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Seven Chakras – A Fascinating Journey Within

Last updated on July 24th, 2016 at 04:22 pm

Recently, I had an opportunity to do a study and submit a report on “Yoga and Naturopathy”. A part of my report shows study on seven different chakras in subtle body and their significance & meaning. The copy of my report on “Yoga and Naturopathy”, which was prepared and submitted in partial fulfilment of my MBA program from Sri Sri University is available here.

Chakras

Chakras are energy centres in subtle body. Musical Instruments have deep impact on our body and mind. Following video is a post from “World Cultural Festival” which concluded on 11th-13th March 2016 as part of celebration of 35 years of “Art of Living” organisation.

Other reports prepared and submitted by me during MBA program in General Management with specialisation in Finance and Marketing can be accessed here.

Cheers!
Vijay

 
 

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Chennai Floods – a 360° Analysis

Last updated on July 30th, 2016 at 06:23 pm

Dear Friends,
As we are witnessing the worst floods in the history of Chennai. I took some time today to study the cycle of fury of nature, its impact on social network in the cyber age. I try to establish the connect between floods in Chennai and its impact on already volatile stock market. The conflict of ethics in business and humanity in the context of catastrophe, Geo-political scenario and lastly I conclude with learnings from Chennai Floods.

Chennai Floods: What and Why?
I spent my childhood in Chennai (then Madras). Therefore I have fond memories of my school days attached to it. Madras would have rains followed by cyclones every year during this time. The entire cycle would hardly last for few days to couple of weeks. But its been 18 years since I left Madras (now Chennai) in 1997 (see my journey here). The following video beautifully explains the cause and effect of this relentless rainfall and flood in this metro city in South India.

Internet and Communication Technology to the rescue
With the floods in Chennai, internet is also flooded with Facebook posts, Tweets and images of the catastrophe.  WhatsApp messages has helped connect with friends and loved ones during a disaster.
Facebook has come with a innovative concept of Safety Check – which allows anybody to be marked as safe either by themselves or by their friends.

Chennai-Flooding-FB-Safety-Check

Mobile Operators are not left behind they have given freebies to their customers on worst days of flood, few service providers have come up with location tracking facility to trace any users from their last contact area.

The Hindu – One of India’s oldest newspapers has not been printed for the first time in 137 years due to rains and floods in the southern city of Chennai (Madras) – BBC news

New Business Opportunity:
Ola had launched Ola boats service for the stranded people for easy mobility and transport of essential commodities.

Fundamental Analysis Vs Technical Analysis:
Flood causes sharp drop in the stock market. Due to incessant rains and floods in Chennai and the disruption of normal life and closing down of factories, there is sharp drop in the value of stocks in Chennai-based firms(Details news here). there is also an opportunity for traders (particularly fundamental traders) to cash on the this temporary situations. This has multiplier effect on the the over all stock market this week. The Nifty and Sensex is showing signs of negative sentiments(bearish trend) due to Chennai floods (Details news here).
Technical analyst can observe the bearish engulfing pattern in the weekly chart of some firms in Chennai which is sign of negative sentiments caused due to floods. Below are the weekly/monthly candle stick chart of two firms based out of Chennai. (Source: Investing.com and TopStockResearch.com). This pattern becomes even more evident with the higher volume of trade in the second chart.

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Conflict of Ethics in business and humanitarian act:
Amid all the effort of rescue and relief operations there are people who are selling mineral water in the flooded affected areas for Rs.150 per bottle and 1 litre milk for Rs.100. Price of essential commodities were sold at exorbitant prices(News here). Now, some people might argue that money made out this way is unethical. But its seems fair when you let the market forces of demand and supply decide the prices of the goods.

Geo-political scenario:
Relief operation effort has been intensified, Central Government sanctioned 940 crores to TN for the relief work (News here), Donations is pouring in from the business community and noble souls from local and international arena.

On the other side of the globe, we see ISIS has become the richest terrorist group and makes millions per day (Full story here). So its advised that “Never feel bad earning lots of money (in an ethical way), Since more you have, less is left for them, since money in world is finite.”Blood Money

Lessons learnt from Chennai floods:
1. Money never sleeps and neither it guarantees sleep.
2. Business should always be done with mind and service should always be done with heart – Sri Sri
3. Never feel bad for earning lots of money in an ethical way.
4. IQ (Intelligent Quotient) and EQ (Emotional Quotient) are important but most important is SQ (Spiritual Quotient) this helps one to keep one calm in tough times and take a balanced and a wholistic decision.
5. Respect Nature – Humans have still not conquered nature, so better respect it!

Hope it was a good read. If you liked it please leave a comment below as a token of gratitude and if you felt that something could have been done better kindly provide your valuable suggestion.

Cheers!
Vijay Mahawar

 
 

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Maintenance is most difficult !!

Last updated on May 12th, 2016 at 10:52 am

Dear Friends,

Today one of my close friend shared a lovely video. This video inspired me to write today’s post.

Its a discourse by His Grace Gaur Gopal Prabhu. The message which I received from this short and crisp video is:

Creation needs some effort,
Destruction needs no effort,
But maintenance requires most effort !!

Hope you enjoy the discourse by Gaur Gopal Prabhu.

Cheers!
Vijay

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2015 in Management, MBA at SSU, Spiritual

 

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UN declare 21st June as International Day of Yoga!

Last updated on December 5th, 2015 at 03:16 pm

Now longest Day in Year, 21st June, is also the International Day of Yoga. UN declared 21st June as International Day of Yoga!

Yoga, a 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin in India, aims to transform body and mind.

“The practice of yoga adds dynamism to life.
Yoga harmonises the body, the breath and the mind.”
– Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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Source: http://andreasyoga.altervista.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/suryanamaskar.jpg

Below is the talk by Sri Sri on World Yoga Day

Experience the timeless and priceless technique of yoga to keep your mind, body and soul healthy.

-Vijay

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2014 in General, Management, MBA at SSU, Spiritual

 

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SSU Rocks in Chess Competition at Ignitrix 2K14

Last updated on December 5th, 2015 at 03:17 pm

Dear Friends,
I had the honour of representing Sri Sri University, Cuttack in the recently concluded sports meet (Ignitrix 2K14) hosted by ABIT College, CDA, Cuttack (15th-17th Sep 2014).
I am delighted to share with you all that I was runners-up in the chess, the competition, which was primarily dominated by Sri Sri University. All top four positions in chess competition were taken by Sri Sri University.

Sri Sri University were runners-up in badminton mixed doubles and winner in girls singles badminton. Below is the snap of the winners from the sports meet.

SSU Rocks in Chess Competition

Winners from Sri Sri University at “Ignitrix 2K14” Sports meet at ABIT College CDA, Cuttack

Left to Right: Vijay (Runners-up Chess), Khyati (Winner Girls Singles Badminton), Neetika (Winner Chess), Akshay and Hansa (Runners-up Mixed Doubles Badminton)

Cheers!
Vijay

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2014 in Management, MBA at SSU

 

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Interesting Movies and Documentaries on Finance

Last updated on December 5th, 2015 at 07:29 pm

Dear Friends,
Today I am sharing few movies and documentaries on Finance. The videos are mostly relevant to the financial crisis of 2008.

Movies:
1. Wall Street (1987):

2. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010):

3. Margin Call (2011)
This is one of my favorite movie, it focuses on the days just before the 2008 financial crisis and how the events unfolded which led to the markets to crash.

4. The Wolf of Wallstreet (2013)

5. Moneyball (2011)

Documentaries:
1. Enron: The Smartest guys in the Room (2005)

2. The Ascent of Money (2008)
This is a very good documentary, which was telecasted on BBC. The documentary shows the evolution of money from beginning till the financial crisis of 2008.

3. Floored (2009)

4. Inside Job (2010)
This is again a documentary on the financial crisis of 2008 which analyses the cause and effect of the crisis.

Hope you enjoy the movies and documentaries. Feel free to add more to this list by commenting on this post.

Cheers!
Vijay

 

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Chasing the Monsoon

Last updated on December 5th, 2015 at 03:19 pm

11th July 2014 and 12th July 2014

This was the title of “Rail Bandhu” – The on-board magazine from Indian Railways, on my maiden train journey from New Delhi to Cuttack, Odisha.

In the first half of my journey the adage “Do not judge the book by its cover” felt so true. I did not bother to open the book.

In the second half of the my journey, when the train entered Odisha state. I was awestruck to notice the two extremes of the weather which existed in India. Such is the vastness of India.

I started my journey from a place where people were praying to Lord Indra to show some mercy and my journey ended where monsoon was at its full glory. It appeared that Lord Indra (The Rain God) showed special interest in this part of the world :). There was relentless rainfall occasionally accompanied by thunderstorm and lightening. I had to pray for the rain to stop so that I can carry my luggage comfortable to my to-be home for the next two years. I was on my way to Sri Sri University, Cuttack, Odisha for admission to two years full-time MBA program in General Management.

Finally, I decided to turn the pages of the on-board magazine titled – “Chasing the Monsoon”. It showed glimpses of the natures beauty during the Monsoon in different parts of India. It also showcased the new SMS alert system introduced/proposed by the Indian Railways in Railway budget 2014. This will keep the Indian Railway passengers updated about the ticket status, arrival time and departure time of trains on/from platform.

Below are some snaps I captured on my way from Cuttack station to the University Campus.

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Cuttack, Odisha – On my way to Sri Sri University Campus

Cuttack, Odisha - On my way to Sri Sri University Campus

Cuttack, Odisha – On my way to Sri Sri University Campus

Chasing the Monsoon - Godi Sahi, Cuttack, Orissa

Chasing the Monsoon – Godi Sahi, Cuttack, Orissa

At the end of my journey, I concluded that Lord Indra is a smart manager who always keeps himself in demand.

Cheers!
Vijay

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2014 in General, Management, MBA at SSU

 

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