Saturday-Pentacle – Week 12 – 2017

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 12 – 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! 


Product I’m enjoying using –

RRUNN handheld bottle by Unived

RRUNN Handheld | Photograph by Himanshu Sachdeva

I got this amazing product in January 2017 as a contest win prize right after SCMM 2017. I wanted to use it immediately, but due to work commitment and travelling, my running routine took a back seat for many weeks. But last Sunday I got to test this handheld bottle on my Parsik Hill run. I’m just loving this bottle because to its sports friendliness. Few features which a runner would want –

  • Light weight design
  • Firm grip – Makes it really comfortable and utilitarian while running
  • BPA Free – Meaning it doesn’t contain any cancer causing chemical which is usually found in plastic bottles
  • Suck Lock – This bottle has a suck lock seal, meaning you have to suck the top of it to sip the water. As soon as you release the suck there is a rubber seal which locks the bottle from inside, that way water doesn’t come out, even if you put the bottle upside down. Cool concept and really handy if you are a sports person.

Kudos to Unived again for this amazing product. If you are an athlete or a sports person then I think you will love this bottle. At the price point of Rs. 250/- (just under $4) it’s a steal. Click the picture above if you want to buy one. (I don’t have any affiliation with Unived however this is just some love pouring in for a good product)

My most popular Instagram post recently

Official Guinness world record attempt for world’s tallest Sand Castle

Fortunately, I took this picture on the same day when Sudarsan Pattnaik created a world record at Puri Beach on Saturday, 11th Feb 2017 by building a sand castle 48 feet and 8 inches tall. He broke the record of 45 feet and 10 inches sand castle which was created in the USA. I just feel great to have witnessed this amazing Sand Castle and this world record attempt event.

Article I’m enjoying (and pondering)

Commercialism in Music Is Totally Justified

A great article putting some like on commercialism in Music while putting some light on the career of Justin Timberlake. I loved the line from this article –

The artistic merit of work that experiences commercial success is not diminished by its profitability.

What I’m reading/watching/listening to — This past week the below video made me think how social media can be brought to good use by influencers. When few YouTube stars teamed up with a Hollywood star, Ben Stiller to raise a million dollars for a famine which is currently happening in Somalia. They did it successfully. Their fundraising story is amazing along with the fact how Jerome got to know about the situation in Somalia, just watch the video.

WE HAVE 10 DAYS TO GET A MILLION DOLLAR$

Pssss- 02:55 That Ben Stiller laugh!… Priceless!

Quote I’m pondering on lately –

“The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.”

― Jalaluddin Rumi

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

– Himanshu


My last Sunday run vlog –


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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 11 – 2017

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 11 – 2017

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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.

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Post of the week –

How to become mindful?

Episode no. 6 of my podcast show is up.

In this episode of my podcast show, I share my perspective on mindfulness and how to train your mind to become more mindful and aware. I also share a few tools which help me practice mindfulness.

If you like my show, it would be great if you can review it on my iTunes Podcast page here.

My most popular Instagram post recently

The sun dial!

This marvellous piece of art and science just amazed me in The Konark temple in Orissa, the guide told us how precise it can tell time by sun’s position and the shadows it drops!

Article I’m enjoying (and pondering)

It’s Been 10 Years Since You Were Named TIME’s Person of the Year

Time 2016 Person of the year – You Picture – Time.com

I stumbled upon this time article, through which I got to know that Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ 2006 was … Me!

I’m not kidding. Indeed it was us the common people.

It was dedicated to all the common people who had influenced the news all through that year! This sounds pretty quirky but it’s sort of genius.

Moment of eureka!




What I’m reading/watching/listening to — Black Mirror

I’m in awe of this series. I’m binge watching this on Netflix. It’s a compilation of films based on future, including technology, humans and their collision somewhere in between. First episode of the season 3 (Nosedive) made me horrified about the future of social media. Must watch series if you follow my taste.

Quote I’m pondering on lately –

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.”

― William Penn

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

– Himanshu


Travel Travel Travel! How I miss you!! Hopefully, we will meet again soon!

‘Traveling Pants’ Photo by Himanshu Sachdeva


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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.

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How to become mindful?

Podcast Episode 6 is now live!

Picture – Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/@afonsocoutinhoo]

In this episode of my podcast show, I share my perspective on mindfulness and how to train your mind to become more mindful and aware. I also share a few tools to help me practice mindfulness.

Transcript of the podcast –

How to become mindful?

In past couple of years as a grew as a person, I found myself always coming back to one thing which eventually has now become a part of my lifestyle and that is being mindful.

Continue reading

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 10 – 2017

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 10 – 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.

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Post of the week –

3 Tools to increase the daily productivity

Episode no. 5 of my podcast show is up.

In this episode of the show, I share 3 tools I use to increase my productivity throughout the day and how I make use of a workflow to make the best out of these apps and my time. Please enjoy!

If you like my show, it would be great if you can review it on my iTunes Podcast page here.

My most popular Instagram post recently — Chandelier!

I took this photo set while my trip to Goa this past weekend. We were staying at the Premier Inn. The property was beautiful and these Chandeliers were icing on the cake.

Article I’m enjoying (and pondering)

There Are No Tariffs on Coffee. Care to Guess Why?

Interesting article explaining why Coffee trade is not restricted in America. But who know’s what happens in the coming future.

What I’m reading/watching/listening to — These two songs are running back to back on my iPhone from past week.

  • The Chainsmokers – Paris – This song has a different kind of feeling. Feeling of being in love. Listen it once and I bet you’ll listen to it endless times.

  • Ed Sheeran – Shape of You

Quote I’m pondering on lately – Remembering Maya Angelou again for the quote of the week!

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

― Maya Angelou

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

– Himanshu


Launching my artist Page on Facebook. Check it out by clicking the picture below.

Why is it required you say? Cause I want to keep my personal Facebook and my artwork Facebook separate. I know it sounds like a lot of work, but it’s better for the long term. So please check it out and give it a Thumbs-up. 👍

‘Create Magic’ Picture – by Himanshu Sachdeva


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3 Tools to increase the daily productivity

Podcast Episode 5 is now live!

Picture – Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/@bramnaus]

In this episode of the show, I share 3 tools I use to increase my productivity throughout the day and how I make use of a workflow to make the best out of these apps and my time.

Please enjoy and don’t forget to share it your socials.

3 Tools mentioned in the podcasts for your ready reference –

  1. Todoist* – Sign up here.

  2. Evernote* – Sign up here.

  3. Slack* – Sign up here.

* – All logos above are respective company’s trademark.

I’ll be adding specific workflow blog posts with more screenshot specific to these apps in my upcoming posts. So keep tuned in.

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.

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 9 – 2017

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 9 – 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.

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Recent Purchase I’m really enjoying –

Picture – Mi Website

USB Reading light from Mi

This is an amazing piece of tech from Mi. This is the best reading light under Rs. 250 in my opinion. Just plug it in your computer’s USB slot and you are good to go without disturbing your family while working on your laptop in the night. It has 5 light intensity modes. Worth every penny.

 

My most popular Instagram post recently — Paradise Island!

I took this picture a few months back on a visit to Madh Island, I love the way this picture portraits a sliver of heaven.

Article I’m enjoying (and pondering)

How Facebook Is Transforming Disaster Response

A very interesting read from my November 2016 reading list. Facebook, having an audience of more than Billion people, can now turn disaster response into a wildfire with the help of notifications on the app on users’ phones.

What I’m reading/watching/listening to

Picture – IMDB

The White Helmets

I found this 40 minutes long documentary in my Netflix suggestions and I’m glad i found it. This is a documentary on The Syrian Civil Defense Force, also known as the White Helmets. This organisation is working in the war facing country Syria and are the first people to help/respond post an air strike or a land attack. They have saved more thousands of war victims, seen so many death but saved so many people. They are the true living heroes of this world we are living in. Even thought this film shook me to my core when I saw how Khaled (One of The White Helmets who died on 11th Aug 2016 during an air strike) saved a 10-day-old baby from the rubble of a collapsed building in 2014. The moment became known as the “miracle baby” rescue after the scene was caught on camera and went viral.

If you just have just 1 min, watch this video. You’ll get the hint of what I’m talking about.

A Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

― William Shakespeare

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

– Himanshu


A picture from my recent trip to Goa.


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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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.