Top 5 most loved posts of 2018

2018 was a good year with few milestone moments. My Interview podcast series was finally off the ground. Even though I did less normal blog posts but my regular Saturday-Pentacle post (Best 5 things of past week) which I did regularly was loved by the readers.

So I thought it would be awesome to compile a list of my top 5 most loved posts of 2018 apart from Saturday-Pentacle. For one reason or another, the posts below are the ones which were most loved (i.e. engagement rate was high).

Hope you enjoy this recap and find something useful inside these post.

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 52 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 52 – 2018

Hey folks,

This is the last Saturday-Pentacle of 2018. I hope your year 2018 was as amazing as it can get.

Here is to the new year 2019. Talk to you in the new year!

Ama siempre
Himanshu


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Saturday-Pentacle - Week 21 - 2017


A product I’m using again –

Coffee for Athletes, 100% Premium Arabica Coffee with Isomaltulose – I am loving this coffee from unived again. In between, I stopped drinking coffee (any type of coffee) but I’m trying it out again. I make this coffee by the filter coffee method but without the milk and use Stevia as the sweetener sometimes.


My most popular Instagram post recently

Standpipe!
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An 80s movie I loved  —

The Breakfast Club (1985) – I recently stumbled upon this 80s movie and found out that critics consider it among the greatest films of all time (Source). This is a comedy-drama and the main theme of the film is the constant struggle of the American teenager to be understood, by adults and by themselves. I’m sure It’s gonna be worth your time if you watch.

Here is the trailer of this movie –


A song I loved —

Holocene by Bon Iver  – This is one of my favourite band’s (Bon Iver) song. One comment in this song (on YouTube) made me listen to it. I think this comment sums it up, why you should listen to this song. Here it is as quoted –

“This is the perfect example of a song I cannot listen to without my eyes getting watery. Whether Im thinking of those I miss…or thinking of those I’m grateful to still have with me, I just CAN’T listen to this without getting emotional. I love the song but it is very sad to me…because even when it makes me think of everyone I’m happy to have with me, and I’m appreciative, I quickly think of how nothing lasts forever and we have to seize the moment, and that truly saddens me. I sure do hope they’re is a Heaven, because I cannot bare the thought of never seeing the faces I love so much again. It’s pretty amazing to think with all the technology and medicine we have…and as far as this human race has come, death will always be a mystery. They’re has to be a reason for that….I mean it’s not like we remember anything before we were born, and they’re were centuries of humans evolving, and RIGHT NOW we are alive in a time where we have good music like this, internet to connect us, and all sorts of inventions and progressions we have gained over the thousands of years…but here we are still hoping they’re is a Heaven, JUST so we can be with those we love forever. Yeah sadly this song makes me think too deep about what we all must face, and all this love I have for humans and animals…I still can’t understand how or why ANYONE would ever choose to pick up a gun and kill.”


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“The best way out is always through.”

― Robert Frost


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 45 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 45 – 2018


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Post of the week – Recently I sat down with Amit Mehta from Unived to talk about his story on my podcast Lifestyle Architecture Lab. It was an amazing conversation covering a lot of things. Here is the podcast episode –

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


My most popular Instagram post recently

When Life gives you lemons.
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An art form which brought back nostalgia 

Thanjavur – Look at the below painting, how it gives you feel of real texture and a sort of realness to the whole picture. Having been brought up in an Indian family, I’ve seen these paintings around. But I never knew it was an art form in itself. Which is called Thanjavur or Tanjore, originated in South India in 1600 AD.

You can recognise a Thanjavur painting by its use of gold foil, that’s what gives it glitters and lends the painting a surreal look.


An oldie song I loved —

Obladi Oblada by The Beatles – I’ve been loving this old gem from The Beatles this past week.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.”

— Epictetus


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 45 – 2018

#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 8 – 2018

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Product I’ve been enjoying

Coffee for Athletes by Unived – I’ve always loved coffee but due to the jitters, the normal coffee gives (the instant coffee or the normal roast coffee), I slowly started going away from coffee and became more of a tea lover. But when I learned about this coffee from Unived (a vegan Indian Brand), thought to give it a try. This particular coffee didn’t give me any jitters post having it. Neither I felt any sudden peaks and drops in the energy. It was more like slow energy increase and a very slow drop.

I’m still experimenting with it, as of now I’ve tried a south Indian style filter coffee with this technique. I also tried a power black coffee recipe which includes the coffee decoction created by the south Indian style filter coffee technique mentioned earlier but instead of sugar, I used organic jaggery and one teaspoon of raw coconut oil and I loved it more than the filter coffee.

If you want to buy it, here is the link.


My most popular Instagram post recently

Darkness in the mirror
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Article I’ve been pondering upon —

26 Things About Life I Wish I Had Known When I Was 20 Years Old – Last year one of my articles was published in ‘Youth Ki Awaaz’ which was a proud moment for me. When I stumbled upon it again recently, It felt amazing to go through it once again and to think in retrospect how my life experiences have moulded me as who I am today. Resharing it in the hope that it inspires you in some ways.


What am I watching —

Quit social media | Dr. Cal Newport – If you have been following me for some time, you may know I love the work of Dr. Cal Newport mainly Deep Work. In this video, Dr. Cal explains why quitting social media won’t make any negative change in your life but may help you lean towards a state of deep work. Where you can connect with yourself more and bring out the work of your life with more ease. Interesting arguments. A good listen.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“You are still young, free.. Do yourself a favor. Before it’s too late, without thinking too much about it first, pack a pillow and a blanket and see as much of the world as you can. You will not regret it. One day it will be too late.”

― Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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