I was never a big fan of working on my golf swing at the practice range—until today. A big part of this change in mindset has to do with applying what I’ve picked up at yoga to my golf.

In the past I used to be in a huge hurry and would blast my way past 100 balls, but today I slowed down my pace and just focused on observing. I tried to visualize the plane of my swing and every little movement in my back, wrist and hips.

Other tips that I’m trying to adopt are from this very insightful WSJ article, “How to Hit it on the Sweet Spot.” The writer questions:

Why, then, do so many golfers swing at the ball like maniacs, winding up every movable part of their bodies, even their eyebrows, and lunging forward with all their might, when the result of such effort, all but guaranteed, is loss of control and lousy, off-center hits?

This is something golf instructors ponder. Human nature is probably the simplest answer. For better results, try harder, especially when frustrated. It’s a strategy that works in weight-lifting and cold-call sales, but in golf it’s a loser.

Let’s hope I can find the sweet spot more often with my new found belief.

I was looking for product designers last week, when I came across “The art of tech craft” in the Hindustan Times. I got in touch with Amit Gulati of Incubis and it so happened that he was going to be in Bangalore today. We had a great meeting this morning and were totally synced on the project at hand.

Amit believes there is great potential and instantly agreed to get on board as a partner. The project is in partnership with IIT Delhi and focused on infrastructure development for sanitation and urine harvesting. More on that later. Right now I’m just very happy to have Amit/Incubis’ intellectual and design support on the project.

Someone asked me places where I’d most like to visit. At the top of my head here were some places that came to mind:

  • Italian Riviera
  • Majuli
  • Beer regions of Belgium and Germany
  • Southern Spain and Portugal
  • The Himalayas
  • Been to Bali but need to discover the rest of Indonesia
  • Trek through South America (Easter Island included)
  • Iran (fascinated by Persian culture)
  • Countries along the Adriatic Sea