800 days of Hindi

I’m not one of those people who baked all the things and learned all the things and got super productive during quarantine. I just deleted social media apps from my phone and was able to keep my streak on duolingo so that I went from total beginner to roughly intermediate in Hindi. In my twentiesContinue reading “800 days of Hindi”


This post was not planned to turn out like this. The plan was to take a few excerpts and publish the audio snippets. But, to remember my favorite parts I read it again. When I started writing the first draft of this post (months ago) my rating for the book on Goodreads was 4 stars.Continue reading “Siddhartha”


Henry David Thoreau’s classic book Walden is one of my favorite books. I love when serious books still have fun parts sprinkled here and there. “We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate… We are eager toContinue reading “Walden”

Three Men on the Bummel

  Jerome’s book after “Three Men in a Boat” follows the same English friends, this time on a bicycle trip through Germany. Their prejudices and lack of linguistic skills make for some hilarious encounters. Clean British humour. You can find the book in different formats on the Gutenberg website. Here an excerpt in English andContinue reading “Three Men on the Bummel”

On the dangers of worship

This post is prompted by the quote from Ross Roberts’ blog post about his 12 rules for life in Tim Ferriss’ newsletter “5-Bullet Friday”. “Rule 2: Find something healthy to worship” The underlying assumption being that there is an inherent need in human beings to worship something (*).   Personally, I would revise that toContinue reading “On the dangers of worship”

resumed …

I tried to rescue my old blog, but there was some kind of versioning problem and I couldn’t export all the data. So I copied the post contents from the database and reblogged them. That is why all older posts have the same date. I will try to change them directly in the database, soContinue reading “resumed …”

Turkish Breakfast

After I read Darya’s (@summertomato) recent blog post about what she eats for breakfast (healthy of course), I thought it would be nice to get to know what people from different cultures eat for breakfast, healthy or not 😉 So, I want to share with you a typical Turkish breakfast, because that is the oneContinue reading “Turkish Breakfast”

Healthy Delights

It has been over a month since I banned processed sugar and white flour from my daily diet. As I said before, the transition was surprisingly smooth. My family and friends do not realise that it has been a huge change for me .. I mean really huge. If my late grandfather and best friendContinue reading “Healthy Delights”