Stages Of Calligraphy

‘Calligraphy is the most intimate, private and spontaneous expressive means. Like a fingerprint or voice it is unique with every person’. – Hermann Zapf, German designer

Learning Calligraphy Is All About Being Patient:

At the beginning, it can be discouraging to be starting from the ground up, practicing mundane ‘drills’ and feeling like your skills will never be as advanced as you’d like. But calligraphy and lettering are specialized skills. And just like you wouldn’t pick up an instrument and know how to play a song right away, you can’t just pick up a brush pen and be a master at calligraphy or lettering. You need to practice. A lot. Dedicate time for practice every single day, and you will get better. s we already established, calligraphy and handwriting are very different. In calligraphy, there are actually some BASIC strokes you have to learn before you can ever do your alphabet.

‘Perfection of handwriting needs proper education, regular exercises, and purity of the soul’.

Skipping Basics Can Lower Down One’s Performance:

In calligraphy, you need to start with the very, very basics. These are referred to as ‘strokes’. All of your letters are made up of strokes. So, practice the strokes- over, and over, and over again- until they’re consistent. The more consistent your strokes, the more consistent your letters. picking up a brush pen and copying someone’s else’s style would be like picking up an instrument and learning a song without knowing how to play each note. You could eventually figure out how to play the song by copying the sounds, but if someone asked you to play them a ‘G minor’, you wouldn’t know how. You skipped a step.  Just grab some fancy brush pens and use them with my already-nice handwriting. Turns out, that’s the fast track to failure!

Each letter in every script known to man holds an eternal power, an individual beauty in its vertical, horizontal, angular lines, in their continuity’. –Achyut Palav, Indian Calligrapher

Use The Right Lettering Tools:

just until you know what you’re doing enough to get the expensive ones. And this is true- to an extent. You can practice with any supplies you want at the beginning- a pencil, a ballpoint pen, Crayola markers, your kids colouring supplies- but when you want to get serious, you need the right supplies.The simple reason: brush pens, inks, nibs, and papers are not created equal. If you use the wrong ones, you will frustrate yourself and ruin your supplies. even though some tools DO make our life easy, or can speed up some processes, the only way to see improvements fast is with practice, so try to carve as much time as you can, download some of my free workbooks and let’s focus on our deliberate practice!

The art of beautiful writing is accessible to anyone who wants to unlock its secrets.
Julien Chazal

Socializing With Others Of The Same Filed:

When you browse hashtags and look through your search page, you start to come across the same people over and over again. If you find someone whose style you really love, or who you think you’d get along with in real life, MESSAGE THEM! Be genuine- tell them what you love about their work, ask questions, and start a conversation. Learning calligraphy & lettering is tough, and it’s so nice to have other like-minded people on your side. I am a firm, firm believer in community over competition. So reach out to others- engage with them, tell them when you like their stuff. It really does go far. 

From Basic Math To Vedic Math

Focus Of Vedic Math:

Vedic Mathematics is a collection of ancient tricks and techniques to execute arithmetic operations quickly and more efficiently. Vedic Math comes from the Vedas, more specifically the Atharva Veda. It was revived by Indian mathematician Jagadguru Shri Bharati Krishna Tirthaji between 1911 and 1918. He then published this work in a book called Vedic Mathematics in 1965. It comprises 16 sutras (formulae) and 13 sub sutras. Vedic Math is an ancient technique that simplifies multiplication, divisibility, complex numbers, squaring, cubing, square roots, cube roots, recurring decimals, and auxiliary fractions.

Introduction Of Veda’s and Sutra’s

Why One Should Know Vedic Math?

  • *Makes elementary calculation 10-15 times faster
  • *Helps in accurate guessing
  • *Useful for all classes
  • *Reduces burden (need to learn tables up to 9 only)
  • *A magical tool to reduce finger counting and rough work
  • *Increases concentration
  • *Helps in reducing silly mistakes
  • Vedic maths provides answers in one line, as opposed to the several steps of traditional mathematics. There are six Vedanganas. The Jyotish Shastra is one of the six. Vedic Math forms part of this Jyotish Shastra. Vedic maths consists of 3 segments or ‘skandas’ (branches). The beauty of Vedic Math lies in its simplicity; all calculations can be done on pen and paper. The approach to solve problems stimulates and sharpens the mind, memory, and focus. It improves creativity and promotes innovation.
The Most Honest Calculation

Vedic Math In Modern times

The portrayal of distinct brain zones engaged in highly active activity dealing with mathematics is at the heart of a growing neuroscientific knowledge of the mathematical functioning of human brains As a result, the presence of mind and the capture of thoughts while presenting the problem are just as important as the solution to the problem.

Vedic mathematics aids in mental computations that are both faster and more accurate. This combines 16 Sutras and 13 up Sutras. Mental calculations are beneficial to answer any complex equation in addition, division, multiplication, algebra, trigonometry, square, square root, cube, and cube root. And this is an ever-changing epoch in the human history.

Easy answers to the Difficult Learning

Math In Daily Life And Its Uses

Word Problems Solve Problems

The truth is that we use math all the time!
mathematical applications in daily life from the time one gets up from bed till one goes to bed in the night. Be it a cook or a farmer, a carpenter, math seems complicated by making solutions easy.

• Managing time: Keeping a track of time is very important to do all you love to do
• Budgeting: Managing money, understanding discounts, and buying for the best price
• Sports: Score, Time, Strategizing to win
• Cooking: Measuring the ingredients to add to a recipe, kitchen inventory planning
• Exercising and Dieting
• Home Decorating
• Stitching: Measurements to stitch a dress
• Critical Thinking

Many people don’t experience sufficient time to “get” math lessons, and they fall behind as the teacher moves on. Mathematics makes our life orderly and prevents chaos. Certain qualities that are nurtured by mathematics are the power of reasoning, creativity, abstract or spatial thinking, critical thinking, problem-solving ability, and even effective communication skills.
• Basic math such as addition, multiplication, subtraction, division
• Percentages
• Calculating costs and profit
• Calculating the required materials
• Geometry
• Measurements

Solve The Puzzle

Hobbies for Elderly People

Elderly people often feel lonely, dejected, and out of work, especially in today’s urban lifestyle. They often have to stay away from their children and depression looms large. In such circumstances, elderly people must engage themselves in activities and hobbies that would keep their minds occupied and hearts full. It would assure both their physical and emotional well-being. Here are some hobbies listed for the elderly. 

  •  Reading

 Being in touch with books is one of the most useful hobbies for the elderly. Reading rejuvenates the mind and admonishes all negative feelings. Reading is also known to induce sound sleep that is extremely important for the elderly. Reading also promotes regular breathing and the proper functioning of the sleep-wake cycle. Reading is also known to control hypertension, irritability, and other such age-related problems. 

  • Gardening

Gardening is a hobby that is known to be cathartic for many elderly persons. Nurturing plants instills a sense of achievement and belonging, that relieves stress and anxiety. It also calms the mind and re-establishes hope and the beauty of new life. Gardening also instills a sense of guardianship that most elderly people miss during their post-retirement days. Moreover, having plants around is extremely healthy for our bodies. Therefore, elderly people should stay in places that have a lot of plants. 

  • Watching The Television 


Watching television is a very common hobby among elderly people. They spend a major part of their day watching their favorite shows. These can range from news updates to daily soaps to movies of different genres. This is a good hobby if it’s done within a limit. Since elderly people don’t go out often, watching the television enables them to stay updated about what’s happening around them. Moreover, when the younger members of the house leave for work, the television is their only companion. However, watching too much of it can affect their eyesight. Thus, doctors recommend elderly people watch less television and do more activities that do not require a screen. 


Now that we’ve mentioned some of the best hobbies for elderly people, you won’t have a difficult time trying to figure out leisure ideas for your aging parents and relatives. Taking care of their mental health is as important as their physical health.