Johanna – Freediving

Several years back when I got my scuba diving certification,  I literally had no words to describe my experience. A few years later when I chanced upon James Nestor’s Deep on free diving, I was shocked, mesmerized and stoked all at once. I literally gulped the book and to date it is one of those books that I could…

Freediving

The very concept of diving to depths without any apparatus, Japanese Ama tribe, Spear-Fishing  – Learning about these for the first time today!  Mind boggling! Deep: Freediving and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves

Deep: Freediving and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves by James Nestor

  Early last month I happened to read a TED article on the body’s reaction to water where the author talks about “Mammalian dive reflex” a phenomenon by which water triggers an immediate decrease in heart rate and optimizes respiration. The article instantly reminded me of scubadiving – something that I really missed doing this…

Weeknote 43 – Reunions and Winter travels

A glimpse of the past week and the few articles, podcasts, tools, videos and music that captivated my attention: Most of this week was spent planning the next few months and chalking out various things we had to line-up. We’re super excited that Shasta will soon be able to experience the cold a bit and…

2014 Highlights

Took some time out today to make sure I post a year-end update for 2014. I somehow seem to have missed doing this for the past three years.  Looking back, this year has been extremely fulfilling – both professionally and personally. Here’s a quick rewind:
January:
  • Interned at Deloitte for two months. My first actuarial internship and a great start to the year.
February:
  • Attended the SOA Hartford Student Connect. Great drive to the ‘Insurance capital of the world’ and a good day spent meeting practicing actuaries.
  • Bought a new bike – my first ever road bike! [icon name=”bicycle” class=””]

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