Wednesday, September 21, 2011


What if we were immortal?

Would we have been able to remember the details of our entire life? Would it still have been exciting? For how many days would we enjoy hobbies, job, relationships and learning new things? What if there was no end to it? Would life have been a dull experience then?

The stars, planets are the same since thousands of years just their names would keep changing.

Communication would still remain just the language would change.

Man from earth is the name of the movie. It revolves around 5-6 characters just sitting in a room and chatting. What a wonderful movie! Let me know if you like it.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

August Books

Read 2 amazing books in the month of August (along with some other books like photography and how to be a novel writer!)

The Help: By Kathryn Stockett
Best book I read this year. It is compulsively readable while teaching strong truths about the way the United States evolved from a shameful undercurrent of persistent racism to the hopes and dreams of Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks. Ultimately, will the next generations children learn (and be taught) that skin color is nothing more than a wrapping for the person who lives within?
(The help movie revolves around toilet issue, book is so much more than that!)

Mapping Human History:
Steve Olson's Mapping Human History is an excellent introduction to historical genetics, and indeed it has been called by the New Scientist as "the most balanced, accessible and up-to-date survey of the field currently available."

Washington Hikes : Part II

Spencer Islanda wildlife-rich ecosystem where salt- and freshwater mix

Squak State Park Trail
This forested park, a wilderness with glimpses of Issaquah below, has miles of winding trails alongside bubbling creeks and narrow ravines. There are several trail loop options on this 2,024-foot-high mountain. With multi-use trails and a natural area, equestrians and hikers alike have plenty to explore.

St. Edward State Park
I had a blast on the trails of Saint Edward State Park. There are miles & miles of fun trails and something for every skill type. I highly recommend this ride.

Sculpture Park
This is my all time favorite biking trail. It is right in the middle of downtown, goes by the sea..

Chucknaut Trail
located just south of Bellingham. You will find great views of Mount Baker, Bellingham Bay, and more - Fragrance Lake is part of this trail

Mercer Slough and Bellefields Nature Parks Trail
Good trail but full of mosquitos :-)

Washington Park Arboretum
Words fail to describe the beauty of this arboretum...

Coal Creek Park Trail
Here is the link to details of this trail -

East Tiger Mountain Trail
This trail is just awesome. I thought there are no snakes in WA state, they won't be able to survive the cold and rainy weather but I was wrong. I was really enjoying the hike until I saw a snake for the first time on any of the Washington hikes. I lost all the strength in my legs after I saw the black snake with green stripes (I think it is called green runner) and left the trail in the middle.

Ebey's landing
I think this is the most beautiful trail in Washington

Lake Serene
I found it tough, I was exhausted after the hike, Challenge is always fun - Roundtrip 7.2 miles
Elevation Gain 2000 ft
Highest Point 2521 ft