November 2015

  • Highlights of the day

    Did 200 push ups (on toes with breaks, of course!) in eight min­utes with three oth­er col­leagues as part of Movem­ber fund-rais­ing at work­place. I am proud of my employ­er’s fit­ness cul­ture. Weigh­ing scale showed 74 kgs on a full stom­ach post din­ner at 7:30 pm. I thought the scale is faulty, but no, it is not. I know, body… Read more

  • Mindful November

    At the end of Octo­ber I fin­ished read­ing this book titled Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff. So dur­ing this month, I hoped to prac­tice some of the things I learned from this book. Hence Mind­ful Novem­ber. I liked the idea of con­serv­ing men­tal ener­gy that’s oth­er­wise wast­ed on small stuff so we can use it for the things… Read more

  • Ben Horowitz’s Commencement Speech at Columbia University

    Ben Horow­itz’s speech at Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty is a great com­mence­ment speech I enjoyed in a long time. It is wit­ty, insight­ful, opti­mistic and uncon­ven­tion­al. I loved his main idea: fol­low your con­tri­bu­tion instead of your pas­sion. The next thing I loved is this quote: As human beings we want to be liked. It’s anthro­po­log­i­cal. If peo­ple did­n’t like you… Read more

  • Weet-Bix October

    I ate Weet-Bix for break­fast every­day in Octo­ber. Weet-Bix is a high-fiber, low-sug­ar, and low-cost break­fast cere­al wide­ly avail­able in this part of the world. It may not be the health­i­est break­fast but I bet they are health­i­er than most cere­als. I reck­on only rolled oats are health­i­er than Weet-Bix. I like Weet-Bix because they are super sim­ple to… Read more