Category Archives: Musings

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- 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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Living treasures of Japan

I am not sure why but it has always been my lifelong dream to visit Japan. Perhaps because this small island country has so much to offer in terms of culture, natural beauty, technological progress, and people habits. Japan’s gifts … Continue reading

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Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry (Part 2)

Part two of this blog focuses on the observed sustainability initiatives at a few US/international chains of hotels. I chose some based on their creativity and others because they are familiar chains and it would be good to know their … Continue reading

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Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry (Part 1)

Part one of this blog talks about the hospitality industry and the urgent need to embrace sustainability as part of an overall business strategy: Summers are for family trips and vacations! A few of you maybe flipping through this piece as you … Continue reading

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Understanding Bitcoins

A few months ago, New York Time Magazine had a feature article on four trends that are disrupting (hopefully for the better), the world of money. Here’s a link to the article and I really recommend it. In case you … Continue reading

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Are we truly sustainable?- From a sustainable city’s perspective

I recently visited Seattle and having heard that it’s one of the sustainability meccas of America; I was hoping to feel happy, pleasantly surprised and see sustainability in practice everywhere. I was a little more than disappointed. Seattle is sort … Continue reading

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Biophilia vs. Biomimicry vs. Bio-engineering

In May 2015 I had attended a networking event on the topic of Biophilia. It’s easy to see the word has something to do with the love of nature (bio-nature, phila-attraction). It seemed very familiar to another word in the … Continue reading

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Aquaponics Tour in Brooklyn, NYC

I was the original author of this post hence posting it here. Since then a editor friend of mine had a go at it to make it a little spunkier and shorter. Enjoy http://greenhomenyc.org/open-house/green-building-tours-oko-farms-aquaponics-tour/

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Aquaponics vs. Hydroponics vs. Ecoponics

This is a short and mostly educative blog piece. The idea for the piece started based on a discussion I had at a sustainable networking event about the growth of aquaponics and hydroponics in our food system today. I realized … Continue reading

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