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Weekend Box Office Tips-The sum of the parts makes the whole

Persistently pursuing your passions will sooner or later lead to success and recognition. One doesn’t need  to have success and recognition  in mind before setting off on their passion.

So the weekend box office tip is by Srishti Sethi, doctoral candidate at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences:

“The sum of your efforts, on a yearly, weekly, daily and momentarily basis, makes the whole of your dreams come true.” “

Srishti’s Weekend Box Office Tip

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Discussing Pak – Hindu refugees at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs New York

In the words of Srishti Sethi, “individual effort, towards any direction, which might appear insignificant for that particular moment,  sums up to magically produce consequences beyond  what you can imagine.”

The story behind the weekend box office tip

In her case , working with focus on  important aspects (fieldwork in the soul dehydrating heat of Jodhpur, writing endless chapters in the library ), which appear mundane to the ordinary eye, lead to the story of the under-represented communities to come through.

Endless hours of hard work and meticulous research required going beyond the self.  All the selfless effort towards getting  borderland tribes recognized  finally came to the fore with her Ted Talk on the sense of belonging and televised interview with Ravish Kumar(Primetime NDTV).

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Discussion on rights of refugees with Ravish Kumar on NDTV Primetime

Her weekend box office tip tells us to silently do the needful today without worrying about the success it will get you tomorrow.  All the sacrifices will be worth it at the end.

Her topic of research has been highlighted by the media and being an expert in her field she has the right skill set to show the world the exact picture. All the effort that she has put in this research, both mental and physical, has been rewarded.

So keep working on your passions , you might not get instant recognition or fame, but with persistence you will be gratified. Gratification might come in the form of success, recognition or fame, but every single moment of your effort will be rewarded.

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Ted talk on sense of belonging, idea of home.

Lessons to learn from  Srishti’s story:

  1. Work without defining final outcomes, you wont be rewarded in the exact way that you want, but you will be rewarded.
  2. Don’t be distracted from your tasks seeing others while away their time.
  3. All sacrifices directed towards a good result will reap rewards beyond your imagination.
  4. Howsoever insignificant your efforts appear in the moment, they will make sense when you achieve your goals.
  5. Your intentions and vision will help you in the struggle. Always believe in yourself, the world will follow suit.

With a clear vision and good intentions your efforts will never be wasted.  So hustle on with your passionate pursuits, soon you will be blessed with results beyond your imagination.

Do follow Srishti (Facebook and Instagram) on her journey as she intends to enhance the current circumstances of Indo-Pak Migrants and get them the recognition they deserve. Having refugee ancestors this research on existence and human rights comes naturally to her and that’s how she can pursue it passionately.  A very Special thanks to her for her contribution to the weekend box office tips.

 

Top 5 tips for a beginners calisthenic workout program

Everything in the universe has rhythm, everything dances. Your body is no different. It has its own graceful way of flowing across the visual spectrum, in perfect sync with its surroundings. Calisthenics utilizes this grace of movement to achieve bodily fitness. I thought it would be helpful for sharing 5 tips for a beginners calisthenic workout program, so that it would be easier for people to practice this connatural way of staying healthy.

What is Calisthenics?

This beautiful form of exercise, in which you use nothing other than your own body weight, originated in ancient Greece. Its rhythmic nature and aesthetic grace make it more of an art form than exercise.  The creative possibilities of this form of training is endless.

How to practice it?

A beginners calisthenic workout comprises basic body weight exercises like planks, push ups and pull ups. As your body gets more accustomed to the basic movements, you use your creativity to generate more resistance by rearranging your center of gravity and  finding variations.

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Top 5 tips for a beginners calisthenic workout program

After practicing it for over 3 years now, I still believe I am far from being a calisthenic expert. Just like life, the learning process with this unconventional exercise  form is endless.  Nonetheless the experience over these years has helped me gather a few insights which will be helpful to anyone wanting to partake in a beginners calisthenic workout.

Here are 5 tips for a beginners calisthenic workout program:

  1. Its all about the CORE – Core stability forms the basis of most body weight workouts. So one must ensure a strong set of abdominal and gluteal muscles.  This can only be accomplished by using many static hold exercises like the plank, v-ups, plie holds etc.
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  2. Static to Dynamic– To ensure proper muscle development, beginners must always move from static exercises to dyanmic ones. Before you get into variations which involve a lot of movement you must always engage in static exercises (as mentioned above). This will help you identify and engage all the muscles associated with that specific movement.
  3. Push and Pull – If you really want to pursue calisthenics be ready to do push ups and pull ups without counting. These are the most common body weight exercises. If these are mastered then they form the basis of more creative movements. Try to reach a level of natural ease with push ups and pulls up before going in for something more complicated.
  4. The Medrano Effect– Out of the thousands of things you watch online everyday, spend 15 mins noticing the movements of experts in the field of calisthencis. Not with intention of aping them blindly(it wouldn’t be possible, they have been practicing this discipline for too long), but understand the harmony and rhythm of movement. Frank Medrano is to calisthenics was Muhammad Ali was to Boxing or Sachin Tendulkar was to Cricket, Do check him out.
  5. Power lies in Patience– Don’t be afraid to fall a hundred times over, don’t be disheartened if the movements that you envisioned yourself doing, don’t happen too soon. The most important tip for a beginners calisthenic workout plan is patience. Your resolve will surely be tested, but your patience will not go unrewarded. PicsArt_01-09-03.10.32With the game plan set its time you take the plunge into this beautiful discipline wholeheartedly. The benefits of calisthenics are plentiful. These include:
  • No equipment required
  • Can be performed anywhere at anytime(even at home)
  • Full body workout
  • More scope for creativity and fun than dumbbells
  • Its functional nature helps develop relevant muscles in perfect proportion
  • Its rhythmic nature brings harmony to the mind

With so many benefits I think everyone must make calisthenics a part of their workout routines. Hope you can use and share these 5 tips for a beginners calisthenic workout program in your circle of healthy friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sustaining the Six Pack

Sustaining the six pack is an attempt to bring you closer to realizing your goals and sustaining them successfully. It is for people who believe in themselves and are willing to take the first tstep towards change, its also meant for those who have achieved limited success and have gotten caught in the web of contentment.

The book talks about what one should do after achieving their goals. Sustaining the six pack is all about hard work and perseverance, but what keeps you going once you attain it. What makes you put in all the effort without seeing any visible change.

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Propelling you from Goodness To Greatness

There is only one thing that separates common men from champions and champions from legends. Having an understanding of it will help propel you from mediocrity to goodness and from goodness to greatness.
Dive into the book to discover this blueprint to greatness. If you align yourself with it you would be well placed to not only be successful but sustain it for long enough to leave a legacy.
Some men are content in letting life slide, others are content with a one-off success like having a six pack, but true legends believe in sustaining the six pack and success for as long as they can.
If you have the mindset of greatness, you will never be satisfied. If you are never satisfied, there is no limit to your growth. Read and empower yourself with mindset tools which assist you in sustaining the six pack and find out how this help you sustain success in all spheres of your life.

Inspiration behind Sustaining the Six Pack 

My main aim behind writing Sustaining the Six Pack is to help people who are stuck at different levels of the success ladder, both in fitness and in life. With specific gym notes in each chapter I have tried to highlight how the information is relevant for the fitness enthusiasts.

The scope of this book is beyond the gym and percolates into all endeavors a person undertakes throughout his life. By reading through you will understand how sustaining the six pack and sustaining success are inter related and essential for an inspiring life.

Be Healthy, Be Happy, Be Great!!!!

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