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 noteContinue reading “Little Vedant’s new gifts from my colleagues”

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, similarContinue reading “Singapore – Once again”

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 andContinue reading “Resurrecting a 2008 Macbook.. with Ubuntu”

Uday – Ahmedabad’s Jailhouse Brand

The enterprising 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 atContinue reading “Uday – Ahmedabad’s Jailhouse Brand”

Happy! Google Photos Integration on WordPress.com

  Totally excited with the integration of Google Photos with WordPress.com . Couldn’t find a better photo to celebrate this. I clicked this at my school where i am trying to get an admission for my #dotter . I have a lifetime of photos on Google Photos. A big thing on my wishlist remains embedding of albumsContinue reading “Happy! Google Photos Integration on WordPress.com”

10th Marriage anniversary – And a Replug of a Home recording :)

The occasion couldn’t be better. It is my 10th wedding anniversary of bliss with Varsha. Around 10 years back (perhaps more), i recorded a song  – Stand by Me by Ben E. King,  at home using Audacity sound recorder, dedicated it to Varsha. I succeeded in placing its widget on my personal blogger.com site then.Continue reading “10th Marriage anniversary – And a Replug of a Home recording :)”

Easter Favorite – I am born again – BoneyM

BoneyM was notably the first western music band I heard as a child, in a family where it was almost forbidden. The fear of kids turning into ‘Hippies’ –  if you can understand the orthodox fears in that era? The soothing and melodious sounds of BoneyM continue to remain my favorite. Their songs tell storyContinue reading “Easter Favorite – I am born again – BoneyM”