Peacock trail by – Storytrails

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Above: Meet Lakshmi of Storytrails, our story teller for the day.

Last Saturday morning, I took up the peacock trail offered by Storytrails, details of the trail can be found on the link.

What I am going to tell is not on the finer details of the trail, but about the service you can experience with storytrails.

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As soon as we arrived we got introduced to Lakshmi, she then offered us radio receiver, and a bottle of water with carefully packaged bag. The radio receiver was useful in two ways

  1. You could wander around looking at the subjects of your interest, while still listening to story unravelled by Lakshmi
  2. If you are away from the group, you know for sure that you are going to get lost, because the voice is feeble and with disturbed hissing noise. So you could get back in to the group

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It is mostly about the storyteller – it is how the story been told, It is not like the usual guide explaining stuff. It is about how your guests get involved, the minute your guest ask questions – you know what I mean. This is something I really loved with storytrails.

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Two locations covered in three hours and with much attention to smaller details. I would highly recommend Storytrails to explore places, they are truly professional story tellers.

Heart of matter with Justin Vijay Jesudas

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Heart of matter is the most intense, heart felt curation done by Avis & Vaani at InKo centre, The photos of the event are down below.

Here is brief details of the event

This time, our guest is Justin Vijay Jesudas – a tetraplegic, who is an international swimming and rifle-shooting champion.

Paralyzed neck below after a car accident in 2009, Justin mastered driving a customized car and has since driven for over 50,000 kilometres. He is now preparing to compete in swimming in the 2018 Asian Para Games and in the Tokyo Paralympics in 2020. Besides, he is participating in rifle shooting at the national championships for people with disabilities.

Just take a look at these two pictures to get a feel of how Justin’s living his Life – fully, happily, despite the challenges he faces on a daily basis.

Yes, Justin swims, surfs and drives – all by himself!

His is a story of how he has nurtured the spirit of adventure in him, of how he has disciplined himself to compete at the global level in Paralympic swimming and how he has been inspired by his own need to be happy. Don’t you want to learn how he manages to do all of that?

This Series helps us to pause and reflect on Life. We will be sharing through the stories of people, who we are in conversation with, that it is possible to be happy despite our circumstances.

Entry: Free (Please share and invite whoever you believe will benefit from this event)
Time: 6.30 PM ~ 8.00 PM
(The 90-minute Conversation is from 6.30 PM to 8.00 PM – sharp; please join us at 6 PM for Coffee/Tea)
Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Venue: InKo Centre, Boat Club Area: https://goo.gl/maps/cqZegJT6cYn

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A brief Intro on behalf of InKo about Heart of matter and guest – Justin Vijay Jesudas  & curators Avis, VaaniHeartofmatter_02Heartofmatter_03Heartofmatter_04Heartofmatter_05

Justin – smiling at his height of confidence, with having a faith in himself

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Geetha Madam jotting points for awesome write-up she writes about the event the next day of her facebook page

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Heart of matter  is about happiness, in-spite of various difficulties, how they achieve happiness in their life, it is a curated event, by Avis – a life coach, Author, Happiness curator & Vaani Author, Happiness curator.

 

What a ride, of a lifetime

Chennai has one of the decent transportation when compared to other metros or the second tier cities. The prices are nominal.


The recent years have been hell on the roads and MRTS never been on time.

Today I happened to travel on CMRL or the Chennai Metro, from Annanagar East to Airport and back. The ride was so good, comfortable, and with the offering of A/C ride it was too much for me. The best part is every 10 mins a ride. And even better was train where punctual. 

This is something this city need for an hour where you can commit to your office or client that you can reach in so and so time.

I would rate this service world class, wish MRTS also follows. There is one section where Avadi – Beach section – never in my life I have reached beach station on time and vise-versa. Usually had to get down at park town and get to central railway station.

Is it something to do with partial privatisation that the service is better. I leave the thoughts for officials and the government to improve the railway service.

Artist soul – Rehane

Artist Soul – Season 1 – session 6 – 10th June 2017

I know, I have missed to publish few sessions, sorry about that.

The famous fashion designer in a highly spiritual state with profound thoughts, it was one of the best sessions I have ever had insightful, words true to heart which connected most of the dots.

I should Thank Avis Vishwanathan for the wonderful curation, he got the best out of Rehane.

Few photos of the event

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We were truly blessed for the evening.

The session was curated by  Avis Viswanathan, he is a life coach, Author and Happiness Curator.

THE BLISS CATCHERS – SEASON 3 @ ODYSSEY STORE

The  featured guest were

  1. Arun Krishnamurthy – environmentalist, successful entrepreneur and still supporting his peers who are with him through his journey.
  2. Venkata Raaman – avid insect photographer, Sound engineer and much more

This time it was 50th and 51st curated guest for Avis at Bliss Catchers, every time is an awesome celebration and huge take away for his audience.

I went along with my son, he learnt a few things from Arun, This time I had great connection with both the guest speakers

  1. From Arun for my son Aditya & me, in terms of education – what you wanted to become and what you became. How the educational institution played a major role in his life. Don’t expect direction or order, be the first to take responsibility and make the change.
  2. From Venkata Raaman, It doesn’t matter what work, as long you are getting paid do it with no ego, and spend the money on what you love doing it.

Here are few photos from yesterday’s event

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Venkata Raaman sir will be launching his photo book soon, The cover photo below

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The Bliss Catchers event is curated by Avis Viswanathan, he is a life coach, Author and Happiness Curator.

Event month, 4th week of Saturday “The Bliss Catchers” event happens, do come and take part in the deeply conversation and your take away could be your enlightenment of your own bliss, which had not known before.