Saturday-Pentacle – Week 20 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 20 – 2018


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Post of the week –

New episode on “The Himanshu Sachdeva Show” today –

#12 – Why to start running today and how?

In this episode, I’m talking about running. The why and the how!


My most popular Instagram post recently

Sitting in a rooftop restaurant I was having a cup of masala tea. There was quite an interesting scene going on. In the sea side club house nearby (for super rich), there was an indian wedding reception arranged.
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Right in front of it was the sea full of yachtes.
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Almost a dreamy wedding reception it would have been.
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I could just imagine.

Wedding by the sea!
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Article I found interesting  —

The 1 Percent Rule: Why a Few People Get Most of the Rewards – One of my favourite author James Clear tells in his famous post through a story – how small gains consistently can lead towards larger goals achievement.


What am I watching —

Stranger Things – Found another great series on Netflix. A little bit creepy a little bit (or a lot) of suspense and a lot of drama. Finished watching a couple of episodes and it already got me hooked. Seems like a good watch.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“The more I see, the less I know for sure.”

— John Lennon


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 20 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 19 – 2018

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Post of the week –

New episode on “The Himanshu Sachdeva Show” today –

#11 – How to become financially independant?

In this episode, I’m talking about financial independence and few ideas about side projects.


My most popular Instagram post recently

Street Art somewhere in Bandra.

Jaguar!
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Article I found interesting  —

10 Smoothies That Won’t Spike Your Blood Sugar – Want a few great after workout smoothie recipes? This one is a great list. Loved the Green Superfood Smoothie.


What am I watching —

13 Reasons Why – I binged on this series in past few weeks and finished whole 2 seasons in 3-4 sittings. From the outlook, it may look like a high school drama, but trust me its not. It’s much deeper than that. It’s story of a high school sophmore Hannah Baker who commits suicide and leaves behind 13 reasons why she did what she did. It distrubed me in many ways, it shook me in many ways. It forced me to re-think my whole high school life. If you are weak hearted, it may not be appropriate for you. But if you are not, this is a must watch.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”

— Aristotle


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 18 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 18 – 2018


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Post of the week –

New episode on “The Himanshu Sachdeva Show” today –

#10 – Let’s talk about music!

In this episode, I’m talking about music and how it can make you feel better.


My most popular Instagram post recently

Tug of war!
Fishermen vs Sea

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Tug of war! Fishermen vs Sea . I saw couple of guys pulling a rope through the sea. I couldn't understand first what they were trying to do. But as couple of minutes went by. I saw more and more locals joining those guys as their quest of winning against the pull of the sea became more intense. . It just seemed absurd if men can win in a tug of war against the sea. But these brave fishermen didn't let go. . Sea was pulling them in hard and they were all pulling back against it. . Most of the time sea was dominating. . But little did the sea know that these men are slowly making the rope slip through its hands. After almost an hour of struggle the men won. . Prize – a net filled with fish. . Sea let them win this time. May because they didn't let go. . . #sea #men #story #tugofwar

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Article I found interesting  —

Are fruit-flavored waters good for you? – Fruit flavored waters are a trend nowadays. But are they healthy? Are they good for you? This article answers that.


What am I watching —

Watch a Japanese Craftsman Lovingly Bring a Tattered Old Book Back to Near Mint Condition – Old school craftsmanship, Even I’ve done something like this with my own old book which, I wish to make a story of my book sometime soon.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”

— MARCUS AURELIUS”


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 18 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 17 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle, Week 17 Issue


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Post of the week –

New episode on “The Himanshu Sachdeva Show” today – ( click my face above to listen to the episode)

#9 – Why I prefer Apple Devices over Android?

This episode is about technology. Especially the technology we use every day.


My most popular Instagram post recently

Just a thought for food.

Medu Vada!

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Music I’m listening to  — I am finding the music of Shallou pretty soothing these days and listening to it more often.


What am I watching —

Made in Mékhé – This is the story of a women entrepreneur Magatte Wade. She was born in Senegal (A country in West Africa) but spent much of her childhood in France. Growing up, she saw the extreme differences in wealth between Africa and Europe. This disparity sparked a question… Why are some countries rich, and others poor?

She found a cosmetics company skinisskin and manufacturing it in providing Mékhé, Senegal. Amazing story.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.”

— Franz Kafka 


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 16 – 2018

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Post of the week –

New episode on “The Himanshu Sachdeva Show” today –

#8 – Why traveling is great for creativity?

Today’s episode is about traveling and how it can help you be a better creative.


My most popular Instagram post recently

Remembering the day I stood on the tower looking over to this spectacular panorama of Ganges.

The Orange Sky
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Person I found interesting  —

Tim Kennedy – He is an American badass. Period.

I found him through Tim Ferriss and I can’t get over his personality. He is an American patriot who is on active duty with special forces. An MMA fighter and an entrepreneur. Go check him out, he is violent.


What am I watching —

The Strange Ones – Found this creepy short film on Vimeo. Amazing sound design and atmosphere in this short.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“The most useful insights are often found at the intersection of ideas.”

— James Clear


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 15 – 2018

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Post of the week –

New episode on “The Himanshu Sachdeva Show” today –
This episode is about productivity and how you can maximise your everyday output.

My most popular Instagram post recently

Revisiting one of my famous Insta posts –

Quintessence of life
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Article I’ve been pondering upon —

My Powerful 1-Hour Routine For Quick Success On Medium – If you are a writer, this is a great article to start working on the Medium platform and how you can succeed there. Real legit article with actual insight from someone who actually has achieved success. In this article, the author refers to Parkinson’s law which is often mentioned by Tim Ferriss (one of my favourite persons) –

“Parkinson’s Law dictates that a task will swell in (perceived) importance and complexity in relation to the time allotted for its completion. If I give you 24 hours to complete a project, the time pressure forces you to focus on execution, and you have no choice but to do only the bare essentials.”


What am I watching —

Denali – I almost cried after watching this short movie. It’s the story of the dog Denali and Ben.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“When student is ready, the teacher appears.”

— Old proverb


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 14 – 2018

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Post of the week –

 

 

New episode on “The Himanshu Sachdeva Show” today –
In this episode, I talk about the process of creating meaningful ideas from the unstructured thoughts.

My most popular Instagram post recently

One Tree Hill
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One tree hill! . The magnificence of this point came to us accidently. While doing a round of Matheran on feet. (yes, we did the whole loop of matheran on feet in 2.5-3 hours). It was amazing. . When we were half way done and none of us had slightest idea of where one tree hill was and neither were we actually looking for it. . Call it destiny or the butterfly magic of just doing something and going for it. We saw the board of one tree hill. As we stepped the downhill stairs, in my heart i felt, we were going to see something amazing. . Then there it was, one tree hill it was right in front of us. On the slight right where the two rocks (the one we were standing upon and the one tree hill rock) met. It was a view you cannot forget. Wind was just cutting through us. We couldn't speak for few moments, delighted by the magnificence of nature we stood there. Apart from the wind, everything became still. . . P. S.: Its literally called one tree hill because there is one tree on top of the rock as you can see in the picture. . . #onetreehill #story #life #travel #matheran

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Person I’ve been pondering upon —

People Who Have “Too Many Interests” Are More Likely To Be Successful According To Research – Even though many of our cultures say that ‘jack of all and master of none’ is being a generalist. However it’s not perceived to be good. Like chinese people say – “Equipped with knives all over, yet none is sharp,”. But still the most impactful individuals , both contemporary and historical, have been generalists: Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Richard Feynman, Ben Franklin, Thomas Edison. But i think in modern world, it’s not about jack of all and master of none. It’s almost reaching to the point of virtual master of all. This is an interesting read Michael Simmons. Check it out.


What am I watching —

MOVE – Can’t believe this super short film is from 7 years ago. So much creativity in this world.

P.S.: Your head might hurt after watching it.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.”

— Napolean Hill


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 13 – 2018

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Post of the week –

In order to keep my podcast content simple I decided to split my main podcast into two shows –
  1. Experiments of Lifestyle Architecture Lab” – This is my main show, the place where you’ll find my formal podcasts on lifestyle design and interviews with creatives.
  2. **NEW** “The Himanshu Sachdeva Show” – This is my side show, the place where you’ll find more intimate conversations with personal stories and a little casual podcast.
So here is the latest episode from “The Himanshu Sachdeva Show” –

#5 – Step back to move forward – In this episode i tell a real life story and how to take a step back to move forward.


My most popular Instagram post recently

Throw Back to Pawna Lake Trip earlier this year.
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Book I’ve been reading this week —

Futurist in the Present: a Book About Art, Design & Life – Got the reference of this book from Darius Foroux (one of my favourite writers), this book is from Dani Foroux (Darius’s brother), it’s an interesting book as Dani designed a Shoe called ‘Sofia’ and this book is like the booklet of the whole process of Shoe design and the way he approached it and his design philosophy etc. I can say it’s interesting to read what goes on in a designer’s head while creating or designing. A good read.


What am I watching —

Saṃsāra – A short film that blew my mind cause it’s shot in one of my favourite places on this planet – ‘Benares’ and it brought back the whole feeling of being in ‘Benares’. Beautifully shot, specially the time lapses and the amazing transformation shots of Taj Mahal and other monuments.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“Don’t let life harden your heart.”

— Pema Chödrön


Until Next Saturday!

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Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 12 – 2018

Saturday-Pentacle, Week 12 Issue


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Post of the week –

Leave The Office On Time and Don’t Take Your Work Home – Rightly said by the author, these two lessons are true for every person who wants a long, happy, and satisfying career. Good Read.


My most popular Instagram post recently

The Lady Bird
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Person I’ve been pondering upon —

Ken Burns – I knew this name when I started making short movies in Apple iMovie on my iPhone. Ken Burns is an effect, where you can put life into still images by slowly zooming into them and panning. However I didn’t know it’s actually dedicated name to an actual person. Ken Burns, who is a renowned Filmmaker. He often used this effect to make still images of historical values, alive. His documentary movies even won Academy Award Nominations. Really fascinating guy.

You can connect with him on Twitter.


What am I listening to —

Love & Hate by Michael Kiwanuka – This song was introduced to me by a colleague. I didn’t like it as much first. But it slowly grew on me.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.”

— Pierre-Marc-Gaston


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 11 – 2018

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App of the week –


Runtastic Push-Ups Trainer

Recently when I was trying to get back into strength training mode, I wanted to start with Push-ups, but I got rusty due to not doing pushups from a very long time (almost more than a year). Hence when I wanted to get back to doing 10 to 20 pushups at a time, I downloaded this training app again on my phone, which helped me earlier in doing pushups regularly and reaching 20+ pushups goal in a single go.

This app basically relies on the proximity sensor of your phone and when you do a pushup you have to start the app and keep it under your face or nose and then do the pushup. When you come closer to the screen or even touch it both counts as a pushup. The exciting thing about it is that it has a challenge mode also where you can compete against hundreds of other real people doing the reps.

If I got you curious, you can download it here – Android | iOS.

 


My most popular Instagram post recently

Photo No. 11.

Hall of Mirrors!
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https://www.instagram.com/p/BhTTetYlFUs


Article I’ve been pondering upon —

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons – A really interesting article on relationships. A long but good read with more than a few practical nuggets on relationships. Get a cuppa coffee and read on.


What am I watching — This one is a keeper. Loved this interview of Karlie Kloss with Tim Ferriss. Karlie is amazing and not just with her beauty but with brains too. She runs a programme for 13-18-year-old girls who want to learn how to code. It’s called Kode with Klossy.

I was fascinated with the fact that being a supermodel and a super successful woman at the age of just 25 how amazing her thought process is. She jots down her thoughts on a notebook, churns them into ideas and then executes them one by one. That’s what a do-er do.

A great listen guys. Give it a go.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“If you change what you believe is possible, you change what becomes possible.”

— Unknown


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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