The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

“When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.”

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Finally read this book. Now I know why this book is featured in almost all lists about inspirational or motivational books. Its the warm fuzzies. Reading the book kind of makes you feel young again and that everything is possible. The story follows the journey of a young shepherd on his way to Egypt, after he dreams about finding a treasure at the pyramids.

What I like about this book is how relatable it is. Some of the lines in the book and some exchanges between the characters are quite interesting – especially the ones about fear of losing what we have, fear of failure and about living in the present.

The writing feels a little bit weird and magical at the same time. I guess it would be much more beautiful if read in Portuguese, the original language it was written in. The book is a little bit overrated – there is no awe inspiring descriptions or detailed characters. But it is a book that talks about god, destiny, lots of philosophy and some psychology. It leaves you with positive thoughts and the world needs more books like this. I know that I do.

I give it 7/10.

The dead drop

The dead drop

FBI Agents Stan Beeman and Dennis Aderholt stood fifty yards away with their eyes fixated on a man sitting on the park bench. Forty-five minutes and nobody had met with him. This was it – the day they would finally find the mole in the department who has been giving classified information to terrorists. Continue reading “The dead drop”

Why everybody should watch Good Mythical Morning

Why everybody should watch Good Mythical Morning

Read this in the epic movie trailer voice: 

In a world filled with Fallons, Kimmels, Olivers and Colberts… Two best friends host a daily talk show on youtube, without celebrities *BAM* without a customary Donald Trump joke *WHOOSH* without the help of multi-billion dollar media companies *WHAM*… They set out to get ten million subscribers and two billion views by doing what they do best… Comedy. Continue reading “Why everybody should watch Good Mythical Morning”

Sorry hollywood, but this is the real India. #rant

Here’s the deal… India is not a land of snake charmers. I have been living in India for the past 25 years (all my frickin’ life) and have seen exactly two snake charmers.

We are not all cab drivers or customer support or software engineers. Also, there is no language called “Indian”.

There is a growing resentment among Indians about the way India is portrayed in hollywood movies and about how the rest of the world perceives them. Continue reading “Sorry hollywood, but this is the real India. #rant”

Riding solo in Jaipur

Riding solo in Jaipur

When I heard that my good friend is getting married in Jaipur I was happy for him and selfishly, for me. I’ve always wanted to visit Jaipur. I had heard so much about it. I quickly started making plans with my five member gang of friends. “Wolf pack” we had named our group on whatsapp. Nope. Half of them were unavailable and the other half… those lazy bastards refused to move their butts. It’s too far away man, they said. So, reluctantly I decided to be the lone wolf. Continue reading “Riding solo in Jaipur”