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Books Happiness

This is How I Answered a Question My Son asked Me

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” Toni Morrison Releasing my new book Balancing is the Work, To Live a Serene Life in the Extreme World, today on Amazon. At my 50th birthday dinner, my son (25) asked me what one piece of advice would […]

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Happiness Inspiration

Climate Change – Why the Balancing Need is Urgent?

“By polluting the oceans, not mitigating CO2 emissions and destroying our biodiversity, we are killing our planet. Let us face it, there is no planet B.” Emmanuel Macron, President of France Climate vs Capitalism is an ongoing debate.  Over the years we have failed to balance between the two and the result is in front of us. It […]

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Fitness Fitness & Diet

How to Deal With Your Fitness Enemies in Corona Time?

“There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” John Green We all know what to do to deal with China and Pakistan, totally oblivion of what to do to deal with Coronavirus and for that matter how to prevent and fight any diseases. Strong military, latest weapons, determined, and decisive leadership are […]

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Happiness Money Personal Finance

An Important Discussion A Couple Needs to Do in the Midst of Corona Crisis

There were 3 deaths people (all the three males) closely known to me, due to COVID 19 in the last 2 months. There are thousands of others who died since the outbreak of the pandemic. The spread is not contained, the threat is persistent, and the vaccine availability is uncertain. We all are living with […]

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Books Happiness

How to Live? Lessons from Ancient Humans

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari is considered one of the most read-worthy books of recent times. How we loved thousands of years ago is worth knowing. How much we humans have sacrificed for the development is mind-boggling. The author has detailed human history of the last millions of years. The author narrates how we humans […]

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Happiness Inspiration Spiritual

Do You Know the 3 Death Time Wisdom of Alexander, the Great?

Sudden Birth Sudden Death We all are clueless about it. Life in-between spent in constant unrest, fear, pursuing unfulfilled desires, and accumulation of material things. In the process we earn grudges, animosity, indulging in process dishonesty, selfishness, and insensitive living. By pursuing the endless agenda of the mortal body, our Immortal Soul adds bundles of […]

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Fitness Know your Disease

What You Need to Know – 1st hand COVID 19 Case Study

“Things do not change; we change.” Henry David Thoreau. A Sigh and a sigh of relief. Lockdown, quarantine, isolation, co-morbidity, are the words to be awarded the words of the year 2020. We realize the dreadedness of the Corona Virus infection when someone close to us is infected and we know from them what they […]

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Books Happiness Wellness

Why & How to Sustain Severe Mental and Physical Pain?

Mental health is a grossly ignored subject. We visit the doctor for slightest physical pain and disorder but we do not think to go to a psychiatrist even if we are suffering the most horrendous mental health issue. The reasons are mainly two: We don’t know we are suffering from a mental health issue Going […]

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Books Happiness

A Book Every One Needs to Read to Upgrade Professional Life

Books are our best friends. This week when the Unlock India 1.0 is taking shape, let us meet one of our friends. This book would help you to better deal with your personal and professional life. “Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.“ Vera […]

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Happiness Inspiration

Focus On The Present, You Are Never Going to Live in the Future

“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so, wants nothing.” Seneca Life happens at present. The future was always uncertain, though we assumed it to be […]

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Happiness Inspiration Karma Spiritual Wellness

How Is Your Free Will Shaping Your Destiny?

In Ramayana, Lord Rama went after the golden deer, knowing fully well, deer can’t be golden. In Mahabharata, Yudhishthira played gambling with Duryodhana and lost everything including their wife Draupadi. It is said that Lord Krishna at one stage before the Mahabharata war, showed to Arjuna a scene of the 18th day of the war, […]

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Happiness Karma

One Habit of A Happy Person — Shrink Your Circle of Concern

In one of the talk-shows legendary comic Hindi poet Surendra Sharma said the secret of his happy married life is that all minor decisions are taken by his wife and in all major issues he never listens to his wife and what he says is final. Then he went on to define minor decisions as what should he wears, how much should […]

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Books Happiness

What To Do When You Don’t Have To Do Anything?

We never thought we are going to die. But now we are thinking we are also mortal and subject to death. Death not at a distant future but it could be in the immediate future. Thanks to Corona Virus – Covid 19 disease, we are in this situation. This thought should bring a huge shift […]

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Books Happiness Spiritual

Why You Need to Know What Lord Rama Learned From his Spiritual Guru?

In my last post, I wrote about the essence of Patanjali Yoga. In this post, I wish to introduce one of the profound Indian scriptures Yoga Vasistha Ramayana. After touring the country, young Rama becomes disheartened experiencing the apparent reality of the world. King Dasaratha, the father of Rama, expresses his concern to Guru Vasistha about […]

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Books Happiness Inspiration

Self-Renewal Is Mandatory In The Post Pandemic World. How To Do It?

Post pandemic (corona/ Covid 18) world won’t be the same. Everyone would be required to reimagine their role, way of working, and means to survive. I am happy to update my post written in Sep last year for the benefit readers. It is vital and a must-read for all. Today I read a Tweet by […]

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Books Happiness

Why Should You Read Daily? 13 Powerful Benefits of Reading Books

“A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.” Mark Twain At present, I am reading 3 books. On Writing Well by William Zinsser (2nd Time), Palkhiwala, the Court Room Genius by Soli Sorabjee, and A Practical Approach to the science of Ayurveda by Acharya Balkrishna, (2nd time). I keep referring to […]

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Books Happiness

How to Live With Minimalism in the Locked Down Time?

Caution: This could be a life-changing read. But the post-Corona world would be any way different.  “Often it is those who live quietly, modestly, and contentedly with a simple life who are the happiest.”  Joshua Becker The biggest obstacle to our happiness is our wrong definition of happiness. If we define something wrong then we will […]

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Happiness Inspiration

The Post Corona World – A Post from 15th Aug 2020

The whole world fought and united against the Corona Virus during the 1st half of this year. Now in this post-Corona World, we all have many lessons and thoughts to ponder over. These lessons are for all, the Govts, the society, and the individuals. “It is from the level of calamities, not that of every-day […]

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Books Happiness

Stop Worrying, Everything is Balanced & Perfect in the Universe

“Everything is perfect in the universe – even your desire to improve it.” Wayne Dyer Attachment is undesirable and how to achieve detachment, free will vs everything is destined, we are formless souls with a body not the body (form) with a soul. Usually, these kinds of matters we read in Indian religious books and […]

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Fitness & Diet Food & Nutrition

Do You Know The Food You Eat Is Eating Your Body?  

The following excerpts from Ashtavakra Gita by Swami Chinmayananda is the trigger for this post. “It is indeed perfectly natural that we eat food, but should never allow the food to eat us.” These lines in the book have a spiritual connotation but the literal meaning of the lines is also true. Yes, the food you eat eats your body. This is true […]

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Inspiration Spiritual

An Obituary of My Father Who Died at the Age of 84

“A boy’s first hero is his dad.” Loss of parents is tantamount to living on the Earth without Earthing. This is why it is called Earth Shattering. Our foundation in this world is our parents. When they are no more, we feel groundless. This is more so grave when the association is of more than […]

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Happiness India Travel

A Road Journey from Mumbai to the Statue of Unity

“That’s why I love road trips, dude. It’s like doing something without actually doing anything.” – John Green “You can be writing every day. When you go on a road trip, the trip itself becomes part of the story.” ― Steve Rushin The journey started on Tuesday at 7.30 in the morning by Skoda Fabia. We were […]

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Money Personal Finance

Money Basics Middle Class Needs to Master for a Good Life

Upper classes are a nation’s past; the middle class is its future. Ayn Rand The irony is middle-class earners are busy earning money and aspiring to become rich. In the process, they just ignore the very process to enhance their financial wellbeing. We were not taught financial literacy in school. It takes a lot of work […]

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Happiness Inspiration

 Do You Want to Die with Grudges?

 Watching a web series Crown on Netflix is an enthralling experience. This is more so when we compare the web series Indian producers are producing. Our web series are about sex, foul language, crime, and violence, Period. The same is true for our movies. This is the reason though we make more movies than Hollywood, […]

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Happiness Inspiration

No Happy New Year Without Living an Unlived Life

Reading this post will enable your life to become happy and not just the new year 2020. “The greatest burden a child must bear is the unlived life of its parents.” Carl Jung, the famed Swiss psychologist. Parents imposed upon their children what they could not do. Instead, start living an unlived life. Free your […]

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Wellness Yoga

Do Not Settle at the Base Camp, Aim for the Summit of Yoga

Yoga takes us from substance to subtle. Patanjali 8 limb Yoga starts with Yama and ends with Samadhi. What is Samadhi? Samadhi is not becoming one with who you are, i.e. the soul. It is knowing who you are i.e. the soul different from the body. Yama is about our social conduct. Niyama is our personal conduct. […]

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Wellness

Why Do You Need A Wellness Coach?

We have all kinds of coaches from life coach to career coach to business coach to swimming coach to math coach and many other coaches. We don’t have a permanent Wellness Coach. Our health is at the mercy a doctor when our body refuses to work or gives worrying signals. On one hand, we have […]

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Happiness Inspiration

Why Are You Not Happy? How to Become One?

Everybody is striving for happiness every day and every moment, yet we have a whole lot of unhappy people. There seem to a basic lack of understanding about what happiness really is. Our desire for more is the culprit which keeps us unhappy. This post cover some of the aspects of happiness and how your approach needs to change […]

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Wellness

Your Well-being Matters & It’s An Urgent Need Than You Think

“If you look at healthcare today, it’s all about disease. It’s not about understanding wellness at all.” Leroy Hood You have all material wealth and luxuries; you are fit but yet do you feel happy? Many rich people and celebrities are falling under this category. But this feeling of lowness and unhappiness is not limited […]

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Happiness Inspiration

This Is What Adults Can Do On Children’s Day

Today is Children’s Day. India is celebrating its 1st Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday as Children’s day. Most of the readers are beyond their so-called childhood age. Does that mean the children’s day is not relevant for us? A BIG NO. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we […]