Category: Miscellaneous


Marrow Donor

Back in India, about eight years ago a colleague of mine sent out out an e-mail blast to the company bulletin board checking to see if anyone was a marrow donor. His son needed a transplant and the odd's weren't in his favor. I had no clue what that entailed and read up a bit… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

The grand Cherokee

Last Sunday we had a plausible mishap on the road. On our way to New Haven, the Jeep started self-accelerating and the brakes didn't seem to work. Luckily there weren't many cars on the road and we were on a slight positive gradient. With whatever little brake power left, I was able to reduce the… Continue Reading

Deep waters

A few days back, I posted an early morning shot in Instagram. I don't use the app as much as i'd like to; however that morning I spent some time sifting through various posts. A post by maptia totally got my attention. https://www.instagram.com/p/BDEtoz9spMT/?taken-by=maptia I bookmarked the page to read later during the weekend. Late yesterday evening as I… Continue Reading

MFE white noise

Of late, I've been having these schizophrenic discussions.  Well, not really but yes - to that effect. The student in me babbles in dead zone while the teacher in me confounds newer variants of possible surprises. Just  15 days to the third actuarial exam. It's not exam-blues, definitely not butterflies in the stomach; probably what it is… Continue Reading