Amritsar a city known for its history and geography. Yes, the Jallianwala massacre by the British Govt took place here. This is a border town and shares its border with Pakistan – the famous Wagha Border. The pious Golden Temple is the crown of the city which is also famous for its large markets and of-course mouth watering Punjabi food. This was our 4th visit … Continue reading Amritsar – Always Once More
“Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. Mark Twain From Kumbha Mela, Prayagraj, we arrived at Varanasi in the early evening by Sarnath Express. It was a 4 hours journey. After settling in our guest house, we took a cycle rickshaw to the famous Dasaswamegh Ghat. The idea was … Continue reading Visit to the Ancient City of India – Varanasi (Kashi – Benaras)
One of the most read posts on this blog is 7 Health Benefits of Chauvihar. Since the day it was posted in Feb 2018, it has more than 1100 views. This statistic inspired me to write about the other principles of Jainism which could be of interest and benefit to the readers. Here I present 7 Principles of Jainism. I am sure the readers will … Continue reading 7 Jainism Concepts You Can Use for a Better Life
For many Indians, Kumbha Mela is for the Sadhus and Babas. The crowd is horrifying. This is a place where many people get lost. It’s a terrible experience. All of these are myths. The reality is – Kumbha Mela is a mesmerising experience. If you avoid 6 Shahi Snan days, the crowd is quite reasonable. This is a live demonstration of the diversity of India. One must visit Kumbha Mela if one wants to have an exotic India experience. … Continue reading India on a Platter – 3 Days at Kumbha Mela – Mesmerising Experience
During the last month, I attended two funerals. Two people known to me suddenly left the world. People were discussing about the suddenness of the death. But isn’t the death sudden in most of the cases? We all spend our lives as if we are born only to earn money and acquire things. We spend our life in fulfilling the desire for material things, satisfying … Continue reading Why a Thought of Death Should Awaken You to the Life?
One more new year and one more time for the new year resolutions. In reality, you don’t need more resolutions, what you need is a new way to live. “Jonathan Seagull discovered that boredom and fear and anger are the reasons that a gull’s life is so short, and with those gone from his thought, he lived a long fine life indeed.” Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull Here I … Continue reading How to Create Better Version of Yourself in the New Year 2019?
Diwali is perhaps the most important of all Indian festivals. There are many stores that 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 Do You Know Diwali and Mahavira Connection?
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
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
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
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?
“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
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
“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
“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?
“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
“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
“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
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
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
“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
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
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
“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?
“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
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
“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?
“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