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Visiting WordCamp Nagpur and speaker slides

This is my second visit to the Nagpur and both have been thanks to attending a WordCamp in the city. I was spoke at the event on “Open Source Citizenship: What you get and what we gain!”The “you” being the individual and the “we” being all of us using WordPress. After the session, I got […]

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Yuvraj Singh: Swagger and Inspiration

Today Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement. He was known to typify the man who walked on the field with swagger, played with flamboyance, and showed ability that borders on genius. Who can forget his 6 sixes against England during the inaugural T20 World Cup in South Africa. But the most enduring memory was Yuvraj Singh, […]

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Being Mortal

I discovered this book thanks to a couple of podcasts, I came across. Also a cousin whose taste in books I quite like, highly recommended it. The podcasts had Atul Gawande, sagaciously explain the issues around caring for the old and infirm. Atul Gawande brings in a lot of data, a lot of empathy and […]

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What’s really important in your life?

A couple of days ago, I met a friend with whom I went on a very long walk. We walked for over 3 hours, waiting for breakfast, coffee later and some cheesecake by noon. There is something great about walking and talking with a friend for hours. For some reason there is a lot of […]

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The November 2018 List

A list of things I am consuming and at times reflecting on through the month of November 2018 Printed Newspapers – Since the end of 2015, I have not really subscribed to the printed newspaper. This month I moved to a new flat and subscribed to the Mumbai editions of The Hindu and The Indian Express. […]

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Two Years!

It is two years today. I still wake up some nights with a start thinking about that horrible and terrible night. An ambulance siren far away is often almost always a trigger. But I have come to terms with her loss much better than I thought I ever would. The first year, I missed her a […]

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The October 2018 List

I am trying something new – which is to write a list of things I am consuming and at times reflecting on through the month of October 2018 Recomendo – A really nice newsletter. The point is simple – a newletter via email that recommends 6 different things. These could be a movie, television series, book, […]

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A haircut, a cola and a Test match

Recently, I watched in bits and pieces, India winning a test match against England on television. I am one of those cricket tragics, who watches only test matches. The rest I feel does not have enough context. I was thinking a bit about why I think of the long form game with such romance. And […]

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Mr. Ambassador, you say light at the end of the tunnel, but how long is the tunnel?

Over the past week or so, I have been watching this riveting, well edited documentary series, namely “The Vietnam War: A film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick”

I like documentaries by Ken Burns and hence started to check this one out now that it’s available on Netflix.

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A couple of books about our world

I recently picked up a couple of books on Kindle. Starting with the An Era of Darkness by Shashi Tharoor.