This weekend, we climbed Mullainagiri and Bababudanagiri. Even though this is my third visit, it never fails to delight me on its beauty. Mullainagiri and Tadiyandamol are my favorite trekking spots in terms of scenery. In the 3-4 days before the trek, we didn't spend enough time on the preparation and hence we were worried. … Continue reading Mullainagiri, third time lucky as well
If you want to make new friends, there is no use in just saying hi to people, something of value should be exchanged or there should be a common activity. That's when they become friends. Real friends. I've added a page on my wiki to list the type of common activities possible in India right … Continue reading Common activities means better friends
I finally had to give away my old Suzuki Samurai bike. It was a 1999 model, which makes it 9 years old. I used to call it 'The Last Samurai' because it is one of the few Samurai bikes that I could see on the roads. Sigh. It feels like I'm giving away so many … Continue reading Are electric scooters viable?
If there's one thing that I wish could change in India, I would vote for having a retirement age for politicians. When there is a concept of retirement for many other careers like engineers, bankers, CEOs, etc. why shouldn't the same apply for politicians? If the reason for a retirement age in the private sectors … Continue reading Politicians should have a retirement age
Ever since college days where I got hooked onto the Internet, I have been an avid reader of self-improvement websites and books. I used to prowl for content, before the advent of lifehacking and productivity websites. I eventually stumbled upon good websites like 43Folders.com, and my friend Pradeep cajoled me to read Steve Pavlina's blog. … Continue reading A principled life according to Steve Pavlina
Note: I no longer work with IonLab since Nov 12 of 2009. When I meet people and have a conversation, they eventually ask the question "So, what do you guys do?" I like to say "We make stuff" but that's hardly understandable. The best example I like to give is the Swinxs (found via Springwise). … Continue reading What we do at IONLAB
If you're the kind of person who prefers to read a physical book vs. online books, then you'll be happy to know that the A Byte of Python book is now available as a printed hard copy. The best part is that the hard-working translators can also publish their translations and sell the printed copies, … Continue reading A Byte of Python in hard copy