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Some random beautiful and profound dialogues

Oct 25, 2020

Some dialogues from movies / TV shows which I find profound or beautiful.

Power rationing in a offgrid solar PV system and in Apollo 13

Oct 18, 2020

A blog post on how I ratioed power usage in an offgrid solar PV system and a musing on general power usage.

Tags: solar

A fulfilling outing with friends

Oct 11, 2020

How an planned ordinary trip to Kodaikanal gave an truly extraordinary experience.

Tags: travel , musing

Water is life

Oct 9, 2020

Post inspired by a game I play and also a cyling trip that I did along some paddy fields. A musing mostly.

Tags: misc , musing

Vendakai avarai (ladies finger beans) recipe with tallow

Aug 2, 2020

A tallow based poriyal of ladies finger and beans by using tallow instead of oil. Based on a beans poriyal recipe.

Tags: cooking, tallow, keto

Peerkangai (ridge gourd) glazed carrot poriyal

Jul 29, 2020

I had an ridge gourd lying in the fridge and had to be used as soon as possible. Had some newly bought carrots as well. Also lots of tallow. Hence decided to make a poriyal out of them by combining two recipes.

Tags: cooking, tallow

Rendering tallow from animal fat using a convection oven or a slow cooker

Jul 28, 2020

How tallow is rendered from mutton fat.

Tags: cooking, tallow, keto

A pillar, a ruined fort and a temple

Jul 27, 2020

This is a trip I made to with a few friends from Facebook - we visited a pillar commemoriating the victory of the Travancore king over the Dutch, Eraniel Fort ruins and the Bhagawati temple at chitral.

Tags: travel

Velliangiri hills trek - a trial of endurance and pain

Jul 20, 2020

Having just recovered from a flu, I went to a trek along with a friend and little did I know that it would remain the most gruelling trek that I've ever made. Also got lost during the trek.

Tags: trekking, fitness, pain

A gradual loss of fitness

Jul 12, 2020

This is a post on how I gradually lost fitness after reaching a zenith in 2016.

Tags: running, cycling, fitness

Running half marathons, a 25k and a sub 30 min 5k

Jul 6, 2020

A post on the peak levels of fitness I reached. I have written in detail the experiences of some of the longest runs that I did in 2016.

Tags: running, fitness

Running and Mental Fitness

Jul 2, 2020

Inspired by a friend from social media, I started running. I wanted to reduce my weight. But I discovered that running wan't merely a chore to reduce weight. This is a post on how I started running and how I became fit - both physically and mentally.

Tags: running, fitness

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