Author Archives: sdakhe

Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic + the Domestic by Esther Perel review and quotes


Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic + the Domestic by Esther Perel My rating: 5 of 5 stars Very interesting and thought-provoking approach to human sexuality in and outside of relationship. Well written and demonstrated with case examples, Perel’s book … Continue reading

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Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character … review and quotes


Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard Feynman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Mr Feynman reminds me of my grandfather. Prankster and joker, who enjoyed his life and people around him. Topping that, Feynman … Continue reading

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Siddhartha by Hesse


Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse My rating: 5 of 5 stars A really wonderful interpretation of eastern philosophy and Buddhist spirituality. Siddhartha’s journey is as saintly as it is human. Unlike many other spiritual journey stories, the hero experiences human and … Continue reading

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Forever War by Joe Haldeman


The Forever War by Joe Haldeman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Easy read and somewhat predictable story. However, it is very entertaining and engaging. Haldeman creates a story with realistic military complexity and stupidity. His use of time dilation … Continue reading

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Sikkim, The Secret Land of Himalayas


The world is a beautiful place with much to be amazed and impressed by. However some places are made more special by it’s spirit and by the people that accompany you through the journey. This trip to Sikkim, the Secret … Continue reading

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Review of The Martian by Andy Weir


The Martian by Andy Weir My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book was a great surprise. The character is well developed and the story flows smoothly. The narrative is funny, witty and smart. Andy Weir does a great job … Continue reading

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Review of On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads by Tim Cope


On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads by Tim Cope My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a long and fascinating tale of adventure, history and culture. Tim Cope delivers an … Continue reading

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Meditation: The First and Last Freedom by Osho


Meditation: The First and Last Freedom by Osho My rating: 5 of 5 stars As most of Osho’s books, this one is an easy read. What sets it apart is it’s delivery of Osho’s foundational philosophy of meditation. The details … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day


Learn to Laugh. Seriousness is a sin and a disease. ~ Osho      

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Sikkim reflections 2


The mountains float in the sky. As I walked to the rock, I could see only a mist on both sides. I sat in silence for some time as the morning chilled my hands and the sun warmed my back. … Continue reading

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