being the drying and dehydration techniques.
  • In majority of the cultures, food is a must while celebrating happy moments with near and dear ones by arranging dinners, lunches, tea parties etc.,
  • The provision of food is not just a gesture of celebration, but a binding element to keep the kith and kin together, being a source of life.
  • It has become an integral part of human evolution.

Food and Nutrition:

Food – A Source Of Life

  • The basic building blocks of human body are cells, and they are made of variety of amino acids in turn forming proteins.
  • A protein rich diet is essential to maintain the overall health of the body.
  • A wholesome diet includes both macro and micro nutrients, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, salts, amino acids etc.,
  • In order for nutrients to be absorbed by the body, the digestive process has to be proper and that is aided by gut bacteria.
  • Based on particular region’s climate, food is chosen based on availability. For instance, Rice is staple food for South Indians, Tapioca for Africans, Wheat for Europeans etc.,
  • A child to grow properly, a well- balanced nutritious diet is necessary and that is found from the above discussed points.

Food, an emotion:

  • Continental, exotic, oriental, regional, authentic etc., are simply other forms and names of food but in emotion they all represent the same.
  • Hostel food can never match with mom made home food. It is not only about taste but the feeling of love and warmth in the food is only felt when it is home made.
  • For us Spices and Rice is an emotion, whereas for Italians Pasta may be an emotion.

Food is just not for survival but it is the lifeline connecting people of all cultures across the globe. It is a celebration. Junk food is a slow poison and so the need of the hour is more awareness on healthy and nutritious food for all.

Shopping- A true stress buster

Does shopping almost every alternative day make you a true shopaholic? If yes, then I should consider myself as one too. Working every single day and living a mundane life make things dull for me. And so to fill myself with some excitement, I go shopping. I go to this specific place which sells cheap clothes but with good quality nearby to my place.

Whenever I shop I get so engrossed in it. My phone automatically gets away from my eyes. It feels like I’m going on a treasure hunt. A search for new outfits. The ones that match my style and my taste. Clothes that go along with my skin tone or any new occasion. I hugely look for trendy clothes so that I am up to date. Shopping makes me feel like I am releasing a huge part of the stress ball from my head. I immediately feel relieved seeing new dresses, t-shirts, shirts, skirts, jeans, etc. The new colors in the market bring a new freshness to me. There are days when I feel very low, on those days I just go through my wardrobe and fix all my clothes. I love doing that. I get to know which outfit needs to get a replacement with it.

My friends and family often ask me if I’ve ever repeated any clothes. But I like repeating my clothes at times. It all depends on my mood. There are days when my sister or friends take me to shop because they think that my sense of fashion is good. And I do agree with them to a certain extent. But honestly, I think that shopping is all about busting the accumulated stress in your life.


 Sometimes even window shopping might help as-

  • Browsing through expensive stuff can make you feel motivated to collect some money and come back later.
  • It can change your sense of fashion.
  • It can be good refreshment.
  • Can make you feel stupendous.

Shopping does change my entire mood. When I come home from it and try my new clothes it brightens up my day. I feel confident when I like what I am wearing. And so I shop without giving it a second thought. I even thought of opening my store someday as all I do is shop. And maybe I might do it someday. Until then let’s just shop and fill up our wardrobes.

Trip To Russia: Places To Visit, Best Seasons, And Russian Visa

Russia is no doubt a beautiful place to visit. Being the largest country in the world, it is rich in culture, history, food, heritage, etc. If one is planning to Russia,  it is crucial to have a decided itinerary that will help explore some of the best places without any chances of missing out. Here is a guide to what one should do, the time they should visit, and details about Russian visa.

Things to do in Russia

Here are some of the things that one can do while visiting Russia:

  1. State hermitage museum in St. Petersburgh

This is the largest museum in the world with around 3 million art and artifacts from different parts of the world. Some of them are on display while others are not. There are around 360 rooms with 6 prehistoric buildings within the complex.

  1. Moscow Kremlin

This is one of the biggest and most magnificent structures in Russia. This serves to be the president’s residence and formerly was the seat of dukes in Russia. The red brick structure is expansive and has a rich history to be told. Kremlin is situated near the banks of the Moskva river in Moscow.


  1. Basil’s Cathedral

Based in Moscow, St. Basil’s Cathedral was formerly called an intercession church. It was commissioned by Ivan the terrible and was completed in 1561. It is a beautiful structure that is known for its 9 onion-shaped domes and colorful pillars. This structure is a gem that stands proudly in the red square of Moscow and is must visit attraction in Russia.

  1. Peter and Paul Fortress

If one is traveling to St. Petersburg, Peter and Paul Fortress is a must-visit. It is a riverfront cathedral that is star-shaped and yellow in color giving a beautiful view of the Zayachy Island shoreline. This structure was built in 1703 by peter the great and  since then has served as a political prison, fortress and burial site for royals.

  1. Red Square

Lastly, one should not forget about visiting the famous UNESCO heritage Red Square of Moscow. There is no way one can miss taking an evening stroll through Red Square. It is surrounded by some biggest and most significant buildings in Russia.

Several countries are allowed to get eVisa for their 8-day or less visit in some of the regions of the country. One should talk to visa experts before applying for any type of visa to have a better understanding of what documents are required, procedures and fees, etc.