Two Brooms | June 16-22, 2019

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“Why do they need two brooms every month?”

Nice article by Zibi Jamal. Made me stop an think a while of how life is different and difficult with such challenges. Also took me a while to understand (or perhaps acknowledge) the answer to the title. So simple yet we normal people completely ignore it.

4 Laws of Muscle

– You Are What You Just Ate
– If You Exercise First, You’re More of What You Just Ate
– If You’re Inactive, You’re Less of What You Just Ate
– Chew Your Food

Difficult read, yet makes sense once you concentrate a little. Not sure how effective it is.

Meet the 77-Year-Old on a Coast-to-Coast Hike

In this day and age, we tend to be afraid of one another. And yet the world is full of wonderful people. If I didn’t know that before, the ADT brings that out for me every day.

This one is inspiring especially the fact that Davison started long distance hiking only after turning 60.

A guide for using filters in landscape photography

Not much of a guide than a pitch for Nisi filters (there is a disclaimer in the article) . Good pictures though.

There’s No Such Thing as a Good Dog

A Good Dog Is a Lifelong Process…
What makes him a good dog in people’s minds isn’t the product of some genetic lottery—it’s not luck. What they’re seeing is the product of hard work, good leadership, and unwavering devotion…
There is no such thing as a good dog, only a good dog owner.

Nice one with some tips. A dog is just like a kid. The kind of environment you socialize them in, that’s what they get comfortable with.

‘It Was Like a Zoo’: Death on an Unruly, Overcrowded Everest

The result is a crowded, unruly scene reminiscent of “Lord of the Flies” — at 29,000 feet. At that altitude, there is no room for error and altruism is put to the test.

This has been in the news for the last couple of weeks. It was a good read.

Outlaw Country

Long read, but somewhat captivating to me. I once traveled to Lava Beds National Monument. The article described the desolateness of the landscape well. It is really

the perfect place to go if you don’t want to be found

This is the first of my weekly reads blog entry. Every week I read several things mostly on the web. Some of it is not so good. On the other hand there are many which are I like and a few which are worth remembering.
The thought here is to start a weekly series of blog briefly discussing the previous week’s reading.


Ramzan Delicacies

Photographs from my annual visit to Ramzan Food stalls. Visited Shivaji Nagar and Mosque Road.

Mosque road has ended up being like a touristy place catering to IT crowd. The festive mahaul (environment/ambience/energy) was at Shivaji Nagar. Though it had started drizzling when I was there, the crowd of families, joy on people faces – general festivities made it a good place to be around.

In terms of pictures, primarily used fixed focal length 45 and 85 mm lenses to focus on people rather than food.

Overall a fun experience.



Singapore Street B&W