Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Basics of Financial Wisdom That Schools Don't Teach You

With generations of people now living in constant debts and surrounded by temptations of credit and luxuries beyond their means, Financial Planning becomes more important than ever. But unfortunately, our schools don't teach them and our media sources are sold out to advertising that preaches exactly the opposite. And that is why I chose to put this out there for the few that will listen to this much needed advice. A lot of it is inspired by the 30:30:40 principle and by Dave Ramsay's books.

This is just a quick glance at the most important basics:

The Fundamentals of Financial planning

1. 30 % of your income must be used for monthly living expenses.

2. 30% of your income must be used for Liabilities repayments.

3. 30% of your income must be SAVED for your future LIVING.

4. 10% of your income must be spared for entertainments, vacations………..

5. 6 month monthly income must be available for emergency fund  { LIQUID FUND },  it can be CASH or cashable investments.

6. Home loan must be registered and apply  on both husband and wife name.  {Both can get benefits on Home loan Tax benefits}

7. Buying second house for investment is not advisable  [ Survey reports - it will fetch you only around 3% return]

8. After age 45 years not supposed to enter into any BIG LIABILITIES [reserved for Higher education of children and wedding of children which generally will happen around 45 to 50 only - incase you have them or you save this for your retirement dream plans]

9. Joint account is compulsory @ Bank savings account.

10. Property must be registered on both Husband and wife name. [As per legal act – after husband first legal heir is wife, after wife it will go to children only]

11. Regularly check on Nominations at all financial instruments.

12. Only in insurance policy,  Claims payable to Nominee.  In other financial instruments legal heirs certificate is must to get back the settlement

13. Don’t take any financial or investment decisions  EMOTIONALLY

14. MEDICLAIM is must [ in spite of Group mediclaim coverage given at office [After retirement there is no mediclaim coverage. After 50 years its very tough to enter into mediclaim]

15. For your jewelry LOCKER,  Only one lakh is payable by bank,  if theft or fire happen at bank. Provided insurance done.

16. Like same way Government guaranteed only one lakh for your FD also. [Fixed deposits with Banks upto Rs. 1 lakh only are backed by deposit insurance]

17. Must know all tax implications.  You cannot avoid paying tax. But you can minimize by way of investments.

18. All financial documents must be kept safely.

19. Financial investments must be followed through personal financial advisor.

20. Review your financial portfolio every six month.

Hope this advice helps.

Cheers!
Pushkaraj S Shirke

Monday, November 14, 2016

Indian Demonetization: Who is it really helping?

ABOUT DEMONETIZATION:
What is done is done. But what must be done ahead is what is more important. IF THE GOVERNMENT REALLY WANTS TO DEMONETIZE THE CURRENCY AND MOVE TOWARDS LEGIT TRANSACTIONS, WITHIN 6 MONTHS, EVENT THE 2000 RUPEE NOTE MUST BE DEMONETISED.
Whats the point of killing cash and then introducing cash with higher value??? Isn't it easier to then hoard that? If you want to walk a road, might as well walk it the whole way. Kill all cash currency over 100 rupee value and introduce electronic cash facilities and e-wallets to even the lowest strata of society.
This whole demonetization drama hit the terrorism industry hard. and thats the only REAL positive outcome it has had and probably will have. But that too, it has only affected the financing of the foot soldiers - not of the source. But yes, any respite, is good respite from the monster of terrorism that reeks in India.
But what this has done for the ruling party is helped cut away all the funding sources for its opposing parties. AND THAT TO ME SEEMS TO BE THE REAL END GAME OF THIS MOVE. Since the ruling party now has legitimised all its corporate funding, it has cut the life line of all opposing parties which did the business of garnering/purchasing votes quite like it did too earlier - via hard cash. (yes, not breaking news, but political rallies and poll rigging is still very much funded by hard cash aka hoarded black money - truck loads of it.)
Those really, truly, whole heartedly into the black money business are smart enough to have legitimised businesses and investments made out of black money. The biggest hoarders of 'black money' from india have swiss accounts and own companies and high paying government contracts on their overvalued services.
And all those talking economy and progress, thats all yet to be seen. So just wait and watch now how the drama unfolds. And lets hope for the best. Because like it or not, opposing or for it, we are all together in this same boat together.

- Pushkaraj S Shirke

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Truth about MLM and Pyramid Marketing Companies


MLM makes you millionaires?
For all those on my timeline that fall prey to HERBALIFE and such crap, this is a must watch. The PYRAMID Scheme has been declared fraudulent and yet many innocent people still believe in it. It's an absolute brainwash that is fed to its victims time and again so much so that they cant see how fraudulent it is - and ardently support it. They are so close to it that they can see the strings.
If you know a victim of such a scheme, please share this with them - event though their likely response will be ' but our company is different' - which is the same as the response of a mother who blindsides the evils of her adopted child who is sheer evil just out of compassion for having been together so long that separation would hurt.
but you have to try.


Multilevel marketing companies claim to be legitimate businesses, but some seem awfully…pyramid shaped. John Oliver and Jaime Camil demonstrate how they work.

 - Pushkaraj S Shirke

Saturday, October 8, 2016

LIVING A DREAM: ROADTRIPPING THE US WEST COAST


25 days, 3 states, 7 National Parks, Disneyland, Universal Studios, The Olympia, Photography, Mexican food, Wildlife, Adventure, weird but awesome 'burning man' friends, discovering families built of friends in another country, exploring foreign cuisine, LIVING A DREAM.
Yeah, that pretty much sums up my RoadTrip across the US west coast with my girlfriend.
And you know what the best part is? I LEARNT DRIVING ONLY 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THIS TRIP. JUST FOR THIS TRIP.

The whole plan began with an invitation to meet up with some prospective photography clients at the Olympia Convention for some shoots. And what it spiralled into is the insanely amazing adventure that we just lived.


With the days of the Olympia being fixed, our trip had to revolve around it - making sure that we are in VEGAS for the convention 2 days prior and till 2 days later to wrap up work there - and the rest of the time, we kept flexible, with an estimated roadmap plan that was subject to change.

In the 25 day car round trip we explored San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, Lee Vinning, Death Valley, the Nevada Desert, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon West Rim, Hualapai National Reserve, Grand Canyon South Rim, Joshua Tree National Park, Los Angeles, Morro Bay, Big Sur Reseve, Pfeifer falls, Montery, and Oakland.
That's 3 states - California, Nevada and Arizona.

We also had a chance to bounce in and out of Mexico, but due to the lack of time, we had to skip it.

I will be writing down a log of the entire trip in my next blog post and providing the link here for all those who wish to undertake a similar journey.


This truly felt so unreal that for half the trip almost, we didn't believe it was really happening. It seemed straight out of a movie. Like the pages of an incredible book. But eventually it sunk in.... we were living it! and what a ride it was!

:)

PS: I always wanted to take a badass cross country roadtrip with my girlfriend - so the big thanks in this one actually also goes out to my girlfriend for actually having the balls to undertake this trip with me. To be my partner in crime in this journey. There are so many travel plans that are made that go to dust because friends you plan trips with back out at the last moment by wussing out some excuses. But not this girl. She stuck with it. And made it through. and i bet my ass it was effing worth it :)

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- Pushkaraj S Shirke

Friday, August 26, 2016

CYBEX FITNESS: Photography by Pushkaraj S Shirke

Pushkaraj S Shirke : CYBEX FITNESS: Photography by Pushkaraj S Shirke:

Cybex International, Inc.  India, Ad Campaign
Photography Photography: Pushkaraj S Shirke
Models: 5X Mr.Punjab  Puneet Sandhu and Ketika Sharma

Thursday, July 7, 2016

12 Life Lessons from a Man Who’s Seen 12000 Deaths

I Rarely cross post articles - BUT I Finally found an article that echoes with every thought of mine! and it comes from a man who has seen death over and over again. I don't see that as an irony - because death is the curtain call. Death is that one stage at which people finally drop their masks and show themselves as they are. and what more transparent understanding of human life can you have than at death?

BEAUTIFUL.

All credits to the original writer. 
By Deepak Ramola on Tuesday June 21st, 2016

What Can We Learn from the Dying?
Rooted in the hearts of many Hindus is the belief that if you breathe your last in Kashi (Varanasi) you attain what is popularly known as ‘Kashi Labh’ or ‘the fruit of Kashi’—moksh or “release from the cycle of rebirth impelled by the law of karma”.
Kashi Labh Mukti Bhawan in Varanasi is one of the three guesthouses in the city where people check in to die. The other two are Mumukshu Bhawan and Ganga Labh Bhawan. Established in 1908, Mukti Bhawan is well-known within the city and outside.
Bhairav Nath Shukla has been the Manager of Mukti Bhawan for 44 years. He has seen the rich and the poor take refuge in the guesthouse in their final days as they await death and hope to find peace. Shukla hopes with and for them. He sits on the wooden bench in the courtyard, against the red brick wall and shares with me 12 recurring life lessons from the 12000 deaths he has witnessed in his experience as the manager of Mukti Bhawan:
People check in to die.People check in to die.

1. Resolve all conflicts before you go

Shukla recounts the story of Shri Ram Sagar Mishr, a Sanskrit scholar of his times. Mishr was the eldest of six brothers and was closest to the youngest one. Years ago an ugly argument between the two brothers led to a wall to partition the house.
In his final days, Mishr walked to the guesthouse carrying his little paan case and asked to keep room no. 3 reserved for him. He was sure he will pass away on the 16th day from his arrival. On the 14th day he said, “Ask my estranged brother of 40 years to come see me. This bitterness makes my heart heavy. I am anxious to resolve every conflict.”
A letter was sent out. On the 16th day when the youngest brother arrived, Mishr held his hand and asked to bring down the wall dividing the house. He asked his brother for forgiveness. Both brothers wept and mid sentence, Mishr stopped speaking. His face became calm. He was gone in a moment.
Shukla has seen this story replay in many forms over the years. “People carry so much baggage, unnecessarily, all through their life only wanting to drop it at the very end of their journey. The trick lies not in not having conflicts but in resolving them as soon as one can,” says Shukla.
The trick lies not in not having conflicts but in resolving them as soon as one canThe trick lies not in not having conflicts but in resolving them as soon as one can.

2. Simplicity is the truth of life

“People stop eating indulgent food when they know they are going to go. The understanding that dawns on many people in their final days is that they should’ve lived a simple life. They regret that the most,” says Shukla.
A simple life, as he explains, can be attained by spending less. We spend more to accumulate more and thus create more need. To find contentment in less is the secret to having more.

3. Filter out people’s bad traits

Shukla maintains that every person has shades of good and bad. But instead of dismissing “bad” people outrightly, we must seek out their good qualities. Harbouring bitterness for certain people comes from concentrating on their negatives. If you focus on the good qualities though, you spend that time getting to know them better or, maybe even, loving them.
To find contentment in less is the secret to having more.To find contentment in less is the secret to having more.

4. Be willing to seek help from others

To know and do everything by yourself might feel empowering but it limits one from absorbing what others have learnt. Shukla believes we must help others, but more importantly, have the courage to seek help when we’re in need.
Every person in the world knows more than us in some respect. And their knowledge can help us, only if we’re open to it.
He recounts the incident of an old woman being admitted on a rainy day back in the 80s. The people who got her there left her without filling the inquiry form. A few hours later, the police came to trace the relatives of the old lady who, they said, were runaway Naxalites. Shukla pretended to know nothing. The police left. When the lady’s relatives returned next morning, Shukla asked the leader uninhibitedly, “When you can kill 5-8 people yourself why didn’t you simply shoot your Nani and cremate her yourself? Why did you make me lie and feel ashamed?” The grandson fell to his knees and pleaded for forgiveness saying no one amongst them is capable of helping his religious grandmother attain salvation. He respects that, and is the reason why he brought her to Mukti Bhawan.
We must help others, but more importantly, have the courage to seek help when we’re in need.We must help others, but more importantly, have the courage to seek help when we’re in need.

5. Find beauty in simple things

Mukti Bhavan plays soulful bhajans and devotional songs three times a day. “Some people”, he says, “stop and admire a note or the sound of the instruments as if they have never heard it before, even if they have. They pause to appreciate it and find beauty in it.”
But that’s not true of everyone, he adds. People who are too critical or too proud, are the ones who find it hard to find joy in small things because their minds are preoccupied with “seemingly” more important things.

6. Acceptance is liberation

Most people shirk away from accepting what they are going through. This constant denial breeds in them emotions that are highly dangerous. Only once you accept your situation is when you become free to decide what to do about it. Without acceptance you are always in the grey space.
When you are not in denial of a problem you have the strength to find a solution.
Indifference, avoidance, and denial of a certain truth, Shukla believes, cause anxiety; they develop a fear of that thing in the person. Instead, accept the situation so you are free to think what you want to do about it and how. Acceptance will liberate you and empower you.
Stop and admire a note or the sound of the instrumentsStop and admire a note or the sound of the instruments.

7. Accepting everyone as the same makes service easier

The secret to Shukla’s unfazed dedication and determination towards his demanding job can be understood via this life lesson. He admits that life would’ve been difficult if he treated people who admit themselves to Mukti Bhavan differently, based on their caste, creed, colour, and social or economic status. Categorisation leads to complication and one ends up serving no one well. “The day you treat everyone the same is the day you breathe light and worry less about who might feel offended or not. Make your job easier,” he says.

8. If/When you find your purpose, do something about it

To have awareness about one’s calling is great, but only if you do something about it.
A lot of people, Shukla says, know their purpose but don’t do anything about realising it, making it come to life. Simply sitting on it is worse than not having a calling in the first place. Having a perspective towards your purpose will help you measure the time and effort you need to dedicate to it, while you’re caught up in what you think you can’t let go or escape. Take action on what truly matters.
Categorisation leads to complication and one ends up serving no one wellCategorisation leads to complication and one ends up serving no one well.

9. Habits become values

Shukla recommends cultivating good habits to be able to house good values. And building good habits happens over time, with practice. “It’s like building a muscle; you have to keep at it everyday.”
Till one doesn’t consistently work towards being just or kind or truthful or honest or compassionate, every single time he is challenged, one cannot expect to have attained that quality.

10. Choose what you want to learn

In the vastness of the infinite amount of knowledge available to us it is easy to get lost and confused. “The key lesson here is to be mindful of choosing what you deeply feel will be of value to you,” he says. People might impose subjects and philosophies on you because it interests them and while you must acknowledge their suggestions, the wise thing to do is delve deeper into what rejoices your own heart and mind.
With a smile on his face Shukla says, “In the last days of their life a lot of people can’t speak, walk or communicate with others with as much ease as they could, earlier. So, they turn inwards. And start to remember the things that made their heart sing once, things that they cared to learn more about over the course of their life, which enriches their days now.”
They start to remember the things that made their heart sing once.They start to remember the things that made their heart sing once.

11. You don’t break ties with people; you break ties with the thought they produce

You can seldom distance yourself from people you have truly loved or connected with in some way. However, in any relationship, along the way, certain mismatch of ideologies causes people to stop communicating. This never means you are no longer associated with that person. It simply means that you don’t associate with a dominant thought that person brings with him/her, and to avoid more conflict you move away. The divorce, Shukla affirms, is with the thought and never with the person. To understand that is to unburden yourself from being bitter and revengeful.

12. 10 percent of what you earn should be kept aside for dharma

Dharma, Shukla doesn’t define as something religious or spiritual. Instead, he says it is associated more with doing good for others and feeling responsible about that. A simple calculation according to him is to keep 10 percent of your income for goodwill.
Many people donate or do charitable acts towards the end of their life because death is hard on them. In their suffering, they begin to empathise with others’ suffering. He says those who have the companionship of loved ones, the blessings of unknown strangers, and an all-encompassing goodwill of people exit peacefully and gracefully. That is possible when you don’t cling on to everything you have, and leave some part of it for others.
Feature Image: Jorge Royan
ORIGINAL ARTICLE AT: http://upliftconnect.com/12-life-lessons/ 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Look Your Aesthetic Best: 10 Tips to Enhance Your Bodybuilding/Fitness Posing and Performance

As published in KRUNCH magazine, April 2016

By Pushkaraj S Shirke
India’s Leading Fitness Photographer, Ad Film Maker,
K11 Trained Fitness Consultant and Brand Developer.

Heavily filtered photos. Ugly bodybuilding pics. Cheap looking muscle poses. Videos of confused / vulgar / loud competitors on stage. People who are clearly not comfortable on the bodybuilding stage. Gaudily photoshopped fakes. Erotica being peddled as Fitness. There are a lot of things out there giving fitness and muscularity a bad name. Making sure you don’t end up as one of them, has almost become a science and an art today. From stage shows and competitions to magazine covers and ads for fitness brands, all of them vary from being classy to being outright crass. But the factors that make this difference are pretty much universal, starting with how the model/athlete presents himself/herself to the audience or to the camera. 

Is it possible for an athlete or model or even a fitness newbie or social media fanatic to ensure that they look their best when they present themselves on images, stage, in person or on video? Ofcourse it is. But before we get to the details of how, understanding WHAT forms the very basis of being perceived as AESTHETIC, is of the utmost importance. 

WHAT IS AESTHETIC?
AESTHETICS is a word widely abused in bodybuilding and fitness today, without genuine indepth understanding of the term. It is often a word used to cover flaws and lack of development (especially of the legs and true strength) by those who are in terms of facial looks, considered better than most hardcore bodybuilders.  

The term Aesthetic, actually refers to ‘what is instinctively pleasing to the human eye’. By that definition, aesthetics will evolve with time and age even though it will have deep roots in evolutionary choices. For eg: Wide hips will almost always be perceived as aesthetic as they enabled better reproduction and marked fertility and child-bearing capabilities in a woman, apart from providing better support and positioning during intercourse. So for most men, large hips are instinctively aesthetic on a woman. Similarly, a tall structure on a man instinctively suggests leadership qualities even if he doesn’t really have them since in ancient times, being taller gave you an advantage top look above the rest and appear larger in a fight increasing the changes of your opponents backing down. This makes a perception of being tall, aesthetic. FITNESS, equaled a man or woman’s capacity to live life to the fullest – work, hunt, run, reproduce, fight, live. This a major reason why across time, ‘FIT’ will always be more ‘aesthetic’ than ‘RIPPED AND MUSCLED’ in real life. But with media painting the image of ‘ripped and muscled’ as ‘fit’, which is not true, people are fooled into believing that being ripped and muscled is the same as fit. The influence of mass media is what drives people to readily accept the unrealistic ideal of ripped and muscled as ‘FIT’ and therefore more pleasing to the eye. 

The fact is that overly muscled or overly fat is not genuinely aesthetic. BUT in the competitive field of bodybuilding, like in any competition, you move towards the extremes to provide a measurable scale of difference. Which is why in the field of competitive bodybuilding, fitness and physique pageants, what is considered as aesthetic is more towards the extremes of the same ideal. And the bar is pushed higher and higher or varied from time to time depending on the scientific advances of the era that makes certain physiques readily possible or due to the perception of the masses in that time and age. Even within bodybuilding itself, there are divisions and sub divisions based on level of muscularity, ability and size.
So as an individual who intends to present oneself in this field, either as a competitive athlete or as a recreational one, he/she has to be clear about what segment does he/she want to compete in or appeal to.  Research and know what is considered as aesthetic or ideal in that segment and aim to present that. Ofcourse the limitations of your genetics also need to be kept in mind – no matter how much you try, you can’t change the inherent shape of your muscle with any exercises or non-surgical scientific interventions. So be realistic in setting your goals and then focus on presenting your achievement in the best way possible. 


TEN TIPS TO PRESENT YOUR PHYSIQUE ON STAGE:

While writing these tips, the one thing I am taking for granted is the fact that your coaching, training, nutrition and everything else is all set and in place to have you in your best shape by D-day. Coz if that’s not in place, all of these tips would be of no use at all. So keep that in Mind. 

1. Practice posing routines 3 months out. 

Most people make the mistake of thinking that posing on stage is impromptu, but it is not. Knowing which poses to strike, and transitioning between poses with grace and effortlessness are two entirely different things. In any presentation skill, grace is the difference between the ordinary and extraordinary. Apart from this, as many bodybuilders will tell you, it requires a lot of practice to be able to hold poses at full contraction without shivering and shaking or making a painful, grimacing face. 

2. Research Posing Routines 

Don’t re-invent the wheel. There are hundreds of posing routines out there and most of them are on youtube itself. Research various posing routines that are used in competition. Don’t pick a routine that’s so different that it gets you disqualified or don’t just walk and hit poses. There is a reason it’s called a ‘routine’ – that is because it has a set structure that enables objective judgement. See what routines are possible and choose and practice a few and then choose one you are most comfortable with. Again, depending on the category you are competing in, routines give you an idea od what poses are allowed and not allowed – for eg: Typical Bodybuilding Poses are generally a no-no in physique and fitness competitions, though there are exceptions to every rule.


3. Pick Poses That Compliment Your Physique.

The reason you strike poses is to hold the judges and audience’s attention and point it to your most spectacular best. So make sure you use these poses to demonstrate and flaunt your best developed muscles. For eg: Don’t waste your routine with a Back Double Bicep pose when you have an underdeveloped back. If you are lean and tall, use poses that make you look large yet aesthetic rather than using poses that shrivel up your physique by making you bring your arms too close to your body.


4. Choose your Tan or Oil or Body Makeup Wisely

Tanning came into bodybuilding to allow the fairer people to demonstrate their muscle definition better. Dark people also started using tanning creams because unlike oil, tanning creams provided a more defined look than just oil which is too reflective of light. The whole objective of using a tanning cream or base is to highlight the natural muscular definition of your body. So don’t just use any tanning lotion or oil that another bodybuilder uses – find one that compliments your skin color. Heavy tanbning is a strict no-no in physique and fitness pageants. Bodymakeup is allowed in photoshoots and guest posing, but is disqualified in competition. 

5. Don’t Ignore Grooming

It’s not only your body that is presented on stage, but also your face and personality. You are a package on stage. So don’t ignore your grooming. Wax or shave your body, get your hair done by a good hairstylist – a hairstyle that adds character to your look, use contact lenses or glasses if they add to your look, shave your facial hair or keep a beard – but groom it in a way that adds a characteristic element to you. In short, look your best onstage. 

6. Pick Your Costumes to Add Character

Everybody will be on stage in the same clothing/trunks/shorts. That does not mean you cannot be unique even in that. For eg: Phil Heath poses in Green Trunks to compliment his Green Eyes. Choose colors, flags, stitches, innovations that make you memorable or have a REASON to be there on your body. Don’t just pick a pretty trunk and run with it. Put some thought into it. If there is a sports-wear round or performance round, pick something that makes you stand out and demonstrates your uniqueness – swords and traditional wear, boxing trunks and boxing gloves, a muay thai fighters gear, a street fighter comicon costume, a vampire/undead athlete, a graphic novel tribute – anything that suits you, you love playing out and makes you memorable to the judges and audience, is your bag!

7. Respect the Judges, but Play to the Audience

Remember, your first job is to impress the judges and make sure you present them your best. So do that. But at the same time, remember that you owe the audience a performance that makes them want to cheer for you! So play it out to them. Show them that you are performing for them. Be reactive to the audience and visually interact with them. Be courteous, be fun, be respectful. A genuine smile, an excited wave to the audience, a simple flying kiss or a humble bow while walking out says volumes about your character – making the audience and the judges see you in a better light as a person and not just a competitor. 


8. Advertise Your Uniqueness

You’ve worked hard. You’ve built a good body. And you’re on stage to compete. But that can be said about all the 150 or so competitiors who are sharing the stage with you. What would make you memorable? What would make you stand out? It is very important to carve out your own niche even if genetically and muscularly you are so well built that you outshine everybody anyways. Because competition appearances are more than about just winning – they are about building a fan base, supporters, wowing people and winning hearts, all while being the best you that you can be. So if you have something, a skill set, a feature, an atiitude, or any and all of what that sets you apart from everybody else, get on that boat and rock it up! But as a warning note, try to focus on delivering a memorable presence that’s focused on establishing you uniquely and not a biryani of everything that you think is unique that ends up as a mess of a performance. 

9. Use Video Feedback

People generally see themselves as something, and others see them as something else all together. It is when this gap is bridged, that the best performances are delivered. This is something often practiced by voice coaches – since people think they sound one way, and when they hear themselves recorded, they are often shocked at how they sound. 
In olden days, this kind of feedback via video or sound was very difficult to do. Today, its possible via technology so easily that even kids can do it. Video record your own practice sessions and posing sessions. Video feedback is the best way to see the difference between how you think you perform and how your performance looks like to others – and this allows you to make corrections and bridge that gap and improve yourself.


10. Perform to Enjoy

Last but not the least – Enjoy your performance! If you don’t enjoy what you do, how can you expect others to respond to it? Stage presence is all about energy – people catch on to your vibes and react to those vibes. Maintain that positive energy cycle and you will always be amazing on stage. Never go on stage under pressure of performance – and you can only achieve that if you have practiced hard, given your best and are confident that you have put in your 110%. Beyond that, the stage is just a playground for you then. Go ahead and have fun and you’ll have an audience full of people having fun along with you. 

These same rules apply for photoshoots and videos – but with slight changes and a few additions. Those I will write about in the article in the next edition of the magazine.
Do write back to Krunch on info@krunchindia.com or ask me questions on facebook if you have any queries – www.fb.com/psfnp . I generally respond to every question whenever I find time, especially when it comes to competing athletes and sports professionals.





Article: Look Your Aesthetic Best
Published April 2016 in edition of Krunch Today.


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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

WORLD STRONGMAN CHAMPIONSHIP - DAY 1 of 2


Photos by Creative Director, Film and Photography for the World Strongman Championship - Pushkaraj S Shirke
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