Saturday-Pentacle – Week 11 – 2017

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Greetings my internet friends,

Here are some popular links, thoughts, and articles for today’s “Saturday-Pentacle” e-mail newsletter. This is a free newsletter and goes out every Saturday only for my subscribed readers.

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Post of the week –

How to become mindful?

Episode no. 6 of my podcast show is up.

In this episode of my podcast show, I share my perspective on mindfulness and how to train your mind to become more mindful and aware. I also share a few tools which help me practice mindfulness.

If you like my show, it would be great if you can review it on my iTunes Podcast page here.

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, the guide told us how precise it can tell time by sun’s position and the shadows it drops!

Article I’m enjoying (and pondering)

It’s Been 10 Years Since You Were Named TIME’s Person of the Year

Time 2016 Person of the year – You Picture – Time.com

I stumbled upon this time article, through which I got to know that Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ 2006 was … Me!

I’m not kidding. Indeed it was us the common people.

It was dedicated to all the common people who had influenced the news all through that year! This sounds pretty quirky but it’s sort of genius.

Moment of eureka!




What I’m reading/watching/listening to — Black Mirror

I’m in awe of this series. I’m binge watching this on Netflix. It’s a compilation of films based on future, including technology, humans and their collision somewhere in between. First episode of the season 3 (Nosedive) made me horrified about the future of social media. Must watch series if you follow my taste.

Quote I’m pondering on lately –

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.”

― William Penn

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

– Himanshu


Travel Travel Travel! How I miss you!! Hopefully, we will meet again soon!

‘Traveling Pants’ Photo by Himanshu Sachdeva


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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 10 – 2017

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Post of the week –

3 Tools to increase the daily productivity

Episode no. 5 of my podcast show is up.

In this episode of the show, I share 3 tools I use to increase my productivity throughout the day and how I make use of a workflow to make the best out of these apps and my time. Please enjoy!

If you like my show, it would be great if you can review it on my iTunes Podcast page here.

My most popular Instagram post recently — Chandelier!

I took this photo set while my trip to Goa this past weekend. We were staying at the Premier Inn. The property was beautiful and these Chandeliers were icing on the cake.

Article I’m enjoying (and pondering)

There Are No Tariffs on Coffee. Care to Guess Why?

Interesting article explaining why Coffee trade is not restricted in America. But who know’s what happens in the coming future.

What I’m reading/watching/listening to — These two songs are running back to back on my iPhone from past week.

  • The Chainsmokers – Paris – This song has a different kind of feeling. Feeling of being in love. Listen it once and I bet you’ll listen to it endless times.

  • Ed Sheeran – Shape of You

Quote I’m pondering on lately – Remembering Maya Angelou again for the quote of the week!

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

― Maya Angelou

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

– Himanshu


Launching my artist Page on Facebook. Check it out by clicking the picture below.

Why is it required you say? Cause I want to keep my personal Facebook and my artwork Facebook separate. I know it sounds like a lot of work, but it’s better for the long term. So please check it out and give it a Thumbs-up. ?

‘Create Magic’ Picture – by Himanshu Sachdeva


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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 9 – 2017

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Recent Purchase I’m really enjoying –

Picture – Mi Website

USB Reading light from Mi

This is an amazing piece of tech from Mi. This is the best reading light under Rs. 250 in my opinion. Just plug it in your computer’s USB slot and you are good to go without disturbing your family while working on your laptop in the night. It has 5 light intensity modes. Worth every penny.

 

My most popular Instagram post recently — Paradise Island!

I took this picture a few months back on a visit to Madh Island, I love the way this picture portraits a sliver of heaven.

Article I’m enjoying (and pondering)

How Facebook Is Transforming Disaster Response

A very interesting read from my November 2016 reading list. Facebook, having an audience of more than Billion people, can now turn disaster response into a wildfire with the help of notifications on the app on users’ phones.

What I’m reading/watching/listening to

Picture – IMDB

The White Helmets

I found this 40 minutes long documentary in my Netflix suggestions and I’m glad i found it. This is a documentary on The Syrian Civil Defense Force, also known as the White Helmets. This organisation is working in the war facing country Syria and are the first people to help/respond post an air strike or a land attack. They have saved more thousands of war victims, seen so many death but saved so many people. They are the true living heroes of this world we are living in. Even thought this film shook me to my core when I saw how Khaled (One of The White Helmets who died on 11th Aug 2016 during an air strike) saved a 10-day-old baby from the rubble of a collapsed building in 2014. The moment became known as the “miracle baby” rescue after the scene was caught on camera and went viral.

If you just have just 1 min, watch this video. You’ll get the hint of what I’m talking about.

A Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

― William Shakespeare

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

– Himanshu


A picture from my recent trip to Goa.


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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 8 – 2017

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Recent Purchase I’m really enjoying –

Ahuja Lapel Microphone

This is an amazing Tie clip collar microphone. As I’m leaning more into recording pro audio, this mic is becoming my go to mic. The build quality of this mic is really sturdy and wire length is also really good. Plus this mic can directly go to my Nikon DSLR and provide a great clean Mono audio. I’ve linked the amazon link here, just click the picture to the left, if you’re interested in buying one.

Picture – Himanshu Sachdeva

 

My most popular Instagram post recently — Baycity Lights!

I love how beautiful the nights are in Bombay. Even the traffic looks beautiful with some Bokeh.

Article I’m enjoying (and pondering) — I recently stumbled upon FEE.org via Mike Rowe’s podcast – The way I heard it with Mike Rowe and since then I’m really enjoying the long form articles from FEE.org. This is the latest one I read and found it really interesting.

The Benefits and Perils of Being Self-Employed

If you are starting up in your entrepreneurial efforts or thinking about it, this article is a must read.

What I’m reading/watching/listening to

Picture – IMDB

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

This is a fascinating documentary series that explores how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. Host of this docu-series is Neil deGrasse Tyson (Ph.D.), I am loving is curious but awkward presentation of the Cosmos.

 

A Quote I’m pondering on lately – Today’s quote is also inspired from above docu-series and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

– Himanshu


Some greens for your eyes. I clicked it a few days back.

Picture – Himanshu Sachdeva


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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 7 – 2017

 

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 7 – 2017

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Post of the week – Well! This one is a poem written by me about 4 years ago.

Rosetta stone!

This poem re-emphasizes my belief that sometimes you don’t write a poem (or any work of art, for that matter), it gets written through you.

My most popular Instagram post recentlyMargarita

A good Margarita is a result of mixing in the well-diversified spirits and shaking it for quite a long time in a small Cask. Same is life; when you want something great, you put all the right ingredients, put all the hard work. You’ll get the Margarita you would want.

Article I’m enjoying (and pondering) — An interesting perspective on College by Tyler Curtis

Is College Even Worth It? There’s Every Reason for Doubt

For a non-engineering but more critical student, the answer is abundantly clear: It’s a big ‘No’. What they need to know can be taught more effectively at a lower cost by some other means. Good article.

What I’m reading/watching/listening toTony Robbins: I’m not your Guru

This is an overwhelming documentary on Tony Robbins. Just see how he accumulates his energy before delivering a powerful blasting, on stage entry, it might blow your mind. How he understands and feels the psychology of a fellow human is unbelievable. This documentary is definitely worth a watch if you are looking for even a slight bit of motivation.

Casablanca Movie Review from my last post-

If you want to see emotions depicted perfectly by a man, see Humphrey Bogart’s performance in this Movie. Just flawless. If you want to see the beauty in pure simplicity, watch Ingrid Bergman in this movie. She’s a delight to watch. This movie, in the end, might feel like a lot of emotions, a little hint of post-war life and a graceful sacrifice for love and of love. I would give this movie a 9.5 out of a 10. I cut .5 to not glorifying the killing shot in climax.

 

A Quote I’m pondering on lately – This is a quote I wrote, inspired by a picture of a girl with freckles.

“There is a beauty in the dark spots as well, just you need to sprinkle a hint of light.”

― Himanshu Sachdeva

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

– Himanshu


Another picture from my upcoming video log of recent travel to Odisha (India).


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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 6 – 2017

The valentine’s week is reaching the finale. Did you wish your loved one? Did you do anything creative in the process of doing so? Please let me know in the comments below.

Not happy with this post coming on a Monday instead of a Saturday, but better late than sorry. Life happens in between the writing of these blog posts, you know. Anyway!

For now, let’s get to this past week’s updates.


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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 6 – 2017

Greetings my internet friends,

Here are some popular links, thoughts, and articles for today’s “Saturday-Pentacle” e-mail newsletter. This is a free newsletter and goes out every Saturday only for my subscribed readers.

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Post of the week – Sharing an older post for today, as I was travelling and experiencing new things this past weekend. Nonetheless, the fresh post will come this week. Don’t be surprised if there are two!

Story of my first Half Marathon.

I wrote it in 2015. But whenever I’m off the track from my fitness regime, I open this post and read, it fires me up again to get back on course. So today I saw it again, yeah you guessed it right. Beast mode will be on now for next few months, as my little cheat vacation is over.

My most popular Instagram post recently3 monks

I clicked this picture in Sarnath, which is said to be the place where Buddha gave his first teaching after attaining enlightenment. This picture is special to me, whenever I’m troubled with the hustle of the multiple lives we live, I look at it and it calms me down.

Article I’m enjoying (and pondering)What Is Disruptive Innovation?

Interesting Harvard Business Review article refreshing us on the theory given by Harvard professor Clayton M. Christensen on Disruptive Innovation. I was recently introduced to this theory in a management session I attended. I will unfold a whole new perspective if you try to read it comprehensively. Highly recommended for young entrepreneurs or anyone trying to solve a world problem. The original piece can be found here from January 1995.

What I’m reading/watching/listening toCasablanca

This is a classic black & white movie from 1942! I’ve heard the name of this movie a lot of times before, but never cared to watch. Today while I was en-route to Bombay, I read about this movie in an on flight Magazine. This one is a favourite of many people. So I thought to watch it. It’s a classical drama, based on military, emotions and a tinge of world war 2. For storyline, I’m half way through it, so far so good. Can’t believe they could produce such videography (even if it’s B/W) back in 1942! Such great effort. Will provide you detailed review in next post.

A Quote I’m pondering on lately – Got the reference of the below quote from a great trainer from a recent session I attended.

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”

― Christopher McDougall, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

– Himanshu

P.S.: Did you enter the giveaway from the last week’s post? We are giving away hand crafted Lifestyle Architecture Lab souvenir, to the winner of this contest. There are responses coming. Don’t forget to become a part of this giveaway. Enter on our Facebook Page.


I’m already running late with my SCMM 2017 vlog, but I’ve been working on another 2 vlogs, which will be published in this month only, so stay tuned. A picture credential from my recent travel. Feeling excited?


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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 5 – 2017

The month of love is here. How are you doing my friends? I got some fresh stuff for your wandering brains.

Let’s get to it.


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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 5 – 2017

Greetings my internet friends,

Here are some popular links, thoughts, and articles for today’s “Saturday-Pentacle” e-mail newsletter. This is a free newsletter and goes out every Saturday only for my subscribed readers.

Enjoy! 


Post of the weekEvernote 8 iOS review – 5 things that make it useful again – In this episode of my podcast show, I share my brief review on the new major Evernote iOS app update (Evernote 8). The 5 things which make this great app, useful and awesome again.

My most popular Instagram post recentlyThe Cyclist

India doesn’t lack on the cyclists but bike lanes, I share a little perspective on that in this Insta post.

Article I’m enjoying (and pondering)The Case for Wearing Just One Style of Sock

At first, it seemed funny, but when I went deep, it was a lesson for a minimalistic lifestyle hidden inside. A good quick read.

What I’m reading/watching/listening to —YouTube – 8 Camera HACKS in 90 SECONDS!!

I know, I know, I’m sharing the same guy’s stuff again. But man! Peter McKinnon, he has earned it. If you are an aspiring photographer, watch this video and thank me later.

A Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“Inches make champions.”

– Vince Lombardi

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

– Himanshu


Look at the photo below. Looks like a painting right? It isn’t. Any guesses which is this place?


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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 4 – 2017

Finally, the first month of the New year 2017 has come to an end. It was a balanced and fulfilling month.

Ok, so let’s get on with this week’s updates.


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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 4 – 2017

Greetings my internet friends,

Here are some popular links, thoughts, and articles for today’s “Saturday-Pentacle” e-mail newsletter. This is a free newsletter and goes out every Saturday only for my subscribed readers.

Enjoy! 


Post of the weekMy Morning Routine – 6 Things for an awesome Day – In this episode of my podcast show, I share my morning routine. The 6 things which make my day awesome and productive. Hope you find it useful.

My most popular Instagram post recentlyMy #rrunn goodie bag is here.

I got my Unived rrunn goodie bag last week after winning their SCMM 2017 selfie contest. Check out my winning selfie at the end of this post.

Article I’m enjoying (and pondering) — If You Want A Fulfilling Life, You Need Impulse Control

I love reading on Medium and Jon Westenberg is one of my favourite writers on this platform. Because he churns out great articles on a regular basis. His writing style is a little goofy at times but mostly straight in the face. You will dig this one. Go check it out.

What I’m reading/watching/listening to —YouTube – CHEAP LIGHTING SETUP on a Budget! – DIY

If you are a YouTuber or a Video/Film Maker, this video will make a lot of sense to you. Peter McKinnon, does provide his insights on the home lightening setup for a shoot in a really quirky way.

A Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“A man’s best treasure is a thrifty tongue.”

– Poet Hesiod

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

– Himanshu


So here is my Selfie which won the ‘SCMM 2017 selfie contest by Unived‘.


Would you like to get a very short pentacle (5 items) e-mail from me every Saturday with the five coolest things I’ve found that week?

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No spam, ever. Only great stuff.

Quick endnote – as a few of you guys have told me that emails are not delivering in the Gmail primary inbox and going to promotions tab in your Gmail. I suggest below two pro tips to get my email in your Primary inbox from next time.

  • Add my From email address ([email protected]) to your Google Contacts list.
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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 3 – 2017

The first month of 2017 is heading to an end. This past week was glorious. I finished the SCMM Marathon and had some good family time.

Let’s get on this week’s updates.


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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 3 – 2017

Greetings my internet friends,

Here are some popular links, thoughts, and articles for today’s “Saturday-Pentacle” e-mail newsletter. This is a free newsletter and goes out every Saturday only for my subscribed readers.

Enjoy! 


Post of the week – Vlog (video log) no. 2. “SCMM – 2017 | Expo Vlog

Marathon Expo’s are always fun. I enjoyed this small expedition to Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2017 – Mirchi Expo. Hope you enjoy it too!

My most popular Instagram post recentlyFinally, a Selfie on the Sea Link. Well! I couldn’t get it last year. This year I did and it also won me a winning spot in a contest by Unived. Check it out here.

Article I’m enjoying (and pondering)Evernote 8.0: Organization Made Simple.

I love Evernote. It literally is the workspace of my life, though I was not very happy with their iOS apps. Finally, they have listened and Evernote 8 is here. It’s a completely redone app from the ground up. Notes take the centre stage now, which I always wanted. There are a lot of improvements. This article is a brief summary of the design changes and the functionality.

What I’m reading/watching/listening toThe Fundamentals of Caring.

I watched this movie a few days back, it wasn’t something extraordinary, but it was special. This movie will cheer you up in any scenario. Great performance by Craig Roberts.

A Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“For centuries, people have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work and sheer will. But things have changed. Success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others and how much we give them.”

— Meiko Patton

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

– Himanshu


SCMM 2017 Race day vlog and report coming up next. I finished my second Full Marathon this year. Here is a picture of myself on the finish line.


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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 2 – 2017

It’s already mid of Jan 2017. How fast the first week pass by!

Here I’m again, with my Saturday weekly. Let’s get on with it.


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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 2 – 2017

Greetings my internet friends,

Here are some popular links, thoughts, and articles for today’s “Saturday-Pentacle” e-mail newsletter. This is a free newsletter and goes out every Saturday only for my subscribed readers.

Enjoy! 


Post of the week – My first vlog (video log) of the year 2017. I call it – “Craving of the yellow diary

This video depicts my small expedition to South Bombay to see my friend Stuart and his Band’s live performance at The Experimental Theatre in NCPA. Hope you enjoy it, like I did while creating it.

My most popular Instagram post recentlyVienna Store. Well! We should not judge a book by its cover, but in this case, I should be forgiven for not instantly connecting elephants with eggs!

Article I’m enjoying (and pondering)One Man’s Quest to Change the Way We Die. This guy! You’ve got to give it to him.

Spoiler alert – You may cry in between this story, it’s overwhelming in some part. When you feel how it is to lose three limbs and how it affects your whole present and the future life.

What I’m reading/watching/listening to — I follow the seeker stories page on YouTube and I found this interesting video – Why India’s Youth Are Dating In Secret. Interesting start-up idea.

A Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“Others inspire us, information feeds us, practice improves our performance, but we need quiet time to figure things out.”

— Ester Schaler Buchholz

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

– Himanshu


This is mid of January already and SCMM (Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon) – 2017 is here. I’m running in SCMM from past 3 years. First was HM (Half Marathon) and last year I did my first FM (Full Marathon). This year I’m doing an FM again.

All set for tomorrow. Here is a picture of the prep.


Would you like to get a very short pentacle (5 items) e-mail from me every Saturday with the five coolest things I’ve found that week?

It might include books, music, articles, new hacks/tricks, photographs and last but not the least people.

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No spam, ever. Only great stuff.

Quick endnote – as a few of you guys have told me that emails are not delivering in the Gmail primary inbox and going to promotions tab in your Gmail. I suggest below two pro tips to get my email in your Primary inbox from next time.

  • Add my From email address ([email protected]) to your Google Contacts list.
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    You can teach Gmail where to deliver your messages. When you move one of my emails from Promotions tab to the Primary tab, Gmail asks whether it should always deliver my emails in your primary inbox. So please do that. You can also read more about these Gmail Help instructions.