IBNA- Self-help book 'Mindfulness: Connecting with the Real You' (2019) by Vinay Dabholkar which is a practical guide for the contemporary human beings has been translated into Persian and published.
Whether we like it or not, a large part of our thinking is wasteful- be it guilt, fear, anxiety or stress. This drains our energy and hinders our decision-making. 'Mindfulness' is an eye-opening take on how to reclaim your time and stay in the moment, illustrated with metaphors derived from cinema, theatre, magic and other stories.
Through the book, we learn to recognize and cut down on thoughts that are unproductive. We also learn to investigate the process of self-deception- becoming more self-aware in the process. Not reheated fixes for our existential woes, this book serves as a guide for intelligent readers and urban professionals to focus and practice mindfulness. And through it, we stand to develop skills on time management that lead to personal growth, necessary for an optimal life experience.
Vinay Dabholkar works as a catalyst in three areas: design thinking, culture of innovation and mindfulness. He is a co-author of the book ‘8 Steps to Innovation: From Jugaad to Excellence’. He has been a visiting faculty member at IIM Bangalore (since 2011) and IIT Bombay (since 2016).
Over the past decade, he has helped several organizations and individuals in their journey toward innovation and mindfulness. He also works with non-profits and government organizations in the education and healthcare space.
Prior to starting his consulting career, he worked for a decade at Motorola in the US and Sasken in Bangalore. He did his B. Tech. from IIT Bombay and Ph.D. from SUNY Buffalo, USA, in computer science. His blog can be accessed at catalign.in.