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“Remote Work” and some questions in the Indian context

Distributed / Remote work is gaining acceptance because of the COVID-19 lockdown. That is great but there will be some unseen and possibly unpleasant issues cropping up. A lot of young Indians live in joint families or with parents until they graduate. If jobs are in a distributed environment they won’t need to change cities …

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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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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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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 in 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. Shivaji: The …

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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”. Here is a wonderful quote by Anil Dash from the podcast. I think a lot of us had lamented the web we …

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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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