Today Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement. He was known to typify the man who walked on the field with swagger, played with flamboyance, and showed ability that borders on genius. Credits Who can forget his 6 sixes against England during the inaugural T20 World Cup in South Africa. But the most enduring memory was Yuvraj [...]
I discovered this book thanks to a couple of podcasts, I came across. Also a cousin whose taste in books I quite like, highly recommended it. The podcasts had Atul Gawande, sagaciously explain the issues around caring for the old and infirm. Atul Gawande brings in a lot of data, a lot of empathy and [...]
A couple of days ago, I met a friend with whom I went on a very long walk. We walked for over 3 hours, waiting for breakfast, coffee later and some cheesecake by noon. There is something great about walking and talking with a friend for hours. For some reason there is a lot of [...]
A list of things I am consuming and at times reflecting on through the month of November 2018 Printed Newspapers – Since the end of 2015, I have not really subscribed to the printed newspaper. This month I moved to a new flat and subscribed to the Mumbai editions of The Hindu and The Indian Express. [...]
It is two years today. I still wake up some nights with a start thinking about that horrible and terrible night. An ambulance siren far away is often almost always a trigger. But I have come to terms with her loss much better than I thought I ever would. The first year, I missed her a [...]
I am trying something new - which is to write a list of things I am consuming and at times reflecting on through the month of October 2018 Recomendo - A really nice newsletter. The point is simple - a newletter via email that recommends 6 different things. These could be a movie, television series, book, [...]
Recently, I watched in bits and pieces, India winning a test match against England on television. I am one of those cricket tragics, who watches only test matches. The rest I feel does not have enough context. I was thinking a bit about why I think of the long form game with such romance. And [...]
Over the past week or so, I have been watching this riveting, well edited documentary series, namely "The Vietnam War: A film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick" I like documentaries by Ken Burns and hence started to check this one out now that it's available on Netflix.
I recently picked up a couple of books on Kindle. Starting with the An Era of Darkness by Shashi Tharoor.
I do not code for a living and that means my interactions on Github are negligible. But I have worked in the open-source world for a while now and I understand the important space Github occupies. So yesterday, when finally the rumour came true, that Microsoft has acquired Github, there were some fear of what [...]