After detailed planning and packing mentioned in the previous post, we were ready to hit the road on 4th Jan 2022. We had decided to leave as early as possible to reach the day’s destination before it was dark. Finally, the day arrived. On 4th Jan 2022, we started our 20 days long road trip at 6.15 in the morning. All packed up and stuffed … Continue reading Discover India Road Trip 2022 – Mumbai to Khajuraho, Gwalior, Shekhawati, Rajasthan and Much more
“It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.” Ralph Waldo Emerson A road trip might be easy but planning a road trip is not an easy task. So many factors count especially when the trippers are spouses. Safety, uncertainty, road condition, hotel options, and booking, food, car cooperation, the list goes on and so is the packing list. Indian and especially Gujaratis are known to travel with plenty of luggage as … Continue reading India Road Trip – Planning and Essential Packing List
If you search for the best road journeys in India, the one which always finds the place is Mumbai- Pune Expressway. The Mumbai–Pune Expressway (officially Yashwantrao Chavan Expressway) is India’s first 6-lane wide concrete, access-controlled tolled expressway. It spans a distance of 94.5 km connecting Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra state and the financial capital of India, with Pune, the cultural and educational capital … Continue reading Pune Mumbai Expressway Road Journey
The idea of the book came to me at a condolence meeting when people were offering their personal tributes. Listening to their goody goody talks about the deceased, I thought does only good people die? I have never heard in a condolence meeting of a person who died, had any of the qualities like he/she was corrupt, stingy, ungodly, violent, arrogant, angry, adultery, lying. Only … Continue reading A Book Idea – You Can Plan Your Condolence Meeting When You Are Alive
(This was in 2016. This post was written for another blog then as this blog was yet to be born. ) Destination decided. Parashar Agro Farm (PAF), Rajuri, Junnar District, Maharashtra. This was after a marathon search on Google. All the prominent monsoon resorts in Maharashtra were booked for the weekend. We were looking for a travel distance of around 200 KM from Mumbai, not … Continue reading Parashar Agro Farm – A Forgotten Journey
My new fiction book My Condolence Meeting was published earlier this month in two languages. English and Gujarati (Titled: Mari Partrhna Sabha). I approached well-known actor Sachin Khedekar to write a few words about the book for which he readily agreed. Here is a blurb he wrote about the book. The Book… “MY CONDOLENCE MEETING” has put me in a very reflective mood. We attend … Continue reading What Sachin Khedekar has to say about My New Book?
Beyond the horrors of Corona, the last 20 months have been quite productive and contemplative for everyone. WFH improved not only productivity but also the family time we spent. The quality and quantity of time spent with the family members increased. Both spouses could get a better chance to know each other’s life. The parents also could spend more time with their children. This was … Continue reading The Finest Self Help Book You Need to Read
All of us are pursuing our dreams since the day we commence our careers. For most of us it’s a daily routine and slogging and many times we feel it’s not happening in spite of our hard efforts. Sometimes we fail and sometimes we think our bosses or circumstances fail us. The bottom line remains the same – We are pursuing, but nowhere near our … Continue reading Aren’t We All Waiting For Our Over No. 18th and 19th?
Many of us practice meditation to keep the constantly flickering mind cool and stable. Constant flickering of the mind happens for two reasons. One: thoughts that keep coming to our mind and, Two: thoughts we keep igniting in our minds. For the first, it is not in our hands to do anything. It’s an automatic process. What you have in your hand is whether to … Continue reading No Opinion Day – Mediation on the go
If you are a Foody and don’t know the food and diet rules, you are going to suffer. If you are a Workaholic and don’t know how to relax, you are going to suffer. If you are an entrepreneur and don’t know how to communicate persuasively, you are going to suffer. If you are an Employee and don’t know how to remain resilient (this includes … Continue reading How to Make Life Livable with Ease and Happiness?
Do not be afraid; our fate cannot be taken from us; it is a gift. Dante Alighieri Fear of Better Opportunity (FOBO) Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) Fear of Covid (FOCO) Fear of Job Loss Fear of Financial Crisis Fear of Failure Fear of Unknown The list is ever increasing. Our fear probability is on the rise. Our quotient/ability of dealing with fear is diminishing. … Continue reading How to Deal with FOBO, FOMO, and FOCO with Peace of Mind?
The way with enthusiasm, we are celebrating special days like Fathers’ Day, Yoga Day, Mothers’ Day, Daughters’ Day, Earth Day, Organ Donation Day, World Laughter Day, it tells two things: Either We have forgotten these special people or special things in life and we need annual reminders; or These are so special people, things, that they needn’t be forgotten ever. I think it is more … Continue reading The Days
“Overall, becoming a carbon-neutral country would involve changes in our behaviour, but these are modest compared with the changes that will be forced upon us if we do nothing.” Caroline Lucas, Politician Bill Gates in his book How to avoid a climate Disaster writes, “we are adding 51 billion tons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere every year. The target is to make it Zero. … Continue reading Climate is Sinking, We are Ignorant, Future is Miserable
I am happy to announce that my third book is getting published during the pandemic. After publishing Balancing is the Work in Oct 2020, a significant book Indian Women & Financial Fitness was published on the International Women’s Day 2021. & now Indian Startups, SMEs, & Financial Literacy. Financial Literacy is very important literacy but ironically is not given the importance it deserves in our … Continue reading A Business Success Book Every Indian Entrepreneur Shouldn’t Miss
Yes, we all know about paying EMI but what we are ignorant about is, we all are also drying in EMI. As per the recent ASSOCHAM survey, due to demanding schedules, high-stress levels, and performance-linked perquisites in private sectors, nearly 85% of employees in private sectors are afflicted to life-style, chronic diseases, and acute ailment, according to a recent survey conducted on the occasion of ‘World … Continue reading Your Stress Culture at Work is Killing You in EMI
“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” J.K. Rowling Woody is only eight years old but he has a lot to say about the lockdown. He was diagnosed with autism when he was three and the condition has given him a unique viewpoint on the world. His dad Sonny is now turning his son’s poetic observations into art to raise money for an … Continue reading My Books Can Influence Your Work, Life, & Family
In one year, we have become a growth starved world. Our Economic growth stumbles due to the pandemic and we the human become vulnerable. Everyone is committing to double the growth in 2021 to compensate for the loss. Growth is so ingrained in our minds that the Governments, entrepreneurs, investors, and we the common men everyone can’t think anything beyond our economic growth. Our personal … Continue reading How to Make 2021 Happy?
“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 I give him? I couldn’t answer as I had many … Continue reading This is How I Answered a Question My Son asked Me
“Continuously feeling superior is a characteristic of immaturity.” Eraldo Banovac, energy expert & author These are two kinds of sufferings. A person with an inferiority complex knows it but a person with a superiority complex is ignorant about it. Here is a story to even out the complexes: Once upon a time, there was a beautiful Rose. She was the loveliest Rose in the entire … Continue reading Are You Suffering from Superiority or Inferiority Complex?
“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 is not our need but our greed for growth has … Continue reading Climate Change – Why the Balancing Need is Urgent?
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 the constant fear of death, and hope of surviving this … Continue reading An Important Discussion A Couple Needs to Do in the Midst of Corona Crisis
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 have sacrificed due to thinking. He writes,” In Homo-Sapiens (the … Continue reading How to Live? Lessons from Ancient Humans
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 New karmas. When the death comes, all our material accumulation … Continue reading Do You Know the 3 Death Time Wisdom of Alexander, the Great?
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 to a doctor for a mental health issue is a … Continue reading Why & How to Sustain Severe Mental and Physical Pain?
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 Nazarian Today we bring to you a book titled The … Continue reading A Book Every One Needs to Read to Upgrade Professional Life
“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 certain. Now we have come to terms with the reality … Continue reading Focus On The Present, You Are Never Going to Live in the Future
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, where all Kauvaras was shown dead. Lord Rama and Lord … Continue reading How Is Your Free Will Shaping Your Destiny?
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 he spends daily menu in the house, etc. etc, and … Continue reading One Habit of A Happy Person — Shrink Your Circle of Concern
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 in our minds about how we see life and how … Continue reading What To Do When You Don’t Have To Do Anything?
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 Rama’s dejection. Guru Vasistha consoles the king by telling him that Rama’s dis-passion … Continue reading Why You Need to Know What Lord Rama Learned From his Spiritual Guru?