July 5, 2014

Bangalore SHG Chapter – Meeting Sergey……….

Venue: Cubbon Park
Attendees: Alok,Abhinav,Anshuman,Pramod,Lohith,Shamail,Akash,Sharath,Nishil,Arun,Anupam.
Meeting Started at 11.00PM
Bangalore, Bangalore, Bangalore- so many new things each week. This past week was really intriguing.

We chanced to meet sergey. And we dedicate this chapter to him. We started our meeting at 11.00.
We had a strong number of 11 for this meeting.
Abhinav introduced Sergey to the group and we were all ears
About Sergey: A energetic figure in his late fifties, we were inspired by just his presence, sharing and speaking amongst us without any hesitation almost felt unreal.
Profession: He is an free-lancer by choice and presently he is associated with an organization proving his services in teaching and is in india for an Year. Originally from Ukraine Sergey is well versed in Ukranian, Russian, English.
Sergey has been Practising Yoga since the last 10 years, and we were lucky to get a live demo on few asanas, which involve breathing and diaphragm. Wow it was as one of us mentioned we natives do not learn or practice Yoga and we are awed when a non-resident embraces and practices the ancient science techniques with such ease.
Sergey has also Learnt the Vipassana meditation and has been an ardent student attending the rigorous course for 4 times. Pranayama has been his mantra for a better vocal strength. He practices all these based on his needs and necessities. Its as he rightly says that all the courses or technique is not meant to cure or achieve a specific task – but it is to master and see what does change in you.  
Just as the self-introduction was done, we were all ready with doubts and questions regarding all aspects of sergey’s experiences. Hats off to sergey for patiently responding to all relevant/irrelevant and probing questions. We bombarded so many questions that we were all experiencing the thought process of sergey in each of his endeavors.
When sergey talked about visiting countries like China, Srilanka, Taiwan, India, Ukraine, Russia, The explorer in our hearts were screaming at us for a taste of adventure in a foreign land. The spark has been well lit let us see how many of us will make it true. Let me summarize the rest shortly
We had a quick round of introduction and our purpose of SHG meets
Prepared speech- bystander sickness: After a gap of many months we had a prepared speech by Pramod. He always comes up with an excellent topic. This week was about bystander effect. Which means that the greater the number of bystanders, the less likely it is that any one of them will help. This is inversely related. With providing specific examples on research and corporate related incidents Pramod kept us hooked till the last word.

It was 1.30 already and the group dispersed. Till next week then……..

Some more pics

1 comment:

sachin said...

Wow - congrats to the group, for roping in someone like Sergei.. Vipassana, yoga, pranayam, traveling, volunteering, traveling.. I can see, how all this has made him what he is today.
Thank you Sergei, for inspiring all of us..