I was born in the Himalayan laps and spent most of my life so far there. Hence I’ve frequently done trekking trips. Professionally I have been fortunate to experience the entire lifecycle of a product – ideation, elaboration, coding, testing, support and debugging. Although the two – trekking and creating product are entirely different, but … Continue reading Product creation is like trekking
What do Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Mahatma Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Charles Darwin, J.K. Rowling, and Rosa Parks have in common? They are all people who made an impact on the world. They are also perceived as introverts. In previous centuries our culture valued quiet integrity and introspection. However, in today’s culture the emphasis … Continue reading The hidden power of Introverts
It’s the year of Leapers, can it be better? Folk traditions count it as unlucky for several reason around the world. I would say that we should not blame luck for the hard work put in by us towards discrimination, or hatred or even mother nature. With the pain that I have seen more … Continue reading Why am I looking forward to 2016?
Back in 2013, when I was about to pass out of my college, 1 thing that usually bothered us was getting placed in a good company. Some of us were focussed to the kind of roles we wanted and then there was a desperate bunch. There were also students who would appear for any company … Continue reading Who would you want in your team – A Coder or A Developer?
Fond of activities involving a rush, a thrust of adrenaline, I recently developed an interest for Trekking. It may sound weird when I would tell you that my native town is located in Himachal – an Indian state acing @tourism for its majestic heights. Earlier, we just considered walking down the hill a usual task. … Continue reading Trekking: The Ultimate Passion
The stories of Steve Jobs, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Bill Gates had always been motivating. Motivating enough to think about starting up or working for a startup rather than working at an established corporate. However the pragmatic brain instructed me to ensure an established career first and then maybe try the uncertain. But luck had its … Continue reading A decade and its just the beginning
In a room packed with a score of youngsters having graduated in Computer Science from premier institutes, I am an Acharya briefing them on Linux & OS basics. Fusion does sound ironical at times. I mean would a CS grad from a premier institute need briefing on OS basics and does an Acharya sound good … Continue reading Linux and The Acharya
The Planning – March 17 On March 17 at 9 pm, my colleague and roommate, Sumit Chatterjee asked me in Bengali “Dada cholun Shimla ghure asi, Ek trip to banta hai” which means “Lets go to Shimla as one trip is due“. And hence out of the blue, the seed of something special was sown. … Continue reading Travelogue : Shimla – An Inner Awakening
Go back & remember the days when villagers used to gather time to time to have conclusive conversations regarding current issues and ensuring a beneficial outcome. Now replace those villagers with few techies. Wondering what will the scenario be like? Now that’s what we are doing by organizing Chaupal – a monthly knowledge sharing … Continue reading Impacting through tradition