Diwali 2018

Mahavira and Diwali Connection

Diwali is perhaps the most important of all Indian festivals. There are many stores which make Diwali a significant day. For most, Diwali is the celebration of King Rama’s return to Ayodhya after his victory over Ravana. Others trace the origin of the festival to the Mahabharata, where Diwali is marked by the return of the five Pandavas from their exile in the forest. Diwali … Continue reading Mahavira and Diwali Connection

You are Wasting Your Precious Life if You are Busy

Recently I read two quotes about Busy-Ness.  “Busy is a drug that a lot of people addicted too.” Rob Bell. “Busy life is a wasted life.” Francis Crick I pondered over these profound thoughts. I thought if it is an addiction let me write about it. This addiction could be life-consuming.  If we look around us people are competing to remain busy. Those who are not busy try to … Continue reading You are Wasting Your Precious Life if You are Busy

Slaughterhouse

If slaughterhouses had glass walls

First, watch this video and know why the World needs to hear him. This is about the Animal Food people eat.  Its impact on our ecology, on our Karma and even how the animals feel. Every soul is responsible and accountable for its own acts. All living beings are subject to the law of Karma. (Those do not believe please explain the difference between rich … Continue reading If slaughterhouses had glass walls

Samyak Dsrshan

Do you know the 1st Step on the Moksha Path?

Jain Agamas & scriptures have shown the Moksha Path with a distinct clarity. These scriptures have laid down the prerequisites for attaining Moksha. In the Jain terminology, this prerequisite is known as Ratnatraya. Which means the Three Gems. Ratna means Gem & Traya means Three. These are; Samyak Darshan Samyak Gyan Samyak Charitra The word Samyak means Right or True. Samyak Darshan means the Right … Continue reading Do you know the 1st Step on the Moksha Path?

Janmashtami

29 must listen to Bollywood songs on Krishna Janmashtami

“Whatever happened, happened for the good. Whatever is happening, is happening for the good. Whatever will happen, will also happen for the good.” Bhagavad Gita No Indian festivals are complete with Bollywood songs. Whether its Raksha Bandhan, Independence Day, Ganesh Festivals, Eid, New Year, Diwali and of course the popular Krishna Janmashtami. Krishna Bhajan, Meera and Radha Songs and Govinda songs have enriched our movies … Continue reading 29 must listen to Bollywood songs on Krishna Janmashtami

Organ Donation India

Everything you need to know about the Organ Donation in India

On 13th August India will be celebrating Organ Donation Awareness Day. Awareness about this vital aspect of our life is important. India is the 2nd highest populated country in the world. But only 0.5 person per million donates Organs as per 2013 survey. In the USA 26 people per million donate the organ and in Croatia (which become famous during the last world cup), about 37 people per million … Continue reading Everything you need to know about the Organ Donation in India

Health Insurance

The insurance policy no insurance company sells

“It’s not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know.” Tony Robbins Lack of Fitness is not about lack of knowledge about the fitness. We all have enough or rather more knowledge about the fitness than we can use. Yoga, exercise, Gym, diet, walking and jogging and even more everything we know. With social media, we have more information than we can digest and … Continue reading The insurance policy no insurance company sells

Happines

How is your Happiness linked to your Fitness?

“The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.” Kenneth H. Cooper, Age 87 who introduced the concept of aerobics. Fitness per se is not happiness, but all happiness requires us to be fit.  Think. You are sick, you are mentally disturbed, you have pain in the body, and you have a chronic disease. Can you be happy with these diseases? Can … Continue reading How is your Happiness linked to your Fitness?

Backache

6 things (unusual) to do when you are down with a severe backache

“Today’s tears sweep the road to tomorrow’s blessings.” Matshona Dhliwayo A severe backache is very painful. It almost immobilizes you. But like we are taught daily by hundreds of motivational message on Whatsapp, we have to see the positive side of everything. Therefore, I have found that a severe backache has its own advantages. This is a blessing in disguise. Today is the third day of … Continue reading 6 things (unusual) to do when you are down with a severe backache

International Women's Day

The International Women’s Day – 3 ways to make it Women’s Year

“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” Margaret Thatcher Women’s equality movement started in 1908 in the US.  In 1909, National Women’s Day was celebrated in the US. The first International Women’s Day was observed in 1975 by the United Nations. “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any … Continue reading The International Women’s Day – 3 ways to make it Women’s Year

Stress Management

The ONLY sustainable way to deal with the Stress

“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” Wayne Dyer We know the laws of maths, biology, chemistry, GST, and even Income tax. We keep track of changing laws and acts governing us as a human being, and as a citizen. Good, we are conscious and aware citizens. But the irony is we; Souls are ignorant about the laws governing us, … Continue reading The ONLY sustainable way to deal with the Stress

27 year old woman dies of cancer, life advice letter

You can’t ignore 27 year old dying woman’s advice. Read it NOW post

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

New Year

20 Blog Posts to Read for a Happy Life

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

Happy Christmas

6 ways to make your Christmas MERRY

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

Kerala – Our Own Country

Planning a tour for us is equally exciting as the tour itself. Our journey begins when we start to discuss about our tour. Planning itinerary to selecting homestay or hotels everything comes with an agenda for discussion. Convincing a grown-up daughter about the homestay is a challenge. Usually, we prefer homestays wherever possible. Our experience with homestay has been wonderful. Be it in Coorg (2), Shimla (Fagu) (2) … Continue reading Kerala – Our Own Country

International Men's Day

Rat race, Happiness and International Men’s Day

“I looked at my driver, and thought he is enjoying my dream car, and he is much happier than I am. I knew at that moment I had to get out of this rat race. “Sanjay Narang, Once Mumbai’s hottest hotelier. (Brunch, dt. 19th Nov 2017). Today is the International Men’s Day. The rat race is a part of the most manhood. One thing we … Continue reading Rat race, Happiness and International Men’s Day

Blog on Fitness

24 Fitness – Happiness posts you shouldn’t miss

Every online reader is busy making new contacts, career move and expand their area of influence. However, everyone agrees there is a life beyond networking, career, job, and business. At the end of the day, we all are after Happiness, present, and future. This is a Blog about Fitness, Wellness, and Happiness. These are intangibles we all miss in a daily life but aspire for … Continue reading 24 Fitness – Happiness posts you shouldn’t miss

Happiness and Minimalism

How to be Happy? Always

Caution: This could be a life-changing read. “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 it. We have beliefs that MORE is necessary for … Continue reading How to be Happy? Always

Are your Happy hours 9 to 5?

“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?

8 plus benefits of 6 x 5 work life

“I don’t have time for exercise, my job takes all the time,” One lady may be in her late 50s admitted this to an attendant at the Diabetes clinic. There are millions busy like her. Earning money has occupied so much space in our life that we do not have space for our health or anything else. We are living our lives as if earning … Continue reading 8 plus benefits of 6 x 5 work life

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 Institute of Gastroenterology,  Rujuta is amongst the most qualified and … Continue reading Kareena Kapoor’s Dietician for You

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 as long as we are not eating direct Non-Veg food. … Continue reading Are you a non-vegetarian without your knowledge?

Tattvartha Sutra – “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 students of Eastern (and in particular Indian) philosophy and religion … Continue reading Tattvartha Sutra – “Mind-blowing” Book, “Deep Dive” in Jainism

Global Peace

World Leaders Need to Practice Anekantavada for Global Peace

Sushma Swaraj, Indian Minister of External Affairs once 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 of the most important and fundamental principles of Jainism – … Continue reading World Leaders Need to Practice Anekantavada for Global Peace

150th Birth Anniversary of Shrimad Rajchandra

The First Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram You Need to Visit

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 ashram is spread over many acres. There is a Jain … Continue reading The First Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram You Need to Visit

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 about the meanness of nature, because we are born for … Continue reading How we waste our Short life?

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 interested are: When to Quit – Lessons from World-Class Entrepreneurs, … Continue reading Tools of Titan, Tools for everyone

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 to the teachings of Stoicism, as social beings, the path … Continue reading Stoicism to Jainism – What We Know About Happiness is All Wrong

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 to spread happiness world over. He is propagating making happiness … Continue reading Happiness, A billion dollar business model

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 a very relevant subject. We all learned how high IQ … Continue reading Why EQ matter more than IQ?