About Saalik


A blog about mindfulness, tech, and life
~ by Saalik Lokhandwala

The Beauty of Feeling Meh

Recently, I've been feeling "meh." Nothing bad has happened, but nothing exciting has either. In fact, that may be inaccurate. The world has…
October 29, 2020

Re-Introducing Lytebulb

I love side-projects. Dabbling in technology, problem solving, and business is what I love to sink my head into. For a couple years now, I…
October 05, 2020

Structure - Is it bad? Is it good?

Structure is something that I've had a fascinating relationship with. I've traditionally looked down on it. Even the word itself, "structure…
September 25, 2020

Investing in Self Improvement

Today I made an investment in furthering my growth. I'm not in a crisis, and not in desperate need. Rather, I've realized that I have so far…
September 08, 2020

Summer Days In Nature - The Antidote

Nature is an antidote to loneliness and a lack of connectedness. A little dirt, a little soil. A little breath of air from the fresh…
August 18, 2020

Side Project Journal: Spark API

TL;DR - Spark is a dead-simple GraphQL API of inspirational quotes meant to inspire end users. Check it out here: https://github.com…
August 09, 2020

Levels of Learning

Something I've been present to recently is the quantity and quality of what we can consume today. We're truly blessed that education is so…
August 06, 2020

On Cycles and Interconnectedness

Food, movement, sleep, focus, stress, worry, performance, energy: They're all completely related. Nothing is unrelated. Connections exist…
July 23, 2020

Summer Thunder

Thunder crackles and the rain's patters grow louder. Breeze floats in through the open windows. The rain is a blessing, giving the land a…
July 05, 2020

The Pace Changes

The pace of life feels as though it's changing. The weather warms, and things feel like they're moving a little bit more. It could be…
June 23, 2020

Side Project Journal: Runway Finance

Runway Finance is a blog / Medium publication started by my friend Nishant Asher and I. We're writing about personal finance, about richness…
June 20, 2020

Reading - the Adventure From Home

There are two mind and heart opening activities we can do for ourselves, by ourselves. Those two solo activities are traveling and reading…
June 12, 2020

Black Lives Matter

Our collective conscious holds a deep breath. These weeks, a heavy weight is present, one of great importance. It's an awakening and a…
June 09, 2020

My Inner Poet

I've been writing a lot more poetry recently! It's been a long time since I've expressed myself through the medium, but the pandemic clearly…
May 31, 2020

Gratitude for Tech

There are a few prevailing narratives on technology out there. Generally, they tend to flip between frustration that tech is dehumanizing…
May 30, 2020