In the wee hours of the morning, today, we lost our dear friend and a master magician in his own right: Master Chintan. Five years younger to me to the day (we shared birthdays!), my memories of Chintan are that he was always kind, humble and smiling. …


David Blaine in a freeze frame from his death-defying bullet catch act (Image Courtesy)

Nakul Shenoy writes about the deep connection between managers and magicians and ponders on some of the common traits that are integral to both their success

A couple of years back, I had the unique opportunity to present a keynote address with the India head of a global corporate, addressing the challenges faced by leaders of the company. …


Picture courtesy: https://mwcma.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/blindfolded-people/

A simple and easy way to check and expose the mid-brain/third-eye activation humbug

“The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one’s self. All sin is easy after that” – Pearl Bailey

I had barely settled in my seat and was preparing for the flight to take off, when my wife leaned over from the adjoining aisle seat and handed over…


Nakul Shenoy is seen entertaining his audience at a design conference

The author of Smart Course in Magic lists what he sees are the intrinsic advantages of learning magic as a hobby — in addition to the omni-present fanfare of being a magician.

I am often asked the real-world benefits of learning magic. For clearly, everybody may not see themselves performing magic on a stage or wish to develop/pursue a career as a magician.

Here then, is a quick top-of-mind list created by me about the various ways in which knowledge and training…


Social Media has well and truly arrived to rule the minds and digital lives of our people, having evolved to be the primary source of information and emerging as the de-facto mode of communication. Be it Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat or the time-tested blogs — the average netizen is…


A file picture of a recent corporate event

In a recent corporate seminar, I was espousing the thought that everything we did – or not, was linked to the mind. We are in a constant state of conflict with the mind, our mind – to take on the challenges that come our way in this modern-day world. …


Luke Jermay, internationally acclaimed mentalist performing his famous blindfold act

A Magician’s Perspective on the Mid-Brain / Third-Eye Activation Scam

Circa 1848. Two sisters — Kate (12) and Margaret (15) Fox, convinced their elder sister Leah (38) that spirits were communicating with them by tapping the table, and soon took the world by storm. …


But is it too late?

A feature most requested — begged even — is now here with Medium enabling the writing / publishing ability to the iOS devices.

Having been used to typing out my thoughts — my book even — on the iPad this was a feature I missed much, and am extremely happy…


Participants in a Learn Magic seminar understanding the strong bond between magic and science

Nakul Shenoy explores the mysterious connection between Magic and Science and shares the secret of how each draws on the other.

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

One cannot delve on the topic of magic and science without quoting this immortal line by Arthur C Clarke — a…


Nakul Shenoy with Tony Buzan, the creator of Mind Maps and international memory expert

Why don’t we remember?

The human mind is a fascinating subject that one can immerse into for an entire lifetime and only manage to scratch the surface. Yet, that is when you look at it from the outside.

Interestingly, we each have a personal exhibit of this immensely challenging topic, that we can study…

Nakul Shenoy

Master of the Mystic Arts. Indian Mentalist. Author: ‘Smart Course in Magic’.

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