JoyStories

Read the stories from Joy Practitioners who tell you about the moment that made them go,  'AHA!',
both at JoyShops and Joy@Work sessions,


Stories from JoyShop

 

 

Rajiv Sundram

#TodayILearned how personality of an individual play an important role in life. In ascertaining our identity, we tend to forget the innate qualities we have but are subdued. Knowing this sure adds quality to my life.

 

 

Komal Shukla 

PhD Student, IIT-Delhi

JoyShop is an open and comfortable environment where every experience, from talking to people, making food together and sharing our stories is a joyful and stress-free one. As I heard people's stories, I could connect at a much deeper level and share their emotions.

Naveen chourey   B.Tech Student, IIT-Delhi  The meaning of life is everywhere, in everything. Though we see it everyday yet we don't recognise it. Because, we can't believe that the words that hit us so hard can actually be true, can actually be implemented. This Retreat has led me to discover that JoyIsYou is not just a witty quote, it is the reality of the very existence.

Naveen chourey

B.Tech Student, IIT-Delhi

The meaning of life is everywhere, in everything. Though we see it everyday yet we don't recognise it. Because, we can't believe that the words that hit us so hard can actually be true, can actually be implemented. This Retreat has led me to discover that JoyIsYou is not just a witty quote, it is the reality of the very existence.

Amya Rai   JoyIsYou isn't just a session, it's a lesson for life. I couldn't attend the complete retreat, but the part that I attended changed my thinking about myself completely. I look at myself with a different lens, and owing to the joyshop again, I look at others with a different view. It's amazing how one day can change your thoughts, and it's for the better. Sometimes you realize that the learnings you gain from the joyshop are something you already had in mind but never cared to look at them, but because of the joyshop you now respect your "qualities" more than your "personality" and that's something everyone should learn.

Amya Rai

JoyIsYou isn't just a session, it's a lesson for life. I couldn't attend the complete retreat, but the part that I attended changed my thinking about myself completely. I look at myself with a different lens, and owing to the joyshop again, I look at others with a different view. It's amazing how one day can change your thoughts, and it's for the better. Sometimes you realize that the learnings you gain from the joyshop are something you already had in mind but never cared to look at them, but because of the joyshop you now respect your "qualities" more than your "personality" and that's something everyone should learn.

Sunny Bairi    Phd Student, IIT-Delhi  I got “ NOTHING”  from JoyShop :)  I realised that I have the possibility of everything. Like space within the vessel serves its purpose. I also realised something special about ‘ present continuous tense ’. Remember, it was not an English class :)

Sunny Bairi

Phd Student, IIT-Delhi

I got “NOTHING” from JoyShop :)

I realised that I have the possibility of everything. Like space within the vessel serves its purpose. I also realised something special about ‘present continuous tense’. Remember, it was not an English class :)

Vinod Anthony Thomas    Student, SPA-Delhi  I don't worry about the end result anymore. I don't think of how happy I'd be after I achieve a certain thing. I embed happiness right in my struggle and that has changed my outlook towards hustling.

Vinod Anthony Thomas

Student, SPA-Delhi

I don't worry about the end result anymore. I don't think of how happy I'd be after I achieve a certain thing. I embed happiness right in my struggle and that has changed my outlook towards hustling.

Saajan Tikare  A fun and entertaining personality with whom you can have some next level conversations. Everyone says this. Maybe you can find out what that means by meeting Charriar sir personally at his JoyShops perhaps. What came across as a mere credit requirement to me in my time at IIT Delhi, it was a real eye opener in the ways of understanding yourself and the people around you. His joyflix videos target these small things that need to be dealt with extremely well as well. I will hold this personality as one of the go to people in campus, (you know him personally or not doesn't matter) to learn how to really bring out the joy in yourself, all while going through your own mundane student/work life. Kudos to you professor. Saving humanity one joyous person at a time 😁

Saajan Tikare

A fun and entertaining personality with whom you can have some next level conversations. Everyone says this. Maybe you can find out what that means by meeting Charriar sir personally at his JoyShops perhaps. What came across as a mere credit requirement to me in my time at IIT Delhi, it was a real eye opener in the ways of understanding yourself and the people around you. His joyflix videos target these small things that need to be dealt with extremely well as well. I will hold this personality as one of the go to people in campus, (you know him personally or not doesn't matter) to learn how to really bring out the joy in yourself, all while going through your own mundane student/work life. Kudos to you professor. Saving humanity one joyous person at a time 😁

phil sticha  Vijay Chariar is a wonderful teacher who brings years of experience, boundless energy and personal passion to every project he takes on. Vijay takes an interest in all of his students and develops a real relationship with each of them, this makes him more of a mentor than a simple instructor.

phil sticha

Vijay Chariar is a wonderful teacher who brings years of experience, boundless energy and personal passion to every project he takes on. Vijay takes an interest in all of his students and develops a real relationship with each of them, this makes him more of a mentor than a simple instructor.

srikanth katikala  I love his style of teaching. It involves a lot of visualization and presenting new perspectives on life, culture and development. It has been over 7 years and I still remember the little personality development exercises and the amazing documentaries that were screened. I believe these learnings are timeless.

srikanth katikala

I love his style of teaching. It involves a lot of visualization and presenting new perspectives on life, culture and development. It has been over 7 years and I still remember the little personality development exercises and the amazing documentaries that were screened. I believe these learnings are timeless.

rupobrata panja  Standing at a very difficult cross road in life, I had such a refreshing time today with Professor Chariar and few other people, I was lucky to meet. After a long time, I could feel positive vibes gushing through my veins and the words of wisdom ideating throughout. Every moment was so ecstatic during the session. I would like to thank this person from the bottom of my heart for providing me the motivation to live in the present.

rupobrata panja

Standing at a very difficult cross road in life, I had such a refreshing time today with Professor Chariar and few other people, I was lucky to meet. After a long time, I could feel positive vibes gushing through my veins and the words of wisdom ideating throughout. Every moment was so ecstatic during the session. I would like to thank this person from the bottom of my heart for providing me the motivation to live in the present.

adya isha  Energetic Personality with happy thoughts..one of the best teacher I cam across in my life..   

adya isha

Energetic Personality with happy thoughts..one of the best teacher I cam across in my life..

 

ankitha cheerakathil  Prof. Chariar has a dynamic personality and will surely lead a refreshing startup like this to enormous success      

ankitha cheerakathil

Prof. Chariar has a dynamic personality and will surely lead a refreshing startup like this to enormous success

 

 

rashmi raj  It is good to know that so many perspectives exist for one single thought. Before criticizing anything we must make ourselves fully aware of the situation. This page shows us that a little effort and different perspective can change so many things and spread happy thoughts everywhere.

rashmi raj

It is good to know that so many perspectives exist for one single thought. Before criticizing anything we must make ourselves fully aware of the situation. This page shows us that a little effort and different perspective can change so many things and spread happy thoughts everywhere.

rahul shubham  One of the best teacher I came across in my life.      

rahul shubham

One of the best teacher I came across in my life.

 

 

chaitanya gola naga  This page, is the place for those who feel that a 3-hour lecture session with him weekly, is just the starter.

chaitanya gola naga

This page, is the place for those who feel that a 3-hour lecture session with him weekly, is just the starter.

Damini Jaiswal   Student, IIT-Delhi  Intention is a powerful tool which I discovered during JoyShop. This tool gives me an absolutely amazing experience at everything I do. I now feel lovingly connected to all things around me through an Attitude of Gratitude.

Damini Jaiswal

Student, IIT-Delhi

Intention is a powerful tool which I discovered during JoyShop. This tool gives me an absolutely amazing experience at everything I do. I now feel lovingly connected to all things around me through an Attitude of Gratitude.

Rishabh bhatia  Very energetic personality. I attended one of his courses which gives you a new glass to see the world. He inspires people to live from Joy and JoyIsYou as well would focus upon knowing yourself better and realizing the inner you and your natural state of joy and uncovering the artificial identification of yourself which is given to you by the society. It's about embracing life as it is rather than as we want it to be. The whole joy is in the surprise and adventure through existence in this world as it unfolds before you a new moment every new moment. You are what you are trying to find out elsewhere. Try JoyShop and Joyflix. It's great.

Rishabh bhatia

Very energetic personality. I attended one of his courses which gives you a new glass to see the world. He inspires people to live from Joy and JoyIsYou as well would focus upon knowing yourself better and realizing the inner you and your natural state of joy and uncovering the artificial identification of yourself which is given to you by the society. It's about embracing life as it is rather than as we want it to be. The whole joy is in the surprise and adventure through existence in this world as it unfolds before you a new moment every new moment. You are what you are trying to find out elsewhere. Try JoyShop and Joyflix. It's great.

pawan rawal  I was fortunate to get to know Dr Chariar during my stay at IIT Delhi, and attending the courses taught by him was a life-changing experience. My best memories from college are from experiences created by Dr Chariar. He has been a mentor to me ever since and talking to him every now and then brings me immense happiness. I can't attend his classes anymore but keenly look forward to whatever is shared by him on fb.  I would highly recommend attending a retreat/workshop by him so that one can learn to see life the way he does, full of abundance and joy!  

pawan rawal

I was fortunate to get to know Dr Chariar during my stay at IIT Delhi, and attending the courses taught by him was a life-changing experience. My best memories from college are from experiences created by Dr Chariar. He has been a mentor to me ever since and talking to him every now and then brings me immense happiness. I can't attend his classes anymore but keenly look forward to whatever is shared by him on fb.

I would highly recommend attending a retreat/workshop by him so that one can learn to see life the way he does, full of abundance and joy!
 

priyanuja dutta  Looking for the recipe of Happiness? You are at the right stop! Add a bag full of smiles, 2 spoonful of simplicity, 2lbs of positivity, 1 cup of life living, 1 dash of good will and a packet full of JOY. Voila! Prof Happy thoughts is ready for you :-) Enjoy your day ahead.

priyanuja dutta

Looking for the recipe of Happiness? You are at the right stop! Add a bag full of smiles, 2 spoonful of simplicity, 2lbs of positivity, 1 cup of life living, 1 dash of good will and a packet full of JOY. Voila! Prof Happy thoughts is ready for you :-) Enjoy your day ahead.

komal shukla  With so many people indirectly or directly pushing us into rat race, the messages on this FB page vijaychariar is like a breath of fresh air. Vijay Chariar is engaging, entertaining and right on the mark when it comes to sharing his thoughts about "joy". His message works at a number of levels.  Prof. Chariar is gifted. He could be your one of those "my 20 people" you remember at the end of the decade who have made a change in your life at a very foundation level without your even realizing it!

komal shukla

With so many people indirectly or directly pushing us into rat race, the messages on this FB page vijaychariar is like a breath of fresh air. Vijay Chariar is engaging, entertaining and right on the mark when it comes to sharing his thoughts about "joy". His message works at a number of levels.

Prof. Chariar is gifted. He could be your one of those "my 20 people" you remember at the end of the decade who have made a change in your life at a very foundation level without your even realizing it!

Ayushi srivastava  Sir is so brimming with energy and joy, that it is always such a pleasure to just talk to him.   

Ayushi srivastava

Sir is so brimming with energy and joy, that it is always such a pleasure to just talk to him.

 

akash tanwar  A complete shift of perspective. Life changing.      

akash tanwar

A complete shift of perspective. Life changing.

 

 

deblina sabui  Prof Chariar is one of the most energetic person I've ever met. His talk enriches us like rainbow on monochrome background.It helps to see another aspect of life.A clear view over a dusty veil. Thank you sir for giving me the opportunity to experience such discovered path..

deblina sabui

Prof Chariar is one of the most energetic person I've ever met. His talk enriches us like rainbow on monochrome background.It helps to see another aspect of life.A clear view over a dusty veil. Thank you sir for giving me the opportunity to experience such discovered path..

padma kasthurirangan  At the end of a chaotic day, it's refreshing to hear your positive thoughts!! Thank you for the happy thoughts!!  !   

padma kasthurirangan

At the end of a chaotic day, it's refreshing to hear your positive thoughts!! Thank you for the happy thoughts!!

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jagpreet bakshi  Awesome. True and inspirational. We all need to think about it.

jagpreet bakshi

Awesome. True and inspirational. We all need to think about it.

Richa Shukla    Student, IIT-Delhi  I started on a journey towards Self discovery to realise what I should do in my life and what can really bring me a state of natural happiness and content. JoyShop helped me immensely in this journey.

Richa Shukla

Student, IIT-Delhi

I started on a journey towards Self discovery to realise what I should do in my life and what can really bring me a state of natural happiness and content. JoyShop helped me immensely in this journey.

aditya shahakar  Prof. Chariar is the most energetic , loving and caring person I have met . I feel lucky to have a teacher like him in my life. He has mastered the art of being joyful at all walks of life and through his untiring positive energy he makes us understand how important it is to be happy more than anything else. Every moment spent with him at his joyshops incubated a positive thoughts in me that inspires me to happy and have a serendipitous lifestyle.

aditya shahakar

Prof. Chariar is the most energetic , loving and caring person I have met . I feel lucky to have a teacher like him in my life. He has mastered the art of being joyful at all walks of life and through his untiring positive energy he makes us understand how important it is to be happy more than anything else. Every moment spent with him at his joyshops incubated a positive thoughts in me that inspires me to happy and have a serendipitous lifestyle.

nilanshu jaiswal  A great teacher, friend, and guide. Besides being a good teacher, he is very understanding and supportive. If you ever feel low or dejected in your life, he is the first person you should reach out to. He will understand your problems like no one else and will motivate you with positivity. Need less to say, such people are rare and we should never lose them if we are fortunate enough to find one.  His lectures always inspired and motivated us. We learned to see life from an altogether different perspective. The more we interacted with him, the more we realized that our problems are just opportunities for us to become a better person.  I took two courses under him during my studies at IIT Delhi. His way of teaching as well as the evaluation process was non-conventional. He came up with short video stories, games, outings, etc. Not to forget so many interesting books which he offered us to read. Therefore, unlike other courses, here I never felt any burden or pressure to perform.  Moreover, his pro-environment and pro-rural perspectives reminded us of our social responsibilities and hence helped us in becoming a more responsible human being.

nilanshu jaiswal

A great teacher, friend, and guide. Besides being a good teacher, he is very understanding and supportive. If you ever feel low or dejected in your life, he is the first person you should reach out to. He will understand your problems like no one else and will motivate you with positivity. Need less to say, such people are rare and we should never lose them if we are fortunate enough to find one.

His lectures always inspired and motivated us. We learned to see life from an altogether different perspective. The more we interacted with him, the more we realized that our problems are just opportunities for us to become a better person.

I took two courses under him during my studies at IIT Delhi. His way of teaching as well as the evaluation process was non-conventional. He came up with short video stories, games, outings, etc. Not to forget so many interesting books which he offered us to read. Therefore, unlike other courses, here I never felt any burden or pressure to perform.

Moreover, his pro-environment and pro-rural perspectives reminded us of our social responsibilities and hence helped us in becoming a more responsible human being.

esha mathur  #Joyisyou is a wonderful initiative that will help to connect with your roots and experience your true state of happiness. The inspirational talks by Prof Chariar and Joyshop with the #Joyisyou team will positively change your perspective towards 'joy'.  Live stress-free and stay healthy!  Good luck to the team!

esha mathur

#Joyisyou is a wonderful initiative that will help to connect with your roots and experience your true state of happiness. The inspirational talks by Prof Chariar and Joyshop with the #Joyisyou team will positively change your perspective towards 'joy'.

Live stress-free and stay healthy!

Good luck to the team!

vikram gupta  We need more of such things, brilliant concept Prof Chariar     .

vikram gupta

We need more of such things, brilliant concept Prof Chariar

 

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anshuman goswami  Vijay Sir's dynamic and energetic personality deserves a rating worth more than 5 stars ! The principle tenet of his teaching methodology is "HAPPY THOUGHTS" which means that, thinking and questioning about the world around us in a positive manner elicits inner development, which in turn generates development of the society as a whole. This Facebook page is a manifestation of sir's cheerful thinking about keeping the JOY flowing. The contents of the page are sure to alter one's perception of his/her own surroundings as a whole. #HAPPYTHOUGHTSFOREVER

anshuman goswami

Vijay Sir's dynamic and energetic personality deserves a rating worth more than 5 stars ! The principle tenet of his teaching methodology is "HAPPY THOUGHTS" which means that, thinking and questioning about the world around us in a positive manner elicits inner development, which in turn generates development of the society as a whole. This Facebook page is a manifestation of sir's cheerful thinking about keeping the JOY flowing. The contents of the page are sure to alter one's perception of his/her own surroundings as a whole. #HAPPYTHOUGHTSFOREVER

krish k'rangan  Truly Novel intention to change people's life. Really appreciate whatever you are doing for others and being there when people need support and guidance. Great Work. Keep it Going!!!

krish k'rangan

Truly Novel intention to change people's life. Really appreciate whatever you are doing for others and being there when people need support and guidance. Great Work. Keep it Going!!!

ritesh kumar verma  The content on this page is surely motivating. It pushes one to break the shackles and step out to realise the immense joy present all around, and within us.

ritesh kumar verma

The content on this page is surely motivating. It pushes one to break the shackles and step out to realise the immense joy present all around, and within us.

partha das  Never met a more spontaneous person than Prof Chariar. The secret of this spontaneity I guess is "JOY" that you begin with for everything. Love this state of FLOW. Forever inspiring!!

partha das

Never met a more spontaneous person than Prof Chariar. The secret of this spontaneity I guess is "JOY" that you begin with for everything. Love this state of FLOW. Forever inspiring!!

amruta khairnar-patil  Prof Chariar’s webpage is a true reflection of principles he believes in. His positive vocabulary and experiential learning method makes lectures extremely thought provoking and vigorous!

amruta khairnar-patil

Prof Chariar’s webpage is a true reflection of principles he believes in. His positive vocabulary and experiential learning method makes lectures extremely thought provoking and vigorous!


 

Stories from Joy@Work

 
V.J Indumathi  Manager, Indian Oil Corporation Limited  It was a super interactive session that powerfully demonstrated how to accept and celebrate life using principles of abundance thinking and an attitude of gratitude. We learned several practical techniques to experience Joyous Productivity at work and Joyous Relationships on the personal front.

V.J Indumathi
Manager, Indian Oil Corporation Limited

It was a super interactive session that powerfully demonstrated how to accept and celebrate life using principles of abundance thinking and an attitude of gratitude. We learned several practical techniques to experience Joyous Productivity at work and Joyous Relationships on the personal front.

Prof. Sushil Kumar   Professor, IIM Lucknow  It was a treat to experience a session on Joyous Productivity as part of an MDP at IIM Lucknow. The Framework was novel and the principles were extremely practical and powerful. Both the large corporates, as well as the SME sector can use it to achieve business goals while ensuring employee well-being.

Prof. Sushil Kumar
Professor, IIM Lucknow

It was a treat to experience a session on Joyous Productivity as part of an MDP at IIM Lucknow. The Framework was novel and the principles were extremely practical and powerful. Both the large corporates, as well as the SME sector can use it to achieve business goals while ensuring employee well-being.

Satvik Paramkusham  Core team, intellify   I have carried a heavy bag stuffed with full of useless things while trekking. Half way through the trek, I could feel excruciating pain in my shoulders and it greatly decelerated my pace. I was complaining to myself that I shouldn't have bought lot of things and my trip would have been more pleasant without them.  Similarly, in our life we tend to carry lot of (useless things) negative feelings, fears and emotions in our (bag) mind which sabotage our well being and annihilate our mental growth. Without these, life would be lot easier and fun to deal with.  So, are we ready to remove the useless things from our bags and elope into a world of pure joy?

Satvik Paramkusham
Core team, intellify 

I have carried a heavy bag stuffed with full of useless things while trekking. Half way through the trek, I could feel excruciating pain in my shoulders and it greatly decelerated my pace. I was complaining to myself that I shouldn't have bought lot of things and my trip would have been more pleasant without them.

Similarly, in our life we tend to carry lot of (useless things) negative feelings, fears and emotions in our (bag) mind which sabotage our well being and annihilate our mental growth. Without these, life would be lot easier and fun to deal with.

So, are we ready to remove the useless things from our bags and elope into a world of pure joy?

 

                   

Pranav Vashishtha

Co-Founder, FeelJoy Pvt. Ltd.

JoyShop helps you reflect on your life and focus on how you can be a better person as well as productive one. The experience suggests you an obvious manner in which you should treat everyone. 

Dr. Ajata Shatru Kapoor    General Secratary , Indian Medical Association  The JoyIsYou session for IMA was extremely engaging and inspiring.   As doctors, we help patients to come out of their physical pain and sadness, but there was no formal platform which could help us feel relieved of our own stress and anxiety. The tools shared by the JoyIsYou team are extremely practical and easy, and will help us all to remain “forever young”, by reducing our stress levels.

Dr. Ajata Shatru Kapoor

General Secratary , Indian Medical Association

The JoyIsYou session for IMA was extremely engaging and inspiring.   As doctors, we help patients to come out of their physical pain and sadness, but there was no formal platform which could help us feel relieved of our own stress and anxiety. The tools shared by the JoyIsYou team are extremely practical and easy, and will help us all to remain “forever young”, by reducing our stress levels.

 
yusra khan    Associate Director, Bucket List India  My strongest reflection has been to find joy within yourself, believe in the now, being authentic and open. JoyShop exposed me to my own boundless potential that I had earlier boxed with assumptions, scarcity and meagreness! I urge all young people struggling with self-doubt or confusion to seek joy - You’ll meet, unleash your beautiful self and the secret of true happiness.

yusra khan

Associate Director, Bucket List India

My strongest reflection has been to find joy within yourself, believe in the now, being authentic and open. JoyShop exposed me to my own boundless potential that I had earlier boxed with assumptions, scarcity and meagreness! I urge all young people struggling with self-doubt or confusion to seek joy - You’ll meet, unleash your beautiful self and the secret of true happiness.

                   

Praveen Chandra Srivastava

CEO, PNP Consultants

This program talks about how to live your life very differently than what you are living right now. It gives you absolutely new dimensions to observe and grow yourself.