2020 was a difficult year for most of us. As there were fewer opportunities to go out with friends or attend happy hours with co-workers, I got to spend more time at home, reading. This likely explains how I found the time to read 40!! books this year. …

Half Dome rises distinctively over the Yosemite Valley Floor, an icon that has inspired countless of hikers, photographers, and nature enthusiasts for generations. After years of camping trips spent in the shadow of that iconic rock, I recently spent a memorable day climbing it — here’s how I did it.

This year I read 32 books. Here are some more stats:

  • 19 fiction, 13 non-fiction
  • 27 read on Kindle!!
  • 20 by female authors
  • 7 by WOC
  • 6 memoirs (Michelle Obama, Azar Nafisi, Anchee Min, J.D. Vance, Alyssa Mastromonaco, Cheryl Strayed)
  • 4 with my book club

Full list at the very…

This year, I read 30 books. Here are some stats:

  • 21 fiction, 9 non-fiction
  • 12 read on Kindle (best purchase of 2018!)
  • 14 by female authors
  • 7 by WOC
  • 7 by South Asian authors (Salman Rushdie, Arunadhati Roy, Vikram Chandra, Mindy Kaling, Jhumpa Lahiri)
  • 3 Booker prize winners (The Remains…

“Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness…”

“this government of the people, by the people, and for the people…”

While a monarchy is systematically unfair and anarchy is inherently unstable, democracy is dangerous because it has such a seemingly unproblematic premise. The idea sounds so good on paper that we…

Revati Kapshikar

product, policy, and the outdoors

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