It was a toss between nature and culture, between a hike to Jalori pass and a walk around Barnagi, to soak in pahadi way of life. Jalori got the maximum votes from the dozen odd travelers in the group, despite reports of snow and sleet. However, since no one was equipped to hike on the now-slippery trail, it was decided that we travel on wheels. From Tirthan Angler’s Retreat in Barnagi cozily nestled in a valley, we trooped up to the motorable road in the light drizzle. From here began the exciting journey to 10,000 feet above. Continue reading
Book review – My Spiritual Psychology by BK Jayasimha
“The quality of your Life depends on the quality of thoughts! Thoughts lead to feelings that fuels emotions, which defines attitudes and that, drives Behaviors, which finally become Convictions…
“Taking personal responsibility for our thoughts, feelings, emotions, habits and actions is the first key to becoming the architects of our own life. For this to happen, we need to be free thinkers and for that to happen we need to operate from the space of acceptance!”
In his first book, the author urges a top-down approach or a reverse order which requires one to heal the spirit first, and the mind by becoming emotionally competent and on the journey, take the temple that is your body along.” In the second book, the focus is more on the emotional aspects.
Launch of YuppTV Originals
This comes as a refreshing announcement in the entertainment sector. Not launch of another TV channel, but an online entertainment channel for the Internet. YuppTV which has been in the internet and content space since 2006 has leap-frogged into another dimension now. It will now provide Over the Top (OTT) content and serve some interesting fare. The channel is called YuppTV Originals, and was formally launched by Mr. Uday Reddy, Founder and CEO of YuppTV along with YuppTV’s Brand Ambassador and Superstar, Mahesh Babu. Continue reading
Book Review – The Personal ROI by BK Jayasimha
Discover the way into inner wisdom – is what the sub text says. More often, books (and discourses) of this nature, fall into the self-help or spiritual category. This is perhaps my first initiation into a book that weaves and balances both the aspects quite well. The author, BK Jayasimha – with impressive credentials as a Life Coach and Rebirthing Breath Worker – combines ancient wisdom with modern management practices and inspired by his own personal experiences and journey. Continue reading
Sprawled in the vast acres of Ashtur is the final resting place and half preserved edifices of the Bahamani dynasty – time stood buried and alive at the same time. The Sunday mood, perfected by the weather, was quite evident with locals indulging in a game of cricket or cards under a huge tree. For the traveler it offered a chance to satiate history and heritage at an unhurried pace. Continue reading
Book Review – A Forgotten Affair
A reader doesn’t get much of an idea from the first few pages of the book. In that sense, A Forgotten Affair proved to be different. I had barely got past the first few pages and was already captivated by the writing style!
The story is about Sagarika, who is married to Rishab, a successful businessman. More than a year after a near-fatal accident, she is still grappling with memory loss and trying to regain a big part of her life.