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

A hot weather trek to Kothaligad, Peth!

A few friends, a craving to get out into the nature, and a few youngsters out to get their first taste of trekking in the Sahyadris this weekend resulted in an impromptu trek to Kothaligad. This is a beginners' trek but the hot weather has made the trek incredibly hard! The initial few kms was … Continue reading A hot weather trek to Kothaligad, Peth!

TATA Ultra Marathon 2019, Lonavala – 50 kms of joy! A race review

10 things you should about the Tata Ultra Marathon, held annually in February, in the hills surrounding Lonavala: 1) This is probably the most scenic race route I have seen! Beautiful views everywhere. Since the run starts at 2:30 AM, you will experience the sunrise over the hills and sleepy villages, just waking up, during … Continue reading TATA Ultra Marathon 2019, Lonavala – 50 kms of joy! A race 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

Urby leather passport holder – a review

Those of you who know me, know my love for genuine leather. Besides the usual belts and wallets, for the last several years, I have used leather journals and you can read about them here. I recently came across another company called Urby which makes genuine leather items, and promptly ordered - they only sell … Continue reading Urby leather passport holder – a review