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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How to become mindful?

Podcast Episode 6 is now live!

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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.

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3 Tools to increase the daily productivity

Podcast Episode 5 is now live!

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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.

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Background score: 

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

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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.

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Credits and License:

Background score: 

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

My Morning Routine – 6 Things for an awesome Day

Third podcast episode is live!

In this episode of my podcast show, I share my morning routine. The 6 things which make my day awesome and productive.

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Background score:

Audio License Info: CC BY-NC 4.0

Background score credit – ‘The Electric Amygdala’ by ‘Lion on the Beach’. No direct changes were made to the track expect for fade in-fade out. Link to the original archive is here.

NonCommercial — This audio is used for my non-commercial podcast episode. Please note other episodes which ‘doesn’t contain’ this audio track may or may not be commercial episodes.

SCMM – 2017 | Expo Vlog

8th Jan 2017. Vlog no. 2. SCMM 2017 Expo.

Marathon Expo’s are always fun. I enjoyed this small expedition to Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2017 – Mirchi Expo. Hope you enjoy it too!

Don’t forget to let me know your feedback in comments.

Race Day Vlog coming this weekend.

Credits – Background Music – Andrew Applepie (Germany) – Check out Andrew’s page here – It may just peace you out.

 

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Craving of The Yellow Diary

First video log (vlog) of 2017.

I shot this video in October of 2016. It depicts my small expedition to South Bombay to see my friend Stuart and his Band’s live performance at The Experimental Theatre in NCPA.

Please enjoy and let me know your feedback in comments.

Credits –

  • Live performance – Euphony Official & The yellow diary
  • Background Music – Andrew Applepie (Germany) – Check out Andrew’s page here – It may just peace you out.

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New year resolutions – 2017

Last year I first published a list of my top 10 new year resolutions for the year of 2016. So I’m continuing the tradition, cause it helped me move in the right direction in the last year throughout. I would go back each month to this resolution list and see my progress. It was a fun and productive process.

It’s the new year day today. New hopes, New resolutions and a report of last year’s resolutions. Here you go.

New year resolutions – 2017

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Top 10 most loved posts of 2016

2016 was one of the amazing years of my life. I accomplished better than ever and wrote more than 50 posts (over 60,000 words) in the entire year.

I thought it would be awesome to compile a list of my top 10 most loved posts of 2016. For one reason or another, the posts below are the ones that generated the most views, shares, comments, and emails.

Hope you enjoy and find something useful inside like I did while writing them.

Top 10 most loved posts of 2016

  1. Benares Travelogue (Day 1, Day – 1 Cont., Day 2, Day 2 Cont., Day 3, Day 4)
    I thought this travelogue is the one which will steal the show and it did. This is the most loved post of the year 2016 (in overall reader engagement). This travelogue is really close to my heart and the one where I put a lot of efforts.
  2. How this amazing medium helped me read more than 9 hours a week?
    This one is a post about audio books and podcasts. The second most viewed and shared posts of my blog in the year 2016.
  3. Story of my first Half Marathon
    This post literally shares the story of my first half marathon, ever. The story, learnings and the experience. This one stands 3rd in the overall engagement ranking.
  4. Why you should not give a shit about voices which don’t matter!
    This is the second podcast episode of my show – ‘Experiments of The Lifestyle Architecture Lab’. It really boomed my iTunes rank in past 2-3 months. Stands with 300+ downloads overall (iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio and SoundCloud). I’m really excited for this. 2017 gonna be a year of audio (and maybe video too).
  5. Looking back (An annual review – 2015) – (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)
    This post is my last year’s annual review. I’m looking forward to this year’s Annual review too. 2016 review gonna be published on 1st Jan 2017 (tomorrow).
  6. Resistance
    This post was a challenge post by a publication called ‘The Coffeelicious‘ on Medium. We were given the challenge to write a post after seeing a particular picture. I really enjoyed writing this post. It was loved on Medium too, though it didn’t make the cut in the challenge podium.
  7. Rosetta stone!
    This one is an old post but this one was loved by my readers this year as well. This is actually a poem. A critical one. On love! the hard part of love.
  8. Product Review – Puma ignite Running Shoes
    This post is my first ever video review of anything. This one is particularly on the Puma ignite shoe. If you are into running and running shoes fascinate you, you’ll cherish it.
  9. New year resolutions – 2016
    This one is my last year’s new year resolution list. I’m really excited about the resolution list of 2017 as well. I’ll share it in the new year itself (1st Jan 2017 which is tomorrow).
  10. Gratefulness, motivation and running stories!
    This is a post on running and my conversation with a stranger. It’s part fiction and part reality. This one is the 10th of the top 10 posts of the year 2016.

P.S.:

  • Benares Travelogue post (No. 2) and the Looking back post (No. 5) both consist of multiple posts in one. But I kept them together to provide more context.
  • This list contains a few posts from late 2015 as well, but they are one of the most read posts from 2016.

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Unboxing | MI Fitness Band – Version- 1

As you might already know, I’m a fitness enthusiast and a runner. So I like to track my fitness levels and activities like walking, running and sleep.

In this post I’m doing the unboxing and out of the box review of this MI Fitness band – Version – 1.

This particular MI Fitness band is a great starting point for anyone getting into fitness monitoring.

This band costed me Indian rupees – 999/-. I bought it from a MI.com online store. You can buy it online from Amazon.in. Just go here.

Detailed review to follow up later.

So here it is.

Unboxing | MI Fitness Band – Version- 1

This video covers unboxing, closer look at the band and brief over view of the product from design and esthetic point of view.

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Let me know, which other fitness bands or products you would like to get reviewed. Please mention in the comments section below.

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