1. Fast Company: If you are into innovation, technology, design, leadership, failure, entrepreneurship, everything that involves in a creative process – you will love Fast Company. I used to subscribe this magazine when I was in the US. Now that I am back in Nepal, I try my level best to read all its articles online. You may say, there are 100s of tech related magazines, why should you follow Fast Company? While other tech magazines focus on the end product, new releases. This one focuses on the process of making of the product. All the behind-the-scenes, the thrill, the failures, the aha-moment that eventually lead to invention of a product – are all featured in this magazine; plus a lot more. If that seems like your cup of tea, you will love Fast Company.
2. Deepak Chopra: I discovered Deepak Chopra’s work when I was at a very confused state of mind. There were a lot of things I wasn’t too sure about (I’m still not), there were a lot of questions. This man in a way has helped me embrace the uncertainty, helped me just be me. What he shares is pretty much what the great souls used to share long ago, like Buddha, his teachings. Chopra is simply a medium, through which he is reintroducing spirituality to the modern world, and I’m glad, I’m paying attention.
3. Shekhar Kapur: Considering Shekhar Kapur has made some of the finest movies of our time. I’m pretty sure I won’t need to recommend anyone to follow him. But the reason I follow him, is not just cause he is a great filmmaker, also, cause he is a genuine soul. His ‘Life Lessons’ are always worth reading. He is also highly opinionated about global and Indian politics. Who can ever get enough of politics?
4. Paulo Coelho: The reason I follow, Deepak Chopra, Shekhar Kapur, is pretty much the same reason I follow Paulo Coelho as well. Interesting thing about Coelho is, he has already written books about all the questions I have in my life. I have to admit though I have never completed reading any one of his books. But whatever he tweets online, gives me enough solace to just be. He has all the answers. It may not be what you are looking for. But in the long run, you realize – he was so true. Follow him, you won’t regret it.
5. Buddhisagar: I’ve followed many Nepali celebrities, then gradually un-followed them. As it turns out, most of them were downright racist, or tweet like the whole world revolves around them, or just too much of negative energy for me to handle. So far, Buddhisagar has shown none of that. His tweets are mostly funny or sarcastic, apt for Nepali society. Also, he is one of my favorite writers of all time. I follow almost 200 users on twitter, If Buddhisagar makes it to my top 5 list, it’s a huge deal.