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The Mind Is A Galloping Horse

Mar 2nd, 2015 Zen Mind Mash Bonigala 2 min read

There is a story in zen circles about a man and a horse. The horse is galloping quickly, and it appears that the man on the horse is going somewhere important. Another man, standing alongside the road, shouts, “Where are you going?” and the first man replies, “I don’t know! Ask the horse!”

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Grand Jersey: A Tribute to a Grand Hotel!

Feb 20th, 2015 Hotel Reviews, Travel Mash Bonigala 11 min read

Though the News item about Hand Picked Hotels, the mega hotelier, buying the Grand Jersey in Jersey Island on the Channel Islands had been in the media for quite some months, I wasn’t bothered much. It wasn’t my business; after all, business establishments are bought and sold for different reasons. However, when I read the statement by Mrs Julia Hands of Hand Picked Hotels, in…

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Abyssinia Restaurant: Recipes That Have Survived For Centuries!

Jan 21st, 2015 Travel Mash Bonigala 13 min read

Abyssinia: The Gift of the Blue Nile in the Horn of Africa. Abyssinia is the old name of the present day Ethiopia. There is a mention of this place, I was told, in the Old Testament, and they say King Solomon and Queen Sheeba’s romantic episode happened in this very place. The story goes on to say that when the Europeans and Arabs came to…

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Rosetta: Subtle Flavor with Strong Fragrance!

Jan 12th, 2015 Success Stories Mash Bonigala 10 min read

While we were having dinner at home the other night, our causal dinner time conversation moved on to the articles (reviews) I often write about Branding, Logo and Marketing strategies in businesses, including fashion designing, hospitality, IT, service and other sectors. I was just talking about the effort, energy and luck that were needed for a businessman to be successful, cutting me short, my elder…

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Let The Phone Fall From The Dashboard!

Apr 30th, 2014 Entrepreneurship Mash Bonigala 3 min read

Have you ever noticed while driving that if your mobile phone falls from you dashboard, you tend to get so much worked up? You lose focus on the driving, you tend to become anxious and most often than not you tend to try and reach down – while still driving – and try and retrieve the phone, jeopardising yourself, your passengers and every one else…

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Can Business Strategy Advice Really Help?

Mar 31st, 2014 Small Business Mash Bonigala 3 min read

It is quite a predicament that small business owners face when it comes to getting strategy advice. Time and again I have seen consultants offer some insights into how a small brand may enter a highly competitive market and gain market share but the advice comes across as very vague and more inspirational than practical. I do not blame these consultants or strategists. In fact…

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How The Purge Ruined My Sunday

Mar 23rd, 2014 Movie Reviews Mash Bonigala 4 min read

I must admit, The Purge is the worst movie I have seen this year! I am actually glad I did not go to the cinema to watch this as I had originally planned to. When the Blue-ray came out last week, I set aside some time this Sunday to watch the film. Here is my review of it (full of spoilers).

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Are We Connected To The Stars?

Mar 23rd, 2014 Spiritualism Mash Bonigala 3 min read

For my weekend writing, I decided to explore the vast and sometimes controversial topic of Vedic Astrology and how humans may be connected to the cosmic energies of the microcosm and the macrocosm. Vedic Astrology dictates that there are patterns in the Universe that repeat and by understanding these patterns and identifying them with the movement of various stars and planets, we can then find…

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Reclaim time by unsubscribing!

Mar 20th, 2014 Productivity Mash Bonigala 2 min read

I am a serial entrepreneur and like most entrepreneurs, I tend to find that there are not enough hours in a day. Running two large companies, catering to hobbies, spending time with the family, keeping fit, travelling and taking the dog out to the park all require copious amounts of time. On top of that, being active on social media, writing articles and reading other…

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Using Lines in Photography

Feb 6th, 2014 Photography Mash Bonigala 5 min read

We hear all the time that it is important to consider line and form in photography. However, it is rare that someone is specific about exactly what this means. Here are several tips for using lines to improve your pictures and make maximum impact just like the pros do.