I grew up in a suburb of Bombay, called Goregaon. As a boy of 10 or so – I called the city “Mumbai” when I spoke in Marathi and “Bombay” when I spoke in English.
In my teens, I grew up and understood more about how I come from a country that was impoverished thanks to over two centuries of colonisation. Much of this was possible thanks to sea trade routes. A bell rang and I started thinking of pirates as glorious rebels who troubled the powers that ruled the world through their control of the seas.
Now, somewhere in the hidden corners of my mind these two words which have nothing to do with each other, said “Hello” and decided to be good buddies. I quite like these two words together.
It has the right amount of irreverence which, I think is a must of someone who is about to write things and publish them.
I am a writer at heart and secretly want to be a world famous philosopher. I want the core tenets of the open source philosophy around software to make it’s way in education, politics, law and economics.
PS: I would highly recommend getting involved in a free and open-source project. It will change your life and your outlook towards the world.