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WordPress India is five years old!

A bit more than 5 years ago, a BBPress installation was done. No one but a few hundred bots signed up. Alex and I decided instead of people coming to our website, we would start a Facebook group. What do we call it? We tried to keep it simple and obscure enough to everyone and not […]

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On the same bench together for a year, why did I not become friends with him!

Back in school, in the 6th grade I had a friend. Actually, calling him a friend today would be not fair on my part. I was never really a friend to him. We sat next to each other for a whole year. I knew him since my kindergarten years. He was known to be a […]

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How my laptop stickers gained me new friends

I often work while sipping some coffee at Starbucks. The coffee is admittedly expensive, but pretty decent to get work done. Mainly because they give decently fast WIFI and also they get the lighting right. Once such day, someone approached me. He was wearing a “something very nice about Open-source” t-shirt. He introduced himself and […]

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Tolstoy on Hypocrisy

I was reading Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism by Peter Marshall. On a chapter on Tolstoy, it quotes him about writing and exposing the hypocrisy of the wealthy and respectful, including himself.

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Independence Day: Need for the noisy riffraff press

My grandmother told me stories of her mother who participated in the Quit India movement, and got arrest warrants issued on her name for writing seditious articles in her journal. She was one among thousands who took part in a political struggle by publishing something in a small printing press, often clandestinely. My grandmother told me stories of her mother who participated in the Quit India movement, and got arrest warrants issued on her name for writing seditious articles in her journal. She was one among thousands who took part in a political struggle by publishing something in a small printing press, often clandestinely.

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Conversation with an Ola Driver and his Jaffna connection

An Ola cab driver reminences about his time in the army and his posting at Jaffna, Sri Lanka with the IPKF.

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House of Cards: Season 5 is horrible on our favourite characters

Review of the House of Cards Season 5 – Spoiler alert inside.

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Tips for making Slack work for you

A really unscientific poll of 9 people using Slack and some tips to make Slack work for your teams.

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Mother’s Day & remembering her the right way

Lessons from my mother.

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Day at the Kelkar Museum in Pune

Full album of photos taken at the museum inside.