This column often highlights faith and energy healers, each of whom have a distinctive forte. The very concept of faith healing works best when one personally resonates with the energy of the healer. Success is guaranteed only if there is strong belief in the outcome of success. Hence, I hesitate to refer to healers as performers of miracles or magic—but there is indeed something miraculous about an incurable disease being almost entirely cured.
Mohan Sadashiv Joshi has for years been known as a healer of diseases that have no treatment. A quick search online takes you back nearly 30 years to an article where Joshi, steeped in concentration, hand placed on the head of a patient, is front and centre. The title reads ‘The Man Who Healed Ambani’. As astonishing as it sounds, this simple bank teller, with no history of spirituality, found his calling when a man told him that he was destined to be a healer.
In the last 39 years—ever since he cured his boss of a recurring ganglion on the wrist—Joshi has healed lakhs of people. At first operating out of a small space in Nariman Point, Mumbai, and travelling around India to hold healing camps, he now functions from his home in Thane, Maharashtra. He can heal 30-40 people in a single day, a distinction not many lay claim to. Though he accepts donations, he does not charge for his services except to cover travel expenses when he conducts healing camps in different cities, but even this amount is waived off for poor and deserving candidates.
Joshi says, “I’m but a small man—the healing power comes from above through me. Healing is a permanent cure—otherwise how could it be divine? As a healer, I deal with problems that doctors cannot deal with.” There is no disparity in healing, and Joshi works for the poor as well as the rich and famous. Apart from Ambani, he was in the news last year for helping actor Sushant Singh Rajput overcome bouts of depression in November of 2019, well before the actor’s untimely demise.
However, his most recent case is perhaps his most astounding—the rapid physical improvement in a 16-month-old child suffering from Multiple Mitochondrial Dysfunctions Syndrome. This rare disease affects the mitochondria in our body, which are the energy-producing structures of cells. Symptoms develop early in life and may include encephalopathy, poor muscle tone, seizures, developmental delays, and other severe health problems. Unfortunately, most affected babies do not live past their infancy. Treatment can vary depending on symptoms, but there is no known cure in the world.
“This boy’s parents reached out to me in February this year. I have been using my Yogic Healing method on the child and his parents have found 80 percent improvement in just three months,” shares Joshi candidly. Despite never having heard of this genetic disorder, Joshi was not deterred from attempting treatment through his proprietary yogic healing.
Recurring issues like migraine, insomnia, depression, chronic stomach-aches and tinnitus or ringing in the ears, are his specialty which he claims to be able to heal very quickly, as they are functional diseases. Organic diseases, on the other hand, take anywhere from 6-9 months. His methodology of healing sounds simple on the face of it – he places one hand on the head and one on the back of the patient, all the while praying to God to improve the situation. “I just become quiet and surrender for 5 minutes and I can feel the energy leaving from me. The patient feels like there is a hot water bag on those points or some sort of infrared device. The higher the level of their pain, the hotter it feels to them,” he explains.
When the pandemic put a stop to physical healing sessions, he began teaching virtual healing workshops. His students tune in for these exclusive classes from around the world for 3-4 hours on fixed afternoons. Priced at Rs 7,500, these sessions are affordable and popular.
Ultimately, faith healing is just that—a manifestation of one’s own faith. With no side effects and no huge monetary investment, it is a methodology that appeals across classes, genders and ages, and Mohan Sadashiv Joshi is one of its most eminent ambassadors.
The writer is a lawyer who pens articles for various publications and her blog www.nooranandchawla.com. She can be reached on email@example.com.
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RANI WRAPS UP ESTONIA SCHEDULE OF ‘MRS CHATTERJEE VS NORWAY’
MUMBAI: Estonia schedule of Rani Mukerji-starrer ‘Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway’ has been completed. On Tuesday, the makers of the film took to their social media handle to share the update with the fans. They also posted a picture, wherein we can see Rani celebrating the completion of the schedule by cutting a cake with the whole cast and crew in Europe.
As per a statement, Rani and the entire crew shot in a bio bubble with all necessary precautions. The final schedule of the movie is expected to begin in India soon. Directed by Ashima Chibber, ‘Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway’ revolves around a journey of a mother’s battle against an entire country. Apart from ‘Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway’, Rani will also be seen in ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’, co-starring Saif Ali Khan and Siddhant Chaturvedi.
SUNIEL SHETTY AWESTRUCK AFTER MEETING BIG B
MUMBAI: Believe it or not but even celebrities also get star-struck after they meet their favourite actors. The same happened with veteran actor Suniel Shetty after he appeared on the show Kaun Banega Crorepati hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
Taking to his Instagram handle, the evergreen actor shared a picture with the megastar from the sets of the game show Kaun Banega Crorepati. Sharing the picture, Suniel penned a note reflecting his visit to the show and how he got ‘wonderstruck’ and already a ‘crorepati’ after meeting Big B.
“Wonderstruck as always at the knowledge and discipline one can imbibe from the legend the mighty Mr Bachchan. After that you always walk away a #crorepati. Thank you for the moments Amitji. #KBC #KaunBaneCrorepati #sony @amitabhbachchan @apnabhidu #lockkiyajaye #mahacomputerji.”
NICOLE KIDMAN OPENS UP ABOUT DIVORCE FROM TOM CRUISE
WASHINGTON: Hollywood star Nicole Kidman recently gave some brief insight into her marriage and subsequent divorce from actor Tom Cruise.
Though typically both are shy about commenting on the end of their marriage, however, according to Fox News, speaking to a fashion magazine for its upcoming October issue, Kidman was willing to discuss the immense media scrutiny their relationship invited in the 1990s. Kidman and Cruise got together after meeting on the set of ‘Days of Thunder’. The actors married just six months after the movie came out in 1990 and remained together for more than a decade before finally splitting in 2001.
The outlet reported that Kidman’s acting career started to be eclipsed by all the attention surrounding her personal life and marriage. However, looking back now, she sees only her culpability in the media narrative. With a laugh, Kidman told the interviewer, “I was young. I think I offered it up? Maybe I’ve gotten a bit more trepidatious, but I’m always trying to be as open as possible. I just prefer to live in the world that way.”
She further added, “I’m wary at times, and I’ve been hurt, but at the same time I much prefer a warm approach rather than a prickly shutdown approach.” Kidman went on to note that the experience left her heart “open” when she finally met her now-husband, country singer Keith Urban.
BOLLYWOOD STARS SHOWER BIRTHDAY WISHES ON KAREENA
MAHARASHTRA: As the ever-gorgeous Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan turned 41 on Tuesday, several of her family members and fellow celebrities from the film fraternity, poured in birthday wishes for her.
Kareena’s sister Karisma Kapoor shared pictures from their childhood on her Instagram handle and wrote, “Will always be by ur side. Happy birthday to the best sister in the world.. my lifeline. love you the mostest. #birthdaygirl #sisterlove #beboisthebest #happybirthday.”
Filmmaker Karan Johar, one of the closest friends of Kareena, shared a selfie with the birthday girl and wrote, “We are pouters and posers in crime! So much love for my favorite girl on her special day! Happy birthday to my poo for life (that can sound wrong on many levels but bolna banta hai!) Love you so much.”
Actress Kangana Ranaut extended her birthday wishes by sharing a collage featuring stunning pictures of Kareena. She wrote, “Happy Birthday to the most gorgeous of them all.”
Kareena’s brother-in-law Kunal Kemmu posted an adorable picture to wish her on her special day. Malaika Arora on her Instagram shared a clip of the ‘3 Idiots’ actor and wrote, “Happy Birthday to my most stunning n beautiful Bebo. Keep Glowing n shining… Love you.” Kiara Advani, who shared screen space with Kareena in ‘Good Newwz’, also shared a stunning picture of the birthday girl and wrote, “Happy birthday to the most iconic superstar! Love you, Bebo.”
Actress Jacqueline Fernandez also shared a picture of the ravishing beauty while sending her greetings on the special day. “Happy birthday Kareena. Wishing you the best in your life and adventures. From Jackie,” she wrote.
ARJUN KAPOOR ON VENTURING INTO FOOD & FITNESS SPACE
MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor, who battled obesity since childhood and has gone through a remarkable physical transformation. Recently he said that he will soon be venturing into the food and fitness space. Talking about how fitness has changed his perspective, Arjun revealed, “People have been kind enough to notice my transformation. My fitness journey has not only changed the way I look at food, nutrition and fitness but it has also changed the way people look at me. The opportunities and offers coming to me have also changed.” He further spoke regarding wanting to venture into the food and fitness space and said, “I have definitely initiated multiple conversations to explore myself in the food and nutrition space and I’m excited for some of the things that will materialise soon. I will be in a position to share more concrete details in the days to come. I want to be a part of ventures that are aiming to revolutionise the fitness space!” In August, Arjun had opened about his battle with obesity in an interview with a leading daily, wherein he said how his “underlying health condition has always made it a struggle for him to constantly stay a certain size”.
Later the 36-year-old actor had disclosed that he joined forces with world kickboxing champion Drew Neal to push himself to get the correct body type, and seems like his commitment to fitness is reaping benefits for him.
‘THE CROWN’ TAKES THE THRONE AT EMMYS 2021
LOS ANGELES: Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ won big at the Emmys 2021. This show which follows Queen Elizabeth’s life throughout the decades of her reign was declared winner of the Outstanding Drama Series award at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards. It also bagged awards for best actors (drama) and best actors in supporting roles. The show also took home the best writing and directing award.
On such a remarkable win, the team of Netflix took to the streaming giant’s official Twitter handle to congratulate the members of the show. “Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Crown for their 11 Emmy wins — including Best Drama Series, Best Actress for Olivia Colman, and Best Actor for Josh O’Connor https,” the tweet read. Apart from ‘The Crown’, ‘Ted Lasso’ also registered a golden win at Emmys 2021. It racked up four wins, including for best comedy and star Jason Sudeikis. Emmys moved to an indoor-outdoor venue this year due to the pandemic. It was held on Sunday at the Event Deck at LA Live.
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