#3 – Chirag Jhala – Defying Taboos of Tattoo art

Chirag Jhala
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The third interview is here!

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In this episode I’m talking to Chirag Jhala, he is one of the best Tattoo Artists in Mumbai and the Founder of ‘Inks N Needles’ tattoo studio. His studio is one of the oldest tattoo studios in Bombay. His experience goes back to more than 15 years in the Tattoo industry. Chirag is the perfect example of architecting a lifestyle of his own choice. He comes from a completely different academic background but his passion for art was so powerful that he put everything on the line to pursue his passion and now he gets paid well while doing what he loves.

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#2 – Amit Mehta – Your biggest fear is your biggest calling!

Amit Mehta
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The second interview of the season is here!

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In this episode, I’m talking to Amit Mehta, Founder of Unived Sports. He is a trail runner, a vegan and a creative at the core. His company Unived Sports is the first Indian Vegan sports nutrition brand.

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Why most of the humans need to learn the real meaning of Feminism!

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Many of my friends are strong women which include not only the women who have gone against the wind and in many ways have conquered whatever field they have gone to, but also the women who stay at home and make a house – home. Both kinds of women do different things but they are strong in their own respective ways.

While talking to these women, frequently (knowingly or unknowingly) the word Feminism comes up every now and then. In earlier times when I didn’t know what this word actually meant, whenever I would hear the word feminism or feminist, an image used to come up of women who were always protesting over gender inequality. Which is true in its literary sense but honestly, it didn’t always excite me. At that time It used to feel like femme was a different race altogether. But after a decade of staying away from my home in an old little town, reading 100s of books and articles and talking and debating to these strong women in my life, the persona of feminism word has changed in its entirety.

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#1 – Aditya Pinto – Time is the most important investment!

Aditya Pinto

Welcome to the first interview of the Lifestyle Architecture Lab podcast.

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In this episode I’m talking to Aditya Pinto who is a dear friend, he is an AIESEC alumnus, and currently works with a Fintech company called Finpeg which is an investment robo-advisory company which exclusively deals in Mutual Fund strategies and schemes. He’s also a savvy investor and a runner.

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#0 – Introduction to Lifestyle Architecture Lab Podcast

Introducing my audio interview podcast show – Lifestyle Architecture Lab.

In this show, I sit down and interview personalities who have designed a lifestyle of freedom for themselves. These guests range from artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, lifestyle coaches, investors, professional athletes etc. These conversations dig deep into their stories to find out their thought process, tools, strategies and tricks that makes them tick.

I’m really excited to take you along the journey of creating this podcast show with all these interesting guests. Thanks for listening and I’ll Talk to you in the first episode.

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Memory Box!

 

She just entered in the big white room.

It was lit like cool day light. White! But one could tell where the walls met in this white room.

She was standing in the center of the floor. She closed her eyes.

The room drifted into darkness, it wasn’t white anymore.

After a few minutes she gasped and took a deep breathe while opening her eyes. hhhhhhh!

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This Is Why The GenerationZ Is Smarter Than The Millennials

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Who is GenerationZ?

GenerationZ consists of those born in 1995 or later. As per a 2017 media research report, the GenerationZ is 26% of the total audience overall and the Millennials are now trailing behind at 22% of the total audience.

Just so it’s clear:
A “Millennial” is a person reaching young adulthood around the year 2000.
Generation Z also known as Post-Millennials is the demographic cohort following the Millennials.

Here is a graph from that report –

Source – THE NIELSEN TOTAL AUDIENCE REPORT: Q1 2017

A few weeks back when I went for one of my long morning walks, I was passing by a bunch of kids in the joggers’ park. Kids who were in the age spectrum of 7-9 year old. One of those kids were having a cell phone, which looked like a good 10000 bucks phone to me, was talking to someone. I didn’t mean eavesdropping. But I could hear that small boy asking her girlfriend, “Hey baby, where are you? I’ve been waiting for you for half an hour, are you coming or should I go with my boys for a ride.”

My reaction to this was, “WTF” in my mind. I was standing there for a while before I could continue my walk.

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Looking back (An annual review – 2017)

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From past four years, I’m doing an annual review of my life. It’s the time when every year I take a pause and reflect back on my successes and failures in the past year. I publish it here in this Blog which keeps me publicly accountable for the goals for the coming year. Here is it for this year –

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This is my fifth annual review, you can access my previous reviews for 2016, 2015 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), 2014 and 2013. This year also I’ll answer three questions, same as past 3 years:

  1. What went well this year?
  2. What didn’t go so well year?
  3. What’s am I working toward?

Hope it will be insightful and interesting for some of you. Lets cut to the chase.

Looking back (An annual review – 2017)

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New year resolutions – 2018

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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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26 Things About Life I Wish I Had Known When I Was 20 Years Old

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As Ludwig famously said –

Less is More.

We are always running behind something and someone. When we don’t really know the meaning of this philosophy, we may want everything we see.

In the past 10 years of my life, I’ve slowly started to comprehend this fact. That less is more and this eventually became a fundamental value of whatever I do.

There are many other learnings like this which shaped me as a person in past 10 years. I thought to share these with you, as some of you might be in your twenties and find them helpful. So I jotted down these 26 learnings from past 10 years of my life as A to Z below.

How did I learn them you ask? I have learned these from various books, people and experiences.

I wish I had known these 26 things when I was 20 years old but here they are for you. The 26 reminders –

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