Saturday-Pentacle – Week 39 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 39 – 2018


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Saturday-Pentacle - Week 21 - 2017


Post of the week –

An awesome Bicycle product which my friend recommended 

64 LED Bicycle Lazer Tail Light Wireless Remote MTB Bike Night Riding Turning Lamp Signal Safety Flashlight — I got the recommendation of this product from one of my Cycling group friends, It’s super awesome, It can be used to remotely indicate if you are going left or right. One more awesome feature is that it provides a Lazer trail on both sides which mark a line on both sides while you are riding a bike, It makes it super easy for others on the road to notice that a cyclist is riding. I’m looking forward to buy this one shortly.


Person I’m fascinated with 

Coach Urmi – Official Nike Training Coach, She is an inspiration and so full of energy and her Insta page is the reflection of that.

Check her Insta page for functional training tips and fitness motivation – @coach.urmi


What I’ve been listening to   —

Masters of Scale Podcast – Especially the episode with Arianna Huffington (Founder of The Huffington Post, Thrive Global)

In this episode, Reid Hoffman (Founder of LinkedIn) talks to Arianna Huffington (Founder of The Huffington Post, Thrive Global). Arianna talks about a very important aspect of running the business – Learning when and how to recharge. She also talks about how she dramatically scaled the Huffington Post — and then experienced profound burnout. She now leads Thrive Global, which scales the idea of balance across an organisation. Really great podcast episode.


What I’m been watching —

Famous MKBHD on Hot Ones show By First We Feast (on YouTube)

This is an amazing show where the host Sean Evans makes their guest eat Chicken Wings and in some cases vegan wings (when guests are vegan or vegetarian) but the speciality of these wings is that they are dabbed with Spicy and super hot sauces and then he talks to them about their lives with all these interesting questions while their face is on fire. Really interesting.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“The ego always looks for information that confirms what it wants to believe. Basically, a big ego makes us have a strong confirmation bias.”

— Ego Is the Enemy of Good Leadership on hbr.org


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 39 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 38 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 38 – 2018


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Post of the week —

A private messaging app I’m experimenting with 


Signal

There are several services offering private messaging but Signal is one app which I’m trying after experimenting with Telegram. It offers free, end-to-end encryption for both messages and private calls. Importing thing to mention is that It’s also recommended by Edward Snowden (remember Snowden? The CIA guy who revealed NSA’s global surveillance) and renowned security expert Bruce Schneier, among others.


An amazing Instagram account I’ve been following — NITCH

Don’t know why this never showed up in my recommended pages follow list on Instagram. This amazing Insta page profiles the classic stars in pure B&W. Found so many unseen images of my favourite stars. This page is inspiring and sort of a classic eye candy.


Article I’m pondering on  —

How to Live Without Google — After all these big companies being accused of misusing our data for ads and even for political reasons. I want to try and break out of this vicious circle. Living without Facebook would be rather easy but Living without Google? I never thought I can go back to living without Google as we are so much into their digital eco-system. We use Google Chrome as our browser, Google Drive to sync our files and Gmail as our mailing client (however my main mail of choice is Outlook from ages, but still). You get it right? We are almost slaves to Google. We think we use their services free. But it’s never really free. It’s always compensated with your personal data. But then I found an alternate search engine called ‘DuckDuckGo’ (don’t go on the weird name) and that changed quite a lot of things for me. This particular article suggests how we can live without all things Google without compensation.


What I’ve been watching —

Emotional Release from 10 years of Back Pain

This is gonna be weird that I’m sharing a video showing a doctor sharing his process of releasing a patient from back pain but for unknown reasons it’s relaxing as well. You should watch this entire video and you’ll probably get to know what I’m saying. This doctor is a legit chiropractor, I’ve verified that, and literally, he’s like a magician.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“There’s no such things as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.”

— Scott Adams


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 38 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 37 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 37 – 2018


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Post of the week —

Kala Ghoda Art Festival – 2016

I went in this art fest for the first time in 2016 and this piece is a photo essay written by me. Which reveals my experience from that day in a very visual way.


My most popular Instagram post recently

Unsaid’

I found this poem in an art fest couple of years ago. It still gets me sometimes.

Click the photo below to read the entire story. . .


Article I’m pondering on  —

“The Art of Intimacy. What it takes to be less lonely.”

This article explores the real meaning of the word ‘Loneliness’. So thoughtfully written that I would like to quote a line from this piece –

“Loneliness isn’t feeling like you don’t really know anybody. It’s feeling like nobody could ever really know you.”


What I’ve been listening to

idontwannabeyouanymore Cover by Chloe Moriondo

Got to know about this song through a Facebook post. After watching this I’m damn sure that cover songs can be more beautiful than originals. Here is the link to the original song by Billie Eilish.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“If you would not have a man flinch when the crisis comes, train him before it comes.”

— Seneca the Younger


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 37 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 36 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 36 – 2018


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Post of the week –

New episode on “The Himanshu Sachdeva Show” today –

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

In this episode, I’m talking about feminism and why most of the humans need to learn the real meaning of Feminism!


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!
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The guide told us how precise it can tell time by sun’s position and the shadows it drops!
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Click the photo below to read the entire story.


 An article I’ve been pondering on  —

Marc Ecko’s 10 Rules for Getting “Influencer” Attention

If you are a growing photographer, writer, filmmaker, cartoonist or any kind of creative. You need your work to reach the bigger audience you seek. But for that, you need to collaborate with the bigger creative who have already proved it in the market. They are called influencers now. This article tells you exactly how to get influencers with the SWAG BOMB approach.


What I’m watching –

Goa Tattoo Festival 2018 – The Aftermovie

Here is an awesome film of Goa Tattoo festival of this year (2018). This festival is becoming a biggie in the tattoo community. I don’t have tattoos as of yet, however, I’m very curious to learn about different artists and designs. Go check it out.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”

— Pablo Picasso


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 36 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 35 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 35 – 2018


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Post of the week –

App/Service I’m re-discovering –

Doodle – This app solves the problem of scheduling a meeting with one person or multiple people! If you are a frequent meeting organiser then you know what back and forth a meeting invite can do. With this app, you can just create a meeting poll with few timings and share it with the people you want to have a meeting with. They choose the timing they are comfortable with and it fixes the appointment in both your calendars. Simple but useful.


My most popular Instagram post recently

The Bombay Art Society

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Different Architecture. .

Click the photo below to read the entire story. . .


An article I’ve been pondering on  —

The Reddit Forum That Guesses Who You Are Based on What’s in Your Fridge

This NewYorker article explores a Reddit forum where people post a photo of their fridge and members of this forum tell who are you based on the things found in your fridge. This basically invokes a chain of thoughts about someone’s personality traits. Interesting read.


What I’m listening to —

“The Lumineers – The Ballad Of Cleopatra”

I fell in love with The Lumineers the day I watched the song “Sleep on the floor”. But then the whole story behind the video was put into a bigger story as “The Ballad of Cleopatra”. If you just wanna watch my favourite song Sleep on the floor, watch from 8:25 minutes. But the whole story is just amazing.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday and avoiding today.”

— Wayne Dyer


Until Next Saturday!

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Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 35 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 34 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 34 – 2018


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Post of the week –

Try to be your own best instead of someone else’s.

Your race is not with someone else, it’s with you. Do something awesome and then try to do it better. That’s how you become world class. That’s how you achieve excellence.


My most popular Instagram post recently

#throwback to the Jaipur trip last year.

Just met this amazing @furballstory crew at the airport.
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When I talked to them. They said they were helping people out, who were in stress due to delayed or missed flights with the help of these therapy dogs.
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Click the photo below to read the entire story…


A thought I’ve been pondering on-  What if the past, the present and the future are occurring simultaneously? All at once. The future is already there in our mind. Sometimes these transverses cross and that’s why we have deja-vu?


What I’m listening to —

Let me down slowly By Alec Benjamin

This song has been doing rounds in my evening playlist from past couple of days! It’s kind of a song that has the right kind beats but lyrics invokes the emotion that doesn’t feel right.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“What makes you different or weird—that’s your strength.”

— Meryl Streep


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 34 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 33 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 33 – 2018


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Post of the week –

Creation is the best way to self-contentment!

Creating something is a completely different pleasure than just being joyous, It takes your joy and makes it jump out of the airplane to sky dive. That’s what you feel after you create something you feel proud of. This article takes you back to the question – why to create? Read on for an interesting piece.


My most popular Instagram post recently

Lost in the frost

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Lost in the frost #mist #jungle #forest

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A trick I learned recently  —If you are on a Mac and don’t have the fancy touchbar on your old mac and wondering how to access emojis via keyboard? Just press Control+Command+Space! Voila! You can buy me a double shot espresso. (Now go and read the article below! Probably you don’t really know what an espresso is? No really! Even I didn’t know what it exactly meant except that it sounded cool. Probably you know, but still, read the article for the heck of it!)


Article I’m pondering on —

What Is Espresso?

Like I said above I didn’t know what it meant, until recently. I always thought it’s black coffee, but it’s not. It’s something else. Read on to know.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realising that you are the author.”

— Mark Houlahan


Until Next Saturday!

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Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 33 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 32 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 32 – 2018


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Post of the week –

Life you really want comes with discipline, consistency and self-compassion, always!

Again one of my initial days article. I wrote it for myself, because I wanted to create something everyday, since that time I have more or less created something everyday. Read for a dose of motivation if you need it right now.


My most popular Instagram post recently

Coffee and shelter!

It was raining. Hard.
We were all drenched.
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Everything was on a halt. The city, the transport and the life itself.
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We were thinking what place we can go to, to be safe and get away from the heavy down pour…..

Click the photo below to read the entire story. . .

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Coffee and shelter! . It was raining. Hard. We were all drenched. . Everything was on a halt. The city, the transport and the life itself. . We were thinking what place we can go to, to be safe and get away from the heavy down pour. . After thinking for a while I said, lets check if our cafe (the usual place) is open. . In the hope of finding shelter we waded through the water and crossed a few streets. . To our lucky surprise the cafe was the only place which was open. We were relieved. I looked at her and we both smiled. . We entered the cafe all dripping water from our clothes. . Just two customers were there, few servers and then some. . We were happy that we were safe, we went to the end, the couch setting. It was not the usual place we sat at. But we could recharge our phones to let people know that we were safe and then the coffee came. . Good things happen in most unthinkable circumstances. Sometime back we were worried about survival and now we were having this comforting cuppa joe. . I clutched her hand tight and our hearts smiled as we sipped the coffee. . Life is such, a cup of coffee ☕️ after a rain storm. . . #coffee #story #rain #mumbai #love

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Article I’m pondering on  —

If There’s No Light At The End Of The Tunnel: QUIT

Quitting is difficult, let it be a job or a relationship or a project which is leading nowhere. The more important part is when to quit, sometimes you just get carried away. This article from Darius goes deep into this topic and “Don’t settle for mediocrity” it suggests. Good Read.


 What am I Listening —

No Diggity / Thrift Shop By Ed Sheeran feat. Passenger

I got introduced to the singer Passenger when Ed Sheeran shared this song long back. I immediately fell in love with this song and listened to it gazzilion times that day onwards. But then it faded away after some years, recently I stumbled upon it and felt like being 5 years younger.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.”

—  David Burns


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 32 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 31 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 31 – 2018


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Saturday-Pentacle - Week 21 - 2017


Post of the week –

Emotions are the key to courage and alive!

I wrote this article in 2014 and reading it in 2018 it still makes sense and I’m amazed to rediscover my own writing. This article talks about emotions and how they can be channelized to do greater things.


My most popular Instagram post recently

Tulle filament!

it is nothing, really,⠀
a mordant for the soul, a tulle filament⠀
twitching in a raincoat of lightning….⠀

Click the photo below to read the entire story. . .


Article I’m pondering on  —

How Exercise Shapes You, Far Beyond the Gym — This article tells how doing exercise on a consistent basis can shape you as a person.


What I’m listening —

I can’t go on without you! By Kaleo

Found this amazing piece recently. It will not hit you straight but will slowly grow on your nerves. Preferably listen on headphones.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“Wisdom cannot be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else … Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.”

—Siddhartha (The book by Hermann Hesse)


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 31 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 30 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 30 – 2018


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Saturday-Pentacle - Week 21 - 2017


A recent purchase worth mentioning –

DOMYOS 100 ADULT SKIPPING ROPE BLACK – I bought this jump rope from the local Decathlon store recently opened in our vicinity. This was just under 200 Rs. ($3) and I’ve been loving it. It is simple but awesome. At the handles the length can be adjusted by couple of inches. I’m able to do over 100 jumps at one go with this. Due to the low profile of handles, I can carry it along anywhere in my travels as well.


My most popular Instagram post recently

When Gandhi looks right into you!

This piece of art was surreal. I was feeling like Gandhi will open his eyes anytime and will scare the bejesus out of me.

Click the photo below to read the entire story. . .


New book I’m looking forward to read  —

“Leader: 50 Insights from Mythology”  by Devdutt Pattanaik – I’ve read about this author in many articles, he writes mainly on Indian Mythology. This book is a collection of insights from mythology and how those insights can be used in today’s environment and apply leadership to the complex problems of today. I got this book on the recommendation of the guy at a book store, I’m looking forward to read it next.


What I’ve been watching —

ScoopWhoop Townhall ft. Rajkummar Rao | Ep.1 –  This Townhall conversation of ScoopWhoop team with Rajkummar Rao (The Bollywood Actor) is just an awesome peek into the thought process of Rajkummar and how he is doing the odd films and still being successful. Go watch it.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“Be stubborn with the vision but flexible with the details.”

— Jeff Bezos’s (Amazon.com CEO)


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 30 – 2018