Author: Poonam Das

Mountain Man – Making the Mountain Move

DAY 1: Ascending the Mighty Mountain – 15th May 2018 (@05:00hrs) It is early morning, but we are all set for the climb. The weather is still the same—cloudy with an indication of more hail. Will I allow that to stop me? No way. “The choices we make lead up to actual experiences. It is one thing to decide to climb a mountain. It is quite another to be on top of it.” – Herbert A. Simon I had to drop my plans of taking a flight as it kept getting delayed. The Triple H (a.k.a Helicopter Hitch-Hike) was an alternative...

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The Mountain Man – Sourav Ghosh

Introduction to the Mountain Man Sourav Ghosh, Director, Co-Founder of Sports Reconnect, and national level tennis player is not a very complicated person to understand. He is a typical bong (Bengali) who loves his fish curry and rice (maacher jhol and bhaat) and has a deep attachment to sports.  A die-hard sportsperson from a very young age, he traveled daily for 90 minutes to his tennis coaching institute for training. But as days progressed into months and then years, the busy corporate world took over his life, making it very hard for him to go back to sports. Sourav...

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Hippies – The Champions of Peace, Health and Spiritual Wellbeing

Who Are Hippies? Social discontent among youth was at its peak during the 60s and 70s in the USA. Young men were drafted to fight a war, upon return home they had nothing waiting for them. Meanwhile, young women grew restless about inequality in every sphere of life; jobs were few for the educated, and a general resentment grew. This gave rise to the Hippy Cult which was a countercultural movement that rejected a mainstream life and societal norms. The hippies stand against conformity and cherish uniqueness. The movement originated from college campuses in the United States, but slowly...

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Happy Coconut Day: Spend The Day With The Nut of Your Life

Coconut day in India is a ceremonial day observed by fishing communities along the western coast of India.  It is celebrated around the end of the monsoon season and marks the beginning of calmer seas and safe sailing. September 2nd has been designated as the “World Coconut Day” by the Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC), headquartered at Jakarta, Indonesia. All the dominant coconut growing countries are part of this community, including India. The primary focus of the committee in celebrating this day is to create awareness about coconut, and its potential to alleviate poverty, encourage investments and promote...

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A salute to ordinary people who showed extraordinary humanness

Kerala Flood – It’s time to be human, time to be kind “It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.” -Mother Teresa World Humanitarian Day, a UN-declared commemorative day is celebrated every year on August 19th. The day honors global humanitarians who have worked towards promoting a cause and those who have lost their lives in the process. Each day of the year, there is a significant number of humanitarian aid workers who help millions...

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