Mental Wellness and Positive Psychology

The idea of mental wellness and positive psychology ho hand in hand. If you’ve been hearing these terms around a lot, but you aren't quite sure about the meaning, you’ve come to the right place! What’s mental wellness? According to the WHO, mental wellness is defined as the state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her … Continue reading Mental Wellness and Positive Psychology

The Concept of Positive Negativity and Toxic Positivity

Positive isn’t always good, negative isn’t always bad. There’re always two sides to a coin. Your mental health is a balance of positive and negative emotions, and how you handle them effectively. Introduction If you want to achieve a major goal, conventional wisdom says to think positive. Picture yourself delivering the perfect presentation, and absorb the energy … Continue reading The Concept of Positive Negativity and Toxic Positivity

The Neuroscience of Love

There's growing research on the neuroscience of love. But what exactly is this love that is being studied? How this word has been understood by neuroscientists? Despite everything we know about human behavior and relationships, love remains a mystery to us. It causes us the greatest joy and the greatest pain, engulfs us with inexplicable … Continue reading The Neuroscience of Love

7 Types of Love

Everyone seems to be yearning after romantic love, but few of us realize that far from being timeless and universal, romantic love is a modern construct. But there’re, of course, many other ways to love. By preoccupying ourselves with romantic love, we risk neglecting other types of love that are more stable or readily available, and … Continue reading 7 Types of Love

Entrepreneur’s Guide to Handle Anxiety and Depression

It’s a hard time! Everyone is facing challenges. Businesses are facing extremely difficult and unprecedented challeges as well. And a lot of business owners are facing anxiety and depression. Introduction Running your own business can be hugely rewarding, but for many small business owners having sole responsibility for the company's success or failure can take … Continue reading Entrepreneur’s Guide to Handle Anxiety and Depression

Dharma Isn’t Religion

Dharma is the first word of Bhagavad Gita. It’s also one of the most misused words in the language. Although it has multiple meanings in different belief systems, and there’s no single word translation, it doesn’t mean religion. It means the path of righteousness, eternal duty, or the universal laws of nature, that apply to … Continue reading Dharma Isn’t Religion

Great Tips for the Art of Successful Conversation

Conversation is civilized speech. It’s more purposeful than chat; more humane than gossip; more friendly than debate. It’s the encounter of two polished minds — tactful enough to listen, confident enough to express their true beliefs; subtle enough to search out the reasons behind the thoughts. It’s a work of art with more than one … Continue reading Great Tips for the Art of Successful Conversation

6 Types of Self-Care for Your Mental Health

In health care, self-care is any necessary human monitoring function that’s under individual control, thoughtful and self-initiated. Regularly taking the time, even in small and simple ways, to nurture and take care of yourself is vital to your well-being. And, no, it isn’t selfish!  The more you nurture yourself, the better you are at supporting … Continue reading 6 Types of Self-Care for Your Mental Health

2020: The Year of Great Learning

2020 has put a lot of things into perspective, and also created an opportunity for alternative perspectives. It has shown true colors and true faces of humanity, government, system, processes, etc. It has shown what great harm ignorance and one-sided perspective can do. On one side it has shown what mass hatred can create, and … Continue reading 2020: The Year of Great Learning

The Bible of Anger and Its Resolution

Many people think their anger isn’t a problem because it surfaces only once in a while. How would you like to live next to a volcano that erupted only once in a while? Introduction We all know what anger is, and we've all felt it — whether as a fleeting annoyance or as full-fledged rage. Anger is … Continue reading The Bible of Anger and Its Resolution

Social Media: The Negative, the Positive, and the Third Side

As a holistic healer, mental wellness coach, a lot of friends and random people talk to me about social media addiction and the stress of dealing with negativity that's available on these social media platforms. In my perspective, no non-living thing can spread hatred or negativity on its own. Non-living things or technology or social … Continue reading Social Media: The Negative, the Positive, and the Third Side

COVID-19: Be Hopeful and Use the Lockdown to Your Benefit

COVID-19 is an extremely challenging situation but it's also an opportunity to do a lot of things. The list can include things like attending mental or emotional wellness, doing introspection, connecting with old friends, reconnect with the child inside you, investing quality time with family and loved ones, thinking about new ideas on personal development, … Continue reading COVID-19: Be Hopeful and Use the Lockdown to Your Benefit

Boon or Bane: The Essence and Impact of Social Media

Social media has facilitated a lot in reshaping communication industry and redefining the ways in which we communicate and express ourselves. I love to talk about social media. Explore its varied facets. It has so many dimensions. It means different things for different people. And, different people use it differently. Some use it for gossip, some … Continue reading Boon or Bane: The Essence and Impact of Social Media

FREE Online Courses to Use the Time on Hands

Everyone around the world is fighting the COVID-19 epidemic. It's getting worse day by day. In India, it's a complete lock-down for today. I'm scared! But, I've not lost hope, and I've pledged to use this time for meaningful online learning. If you're also looking out for meaning online learning, I've something for you. I’m … Continue reading FREE Online Courses to Use the Time on Hands

Vipassana Meditation: A Thorough Technique of Mental Purification

In December 2019, I attended my first Vipassana Meditation camp. It's a 10-day process of mental purification, unlike anything I'd experienced. In this blog post, I'm going to share my in-depth experience. What's Vipassana meditation? Vipassana — that means to see things as they really are — is one of India's most ancient techniques of … Continue reading Vipassana Meditation: A Thorough Technique of Mental Purification

A Year-End Letter to 2019

2019 is fabulous! I learned and got trained to become a mental wellness coach. This has always been on my mind since a teenager and at 40, I realized my wish. Looking back at my life, I've manifested almost everything I wished for. The universe helped me equally. If I didn't get something, I'm sure … Continue reading A Year-End Letter to 2019

2019: A Message From Dear Santa

Christmas is a special occasion as all our loved ones gather together and enjoy and share beautiful moments. This way we can enjoy experiences that'll 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 new goals and … Continue reading 2019: A Message From Dear Santa

Mental Health Is About Wellness Rather Than Illness

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 forget to take the … Continue reading Mental Health Is About Wellness Rather Than Illness

Give Your Stress Wings and Let It Fly Away

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where your to-do list seems endless, deadlines are fast approaching and you find yourself in a soup? But what is stress really, and how does it affect us? What's stress? Stress, in everyday terms, is a feeling that people have when they are overloaded and struggling to … Continue reading Give Your Stress Wings and Let It Fly Away

Summer Vacation of an 80s-90s Child

It's summer here in India and most of the school children have a summer vacation. I observe children around doing different things in summer. Most of them don't do different things as I used to do. It's nice to observe them and remember what I used to do when I was a school going, child. … Continue reading Summer Vacation of an 80s-90s Child

मज़ा कुछ और है

फ़िर ट्रेन में लटककर जाने का मज़ा कुछ और है | वो उम्र भी मस्त थी, इस उम्र का मज़ा कुछ और है | रगों में चालीस के कीड़े दौड़ रहे है | मज़ा पहले भी था पर अब मज़ा कुछ और है | शराब की बोतल ही अपना स्विमिंग पूल थी, अब शराब को … Continue reading मज़ा कुछ और है

Hasnabad Dargah: Mumbai’s Own Taj Mahal

Known as Mumbai’s own Taj Mahal, the Hasnabad Dargah is a stunning structure of the blue and white stone. It houses the tomb of Shah Hasan Ali Shah and is Mumbai’s most beautiful mausoleum. This architectural marvel is located in Mazagaon, one of the original seven islands of Mumbai. Set amidst dull warehouses and mechanic shops, this lesser-known marvel isn't popular among locals and tourists … Continue reading Hasnabad Dargah: Mumbai’s Own Taj Mahal

निर्मम

कुछ आंसूं जो बहे नहीं | कुछ दर्द जो कहें नहीं | सुनाते है कहानी, कहानी बड़ी है निर्मम | अगर दिल में धड़कन बाकी है तो सुनना | अगर इंसानियत में लगन बाकी है तो सुनना | अगर थोड़ी मजाल बाकी है तो सुनना | कहानी बड़ी है निर्मम, अगर कुछ सवाल बाकी है … Continue reading निर्मम

13 Tips for Riding the Mumbai Local Train

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've collected some tips that'll help you conquer this monster. It isn’t the train that's a monster but the people are. They don’t let you travel with dignity … Continue reading 13 Tips for Riding the Mumbai Local Train

Childhood Games: A Trip Down the Memory Lane

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

When Will the Madness End?

There’s something wrong with the world today, and it’s madness out there. 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 the Madness End?

बिछड़ा यार नहीं मिला

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

SEO Tips: Golden Rules to Follow

If you’ve got a website, it’s going to take time for it to become established on the internet and start attracting visitors. However, there're 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’re some SEO tips from my personal experience of … Continue reading SEO Tips: Golden Rules to Follow

यार भगवान

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

Tourist vs. Traveler: Which One Are You?

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 as being separated from one another and placed at two ends of the travel range. I'm a hardcore traveler and have … Continue reading Tourist vs. Traveler: Which One Are You?

The Next Generation of Soulful Singing

I'm 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 visit … Continue reading The Next Generation of Soulful Singing

Home-stay During Hornbill Festival

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 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 is … Continue reading Home-stay During Hornbill Festival

2018: Gratitude to All My Readers and Followers Across the Globe

I'm 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've written a blog post almost every day. I enjoy writing. It’s a beautiful way to express my thoughts. … Continue reading 2018: Gratitude to All My Readers and Followers Across the Globe

एक नुस्ख़ा है

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

2018: A Message From Dear Santa

Christmas is a special occasion as all our loved ones gather together and enjoy and share beautiful moments. This way we can enjoy experiences that'll 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 new goals and … Continue reading 2018: A Message From Dear Santa

बुराई

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

आतंक

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 ! 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 !

एक मुट्ठी राख

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

रंडी

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

Enemies of the Mind and Happiness

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 … Continue reading Enemies of the Mind and Happiness

Mosquito, Not Human Is the Deadliest Animal

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

चकले की एक शाम

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

11 Signs to Find out If You’re Working for a Bad Enterprise

You’ve noticed that something isn't 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 maybe the signs that perhaps it’s … Continue reading 11 Signs to Find out If You’re Working for a Bad Enterprise

फ़िल्मी बात

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

The Art and Craft of Calming a Restless Mind

Do you've got a restless mind? Have you ever been unsure of what you'd 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 feels … Continue reading The Art and Craft of Calming a Restless Mind

Here’s How to Get WhatsApp Stickers on Your Android Phone

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've got 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: The Definition Is Inside You

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 means? No one can tell us what it means to live … Continue reading Success: The Definition Is Inside You

The Man With a Lost Origin

In India, there's a typical tradition to ask people about their place of origin when we meet. Where's your native place? Everyone has an origin within the country but I'm an odd one out. I don't have an origin in India; all the past glory is lost. Sometimes, I feel like no man's land. My … Continue reading The Man With a Lost Origin

Diwali: The Festival of Prosperity, Wisdom, and Lights

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’s 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 celebration, … Continue reading Diwali: The Festival of Prosperity, Wisdom, and Lights

Mental Health: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

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 aren’t alone. In this blog post, we’ll learn everything you need to know about mental health and well-being. Don’t forget to take the … Continue reading Mental Health: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

7 Steps to Happiness

Achieving happiness is so much easier than we think. Check out these steps to happiness: Think less, feel moreFrown less, smile moreTalk less, listen moreJudge less, accept moreWatch less, do moreComplain less, appreciate moreFearless, love more These steps to happiness are possible, but you must follow them with intention. Don’t give up if you can’t … Continue reading 7 Steps to Happiness

This Diwali Set Your Home on a Decluttering Spree

Diwali is a Hindu festival of lights that's 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 isn't only a festival to burn candles, burst firecrackers, eat sweets, meet and … Continue reading This Diwali Set Your Home on a Decluttering Spree

Money and the Concept of Its Velocity Explained

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's money? Unfortunately, money is a lot like the Blind Men and an Elephant fable we all know. Each … Continue reading Money and the Concept of Its Velocity Explained

महाभारत

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 Isn’t the Only Answer But It Makes a Difference

Money gives you CHOICES. Money gives you personal power. Money isn't just money. Not just a tool to buy fancy clothes, new shoes, and luxurious holidays. Money is ENERGY. What's most exciting about money is who you become in the process of making more money. When you understand the essence of this tool, it starts … Continue reading Money Isn’t the Only Answer But It Makes a Difference

Statue of Unity: India Gets World’s Tallest Statue

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

10 Types of People to Surround Yourself With

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’re ten types of people that you must surround yourself with if you want … Continue reading 10 Types of People to Surround Yourself With

10 Types of Friends In Your Life

Friends are our family outside the closed walls of the house. They've got a huge contribution in making us who we're 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, and … Continue reading 10 Types of Friends In Your Life

नाम हर किसी का बदल जाता है

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

What’s Compassion? Is It Good for You?

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 survival. Witnessing the suffering of another person can induce the raw emotion of fear or sadness or repulsion. Too often, people are … Continue reading What’s Compassion? Is It Good for You?

The Stone Experiment: Humans Are Becoming Blind

Recently, I put up a post in all my social media asking my friends to guide me to 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 … Continue reading The Stone Experiment: Humans Are Becoming Blind

I Need Your Help to Grow My Blog

I’ve always tried to write on various topics and be truthful to myself and my readers. I’m fortunate that people have supported me from 125 countries to date. I’m grateful that I could ignite the emotional diversity in people through my art and craft of storytelling. But who’s the one to be thanked really? It’s YOU! … Continue reading I Need Your Help to Grow My Blog

Mumbai Police: 100 Calls to 100 With 100% Result

I'm fortunate to live in Mumbai that's —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. This blog post is based on my personal experience. You may have a different experience with the police, … Continue reading Mumbai Police: 100 Calls to 100 With 100% Result

100 Acts of Kindness for Children

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 good mental health. Any act of kindness no matter how big or small can … Continue reading 100 Acts of Kindness for Children

Lizard the Wizard

Yesterday, I 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'm. A … Continue reading Lizard the Wizard

Tips to Be Cool in the Summer Time

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 heatstroke. Living through a hot summer seems impossible but these tips and tricks might … Continue reading Tips to Be Cool in the Summer Time

लौट आया है हिंदी पल्प फिक्शन

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

Gandhi and Me: Our Experiments With Truth

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 — that's similar to the Western term saint, is credited with legitimizing India’s quest for freedom … Continue reading Gandhi and Me: Our Experiments With Truth

Why Did Tagore Call Gandhi a Mahatma?

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 Better Choice Than Copyright

Copyleft is a new age term and more generous than copyright. You've 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 writer, … Continue reading Copyleft Is a Better Choice Than Copyright

Balance Is the Key to a Successful Life

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's bad? Excess. This a conversation that the … Continue reading Balance Is the Key to a Successful Life

Hindi Pulp Fiction Is Back With a Twist

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: The New Age Learning Tool

Homeschooling is another option for education. There're 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 geared around the child and will work towards their strengths and help them with their weaknesses. The parents get to spend a … Continue reading Homeschooling: The New Age Learning Tool

Formula for Writing a Successful Blog

I started blogging in 2017. The experience was quite bad in the beginning but today, people from 140 countries are reading me. I’ve had my challenges so I want to share some tips to grow your blog. Blogging has been a joyful experience and I’ve my little reasons to blog. My experience as a blogger wouldn’t have been so … Continue reading Formula for Writing a Successful Blog

Family Isn’t Defined by Blood or Genetics

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 expect their children because they're their blood. Children also help blood relatives more. As a common practice, if you ask for some help for a friend or … Continue reading Family Isn’t Defined by Blood or Genetics

If the Relationship Matters, the Distance Doesn’t

In this modern world today, the issue of long-distance relationships has become a serious problem. Partners with closer emotional bonds 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

Gold: Friend for a Lifetime

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

43 Underrated Attractions of Mumbai

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 43 Underrated Attractions of Mumbai

Don’t Be Afraid to Cut Toxic Family Members out From Your Life

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 benefit and peace, to keep a distance from a specific relative. What's a family? A family isn't your blood or DNA. In just a few words, the family defines … Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid to Cut Toxic Family Members out From Your Life

Mumbai Man Spreads Lord Ganesha’s Message for Organ Donation

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 to … Continue reading Mumbai Man Spreads Lord Ganesha’s Message for Organ Donation

How Do You Create Different Emotions and Mood Based on Color?

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, some color effects have universal meaning. Colors in the red area of the color spectrum are known as warm colors and include red, orange, and yellow. These warm colors evoke … Continue reading How Do You Create Different Emotions and Mood Based on Color?

Bappa Is Here to Give a Deep Message

Ganesh Festival is one of the biggest festivals in India. It's a Hindu festival that reveres Lord Ganesha — fondly called Bappa. However, there's 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 … Continue reading Bappa Is Here to Give a Deep Message

Top 10 Sad Songs for Your Heartbreak

Everyone has to feel the heat of heartbreak at least once in a lifetime.  It’s a tough time and each of us has their ways to deal with it. Alcohol or drugs are the most common companions but music can be helpful. In this blog post, I want to share some songs that can be … Continue reading Top 10 Sad Songs for Your Heartbreak

दादर

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

It’s Perfectly Fine to Be an Introvert

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 contrary to their choice. Introverts are equated with being self-conscious because they talk less or don't put themselves out there … Continue reading It’s Perfectly Fine to Be an Introvert

End of a Relationship Isn’t the End of Life

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 … Continue reading End of a Relationship Isn’t the End of Life

Lessons From the Indian Globetrotter

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'd this plastic globe kept in a … Continue reading Lessons From the Indian Globetrotter

मेरा सिर्फ मैं हूँ

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

Top Tips to Excel an Interview

You've got your job interview scheduled — congratulations! Now it’s time to prepare, and I’ve got 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 … Continue reading Top Tips to Excel an Interview

Time-Banking: A Form of Alternative Currency

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

Social Media Addiction Is Killing You

The technology-driven society has paved the way for the CONSTANT CHECKER — those who check their emails, texts, and social media accounts constantly. It can take a toll not just on yourself, but on the relationships you have. Social media addiction is dangerous! Social media is gradually eroding the real value of what it means to … Continue reading Social Media Addiction Is Killing You

Your Child Is a Slow Learner Not Dumb

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

Ghazal, Fame and Tragedy

I don't think any music lover would need the introduction of Jagit Singh and Chitra Singh. This duo was the most popular one 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 who didn't … Continue reading Ghazal, Fame and Tragedy

Why Are We Calling Our Daughters Beta?

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 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 many … Continue reading Why Are We Calling Our Daughters Beta?

The Legend of the Mumbai Dance-Bars

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, … Continue reading The Legend of the Mumbai Dance-Bars

Get Rid of the Fear of Self-Image

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