Kareena Kapoor’s Dietician for You

This is a health and happiness blog. Our readers might not need an introduction to Rujuta Diwekar or her books. Yet, for the benefit of those who might not know her, here is a bouquet of books from her. Rujuta Diwekar perhaps is the leading Dietician in India. Winner of the ‘Nutrition Award’ from Asian…

Death is certain, want to live?

The war of art, is one of the most inspirational books for artists. You could be an artist (we all are artists) of any field. This book is a must read. Steven Pressfield is a renowned author. This small book can change your life. It will inspire you to keep pursuing your dream. It will…

Are you a non-vegetarian without your knowledge?

“Humanity’s true moral test, its fundamental test…consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals.” ― Milan Kundera For many of us, the answer to the title question is YES. We don’t know which food and cosmetic products contain animal products. For many of the Vegetarians, the approach is either; we don’t care…

“Mind-blowing” Book, “Deep dive” in Jainism

“I read this book as a part of my studies in Eastern philosophy, in particular, Indian philosophy, and the only term I can come up with is “mind-blowing“. I considered myself an agnostic until I read this book… This book contains within the basis of the Jain religion, as well as many philosophical points which…

How seven points Anekantavada brings Happiness?

Sushma Swaraj, Indian Minister of External Affairs recently said that Jainism’s principles of Anekantavada,  Aparigraha (non-hoarding) and Ahimsa (non-violence) offer a solution to the present-day problems the world is facing. She was referring to extremism, climate change, and inequality. When the Jains are celebrating their biggest festival of Paryushana,  today I am writing about one…

The First Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram

Laghuraj Swami, a Jain monk and foremost devotee of Gandhiji’s Spiritual Guru and enlightened soul Shrimad Rajchandra (1867 – 1901, a disciple of Lord Mahavira) had set up Agas Ashram in 1920.  This was the first Ashram later named after Shrimad Rajchandra. Presently there are many such ashrams in India named after Shrimad Rajchandra. This…

27 questions Gandhiji’s asked to his Spiritual Guru

Jains all over the world are celebrating Paryushana during this week (19 Aug to 26 Aug). This is the king of all festivals for Jains. Paryushana means “abiding and coming together”. It is a time when the Jains take on vows of study and do penance to extinguish Karmas. Paryushana concludes with seeking forgiveness for the transgressions…

How we waste our Short life?

“Samayam Goyam Ma Pamay.” Lord Mahavira. (Meaning: Don’t waste a single moment, Mahavira advised to his senior most disciple Gautama) In his little book On the Shortness of Life, Seneca (A Roman Philosopher) writes a very powerful message for all of us. This could be quite awakening and life changing read. “Most human being complaints…

Tools of Titan, Tools for everyone

Tim Ferriss is a famous author of his best-selling book 4 hour work week. He is a blogger and his podcasts are very inspiring. He invites amazing guests for his Podcasts. He has interviewed 200 plus world class performers and his these interviews are downloaded more than 100 million. His latest Podcasts which you might be…

Stoicism to Jainism – What we know about Happiness is all wrong

“Virtue is sufficient for happiness.” In the World stuffed with billions of unhappy people, Stoicism provides simple definitions of happiness. In fact, not only happiness but provides a solution to most of the problems our World and individually we all are facing. Stoicism is a school of Hellenistic philosophy that flourished throughout the Roman and Greek world until the 3rd century AD. According…

Happiness, A billion dollar business model

When we are talking about the workplace Happiness, the book which perhaps stands first on the list is Delivering Happiness. The entrepreneur turned author Tony Hsieh (Pronounced “Shay”), who sold his business Zappos.com to Amazon for about a billion US $, is so much so into spreading happiness that he is now on a mission…

Why EQ matter more than IQ?

Emotional intelligence is the ability to sense, understand, and effectively apply the power and acumen of emotions as a source of human energy, information, connection, and influence.  -Robert K. Cooper, PhD When Daniel Goleman’s the books titled Emotional Intelligence and Working with Emotional Intelligence was first published in 1995 and 1998 respectively, Emotional Intelligence was considered…

How to feel Happy, instantly and always

“If we would just slow down, happiness would catch up to us.” ― Richard Carlson Our Happiness has a million of obstacles. We get irritated, upset, tense, and anxious, worrisome for various reasons during the day. It could be small or big, but our concerns are endless and we are tangled in one of the other…

5 Top bloggers I follow and benefited from

Yes, these are my top 5 bloggers as far as my journey as a blogger is concerned since 2010. I am sure anyone who follows them would not deny their consistent high-value content creation capability which benefits the readers. They not only are the champions of the online world, but the content they create is life…

Singapore Cruise – Vegetarians beware !

Royal Caribbean Cruise from Singapore was our first Cruise experience. We were on the cruise for 3 days.  In Singapore, Cruise starts from two port centers – Harbourfront, which is also a Metro Station (MRT) for Sentosa and Universal Studio,  and Marina Bay Port. Our Cruise was from Marina Bay Port. There are many travel…

Our visit to beautiful Singapore

Singapore, an island city-state off southern Malaysia, is a global financial center with a tropical climate and multicultural population. Singapore gained independence as the Republic of Singapore (remaining within the Commonwealth of Nations) on 9 August 1965 with Lee Kuan Yew as the prime minister and Yusof bin Ishak as the president. Singapore has a total area…

Linchpin – Why everyone should read?

“A genius looks at something that others are stuck on and gets the word unstuck.” Seth Godin in Linchpin. Reading books is a major key to success. This was the title of a blog post I recently read. I would twist a bit: Reading GOOD books can change the life forever. The mega-rich and successful like…

Delhi – Limited

Delhi – The Capital City  Arrival of Delhi – Sansad MargWe the couple in action. Rashtrapati Bhavan – Distant View  The reception area of Rashtrapati Bhavan. All ex-Presidents of India Shopping at Rashtrapati Bhavan – The Mug Rashtrapati Bhavan – Entrance Entering the famous Chandani Chowk Area The Lassi with toppings Kulfi in the Making…

Are you an Introvert? Quiet is for you.

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”—Mahatma Gandhi (One of the quotes from the book, Quiet) Today you are reading about the book titled Quiet.  This book has more than 5000 reviews on the Amazon site and 88% of the readers have rated the book with either 5 or 4 stars.  I have…

Bahubali, The Original

When Bahubali mania is gripping the country, it is the time to know about the original Bahubali, the history character. The literal meaning of the word Bahubali is a person with strong arms. Bahubali was the son of the first Jain tirthankara Adinath/Rishabhdev. He was the younger brother of Chakravartin King Bharata. According to Jains…