Saturday, December 29, 2007

Seven Medical Myths Revealed

We have been told by our elders that we should never read when the light is dim since that would hurt one's eyes. Well ... guess, it is not true. Here are a few more myths:

1. Reading in dim light will not damage your eyes.
2. You do not need eight glasses of water a day to stay healthy.
3. Shaving your hair will not make the hair grow back faster.
4. Eating turkey will not make you drowsy.
5. We use only 10 percent of our brains is incorrect.
6. Hair and fingernails do not continue to grow after death.
7. Mobile phones are not dangerous in hospitals.

Source: Reuters

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Konkani Lullabies/Songs for kids

While we were expecting our dear Esha, we hunted the internet for Konkani songs on the internet but could not find any. We had to settle for a few (just a couple) of broken Konkani songs we knew but were able to manage with a mix of Konkani and English. These days Esha has caught up on English rhymes.

Below a collection of a few Konkani songs for babies/kids ... perhaps would be helpful to expecting parents.

Yo Re Cherda Dhavnu : Konkani Kids Song to motivate your little one to eat better. "Come running to me dear; Come with your milk and rice; Eat your milk and rice well; Grow bigger and stronger !"

Uth Re Krishna Velu Jello : Konkani Kids Song to gently wake up your little one

Purr Purr Re Kanna Gayi Mhashi : Konkani Lullaby to induce your baby to sleep

Phanther Phude Uttanu :A wake up song in Konkani for your toddler encouraging him/her to get up at dawn and complete the days routine: brush teeth, prayer, breakfast, school etc.

Paav Nandan Paav Nandan :Popular Konkani Kid's song to wean your fussy eater away from playing outdoors and get him / her to eat something ! Sung by Late Shri Surendra Prabhu and Gayatri Mallya

Kao Kao Yette Yette : Konkani Kid's Song about the activities of a peacock ?

Jo Jo Re Jo Bala : A mellow song to praise your child while also inculcating a sense of devotion to God.

Gongo Aylo Gongo : A playful kids song in Konkani. Best sung when chasing them around the house, playfully scaring them dressed up as a ghost !

Gajja Gajja Mallakka : Another funny Konkani Kid song that could be sung while giving them a bath and an oil massage.

Akka Makka Taak Nakka : Funny Konkani Kid's song about siblings, perhaps a boy and an older girl. The boy insists on having his sister share her "kelyan phodi" (fried plantain fritter) with him rather than buttermilk !

Jo Jo Srikrishna: Konkani lullaby by Puttur Narasimha Nayak

Disclaimer: None of the BayKon related people are responsible for recording/uploading these mp3 files. The above is a compilation of links to the mp3s on uploaded by some unknown third party.