On a recently completed road trip, we encountered drizzling while going to Khajuraho. In some places, it was drizzling and somewhere it was raining. I used the car wipers at the speed at which the raindrops were falling on the windshield. It ranged between slow and fast. Cut to: There are two kinds of thoughts that our brain has to process: 1) We want to … Continue reading How does Speed of Windshield help deal with Unwanted Thoughts?
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
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
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
“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
“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?
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
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
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?
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 Adam Grant which reads; Efficiency comes from making progress on … Continue reading Self-Renewal Is Mandatory In The Post Pandemic World. How To Do It?
“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 Tools of Titan by Tim Ferriss. There is a famous … Continue reading Why Should You Read Daily? 13 Powerful Benefits of Reading Books
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 struggle for it, but never will be able to achieve … Continue reading How to Live With Minimalism in the Locked Down Time?
“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 scriptures like Bhagavat Gita, Yogavasistha, Tattavartha Sutra, Ashtavakra Gita, Upanishads, … Continue reading Stop Worrying, Everything is Balanced & Perfect in the Universe
Aparigraha is one of the 5 Yamas described in Patanjali Yoga Sutras. The other 4 Yamas are Non-violence, Truthfulness, Non-stealing, and Continence. Most of us know and try to practice the last four Yamas but Aparigraha has mostly escaped our attention. According to Patanjali Yogasutras, ”With the constancy of aparigraha, a spiritual illumination of the how and why of motives and birth emerges.” Aparigraha is one … Continue reading 10 Powerful Benefits of Aparigraha for a Meaningful Life
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 save you from abandoning your dream. All your reasons and justifications to … Continue reading Death is Certain, Are You Living the Life You Wanted to Live?
We all wish Happy New Year to everyone every year. This is just our autonomous system in action. We don’t do anything to make it a happy year either for the self or for the others. Action must be taken, the course of the life must be altered and the dream must be pursued. Then and then the New Year and life ahead will become … Continue reading A Powerful Life Changing & Best Selling Book
India is celebrating one of the biggest festivals Dussera also known as Vijayadashmi. The festival is known for the victory of good over the evils. This is also known as a Lord Rama’s victory over Demon Ravana. There are several beliefs, but all across India, this is perhaps the 2nd most celebrated festival after Diwali. The apt book to introduce today is The story of … Continue reading Mahatma Gandhi – The Person, Many Books, & Lots of Inspiration
This Facebook post of Holly Butcher, an Australian 27-year-old woman, is going viral. She died of Cancer last week. She wrote the letter just a few days before her death. The content of the letter very much resonates with one of the purposes of this blog i.e. Happiness. We are publishing the same for the benefit of the readers of this blog. This can be … Continue reading You can’t ignore 27 year old dying woman’s advice. Read it NOW post
2017 was an eventful year. We started this blog to promote awareness about FITNESS | WELLNESS | HAPPINESS through exercise, Yoga, healthy diet, good books, and spirituality. During the last 8 months, we published 111 posts. Readers’ response was overwhelming. We have about 4000 unique visitors and 7000 plus page views to date. Our blog plus social media followers are 8000 plus. Here is a … Continue reading 20 Blog Posts to Read for a Happy Life
Merry Christmas is a wishful thinking unless we make an attempt to make it a merry. “Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us – a time when we can look back on the year that has passed and prepare for the year ahead.” David Cameron Yes, this is the time to reflect on the past and plan … Continue reading 6 ways to make your Christmas MERRY
“You make a difference for every single person you come into contact with at work. Is that difference for the better or worse?” Alexander Kjerulf, author of the book Happy hour is 9 to 5. This blog is about fitness and happiness. Both go hand in hand, one without the other is not possible. Today I am introducing Chief Happiness Officer (CHO) Alexander Kjerulf. Happy hour … Continue reading Are your Happy hours 9 to 5?
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 Institute of Gastroenterology, Rujuta is amongst the most qualified and … Continue reading Kareena Kapoor’s Dietician for You
“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 students of Eastern (and in particular Indian) philosophy and religion … Continue reading Tattvartha Sutra – “Mind-blowing” Book, “Deep Dive” in Jainism
“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 about the meanness of nature, because we are born for … Continue reading How we waste our Short life?
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 interested are: When to Quit – Lessons from World-Class Entrepreneurs, … Continue reading Tools of Titan, Tools for everyone
“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 to the teachings of Stoicism, as social beings, the path … Continue reading Stoicism to Jainism – What We Know About Happiness is All Wrong