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Book summary of: Mistakes I made at work or “Living is a practice of learning to make better mistakes”

I hinted a friend to give this book for my birthday because I have no limits on the number of books I can buy for me to eventually read. This was an inexpensive paperback and sounded interesting when I heard … Continue reading

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Looking for my “moai” Book summary of The Blue Zone Solutions

I was jealous when I read Dan Buettner’s book- “The Blue Zone Solutions”. The one thing he mentions in his book too as a key ingredient(and I instinct-fully knew too) to a successful life was something that had always proved elusive … Continue reading

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Book review and somewhat summary: Straight talk on investment by Jack Brennan

The book is divided into four parts: Part 1 Master the Basics Part 2 Construct a Sensible Part 3 Manage your investment with Focus and Discipline Portfolio Part 4 Stay on Course The first six chapters are an easy breeze … Continue reading

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Book review:The Third Plate, by Dan Barber

I am a student of sustainability. I have therefore read many books on this subject that have influenced my thought process over the years and has also allowed me to influence other people’s thinking. But it is not often that … Continue reading

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Book review: How to get sound sleep

I bought this book with a lot of expectations; hoping it will make me a sound sleeper so much so that I can part the knowledge to others in my family and help their sleep deprivation as well. Although that … Continue reading

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Eastern Europe Spring vacation -2017

Many of my friends say I am very well travelled. I do not think so. This is because having spent close to four decades on this planet, my total number of visited countries (the definition of visited being spent a … Continue reading

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Book review- earning it by Joann S. Lublin

Like Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, I too have hit upon a universally acknowledged truth. Mine is that, “at the beginning of every year, all men and women in possession of a good brain must be in want of … Continue reading

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America’s best kept secret- Our National Parks!

America’s National Parks are in the news this year because 2016 marks their 100 years of existence. For me, however, they have always held a special place- in my heart, in my annual travel plans, and as one of my … Continue reading

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Memories and reflections of Japan- part III

Part 3: Perfect R&R destination: Sapporo Our 3rd and final destination was to the island of Hokkaido, famous for it’s milk products (think ice-cream, milk-cake, milk shake) and for the city of Sapporo, a former winter Olympic destination as well … Continue reading

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Memories and reflections of Japan- part II

Part 2: City of Beauty and Temples: Kyoto The next part of our trip took us to another of Japan’s major cities, Kyoto, which is also on the island of Honshu. In total, Japan has 6,852 islands but only 80% … Continue reading

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