Vivek's blog: What's to come

Friday, March 20, 2009

What's to come

Hi everyone.

This blog will serve as a repository for my thoughts and analysis on a variety of topics.

I have a strong academic background in philosophy and economics. Therefore, I'm likely to expound at length on interesting macroeconomic situations, such as the one we find ourselves in. I'm also very intrigued by subsections of the macroeconomy, especially real estate.

When it comes to microeconomics, I am intrigued by irrational behavior. A solid read, if unsatisfying in the end, is Dan Ariely's Predictably Irrational. Check it out on Amazon, or take a look at his neat website.

I also love following politics, especially political promises. Once in a while, I'll give a recap of recent thoughts on what politicians are doing right and what they aren't.

I have an odd relationship with music. More on that later.

There are many sports I like, and a few I love. I am a devoted follower of the Washington Redskins and the Western Bulldogs (né Footscray).

Oh, and I travel. With my partner Janet. I work for Lonely Planet, which is a company that's all about travel.

Finally, I'm a stickler for correct grammar, punctuation and spelling. If you find any errors on my blog posts, please let me know via comment and I'll figure out a way to reward you.

Hope to see you back here.


  1. Hi Vivek!!

    I found your blog today!
    Congratulations for the winners of the lonely planet awards! Im a big fan of Lonely Planet and I arrived a few weeks ago from a long trip in Asia, where the LONELY PLANET save my life!!!

    I want to give you a good information about a BLOG in Argentina made by Juan Cruz Nardelli, a young guy who travelled around the world for one year and a half, using lonely planet.

    Here is the blog:

    The blog is a great success. More tahn 6000 visits, people from 70 countries and a fans club in facebook!
    Thanks and bye!

  2. Hi Vivek, you have the best job seriously. I am an auditor with an obsession for the Himalayas, perhaps because I grew up in the district of Darjeeling. I've been Everest Base Camp, done the Annapurna Circuit, Kanchenjunga base camp (via Sikkim) and trekked in Manali. I cant wait to visit Ladakh next year. Really, what a privelege to work for LP. My hats off to you. I know what it feels like to be a traveller, there is nothing like the feeling of a tug in your heart, you just keep going back for me. Cheers and best wishes. Angela

  3. Hi Vivek
    given you're currently based in melbourne I though you may be interested in my blog. Its about a family's (from Melbourne) 20 year quest to find, renovate and live in a cave house on the cliffs of enchanting Oia, on Santorini.

    I hope you can drop by...would love to hear your thoughts!
    Wave from the cave ;-)

  4. Hi all - thanks for the kind words and the links; i'll definitely check them out!


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