And now it is Laila time

So here goes live my other venture – – local search engine. The Laila journey has been just amazing. We started the journey approx 9 months back and at last reached the D day ( D as in delivery ) on 3rd Aug, 2007. It  is such a great feeling to write some code  … [Read more…]

We are on…..

No more time for butterflies. We are on and with a bang. We started on 10th Mar, 2007 and completed a good three months recently. It has been amazing how all of us have evolved in past three months. Learnt to do so many things which we never though we would ever do. My old … [Read more…]

Butterflies in the stomach

These butterflies are of a different kind….. Finally I am getting close to launching my restaurant Potluck. The last eight month journey of creating this institution has been amazing. There were times when I thought will I really make it and others when I thought of being a McDonalds. But now as we get closer … [Read more…]

The invisible thin line…

So do you expect a software guy to figure out the existence of a thin invisible line on the road where parking becomes illegal. I certainly did not and as I come out of my office at 9 at night appreciating the fine regex capabilities of Perl and suddenly I don’t find my bike downstairs. … [Read more…]

From Lucknow to Delhi via Bangalore

So what’s in a city name. A New York called as Jhumri Talaiya will still have traffic problems on all the bridges on thanks giving. So is there anything like a city character. Is city an entity which has a mood, character, willpower or culture as lot of media would wants us to believe. Tough … [Read more…]

The death of Google

Hmmmm…. I sound crazy in the current context but here are few things which can potentialy kill Google. 1. Click Fraud – a company which lives by clicks dies by clicks(fraud ones). Click fraud has been an area of concern for lot of advertisers and they are bound to strike back. Initialy when people moved … [Read more…]

Doing work looking good feeling great

Hmmmm….. is it really possible??? Oh yes it is. Few tips from my end to make that transformation…. 1. Disconnect – learn how to shutdown your mobile and laptop. Learn how not to leave daemon processes in your mind. Learn how play one instrument at a time and play it well instead of being an … [Read more…]

Doing nothing looking busy feeling stressed

Sounds familiar, yes it happens. Let us take some time to think why it happens. I guess this is a syndrome which is now an essential ingredient of modern living which is so full of technology and gadgets. I can not comment about other industries but here are few models I have seen in software … [Read more…]

Loose to win

Did any one of you see Leander Paes play the final Davis Cup(Tennis) match between India and Pakistan. Amazing match not for the quality of tennis but for lot more things. A detailed match report is here. What amazed me about the match was how Leander managed the tough circumstances and used his experience tp … [Read more…]

The mythology of outsourcing

Let us start with a simple scene. I had done the mistake of taking my daughter to watch Hanuman movie and after that she has been extremely fascinated by all the Ramayana characters. One afternoon she caught me and asked me to become Hanuman and said that she will be Rama. Do I really have … [Read more…]