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Running has took back seat since 15 days :-( Very bad Reading has also taken back seat after completing Akoopar :-( Very very badVisited Ahmedabad National Book Fair. But with each passing year, the charm that it originally used to have seems diminishing.And this winter is really chilly

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Winter has approached. And as usual, I'm motivated to remain fit. Hope this time the motivation remains throughout the year.Have started running. However, it's a different story that I'm running less and walking more. But the important thing is, the needle is moving.Apart from running, have also started doing a few stretching and upper-body exercises.My initial goal is to complete 5 km run.Became member of Central Library, Gandhinagar and read 2-3 books namely, 1. The Palace of Illusions 2. Curfewed Night and currently reading Akoopar (Gujarati).In between I also read Chetan Bhagat's The Girl in Room 105Rudraraj and Rivanshi are not here in Gandhinagar. So I can engage myself in Running and Reading. Lets see what happens once they are here. Eagerly waiting for this years' Ahmedabad National Book Fair. This time it's in November (winter season) rather than May (Summer season). Reason: To reduce carbon footprint and electricity bill. …

34 things I learned from The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch

Assume that you're on the verge of dying. You've probably a few months to live. You're suffering from some notorious form of cancer wherein you've very less hope of surviving.
And then you think that you've very less time for all the things you wanted to do, for all the things you wanted to say to your loved ones, to your children and to the world.
How would you want your children to remember you? Of what you thought about them? Your feelings for them?
A few days ago I read the book - The last lecture by Randy Pausch. Randy was a professor at Carnegie Melon University and the book and the lecture is about achieving your childhood dreams. But more than that, I found the book as a good resource on parenting.
Here are a few points that I found worth sharing:
1. If I were a painter, I would have painted for them. If I were a musician, I would have composed music. But I am a lecturer. So I lectured.
2. Engineering isn’t about perfect solutions; it’s about doing the …

Rekindling Reading Habit

Off lately, I've rekindled my habit of reading. A habit that I love to pursue and yet couldn't pursue since long due to personal commitments and mostly because of my laziness and mindless social-media browsing - a thing that makes most of us dumb. 
I read two books (considering listening audio books as read): Siddhartha by Hermann HesseScion of Ishvaku by Amish Tripathi I loved reading both the books.
Siddhartha is a sort of philosophical and spiritual novel based on the life of Siddhartha - a person during the time of Gautham Buddha. A book that provides us with lot of spiritual wisdom.
Scion of Ishvaku is the first book of Ram Chandra series and I'm currently reading its second part i.e. Sita: Warrior of Mithila. Both the books are fantasy novels based on the lives of Lord Shri Ram and Sita mata - the two protagonists of Ramayan. 
My experience with listening to audio books - especially novels is not that great. I prefer reading rather than listening. I did experiment e…