Bharatvarsh – Pilgrim Nation: The Land of Spiritual Wellness Travel

Bharatvarsh: The Destinations for Spiritual Wellness Journeys


QuoteUnquote with KK and Dr Devdutt Patnaik, India’s top mythologist and author discusses on our bet #our Bet #22 discusses mythological/pilgrimage wellness/health that is going to be a major trend in the next 5 years from our 2024 India healthcare and lifesciences investment manifesto. Devdutt, clears the issues on Bharatvarsh, sprituality, spiritualism, the Great Indian Pilgrimage, destinations across Hindu, Jain, Buddhist followers, ancient practices and modern beliefs. He also discusses various emerging counter trends around non-traditional spirituality, conspirituality amongst the extreme rightists and wokes, fake narrative emerging out of AI and ChatGPT and how belief systems are being altered around practice of spirituality and religion.


What is Spirituality?
How is Religion Different from Spirituality?
How is Bharatvarsh defined by Politicians, Pilgrims and Vedas?
Are there Counter Trends to Spiritualism?
How do we address the Saviour Mindset?

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Growing Human Connect Positively: A Playbook

Growing Human Connect Positively: A Playbook


In a world which is getting more lonelier, QuoteUnquote with KK provides a hug of “Human Connect” across various dimensions with Manoj Gursahani, Author, Business Coach, Global Strategist Home | Manoj K Gursahani (

The World Happiness Report from 2021 has been highlighting the increasing loneliness in the world and its impact on happiness in humans.

It’s in our human DNA and brain to connect with other humans as we are most evolved species on earth. Human connection lowers anxiety, depression, and suicide ideation, and how improving our connection with ourselves helps us better connect with others. Lily neurosciences.  cpp human capital did an international study in 2008 and they asked the question of people tell me about conflict do you have it in your life 85 percent of the respondents said yes they have conflict with other human beings at times in their life 29% nearly one-third say they have conflict with others in their life always or frequently they asked why is there conflict between you and others 49% nearly have said it’s because of personality clashes or ego as I study that I see for me that personality clashes is the result of ego. So does human connect vary human personality type to type. How do we increase our human connection quotient.


The Human Connect
The Human Connect

World Happiness Report 2022

Previous Podcasts

Blindspot : The Global Rise of Unhappiness: How Leaders Missed It?

QuoteUnquote with KK and Gallup Team

Rohit Kar, Relator | Restorative | Futuristic | Analytical | Significance

Kristjan Archer, Command | Competition| Activator | Achiever | Arranger

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Good Governance and Happy Citizens

QuoteUnquote with KK and Dr Kiran Bedi, Author, Woman Leader, Social Activist, India’s first and highest-ranking Woman Police Officer, Asian Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Politician and Ex-Governor of Pondicherry

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Common Man’s Happiness Economics

QuoteUnquote with KK and K. V. Subramanian, Ph.D., Professor of Finance, Indian School of Business; Ex Chief Economic Adviser, Govt of India

To Happiness & Beyond: Business Models for Delivering Beyond Happiness

QuoteUnquote with KK and Jenn Lim author of Beyond Happiness & CEO of Delivering Happiness (DH)

Karan Behl is Founder and CEO of Happiitude

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Everlasting Peace and Happiness for the World in the ISKON Philosophy

QuoteUnquote with KK and Gauranga Das, Legendary Monk and Director of the Govardhan Ecovillage, and Co-President of the ISKCON Chowpatty temple

How Can Social Tech Ventures Deliver Better Impact and Happiness to Rural India – With or Without 5G?

QuoteUnquote with KK and Dr Aaditeshwar Seth, Author, Founder Gram Vaani, Associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Delhi

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QuoteUnquote with KK (Kapil Khandelwal) Season 2 premiers as the first podcast on Dailyhunt

India’s leading business podcast QuoteUnquote With KK ( produced by healthcare and investment industry veteran, Kapil Khandelwal of Toro Finserve LLP was launched on Dailyhunt, India’s #1 local language content platform, this month.  This podcast organises a virtual fireside chat with thought leaders around the world on various current issues and topics across business, economics, investments and socio-politics. The show successfully completed its first season comprising ten episodes with global thought leaders Mark Mobius, Parag Khanna, Rajeev Peshwaria and Mark Kahn, to name a few.

Kapil Khandelwal, as quoted in his podcast, shared “we have been listening to our listeners and in next year’s season, we’re going to run QuoteUnquote with KK on 2 tracks – Healthy and Wealthy. Healthy because of what we have gone through last year, and Wealthy because without a healthy world we cannot become a wealthy world. So, these are two very intermingled issues. We have lined up star speakers from different areas in healthcare and investments and current events and developments. On popular demand, we are going to run this podcast on a fortnightly basis. Our team is very excited to give more to the audience demands and feedback. QuoteUnquote with KK is available on global platforms like Spotify, iheart radio, Amazon. The strategic idea of our partnership with Dailyhunt is to provide access to Indian audiences looking for premium, short-format content. Additionally, Dailyhunt users will also be able to access all my blogs published on various subjects.”

Umang Bedi, Co-founder, Dailyhunt says, “Our 285+ million users challenge and inspire us to introduce formats that improve their experience on the platform. Communities socialized over content last year like never before, and Indian audiences are absolutely entitled to premium and intelligent content, regardless of their location or their network. I had the privilege of hosting a talk show with business leaders on Dailyhunt last year, and taking from its success, I’m quite confident that KK will enjoy an engaging and stimulating relationship with our users.”

On the launch occasion, Kapil Khandelwal, Father of offshore Quant Fund Investing in India and Managing Partner, Toro Finserve LLP, said, “I am glad to announce that India’s largest discovery platform, Dailyhunt is now hosting QuoteUnquote with KK. This will take the virtual fireside chat to over 285+ million monthly users on the Dailyhunt platform. I welcome the audience of Dailyhunt and am looking forward to interacting with them, on the platform”  

Season one of QuoteUnquote with KK, with all ten episodes, is now available on Dailyhunt.

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In Quest for Happiness

KK in Quest for Happiness

Background – I want to be Happy

Earlier this year I read an investment analyst’s report on Future of Happiness. The subject was very interesting given the current times in Covid. A lot has changed in the world in these times. Firstly, the pace of digitization and social isolation during extended periods of lockdown and secondly, losing some of our near and dear ones who succumbed to Covid in a tragic event. This crisis of mental and emotional well-being and suffering that me and fellow humans have undergone made me wonder about what happiness is and my quest for happiness alone. My journey was a difficult one but, I did see a sense of happiness and I am sharing this through my blog and my podcast.

The Happiness Movement

Even before Covid, in 2012, the United Nations (UN) declared March 20 to be observed as the International Day of Happiness. The day recognizes that happiness is a fundamental human goal and calls upon countries to approach public policies in ways that improve the well-being of all peoples. Venezuela was the first country to establish a Ministry of Happiness. Several other countries followed suit. Closer home, Madhya Pradesh Government under the BJP rule established a Department of Happiness and organized a week-long Festival of Happiness in 2017. The issue here is inspite creating bureaucratic and governance structures, the citizens and people were unhappy. This let me to believe that there is something fundamentally wrong. Therefore let me first define happiness and then decode how to achieve happiness.

What is Happiness?

A Google search on a formal definition of happiness lead me to the various online dictionaries and no formal definition of happiness. This fuzzy description of what we feel under the wide umbrella of happiness is a wide range of positive human emotions that we go through. However, a definition of happiness is well articulated in the book “The How of Happiness”, by positive psychology researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky as “the experience of joy, contentment, or positive well-being, combined with a sense that one’s life is good, meaningful, and worthwhile.” After having defined happiness, it’s now time to understand how we experience happiness?

How do We Experience Happiness?

The Western world scholars have two distinct explanations on Happiness and how to experience it? These are:

  • The “More” Approach: Here happiness is experienced by acquiring material objects that maximize pleasure and minimize displeasure. This approach hinges the fact that  happiness depends on acquiring more things or experiences, depends on factors outside of one’s body.
  • The “Enough” Approach: Here happiness is happiness is experienced by our ability to ride the waves of human experience and cultivate internal wellness, even through turbulent times.

These two approaches however do not yield a perfect sense of emotional and mental well being as an outcome of happiness as it’s a bit alien to my values and personal belief system.

Indian Approach to Experiencing Happiness

Earlier this year, Dr. Devdutt Patnaik, India’s leading mythologist, speaker, illustrator and author, known for his writing on Hindu sacred lore, legends, folklore, fables and parables released a book “Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha – 40 Insights into Happiness” This book resonated very well with me and my values when I read it. In fact, I invited Devdutt to my QuoteUnQuote with KK | Kapil Khandelwal (KK) Podcast. We discussed and dissected many issues around the whole architecture of the 40 insights and the 4 key pillars to experiencing Happiness.

Please read the book and listen to the Podcast “The Mantra for Happiness” to practice and experience Happiness in your life!
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