The Canadian Rockies!

Posted September 16th, 2019 by Deepa and filed in Travel
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Title picThe American Rockies have been one of our favorite places to visit in the world. Despite making a sort of unofficial pact not to repeat a destination, we have ended up at Yellowstone and Grand Tetons about 4 times. So we knew we would love the Canadian Rockies. We visited Banff and Jasper for a 5 day trip this July and really enjoyed it.  For a change, I am structuring this trip report as an FAQ. These are some of the questions I got after the trip. Continue Reading »

Another OBX trip!

Posted August 16th, 2019 by Deepa and filed in Travel
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00100lPORTRAIT_00100_BURST20190803140443451_COVERBy early March, the kids were tired of the winter and ready to go to the beach. “Is it summer, already?”, asked Tanay.  “Can I take my cars to the beach? “.  So, I knew a beach vacation was on the cards sometime in the summer.  But by the time we could make concrete plans, most of summer had sped by.  On a whim, Seejo suggested going to Outer Banks for the upcoming weekend.  We loved Outer Banks the last time we were there but we also knew that it a tad too far for a weekend trip.  However, when we broached the idea to our friends Ketan and Sheetal, they were game as well for an impromptu beach weekend and Outer Banks. Continue Reading »

Year End Summary 2018

Posted January 23rd, 2019 by Deepa and filed in Uncategorized
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Here are my 2018 highlights!

NYCARD2019V2Achievements this year: 2018 wasn’t a great year for personal achievements.  Most of what I achieved tends to center around writing manuscripts. I had three book chapters published in three different books by Elsevier Publications (with one more from Springer that is pending). I also co –authored 4 different papers – so a productive year from a publishing stand point but little else.

Books this year: It wasn’t a great year for good books, either. Despite reading a ton of romances (The Hating Game, Josh Lanyon’s books) , mysteries(Sherry Thomas’ Holmes series, Antony Horowitz’s Magpie Murders) , non-fiction (Educated by Tara Westover, the feminist manifesto by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)  &  and travelogues (Travel as a political Act by Rick Steves), I found that there were few that I could recall at the end of the year that made an impact or landed in my must recommend to others list.  I did manage to collect a huge To Read in 2019 pile, so I have hope for next year. Continue Reading »