Saturday-Pentacle – Week 4 – 2018

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Post of the week –

Owly

This is a twitter client app. One of the best I’ve used till now. It’s not like your normal twitter client. It mainly focuses on decluttering your feed by showing almost 1 or 2 posts at once on the screen. Pictures are larger and fonts are totally customizable. Made me use Twitter more than before and in an amazingly productive way.

Curious?

Here is the android download link. Unfortunately, it’s not available for iOS yet.


My most popular Instagram post recently

Photo No.5 from the #projectrajasthan
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Behind the scenes of photo no. 2 ‘Hawamahal Front’.

Click the picture below to read the entire story.

Photo No.5 . Behind the scenes of photo no. 2 'Hawamahal Front'. . To get the amazing full frontal Hawamahal shot (at least I think it is amazing). I checked with the locals and got to know about a spot across the street. It was on a rusty rooftop and to reach there you had to climb 3 different flights of stairs and go through a few narrow alleys and then a café. . I felt an adventurous joy in reaching that spot. . I went across the street. Climbed the first flight of stairs. Stairs weren't well lit. But as soon as i went inside, it was an interestingly lit abonandoned but not so poorly lit arrangement which looked like a praying spot to me. (1st photo). With aesthetically soothing color scheme and a few plants still green. . Inside the closed prayer house there was a mechanised instrument which had dhol (drums and bells attached with two motorized sticks. (2nd photo). It reminded me of an instrument from my childhood, which used to play in the temples (A big mechanised band, which used to play an intense tune with bells and drums. It sounded like Dhing dhing dhing… Dhing dhing dhing). . I was lost in nostalgia when i heard 'Kidhar ja rahe ho Babu' (where are you going sir?) and i came back from thoughts to find a tea server right behind me. Hawamahal ka photo lene ja raha hun, uppar kaise jate hai? (I'm going to take the picture of Hawamahal, how should I go up?) I asked. He pointed me towards a narrow stairway going up. (3rd and 4th photo) . Then i reached the 2nd floor which was so narrow that it was almost not there. But from there I could see The Tattoo Café, which I had to cross to reach the spot. . I took the third sketchy flight of stairs which opened inside the café (5th photo), where I had to go from left and all the way to the right to reach the glass door end. That door was the only thing left now between me and that spot. . I asked the three gentlemen sitting there if i can use the door to reach there and they generously said yes. I crossed it and reached the rusty rooftop (6th photo). I took a breath and then looked right to see a bustling street below (7th photo). And then there it was. . The majestic 'Hawamahal front'. (8th photo) . .  #story

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Movie I’m really excited for —

Lady Bird – I got to know about this movie when I was recently watching The Graham Norton show on Comedy Central (Don’t kill me I watch TV sometimes). Saoirse Ronan who is an Irish actress came as a guest on the show and I was surprised to see here wit. Quite a lot for a 23 years old girl.

But Damn! She is nominated for the Best Actress Oscars for this movie (Total 5 nomination including Best Actress and Best Picture). It’s the kind of a low budget which takes life on its own.

Plot of the movie (taken from Google) – An outspoken teen must navigate a loving but turbulent relationship with her strong-willed mother over the course of an eventful and poignant senior year of high school.

Looking forward to watch this one in the comings days. Here is the trailer to get your curious –


What am I listening to 

Winter Calm – Another amazing gem from Majestic Casual.

P.S.: It’s a 1-hour playlist. Amazing to write on to.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – A yoga quote for this week. Inspired by an Instagram post.

“Yoga is when every cell of the body sings the song of the soul.”

— B. K. S. Iyenger, January 1986


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 3 – 2018

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Interesting fact of the week –

Common Swift (The Bird)

Recently I went on a trail walk at a place which was a bird sanctuary. It was my first exposure to the amazing world of Birds. We had a great Zoology student accompanying us, who knew a lot about birds.

Learned a lot about many birds including Common Swift (which is pictured above), Purple Sunbird, Common Kingfisher, Jungle Crow and many more. Common Swift was one of them which caught my interest. When I got home I search it on the internet and found out that it spends almost all of its life flying. Physically it is shaped like a boomerang.

Except when nesting, swifts spend their lives in the air, living on the insects caught in flight; they drink, feed, and often mate and sleep on the wing. Some individuals go 10 months without landing. No other bird spends as much of its life in flight. Their maximum horizontal flying speed is 111.6 km/h. Over a lifetime they can cover millions of kilometres.

How crazy is that, they do everything in flight. I can just imagine! Mating while flying? That’s nuts.


Most popular Instagram post recently

Mirrors
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3rd photograph reflects a mirror work inside a cavity of Hawamahal. This mirror amazingly reflects the colorful windows from the iconic front.


Interview I’m enjoying (and pondering)

Master Delegation as an Artist – Great to see Sara Dietschy Interviewing Gary Vaynerchuk and talking about mastering delegation as an artist and a creative and much more. Loved this interview.


What am I listening —

Interstellar – I’ve been listening to this Ambient mix Lately and it’s awesome.

Pro-Tip – Put a good headphone and turn off the lights and press play.

Dive into a different world. Or rather should say different Star.


Quote I’m pondering on lately –

“Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.”

— Seneca


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 2 – 2018

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App of the week –

Microsoft SMS Organizer – Clean, Blocker, Reminders & Backup

Found this tiny little app from Microsoft’s new initiative Garage. This app is made by a Hyderabad based team of Microsoft and is mainly made keeping Indian users in mind.

This app automatically separates promotional messages, OTP messages and personal messages etc. As a bonus feature it also makes your transactional messages gorgeous. If you get any sms stating your bank account balance or credit card bill details. It puts them into a separate screen and you can do a fingerprint authentication to reach there and quickly check your balance and to see last date of your credit card bill.

It works 70-80% better than other similar type of apps. Looking forward to use it more.

Here is the android download link. Unfortunately it’s not available for iOS yet.


My most popular Instagram post recently

Mr. Bhajan Lal Bhatt
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This 4th photograph is of an old puppet show artisan.
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He showed us a great puppet (kathputli) show inside Hawamahal. Such a nice guy that I naturally talked to him and his kin as they were sitting playing dholki drums there. Got to know, that Bhajan Lal is doing these shows from almost past 5 decades.
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He entertained Kings, the democrats, the public, all of them. He said he used to travel a lot in his young days, he had traveled to most of the Indian states and big cities including Mumbai.
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I asked his kin don’t he want to do anything else than doing this puppet show. He said no, it’s their legacy. That is what they are known for. I couldn’t say anything but admire.
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If you go to Hawamahal don’t forget to see this puppet show, you’ll help save historic legacy too.

Mr. Bhajan Lal Bhatt . This 4th photograph is of an old puppet show artisan. . He showed us a great puppet (kathputli) show inside Hawamahal. Such a nice guy that I naturally talked to him and his kin as they were sitting playing dholki drums there. Got to know, that Bhajan Lal is doing these shows from almost past 5 decades. . He entertained Kings, the democrats, the public, all of them. He said he used to travel a lot in his young days, he had traveled to most of the Indian states and big cities including Mumbai. . I asked his kin don't he want to do anything else than doing this puppet show. He said no, it's their legacy. That is what they are known for. I couldn't say anything but admire. . If you go to Hawamahal don't forget to see this puppet show, you'll help save historic legacy too. . . #jaipur #hawamahal #puppetshow #rajasthan #projectrajasthan #travel #india #wander #people #portraits

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Interesting article I read

How successful entrepreneurs balance Family & Entrepreneurship – A good insightful article. If you are an entrepreneur or not. This article definately fills you up with some good insight about a few successful entrepreneurs life and also few personal insights from the author about how he balance his work and life.


What am I watching —

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – My recent binge watch series. A woman named Mrs. Maisel get divorced and then do what his estranged husband couldn’t successfully do. Stand up comedy. Amazing and curious tale of Mrs. Maisel.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – Re-quoting Samuel Beckett. Because it inflects what I’m going through right now. Try, Fail, Try again.

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

— Samuel Beckett


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 1 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle, Week 1 Issue

This is 2018 and this is the first edition of Saturday-Pentacle for this year. I hope you all are doing awesome.

I finally was able to publish my new year resolutions post. That’s the first point in the today’s edition. Give it a read.

I’m sure you guys might have made some resolution last year, did you meet your goals? Have you created any new resolutions for 2018? Please comment on this post or reply me directly to let me know.

Wish you a great and healthy year.

Be well
Himanshu


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Post of the week –

New year resolutions – 2018

Finally, I was able to list down my new year resolutions for 2018 and put up a report on the last year’s resolutions. Click the photo or link above to read the post.


My most popular Instagram post recently

Hawamahal front
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2nd picture from this series is also the iconic Hawamahal. The front.
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This iconic Architecture includes so many doors which consists colorful windows accessible from inside.
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This structure is so massive and lacking a superwide lense, I had to go in the front street and climb a flight of stairs to reach a rooftop cafe (tattoo café i think) to take this photograph. It was an exciting adventure to get this shot.


Interview I’m enjoying (and pondering)

Why habits matter – I found this interesting interview through one of my favourite authors ‘James Clear‘. In this interview, James sits to talk with Tech entrepreneur Nir Eyal to talk about habits (the good ones) and why they matter.


What am I watching —

StartUp– I’ve been binge watching this series from 2016 on Amazon Prime Video. It’s high octane action drama involving startup, organized crime, drugs and gangs. All the elements which can raise your heartbeat if strike the right chord. This show certainly did. Here is the trailer to get you started.


Quote I’m pondering on lately –

“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”

— MARCUS AURELIUS


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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New year resolutions – 2018

Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash

Making new year resolutions has now become a habit, which I want to keep on cultivating because it helps me move in the right direction throughout the year. I tend to go back each month to this resolution list and see my progress. It is an interesting and forward-moving process.

2017 is over and a new year (2018) is here. For this year’s new year resolutions list, I’m putting in a few fresh resolutions and keeping a few from the last year. Why carry on with the old ones you say? It is because now I’ve started to know myself better than before and what keeps me happy and content.

For some people, new year resolutions are some things from which they want to break out, like a bad habit. For some, it is something new which they want to learn or do. For me it has all three, break out of something which I don’t actually like, learn something new and do something which I’m carrying forward from last year’s resolution list and haven’t yet completed.

Here you go.

New year resolutions – 2018

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