Updated: May 26, 2021
I write, since forever. Yes, some of us wrote pre-internet times too. Like the 7-year-old Niharika who wrote a poem on ‘Leaf’. And then on ‘Life’, since she knew so much about it.
I am an avid traveller with 24 countries, and a few hundred cities imprinted in my soul. My love for travel grew when I challenged myself to travel solo. And then, the bug bit me.
I am also a fitness enthusiast. Losing 50lbs has been a huge turning point in my life. …
One day you’re looking at some people having a wonderful life. Not in just superficial terms, but they genuinely look so happy. They’ve found a purpose, and their passion pays them to pursue it. It’s almost envious how sorted they look.
You want this freedom. You want to be your own boss; you want to do cool things. You want to make money good enough to gift your mom something which will make her smile and to travel places resources currently don’t allow you to. You want this life, an ideal life.
Instead, you go back to your…
I started an Instagram account when I was just 16, back in 2012. Instagram and I were both quite young back then.
I was irregular because back then it was just another app on my iPod Touch. I would rather spend my time on Facebook chat than to figure out this new app with a weird, brown camera icon.
Fast forward to the 18-year-old me who went to university — I turned my life around with a new journey. The journey of health and wellness. The start of my weight loss journey to lose 50lbs and overcome my obesity.
Are you looking for an exercise that works the entire body? Are you looking to build muscle and cut fat? Are you sick of the usual advice with exercises that burn you out instead of building you?
If your answer was yes to any of these questions, you’ve come to the right place.
I’ve been working out for seven years and had a fat-to-fit journey where I dropped 55lbs.
This exercise requires your mind and muscle coordination and can do wonders for your body if done in the correct form, which I will help you with.
This is a functional…
Do you remember while growing up when people always commented on things that you’re good at?
Oh, she’s great at art why don’t you see some of her drawings, somebody would say. Parents, after all, love to show off their child. Their eyes light up with pride and happiness.
Do you also remember how people easily pointed out what you weren’t good at?
Did your math teacher tell you you’re not good at math? Did your coach tell you that you don’t have what it takes to be a great sports person? …
I want you to go back in time with me, will you?
Picture yourself when you were between 7–12 years old. What kind of person were you? What did you enjoy doing during the summer holidays? What did you want to become?
Don’t shy away, recollect it. I wanted to be a writer and Miss Universe.
But right now this isn’t about me, it’s about you. What were your dreams before people around you threw expectations on you?
What did you tell your parents and teachers when they asked you what do you want to become when you grow up…
Starting my stint in the corporate sector was a series of shocks I had to absorb.
Just like everything else, some were good, and some weren’t. Those who weren’t good weren’t because people are bad or selfish, but because good people are put into a system that can make them wicked without knowing it.
I enjoy having the mindset that people are good and have no ulterior motives; it helps me get through life without having second intentions and being cynical.
But the corporate sector is powerful and can seep right into your values and make you behave against them.
It’s normal even for the happiest people to feel low. You could be a complete self-help geek taking cold showers and reciting affirmations and doing your daily meditation… and still, fall.
And that hit will hit you a lot more than others because you take such a conscious effort each day to be your best self.
You read self-improvement because it’s helped you come out of childhood scars that were embedded in you and teach you how to heal those wounds.
It also makes you healthier and happier. And sometimes, it just makes you aware of things you overlook. …
You’ve heard of superfoods and how they’re great for your heart. You’ve also heard of foods that boost your metabolism. But for better immunity, you don’t necessarily need foods or practices, it’s the simple things that help.
You see, to be healthy is the most natural state of humans.
We aren’t meant to live with modern-day diseases which have come from eating over-processed food or habits such as engaging your one sense on Netflix and another two on food.
I can count on my fingers the number of time I’ve fallen sick in the last five years. Before I jinx…
As I turned 25 on June 04, I was a happy person. I took time back to reflect on how much time has changed and how the last few years of adulthood have been.
From having traveled across the globe solo to starting my first job and another job to quitting the corporate world to pursue writing, it’s had ups and lows I didn’t anticipate.
From getting manipulated under fake promises of the corporate sector and horrible leadership to starting a job in a ‘multinational’ this time with a team where everybody was at least a decade older, it’s been…