In Love with Death by Satish Modi – Media Blitz

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“A must read for everyone who seeks spirituality and happiness, by giving joy to others and those who simply want to make the most of the one short life that one is given.”

Ashanti Omkar, cultural expert, Monocle

New Book by Industrialist and Philanthropist Explores “Love Affair” with Death, and Reveals Surprising Secret to Living Well

 

Described as the “son of the founder of modern industrial India,” Satish Modi is a member of one of the most influential and affluent families in India. Yet despite privilege and success, he discovered happiness was not synonymous with wealth—and the secret to a meaningful life begins with a fresh understanding of death.

He now shares how his unique understanding of death has enabled him to embrace an extraordinary and impactful life, and reveals how reinterpreting death can help others live to the fullest in his new book, In Love with Death (Birlinn Limited, $16.95 / £9.99 hardcover, May 1, 2014).

Challenging readers to mark their “death date” and calculate their remaining time on earth (or, “reverse living”), Modi seeks to empower people to overcome their fear of dying, and enable them to live meaningful lives of goodness, love, and compassion.

Including poignant narratives from people from all walks of life, Modi sweeps the reader into a journey through life’s joys and sorrows with fascinating stories, thought-provoking philosophy, and wise advice from a life well lived.

The result is a fascinating book that teaches us that whoever we are and whatever our aspirations in this life, it is important for everyone to accept their own passing—and embrace the courage to live fully.

“It is my hope that engaging with our own mortality will help us to appreciate the world in which we live and encourage us to make the most of our lives,” Modi said.

Modi started India’s first private airline (Modiluft, now known as Spice Jet) in 1993, and established the International Institute of Fine Arts (www.iifaindia.org) in India in 2000. His foundation also runs the Right to Education program, which provides subsidized/free education to four thousand underprivileged children. He set up the charity “Arts for India” (www.artsforindia.org) help needy young artists in India get the education they deserve.

IN LOVE WITH DEATH by Satish Modi

Published by Birlinn Limited, May 1, 2014

ISBN: 978-1780272146

$16.95 / £9.99 Ÿ 174 pages

High res imageDeath is the inevitable fate of every single person on earth. How do we accept the inevitability of our own death? How do we live our lives with meaning? Will money lead us to happiness? Satish Modi examines these questions and more in a moving, powerful, thought-provoking work based on his own reflections as well as the experiences of people from all walks of life. The result is a fascinating book that teaches us that whoever we are and whatever our aspirations in this life, it is important for each and every one of us to accept our own passing. In doing so, we free ourselves to live as fully as possible, guided by the principles of goodness, love, and compassion.

 

SaitshModi_authorphoto2SATISH MODI is a philanthropist, educationist, industrialist, and author who divides his time between London and New Delhi. He is respected for his entrepreneurial approach to international business.

Modi started India’s first private airline (Modiluft, now known as Spice Jet) in 1993 and in 2013 he founded a Football Club in the U.K. known as Modi Town Football Club. He founded and is on the board of India’s first offshore mutual fund, the J.F. India Fund, which is part of J.P. Morgan Chase. His father established the Modi Group of Industries and, in 1933, established the industrial township of Modinagar, which now has a population of half a million people. The group has a turnover of about US $1.2 billion.

Satish Modi and his wife Abha established the International Institute of Fine Arts (www.iifaindia.org) in 2000. His Foundation also runs the Right to Education program, which provides subsidized/free education to four thousand underprivileged children in India. The philanthropic project, ‘A Stitch in Time’ is an initiative to empower women. This has enabled thousands of women to earn their livelihood respectfully. In 2010 Modi launched Arts for India, a charity to raise funds to support underprivileged, yet talented artists from India (www.artsforindia.org).SatishwithwifeandPrinceCharles

Satish Modi is President of the Dayawati Modi Foundation for Art, Culture and Education. Mother Teresa was one of the first to receive its annual award. His Holiness the Dalai Lama received the Dayawati Modi Award for Art, Culture and Education in 2011. Other prominent awardees include Anish Kapur, Mark Shand, Goldie Hawn, Simon Beaufoy, Pandit Ravi Shankar and Amitabh Bachchan.

He is also President of the G.M. Modi Science Foundation that promotes Science and Technology in India and has instituted the prestigious annual G.M. Modi Science Award. Among the recipients is Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India.

Under his initiative, various art shows were organized at several venues around the world, including Tate Britain, London; the House of Lords, London; the Saatchi Gallery, London and the New York Academy of Art, New York. A Fashion Show was also organized at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in 2011.

He was a member at UNESCO’s Global Forum on the ‘Power of Peace’. On the invitation of UNESCO, Satish Modi created, for the first time, an Art Show on the theme ‘Power of Peace’ at the UNESCO Global Forum held at Bali, Indonesia in 2007.

For his services to the nation, Satish Modi has received a number of awards and honors including the Gem of India Award. He was appointed an Ambassador for Philanthropy by the UK’s Founding Ambassador for Philanthropy, Dame Stephanie Shirley. In 2010, he was nominated for an Arts & Business Prince of Wales Medal for Arts Philanthropy. He was also invited for a Breakfast Prayer Meeting in Washington D.C. by Mr. George Bush, the then President of U.S.A.

 

 

Thursdays – Where Truth is the Dare

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It’s Thursday again – and we all know what that means!

Here is this week’s question.

Truth? or Dare?


What do you keep in a safe place?


When I read this question, my immediate response before contemplating a deep answer was “my heart”. Even after contemplating and attempting to come up with a one of a kind unique answer, I have to stick with my first. I keep my heart in a safe place – most of the time. It comes from experiencing a lot of hurt in my life. It is a defense mechanism for me and it is just who I am.


I look forward to hearing your answers! 



Thank you all for participating.

Thursday – Where Truth is the Dare

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It’s Thursday again – and we all know what that means!

Here is this week’s question.

Truth? or Dare?

What are you hoping for?

(Hoping, not trying to make happen.)

I am hoping for my blood platelet count to stabilize and quit fluctuating and increasing. (I have Essential Thrombocythemia; my blood marrow makes too many platelets.)

(Only God can make that happen.)

Thank you all for participating.

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Thrusday – Where Truth is the Dare

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It’s Thursday again – and we all know what that means!

Here is this week’s question.

Truth? or Dare?


Who came through for you at a time when you really, really needed it?

Ummm…thinking. Actually, it’s a no-brainer. First and foremost, my Hubby has been there for me in my darkest moments. Secondly, my best friend. 

 Thank you all for participating.

I had a short story published in honor of Mother’s Day. One of my daughters and I have a broken relationship. She truly has no idea how much she means to me. The story is about her. I invite you to click the link and read my story.

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Thursday – Where Truth is the Dare

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It’s Thursday again – and we all know what that means!

Here is this week’s question.

Truth? or Dare?


What did you finally do that you should have done a lot sooner than you actually did it?


Divorce my first husband. Things might have turned out different for my daughters.



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Thursday – Where Truth is the Dare

Question of the Day: Where Truth Is the Dare   [QUES OF THE DAY] [Paperback]

It’s Thursday again – and we all know what that means!

Here is this week’s question.Truth? or Dare?


If it is found out about, what are you going to get in trouble for?

(I love this question!)


I’ll be posting my answer next week because  I want every one to come up with their answer spontaneously and not be guided by my answer. I  cannot wait to hear your answers! :)


Thank you all for participating.


My answer to last week’s question “If you could go back in time, five to ten years and give yourself advice, what would it be?

I’m still thinking about how to phrase it. I’ll be back.

Thursday’s Where Truth is the Dare

Question of the Day: Where Truth Is the Dare   [QUES OF THE DAY] [Paperback]

It’s Thursday again – and we all know what that means!

Here is this week’s question.

Truth? or Dare?


If you could go back in time, five to ten years and give yourself advice, what would it be?


I’ll be posting my answer next week because I want every one to come up with their answer spontaneously and not be guided by my answer. I cannot wait to hear your answers! :)


Thank you all for participating. I will be doing this every Thursday so I hope you’ll all be back.


My answer to last week’s question “Are you an active participant in Lent? Is there nything you try to do differently at this time of the year that you might not ordinarily do any other time  of the year? Is there anything you would like to share about your feelings for Lent?”


Personally, during Lent, I try to do more for others than I might normally venture out to do. I am an introvert, so I have a difficult time stepping up. I also attend the Way of the Cross each Friday during Lent and this year our Priest made Holy Week very memorable – both because of the activities and the drama/stress he inadvertently caused trying to get all the music ministers to participate together (too many Chiefs and too many styles.)


The Priest that is serving our parish this year made the week come alive. Wednesday evening was the Way of the Cross. He had people pretend to be the different characters in Jesus’ life and they each read a part for each station. It was moving and brought you into Jesus’ life.


The Thursday evening services include the washing of the feet. In years past, the priests have read the gospel and then done the washing. This year, while the Deacon read the gospel, the priest acted it out. It was also quite moving.

Thursday’s Where Truth is the Dare

Question of the Day: Where Truth Is the Dare   [QUES OF THE DAY] [Paperback]

It’s Thursday again – and we all know what that means!

Here is this week’s question.Truth? or Dare?


Are you an active participant in Lent? Is there anything you try to do differently at this time of the year that you might not ordinarily do any other time of the year? Is there anything you would like to share about your feelings for Lent?

(This question did not come from the book this week.)


I’ll be posting my answer next week because I want every one to come up with their answer spontaneously and not be guided by my answer. I cannot wait to hear your answers! 

:)


Thank you all for participating. I will be doing this every Thursday so I hope you’ll all be back.


My answer to last week’s question “What is the most important thing you want, that you didn’t grow up with?”

The right to make my own decisions and just be myself.

 

 

Question of the Day on Face book found my blog and posted my Thursday’s Truth or Dare. How cool is that. To thank them, I am posting their Face book link here: http://www.facebook.com/qotdbook 


Thursday’s Where Truth is the Dare

Question of the Day: Where Truth Is the Dare   [QUES OF THE DAY] [Paperback]

It’s Thursday again – and we all know what that means! Here is this week’s question.

Truth? or Dare?


What is the most important thing you want, that you didn’t grow up with?

I’ll be posting my answer next week because I want every one to come up with their answer spontaneously and not be guided by my answer. I cannot wait to hear your answers! :)


Thank you all for participating. I will be doing this every Thursday so I hope you’ll all be back.


My answer to last week’s question “Despite beliefs, ideas, or feelings, that may change,what are you absolutely certain of all the time?


I am certain that I will always love my children and my husband. I know that God has a plan and I need to trust he knows what’s best.

Thursday’s Where Truth is the Dare

Question of the Day: Where Truth Is the Dare   [QUES OF THE DAY] [Paperback]

It’s Thursday again – and we all know what that means!

Here is this week’s question.

Truth? or Dare?


Despite beliefs, ideas, or feelings, that may change,

what are you absolutely certain of all the time?


I’ll be posting my answer next week because I want every one to come up with their answer spontaneously and not be guided by my answer. I cannot wait to hear your answers! :)


Thank you all for participating. I will be doing this every Thursday so I hope you’ll all be back.


My answer to last week’s question “What are you tired of taking the rap for?”

I’m tired of taking the rap for things I didn’t do because others are good at manipulating. I have always been someone willing to take responsibility for my own actions, right or wrong,  and I’ll take the consequences.

Question of the Day on Face book found my blog and posted my Thursday’s Truth or Dare. How cool is that. To thank them, I am posting their Face book link here: http://www.facebook.com/qotdbook

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Thursday’s Where Truth is the Dare

 Question of the Day: Where Truth Is the Dare   [QUES OF THE DAY] [Paperback]

It’s Thursday again – and we all know what that means!

Here is this week’s question.

Truth? or Dare?


What are you tired of taking the rap for?


I’ll be posting my answer next week because I want every one to come up with their answer spontaneously and not be guided by my answer. I cannot wait to hear your answers! :)


Thank you all for participating. I will be doing this every Thursday so I hope you’ll all be back.


My answer to last week’s question “What do you now have more patience for, and what do you now have less patience for?”  I have less patience for complete idiots (adults whom I am acquainted with) and I have more patience for the children they try to manipulate.





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Thursday’s Where Truth is the Dare

It’s Thursday again – and we all know what that means!
Here is this week’s question.
Truth? or Dare?

What do you now have more patience for, and what do you now have less patience for?
I’ll be adding my answer to this question next week because 
I want every one to come up with their answer spontaneously 
and not be guided by my answer. I cannot wait to hear your answers! :)

Thank you all for participating. I will be doing this every Thursday so I
hope you’ll all be back.

My answer to last week’s question “What person in your life has inspired you to the point of change?” is: my very good friend, Jessica. She inspired me to stop hiding my writing. 



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Thursday’s where Truth is the Dare

It’s Thursday again – and we all know what that means!
Here is this week’s question.
Truth? or Dare?

What person in your life has inspired you to the
point of change?

I am deliberately not posting my answer to this question until
later because I want every one to come up with their answer spontaneously  and not be guided by my answer. I cannot wait to hear your answers! :)

Thank you all for participating. I will be doing this every Thursday so I
hope you’ll all be back.

My answer to last week’s question
“What’s underrated about you” is:  
My answer is I don’t think people realize how smart I really am. 

(That was not meant to sound presumptuous. I am NOT a genius.)


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Thursday – “Where Truth is the Dare”

It’s Thursday again – and we all know what that means!

Here is this week’s question.

Truth? or Dare?


What is underrated about you?


I am deliberately not posting my answer to this question until later because I want every one to come up with their answer spontaneously and not be guided by my answer. I cannot wait to hear your answers! :)


Thank you all for participating. I will be doing this every Thursday so I hope you’ll all be back.


My answer to last week’s question “What are you waiting for the right moment to do” is:  

My answer is I am waiting for the right moment to write a letter to my daughter. 

 

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Thursday’s “Where Truth is the Dare”

A while back, I came across a little book, “Question of the Day, Where Truth is the Dare”. It contains within its covers some very thought-provoking questions. Here is one of those questions. I encourage you to take the challenge. Feel free to comment (because I love comments) or not. I am going to sit and think for a while and see if I will take the dare and post a truthful comment.

What object did you use to, or do you still, keep hidden?


I am deliberately not posting my answer to this question because I wanted every one to come up with their answer spontaneously and not be guided by my answer. I cannot wait to hear your answers! :)

Thank you all for participating. I am thinking about doing this every Thursday so I hope you’ll all be back.


My answer is:  
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