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

Amit Mehta
[Photo Courtesy – Amit (Instagram)]

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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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 52 – 2017

Saturday-Pentacle, Week 52 Issue


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Saturday-Pentacle - Week 21 - 2017


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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