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    JOURNALIST, WRITER, YOGI, ENTREPRENEUR

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“I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die.” - Isaac Asimov


ajendar Menen

is an award-winning journalist who has been published in several countries. He began his career, which spans over three decades, with The Times of India in Mumbai. He has launched and edited magazines, written four books on different aspects of healing, and freelanced for the BBC, UNFPA, France 2, Ray of Hope, Teacher’s Training Centre, Tralee, Ireland, Gulf News and several other international media organisations.

 He has co-authored books on AIDS and prostitution in South-Asia, been Executive Editor of three journals on the technical and human aspects of HIV/AIDS, and written extensively on the subject. The street is his muse. He also walks endlessly, drinks tea, reads Sri Aurobindo, does yoga, comments on sport, breeds snails and watches life with some irreverence. He lives and works in Mumbai, India.

Rajendar Menen

Books

    • Karma Sutra
    Karma Sutra
    By Rajendar Menen

    Adventures Of A Street Bum, my new book, packs 20 years research on HIV/AIDS, TB, street, brothel and high end prostitution, child labour, homosexuality, Devadasis, Hijras, drug and alcohol abuse, the trafficking of women from Nepal to India including the famed Tulasa Thapa saga, the first 'recognised' HIV/AIDS case in Goa, and corruption, despair and desolation on the Indian street. A first person account of the trauma and the triumph of those destined to spend their entire lives on the other side of the boulevard. The book is raw, heroic, gripping and tragic.

    • Magneto Therapy The miraculous healing remedy
    Magneto Therapy The miraculous healing remedy
    By Rajender Menen

    Be it an ailment that has you at a dead end or you are simply seeking to enhance your general well-being without burning a hole in your pocket or suffering unforeseen side-effects, magneto-therapy is just the right choice for you. From the origins of magneto-therapy to its current status, from everyday cures to the larger influence of magnets on our lives, from products that are easily available to experiments conducted with magnets all over the world on human, plant and animal life, you will find all this and much more in the book. If practiced properly and diligently, before long you should be eating well, sleeping well and feeling a general sense of well-being at all times.

    *Section I focuses on magnets, magnetism and magneto-therapy in general and its status in India.

    *Section II deals with the scenario in the West regarding research, treatments and advances in magneto-therapy.

    • El Poder Curativo De Los Mudras
    El Poder Curativo De Los Mudras
    By Rajendar Menen

    Mudras are simple yoga movements in which only the arms and hands are used and allow us to properly channel the energy through our body as well as facilitate the achievement of many goals as spiritual elevation and physical and emotional healing . They are very easy to perform, and also so powerful that they can change a person's life and release blocked energy in the body. As explained Rajendar Menen, our bodies are miracles; birth and death are miracles and healing process itself is a miracle.

    • The Healing Power of Mudras
    The Healing Power of Mudras
    By Rajendar Menen

    The use of Mudras, or "yoga of the hands", has been recognised for centuries as a simple yet effective healing tool, known to prevent and cure illnesses and bring about spiritual regeneration. This book examines Mudras, and teaches how regular practice can rejuvenate your body and mind and transform your everyday life. Covering all you need to know about performing Mudras, this insightful and informative book will enable you to gain an understanding of a form of yoga that has already helped thousands of people. Clear illustrations explain exactly how to use Mudras.

    • Wisdom of Our Mothers
    Wisdom of Our Mothers
    An anthology featuring Rajendar Menen who was also Guest Editor of the Indian Edition.

    Wisdom of Our Mothers From the mother who taught her daughter to wire a lamp ("Women should not be dependent on men!") to the mother who recruited the President to save her daughter's life, the memories of daughters and sons of the remarkable wisdom and dedication of their mothers come to vivid life in this anthology of true stories. In honor of those mothers doing their work in the most difficult of circumstances, editor Eric Bowen has pledged to donate one-half of his profits from the sale of this book to shelters for women and their children who are escaping abusive relationships.

    • Benefits of Vaastu & Feng Shui
    Benefits of Vaastu & Feng Shui
    By Rajendar Menen

    Vaastu (an ancient Indian science) and Feng Shui (an ancient Chinese Science) are both concerned with aspects of harmonious living in the home. This book helps you understand Vaastu and Feng Shui better, as it delves into the origins of each science.Through proper designing of homes and offices you would- Attract good fortune,Promote careers and business,Ensure physical and emotional well-being.By restoring the energy balance between the home and the cosmos, Vaastu and Feng Shui will ensure a healthier, happier and more prosperous life for readers who follow these simple principles.

    • Karma Sutra ( Canadian Edition )
    Karma Sutra ( Canadian Edition )
    By Rajendar Menen

    Karma Sutra - Adventures Of A Street Bum, my new book, packs 20 years research on HIV/AIDS, TB, street, brothel and high end prostitution, child labour, homosexuality, Devadasis, Hijras, drug and alcohol abuse, the trafficking of women from Nepal to India including the famed Tulasa Thapa saga, the first 'recognised' HIV/AIDS case in Goa, and corruption, despair and desolation on the Indian street. A first person account of the trauma and the triumph of those destined to spend their entire lives on the other side of the boulevard. The book is raw, heroic, gripping and tragic.

    • The miracle of Music Therapy
    The miracle of Music Therapy
    By Rajendar Menen

    Music! It marks every event of our life, from birth, marriage and death to the phases in-between. Man has long known about the ability of music to calm, cajole and rejuvenate people. But it is only recently that science has begun to understand, study and document the effects of music in methodology. It is now an established fact that music helps all living creatures to grow and rejuvenate. While the rishis of ancient India and the Vedas first documented the effects of music on the human being and all life, it was left to the western world to fashion the more modern concepts of healing through music.

    • Mudras terapéuticos (Spanish)
    Mudras terapéuticos (Spanish)
    By Rajendar Menen

    Mudras are simple yoga movements in which only the arms and hands are used and allow us to properly channel the energy through our body as well as facilitate the achievement of many goals as spiritual elevation and physical and emotional healing . They are very easy to perform, but so powerful that they can change a person's life and releasing blocked energy in the body. As explained Rajendar Menen, our bodies are miracles; birth and death are miracles and healing process itself is a miracle.

    • Positive Voices
    Positive Voices
    By Rajendar Menen

    Authenthic, first-person, raw accounts from HIV/AIDS afflicted people. Garnished with comments from counselors, healthcare specialists and a journalist on the beat. This book has been used extensively as a tool of instruction in the world of healing.

    • Nature Cure
    Nature Cure
    By Rajendar Menen

    The book may help you decide whether you need allopathy for immediate relief or if it is a better bet to change your lifestyle completely and remove the cause of the disease from the root. You will get to know the therapeutic uses of water, sunlight, air, massage, other Naturopathic methods, the right diet, the benefits of fasting, the virtues of vegetarianism, the importance of regular exercise, the value of sleep, the need for fellowship and a mind at peace with itself, the effects of colours, herbs, minerals, vitamins, even the zodiac, the harm from Genetically Modified foods and so on.

    • Yoga​ Stories
    Yoga​ Stories
    an anthology including Rajendar Menen

    After an inspiring conversation one fated day, a book was born to spread the joy, hope and positive Life changing effects of Yoga, by collecting true stories from people all around the world, that revolve around the art and science of this ancient practice. These stories range from overcoming drug addictions to increasing flexibility and from changing careers to working one's way through a divorce; this book is a menagerie of uplifting and encouraging testimonials. Including beautiful quotes and color therapy artwork, this publication is intended to bring healing and the attention back to that inherent Perfection that lies within us All.


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  Special interests include walking, pets, travel, yoga, exercise, collecting precious and semi-precious stones, alternate healing and lifestyles, massage, meditation, offbeat communities and people, sport, mentoring, cow products, silence, tea, astrology, numbers, aura reading, rudraksha power and spirituality. Would love to connect with people of diverse interests, shadows and consciousness.


  Travelled extensively through India, Asia and parts of Europe.


  Export batiks, wall hangings, jewellery of all kinds, Thangka and Mughal paintings, antiquities, cotton garments, sarongs, embroidered skirts, bed linen and upholstery, scarves, shawls, silk garments, leather goods, peepal leaf paintings, dolls, puppets, paper and other bric a brac. Sourced directly from the manufacturer at wholesale rates. Arts and crafts are a passion.


  Projects on hand include a book on AIDS & Sexuality in India, a book on chakra healing, a book on the powers of rudrakshas, a book of short, erotic stories and more hands-on research of marginalised existence.


  Freelanced for the BBC, Channel 4, France 2, UNFPA, Ray of Hope, ARCON Centre, Tralee Teachers' Centre, Ireland, Gulf News and several other international media organisations.


  Have a unique body of work on gypsies, street life, HIV/AIDS, prostitution in south Asia, yoga, alternate health and erotic fiction.


  Lectured on Indian affairs in Europe.


  Won the first Lilian Khare Award for Rehabilitation Journalism for a series of articles on the challenges of physical disability.


  Was Sports Editor of Youth Times and Yachting Correspondent of The Times of India, The Daily and Amrita Bazar Patrika, and Editor of Parade. Also Sub-Editor and Reporter TOI, Features Editor The Daily, and South India Bureau Chief of the Blitz group.


  Launched and edited journals of different genres: from general interest to martial arts to health, hospitality, adult and social issues including three newsletters on HIV/AIDS and one on Ayurveda.


  Biography of Dhanvantari Award winner, the late Dr.Jussawalla, 2012-13.


  Ghost written and edited over 97 books/pocket books.


  Yoga Stories: Included in an anthology of 90 yogis and yoginis from around the world. Published in the USA in 2012-13.


  Co-editor Wisdom of our Mothers, Indian edition, 2012.


  One of 88 global writers in Wisdom of our Mothers, a collection of essays to commemorate Mother's Day, 2010.


  International film projects based on the book are also being worked through.


  Karma Sutra - Adventures Of A Street Bum, my new book, packs 20 years research on HIV/AIDS, TB, street, brothel and high end prostitution, child labour, homosexuality, Devadasis, Hijras, drug and alcohol abuse, the trafficking of women from Nepal to India including the famed Tulasa Thapa saga, the first 'recognised' HIV/AIDS case in Goa, and corruption, despair and desolation on the Indian street. Kannada and Italian editions to be released soon among a number of other languages. The unedited version titled Karma Sutra - Essays from The Margin was first published by Saga Books, Canada, in 2007.


  Been a part of several international television documentaries on marginalised living.


  Over 3,000 articles in more than 30 journals in 5 countries and 15 books, authored, co-authored, included in anthologies, or researched, in print. Began my career with The Times of India in Bombay (now Mumbai), India.


  Over three decades of expertise in writing, editing, printing, and exports of exquisite Indian arts and crafts.




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