Mumbai’s local railway is called the lifeline of the city. Trains can get so overcrowded during peak hours that it becomes almost impossible to board the train. But over the years, I have collected some tips that will help you conquer this monster. Actually, it isn't the train that is a monster but the people are. They … Continue reading Tips For Riding The Mumbai Local Train
Childhood was the best part of life and childhood games were the most games; at least for most of us. I grew up in Mumbai and played a lot of outdoor and indoor games as a child. I remember doing more than two dozen outdoor and indoor activities, other than cricket, football, badminton or hockey. … Continue reading Childhood Games: A Trip Down The Memory Lane
There's something wrong with the world today, and it's madness out here. Everyone seems to be fighting with each other in the name of greed, lust, false ego, power, and hatred. My friends keep discussing all of this on their social media. They unfriend each other on account of a difference of opinion. I don't know … Continue reading When Will This Madness End?
One of my team members had to quit due to an emergency. While going he offered me kind last words. He said that he hadn't worked with such a kind, loving, grateful, compassionate and soft-spoken creative director. His words give me the energy to be the way I am, and even better. At the same … Continue reading Last Words Of My Team Member
मंदिर गया, मस्जिद गया, वेद पड़ी, कुरान रटी, इधर गया, उधर गया, धागा पहना, तावीज़ पहनी, घंटी बजायी, माला जपी, मोमबत्ती जलाई, गुरबानी सुनी, तस्बीह की, सजदा किया, नंगे पैर चला, उजली सोच राखी, कला जादू किया, गंगा नहाया, सबके काम आया, पर बिछड़ा यार नहीं मिला | मंदिर गया, मस्जिद गया, वेद पड़ी, कुरान … Continue reading बिछड़ा यार नहीं मिला
If you have a website, it's going to take time for it to become established on the internet and start attracting visitors. However, there are quite a few things you can do to speed up this process, helping your site get better search engine rankings and more traffic sooner. Here are some SEO tips from … Continue reading SEO Tips: Golden Rules To Follow
यार भगवान, प्लीज़ मेरी मान | नहीं जीना बनकर हिंदु-मुसलमान | चला कोई चक्कर एसा, बस जी सकूँ बनकर इंसान | गीता, कुरान मुझे नहीं आती, मैं तो गाता हूँ सिर्फ प्रेम के गान | मुझे तो ना टैग करो धर्मं से, धर्मं के ज्ञान से है सब अज्ञान | यार भगवान्, प्लीज़ मेरी मान … Continue reading यार भगवान
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between someone who travels and a tourist? The traveler versus tourist debate is certainly not a new one. For years, travelers and tourists have been defined being separated from one another and placed at two ends of the travel range. I am a hardcore traveler and have … Continue reading Tourist Verus Traveler: Which One Are You?
I am a hardcore music lover and enjoyer of live music performances. There was a time when I used to visit every restaurant in Mumbai that had live music. My all-time favorite was a restaurant named Golden Chariot near the domestic airport. The restaurant had live music on weekends. I and my friends sued to … Continue reading The Next Generation Of Soulful Singing
The Hornbill Festival is a celebration held every year from 1-10 December, in Nagaland, India. The state of Nagaland is home to several tribes, which have their own distinct festivals. More than 60% of the population here depends on agriculture and therefore most of their festivals revolve around agriculture. The Nagas consider their festivals sacred, so participation in these festivals … Continue reading Homestay During Hornbill Festival
I am good at story-telling and hence, my wife always advised me to start a blog but I didn’t do it. I only started a blog as late as 2017 and it has been a wonderful journey. I have written a blog post almost every day. I really enjoy writing. It’s a beautiful way to … Continue reading 2018: Gratitude To All My Readers And Followers Across The Globe
एक नुस्ख़ा है ! इसका है, उसका है | मगर काम पक्का होगा | आज नहीं तो कल अच्छा होगा | एक नुस्ख़ा है ! गरुड़ की आँख, आदमी की काख, छिपकली की पूछ, पानवाले की मूछ, मंत्री की कुर्सी की टांग, मुर्गे की बांग, संत्री की लाल बत्ती, दुश्मनों की कट्टी, इन सबको एक … Continue reading एक नुस्ख़ा है
Christmas is a very special occasion as all our loved ones gather together and enjoy and share very beautiful moments. This way we can enjoy experiences that will always be kept in our hearts as treasured memories. The arrival of a new year means the start of a new stage in our lives, in which we set … Continue reading 2018: A Message From Dear Santa!
बुराई आग है | बुराई नाग है | रावण को मारने से बुराई नहीं मरती | कौरवों के खत्म होने से बुराई नहीं खत्म होती | बुराई बीज है | बुराई हमेशा थी, हमेशा रहेगी | बुराई रीत है | बुराई बदतमीज़ है | बुराई संस्कार है, शरीर नहीं | बुराई सोच है, ग़रीब या … Continue reading बुराई
काली, बेहाल, ज़िहाल है आतंक | क़यामत का यह हाल है आतंक | कोई रंजिश, कोई मलाल है आतंक | कितना कमीना कमाल है आतंक | ज़िंदा मुर्दों की लाश है आतंक | कोई दरिंदे का काश है आतंक | एक अंधी सी तलाश है आतंक | इंसानियत का सर्वनाश है आतंक |
सालों ! जागो ! सालों से सो ही रहे हो | बातों में खो ही रहे हो | सालों ! जागो ! आग जो लायी थी हमने, नफरत की, वो अब हमें ही जला देगी | वो अब हमें ही दागा देगी | सालों ! जागो ! धंधा बना रखा है, यार, बस सिर्फ एक … Continue reading सालों ! जागो !
छोटा सा जीवन है, छोड़ो घमंड जब होना है ख़ाक | तुम कौन हो ? एक मुट्ठी राख | ना मैं कुछ, ना मेरा कुछ, समझ गया मैं ये बात | मैं कौन हूँ ? एक मुट्ठी राख | एक पल में शुन्य हो जायेगा, जो बनता है बेबाक | वो कौन हैं ? एक … Continue reading एक मुट्ठी राख
अगर लगती है ये गाली गंदी, सोचो किस हाल में जीती है रंडी | शाम का वक़त है | मर्द का दिल सख्त है | गालियाँ-शोर और भूखी निगाहें, क्या-क्या नहीं सहती है रंडी ? कभी शिकार है | कभी व्यापार है | कोठे की वो झंकार है | दिन-रात नाचायी जाती है रंडी | … Continue reading रंडी
What can destroy our ambitions, our fortunes, our relationships—our lives? The enemies lurking inside us, the ones we face from within, the ones we’ve got to destroy before they destroy us. The sins are a grouping and classification of vices. Behaviors or habits are classified under this category if they directly give birth to other immoralities. They're often thought … Continue reading Enemies Of The Mind And Happiness
Humans have inhabited the planet only a few million years ago. Mosquitoes have killed way more species than humans. Humans are just the most vulnerable animal not the deadliest. What makes mosquitoes so dangerous? They carry devastating diseases. The worst is malaria, which kills more than 600,000 people every year; another 200 million cases incapacitate … Continue reading Mosquito, Not Human Is The Deadliest Animal
शाम का समय है | गाडियों के हॉर्न, गालियों और ९० के दशक के गाने माहोल बना रहे है | अलग-अलग उम्र की औरतें माचिस की डिब्बी जैसे झोपड़ियों के बाहर खडी हैं | परेशान, कमीने, गुसैल और भूखे मर्द उन औरतों को अश्लील निगाहों से देख रहे | पुलिस की गाडी बार-बार चक्कर मार … Continue reading चकले की एक शाम
You’ve noticed that something is not right in your office, and you just can’t enjoy it. Your enthusiasm has diminished, you can’t recall the last time you felt good about getting up and going to work, and you spend your days on the job clock-watching and dreaming of escaping. These are signs that perhaps it’s … Continue reading 11 Signs To Find Out If You’re Working For A Bad Enterprise
जब दिल से शोले निकलते है, आग के गोले निकलते है, शहेंशाह भी अग्निपथ पे चल निकलता है | सुनसान राहों पर, अपने पैर की ज़ंजीर को, दिल की हथकड़ी को, अपनी ज़िन्दगी का सिलसिला बना लेता है | कोयला से हिरा निकलता है, और अपनी तकदीर ख़ुद बनाता है | ख़ुदा गवाह है ! … Continue reading फ़िल्मी बात
Do you have a restless mind? Have you ever been unsure of what you would like to do for an afternoon and subsequently done nothing because you can't decide? When thoughts flood your mind, they drain your energy, stop you from living in the present moment, and can create a loop in your brain that … Continue reading The Art And Craft Of Calming A Restless Mind
WhatsApp Stickers is the latest feature from the Facebook-owned app and while it has been an instant hit among Android and iOS users, the stickers allow users to send special stickers within their chats in order to express themselves in a better way. I have an Android phone so in this blog post, I'll share the … Continue reading Here’s How To Get WhatsApp Stickers On Your Android Phone
Success can also mean completing an objective or reaching a goal. It can be expanded to encompass an entire project or be restricted to a single component of a project or task. It can be achieved within the workplace, or in an individual's personal life. What success really means? No one can tell us what it means to … Continue reading Success: The Definition Is Inside You
In India, there is a typical tradition to ask people about their place of origin when we meet. Where is your native place? Everyone has an origin within the country but I am an odd one out. I don't have an origin in India; all the past glory is lost. Sometimes, I feel like no … Continue reading The Man With A Lost Origin
I am good at story-telling and hence, my wife always advised me to start a blog but I didn’t do it. I only started a blog as late as 2017 and it has been a wonderful journey. I have written a blog post almost every day. I really enjoy writing. It’s a beautiful way to … Continue reading Sincere Gratitude To My 700 Followers
Diwali is a Hindu festival of lights, which is celebrated every autumn in the northern hemisphere. It's a national festival that is enjoyed by most Indians regardless of faith. What is Diwali? It's one of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. During the … Continue reading Diwali: The Festival Of Prosperity, Wisdom, And Lights
No one has perfect mental health all the time, but ongoing problems can be dangerous to our well-being. Disappointed in life? Feeling worn out? Feeling stressed out? Not having any fun? If you answered YES, you're not alone. In this blog post, we'll learn everything you need to know about mental health and well-being. Don't … Continue reading Mental Health: Here’s Everything You Need to Know
Achieving happiness is so much easier than we think. Check out these steps to happiness: Think less, feel more Frown less, smile more Talk less, listen more Judge less, accept more Watch less, do more Complain less, appreciate more Fearless, love more These steps to happiness are possible, but you must follow them with intention. … Continue reading 7 Steps To Happiness
Diwali is a Hindu festival of lights that is one of the most popular festivals of India. the festival symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. During the celebration, temples, homes, shops and office buildings are brightly illuminated. Diwali is not only a festival to burn candles, burst firecrackers, eat sweets, … Continue reading This Diwali Set Your Home On A Decluttering Spree
Money isn't the root of evil. Everyone uses it! We all want it, work for it and think about it. While the creation and growth of money seem somewhat intangible, money is the way we get the things we need and desire. What is money actually? Unfortunately, money is a lot like the Blind Men and an Elephant … Continue reading Money And The Concept Of Its Velocity Explained
हर युग में, हर शतक में, हर दशक में, हर साल, हर दिन, हर क्षण, महाभारत होती रहेगी । कभी ज़र के लिए, कभी ज़मीन के लिए, कभी औरत के लिए, कभी दौलत के लिए, कभी सच के लिए, कभी गर्व के लिए, कभी लालच के लिए, कभी कुर्सी के लिए, महाभारत होती रहेगी । … Continue reading महाभारत
Money gives you CHOICES. Money gives you personal power. Money is not just money. Not just a tool to buy fancy clothes, new shoes and luxurious holidays. Money is ENERGY. What is most exciting about money is who you become in the process of making more money. When you understand the essence of this tool, … Continue reading Money Is Not The Only Answer But It Makes A Difference
The Statue of Unity is a monument dedicated to Indian independence movement leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Iron Man of India and is located on the river island called Sadhu Bet facing the Narmada Dam near Rajpipla in the Indian state of Gujarat. Who was Sardar Patel? The one who won over British leaders in the movement of Kheda and Bardoli, Sardar Patel was … Continue reading Statue Of Unity: India Gets World’s Tallest Statue
You don't become successful alone, you've got friends who support you and family who listen to your life trials and troubles. They're all types of different people you need in your life that help you achieve success depending on your definition. There are ten types of people that you must surround yourself with if you … Continue reading 10 Types Of People To Surround Yourself With
Friends are our family outside the closed walls of the house. They have a huge contribution in making us who we are as individuals. Their standing in life is inexpressible. Friends form a big part of our lives for most of us. They're the ones who walk through life together, share our ups and downs, … Continue reading 10 Types Of Friends In Your Life
नाम हर किसी का बदल जाता है। शारीर से प्राण निकलते ही इंसान बॉडी बन जाता है। चकाचौंद दुनिया का डूबा तारा नोबॉडी बन जाता है। नाम हर किसी का बदल जाता है। मुसीबत में फसा दोस्त भिखारी बन जाता है। अधिक माल मिलते ही इंसान अधिकारी बन जाता है। नाम हर किसी का बदल … Continue reading नाम हर किसी का बदल जाता है
We live in a world missing in compassion. The sad reality of humanity is that the huge majority of people ignore the suffering of others. Perhaps many turn a blind eye for their own survival. Witnessing the suffering of another person can induce the raw emotion of fear or sadness or repulsion. Too often, people … Continue reading What Is Compassion? Is It Good For You?
Recently, I put up a post in all my social media asking my friends to guide me get these stones. I was looking for plain stones that I can paint into colorful kindness tones. It was rather an experiment to see how different can we see or think in life. I asked this question to … Continue reading The Stone Experiment: Humans Are Becoming Blind
I have always tried to write on various topics and be truthful to myself and my readers. I am fortunate that people have supported me from 125 countries to date. I am grateful that I could ignite the emotional diversity in people through my art and craft of story-telling. But who is the one to be … Continue reading I Need Your Help To Grow My Blog
I am fortunate to live in Mumbai that is—in my view—the best police in India. With the motto TO PROTECT THE GOOD AND DESTROY THE EVIL, the Mumbai Police has always come to my rescue in times of distress. PS: This blog post is based on my personal experience. You may have a different experience … Continue reading Mumbai Police: 100 Calls To 100 With 100% Result
Doing acts of kindness is one of the best activities you can do with your children. It’s a great way to bond as a family, have a lot of fun and it teaches children about compassion and service. Kindness is essential for a good mental health. Any act of kindness no matter how big or … Continue reading 100 Acts Of Kindness For Children
Yesterday, came to know the real me. There was a lizard in my home yesterday, and instead of treating it as a guest, we started to drive it away. Within no time all the kindness, compassion left the heart. In split seconds, the love turned in disgust and I realized how incomplete I am. A … Continue reading Lizard The Wizard
It’s summer in many parts of the world. Due to a rapid climate change, every year it’s getting worse. Keeping cool when temperatures reach record highs isn't just about comfort. Dangerously high temperatures can result in heat-related illnesses ranging from heat cramps to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Living through a hot summer seems impossible but these tips and tricks … Continue reading Tips To Be Cool In The Summer Time
७०-८०-९० का दशक बड़ा ही रोचक था | केबल टीवी के पहले अख़बार और किताबें ही एक भारतीय का ज्ञान और मनोरंजन का ज़रिया था | हर रेलवे स्टेशन पे व्हीलर की दूकान हर तरह की किताबों का अड्डा था | ये किताबें अपनी सस्ते कागज़, कातिल तस्वीरें, अजब-गजब नाम और सस्ते दामों की वजह … Continue reading लौट आया है हिंदी पल्प फिक्शन
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was one of the most important spiritual leaders in history, a man who was once eulogized as the spokesman for the conscience of a human. About Gandhi Gandhi was given the title Mahatma—by Tagore—which is similar to the Western term saint, is credited with legitimizing India’s quest for freedom from the British … Continue reading Gandhi And Me: Our Experiments With Truth
This blog post is correlated to my other blog post called Gandhi And Me. You can't read this one without reading the other one. They both are complementary, they both complete each other. Well, you all know that it was Tagore who gave Gandhi the tag of Mahatma but no one knows why. I was … Continue reading Why Did Tagore Call Gandhi A Mahatma?
Copyleft is a new age term and more generous than copyright. You have heard copyright a million times. Copyright is a form of intellectual property protection. It's a legal right, existing in many countries, that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to determine whether, and under what conditions, this original work may be used by others. As a … Continue reading Copyleft Is A Better Choice Than Copyright
Too much of everything is never enough. No one can be labeled as good or bad as the virtues and vices are equally embedded in a person. Depending on how the virtues are nourished and demonstrated, a person is perceived as good or bad. Balance is the key! What is bad? Excess. This a conversation that … Continue reading Balance Is The Key To A Successful Life
The 70s-80s-90s were a whirlwind time. Before cable television, newspapers and physical books were still what most Indians looked to for information and entertainment. At railways stations, the AH Wheeler stall was a prominent point where one could buy all sorts of books; especially Hindi pulp fiction. These books with their low-quality paper, striking graphics, … Continue reading Hindi Pulp Fiction Is Back With A Twist
Homeschooling is another option for education. There are a lot of reasons for this. One is because their children get the individualized education that the parents want them to. The concept The education is totally geared around the child and will work towards their strengths and help them with their weaknesses. The parents get to … Continue reading Homeschooling: The New Age Learning Tool
I started blogging in 2017. The experience was quite bad in the beginning but today I have a successful blog with a reader base from 135 countries. Blogging has been a joyful experience and I have my own little reasons to blog. I have heard blogging referred to a couple of times as a mixture between an art … Continue reading Formula For Writing A Successful Blog
Can you forget this? I am sure not! I have gone straight back in the 1990s when I used to chew this all day long. My parents and teachers were mad at me for doing this. This gum was a rage in India in those days. Youth across the country was chewing this gum. It … Continue reading This Gum Hold The Pieces Of My Past
I don't know how does it work abroad but in India family and blood relation plays an important role in daily life. People are crazy about it! Parents have expectation from their children because they're their own blood. Children also help blood relatives more. As a common practice, if you ask for some help for … Continue reading Family Isn’t Defined By Blood Or Genetics
In this modern world today, the issue of long-distance relationships has become a serious problem. Partners with closer emotional bond get affected psychologically and don’t realize the cause of their frequent emotional changes when they’re apart from one another. Loneliness is a common problem that plagues most long-distance relationships. Depression can set in for such individuals … Continue reading If The Relationship Matters, The Distance Doesn’t
The savings habit of Indians in a risk-free investment model is a product of the family system. Gold is one of the favorite investment models of Indians. It's no wonder then that India is one of the largest consumers of the yellow metal in the world. Since childhood, my parents used to tell me stories about … Continue reading Gold: Friend For A Lifetime
Mumbai may be the commercial capital of the country, but it doesn’t just draw business travelers. Hordes of tourists flock to this city to marvel at its skyscrapers and admire its magnificent historic monuments. Mumbai has a lot to offer, beyond the usual tourist attractions, so the next time you are in the city, dig … Continue reading 42 Underrated Attractions Of Mumbai
As a general belief, the family seems to be a bond that we shouldn’t break but once in a while, it may be required for your own benefit and peace, to keep a distance from a specific relative. What is a family? A family isn't your blood or DNA. In just a few words, the … Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid To Cut Toxic Family Members Out From Your Life
A recent Facebook post from my friend Archis caught my attention. His brother Mayank Bhagwat has done something innovative for Ganesh Festival 2018. He has given a heart touching message about organ donation and how it can save multiple lives. For those who don't know what this festival is, it's a 10-day Hindu festival celebrated across India dedicated … Continue reading Mumbai Man Spreads Lord Ganesha’s Message For Organ Donation
Why is color such a powerful force in our lives? What effects can it have on our bodies and minds? While perceptions of color are somewhat subjective, there are some color effects that have universal meaning. Colors in the red area of the color spectrum are known as warm colors and include red, orange, and … Continue reading How Do You Create Different Emotions And Mood Based On Color?
Ganesh Festival is one of the biggest festivals in India. It's a Hindu festival that reveres Lord Ganesha—fondly called Bappa. However, there is more to the LORD OF BEGINNINGS and DESTROYER OF OBSTACLES than intelligence and power. His legends offer lessons in compassion, gratitude, duty, righteousness, kindness, and forgiveness. Through the video, see what happens when a cup of tea … Continue reading Bappa Is Here To Give A Deep Message
Everyone has to feel the heat of a heartbreak at least once in a lifetime. It's a tough time and each of us has their own ways to deal with it. Alcohol or drugs are the most common companions but music can really be helpful. In this blog post, I want to share some songs … Continue reading Top 10 Sad Songs For Your Heartbreak
जब धड़कने रुक जाए, होश उड जाए, पसीने छुट जाए, शरीर कांप जाए, खून सूख जाए, चैन खो जाए, इज्ज़त का कचरा हो जाए, आँख से समुंदर आ जाए, रग-रग में करंट दौड़ जाये, खून खौल जाए, भूखे भेडिये नज़र आये, क़त्ल करने का मन बन जाए, कोई उम्मीद नज़र ना आये, इंसानियत से भरोसा … Continue reading दादर
The society looks at introverts as a problem that needs attention. Introverts are considered unsocial. They’re the people who’re regularly made to think about their self-improvement. People often tag them as confused or shy which is on the contrary to their choice. Introverts are equated with being self-conscious because they talk less or don't put themselves … Continue reading It’s Perfectly Fine To Be An Introvert
Ending a relationship is never easy because it ends a whole phase of your life where you had someone to share your doubts, your happiness, and your fears. Losing a relationship can heightened feelings of rejection and guilt. A broken heart and emotional pain can negatively affect physical and mental health. The end of a relationship can … Continue reading End Of A Relationship Is Not The End Of Life
It’s estimated that one in four or five of us will experience some mental health problems in our lifetime. Mental health disorders are among the main causes of disease and disability in the world. Although treatments are available for many mental health problems, almost two-thirds of sufferers never seek help from a health professional. In … Continue reading A Digital Platform For Mental Health And Wellness
The world is a book and he who doesn’t travel only reads one page. This popular quote—from I don't know who—always ignites my heart. It makes me think again and again. As a child, I used to dream of traveling to far away places. I had this plastic globe kept in a corner of my … Continue reading Lessons From The Indian Globetrotter
चारों और खबर है | कम हुआ इंसानी सब्र है | लोग लड़ रहे है, मर रहे है | हिंदु-मुस्लिम भीड़ रहे है | बच्चे बिगड़ रहे है | मुझे क्या ? मेरा किसी से रिश्ता नहीं | मेरा कोई नहीं | मेरा सिर्फ मैं हूँ | देश में आग लगी है | शराफ़त भाग … Continue reading मेरा सिर्फ मैं हूँ
You have your job interview scheduled—congratulations! Now it’s time to prepare, and I've some tips for you. Below, I provide an overview of how to succeed in an interview along with a brief discussion surrounding each point. Do your research before you fill out an application: Many companies will conduct telephone screening calls on applicants, this … Continue reading Top Tips To Excel An Interview
If you're living in one of the developing countries or not so developed countries, time-banking might be a fresh new concept for you. Is it? I don't know about you but I came to know about it in 2013. I was doing some soul-searching in a hermitage when some people from developed foreign countries told … Continue reading Time-Banking: A Form Of Alternative Currency
The technology-driven society has paved the way for the CONSTANT CHECKER—those who check their emails, texts, and social media accounts on a constant basis. It can really take a toll not just on yourself, but the relationships you have. Social media addiction is dangerous! Social media is gradually eroding away the real value of what it … Continue reading Social Media Addiction Is Killing You
In our society, the term SLOW LEARNER is generally regarded in a derogatory sense. Due importance isn’t given to SLOW LEARNERS, and the situation is considered to be the result of a child’s mischief and stubbornness. Negative comments such as disinterested, dreamy, loser, dumb affect a child’s learning process and result in a dark future for children. … Continue reading Your Child Is A Slow Learner NOT Dumb
I don't think any music lover would need the introduction of Jagit Singh and Chitra Singh. This duo was the most popular duo in the 70s-80s in the world of non-film music; especially ghazal. Jagjit Singh is the man who simplified and popularized this genre of music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__uS4BJ9MK8 I don't know of any family … Continue reading Ghazal, Fame And Tragedy
Even though India is one of the most rapidly developing countries, the situation of women in the country is no so good. The social structure, although rapidly changing, is patriarchal in most part of the country. It's widely known that a particular gender is preferred over the other; in most sections of the society. I have observed … Continue reading Why Are We Calling Our Daughters Beta?
2005 came as a major blow to an entire industry in the sin-city of India—Mumbai. The state government banned dance bars in the city. However, in 2015, by public demand and dance-bar owners, the ban was partially removed. The dancers, some of whom once earned six-figure sums every month and led lavish lifestyles, became domestic … Continue reading The Legend Of The Mumbai DANCE-BARS
Fear of not being liked by others rules much in today’s life. The constant pressure to meet appearance standards set by society favors dissatisfaction with self-image. It can develop disordered eating habits, depression, and anxiety, all of which can continue to develop throughout adulthood. Each of us will have a positive body image when we … Continue reading Get Rid Of The Fear Of Self-Image
First, my dear friend, listen to this beautiful song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GibiNy4d4gc Whenever I listen to this song, I think about MTNL that is the biggest public telecommunications service, provider. The company had a monopoly in Mumbai and New Delhi until 1992 when the telecom sector was opened to other service providers. Those were the days. Flashback! I remember getting a … Continue reading The Circle Of Life
The title line was given to me by my friend Martin in 2009 while I was studying wildlife filmmaking in South Africa. It has touched me so much that I keep using it and giving it to others. I said the same line to the HR head when I left my job at the animation … Continue reading There’s Always A Time To Lead And A Time To Leave
This year, many parts of India are severely affected by floods. But if you observe closely, every year the story is almost the same. Across the globe, countries are facing natural calamities; especially flood. Flood is an overflow of a huge amount of water covering large areas causing destruction at the places affected. Many regions … Continue reading Nature Is Screaming, Are You Listening?
Percy, Pearl, Monaaz, Tinaaz, Zarin, Behram, Khusham, Minoo, Dinaz, Golom, Meher, Shireen, Natasha Delna, Oorvazi, Nainaz, Zubin, Kaizad, Yezdi, Dinyar, Arish and all such names are ringing in my head since morning! Why? Today is Persian new year. As I raised my hands to wish my Parsi friends, on social media, I had a better … Continue reading Arey Dikra, Let’s PARSI!
No. Buddhism doesn't believe in God. There are several reasons for this. The Buddha, like modern sociologists and psychologists, believed that religious ideas and especially the god-idea have their origin in fear. Gripped by fear men go to the sacred mountains, sacred groves, sacred trees, and shrines. Selfish Reasons Primitive humans found themselves in a dangerous … Continue reading Does Buddhism Believe In God?
They gave their tomorrow for our today. Our army is on duty round the clock to protect and serve us. Nothing can repay them but a little bit of gratitude its good for payback. With this spirit, we made hundreds of THANK YOU cards for our brave soldiers with the support of friends and SOMEONE … Continue reading On 72nd Independence Day, We Made THANK YOU Cards For Indian Army
I believe in India because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true. 72nd independence celebration in India—the onus is upon us to create the life, the nation, and the future we want for ourselves. https://www.facebook.com/someonesomewhereforyou/videos/868150500040149/
How many times in life have you heard your heart? How many times have you followed it? How many of us have a bucket list in life? How many of us tick the done ones? I guess, for most of us, the number is short. There are various reasons for not listening and following the heart. Each … Continue reading The YOLO Ambassador
तो क्या हुआ ? बस इतना ही ना ? कोई नहीं होगा, हम-तुम अकेले जी लेंगे | बस इतना ही ना ? आँगन में फूल कहाँ है ? घर पे आँगन कहाँ है ? पर घर ही कहाँ है ? घर के आभास से फ़िलहाल जी लेंगे | बस इतना ही ना ? अपने आप … Continue reading बस इतना ही ना ?
When I first met my friend Sanjeev Das, I couldn't believe that he came from a place that I used to hear every day on the radio; as a child. I have never trusted him until one fone day he showed me a picture of a shop that had the address of the place on … Continue reading The Legend Of JHUMRI TELAIYA
A common source of confusion when labeling generations are their age. Generational cohorts are defined—loosely—by birth year, not current age. The reason is simple—as people age, they change life stages. For example, a member of Generation X who turned 18 in 1998 would now be nearly 40. In that time, he or she cares about vastly … Continue reading Which Generation Are You?
I this blog post, I want to try to debunk the irrational debate that Muslims do the opposite of Hindus. Let's decode the myth of opposite belief systems. With the 42nd amendment of the Constitution of India enacted in 1976, the Preamble to the Constitution asserted that India is a secular nation. However, neither India's constitution nor its laws define the relationship … Continue reading Do Muslims Really Do The Opposite Of Hindus?
Living a minimalist life can give you wings! Your baggage is less so you can fly high—do whatever you want. Although it’s a difficult goal to achieve where there’s a will there’s away. What I have experienced is that when you reduce your wants to half, the joy in life gets double. What is minimalism? … Continue reading Minimalist Lifestyle Brought Me Freedom And Joy
I was born in 1979 and went to convent school in Mumbai. I loved poems and stories, and my teachers and parents found that it was a better way to teach me stuff. Singing nursery rhymes and songs to children, as young as babies, can help develop their language and communication skills from an early age. In junior … Continue reading The Generation X Grew Up On Her Nursery Rhymes
रात काली है | ख़ुदा ! ख़ुदा ! ख़ुदा ! ज़िंदगी गाली है | आग में दिल है | यार ! यार ! यार ! दर्द में दिल है | कुछ तारीखें मैंने अब तक संभाल के रखीं है | अपनी चीखें मैंने अब तक संभाल के रखीं है | तब चुप रहा | चुप … Continue reading अपनी चीखें मैंने अब तक संभाल के रखीं है
There is an extremely popular verse of the Bhagavad Gita on doing your duty. It's so much popular that even most school children in India are familiar with it. It's the 47th verse of the second chapter. कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन | मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि | The meaning of the verse It offers deep insight into … Continue reading Do Your Duty, But Don’t Concern Yourself With The Results
I am good at story-telling and hence, my wife always advised me to start a blog but I didn’t do it. I only started a blog as late as 2017 and it has been a wonderful journey. I have written a blog post almost every day. I really enjoy writing. It’s a beautiful way to … Continue reading Sharing Gratitude With My 500 Followers!
Alright, so here I am with my latest blog post and this time I am going to talk about my city—the city that never sleeps, the city of dreams and the city of magic. Mumbai. People living in the past glory still prefer to call it Bombay. This was the name given by the colonial … Continue reading Gift Yourself A Magical Heritage Tour Of Mumbai
Varanasi—the spiritual city of India—can be a shock to the first-time visitor. Crowded and noisy, slow traffic, beggars and vagabonds, meandering bulls and cows, overarching religiousness, wholesale dead bodies, cremations etc. But then, it’s not easy to grab the essence of one of the world’s oldest living cities. Hindu scriptures call the city, the abode of … Continue reading The Ghats Of Holy Varansi
I was on a no-money walking pilgrimage—with one of my spiritual mentors—in 2014. The was about experiencing the GUEST IS GOD philosophy of our land. It was also about letting off the false ego and live on the mercy of strangers. It was a mad experiment. I keep doing this. We would walk for hours … Continue reading This Village Isn’t On The Map Of India
Is it hard to find our life purpose? There is no limit on the number of people whom we could help, or inspire, or support. There are many reasons why you may need to know your life purpose that also leads to a truly happy and meaningful life. But if you want to change all that and find your life … Continue reading 11 Simple Ways To Find Your Life Purpose
It's 2018, and some days ago I found my grandfather's book when I was cleaning my closet. The book was always with me after my parents died but I didn't pay much attention to what was written in it, until yesterday. The content had some technical notes but on the end, there were pages written … Continue reading I Am Learning My Genesis Through My Grandfather’s Book