#8 – Shibani Gharat (Principal Correspondent CNBC Awaaz) – Visual Storytelling, Running the Highest Marathon and Going all out!

Shibani Gharat (CNBC Awaaz)
[Photo Courtesy – Shibani Gharat (Instagram)]

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In this episode, I’m talking to the Shibani Gharat, who is the principal correspondent at CNBC Awaaz News Channel and also an ultra marathon runner. She has travelled to more than 32 countries. On her Instagram page, she shares her fit lifestyle with the audience and inspires thousands of people.

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How to cure mental health issues – definition, natural remedies and techniques that work

Picture of a person inside a transparent plastic bag suffocating with anxiety
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Mental health has a lot of stigma around it. It can take someone who is struggling with a mental disorder into really dark places, in some cases even suicide.

So I thought why not talk about it and spread some awareness.

These conditions not only consist of severe conditions like Schizophrenia but also a few as mentioned below which may seem negligible, but in reality, they are not.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood swings (a severe version of this state is called the Bipolar disorder)

Do you feel a sense of dread, not being able to breathe, relax or sleep? Feel like you are losing control of your life and are going to die? Feel trapped in your own mind? Always feeling like you are missing out on something.

I too have dealt with one of these issues (anxiety) and I know what it feels like. I have seen a few close friends and relatives too who dealt with one of the more severe conditions. In a few cases even going to the stages of therapy and rehab.

Pain in the chest, heart racing, feeling a cloud of worry gonna choke you? In more intense cases, even thoughts like – “Is it worth it?” “What is the meaning of this life?” can start creeping up.

It can be any of the conditions I mentioned above – anxiety disorder, clinical depression or even bipolar disorder.

While dealing with anxiety, I experienced that what worked for me was natural remedies which were pain-free.

Before we can move on to learn about these remedies. Let’s first understand what is the difference between these conditions which are common? 

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#7 – Bijay Nair (#TheyINSpire) – Active War Deployments, Becoming a Leader and balancing your life and passions

Lt. Cdr Bijay Nair (retd)
[Photo Courtesy – Bijay Nair (Instagram)]

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In this episode, I’m talking to Bijay Nair, who is a former Lt.Cdr of Navy, a blogger, an author, an endurance runner and a corporate professional post his retirement from defence services. He has written a book named #TheyInspire.

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#6 – Pawanpreet Budwal (Gymnastics For Kids) – Discipline, Visualisation and Never backing down

Pawanpreet Budwal
[Photo Courtesy – @gymnasticsforkidss]

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In this episode, I’m talking to the Pawanpreet Budwal, who is a former competitive gymnast and now a gymnastics coach. She has the vision to make gymnastics a more accessible sport to Indian youth. Hence she started her own venture Gymnastics For Kids in New Bombay.

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#5 – Trishita Bhattacharya (The Overrated Outcast) – Making your passion your intention

Trishita Bhattacharya
[Photo Courtesy – @Overrated_Outcast]

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In this episode, I’m talking to the Trishita Bhattacharya, popularly known on Instagram as The Overrated Outcast. She is a traveller, photographer and social media influencer with a following of more than a lac.

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#4 – Urmi Kothari aka Coach Urmi – Living the Kinetic Life

Urmi Kothari
[Photo Courtesy – @Coach.Urmi]

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My guest for this episode is Urmi Kothari otherwise known as Coach Urmi. She is the founder of Kinetic Living which is a fitness and wellness boutique in Mumbai. She has a lot of medallions on her jacket. She is IFAA master trainer, Nike Training coach and a certified trainer in STOTT Pilates, Kettlebells and Animal Flow techniques.

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Looking back (An annual review – 2018)

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From the past five 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 sixth annual review, you can access my previous reviews for 2017, 2016, 2015 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), 2014 and 2013. This year also I’ll answer three questions, the same as the past 5 years:

  1. What went well this year?
  2. What didn’t go so well this 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 – 2018)

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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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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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#3 – Chirag Jhala – Defying Taboos of Tattoo art

Chirag Jhala
[Photo Courtesy – Chirag & @we_tattoo]

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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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