• 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • I have joined Automattic

    On 12th Feb, I joined Automattic as a Community Wrangler. They are the fine folks behind WordPress.com, Akismet, Jetpack (two plugins this blog has be running on for a long time now), Longreads, WooCommerce and much more. It also has open-source at the core of is DNA. The company works in a completely distributed manner, […]

  • New Year Resolutions!

    A few days before 2014 dawned, I wrote a clever post about how I felt about new year resolutions. Overtime I have in a way become less ready to dismiss or accept just about anything. I prefer to think of myself as someone who can give time to listen and understand. So this tweet by […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]