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US Visa photos for kids at home!

Wife and Kids had their US Visa biometric and photo submission today. For adults the Visa Application Center takes photos, however for children below 14, they ask for photographs in a prescribed format. It completely missed my mind that we had to keep the photographs of the dynamic duo ready, and that the photos needed […]

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Hobby

The Happiness Garden Setup

I rekindled the joy of growing plants in my tiny balcony. I posted pictures of it with a hash tag #happinessGarden on Instagram (crossposted to twitter and FB as well). I augmented this with another experiment and hobby – indoor composting of kitchen waste. I received a lot of encouraging comments and my teachers and […]

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Diary

My Video on Automattic’s official channel!

A very happy day to see myself on the official YouTube channel of my awesome employer – Automattic Inc. The video was lovingly edited by my colleagues and posted in no time! Much like what i mentioned in the video, the company cares a lot for its employees’ wellbeing. I say that as i hold […]

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Second Day, Second Year, Second Child, every second counts

As the world tries to recover back from the holiday season and new year celebrations, I enjoy my most eventful day of the year. The Second of January, 2019 is special for these reasons. It lies sandwiched between the birthdays of two (again) of the three most important ladies in my life – Daugther’s on […]

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Food

Home-made coconut oil

In Mumbai, India and parts of western India, the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with a lot of pomp and grandeur. Coconuts, considered divine, are offered in large numbers to the Hindu God, which is later redistributed as blessed Prasad. I took the opportunity of this festive occasion to prepare some home-made coconut oil based […]

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KodaguConnect’s Outreach to help the flood affected

KodaguConnect.in was setup in a matter of few hours by Kishor Cariappa to help his Coorg brethern at the trying times of floods. He has a vision to make it a great local medium.

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Little Vedant’s new gifts from my colleagues

It’s been a fortnight since we had Vedant – our second child. Other than the generous (understated word) parental leave, my company gave me another nice surprise. They sent an awesome gift hamper for him. It included Books, a Sofie the Giraffe toy, and few other goodies! What was most touching was a handwritten note […]

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Singapore – Once again

I came back from an awesome second-time trip to Singapore. Last time it was a family vacation. This time, a workation with my fabulous team at Automattic. Both trips left me bedazzled and with a question – “What does it take to migrate to this place?” Singapore brings together the modern and well-maintained urbania, similar […]

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Resurrecting a 2008 Macbook.. with Ubuntu

There couldn’t be a better way of celebrating Easter, than bringing back to life an ageing 2008 Macbook whose WiFi chip blew the second time since I took it second hand from my brother in law. The device would also not get further OS updates since Apple would want to push you to meaner and […]

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Uday – Ahmedabad’s Jailhouse Brand

The enterprisingĀ Gujarat state and Ahmedabad sets a great example of how Jail inmates could be involved and rehabilitated by manufacturing high-quality products and by bringing it under a good brand name. The name Uday translates as – To rise. My friend and I, during our recent visit to Ahmedabad city, discovered a nondescript shop at […]