Month: September 2018

Goa with my husband ❤

Most of us head to Goa for sussegad, the Goan way of life. Derived from the Portuguese word sossegado (quiet), it implies a laid-back existence, one where the leisurely pace of life gives you ample time to make the most of every passing moment….

Physicists create Star Wars-style 3D projections — just don’t call them holograms

They may not technically be holograms, but they’re pretty impressive: Researchers have created moving 3D images that are viewable from any angle. The technique, called volumetric display, comes from the lab of Daniel Smalley at Brigham Young University. Smalley’s team uses two sets of…

Natural calender

This tree at Goa Gajah, Bali, serves as a natural calendar. When it blooms, the villagers know that their yearly ceremony is coming. So I was told 🙂 Wild Almond Tree Pohon Kepuh Sterculia foetida


Does the world need any more photos of Mesa Arch? Probably not… it certainly is one of the most photographed locations in Utah. But I think it’s fairly easy to see why: it’s an unusual natural feature in an incredible setting – and under…


It feels like walking around the feet of giants, hoping you’re not stepped on and squished between their toes. It’s a good thing these trees are well rooted and firmly held in place. Giant’s Foot – Sequoia National Park, California

Interpreter of Maladies

Of ordinary people who just happen to be Indians caught in the throes of immigration pangs, of trying to be two different identities at once and justifying both, fighting usual battles in their own unique ways – Lahiri’s debut short story collection is a…

Bonding time

Paphiopedilum sp.

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by: Robert Cialdini

Everything Dale Carnegie accomplished regarding individual influence, Robert Cialdini has equally achieved on the topic of mass influence. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion offers an exceptional scientific look into the realm of persuasion backed by substantial logic and examples. Based on the premise of…

While you have it

Cannon Beach, Oregon “Nothing in the world is permanent, and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it.” ― W. Somerset Maugham A broken shell on Cannon Beach…


“Volumes” is an experimental art film by Maxim Zhestkov using physics-based particle animation. Waves and unseen forces send billions of color-changing particles aloft in the film. The motions – especially the way the particles seem to tear themselves – are reminiscent of a complex…


There’s no such thing like listen to the Bee Gees while you’re a yellow submarine  😉


To be contemplative of one’s own existence is a uniquely human trait often exaggerated at the mortality of others. There’s a never ending search for the meaning of life and we’ve each been given a finite slice of time to solve the riddle. In…