Saturday-Pentacle – Week 17 – 2017

Saturday-Pentacle, Week 17 Issue

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Recent update: As the main purpose of this exclusive mailer is to provide quality reading and content, hence after reading your feedbacks and doing my own analysis, I’ve removed a few sections and cleared out some clutter from Saturday-Pentacle. Because it’s all about mindfulness and minimalism.

I’ll keep on shuffling the current sections as and when it will feel relevant.

Be well,
Himanshu

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App I’m enjoying using –

Snapseed By Google Inc.

This app is google’s answer to Adobe Photoshop app. You can do most of the pro stuff which was only possible in Adobe Photoshop only. I’ve been using this app from past few months and I can tell you this app is amazing with speed, the accuracy of colour and the amazing filters. It can also do cross layer image composition like you see in any professionally composed photograph, where two photographs are merged to create an amazing piece of art. This is just one feature, there are many many more features.

This app is developed by Nik Software which was acquired by Google in 2012, after some time of launching Google+.

Just in case if I got you curious, you can go check out this app –


My most popular Instagram post recently

Traveller’s Suitcase!

The other day I entered inorbit and saw this ginormous traveller’s suitcase. Looked like a suitcase from my dreams, after I’ve travelled the world.


Article(s) I’m enjoying (and pondering)

The Italian Winemakers’ Cult – Do you love wine? Or are curious about wines? Well, then this article is like a candy story for the small kid in you.

This article also talks about the Biodynamic Winemaking and the Biodynamic process of making anything in general. The main motto of this biodynamic processing is to make whatever quantity is required and produce no waste. I’m really really fascinated by the cult group of winemakers in countryside Italy. This article is actually from a travel journalist Danielle Pergament of The New York Times, so it’s a goodness mix of wine and travelling. Go taste some by reading this article and make your weekend good.


What I’m reading/watching/listening to

6 Minutes in Japan: Tokyo & Kyoto – 4k – A really visual tour of Japan in 6 minutes in super high 4k quality. This video is delicious.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – As the article of today is about good wine, so quoting Homer today on wine.

“[I]t is the wine that leads me on,
the wild wine
that sets the wisest man to sing
at the top of his lungs,
laugh like a fool – it drives the
man to dancing… it even
tempts him to blurt out stories
better never told.”

― Homer, The Odyssey


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 16 – 2017

Saturday-Pentacle, Week 16 Issue

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Recent update: As the main purpose of this exclusive mailer is to provide quality reading and content, hence after reading your feedbacks and doing my own analysis, I’ve removed a few sections and cleared out some clutter from Saturday-Pentacle. Because it’s all about mindfulness and minimalism.

I’ll keep on shuffling the current sections as and when it will feel relevant.

Be well,
Himanshu

PS. – I’m on Instagram


Special Announcement!

Happy Earth Day!

Yesterday (22nd April) was Earth Day! Did you do anything to make Mother Earth a better place?

This week I would like to ask you for an act of green and take action so that our coming generations aren’t affected due to our non-action towards healing and refuelling Mother Earth.

From the actions of Billions of people connected on earthday.org, together we’ve reached 2,023,369,573 Acts of Green. That’s just over 2 Billion. Let’s reach towards the 3 Billion mark.

Here are a few things we can do for our Mother Earth –

Hope you’ll do an act of green and make yourself more aware of the climate change and support our planet needs in this time.

Now back to this week’s Saturday-Pentacle issue.


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App I’m enjoying using –

Calm: Meditation to Relax, Focus & Sleep Better.

I’ve been using this app to help myself be more mindful. Earlier I’ve mentioned about Headspace app as well, however, this app is also my routine app along with Headspace. As I keep alternating between these two to break the monotony.

If you want to become more aware of yourself and be more mindful about your decisions in life, meditation is a great place to start and this app is a great stepping stone.

Just in case if I got you curious, you can go check out this app –


My most popular Instagram post recently

The old rustic setup

In the modern culinary shop, this old rustic setup works magic.

In the modern culinary shop this old rustic setup works magic. . #lines #circles #shapes #rustic #restaurant

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Article(s) I’m enjoying (and pondering)

Earth Day special Article

  1. Banning Disposable plastic in New Delhi – As of the first of this year, the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi has begun implementing a ban on disposable plastic to help decrease pollution within the city and ultimately the planet. According to the National Green Tribunal (NGT), cutlery, bags, cups, and various forms of single-use plastic are now prohibited from use in the NCT. Great first step by NCT of Delhi!
  2.  How A Love Of Nature Makes Your Kid Smarter, More Creative, And Less Distracted – An Interesting article suggesting rightly that we should direct our kids towards outdoors and let them start their beautiful relationship with Mother Nature.
    An interesting book reference from the article.  Last Child In The Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder.

What I’m reading/watching/listening to

This week I would like to share a TEDxAmsterdam talk with you. In this talk, Wim Hof shows his capability of withstanding Extreme cold. It’s just mind boggling.

Wim Hof is a Dutch world record holder, adventurer and daredevil, commonly nicknamed the Iceman for his ability to withstand extreme coldness. He holds nine world records including a world record for longest ice bath.Interested in learning this technique yourself? Go and learn the

Interested in learning this technique yourself? Go and learn the Wim Hof Method.


Quote I’m pondering on lately –

“Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.”

― Alan Watts


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 15 – 2017

Saturday-Pentacle, Week 15 Issue

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Recent update: As the main purpose of this exclusive mailer is to provide quality reading and content, hence after reading your feedbacks and doing my own analysis, I’ve removed a few sections and cleared out some clutter from Saturday-Pentacle. Because it’s all about mindfulness and minimalism.

I’ll keep on shuffling the current sections as and when it will feel relevant.

Be well,
Himanshu

PS. – I’m on Instagram


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App I’m enjoying using –

Nike+ Run Club app by Nike – Oh boy! This is the app which helped me start with running. Believe it or not, till date I am using it for training programs and run tracking.

This app has come a long long way. It has training programs to start you up with running or if you are a runner already and want to improve upon your performance, they have got your back for everything. Beginner, intermediate to Advance, they have all sort of training programs built right in this app. The best part? It’s the Nike+ running community. It’s amazing how you feel competitive with this community. You can post pictures of your run on your feed and like everyone else’s run posts and comment just like a social media platform. But unlike other social media communities, NRC community is an action devising community, they charge you up and inspire to run more.

In case you are just starting up, just start a beginner program with this app and go as it says, you’ll do your first 5Kms in a month. I’ve been there and have done that, so you can trust me on this one.

In case I got you curious about running, you can go check out this app –

Pss…. Here’s a post I wrote almost 2 years back – ‘Story of my first half marathon’ where I have provided more in-depth and on training information about this app. You may find it more helpful.


My most popular Instagram post recently

The Green Train

In between the motion called travelling, i feel alive.

In between the motion called travelling, I feel alive.⠀ #lovetrains⠀ #mumbai⠀ #travel⠀ #greenish

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Article(s) I’m enjoying (and pondering)

1.

10 Tiny Steps to Create Your Tiny Wardrobe

This is an amazing actionable article from Courtney Carver of bemorewithless.com, she got recognition from her lifestyle design blog and the project 333.

What is project 333 you ask?

Project 333 is the minimalist fashion challenge that invites you to dress with 33 items or less for 3 months. Basically, it will help you unclutter your wardrobe and your eventually your life. So go check out this article and project 333 (the link is above).

2.

Well, I can’t resist myself from sharing another article for this Pentacle issue, which is a bit geeky sounding and long form but hell yes, it’s an amazing article about our brain.

The empty brain

For more than half a century now, psychologists, linguists, neuroscientists and other experts on human behaviour have been asserting that the human brain works like a computer. But It doesn’t and this article is a great explanation. Go check it out.


What I’m reading/watching/listening to

A few days ago, suddenly I stumbled upon this TEDx talk on YouTube. To my humble surprise, it was a talk by Ms. Meena Barot, my run club buddy (from the Navi Mumbai Runners) and a consultant Faculty at ITM college, Kharghar (Navi Mumbai, India). It just gave me immense pleasure that she could tell her story on a TEDx talk and I could feel the emotion of her story. She is awe inspiring. Just see the video. Great to know her.

As she said in the end. “Maktub” …It is written.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – Today’s quote is also from Ms. Meena’s TEDx Talk, in fact a little extended version.

“To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only real obligation and when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 14 – 2017

Saturday-Pentacle, Week 14 Issue

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Recent update: As the main purpose of this exclusive mailer is to provide quality reading and content, hence after reading your feedbacks and doing my own analysis, I’ve removed a few sections and cleared out some clutter from Saturday-Pentacle. Because it’s all about mindfulness and minimalism.

I’ll keep on shuffling the current sections as and when it will feel relevant.

Be well,
Himanshu

PS. – I’m on Instagram


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Product I’m enjoying using –

IFTTT (If this then that) – This week is also an online service instead of a physical product. I’ve been using it from past several years.

IFTTT – This is the best tool available if you want to automate your online presence. You can connect your social accounts and do posting automagically. For example – If you post on Facebook but then manually post the same thing on Twitter, so you can create an IFTTT applet which will automatically keep looking for your new Facebook posts and as soon as you make one it will automatically shorten it according to Twitter and post it there as well. You can connect zillion of apps and sites. Even you can light your wifi connected light bulbs as soon as you enter a nearby proximity to your home. Isn’t that amazing?


My most popular Instagram post recently

Light of the Church!

As I went inside the shrine the atmosphere around me changed, from the high light of the afternoon sun, it became an ambient dying yellow.

Body literally felt the transition from scorching heat to a soothing feel. Then with the whispering sounds of the prayers, my mind came to peace.


Article I’m enjoying (and pondering)

How To Have An Ex-Wife – A very interesting though a little personal article. Loved how he still has his best friend in her ex-wife. But the best part is his missing of her nightmares when she would want his embrace after waking up from one in the death of the night. Don’t read if you feel stigmatic by the word marriage, divorce or ex-wife.


What I’m reading/watching/listening to

I’ve been listening to this song on repeat over this past week – Ember by SkylightVision (a Pune, India based band).

I was introduced to this track by a close friend of mine. Even though the feel of this song is a little gloomy. But it kinda struck that chord.


Quote I’m pondering on lately –

“There is no happiness. There is only concentration.”

― Al Pacino


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Q&A Tuesday – 1

Introducing Q&A Tuesday!

In this section, I answer a few questions received from the audience every Tuesday. Presenting –

Q&A Tuesday – 1

Q&A Tuesday

Question is the new answer! Please enjoy and don’t forget to ask questions!

Transcript from the podcast –

Today I’m so excited to introduce a new section on the Podcast – Q&A Tuesday. So every Tuesday I’ll be answering a few questions sent by you guys. So this is the first of the many Q&A Tuesdays to come. I’ve selected two questions which I felt relevant to answer in this Q&A.

So I’ll just read these questions one by one and try to answer them as good as I can.

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 13 – 2017

Saturday-Pentacle, Week 13 Issue

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New this week: As the main purpose of this exclusive mailer is to provide quality reading and content, hence after reading your feedbacks and doing my own analysis, I’ve removed a few sections and cleared out some clutter from Saturday-Pentacle. Because it’s all about mindfulness and minimalism.

I’ll keep on shuffling the current sections as and when it will feel relevant.

Be well,
Himanshu

Read till the end for something exciting.
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Product I’m enjoying using –

Perfios – This is not a physical product but an online service, which I’ve been using from past 4 years to manage my personal finances. You can connect it to your accounts (bank account, credit cards, loan accounts etc) and it will show you all your assets and liabilities on a polished dashboard plus there is a lot more. If you are wondering about the security, they have bank level security and encryptions. Try it out, I’m sure you’ll love it.


My most popular Instagram post recently

Sky of Sarnath!

It was dusk. Sky of Sarnath was mysteriously calm, like the calming face of Buddha. One wouldn’t know if they should be in awe of that calmness or should they think they are dreaming.


Article I’m enjoying (and pondering)

Notes to a born self – This advise by Kamal Ravikant to his born self is the motivation you’ll need today.


What I’m reading/watching/listening to

The Old Man and the Sea – I’m reading this book again. Whenever I feel drifting away from the course, I come back to this Novella. This book is made up of the idea of redefining success and victory. It’s simple but profound and yes it will expand your vocabulary to a great extent. I bet.

 


Quote I’m pondering on lately –

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

― James Baldwin


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

A couple things I could use your help with:

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