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Silent Cowboy Day

Did you know…

… that today is Silent Cowboy Day? In 1880, Tom Mix was born in Driftwood, Pennsylvania. America’s greatest silent movie cowboy star, Mix was in the top 10 of highest paid film stars, with Mix and his horse, Tony, earning $4,000 a week. Sixteen years after his first walk-on, Tom Mix became the highest paid movie star to that time when Fox resigned him at $20,000 a week. Trivia buffs: Mix was a pallbearer in Wyatt Earp’s funeral.


Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.”

— Keanu Reeves

YouStory: Startpreneur’s fav newsletter

Stories you shouldn’t miss

The beauty of sarees have no parallel and the craftsmanship that goes into making some of the finest ones is something we need to hold on to. With the aim of reviving heritage weaves, Vimor Sarees was launched in 1974. Co-founder Pavithra Muddaya makes sure that her store offers unique pieces that have their own story to tell. A rich heritage of sarees, a clutch of gifted weavers and an exclusive store with A-list clientele – what made Pavithra Muddaya’s entrepreneurship rich successful.

For film producer Jhanvi Motla, storytelling began in high school. An Indian based in the US, Jhanvi was a student of theatre when she realised that she wanted to make movies. Jhanvi worked as the assistant to Max Mutchnick, who was the co-creator of the sitcom – Will & Grace and went on to produce commercials, corporate videos and other short films. What were her challenges and what made her succeed?

Wondering where to go this year for a holiday? As a new year dawns, travellers and vacationers are gearing up for their next holiday. Here are some of the top travel trends from the experts that you can keep in mind for your next vacation. Cashless travel, Instagrammability, and independent adventures top the list. And guess what? The best destinations for Indians this year are Dubai, Thailand and Singapore.

Grandmothers are the best in everything, including diet hacks! Kavita Devgan has over 20 years of experience as a weight loss and holistic health consultant, and her new book is called ‘Ultimate Grandmother Hacks: 50 Kickass Traditional Habits for a Fitter You’. Hear her out as she offers practical, customised programmes that deliver weight loss techniques, through modification of habits to ensure long-term results.

Gifts can make people feel special! A fine box of tea, a jar of coffee or a bunch of pretty stationery make pretty gifts for your loved ones this year, but what if they came with a story of their own? Here’s how Pooja Goyal, founder of The P.O. Box makes this kind of magic happen with a limited edition collection of curated handpicked products, crafted by a community of artists and dreamers.

2019 will be the year for startups, says numerologist Gautam Azad. Many believe that numbers have more significance than we imagine and for Gautham, numerology is a science. He chalks that up to his education as an engineer. However, fate had other plans and today, Gautham runs his own consultancy, Nummerobay. What keeps him going is the happiness that he brings into people’s lives!

Morning thoughts and Poetry



Let go.


Slow down.

Let it be.

Go for it.

I love you.

Keep going.

Choose joy.

Enjoy today.

C’est la vie.

Choose happy.

Keep it cool.

Take it easy.

Be in the now.

Live the moment.

Choose to shine.

No pain, no gain.

Do it. With love.

Prove them wrong.

I can and I will.

It is what it is.

Love conquers all.

Keep your chin up.

Follow your heart.

Don’t rush things.

You only live once.

Never stop dreaming.

Now is all you have.

Keep moving forward.

This too shall pass.

Every moment matters.

Love more. Worry less.

Dust settles. I don’t.

Nothing lasts forever.

Work hard. Stay humble.

Enjoy the little things.

The best is yet to come.

Better things are coming.

Collect moments – not things.

Feel the fear and do it anyway.