A writer chronicling for posterity. MSc in Marketing. Advanced Fitness Instructor. Discerning consumer.

And what you can learn from my consciously crafted life of upward mobility.

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I’m 32 at the time of this writing. Over the past decade, I’ve made a ton of avoidable — and unavoidable — mistakes in all the important areas of my life.

These areas include financial pitfalls, taking my health for granted, avoiding nurturing relationships, misguided prioritizing of tasks and plans…

And how she has unknowingly shaped my personality for discipline, familial bonds, and inner equilibrium.

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Life Throws a Curveball

My grandma was born to Punjabi parents in Pakistan before the partition. One of thirteen brothers and sisters, my grandmother, whom I call “Nani Mama,” was born toward the tail end of that long list of siblings.

After the partition, the whole family moved to India, staying in Mumbai. My…

What I learned from a close-knit tribe in New Delhi.

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In 2016, an old friend and I began a charitable project in New Delhi, India. It was an effort close to our hearts.

We launched a nonprofit campaign aimed at uplifting underserved communities in our immediate neighbourhoods.

Our mission was to get people to contribute to our diverse, one-off campaigns…

He swears by three qualities that may be transferable across a broad spectrum of goal-achieving.

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I’m an online personal trainer. I’ve been training people in this format, through a screen, for over a year.

Over time, I’ve amassed a group of hard-working clients, many of whom are now great friends of mine.

Naturally, of all the clients I train, not all are equally dedicated to…

You don’t need an airplane to travel the world

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Leveraging a self-invented method, and a supremely fun habit, I now know the names of all the countries on our revolving planet. I also know their precise location on the world’s political map.

It’s an unparalleled high — one that I wish I could share with my Geography teacher from…

Exploring an untethered relationship between pen and paper may reap longer-term returns.

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For the first time in my adult life, I’ve written for an hour every day, for the past 30 days.

This article is number thirteen on my list of output produced. I am incredibly proud of my newfound gusto, and the corresponding drive required to stick to this almost-formed habit.

Why — and how — I began, and how you can gain all the same benefits if you show up.

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Over the last 1,825 days, or 5 years (ignoring the extra day in a leap year), I’ve read 1,825 hours.

This has strictly included non-fiction books spanning a broad spectrum.

I want to shine a bright light on what led to me picking my first paperback up. Then, I will…

An Argentinian and Indian tale, and how we’ve battled all odds.

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Oftentimes, meeting our future long-distance partner is the product of a chance encounter — such as on a holiday abroad, at a friend’s wedding on another continent, or on a hiking trip in the Himalayas.

These encounters frequently work in mystical ways, beyond the logical reasoning of our analytical minds.

Jaivir Hans

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