weekly roundup 16 // 2015.

the weekend outlook:

heading off to coorg for a much-needed and long-desired two day break. no phone, no email, no computer. no worries.

my favourite picture from the week:

i have two this week, and since it’s my blog, i’m allowing it 🙂

miss carlene, the lady who helped raise me, passed away on monday. this photo is from the morning of my 7th birthday; no party, just me, my parents, my brother, and miss carlene. helena, arkansas. july 1990.
miss carlene, the lady who helped raise me, passed away on monday. this photo is from the morning of my 7th birthday; no party, just me, my parents, my brother, and miss carlene. helena, arkansas. july 1990.
these girls were on cheering-up duty on tuesday evening, and they performed their roles beautifully. bangalore, india. june 2015.
these girls were on cheering-up duty on tuesday evening, and they performed their roles beautifully. bangalore, india. june 2015.

interesting things from around the interwebs:

12 crazy facts about time zones. i am a self-professed time zone nerd, so this was fascinating for me.

hilarious graphics on the cooper review about living in nyc v living in san francisco.

i’m pretty proud to be part of the oregon trail generation.

13 interesting facts about passports. it’s heavily american-influenced since it’s from thrillist, but it’s still pretty interesting.

a new calculator allows you to see what your name would be if you were born today, based on your name’s popularity in the year you were born. “veena” was the 770th most popular girl’s name in 1983, and my current counterpart is “alessia”. my personal favourite, however, is my 1950s counterpart, which is “melvin”. because, you know, “melvin rangaswami” has a pretty great ring to it.

a love letter of sorts to memphis. favourite line: “clearly these people who told me there was nothing to do in memphis have never actually been to memphis”. yep.

i am so intrigued to read the vanity fair article about caitlyn jenner’s transition into life as a woman. and by the way, that is one amazing cover photo.

23 struggles kids today will never know. cue the middle school flashbacks.

are you more tina fey or amy poehler? it’s about time someone made a scientific quiz for this.

after finally getting wifi at home and finally being able to access netflix, hulu, and amazon instant video, i am super sad that hola is apparently super shady. anyone out there more tech-savvy than i am have thoughts?

reality’s latest blog post gives you 8 options for things to do in bombay other than visiting colaba. get out and explore that awesome city!

zaya is hiring! check out the available positions to see if any of them pique your interest.

indian railways is going to test out using solar power to fuel trains. i can’t wait to see how this turns out, as it could have huge economic benefits for india.

time’s 25 moments that changed america.

chattanooga has just won the “best town in america” title. pretty proud and excited about that.

in case you missed it:

all the amazing things i ate during my recent visit to bombay.

xx

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