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Books read in 2019

After being stuck in a bit of a rut in terms of reading books, I ended up reading more books in 2019 than previous years. I read a lot of things online and this year I had to make a conscious effort at switching off from a screen and carry a book.

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Podcasts I am listening to during a lockdown

As the COVID-19 outbreak puts a break to normal life, it leaves me with a lot of time to ponder. I am using some of it to learn a new skill, catch up on some tv shows or even do some fictional writing. For a while, I have a habit of listening to a podcast […]

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“The Test” is a docu-series that has stories within stories just like a test match

The first time I saw hours of test cricket was back in 1993. The strong England team was touring India and ended up losing 3-0. Anil Kumble ran through the English side every time they came into bat. The hours of watching the game as a young kid, made me appreciate the longer format of […]

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fiction

Night cricket and the slog sweep

Trying something new here!Subscribe from the box below. 1992 Back in late 1991 and early 92, one of his favourite things to do was to wake up early in the morning and listen to radio commentary of test matches between Australia and India. This was during the Indian cricket team’s tour of Australia.  Our protagonist […]

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Ideas

The phone screen and distraction

One of the things I started to work on a bit last year was to reduce the number of notifications I get on my phone to checking the phone all the time. The phone is something I use a lot for listening to music (Spotify), making payments and Twitter. I also use it to get […]

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Culture Learn

The romance to open web

This weekend I ended up listening to a podcast by Matt Mullenweg with Anil Dash. For me, both are pretty much people I most admire when I think of the words “open web”.

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Culture

Songs, Choirs and A.R Rahman

While looking around on a Saturday afternoon to find something new to listen to while working, I came across this wonderful mixture of “Hey Jude” – Beatles and “Tere Bina” – A.R Rahman. This song is performed by the Shillong Chamber Choir group. The fun thing about the video is that, the whole group looked […]

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Culture

The Russian folk song and its Hindi cover “Darling” in “7 khoon maaf”

The Russian folk song and its Hindi cover “Darling” in “7 khoon maaf”.

Also Usha Uthup’s brilliance…

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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.

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Culture Reflect

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, […]