Minimalism : Part 2

If you have not already read my earlier post on Minimalism, please read it here. In my previous post on this topic, I talk about the books that got me into minimalism and what I learnt from each of those books.

From last few years, I have been trying to downsize my belongings and trying actively to buy less. I have not been completely successful but I am heading in the right direction. I cleaned all the rooms and got rid of all the junk at home last year. Having gotten rid of everything that was not bringing me joy, I am now mostly left with stuff that bring me joy.

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Systemic Oppression

Before reading The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin, I was not aware of the term “Systemic Oppression”. I must have come across it but never gave it much thought. Recently, I saw this infographic online about oppression and for anyone who is not familiar with that term, I would recommend going through the graphic (added below in this post). It clearly explains how you can discriminate against a group of people by creating a system that acts against them. Oppression happens everywhere in the world, even in fantasy worlds that I read. It’s good to understand why it happens and how we can prevent it from happening.

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Jan 2019 Wrap Up

2019 has been a hectic year and I have not been able to read the books that I had planned to read. Instead, I am reading books that were not even part of my TBR. I saw the Marie Kondo show and Salt Fat Acid Heat show and suddenly got inspired to do some organization of home and kitchen. I read a total of 9 books in Jan, but most of them were non-fiction and small sized books.

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Camera Lens Wishlist – Part 2

I had written an earlier post about all the lens that I had rented and wanted to rent/buy for my Canon DSLR. Now that I own a full frame camera, I have been yearning to collect all the good lens available in market. From my previous list, I already tried Fisheye Lens and it was great. But I was not a big fan of the 180 degree images that it produced. I prefer a normal wide angle lens for landscapes.

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