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    The Downside of WorkAway

    Intention To analyse how challenging it can be to receive orders/directions/suggestions from someone else when there is no payment involved. The psychology of working for less than the minimum requirements to sustain life; hence spending savings while working. Everything is going pretty smoothly around here from what I see… so what do you need me for? Seriously if it’s not me that you need, then you need not tell me what to do. Allow me to do what it is that I do, rather than asking me to be someone else (probably the someone else that you want me to be). Value what I do, rather than expecting me to…

  • Yoga & Meditation

    The Invisible Ostrich: Part 2

    By the way… there is a popular saying that: When “someone has their head buried in the sand…the person is ignoring obvious facts or refusing to accept advice, hoping that simply denying the existence of a problem will make it go away.” [1] It’s possible that this derived from the claim that ostriches bury their head in the sand as a defense mechanism against predators, with the logic that ‘if I can’t see them, then they can’t see me’. As it turns out, this is in fact not true[1]. Obviously the logic is flawed, but also the behaviour of the ostrich is simply not true, according to myth-debunkers online. The…

  • Yoga & Meditation

    Shaktidarshan Yogashram: Ganesh’s 3rd Place of ‘Quiet Mind’

    Deep within the experience of a pro-bono visit to the Shri Shaktidarshan Yogashram, Ganesh Kamath finds a peaceful space. More than ‘finding’ this peaceful space, he is lead there by a guide called upon by the Guruji Devababa. Following several morning rituals and a brief yog(a) session, this woman leads the way forward, and foreshadows the meeting of another woman who ‘does not eat’. Unlike the scare stories perhaps told during your childhood, this woman living in nature is not to be mistaken as one who ‘does not bite’, but instead, the meaning here is that she literally doesn’t eat food. Nestled within a small prayer room within a small…

  • Travel Story

    Journey of Ganesh with a Monkey

    A Travel story of me and my 6 Years old son Shrida, traveling around India for 48 days long. “Hey bhaiya!….Kya khaooge?? …..Paan khaoge? ……” This is what my 6 year old son shrida started saying after coming back from a 48 day long trip. After UKG (Upper Kinder Garten), before going Class 1 (First grade), shrida had a 60 day vacation. So I thought it would be great to take him for an adventurous trip around India. Our main target was to see the Himalayan hill range from a distance. However, our plan was not fixed, we had no list of things to do. My main interest was to…