First of all, thank you for all the heart-warming blessings and regards on my birthday. Its touching to see your birthday notes, and when you do send me a note mention a line or two about what makes it special. I would love to strengthen the bond which connects us.

Several of my friends have started traditions by asking friends and family to share a memory, a moment, a quirky info clip or a touching deed. I would love to know from you about a common bond which connects us – be it art, be it outdoors, be it geeky hobbies or be it love for mixology.

As a yearly thought bite, here are some of the things which have kept me busy this year. Please feel free to use any of those as a memory jogger when you send a note to me.


At somepoint I’ll write a whole lot more about it, but over last year I’ve learnt a lot about caregiving and working with aging parents. I’ve been super fortunate to have a great support system as well as healthcare. I remain motivated to learn more about aging and be a thoughtful caregiver. I’ve learnt a lot about stroke recovery in last year as well as healthy lifestyle for south-east asians.


I haven’t been writing much, and I intend to change that. But I have been reading a fair it over the last few months. Overtime, I’ll post summaries of the books or articles I read but to start with here are some interesting books I read recently.

  1. Paths to God: Living the Bhagavad Gita
  2. A Year to Live: How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last
  3. The Great Mental Models Vol 3 - Systems and Mathematics
  4. The Great Mental Models Vol 2 - Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  5. The Great Mental Models: General Thinking Concepts

More on what I have been reading on my Goodreads profile


I taught several highschool and community college courses around introductory and advanced cyber security this last year. Most notable ones being with RockSF, Merritt College and NCAT. More about them on Cyber Defenders


The Green Fairy


Listen Inn

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