Yosemite Half Dome hike. Insane personal challenge. Worth every step. 

“Half Dome is the ultimate Yosemite day hike – the one you can’t die without doing, and the one you’re most likely to die while doing” – Unkown Over the past 20 years, I have made many trips to Yosemite national park. Each time I have gazed at the top of the imposing Half Dome […]

Book review: “Steve Jobs” by Walter Issacson – Great portrayal of a genius yet troubled mind

Steve Jobs was a complex person. Mr. Issacson has done an admirable job of presenting a balanced portrayal that delves into the creative as well as destructive side of Steve Jobs. The narrative is smooth and engaging. Details drawn from hours of personal time with Mr. Jobs and meticulous interviews with people in his life […]

My favorite movies …

List of my favorite movies – the top 10 are in order of priority – the rest not so much, but I like them all a lot. Enjoy! send me your comments/feedback! (Point of clarification – these are all hollywood movies. I will put together a separate list of my favorite bollywood movies. Just cannot combine […]

“Mayonnaise? yeah, we got that. 20 kinds….Android journey for an iOS user”

Walk to Café iOS and order a sandwich it comes on nicely made up for you with all the condiments and presented to you nicely on the plate. The next day you go to Café android and you order a sandwich.  The server comes back and says “You like mayonnaise on that? We got 20 types”, […]

Book Review “Game Change” : Detailed and through analysis of critical events in the Obama journey to the white house

“Game change” is a really good book. The authors successfully provide a very detailed and thorough analysis all the events surrounding the 2008 presidential election. I thought it was particularly interesting the way the book highlighted the selection of Sarah Palin and how the McCain camp had Joe Lieberman as their candidate right up to a couple of days before […]

Book Review: “Taj Mahal: A love affair at the heart of the Mughal Empire” – Wonderful account of the Mughal dynasty history

Wonderful account of the Mughal dynasty history

Book review – Red Heat: Conspiracy, Murder, and the Cold War in the Caribbean by Alex von Tunzelmann

Epic, sweeping & meticulously researched saga Epic, sweeping & meticulously researched saga of the tumultuous 20th century history of the Caribbean islands. Alex puts in lot of hard work in writing the history for her readers. And it shows. Also I love the fact that she is able to bring out the human nature of […]