सूफ़ी कलाम

मसर्रत भी है, अज़ीयत भी है |कुछ शायराना मेरी तबियत भी है | ज़िंदगी मेरी गोया फ़साना है कोई,कुछ तसव्वुर, कुछ हकीक़त भी है | तस्सव्वूर सिर्फ़ ज़रुरत नहीं फ़िलहाल ख़ुदा की,रूह की तलाश की अव्वालिय्यत भी है | मिलती तो रोज़ है मुझे, लेकिन,कुछ रानाई भी, कुछ ग़ैरियात भी है | दिल मेरा गोया … Continue reading सूफ़ी कलाम

DISCLAIMER: I’ll, I can

You can abuse me, curse me, criticize me, stain me, please go ahead. I'll keep offering my services for the betterment of humanity. Whatever you strike me with, I'll respond with love and compassion. BTW, you've got no idea about my journey, my struggles, and the purpose of my life. I'm neither an expert nor … Continue reading DISCLAIMER: I’ll, I can

COVID-19: A Message of Hope and Empathy

In this global pandemic, so many people are doing so many good things to help human and non-human species. I asked the universe to guide me in my ability to help; in any way possible. The answer was simple and loud. I'd like to share whatever I already possess with me, art, craft, skill, etc. … Continue reading COVID-19: A Message of Hope and Empathy

Life Lessons From a Cockroach

I love learning from non-human species too! My mind always finds inspiration, even when I ain’t looking for it. I'm so grateful to cockroaches. They're one of the best teachers in my life. They've been around for millions of years, and still, stand strong. From far they seem to be busy, joyful, working hard with … Continue reading Life Lessons From a Cockroach

कितना ख़ामोश यह पानी है

कितना ख़ामोश यह पानी है |सबकी अपनी-अपनी कहानी है | कोई ना जाने इसका राज़,यह कहानी किसी ने ना जानी है | जो दिल में है वह कह दो आज |यहाँ कोई नहीं जो अंतर्यामी है | प्यार, इश्क, मोहब्बत है काफ़ी,ज़िंदगी फानी है, आनी है, जानी है | यह ग़ज़ल अजब है पर मेरी … Continue reading कितना ख़ामोश यह पानी है

Cultivate the Art Mindfulness Through the Craft of Photography

Mindfulness can be developed through photography. It starts with seeing clearly and spreads through compositional choices, towards an encouragement to align your eye, your mind, your hand, and your heart whilst you’re completely in the present. What’s mindfulness? It’s the bringing one's attention to experiences happening in the present moment without judgment through the practice … Continue reading Cultivate the Art Mindfulness Through the Craft of Photography

Bhagavad Gita Over a Coffee

The Bhagavad Gita is the discourse that takes place between Lord Krishna and Arjun before the start of the great Mahabharata war. The wisdom by Lord Krishna assisted change Arjun’s viewpoint about life and, thus, his life route. While the scripture is many centuries old, the logic and knowledge intrinsic in its every word, make … Continue reading Bhagavad Gita Over a Coffee

करके देख

अपने आप को खुद के हवाले करके देख लिया |अब अपने आप को साक़ी के हवाले करके देख | तू जीता-मरता रहा, किसी और की मर्ज़ी से,अब कुछ नया, कुछ नए तरीके से करके देख | बहुत पी लिए अश्क़ तूने जाम समझकर,अब जान अपनी उस जाम के भरोसे करके देख | कितना कुछ बाकी … Continue reading करके देख

Life Is 50% Attitude and 50% Attitude

Attitude is the most important thing. If you want to grow in life, you'll need to develop a habit of learning. Be flexible, learn to flow with life. Take every problem as a challenge. You can learn from life. Continuously upgrade your awareness and understanding. That’s the way to walk the path of prosperity. What’s … Continue reading Life Is 50% Attitude and 50% Attitude

The Magic of Surprise in Your Life

It turns out that surprise works wonders in our brains, helping us to focus our attention and inspiring us to look at our situation in new ways. Here’re four stages of surprise response: Freeze: When we’re stopped in our tracks because of the unexpected.Find: When we get hooked into trying to understand what’s going on … Continue reading The Magic of Surprise in Your Life

शायद

याद नहीं, स्कूल था या कॉलेज |शायद, कोई एक, या दोनों,शायद, ज़िंदगी ज़िंदा होना सीख रही थी | शायद, पहला प्यार था,शायद, पहला करार था,शायद, धड़कन धड़कना सीख रही थी | उसके नाम का पहला अक्षर याद है |शायद, उसी से बिस्मिल्लाह करता था,शायद, वही मेरी पूजा थी,शायद, परस्तिश इबादत सीख रही थी | हम … Continue reading शायद

आन्वीक्षिकी: The Science and Art of Thinking and Inquiry

Aanvikshiki is a term in Sanskrit signifying generally the craft of reasoning or study of request and it was perceived in India as a particular part of learning as early as 650 BC. Notwithstanding, throughout the long term its significance and import have gone through extensive varieties. Introduction Imagine if you were taught the art … Continue reading आन्वीक्षिकी: The Science and Art of Thinking and Inquiry

Indigo Children: The Chosen Ones

Indigo children, according to a pseudo-scientific new age concept are children believed to possess special, unusual, and sometimes supernatural traits or abilities. BTW, a lot of content of this blog post is taken from Wikipedia under the CC license. Although, I don't necessarily believe or subscribe to the idea, this post is just a brief introduction. If you're interested to … Continue reading Indigo Children: The Chosen Ones

Have Fun by Yourself

Even if you don't have many friends to do stuff together, it doesn't mean you can't have fun. There’re lots of ways to enjoy being alone. There’re so many things to explore and new things to do. But life is too short to do them all with people around you, always telling you what to … Continue reading Have Fun by Yourself

Sacred Economics: From Money Economy to Gift Economy

Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEZkQv25uEs&t=2s Today, these trends have reached their extreme but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to … Continue reading Sacred Economics: From Money Economy to Gift Economy

The Science, Art and Craft of Self-Love

Do you love yourself? Are you finding a hard time loving yourself? Introduction Self-love is a combination of self-acceptance, self-awareness, kindness, and respect for ourselves. Some people find that they’re the hardest person to love in their lives. We know everything we’ve done, good or bad, so it makes sense that we would judge ourselves … Continue reading The Science, Art and Craft of Self-Love

ज़यादा मज़ा आया

ज़िंदगी का जब मज़ाक बनाया,ज़यादा मज़ा आया |दर्द-ओ-ग़म का जब मज़ाक बनाया,ज़यादा मज़ा आया | रोने से कुछ नहीं हुआ हासिल,रोने का जब मज़ाक बनाया,ज़यादा मज़ा आया | एक अर्जे से दिल वीरान था |तन्हाई का जब मज़ाक बनाया,ज़यादा मज़ा आया | इश्क़-नफरत, इल्म-गफ़लत, कैफ़ियात-इबादत,दोनों में उलझन थी |दोनों का जब मज़ाक बनाया,ज़यादा मज़ा आया … Continue reading ज़यादा मज़ा आया

एक आम आदमी

वेद पढ़ी, क़ुरान पढ़ी,लोगों की रटाई हुई बातें रटी |पर नहीं कटी,जैसे चाहता था उम्र को | क्यूँ नहीं ? कंकर में है शंकर,यहाँ ख़ुदा, वहां ख़ुदा |सब अंदर है |पता तो था, फ़िर भी,अपनी सिली-सूखी जेब के फटे-गीले नोट,को ज़रिया बनाया | क्यूँ बनाया ? दिन अब कम है,इतने सारे क्यूँ का क्यूँ जवाब … Continue reading एक आम आदमी

Mental Wellness and Positive Psychology

The idea of mental wellness and positive psychology go 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, ancient wisdom and scientific research says to think positive. Envision an ideal life, a good … 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? PS: The content from this blog post aren't all my original ideas. Some part is taken from different websites. Despite everything we know about human behavior and relationships, love … Continue reading The Neuroscience of Love

7 Types of Love

Everyone seems to desire after romantic love, but few of us understand that far from being timeless and universal, romantic love is a modern concept. But there’re, of course, many other ways to love. By concerning ourselves with romantic love, we risk deserting other types of love that are more unchanging or readily available, especially in … 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 soulful 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 cultivate yourself, the better you're at supporting others. … 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 as a whole comprehend what outrage is, and we've all felt it — regardless of whether as a temporary disturbance … Continue reading The Bible of Anger and Its Resolution

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

As a 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 media doesn't … 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 is reshaping the 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 use it to … 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. BTW, a lot of content of this blog post is taken from the official website with their permission. What's Vipassana meditation? Vipassana — … 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

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's stress, and how does it affect us? What's stress? Stress, in everyday terms, is a feeling that people have when they're overloaded and struggling to cope with demands. … 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 | वह 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, नफ़रत की, वह अब हमें ही जला देगी | वह अब हमें ही दागा देगी | सालों ! जागो ! धंधा बना रखा है, यार, बस सिर्फ एक … Continue reading सालों ! जागो !

एक मुट्ठी राख़

छोटा सा जीवन है, छोड़ो घमंड जब होना है ख़ाक | तुम कौन हो ? एक मुट्ठी राख़ | ना मैं कुछ, ना मेरा कुछ, समझ गया मैं ये बात | मैं कौन हूँ ? एक मुट्ठी राख़ | एक पल में शुन्य हो जायेगा, जो बनता है बेबाक | वह कौन हैं ? एक … Continue reading एक मुट्ठी राख़

रंडी

अगर लगती है यह 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 वह झंकार है | दिन-रात नाचायी जाती है रंडी | … Continue reading रंडी

Enemies of the Mind and Happiness

What can extinguish our ambitions, our prosperities, our relationships — our lives? The enemies prowling 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 are classified under this category if they’re directly connected to immoralities. They’re often thought to be … 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 wickedest is malaria, which kills more than 600,000 people every year; another 200 million cases harm … 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 पर 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? At the point when musings flood your psyche, they channel your vitality, prevent you from living right now, and can make a circle in your mind that … Continue reading The Art and Craft of Calming a Restless Mind

Success: The Definition Is Inside You

Success can mean different things. It can also mean the implementation of an objective or attainment of a goal. It can be expanded to include a complete project or be restricted to a single component of a project or task. It can be achieved in office workplace, or in personal life. What success means? No one can tell … 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 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 tell yourself … 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, 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 one perceives it … 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 people you need in your life that help you achieve success based on your definition. There’re ten types of people that you must surround yourself with if you want to … 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

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. It's a type 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 an alternative option for education. There're a lot of reasons for this. One is since their children get the customized 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 … 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 145 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 contemporary world, the issue of long-distance relationships has become a grave problem. Partners with closer emotional bonds get affected psychologically and don’t understand the cause of their recurrent emotional changes when they’re apart from one another. Loneliness is a common problem that outbreaks most long-distance relationships. Depression can set in for such individuals when … 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