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5 Things I Consumed Last Week (Issue - 02)

A weekly outpour of 5 of the things I consume every week. A coalescence of art, podcasts, articles, essays, newsletters, movies, web series and any other form of media you can imagine.

Hola curious fellas! In this information era what we digest is what we reflect. Here's a flux of information you might find interesting.

1. The Mushroom Hunters by Neil Gaiman (Animated Short Film)

If you don’t know who Neil Gaiman is, you are at a loss. I am smitten by how good he is at narrating. A soulful short film, animated by artist Caroline Rudge, this film will transport you to the life of mushroom hunters. A lyrical journey into the history of our species. With great subtlety and sensitivity, the art reverences science, embraces the many shapes and colors of womanhood, stretches the poem between past and future, between our ever-dueling human capacities for creation and destruction.

2. Nadiya Bakes on Netflix (Culinary Show)

Nadiya Hussain shares her love of baking with some of her favourite recipes.

From indulgent desserts to cooking on budget, she will make you crave for sugar. Being a food connoisseur I enjoy getting inspired from such recipes and then turning them into my own. From Raspberry Amaretti Biscuits and Key Lime Cupcakes to Cheat’s Sourdough and Spiced Squash Strudel, Nadiya has created an ultimate baking resource for just about every baked good that will entice beginner bakers.

3. Drive to Survive on Netflix (Documentary)

When my friend kept recommending Formula 1: Drive to Survive, a Netflix F1 racing documentary series, I balked.

I don’t like racing, never have. Contrary to my expectations, F1: Drive to Survive was so good that it made me convert. I have watched only two episodes but I am determined to finish all the three seasons soon. An entire season of racing is distilled into ten 30-40 minute episodes, creating narratives about F1 drivers. The behind the scenes drama is fascinating as well.

Complemented with Malliketh's explanation on the tid-bits of F1, it was an absolute delight.

4. How to Slow Down the Passing of Time by Jedidiah Jenkins (TED Talk)

Why does time speed up as we get older? And how do we slow it back down? There are ways to slow it down and regain your sense of childlike wonder. Jedidiah Jenkins elucidates on how he re-discovered how marvelous life is through travelling and how to create a more meaningful life by focusing on things that matter to you and gives you a sense of purpose.

5. A Nihilist's Guide to Meaning by Kevin Simler (Article)

I describe myself as an Optimistic Nihilist. Reading about meaning of life and nihilism has always been riveting to me. I found this blog called ‘Melting Asphalt’ and this article quickly caught my eye. No spoilers, the title is self- explanatory.

Let me know your thoughts in the comment section :)

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