The Sun is a Compass – a book review

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

The Sun is a Compass – a refreshing ‘lockdown’ read

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

Zero Day – a book by Kim Zetter. A review from a cyber security enthusiast!

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!

Educated – by Tara Westover – a book review

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

Sapiens – 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

Seven tips on CISA certification preparation…for super busy folks

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

Dare to Run – a running book with a soul – by Amit Sheth

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