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Al-Zarqali and the Astrolabe in al-Andalus

(Essay submitted to complete requirements for the class HIS189: Muslim Spain: Philosophy and Culture., Fall 2020, Stanford Continuing Studies) Manish… read more Al-Zarqali and the Astrolabe in al-Andalus

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Paris: City of lights, love and life.

TL;DR: Must do once in a lifetime. Don’t over plan. Soak in the city by just walking around. Louvre, d’Orsay… read more Paris: City of lights, love and life.

Posted in Musings

10 days of bliss

The vipassana meditation camp goes for 10 days. These days are filled intense meditation and self-discovery What happens in a… read more 10 days of bliss

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What does Vipassana meditation mean to me?

An analysis of the Vipassana mediation technique from a critical and scientific viewpoint Vipassana is a form of meditation. It… read more What does Vipassana meditation mean to me?

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Manish’s travels

Read about all my travel adventures here roamingtheplanet.blog Comments/Feedback welcome!

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Book Review: “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Díaz

The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. What a fascinating, wonderful book!  The brief wondrous life of… read more Book Review: “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Díaz

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Book review: “Steve Jobs” by Walter Issacson – Great portrayal of a genius yet troubled mind

Steve Jobs was a complex person. Mr. Issacson has done an admirable job of presenting a balanced portrayal that delves… read more Book review: “Steve Jobs” by Walter Issacson – Great portrayal of a genius yet troubled mind

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My favorite movies …

List of my favorite movies – the top 10 are in order of priority – the rest not so much, but… read more My favorite movies …

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“Mayonnaise? yeah, we got that. 20 kinds….Android journey for an iOS user”

Walk to Café iOS and order a sandwich it comes on nicely made up for you with all the condiments and… read more “Mayonnaise? yeah, we got that. 20 kinds….Android journey for an iOS user”

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Book Review “Game Change” : Detailed and through analysis of critical events in the Obama journey to the white house

“Game change” is a really good book. The authors successfully provide a very detailed and thorough analysis all the events surrounding the 2008… read more Book Review “Game Change” : Detailed and through analysis of critical events in the Obama journey to the white house