Happy New Year 2021

by Dr. Ashwini Mokashi ©

Wishing You a Happy New Year!

As the year is drawing to a close, it is time for reflection. The pandemic and its aftermath influenced all walks of life. At the ‘Philosophy and Happiness, LLC’ we took a look at what we achieved this year. Here is a short glimpse of 2020:


  • Dr. Ashwini Mokashi’s book ‘Sapiens and Sthitaprajna’ is recognised by American Philosophers Practioners Association as a text and reference book.
  • The book is also recognized by the Ancient Philosophy Society in the USA.

Dr. Mokashi’s Talks:

  • A Talk hosted by the Global Garje Marathi platform on ‘Pursuit of Happiness during the Pandemic’
  • A Talk hosted by APPA on ‘Wisdom Leads to Happiness’
  • A Talk hosted by Princeton University Hindu Life Program on ‘Sapiens and Sthitaprajna’
  • A series of four Talks hosted by Gurudev Ranade Facebook Group on the book ‘Gita As a Philosophy of God-Realization’ by Gurudev Prof. R.D. Ranade
  • A Talk hosted by a group of Indian Philosophical Counselors on ‘Sapiens and Sthitaprajna’
  • Led Monthly Discussions on a variety of books in the Humanities at the Humanities Group of the Princeton Research Forum, NJ

Dr. Mokashi’s 2020 Publications:

  1. An e-book version of ‘Sapiens and Sthitaprajna’ by Ashwini Mokashi available online on Amazon, and Barnes and Noble websites
  2. Various Blog Articles published on Philosophical topics.
  3. Published a scholarly article for American Philosophical Practitioners Association
  4. San Diego Independent Scholars’ Organization published a piece by Dr. Mokashi on ‘Ancient Wisdom Leads to Happiness in the Time of Covid-19’

Dr. Mokashi’s Teaching:

  • Designed and Taught a course ‘Wisdom Leads to Happiness’ at the Evergreen Forum at Princeton, NJ

Dr. Mokashi’s Social Work

  • Montgomery Emergency Medical Services team and Dr. Mokashi organized six Blood-drives during the pandemic and collected enough blood units that would save the lives of 474 people. Breaking news in themontynews.org

Dr. Mokashi’s Business Interests:

  • The popular blog has turned into a small business venture, with Dr. Mokashi as the Founder and President of ‘Philosophy and Happiness, LLC’.
  • ‘Philosophy and Happiness, LLC’ in New Jersey offers
    • Philosophical Coaching and Counseling service
    • Philosophical Talks
    • Workshops on various philosophical and social topics will start soon
    • Work with organizations on ethical concerns consulting will start soon

Dr. Mokashi’s HR Consulting Work

  • Business Partner and Advisor for ‘IMATMI.com’, Intellect Mind & Talent Management Innovations, an HR Consulting Firm.

Upcoming Writing Plans:

  • Translation of ‘Sapiens and Sthitaprajna’ in some regional Indian Languages – work-in-progress
  • Book on Meditation – work-in-progress
  • An article in the APPA journal – Indian Perspective – submitted

Future Plans:

  • Network with various Universities and organizations for Philosophical Education and Talks

Thank you to all our readers, editors, clients, colleagues, friends, and well-wishers from various walks of life! Without you, this journey would not have been so beautiful!!!

Published by ashwinimokashi.com

‘Philosophy and Happiness, LLC’ has been formed in New Jersey during the Covid times to respond to the need for dealing with mental health challenges among people and help them with Philosophical Counseling. LLC’s motto is to bring the life of the community at ease during the pandemic. ‘Philosophy and Happiness, LLC’ is a small business built on its promoter’s strength with decades of academic philosophy, corporate work, and volunteering experience. Dr. Ashwini Mokashi's book 'Sapiens and Sthitaprajna' is on Comparative Philosophy on the concept of the wise person in Stoic Seneca and the Gita. The book talks about how wisdom leads to happiness.

2 thoughts on “Happy New Year 2021

  1. Congratulations, Ashwini! Your achievements in 2020 speak volumes about the strength of your ideas. I admire your ability to make practical engagements with abstract concepts. All the best in 2021!

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