Saturday-Pentacle – Week 38 – 2019

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 38 – 2019

A recent episode of my Podcast

Episode 13 – Kuntal Joisher

Episode 13 – Kuntal Joisher (First vegan to climb Mt. Everest from both the sides) – Living a life of compassion and Summiting the highest mountains!

In this episode, I’m talking to Kuntal Joisher who became the World’s first Vegan to scale Everest in 2016 and now in 2019, he has summited Everest again from the North Side becoming the only vegan on earth climb Mt. Everest from both the sides. Kuntal’s expeditions are driven by compassion as a Vegan and he also spreads awareness on Dementia. He has also been on the cover of multiple international Vegan magazines. Apart from his mountain expeditions, he works as a technology professional and also speaks at various events throughout the globe as a public speaker.

In this conversation, we talk about his story, how the early exposure to the idea that “it’s ok to do crazy things” seeded his life with the sense of adventure. How his journey as a mountaineer started and the moments when he was first awestruck with the magnificence of Mt. Everest. His training regime and advice for people who are aspiring to summit Mt. Everest. It’s all in this episode.


My most popular Instagram post recently

Sunsets are proof that endings can be beautiful too.
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An article I’ve been pondering on —

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead – This article changed my perspective about goal setting to achieve success in areas you desire. Instead of goal setting, James Clear suggests a different strategy – Fall In Love With Systems.

This change the way I approach any problem or something I want to achieve. Now following the suggested purview, I started designing good systems and implementing them in my life which could take care of the goals automatically.

Great Read.


A song I loved –

Nipsey Hussle ft. Steve Jobs – Who Detached Us – This American rapper was assassinated (this year) on March 31, 2019. That’s when I first stumbled upon his music and found a somewhat weird kind of energy in his music. This particular song which has a short “stay hungry stay foolish” blurb from Steve Jobs, is filled up with lyrics of everyday life and yet is so deep.

Check it out.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

When you feel homesick,’ he said, ‘just look up. Because the moon is the same wherever you go.

Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 38 – 2019

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A cause I’m supporting and want you to join hands 

Talawe Wetlands

Through my cycling group, I recently came to know about a devastating plan of the govt in Navi Mumbai. They want to build a golf course where there is a huge wetland (Talawe Wetland in Seawoods area).

A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem. It saves us in many capacities from the floods as well. As Mangrove trees play a major part in regulating the flooding.

In this particular wetland, many birds arrive through their yearly migrations. More than 80 types of birds have been seen in this wetland and around including Flamingoes, Kingfisher, Swift, Purple Sunbird, Jungle Crow, Bulbul, Coel and many more.

When I visited it recently while the Save Talawe Wetland movement, I myself saw this amazing trail which is right beside this wetland. I could see bio-diversified life and an amazing natural habitat for these birds.

Destroying the wetland to make a golf course seems like a very absurd idea when there is already a golf course in Kharghar which is less than 10kms away from this place and I think not many golfers are there to ask for two golf courses in a small area.

So we did protest by spreading awareness through running/cycling events and making a human chain. The main team who started this movement has started a Change.org petition for this movement and asking govt. to change there minds and also providing permanent protection to this area by marking it protected natural site.

Please support this movement and save our Talawe wetland. Follow the Facebook page for more updates.

Here is a video compilation of our 4th Feb wetland day event –


My most popular Instagram post recently

Photo no. 6
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The bustling street of Jaipur.

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Article I’m pondering —

The Principles Of Life That Everyone Knows, But Only A Few Follow – A great read from Darius Foroux. If anytime in your life you have felt existential crisis. This post may be helpful and if you are going through that crisis right now, may help you in navigating through it as well.

So open your mind and read this post.


What am I watching —

The last days of Osama Bin Laden – I recently watched this documentary on National Geographic where acclaimed journalist Peter Bergen, who is one of a small handful people to have met Osama, heads to Pakistan for answers on the ground. This multifaceted investigation reconstructs The Last Days of Osama Bin Laden.

This US operation to get Osama alive or dead was called the Operation Neptune Spear and was executed by a special Ops team made up of US Navy SEALs.

Click the title link for official page of Nat Geo and here is the unofficial YouTube link to this documentary –


Quote I’m pondering on lately –

“You need life to save you from what you want sometimes to give you what you really need.”

— Tim Ferriss (10th Anniversary review of The Four Hour Work Week Book)


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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New year resolutions – 2018

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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.

2017 is over and a new year (2018) is here. For this year’s new year resolutions list, I’m putting in a few fresh resolutions and keeping a few from the last year. Why carry on with the old ones you say? It is because now I’ve started to know myself better than before and what keeps me happy and content.

For some people, new year resolutions are some things from which they want to break out, like a bad habit. For some, it is something new which they want to learn or do. For me it has all three, break out of something which I don’t actually like, learn something new and do something which I’m carrying forward from last year’s resolution list and haven’t yet completed.

Here you go.

New year resolutions – 2018

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26 Things About Life I Wish I Had Known When I Was 20 Years Old

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As Ludwig famously said –

Less is More.

We are always running behind something and someone. When we don’t really know the meaning of this philosophy, we may want everything we see.

In the past 10 years of my life, I’ve slowly started to comprehend this fact. That less is more and this eventually became a fundamental value of whatever I do.

There are many other learnings like this which shaped me as a person in past 10 years. I thought to share these with you, as some of you might be in your twenties and find them helpful. So I jotted down these 26 learnings from past 10 years of my life as A to Z below.

How did I learn them you ask? I have learned these from various books, people and experiences.

I wish I had known these 26 things when I was 20 years old but here they are for you. The 26 reminders –

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New year resolutions – 2017

Last year I first published a list of my top 10 new year resolutions for the year of 2016. So I’m continuing the tradition, cause it helped me move in the right direction in the last year throughout. I would go back each month to this resolution list and see my progress. It was a fun and productive process.

It’s the new year day today. New hopes, New resolutions and a report of last year’s resolutions. Here you go.

New year resolutions – 2017

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Resistance

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‘Resistance’ – Picture courtesy — The coffeelicious post — http://bitly.com/2bvtCVt

 

She was standing on the edge of the cliff.

The gray blind still on her eyes, covering the blind of her hair on her face. She was ready to give in. But why?

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