20.) Your favorite spot...

Landing at the gym during peak hours and finding your favorite treadmill/elliptical spot free.

Jungle Gym

Photo Credit: Pavel

19.) Old Monk

an all time favorite for happy tipplers...so much so that it even has its own dedicated community on fb.

Pairs very well with Sheesha, friends and nostalgia :)

old monk

Photocredit: Avishek

18.) A great sense of Humour

for a spring in your heart and your step.

Cheers to Dr Kishore Shah's amazing sense of humour. Read about his experience with a recent heart attack.

T2i - Red Heart

There is nothing that cannot be faced with a little humour, as this wonderful account by Dr Kishore Shah, a renowned Gynecologist practicing in Pune, proves. I got this as a forward...but it's too good not to be documented!

The following article is in his own words about the "MI" (myocardial infarction-heart attack) he had suffered few days back.
" I suffered a heart attack about 5 days ago. Here is my account of what happened:
As I was rushed to the Cardiac ICU, I just had this sinking feeling in my heart. Just like the one before you enter the Viva Voce hall and see the most khadoos examiner in place, only worse.

The resident there was quite courteous, "Sir, How are you feeling?"

I looked at him groggily and whispered, "Just like Rakhi Sawant (a Bollywood starlet)!"

He looked at me perplexed. I continued and said, "I feel an unnatural weight on my chest."

Thus my heart tried to spring me a surprise. So I surprised it with a spring into my heart. Now I walk with a spring in my step and one in my heart too!"

Kishore Shah.

Photo Credit: Doug

17.) The Joy of Giving

Imagine if you and your sister were both given Rs 1000 each and told you could buy anything with it that made you happy.

Your sister bought a nice pair of shoes and you bought a great fitted shirt. Both of you are happy in your own worlds.

Now flip the scenario a bit. Instead of buying a shirt for yourself, you bought the shoes for your sister. and she bought the shirt and gifted it to you.

Wouldn't that make both of you happier ?

Amazing eh.

Experience the power of giving.

Joy + AH

Thought taken from a dialogue in the movie, 'The Pool"

Photo Credit: Get the look

16.) The Human spirit...

and you weren't happy because you didn't have a BMW, penthouse, girlfriend, MBA etc etc !!

Photo credit: The Big Picture / REUTERS/Kena Betancur

15.) Dancing....

apparently makes a lot of people happy....especially the bindaas kind.

GC and MD love it.

Dance Performer

Photocredit: WHS Images

14.) Sheesha and conversations

with friends on a cold wintry evening (or for that matter, any evening). Time well spent.

More about Sheesha (also known as the hookah) here

<3 sheesha!

Photocredit: Mark Cueto

13.) Music in the morning..

when you are still lazing in bed and need an extra reason to get out bed, the right kind of music can not only wake you up but put a spring in your step :)

So what kind of music do you like ?


Photocredit: Phil

12.) A smile..

yes, that special someone's smile can really light up your life.

so yeah, smile more often. Who knows, you just might be making someone happier.

Photocredit: AKP

11.) The Sartorialist.

Very few of us are lucky enough to be in jobs/professions that make us happy. The Sartorialist is one of them.
Check out this interesting documentary on him.

And if you read your feeds in a feed reader, i highly recommend adding his blog to it.