My friends, followers, lovers from across 140 countries, I've great news to share! On September 9th of this year, I turned 40 and decided to re-start my career. I’m now a mental professional. For this, I’ve come up with a unique initiative. I’ve set up a website to offer services like personal sessions, online courses, … Continue reading The Wounded Healer Has Arrived!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I was doing a lot of soul-searching from 2013-2017. I was a self-exploration journey and learned a great deal about a lot of good virtues of life; including thanksgiving and sharing. I liked the idea and wanted to share something for each friend on his or her birthday. I was on a complete no money-diet and … Continue reading I Give Timeless Gifts To My Friends, Their Personal Blog Post
Happy FRIDAY! It's a lovely day as it's also the foundation of a weekend. I like to call it TRYDAY. This is the day to try, at least start to. Just want to share a reflection from my journey of what I call my experiments with truth, time and money. When I started my inner … Continue reading Turn Your FRIDAY Into A TRYDAY
With time, I have changed a lot. The search, the discovery, the thinking pattern, the conditioning, the wishlist, everything has changed. Even my questions have changed. Previously, if I met anyone, I would ask questions related to material achievements and self-gratification. Today, I ask ARE YOU HAPPY? ARE YOU LOVING YOURSELF? DID YOU DO AN … Continue reading My Questions Have Changed With Time
Recently, I was at FTII where I was invited to share my knowledge of computer graphics. I had a batch of 10 students. I usually, visit the institute 2-3 times a year and we have a different batch every time. This time the batch was quite challenging. There was an ex-serviceman from Indian Navy and … Continue reading The Jilted Generation Needs Our Support
Happiness is not a path but a destination. It's the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, simplicity, forgiveness, compassion, kindness, and gratitude. I believe strongly in the above quote. I got really interested in the subject of true and everlasting happiness that I went on a 4-year-long sabbatical to explore all about it. … Continue reading I Give Away 1,000 THANK YOU Cards Every Year!
Father was born in Chiniot and spent his early childhood in Lahore. After the partition, he came to Delhi, and eventually to Mumbai, where I was born. All my life I heard his childhood stories from Lahore. He would tell me about his palatial home, the games he played, the vendors that came during the … Continue reading The Lahore Connection
Why do you blog? This is a favorite question people ask me across the globe. Well, I don't have any straight or complete answers to these questions but I can try to give you all a little perspective. The idea is to write. To be able to write as much as possible. Also, the idea … Continue reading Why Do I Blog?
College life was fun—friends, ocean, lust, fun, music, and a lot of intoxicants. And all this was bound by a common thread of a deep thirst for exploration. Back in the 1990s, drugs were sprawling in Mumbai. Psychedelic drugs were a rage. Although, it was only a privilege for the rich because of the high … Continue reading My Journey Into The World Of Drugs, And Back
I am not a God-fearing man. I am God loving one. I don't visit the outer temple, I visit my inner temple. I don't even know if God exists out of me. I don't even know if there exists a separate God or it's just me and the universe. I don't think people like me … Continue reading My Definition Of God
Why do you blog? This is a favorite question people ask me across the globe. Why don't you have children? This is another favorite question people ask me across the globe; especially from India—my homeland. Well, I don't have any straight or complete answers to these questions but I can try to give you all … Continue reading I Am A Father Of Many Digital Babies!
Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in the Indian subcontinent, also known as the festival of colors. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. All of … Continue reading In Our Teens, We Screwed The Spirit Of Holi
It was during 1995 when Ravi Rai—the man who revolutionized Indian television—launched Sailaab on Zee TV. This television serial took away the hearts of millions of youth; including me. I was just 15 then, fresh in college and the zephyr—sorry, but I just got to know about this word and can't resist using it—touched me too. … Continue reading While My Parents Were Dying, I Was Living On Her TV Serial
It surely is. But not impossible. If a dumb-f***ing-bugger like me can, you can, everyone in this world can. All it needs is a little madness, little fortune, little planning, little determination, little guts and an understanding soulmate. My 4-year-long sabbatical taught me good lessons. it taught me to open my eyes, heart, and mind and … Continue reading It’s Tough To Restart Life At 38 But It’s Possible
In this blog post, I want to share about the life of a happiness coach and emotional wellness volunteer. It seems fun. In fact, it is—it’s the way how you define fun. I became one a few years ago due to the deep interest and requirement of the subject. Most of us are unhappy and … Continue reading Life Of A Happiness And Mental Health Coach
I am not interested in small talk. I want to talk about atoms, death, aliens, sex, magic, intellect, pain, the meaning of life, happiness, why are we here, where are we going, faraway galaxies, technology, the lies you have told, your deep secrets, my failures, love affairs, childhood, stories, your hopes and dreams, insecurities, fear, … Continue reading This Is What I Like The Most
I have also love South Indian cuisine since childhood and although there are a thousand places to eat in Mumbai, Mani's Lunch Home still is my favorite place to go. When I was in school, the father used to take me here once every month. I used to love eating at this place. The best … Continue reading Revisiting Childhood Memories: Mani’s Lunch Home
This is one place all the citizens of Mumbai have been; since childhood. It's the famous Juhu Beach and it's beautiful. I have been going here since my childhood. My parents used to take me to this place almost every Sunday. What a time it was! Today, I lived the past glory. I visited there … Continue reading Revisiting Childhood Memories: Juhu Beach
Recently, I have been meeting a lot of friends and hearing their life stories. All of them have so much inspiration and struggle in their life. There were challenges and all of that but my life has been quite easy. My life isn’t full of challenges or struggles as such. While so many of my friends … Continue reading Life Has Been Generous, Too Generous
I always keep wondering who is the creator of this entire existence. I am not even sure if I'll get an answer to this question but I have three wishes—for the next version of us—that I want to share with God—the most acceptable creator of the universe. First wish: Each of us gets two-three or multiple … Continue reading If God Is The Creator, I Have 3 Wishes For The Next Version Of Humankind
How many years you got? 25 years. What section? 302. Murder?! Yes. Why? Our family had been exploited since years. I took my revenge, and ended the chapter. Forever. This is one of the many conversations I had today during my visit to South Asia's biggest prison—Yerwada Central Jail. We had been given special permission … Continue reading Lessons From My Trip To Yerwada Central Jail
As far as I remember, Almas is the only girl—after Tina and Leonie—I have troubled the most in school. I was notorious and we used to sit together in standard seven; around 1991. I don't know have happened and one day, I poked a sharp-pointed something in her arm. She cried and cried but I was indifferent. … Continue reading I Found My Forgiveness After 25 Years Of Disrespecting Her
This image from the internet inspired me to write this blog post. It's really strange—and beautiful—how certain images trigger different emotions is us. I had been a lustful man all my life. The only aim was to have a sexual intercourse with all the women I met; mostly on the first date. And guess what? I … Continue reading Lessons From Lust
Hello *****, can I call you that? Agastya is that you?! Yes. After a long time. Yes. Almost 10 years. How are you *****? I am fine Agastya, how the hell are you? Where have you been? I have been to London to look after the queen. What a shitty joke, as usual. Yes, I … Continue reading Tears Don’t Lie: I Cried A Lot That Night
I lost my parents in 2015. Mother was terminally ill at the time of death; in fact, she was in a coma for a month before leaving for her final journey. Although she died—biologically—on 24.03.2015, I saw her dying every moment; right in front of my eyes every day. In the hospital, there was nothing to do … Continue reading A Mother’s Last Three Wishes Before Dying
My friends always keep asking me why I live in the past glory? They’re always surprised by my search for old acquaintances. I don’t have a specific answer but I think that my life is a jigsaw puzzle and trying to its find pieces. All the people I met in the past have one or … Continue reading Why Am I Always Searching Old Friends?
The founder of our school group on WhatsApp initiated a spectacular quiz contest the other day. It was about answering 9 subjective questions. And, as usual, the winner was supposed to get an exciting prize. We were all excited and participated as much as possible. From far it seemed like just another quiz but it … Continue reading The Quiz That Brought Us All Together
Not everyone wants a break in their career and the thought of taking a sabbatical may have never entered your head. But if it has, then do consider the reasons it might benefit you: Shake things up: Frequently people want to break free from a rut they feel they are in. Rather than just taking time … Continue reading The Case Of My 4-Year-Long Sabbatical
I loved Hot Wheels as a child. I guess, all the kids of 1990s had the same feeling. I remember that I used to get one—from mother—each time I passed a school examination. I used to play with them for hours together and still have most of them with me. I was such a passionate car-monger … Continue reading Revisiting Childhood Memories: Fleet Of Passion
Mother was in a coma for one month; before passing away in 2015. She was suffering from low blood pressure that made her sleep so long. She was on the ventilator and the doctor, in fact, no one, was sure if she could ever come back and become like before. Even if she was to … Continue reading The Toughest Decision Of My Life
I found this in my housing society compound the other day. I couldn't resist clicking a photograph of this. It took me 30 years behind in a time where I was the pilot of many such paper airplanes. All the childhood memories have flashed in front of me; like a film one after another. I … Continue reading My First Flight As A Pilot
Success means different things to different people. There are tons of definitions available out there but my definition is simple and crazy. Success for me is: When my five senses are working. When I don't have to wear formal dress to the office or follow a dress code for a meeting. When I purchase and … Continue reading My Definition Of Success
After a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious school life, I chose to go to a college that is radical and mainly, far from my home; and all the tapori school friends. I had to get out of that well and explore a different universe. Luckily, I got a good percentage; at least I thought so. I was lucky to … Continue reading Remembering College Days—18 Years Later
My parents died, expired or as I say left their physical bodies in 2015. The last two months that I spent in the hospital were the best lessons for me. I had a sense that they're dying but little I knew that their last days would teach me some of the best lessons in life. … Continue reading My Parents’ Death Was My Best Teacher
A good school is the best gift that parents can give to their children. My parents also gave me this gift and I was admitted to Holy Cross High School in the early 1980s. I don't remember the exact year but I remember all the fun. I attended KG to grade 10th in this school … Continue reading Remembering School Days—22 Years Later
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality. At a tender age of 5, I loved Disney’s cartoon that came on the television. I had a flair and inspiration to become a computer graphic artist since then. There was … Continue reading Life In An Animation Studio!
I was just wondering whether education just means a degree or as per Swami Vivekananda, far deeper concept? Someone said that this is not right but I think I want to ask people that is this what your education that has taught? That education means a degree? It’s enlightenment, not degree. Soon, you'll make terms … Continue reading I Am Confused