Saturday-Pentacle – Week 8 – 2017

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 8 – 2017

Greetings my internet friends,

Here are some popular links, thoughts, and articles for today’s “Saturday-Pentacle” e-mail newsletter. This is a free newsletter and goes out every Saturday only for my subscribed readers.

Enjoy! 


Recent Purchase I’m really enjoying –

Ahuja Lapel Microphone

This is an amazing Tie clip collar microphone. As I’m leaning more into recording pro audio, this mic is becoming my go to mic. The build quality of this mic is really sturdy and wire length is also really good. Plus this mic can directly go to my Nikon DSLR and provide a great clean Mono audio. I’ve linked the amazon link here, just click the picture to the left, if you’re interested in buying one.

Picture – Himanshu Sachdeva

 

My most popular Instagram post recently — Baycity Lights!

I love how beautiful the nights are in Bombay. Even the traffic looks beautiful with some Bokeh.

Article I’m enjoying (and pondering) — I recently stumbled upon FEE.org via Mike Rowe’s podcast – The way I heard it with Mike Rowe and since then I’m really enjoying the long form articles from FEE.org. This is the latest one I read and found it really interesting.

The Benefits and Perils of Being Self-Employed

If you are starting up in your entrepreneurial efforts or thinking about it, this article is a must read.

What I’m reading/watching/listening to

Picture – IMDB

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

This is a fascinating documentary series that explores how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. Host of this docu-series is Neil deGrasse Tyson (Ph.D.), I am loving is curious but awkward presentation of the Cosmos.

 

A Quote I’m pondering on lately – Today’s quote is also inspired from above docu-series and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

– Himanshu


Some greens for your eyes. I clicked it a few days back.

Picture – Himanshu Sachdeva


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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 7 – 2017

 

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 7 – 2017

Greetings my internet friends,

Here are some popular links, thoughts, and articles for today’s “Saturday-Pentacle” e-mail newsletter. This is a free newsletter and goes out every Saturday only for my subscribed readers.

Enjoy! 


Post of the week – Well! This one is a poem written by me about 4 years ago.

Rosetta stone!

This poem re-emphasizes my belief that sometimes you don’t write a poem (or any work of art, for that matter), it gets written through you.

My most popular Instagram post recentlyMargarita

A good Margarita is a result of mixing in the well-diversified spirits and shaking it for quite a long time in a small Cask. Same is life; when you want something great, you put all the right ingredients, put all the hard work. You’ll get the Margarita you would want.

Article I’m enjoying (and pondering) — An interesting perspective on College by Tyler Curtis

Is College Even Worth It? There’s Every Reason for Doubt

For a non-engineering but more critical student, the answer is abundantly clear: It’s a big ‘No’. What they need to know can be taught more effectively at a lower cost by some other means. Good article.

What I’m reading/watching/listening toTony Robbins: I’m not your Guru

This is an overwhelming documentary on Tony Robbins. Just see how he accumulates his energy before delivering a powerful blasting, on stage entry, it might blow your mind. How he understands and feels the psychology of a fellow human is unbelievable. This documentary is definitely worth a watch if you are looking for even a slight bit of motivation.

Casablanca Movie Review from my last post-

If you want to see emotions depicted perfectly by a man, see Humphrey Bogart’s performance in this Movie. Just flawless. If you want to see the beauty in pure simplicity, watch Ingrid Bergman in this movie. She’s a delight to watch. This movie, in the end, might feel like a lot of emotions, a little hint of post-war life and a graceful sacrifice for love and of love. I would give this movie a 9.5 out of a 10. I cut .5 to not glorifying the killing shot in climax.

 

A Quote I’m pondering on lately – This is a quote I wrote, inspired by a picture of a girl with freckles.

“There is a beauty in the dark spots as well, just you need to sprinkle a hint of light.”

― Himanshu Sachdeva

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

– Himanshu


Another picture from my upcoming video log of recent travel to Odisha (India).


Would you like to get a very short pentacle (5 items) e-mail from me every Saturday with the five coolest things I’ve found that week?

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Try it out for a week! Unsubscribing is easy, and there’s great stuff coming next Saturday.

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Quick endnote – as a few of you guys have told me that emails are not delivering in the Gmail primary inbox and going to promotions tab in your Gmail. I suggest below two pro tips to get my email in your Primary inbox from next time.

  • Add my From email address (himanshu@himanshusachdeva.com) to your Google Contacts list.
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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 6 – 2017

The valentine’s week is reaching the finale. Did you wish your loved one? Did you do anything creative in the process of doing so? Please let me know in the comments below.

Not happy with this post coming on a Monday instead of a Saturday, but better late than sorry. Life happens in between the writing of these blog posts, you know. Anyway!

For now, let’s get to this past week’s updates.


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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 6 – 2017

Greetings my internet friends,

Here are some popular links, thoughts, and articles for today’s “Saturday-Pentacle” e-mail newsletter. This is a free newsletter and goes out every Saturday only for my subscribed readers.

Enjoy! 


Post of the week – Sharing an older post for today, as I was travelling and experiencing new things this past weekend. Nonetheless, the fresh post will come this week. Don’t be surprised if there are two!

Story of my first Half Marathon.

I wrote it in 2015. But whenever I’m off the track from my fitness regime, I open this post and read, it fires me up again to get back on course. So today I saw it again, yeah you guessed it right. Beast mode will be on now for next few months, as my little cheat vacation is over.

My most popular Instagram post recently3 monks

I clicked this picture in Sarnath, which is said to be the place where Buddha gave his first teaching after attaining enlightenment. This picture is special to me, whenever I’m troubled with the hustle of the multiple lives we live, I look at it and it calms me down.

Article I’m enjoying (and pondering)What Is Disruptive Innovation?

Interesting Harvard Business Review article refreshing us on the theory given by Harvard professor Clayton M. Christensen on Disruptive Innovation. I was recently introduced to this theory in a management session I attended. I will unfold a whole new perspective if you try to read it comprehensively. Highly recommended for young entrepreneurs or anyone trying to solve a world problem. The original piece can be found here from January 1995.

What I’m reading/watching/listening toCasablanca

This is a classic black & white movie from 1942! I’ve heard the name of this movie a lot of times before, but never cared to watch. Today while I was en-route to Bombay, I read about this movie in an on flight Magazine. This one is a favourite of many people. So I thought to watch it. It’s a classical drama, based on military, emotions and a tinge of world war 2. For storyline, I’m half way through it, so far so good. Can’t believe they could produce such videography (even if it’s B/W) back in 1942! Such great effort. Will provide you detailed review in next post.

A Quote I’m pondering on lately – Got the reference of the below quote from a great trainer from a recent session I attended.

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”

― Christopher McDougall, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

– Himanshu

P.S.: Did you enter the giveaway from the last week’s post? We are giving away hand crafted Lifestyle Architecture Lab souvenir, to the winner of this contest. There are responses coming. Don’t forget to become a part of this giveaway. Enter on our Facebook Page.


I’m already running late with my SCMM 2017 vlog, but I’ve been working on another 2 vlogs, which will be published in this month only, so stay tuned. A picture credential from my recent travel. Feeling excited?


Would you like to get a very short pentacle (5 items) e-mail from me every Saturday with the five coolest things I’ve found that week?

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Try it out for a week! Unsubscribing is easy, and there’s great stuff coming next Saturday.

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No spam, ever. Only great stuff.

Quick endnote – as a few of you guys have told me that emails are not delivering in the Gmail primary inbox and going to promotions tab in your Gmail. I suggest below two pro tips to get my email in your Primary inbox from next time.

  • Add my From email address (himanshu@himanshusachdeva.com) to your Google Contacts list.
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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 5 – 2017

The month of love is here. How are you doing my friends? I got some fresh stuff for your wandering brains.

Let’s get to it.


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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 5 – 2017

Greetings my internet friends,

Here are some popular links, thoughts, and articles for today’s “Saturday-Pentacle” e-mail newsletter. This is a free newsletter and goes out every Saturday only for my subscribed readers.

Enjoy! 


Post of the weekEvernote 8 iOS review – 5 things that make it useful again – In this episode of my podcast show, I share my brief review on the new major Evernote iOS app update (Evernote 8). The 5 things which make this great app, useful and awesome again.

My most popular Instagram post recentlyThe Cyclist

India doesn’t lack on the cyclists but bike lanes, I share a little perspective on that in this Insta post.

Article I’m enjoying (and pondering)The Case for Wearing Just One Style of Sock

At first, it seemed funny, but when I went deep, it was a lesson for a minimalistic lifestyle hidden inside. A good quick read.

What I’m reading/watching/listening to —YouTube – 8 Camera HACKS in 90 SECONDS!!

I know, I know, I’m sharing the same guy’s stuff again. But man! Peter McKinnon, he has earned it. If you are an aspiring photographer, watch this video and thank me later.

A Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“Inches make champions.”

– Vince Lombardi

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

– Himanshu


Look at the photo below. Looks like a painting right? It isn’t. Any guesses which is this place?


Would you like to get a very short pentacle (5 items) e-mail from me every Saturday with the five coolest things I’ve found that week?

It might include books, music, articles, new hacks/tricks, photographs and last but not the least people.

These “Saturday-Pentacle” emails are only available if you subscribe to my e-mail newsletter. They will not be on the blog or anywhere else. This post is just a teaser to entice you to sign up.

Try it out for a week! Unsubscribing is easy, and there’s great stuff coming next Saturday.

Just submit your email address in the below form or right here –  and you’re set.


No spam, ever. Only great stuff.

Quick endnote – as a few of you guys have told me that emails are not delivering in the Gmail primary inbox and going to promotions tab in your Gmail. I suggest below two pro tips to get my email in your Primary inbox from next time.

  • Add my From email address (himanshu@himanshusachdeva.com) to your Google Contacts list.
    Emails from your Google Contacts always go to their Primary inbox. So go ahead and add me to your contact list.
  • Move your emails to the Primary tab.
    You can teach Gmail where to deliver your messages. When you move one of my emails from Promotions tab to the Primary tab, Gmail asks whether it should always deliver my emails in your primary inbox. So please do that. You can also read more about these Gmail Help instructions.

Evernote 8 iOS review – 5 things that make it useful again

Podcast Episode 4 is now live!

Image Courtsey – Evernote Website

 

In this episode of my podcast show, I share my brief review on the new major Evernote iOS app update (Evernote 8). The 5 things which make this great app, useful and awesome again.

To listen to this audio podcast show, just click the play button at the end of this post.

If you are an iPhone user and want to listen to it in the podcast app, just click the iTunes link below and it will pop right open. If you are an Android user and want to listen to it in any of the podcast apps, just click the Android link below and it will come up with the options.

Twitter Link:

twitter.com/h1m4n5hu

Credits and License:

Background score: 

Smooth Wedding by Andrew Applepie (Germany) – Check out Andrew’s page here – It may just peace you out.