Monday, February 1, 2021

Jasmine Build On Shifting Sand by Sanjay Desai

Jasmine Build On Shifting Sand by Sanjay Desai.

Jasmine Build On Shifting Sand is a story about chasing the dream of modelling. These days many people dream about modelling industry or the creative fields. But due to their limitations in the mind they give up easily. Those who have any burning purpose and passion, please grab this book and read on. 
Yes, JASMINE BUILD ON SHIFTING SAND is a self-half fiction novel and it shares about the experience of Jasmine who fights through the obstacles to shine in the world of fashion industry.

The Acknowledgement section starts with the Author’s journey in practice of meditation and how his guru’s like Ramanna Maharshi, Osha and J Krishnamurty has influenced in writing the book.

The Prologue was extremely difficult it makes us lose interest in the book. The author has shared his adventure experience through the Himalayas. Though I am a hard-core trekker and Keder trek was in my bucket list, for some reason I could not get cooked with the narrative style. 

But the second half of the book is really a must read during this period. I.e. after the unpredictable corona and the lockdown life. I know many of us have been depressed being at home, handling all the things facing lots of ups and downs, But this second half,  motivate us and gives us a guidance on practical things and teachings. The teaching in the second half will help us to get an enriching journey in our life and I am sure I am going to carry out them.

Personally, I felt first half was little boring, but as you push yourself to read more, you will get an enchanting experience.

This is the first book that I am reading that has an experience of micro-learning multimedia tool kit. i.e one can enjoy the E-microlearning experience.

Writing style of the author:

Sanjay Desai has the power to inspire his readers through his writing style and the Jasmine journey is a good read with ease of precise vocabulary used to communicate his message.

Self-help books are always a good teacher and this book will definitely change our thought process to chase our dreams.

Final Take away:

Thanks to Sanjay for sharing his ideas on spiritual aspects on life and his career. Everyone wish to pursue our dreams, be it small or big. if you are one among them, please do read this book and explore the authors teachings. You will get a hope of positivity.

About the Book:

  • Publisher: Conscious Leap Insights Private Limited 
  • Number of Pages : 160 pages
  • Buy From Amazon

Monday, June 29, 2020


There was a leading actress in Kollywood whose daughter was always trolled for her plus size. Just 2 days ago, I received a TikTok video with the weight-loss visual image of her daughter and herself. During the nation-wide lockdown in India when everyone was staying indoors and gaining a lot of weight, she had lost a lot of weight. And Oh man! It was an absolutely awesome transformation.

I wanted to congratulate her for her wonderful transformation and share that video with my friends and family who aspire to lose weight in a healthier way.

But before I could forward, My mind commanded, “#MatkarForward”,  I recollected What Virat Kohil shared as a part #MatKarForward initiative and his views in sharing of misinformation.

I wanted to ensure that the video was real. Because once shared it goes viral and gets shared by several million others. 

Hence, I searched her profile on TikTok and I was lucky enough to find her. The account had her portrait in the profile, and it had almost 88.1 K followers with 2.5 million likes. But that does not mean it was owned by her. Hence, I dug her account more and observed there was a blue tick badge right alongside her username. It’s a verified account. Now, I scrolled down her profile and the videos uploaded on the account are mostly about yoga and coronavirus awareness.

Then I saw her tweet about her weight loss. She had tweeted that many asked for her the reason behind her weight loss and she shared her weight loss journey stating that she was single-handedly doing all work at home like sweeping and mopping. Above all, she was doing yoga dedicatedly. There were few troll comments from her haters, and she had even taken time to reply to all of them sarcastically.

When I realized that the news was true, then I decided to forward it to the people along with her yoga video link that was available on Tiktok.

Earlier, the only source of information was the media and the people were properly trained in sharing the news. But these days, any person with a mobile phone and a channel can create any news and keep spreading as and what they feel.

Hence,  do not always trust the message you received even if they are from your close and trustable friends. Before you forward, do verify the source. Sometimes, even a fake photo is added to a post/news and we must be #atmanirbhar (self-dependent) by verifying and triple-checking any information that comes our way.

My only suggestion would be “Think thrice before sharing it. We should always authenticate the credibility of any news”