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Brain Power Sharpeners

Windy Suzuki (Professor of Neural Science at New York University), 55, did research on the brain and found out that you can grow a bigger and happier brain with meditation and exercise. This neuroplasticity of new brain cells sprouting new connections and new blood vessels feeding more oxygen (fuel) to neurons could be done with food, exercise, focus, sleep care, games, and meditation at any age from childhood to even the elderly. Using advanced brain imaging techniques, researchers found out how wonders are done with the above six factors in improving memory, thinking skills, creativity, and reducing the risk of dementia. Avoid brain toxic agents like reduction in sleep hours, lack of activity, and multitasks. Nutritional Supplements and electrical stimulation of brain training programs are hardly of any help.

Simple techniques to build a better brain.


Eating the right food and skipping the wrongs increases memory and thinking skills.
  • Right Food: Fruits, plant-based diets – Green leafy vegetables – Salad – Spinach, Grilled fish, Carrot, kale, or Collards
  • Wrong Food: Fried food – Potato chips – burgers – soft drinks – red meat and sausage

Activeness / Move improves the birth and growth of new brain cells increasing memory and alertness. A daily walk of 7500+ steps is a minimum. Doing housework like shopping, gardening, and walking the dog are worth trying. Sedentary life reduces memory.


It is the watchman cleaning the brain at night and washing away toxins of overthinking. VIII (eight) hours of sleep is a must. Try to stick to eight hours. Regular sleep schedule with sleep quality. Sleep deprivation leads to a decrease in mental focus, recall, and reaction time. They do not forgive each other. Make eight hours regular sleep schedule.


Don’t do things you don’t like. Pick something you love. Keep learning about it and doing it. People who keep their minds active have slower declines in memory and thinking.

Playing old-fashioned games like cards, bingo, and chess several times a week, sharpen memory skills and thinking.

Arts and crafts such as sewing, woodworking, and painting improve brain power.


Focus counts too. Allow yourself to focus on just one thing and go deep. Multitasking and switching your attention from one thing to another disrupts your memory.

Meditation and Countdown

Do yoga daily – sit still, breathe deeply, and do Hatha Yoga – Shavasan & Pranayam.

Yes, the brain can be built to be stronger without dementia at any age.

Ref. Article: Build a better brain – by Sari Harrar (Reader’s Digest) 

Dr. Bharat Desai, Bilimora 

Superiority Complex Personification

Yes, I will explain this phrase as it is, but I want to tell you a story of a particular caste as a preface and that will follow the subject matter.

In a particular intelligent community in South Gujarat, the superiority complex is an inherited and cultivated character amongst each and every member. They consider themselves, and for that matter oneself individually, superior to all others and all around. This means they are 'the best', have all the worldly knowledge, understands all the subjects and are skilled at the highest in all the matters. They believe whatever they say is the final truth, ultimate truth and truth can not be anything otherwise!

This sense of great ego makes each one believe that all others around are inferior to them, and don't have the same level of intelligence to understand anything. To the extent, one considers others idiots and having low intelligence compared to them.

Now, you can understand this superiority complex of everyone in this community (they are less than two lacs in population all over the world, spread from the South Gujarat base) does not allow them to have respect for absolute any other human being, so unity amongst the caste fellows is beyond even imagination. Let us say unity is impossible!

Individuals in this community need not be highly qualified, intelligent per se or genius in any sense to think of themselves as superior. The ego and inherited belief cause the feeling of superiority, even without any cleverness whatsoever.

They never need a mentor, guide or teacher (often known as 'Guru') because they consider themselves as Guru of all others. Can they be identified as a popularly known term "Guru Ghantaal"? I don't know.

Coming back to the topic of "Superiority complex", let us understand the details. Every human has a self-image of supremacy over others and they don't care whether others think about them so or not. Everybody strives for superiority complex as a normal instinct. This high opinion of oneself is a defence mechanism to help oneself cope with the feeling of inferiority. Thus the need to overcome inferiority creates superiority, in an attempt to overcompensate the feeling of inferiority. Here the individual has dreams of heroism, false assumption of success and an inflated sense of self-importance. It is the basic virtue of a person with an inferiority complex to develop a superiority complex to overcome the difficulties of the former.

All in all, Superiority Complex means a feeling of being greater, bigger and more intelligent.
Well, you must be curious to know what inferiority complex is then. It is an intense personal feeling of inadequacy often resulting from the belief that one is deficient to others.

Before I conclude, let me add certain relevant terms:
  • Self-righteousness: (Sanctimoniousness) is a feeling of moral superiority over other average persons, often results in being intolerant towards the opinion of others
  • Megalomania: personality disorder with an exaggerated feeling of self-importance
  • Egotism: inflated opinion of self-importance and oneself
  • Arrogance: act or habit of making undue claims in an overbearing manner and proud contempt of others
I am sure this information should suffice to start your journey to be cautious after understanding the superiority complex. To remain normal without being on the lower or higher side of inferiority or superiority complex is not difficult once you are aware and alert. Best luck then!


My friend Dr Ashwinbhai Naik  asked me to share my views on the topic 'jealousy' and that created this viewpoint article.

Jealousy is an emotion inherited by all of us. It has nothing to do with age, sex, intellectual level or financial status. This emotion is a negative one expressed according to the intensity of the feeling, and that is why some people can hide it even though they have it in the back of their minds.

Complications - When Doctor Commits Mistakes

When a new doctor is learning for the first time or when a senior doctor is learning or not learning a new technique, who suffers? Naturally, a patient. When we visit a doctor with a physical problem as a patient, we expect perfection. But it is not easy to get. So, we have to understand how the doctors may make mistakes.

We look for medicine to be an orderly field of knowledge and procedure. But it is not. It is an imperfect science, all enterprise of constantly changing knowledge, uncertain information and fallible individuals. It is not only science but also habit, intuition and plain guessing. This article is about dealing with mistakes made by doctors and their remedy.

How To Manage Your Thoughts?

Our mind is nothing but a flow of thoughts, just like a river with flowing water. One’s personality is shaped by one’s thoughts. If our thoughts are good, we feel happy and radiate confidence and charm around us. Paying attention to managing one’s thoughts is a must. But, how to do that?

Is Anger Your Fast Friend?

Anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.

– Gautama Buddha

We all know ‘Anger’ does not do any good to anybody. Almost all of us have dealt with it very closely, either as the recipient, the 'perpetrator' or often both. Then why do we fail to stay away from getting angry every off and on? Let’s take a deep dive into what anger is all about and if there is anything we can do to stay away from getting angry at all.

Mind Your Mind

Mind your mind! Or you may need a psychiatrist at the earliest.

If you cannot love and respect any one of the following (whatever their nature, economic or intellectual level may be) - Parents, Parents-in-law, Son/Daughter, or Son/Daughter-in-law, consider checking your thought cycle and revise it. Or else, you may be nowhere. 

You may lose your most important life support following your method.

The Friends And Prejudice

When I see someone, my senses form one opinion and accordingly, I start reacting.I start loving and respecting the said fellow  without reasons or its opposite. The friend-circle gets formed this way. That is the reason why some of your contacts who are most of the time with you, are never your friends.