Happy New Year

Wishing all readers a very Happy New Year and a rocking 2019.

Last year, I had made New Year Resolution to read one book every week i.e. 52 books in a year.

Was able to read around 37 Books i.e. was able to hit only 70% of my target…which is not too bad I suppose.

You can take a look at the various Book Reviews here.


New Year Resolution

Last year, I had made a resolution to read at least one non-fiction book in a week.

I was able to meet my target not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially.

Was able to read 42 books…the book reviews can be found here

I intend to follow this resolution this year also…think it will broaden my horizons to read non-finance books also.


New Year Resolution

Came across this amazing nugget about Bill Gates:

One of the things that is great about Bill is that he takes time to read. He usually reads at least one non-fiction book each week. Here is the richest man in the world, who can allocate his finite time to any activity he wants, and the best thing he can think to do with his time is sit in a chair and read.

When people think about the lifestyles of the rich and famous, maybe they think of wild beach parties in Bali. However, sitting in a chair and reading a good book is also part of the lifestyle of the more intelligent of the rich and famous. And I can partake of the lifestyle of the rich and famous simply by buying a book and sitting in an easy chair and reading.

Why don’t I read more? Is it because of the cost of books? No. The amount of time I spend reading is limited primarily by my willingness to allocate time to that activity.

My mom lives in a retirement community. She brings a kindle with her when she has to stand on line in the cafeteria so she can read while she waits to reach the steam tables. She asked another person on line why he was just waiting without doing anything else. The man replied, “What does it matter? I’m retired. I have all the time in the world.”

My mom responded, “What do you mean? You’re in your 80’s. You don’t have much time at all.”-wrote Ken Caldeira


I have taken heart from this and have resolved to read a non-fiction book every week this year.

Hope I stick to the New Year Resolution !


A Golden Blessing

One of the greatest blessings of being in Mumbai is to take part in the Ganeshutsav Celebrations.

Today is the fifth day and many of the Ganapatis head towards the sea for the Visarjan.

Was extremely fortunate to see my beloved Golden Ganapati decked with 68Kg of Gold and 315 Kg of Silver on its Visarjan journey.

Hats off to the organizers GSB Seva Mandal for their fantastic arrangements.

In which other country (or even city) would such an opulent display of Gold and Silver be allowed to freely mingle with the masses?




Mission Accomplished !

Successfully scaled my first Himalayan Peak of Chandrashila.

Feeling quite proud of myself and my group.