One of the benefits of staying at home during lockdown is the ability to watch the sunset, with chai in your hand, musing over the long day gone by and a wonderful beginning coming soon! This beautiful sunset is a gentle reminder that not everything is locked down
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!
This lockdown is making various things of various people...and a chef of me! Of the various things I have tried this lockdown, today was the best...Chole chaval for lunch and chole tikki chat for dinner! Chole chawal - world’s best comfort food for long family lunches on Sunday afternoons! And a small chat-party at home … Continue reading The lockdown chef!
A 5 year-old's day is made when her favorite teacher gives her a handmade card at school! I am sure she will sleep with this card under her pillow for several days to come! 😘😘
2 mins till the school bus comes. A dear friend is yearning to play something, anything, in this time. Collecting these fallen, fragrant flowers sounds just about the right thing to do!
On my way to Pandharpur this Christmas, we had to stop the car to watch this spectacle! This dance in unison of these small birds was incredible because of the various formations it took and the directions in which it went, without any apparent leader taking the call! It's only later when we learnt upon … Continue reading Murmuration – nature’s awe-inspiring spectacle!
A high quality synthetic track, a superbly clean path and no cattle blocking your way (!!) - makes the path around Lakhota lake, locally just known as Talaav, the best place to run in Jamnagar! The palace in the middle of the lake! One loop of the track is about 1.8 km and the course … Continue reading Lakhota lake – the best place to run in Jamnagar!
Beautiful - post monsoon serenity in BNP was on full display today morning. Only problem is that it was oppressively humid! And it had to be so after the super-prolonged monsoon we have had in the city! Hoping for cooler and drier weather in Oct for the paces to go up a notch...till then the … Continue reading An easy run in BNP
The street running scene in Mumbai is generally pathetic. There are safety issues, and nobody looks forward to running through rotting garbage, mucky potholes, pavement dwellers and God forbid, aggressive stray dogs! In a city like this, the BNP comes as a savior. Officially called the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the only national park in … Continue reading Running in Borivali National Park
Everybody knows (do they?) that plastic is not good for the planet. And there is so much focus on plastics that it is nauseating...from every little thing of packaging to how we carry our office tiffin! Heck...we even replaced some of our shampoo brands at home with shampoo bars from Earthy Sapo. And the fact … Continue reading #DitchTheDisposable – an eco-experiment at a home birthday party!