India’s undercurrent of propaganda

India is currently at an interesting political standpoint. We finally have a single party forming the central government without needing support from other parties (last this happened was in 1984). The average Indian person seems to be much more aware and concerned about the political situation, and invested in the country’s future, especially young people. All […]

Looking forward to KubeCon

I’m attending KubeCon next week, the inaugural Kubernetes conference. If you’re unfamiliar with Kubernetes, it is a very powerful container orchestration system originally built at Google, and open sourced earlier this year. Google has consistently led innovation in building large scale software systems, so Kubernetes comes with a solid reputation, backed by an experienced team, […]

Learning about empathy

Empathy is such a simple concept to understand, yet so difficult to practice! Kids are taught about it. The word itself is lazily thrown around, assuming everyone knows how to empathize, that it’s something we’re naturally good at. Well we’re not! Even if we care enough to look outside our own busy lives to try and want to empathize with […]

Supporting a football club

Sunday, March 28, 2004 : Arsenal vs Manchester United at Highbury, London was the first live football game I watched (on TV, of course). I’d only ever followed cricket before that and played some football, but this was unlike anything I knew in sport. It was fast and full of action. These players were really passionate and the […]

Rediscovering Podcasts

This summer, I was interviewing at several companies. Among other things, it involved a lot of travel, and there was little I could do while traveling. If I was driving, I’d mostly listen to my usual Spotify playlists, although they got boring pretty soon. Taking the train allowed me to read in addition, but I’d usually get […]

Getting back to writing

It’s been almost 2 years since I tried to resurrect this blog. Every once in a while, I let it die a slow death, before eventually deciding to start writing again, and making a few half-assed attempts to churn out some posts. This is also accompanied by a major redesign, perhaps a new theme, more bells […]

Eight lessons I learned in college

I’m writing a post after around five months! Whoa! What a ride the last semester has been! I’ve now graduated (provided they give me my degree) from one of the best colleges in India, with new hopes and dreams, some knowledge, passion and a lot of friends. The past few months have been a blur, […]