my new workout routine in quarantine

Right before quarantine started, I had just started going to my (free, at work) gym three times a week. I started doing /r/bodyweightfitness’s recommended routine. This was pretty good. I relied heavily on the TRX suspension system in order to do assisted push-ups, pull-ups, and rows, though. As we moved into lockdown, I thought it […]

get a financial life

All personal finance books are bad. This one is written with clearer language than most, and it gives some direction. But, it still gives too much. It still doesn’t grab me by the horns and say to DO THIS. It’s got some good explanations that helped me, so it was worth a read. But, if […]

favorite song of 2015

I love Himesh Reshammiya. I was a baby when the glory days of the Hello Brother and Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge soundtracks came out. I was a kid when the chart-topping brilliance of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and Afsana Bana Ke came out. People have underestimated his newer work, but his compositions are still brilliant and […]

some thoughts on friendships

I think if our extended quarantine has taught me anything, it’s that we emphasize our relationships too much. Hangouts are exhausting. It’s great to have a pool of people available, but keeping up is exhausting. There’s been less pressure to keep up and that’s okay. I think we’re a little brainwashed to have a bunch […]

optimize for less

Today, I thought about adding a “Things I Like” page to radhika.dev despite the fact that no one has ever asked me for this. I was just reading a few blogs that had this and thought I should add one, too. But what is the goal here? What is the end result of this? When […]

favorite song of 2014

2014 was the year I fell in love with Alia Bhatt. Some actresses were my favorites before, but wow, I didn’t know what it meant to love a celebrity until I fell in love with Alia. I remember I saw her second film, 2 States, and was thoroughly unimpressed. But then the Highway trailers… I […]