My Leisure Pursuits…


Based out of Toronto/ Vancouver (Canada), Neel has a day job as a team member managing affairs in a Digital Media Consulting and International Trade corporation. By sundown, he transforms into one of the various avatars as the season permits, including but not limited to an avid Photographer, Mindstorms Robotics Programmer, Acoustic Guitar Player, App/ web developer, lazy music listener (who listens everything which touches his soul), or an irritating grammar Nazi who reads just about everything under his nose [including shampoo bottle content in washroom, IKEA instruction manuals, and microwave recipes]. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Neel is a prominent supporter of sustainability and green Earth movement and creates business value from sustainable development trends. He provides agenda-setting foresight to the businesses that are facing critical environmental, social and governance issues.

My blogs are mostly about Society, Music, Business, Technology and subtotal of my day to day apprehensions and experiences. My hobbies and Interests are Robotics, Adventure Travel, Outdoor Games, Blogging, Reading, Playing Guitar, and Photography. My business interests are Mobility, Cloud computing, Digital Media, Mobile Computing, Virtualization, Business Intelligence, Business Process Improvement, Business Process Management, BSC (Balance Score Card Framework) and QC (Quality Control tools).

My all time favorite books are The Road Ahead by Bill Gates, Entire collection of Dale CarnegieComplete Works of Swami Vivekananda , The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham, Jack: Straight from the Gut by Jack Welch, The Jack Welch Lexicon of Leadership by Jeffrey A. Krames, Steve Jobs (The biography was written at the request of Jobs by Walter Isaacson), Direct from Dell by Michael Dell, Softwar: An Intimate Portrait of Larry Ellison and Oracle by Matthew Symonds, The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder, The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort, Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul by Howard Schultz, Trump: The Art of the Deal by Donald J. Trump, Dream It! Do It!: My Half-Century Creating Disney’s Magic Kingdoms by Martin Sklar, The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith, and Wheat Belly by William Davis.

My leisure pursuits are an extension of my philosophy of life and work. To study the IT and Business world and its affect on Socio-economic shift, I believe that one can learn from the world around them and from one’s imagination of what the world could become. Therefore, my work philosophy is influenced by such hobbies as the Computers, Electronics, Multimedia Authoring, Web Development, Robotics and Business process cram. My philosophy of work and life is also shaped by the major public issue of Sustainability, Poverty, Health and Education. My solution to that problem is to make every “vacation” oriented towards NGO and other social help.

I’m a firm believer of Mentorship and Shri Swami Vivekananda’s (12 January 1863 – 4 July 1902) philosophy – “Never give up, it’s never too late to start”. Swami Vivekananda was inclined towards spirituality. He was influenced by his guru, (রামকৃষ্ণ পরমহংস) Ramkṛiṣṇo Pôromôhongśo (18 February 1836 – 16 August 1886), from whom he understood that all living beings were an embodiment of the divine self; therefore, service to God could be rendered by service to society, community and mankind.

If you really want to expand your horizons and think about some totally different human, non-human cultures, and practices then read Autobiographies, science fiction books and watch Technology allied television programs. Since you cannot rely on your own experiences, such books tend to be more intellectually demanding than bestselling mysteries. My favorite documentaries and movies are entertaining, usually comedy, adventures, and technology; often carry a moral tone. I enjoy staying fit, volunteer, eating healthy, traveling, playing guitar, and reading a lot.

For info on exercise schedule, GO HERE or click the image below:

Body for Life

Body for Life


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