WhatsApp has become boring?

Same revolving messages & images from one group to another. Friends who just forward you messages and think they are connected and in touch. But frankly, I am bored with WhatsApp.

Yes it is a great tool to exchange information. But it is great so long as it is a useful information. Notice the unwanted messages you get every morning.

One has an option to spend unnecessary time reading those messages or finally delete and stop using WhatsApp.

Since past few days I have thinking of deleting and doing away with WhatsApp. What holds me that sometimes (May be 1% we get useful messages).

If this trend continues, I may switch to instil a habit of opening my data once a day to discipline myself but it looks difficult as the temptation to do something is always there.

Do you resonate with the same feeling as I have? Please do write back before I delete WhatsApp.

Most Memorable Travel Journey

In this age of sophisticated planning, GPS and Mobile, we travel for the sake of uploading pictures on Facebook and pushing tweets on twitter. At least i do it now.

However, my most memorable travel journey was in the pre- technology dominated days when we (5 friends) decided to travel at the snap of fingers. The nearest hill station was Pachmarhi and there was no google in those days. We just heard that it’s a tourist place.

In my earlier Facebook post “The Dark Train and a Bottle of Rum” , i just gave a glimpse of the journey to Pachmarhi.

Little did i mention in this post about the freedom given to us by our parents for adventure. In teenage years and as youth we even don’t count the pocket money and moral support given to us by our parents in these growing years.

Looking at the current generation, such trips are business ideas being en-cashed as travel and tourism grows up by various entrepreneurs.  For us it was a natural process. Now it’s a school or a company customized travel trip which allows an access to natural places such as hill stations or a hike in the valley.

To explore some awesome travel journeys which are unplanned and at the snap of finger, please follow this link to join my WhatsApp group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/58FI6ZChSDACLaPEyAOdNO

Age group for this above group is 25-50 and you must be an active contributor to website and WhatsApp group to be invited for such trips. So please do participate proactively.
I look forward to your comments about your childhood experiences and especially the current generation facing a gap of such adventure activities.  Ciao and Enjoy your weekend!!

Fitness, Why have I been missing it?

Fitness, Why have I been missing it?
January 21,2017

Today morning as usual I got up and started my day with WhatsApp. After the cook, maid and sweeper finished their work and went, I came to the door and picked the newspaper. As I picked the newspaper my next door neighbor was coming back. We exchanged greetings and I assumed she must be coming back from a usual walk (As fitness to me is a simple walk).

On inquiring I was told that she was coming back from the gym which is in the campus. I had seen this gym only once in 10 months but assumed again that it will require costly shoes, trek suits and fees. I was told it was otherwise.

Just yesterday my daughter asked me to buy fitbit and we politely declined due to high cost. I internally knew that the expense may go waste if I don’t follow the regime of disciplined fitness.

Today I experimented and was surprised to find “Google Fit”. Well I don’t mind google tracking my fitness and sells data to insurance companies as long as it keeps me fit. It’s a simple android app and I added four activities which I intend to do regularly with tracking to keep me fit. Walk, Hiking, Yoga and Meditation. Yes it keeps track of meditation as well as non activity and calculates calories spent even if you feel you are not active but the body is active.

I did not buy and wearable device. I just kept the mobile in my pocket and it was counting my steps. Intuitively I set my target for walk for 5000 steps in a day. What could be the target in meditation?

I went out for a walk on a sunny Saturday and made some 4 glances at my mobile to keep going to achieve the goal. Till now all my walks were without any goal. Is goal setting so important in life?

I covered distance of 3.8 kms in 46 minutes, burned 1147 calories and took exactly 5083 steps. This is what google fit reported. Wow, we are using mathematics in health!!

First time I realized why we were taught those complex theorems in school. Utility of mathematics was discovered by me today.screenshot_2017-01-21-10-57-16-419_com-google-android-apps-fitness