Last week I was in Bandhavgarh National Forest Reserve.. seeking few days of tranquillity and indulging in forest bathing – the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku or taking in the forest atmosphere… the elixir for psychological and physiological well-being.
Fortunately, my cellphone was useless without signal or internet connection…it gave space for nature to enter through five senses.
Listening to variety of birds chirping through the day and unknown insects buzzing in the night.
Feeling the breeze rustling through the leaves and bamboo shoots, touching tree trunks and feeling the bark – some soft, some hard.
Looking at different shades of green, varied colors of grass: white and even rose hues
Smell the fragrance of the forest, wild basil coming as a surprise
Taste the freshness of crisp air
As I return to the concrete jungle of Mumbai, I wonder if forest bathing can be introduced as a wellbeing offering to corporates. Will it’s value be appreciated, understood and accepted?
At the outset, I would like to thank you for stopping by my Blog.
I believe that there is nothing right or wrong in this world. What’s right in this moment and context may be wrong in another moment and context. This belief has inspired me to name my blog ‘Perspectives’.
Perspectives is a platform for me to share my experiences, thoughts and perspectives on various subjects. You may have a different point of view. I look forward to hearing them, these are the triggers for rich and deep conversations.
On personal front, I live in Mumbai, India. I love to read; Somerset Maugham and Nevil Shute are my favorite authors. My favorite books are The Razor’s Edge, Mrs. Craddock, Chequer Board and Gone with the Wind. I am thankful to my father who inculcated the habit of reading in me early on.
I am also passionate about traveling, I have been to most parts of India and to several countries across the globe.
On professional front, I work in Human Resources function. Over two and half decades, I have worked across multiple industries and cultures. I focus on Leadership Development, Talent Management, Visioning and Culture, Large-scale change, Employee Listening & Engagement, Employee Well-being, Inclusive work culture, HR effectiveness, Behavior and Mind-set shifts through sustained interventions
I currently lead Organization Effectiveness Function for Aditya Birla Group, a $44.3 billion conglomerate with 120000 employees across 35 countries.
I sincerely hope that you will enjoy reading my blog. I look forward to your thoughts and suggestions.
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