The first book I picked up in 2021 was 'Atomic Habits'. The delivery actually happened on 30th Dec, but I resisted till 01 Jan 2021 to pick it up for reading J And what a great choice of book it turned out to be! I read, as I mostly do, late and nights and early … Continue reading Atomic Habits, by James Clear – a book review
In February 2001, some of the software developers responsible for managing very large software development projects, got together in a mountain retreat and hammered out the Agile Manifesto! The principles outlined in this document, now combined with new technologies, primarily Cloud and big data, now power most of the software development around the world, including, … Continue reading Agile Manifesto turns 20 years old this month
One of the things I am really thankful for, in 2020, is my smoothie habit! Every day that I worked from home, which was pretty much the entire year, I managed to sneak in a vegetable smoothie around noon time, with lunch to follow at around 1:30 pm. While the smoothie takes various colors depending … Continue reading The smoothie habit!
So true for marathon runners too! The hard intensive training (the pain), followed by adequate rest and recovery (the wait, or taper 😁), and then the moment of glory when you cross the finish line (the rising). And if you skip the steps you end up suffering (injuries). Applies to all walks of life! A … Continue reading The suffering comes when…
One of the best things that has happened to me lately is that I picked up the book 'Untamed' by Glennon Doyle. I heard it being spoken of in one of the podcasts during my morning run, and the name stuck. And after about 100 pages in the book, I can attest that the book … Continue reading Untamed – Glennon Doyle. Must read!
Being in lockdown, I have been, with pleasure and gratitude, appreciating the beautiful sunsets. Especially the cloudy skies, they are a delight, provided you can actually see the sun set. And today was a very special one...never seen the sky so red! The blush of the dusk has turned into raging anger! Ever seen the … Continue reading The sky today – a riot of red!
What a peaceful way to spend some time in 'flow' ...and come back charged, and a drawing to share! And if you are wondering what pens were used, the answer is Sakura Micron. You can't beat the Japanese when it comes to specialized stationery!
For a Phd ornithologist, and his house-builder boyfriend, what would be the motivation to take on a 4000 mile journey across the Alaska and Arctic, all alone, powered only by their bodies? Through snow, mountains, and rivers? What would they need to carry? How much can they carry?The baggage they carry, the one on their … Continue reading The Sun is a Compass – a book review
Most people in Mumbai are saved from the scourge of torrential rains this year, however beautifully romantic they are, by staying home. No flooding, no panic due to local trains halting, and hardly any cases of gastroenteritis. The morning view over the hills of National Park is a scene to behold! And I stayed home … Continue reading Mumbai rains on last Friday …
Just started this book on 1st July and, this promises to be a refreshing read, considering the lockdown that has us all home bound. This promises to provide a virtual escapade into the wilderness, into the freedom that proximity to nature provides and into the power of human heart (and limbs!). PS: I finished the … Continue reading The Sun is a Compass – a refreshing ‘lockdown’ read