“If you abandon the present moment, you cannot live the moments of your daily life deeply.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

From the perspective of the collective, 2020 will almost certainly be remembered for the near universal damage inflicted by a virus so pervasive that it can be left unmentioned. From a personal perspective, 2020 was characterised by a leap of faith in the hope of making drastic changes and with the knowledge that not all leaps of faith are equal.

Jobs Resigned

The proverbial leap of faith. In a bizarre sense, the logic used to rationalise this decision felt internally consistent (or was it delusional?).

Apps Developed

A challenging and rewarding journey filled with learning, iteration, frustration and delight. But did it meet my irrational expectations? Perhaps not, but It brings me joy and pride to place this banner here-

Time Tracked

Tracked Hours- 2231:34:42 hours (tracking initiated in May)

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Books Read

Brave New World

Aldous Huxley

I don’t believe I enjoyed the reading experience, but I was satisfied nonetheless.

Disunited Nations

Peter Zeihan

Made me cognisant of the role played by geography in shaping the success of a nation in addition to the effort of USA in maintaining peace within international waters.

The Complete Maus

Art Spiegelman

After overcoming the inertia of the high contrast monochromatic illustrations, Maus was thoroughly captivating. The intensity of emotions invoked at will upon reading this makes for a rare experience. Simply phenomenal.

How I Build This?

Guy Raz

Some great insights along with a glimmer of hope and motivation. I felt especially uplifted after reading the chapter about Jim Koch.

Movies Watched


Layered throughout and haunting in it’s tone

Ford vs Ferrari

Heart warming and heart breaking

Mission Impossible: Fallout

Delivers what is expected.

Inside Man

A bank heist that holds your attention for the most part.

The Old Guard

Lacklustre other than some intriguing action sequences.

Uncut Gems

Meticulously chaotic and disorienting.


Unmemorable apart for the foreign location.

Saving Private Ryan

Excels is executing a simple premise.


Over the top action.

Avengers Infinity War

A more engaging plot than the usual Avengers fanfare.

Avengers Endgame

Despite largely sticking to the formula, it was good to see the franchise make some bold decisions.


Witty, suspenseful and disconcerting.


Eerie throughout.

Jumanji- Welcome to the Jungle

Playful with a great mix of characters and an interesting premise.

Jumanji: The Next Level

Overstays it’s welcome.


Well constructed and an uncomfortable self reflection of elements of society that have been stretched out.

Die Hard

Takes just the right amount of time building its premise and packed with memorable set sequences.

The Mule

Elegant in its depiction of individuals with good intentions embarking on a path of self destruction.


Fast paced to the point where it almost intentionally keeps slipping from your grasp the closer you get to comprehending it. Like most Nolan films, there are some brilliant set pieces along with grandstanding environments.


Brilliant in presenting a bleak landscape devoid of hope and teeming with violence.

Rose Island

Frivolous, endearing and most of all a joy in following individuals oblivious to the the gravity of their decisions and actions.

TV Shows Watched

The Mandalorian

Season 1

Refreshing to experience a slow paced sci-fi show.


Season 1

Bold timeline choices with some Game of Thrones atmosphere.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Season 6


Season 1

Atmosphere of Dark with a more light hearted premise.


Season 2

Gruelling and exciting as any other Narcos.

Forumla 1 Drive to Survive

Season 2

More of the same formula. Just as fun.

Altered Carbon

Season 2

An almighty disappointment to the foundation set by season 1. The immersive environment was the only redeeming quality in an otherwise disengaging season.


Season 3

A long wait to the premier, bringing with it high hopes from the seasons prior. A more concentrated focus for the season this time around.

The Leftovers

Season 1

A hidden gem. Fantastic pacing; never allowing you to get comfortable.

The Test

Humanising the game and the players within.

The Leftovers

Season 2

The Leftovers

Season 3

Inside Bill’s Brain

Insightful, but still left me wondering what precisely motivates Bill Gates.

Psycho Pass

Season 1

Fascinating depiction of preemptive and deterministic crime control along with the role played by anomalies within society. Enjoyable intro and outro sequences accompanied by a memorable score.

The Last Dance

High production value show depicting both sides of the role played by innate talent vs effort in achieving success.

The Expanse

Season 4

An disinteresting plot acting as a stark contrast to the seasons prior.


Season 3

Perhaps a bit convoluted, but don’t let that take away from the stunning atmosphere created throughout the series.

Paatal Lok

Cowboy Bebop

Clinical and tasteful across every aspect.

Alex Rider

Season 1

Entertaining without being thought provoking.

The Boys

Season 2

Brutal and unfiltered. Just as refreshing to the superhero genre as the first season.


Season 1

Gripping in its ability to create and sustain anticipation. Reminiscent in style and pacing to Breaking Bad.


Season 1

Thought provoking and very atmospheric.

The Queen’s Gambit

Does a fine job in rallying the viewer behind an atypical individual facing adversity. Strikes a great balance between indulging in the complexity of chess and dramatising the game.

Ted Lasso

Season 1

Delightful in its ability convey social afflictions while having an absurd premise. Surprisingly unpredictable plot for a feel-good show.

Games Played

Witcher 3 Hearts of Stone

Witcher 3 Blood and Wine

Disco Elysium

The Last of Us

Papers, Please

God of War


Planescape: Torment

Memorable Beverages

La Trappe


4 Pines

American Amber Ale


12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch


Double Chocolate Stout


16 Year Old Islay Single Malt

Hargreaves Hill

Extra Special Bitter