New year resolutions – 2019

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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.

2018 is over and a new year (2019) is here. For this year’s new year resolutions list, I’m again putting in a few fresh resolutions and keeping a few from the last year.

For me, the resolution list includes a few good habits I want to encourage, some new things I want to explore and last but not the least a few things from last year which I really wanted to accomplish but couldn’t somehow.

Here you go.

New year resolutions – 2019

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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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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 52 – 2017

Saturday-Pentacle, Week 52 Issue


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Product of the week –

Trek ‘N’ Ride Hydration Bag

This is a technical product so, if you are not a long distance runner or cyclist, this may be not helpful for you. You can move directly to next point.

But if you are, then this hydration bag must interest you. I got this bag as a very thoughtful gift and I love it.

This hydration bag has a capacity to hold 2 litres of water, some snacks, keys, wallet or some other small utilitarian stuff. This is especially useful in long runs (like 30kms+) or long cycle rides (50kms+). It has a pipe connected to the bag which hangs on your shoulder strap and you can sip water through the suction cap.

My dad quite interestingly compared this bag with the ancient times’ lather water bags which Karavan would carry to feed their thirst on very long journeys.

It made a very useful addition to my running wardrobe.

Here’s a link to this bag, if you find it interesting.


My most popular Instagram post recently

Finally another exciting year came to an end.
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So many memories. So many places visited. So many people met. So many lives touched.
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What i learned the most from these memories?
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To be in the now.
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Cause when we look at these memories later, we shouldn’t regret a fake smile, controlled laugh or restricted love.
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This year was of smiling childishly, laughing hard, loving carelessly.
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Reflecting on the past year, sharing the best and most loved pictures and stories which moved me and you (my audience) both.
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Thank you to everyone who is part of my journey, for one heck of a year!
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Wohoo! Its 2018. Let’s do something big, let’s do something magical this year.
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Cheers to life.

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Finally another exciting year came to an end. . So many memories. So many places visited. So many people met. So many lives touched. . What i learned the most from these memories? . To be in the now. . Cause when we look at these memories later, we shouldn't regret a fake smile, controlled laugh or restricted love. . This year was of smiling childishly, laughing hard, loving carelessly. . Reflecting on the past year, sharing the best and most loved pictures and stories which moved me and you (my audience) both. . Thank you to everyone who is part of my journey, for one heck of a year! . Wohoo! Its 2018. Let's do something big, let's do something magical this year. . Cheers to life. . . #newyear #2018 #lookingback #reflect #story #journey

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

Making sense of bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and blockchain – Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, blockchain technology? You must have heard these words as there is very much hype around them from past few years. But 2017 was a major year for Bitcoin, it soared unlike anything else we have ever seen. Bitcoin rose 1289.22 % YoY from BOD of 1st Jan 2017 to EOD of 31st Dec 2017.

Makes you exciting?

Bitcoin might be a missed train right now. But you gotta cleanse your perspective and look at the technology which powers Bitcoin. That is blockchain. Here’s an interesting infographic from the above article, which explains all about blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Of course, other applications of this technology fades away when we see the mountain of wealth with these cryptocurrencies. But there is always the other side. Like a photo frame, which is all glossy and good looking from the front side with a beautiful picture in it. But on the backside, there is nothingness of hardboard and metal clips.

So what is the other side of cryptocurrency? I think if I see around here in India, the first thing I notice is the legitness of it, second the trustworthiness of the crypto exchange companies. But more importantly, the currency itself. Apart from Bitcoin and few other good ones like ripple or ethereum, I don’t see trust in the market in other currencies. Who knows if black money is being laundered through one of those currencies?

Well that’s all about cryptocurrency. But blockchain as a technology, that’s what makes me look forward. I’ve heard a few countries testing it for their voting process as well.

The future is already here. The train is passing my friends, either you hop on or fear a miss-out. What would you do?


I’m reading/watching/listening to

Transcending Time | Interstellar’s Hidden Meaning Behind Love and Time – I’ve always have been a lover of science+faith mix films. The Christopher Nolan movie Interstellar is exactly that kind of movie and the cast of this movie Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway gave one of their best performances of there career. But what moved me more was the concept of the film and how Christopher Nolan put real scientific facts behind ‘Black Holes’, ‘Time Bending’ and ‘Interstellar Travel’ kind of concepts.

This video explains a lot of the things and how Love is closely knitted with Time in this movie and as concepts altogether. Hope you enjoy it. I did.


Quote I’m pondering on lately –

“Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life.”

― Marcus Aurelius


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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