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!
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
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
I bought this book on Audible, and finished it in a week during the COVID19 lockdown, during my morning and evening workouts J. After the American Kingpin, this is the next book I read on cybercrimes and the scale is massive and plot so complex! The book starts with observations by overhead satellites that confirm … Continue reading Zero Day – a book by Kim Zetter. A review from a cyber security enthusiast!
Like my most recent book reads, this one too came from GatesNotes.com – the personal blog of Bill Gates. His recommendations on the best reads of the year are always spot on, and always promise to widen your horizon in many ways. This is a memoir by Tara Westover. Growing up in a strict Mormon … Continue reading Educated – by Tara Westover – a book review
Do not let the start of the book betray the breadth and depth of the topics about us, humans, this book covers. And in great depth too. A good friend of mine gave up after reading the first few pages since he “wasn’t interested in evolutionary biology”! And you persist and are rewarded with a … Continue reading Sapiens – a book review
I aim to read and review 12 non-fiction books this year! That is, one book per month on average. And this one is my pick for Jan 2019! Will share review after finishing the book! Stay tuned!
Hey…I had cleared the CISA exam in Sep, and only yesterday received the envelope containing the certificate and the lapel pin! This closes the length process of getting CISA certified and I am glad it’s over now! CISA certificate snippet Thought I would write a quick note on what worked for me, and what didn’t, … Continue reading Seven tips on CISA certification preparation…for super busy folks
A beautiful, honest and superbly inspiring book by Amit Sheth for any runner, especially in Mumbai, owing to its relatability. This book chronicles the journey of Amit from a non-runner to an accomplished long-distance runner and multiple times Conrades finished - that holy grail of endurance running, covering a distance of 87+ km over 5 … Continue reading Dare to Run – a running book with a soul – by Amit Sheth