About me

Hey there,

I’m Shonak Nathwani. Nice to meet you, and thanks for popping by.

You’ll find here a collection of my thoughts, experiences and projects, amongst other subjects I fancy sharing. If a post inspires you to try something or visit somewhere new, then you’ll have made my day!

Here’s five things to know about me:

  1. I’m rather spontaneous. Whether it’s embarking on a day out in my London hometown or heading on a longer trip without a destination, keeping large blocks of my personal time unplanned seems to work well at absolving life’s stresses while also throwing up unexpected surprises.
  2. I love to stay active in nature. I’m often walking, running or swimming daily to stay in shape. Hiking through some beautiful places has developed a deep connection with nature has made me passionate towards reflecting on my own impact to the environment and supporting causes to protect it.
  3. I’m an avid technologist. As a day job I work at a sustainability-focused startup that’s deploying AI technology in commercial kitchens to reduce food waste. I also get a buzz out of building my own software, like YapDot and my solar powered irrigation system. Everything to do with aeronautics and engineering gets my brain whirring too.
  4. I’m restless to explore our planet. The adventures I’ve been fortunate to embark on have changed how I live my life day-to-day and continues to refine my perspective on how I see the world.  Hopefully you’ll enjoy reading through some of them and be convinced to plan one of your own.
  5. Farming and cooking are my favourite hobbies. I’ve long had a fascination with growing fruit and vegetables, and I’m sure you’ll agree there’s nothing more satisfying than cooking your own produce freshly picked from the garden. Nourishing my body with unprocessed, plant-based foods for me is life’s greatest treat.

Maintaining a sense of curiosity is what drives me. I’m on a seemingly endless quest to discover both the outside world but also nature of my own mind. Travelling, reading, meditation and connecting with others from all walks of life is how I satisfy this curiosity. Treating each day as a new learning opportunity and a step into the unknown is what gives me a kick in the morning.

That’s a bit about me. Enjoy the blog!