Thus twat tweeted @rungta.

The 2010 collection.

@sifar Ditch Nainital and head to Bhowali. Beautiful little town and also (apparently) the fruit capital of our country.

2:49 PM Dec 31st 2010 in reply to sifar

@keeperofthekeys Damn annoying! Fail to understand what these people have against capitalization, spellings and punctuation.

9:50 AM Dec 31st 2010 in reply to keeperofthekeys

@GVRV His entire blog is worth reading. Less frequent these days but never disappointing.

7:49 PM Dec 30th 2010 in reply to GVRV

Experienced first hand BSNL’s widespread routing (not DNS) issues on ADSL. Touching wood hoping it doesn’t effect my connection.

8:16 PM Dec 29th 2010

@rungtaakki Woah! Hope the upgrades trickle down to other coaches soon.

7:30 PM Dec 29th 2010 in reply to rungtaakki

@Shalin10 Unable to use it on my iPhone (now there’s a problem not encountered by a simpler interface) so will try it out later from my Mac.

3:52 PM Dec 29th 2010 in reply to Shalin10

Managed to squeeze in 2 hrs and optimize as an iOS Web App. Open & Add to Home Screen.

3:23 PM Dec 29th 2010

Forgot to account for power outages. There goes my plan to resume work.

“You never did learn to mind your surroundings” comes to mind.

11:22 AM Dec 29th 2010

Cab driver on a jam—err, blocked M.G.Road in Shillong: “यह हमेशा blocked रहता है. देखिये ना, बापू अभी तक इस पार ही खड़े हैं.”

8:35 PM Dec 28th 2010

@vegachauhan Well, it’s a good enough excuse to celebrate!

8:06 PM Dec 28th 2010 in reply to vegachauhan

@keeperofthekeys In Cherrapunji. We trekked from the Cherrapunji resort to what’s known as the Umkar root bridge, or something like that.

9:44 AM Dec 28th 2010 in reply to keeperofthekeys

Superb chilling weather, annoying taxis, mountains, a dry Cherrapunji, over two thousand steps and a living root bridge. Shillong and back.

4:53 PM Dec 27th 2010

@rakeshrach To the mountains! Shillong and back.

9:59 PM Dec 26th 2010 in reply to rakeshrach

Cousin talking about the concept, creation and execution of 16th December, a.k.a. Lollipop Day. A Loyola School tradition. Since 2010.

7:18 PM Dec 22nd 2010

Not to mention the 10 different types of mithai I’ve had in the last 36 hours. #goodtobehome

6:09 PM Dec 21st 2010

Oh, and it’s kite flying season here. Woh kaataaaaaa!

4:15 PM Dec 21st 2010

Peeled a sugarcane with my teeth after what seems like an age. Ah it’s good to be home.

1:27 PM Dec 21st 2010

Another 4 AM transit at the longest platform in the world.

4:24 AM Dec 20th 2010

Stuck in my head: ‘Mysore Se Ayee’ by the awesome @Raghu_Dixit and his @trdp band.

8:32 PM Dec 18th 2010

@keeperofthekeys Not yet. Off home after a great week in and around Bangalore.

8:29 PM Dec 18th 2010 in reply to keeperofthekeys

Off again! Two nights one day journey in an R.A.C. seat will be a hard test though.

7:13 PM Dec 18th 2010

And now, it’s time for @Raghu_Dixit and his mates to end #fossdotin with a bang!

8:20 PM Dec 17th 2010

Tech highlights of my web-guy #fossdotin experience so far: NoSQL solution CouchDB and website visitor network analytics Boomerang.

3:13 PM Dec 17th 2010

Scored: 7am breakfast at Mavalli Tiffin Rooms, who also happen to be the inventors of Rava Idlis (as @souvikdg informs).

1:30 PM Dec 17th 2010

@souvikdg You can never say that enough times.

1:26 PM Dec 17th 2010 in reply to souvikdg

Coming Back to Life at #fossdotin

8:27 PM Dec 16th 2010

Like the Hindi menu titles at Gramin: Khane Ke Pehle, Khane Ke Saath, Subziyan …

8:40 PM Dec 15th 2010

vevent: { summary: @fossdotin, @Location: Bangalore, dtstart: 2010-12-15, url: }

10:27 AM Dec 15th 2010

At Cane-o-la, a sugarcane juice bar.

4:50 PM Dec 14th 2010

Voice outside my head: “Wake up!”

Voice inside my head: “But the alien is just about to have a conversation with Dumbledore!”

8:24 AM Dec 14th 2010

@umadamle Haha! Now now, let’s not jump ahead and stereotype so quickly.

11:30 PM Dec 13th 2010 in reply to umadamle

@umadamle Mango Tree was our first stop. As of now, we can quite confidently claim to have sampled 90% of Hampi’s gastronomical offerings.

10:03 PM Dec 13th 2010 in reply to umadamle

Only in Hampi would you dismiss something off as “just another ~500 year old ruin by the side of the river or on the edge of the hill.”

8:54 PM Dec 13th 2010

Inside a hut.

10:31 PM Dec 12th 2010

Atop a hill, Hampi.

4:00 PM Dec 12th 2010

Thirst quenched. Bangalore. #childbear

8:37 PM Dec 9th 2010

@rakeshrach I’ve been aboard twice now, and both resulted in happy memories.

3:49 PM Dec 9th 2010 in reply to rakeshrach

@keeperofthekeys In that case, I certainly hope that yours was non-exciting.

3:47 PM Dec 9th 2010 in reply to keeperofthekeys

There are few things as uplifting and refreshing as a good train journey.

9:12 AM Dec 9th 2010

Hot, soft masala dosai aboard the Brindavan Express. Train food is oh-so-satisfying when done right.

8:45 AM Dec 9th 2010

@rungtaakki Let’s hope so! Enjoy your stay at Dubai.

5:38 AM Dec 9th 2010 in reply to rungtaakki

@amit_behera Yup. Off to Delhi in a month’s time.

8:52 PM Dec 8th 2010 in reply to amit_behera

@rungtaakki …and I thought you’d have been buried under snow by now. Have a nice trip!

7:15 PM Dec 8th 2010 in reply to rungtaakki

HTML semantic conformance can get really frustrating at times. Spent an hour pouring over debates on , concluding it’s best ignored.

5:38 PM Dec 5th 2010

@rakeshrach Those hours are simply too lucrative to pass. Enjoying the luxury while it lasts.

4:48 PM Dec 5th 2010 in reply to rakeshrach

@5anket Yes, back to being nocturnal. Not for long though.

2:17 AM Dec 5th 2010 in reply to 5anket

Twitter Research: Do you find timestamps in URLs (like useful, or have any other opinion on them?

2:10 AM Dec 5th 2010

@mostlyharmless Ha, who knew latin could be this… entertaining.

2:05 AM Dec 5th 2010 in reply to mostlyharmless

M.K.Gandhi’s essay on Ahimsa works so much better than Lorem Ipsum.

2:03 AM Dec 4th 2010

@rasagy Welcome, and Happy B’day!

1:57 AM Dec 4th 2010 in reply to rasagy

Trees of Delhi (by The Delhi Walla)[+]

3:13 AM Dec 3rd 2010

@5anket Eating a pack of ‘Solid New Taste, Milky Crunch, Iron Shakti’ Britannia Tiger Glucose Biscuits.

3:52 PM Dec 2nd 2010

Oooh, Twitter now shows expanded URLs / URL redirect destinations as tooltips in its web interface.

2:57 PM Dec 1st 2010

It’s the 1st of December. You know what that means, right?

12:00 PM Dec 1st 2010

For those who love complaining about tools, know that all three issues of the were designed in M$ Office!

11:37 AM Dec 1st 2010

@sumitsharan Oh absolutely.

6:23 PM Nov 27th 2010 in reply to lokallobaat

Back in IIT Madras after 6 years.

9:40 AM Nov 27th 2010 Source Code, the next movie from ‘Moon’ director Duncan Jones.

2:22 PM Nov 25th 2010

@eclairsk3 Ah yes, I liked that scene too. They got the chemistry between the trio right.

9:37 AM Nov 25th 2010 in reply to eclairsk3 if you’ve ever wondered why a:visited only honours colour based CSS properties. (via @aditya)

12:14 AM Nov 25th 2010

Deathly Hallows Part 1 standouts: Bathilda Bagshot, The Tale of the Three Brothers, Alexandre Desplat’s score and, of course, Emma Watson.

11:11 PM Nov 24th 2010

@doctypehtml5 Might want to change the year of the Chennai event to 2010 (from 2011) on the Event Schedule tab.

3:51 PM Nov 24th 2010

Found out about this just in time. “part conference, part workshop” at IIT Chennai this Saturday. (Pune on 4th Dec)

12:10 PM Nov 24th 2010

@5anket Also, once on the way to Ooty, if I remember right. :P

1:42 AM Nov 24th 2010 in reply to 5anket

One disapproving stare at a fellow commuter was all it took for him to pickup the just discarded bag of chips and throw it in the bin. Yay!

8:21 PM Nov 23rd 2010

Reminded of the Ghats after @sifar’s live tweets of the Bangalore – Kerela journey.[+]

12:39 AM Nov 23rd 2010

@sumitsharan The rats in my stomach nod their heads in approval, while I go hunt in the fridge…

12:16 AM Nov 23rd 2010 in reply to lokallobaat

@sifar Your live blogging pretty much ruined my entire day, making me wish I was on the train and standing at the door myself.

5:36 PM Nov 22nd 2010 in reply to sifar

@xAbhishek Amen. Welcome to the world of valuing your time and getting shit done.

8:25 PM Nov 21st 2010 in reply to xAbhishek

@smitar My tee from last night was grabbed off[+]

2:17 PM Nov 21st 2010

Smitten by @smitar’s letter play and type design at last night’s @pknchennai.

2:13 PM Nov 21st 2010

@keeperofthekeys Stay away from those gimmicky flash-based portfolio templates, for one thing.

5:52 PM Nov 20th 2010 in reply to keeperofthekeys

Bat nostalgia. Reading with the Batman Begins OST playing in the background.

4:04 PM Nov 20th 2010

Richard Feynman on discovery, chess and nature’s laws[+] ; on honours & prizes[+] /via @iA

5:31 PM Nov 19th 2010

@sifar Quite a poetic moment you’ve captured there. Where is the buyer going to use the photo?

1:23 PM Nov 17th 2010 in reply to sifar

Atop. (There’s more where that came from.)[+]

12:57 AM Nov 17th 2010

@anildavid You travelling to the motherland? When and where?

3:54 PM Nov 16th 2010

Sheriff Woody’s Instagram pro tip: “Reach for the sky.”

1:17 AM Nov 16th 2010

@rands Mostly about Indian music, but I really like @rakeshrach’s

12:07 AM Nov 16th 2010 in reply to rands

“Weird glitch in future weather readings on Alderaan.”

/via @khoi

11:56 PM Nov 15th 2010[+] is going to make train trip planning so much more easier. Bravo @Cleartrip!

3:47 PM Nov 15th 2010

@rungtaakki And I had Idli, Vada, Pav Bhaji, paneer, aloo gobi and more this weekend.

9:24 AM Nov 15th 2010 in reply to rungtaakki

“People are not useless, they are…

3:24 PM Nov 14th 2010

@rakeshrach Yeah, Webber for 2010 World Champion! Go @AussieGrit!

4:38 PM Nov 12th 2010 in reply to rakeshrach

Vettel 1st, Webber 2nd & Alonso 5th puts all 3 on 256 points – with Vettel winning by having one more P4 than Alonso.[+]

5:50 PM Nov 11th 2010

Lazy web: Anyone here with JavaScript templates experience? Which one(s) have you tried/used/abandoned and why?

3:26 PM Nov 11th 2010

Very eager to see more of what El Jackson and El Spielberg are doing with Tintin.[+][+]

2:09 PM Nov 11th 2010

The Kaboom of Doom? How can a movie with that title be anything other than pure awesomeness? Go Panda!

8:33 PM Nov 9th 2010

45 minutes before departure.

5:31 AM Nov 8th 2010

@toor_sunny Woah! People must be going crazy with the online shopping.

2:34 AM Nov 5th 2010 in reply to toor_sunny

Off home. Consider construction over destruction this Diwali.

11:44 PM Nov 3rd 2010

@wateva Well that was quick. Only took, what, 2 months!

2:03 PM Nov 2nd 2010 in reply to wateva

@_karan Based in Chennai, for now. @souvikdg would be happy to detail our future plan(s).

10:41 AM Nov 2nd 2010 in reply to _karan

Art for art’s sake. Design for users’ sake.

12:53 AM Nov 2nd 2010

@toor_sunny You used Zone 1 to Chaddy, spending extra on a Zone 2 trip!? Sucker :P

9:34 AM Nov 1st 2010 in reply to toor_sunny

@keeperofthekeys Haha, I know, I know. “I will mail you. Sorry just gimme a day or two.” :P

5:48 PM Oct 31st 2010 in reply to keeperofthekeys

Would say I just escaped a near-death stampede but then that might imply something out of the ordinary. :)

5:00 PM Oct 31st 2010

Who needs Kumbh Melas when you’ve got T.Nagar’s incredible Ranganathan street?

4:51 PM Oct 31st 2010

@keeperofthekeys Oh, your time will come. Much too soon perhaps. Something flies there. Grab on.

1:27 AM Oct 31st 2010 in reply to keeperofthekeys

@zaveriaakash @rashmiswamy Great day! Here’s to more thrill, exercise, environment-friendly transport and a lot of fun!

12:15 AM Oct 31st 2010 in reply to zaveriaakash

Elliot’s Beach, Besant Nagar.

12:11 AM Oct 31st 2010

@rakeshrach Right!? Regular events organised by these guys

Didn’t stay long in Maha due to the continuous rain. :(

1:54 PM Oct 30th 2010 in reply to rakeshrach

Cycle from Chennai to Mahabalipuram along the East Coast Road on a beautiful Saturday morning? Yeah, done that.

12:33 PM Oct 30th 2010

@rakeshrach A very defining three years, were they not? Excited to find out what the next set results in. Good luck ahead!

12:21 PM Oct 29th 2010 in reply to rakeshrach

Being haunted by Rahman’s poignant, beast like deep-throated score for Beera’s moments of confession and admission, out of the blue.

11:34 AM Oct 29th 2010

@anildavid Good news! Are you taking up their offer?

11:06 AM Oct 29th 2010 in reply to anildavid

@rashmiswamy Such a great way to highlight little nuances. How did you come across this?

11:33 PM Oct 28th 2010 in reply to rashmiswamy

Great that Christian Horner claims it’s still early to back one driver, but I wonder if he’d say the same was Vettel in Webber’s position.

8:15 PM Oct 28th 2010

@keeperofthekeys Yes please. Sent you my address via DM.

8:07 PM Oct 28th 2010 in reply to keeperofthekeys

@sumitsharan Dry days = times when I haven’t got any recently shot photos. And, editing (not necessarily post-processing) is half the game!

1:37 AM Oct 28th 2010 in reply to sumitsharan

@sumitsharan lazy + editing takes time + prevents dilution + hopefully each photo stays longer with the viewer + dry day backups + diversity

1:21 AM Oct 28th 2010 in reply to sumitsharan

@toor_sunny Good to know that Honours hasn’t stopped you from upholding the all important never-submit-an-assignment-on-time FIT tradition.

11:40 AM Oct 27th 2010 in reply to toor_sunny

@rakeshrach Ah, I suspected that might be the case. Can’t wait. :D

5:53 PM Oct 26th 2010 in reply to rakeshrach

*Acid Darbari. While I’m at it,

*talking, from

4:45 PM Oct 26th 2010

7 days to make do with just 30 seconds of Acid Dabari.

4:41 PM Oct 26th 2010

Rush hour on bike. Body, mind and soul in contaminated exhaustion.

Bas ghar pahuncha do…

7:19 PM Oct 25th 2010

@keeperofthekeys Short stay guest houses? Would love something home stay types. Don’t want no fancy hotel.

11:55 AM Oct 25th 2010 in reply to keeperofthekeys

@keeperofthekeys Lazy is good! I’d rank nature, culture, food, and the rest, in that order. Don’t think 4 days will be sufficient though.

11:52 AM Oct 25th 2010 in reply to keeperofthekeys

@sumitsharan I subscribe to my ‘Recent activity’ feed from Don’t know about notifications.

12:00 AM Oct 25th 2010 in reply to sumitsharan

Rahman on shuffle. Body, mind and soul in weightless suspension.

Thodi si raat aur hai…

8:22 PM Oct 24th 2010

@keeperofthekeys That should prove helpful. :) Getting there on the 23rd and leaving on 26th.

10:50 AM Oct 24th 2010 in reply to keeperofthekeys

@keeperofthekeys Nah, didn’t have other states on the agenda due to the short duration. Decided to stick to Shillong and Cherrapunji.

10:44 AM Oct 24th 2010 in reply to keeperofthekeys

@boiler_plate Ah… should’ve checked the repository HEAD first.

11:41 PM Oct 23rd 2010 in reply to boiler_plate

@keeperofthekeys Help finally emerges! Going there for 4 days in December so plenty of time to plan. What to miss and what not to miss?

3:20 PM Oct 23rd 2010 in reply to keeperofthekeys

Drank a concoction called Jigarthanda last night.

12:27 PM Oct 23rd 2010

Korea shows the potential to become the first great modern drivers’ circuit. Should be a good race tomorrow.

12:25 PM Oct 23rd 2010

@gouravc Not too bad. Work is going pretty good too, but it’s the humidity, dirt and general shabbiness of the place that gets to you.

11:53 PM Oct 22nd 2010

@_karan I was pleasantly surprised by that too. They really are out to bypass the carriers, aren’t they?

11:43 PM Oct 22nd 2010

@adipedia Interning at these days. How ‘bout you? Delhi?

11:39 PM Oct 22nd 2010

@gouravc That wasn’t actually taken by me; it’s someone else’s account. I’m down in Chennai these days.

11:38 PM Oct 22nd 2010 Because bigger is better, right?
/via @sumitsharan

4:44 PM Oct 22nd 2010

@GVRV Thanks! Joined up.

12:14 PM Oct 22nd 2010

@rakeshrach Haven’t, but downloading it right now.

6:23 PM Oct 21st 2010

@adipedia Nope. About 6 of us should be heading there during the winter.

6:22 PM Oct 21st 2010

Superb with Marco Arment taking Instapaper, Tumblr, hours as a work quantifier & more. Par with Veen’s interview.

3:41 PM Oct 21st 2010

@zaveriaakash Don’t accuse me, there’s so much to see! :P Still a few months to go though.

1:55 PM Oct 21st 2010

Lazy web, any recommendations for places to stay in Shillong, Meghalaya?

1:25 PM Oct 21st 2010

Trapped, twisted, tangled. One of those days.

7:54 PM Oct 19th 2010

@keeperofthekeys I should’ve done something about those photos, but the only option for now is to wait until they’re up on Flickr (tomorrow)

4:52 PM Oct 18th 2010

@keeperofthekeys Hey, thanks! I enjoy your spontaneous Flickr stream too, and not least because I get to revisit bits of Dilli. :)

4:48 PM Oct 18th 2010

@xAbhishek Twitter would be perfect for ‘Homer says…’ (eg: @vignelli, @standardsgandhi, @AndazApnaApna94 etc.)

Brevity ftw!

8:06 AM Oct 14th 2010

@xAbhishek I’d follow that.

1:02 AM Oct 14th 2010

@sumitsharan Sure about that? Soch le. It can do all sorts of good.

3:09 PM Oct 11th 2010

@rakeshrach Yay! Knew you’d like it. How brilliant was the use of a character like Arjun!?

10:41 PM Oct 10th 2010

Half the class of Marks & Spencer comes from Helvetica.

4:47 PM Oct 10th 2010

So I’m not alone in my scepticism of tweets as comment replacements.

1:12 AM Oct 9th 2010

@sumitsharan Full on maze le raha hai kameena.

12:58 AM Oct 9th 2010

Great one-on-two chat with the always substantial @AussieGrit in the latest @5LiveF1 podcast. Mark Webber for the world championship!

10:09 PM Oct 8th 2010

Ha, read “MSFT, Fortune 500” as “Misfortune 500”.

4:16 PM Oct 8th 2010

Just watched a live action remake of The Lion King.

1:24 AM Oct 8th 2010

@5anket Not Picasa, but I’ll send you a link once I get around to processing and uploading the photos to my Flickr account.

11:56 PM Oct 7th 2010

@5anket Totally know what you mean. I fail to see the big deal.

10:05 PM Oct 5th 2010

@pricelessjunk Tumblr for its no-nonsense approach.

10:04 PM Oct 5th 2010

@souvikdg Conspicuous by its absence in your Hyderabad highlights: weather.

3:30 PM Oct 4th 2010

@rakeshrach There is no depth too low for Narendra Modi to sink to.

2:52 PM Oct 4th 2010

Amazed at the speed and efficiency of the Sarvana Bhavan at Chennai Central, in spite of the million people passing through it’s gates.

8:49 PM Oct 1st 2010

@souvikdg Well you could pursue a list’s timeline for a “cleaner” experience. Actively developed clients should support lists quite well.

9:25 AM Oct 1st 2010

@souvikdg Umm, tried Twitter lists?

1:41 AM Oct 1st 2010

“[Twitter] can make good guesses about the topics a user is interested in by looking at the users he follows that don’t follow him back.”

3:37 PM Sep 30th 2010

Kicking web page ass has never been more fun /via @rands

2:32 PM Sep 30th 2010

@GVRV Rails, though I’m more involved in the front-end interface design.

1:43 PM Sep 30th 2010

@sumitsharan Yes, I’d marked that one for future reference. I’ve been on the first one (in reverse) and boy oh boy,

12:08 PM Sep 30th 2010

@GVRV Very different from Melbourne for sure, but not too bad. Like the stuff I’m working on a lot, but the city could’ve been better.

6:22 PM Sep 29th 2010

@GVRV Good work and good luck!

2:58 PM Sep 29th 2010

@reviewgang Apparently Mayajaal is planning to run 60 sessions per day!

8:34 PM Sep 28th 2010

Enjoying Martin Brundle’s BBC commentary for the Singapore GP via Skype, courtesy of @rashmiswamy. :D

5:51 PM Sep 26th 2010

In Pondicherry, road signs remind us that ‘Leprosy is curable’ and bus stops remind us that ‘an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.’

6:43 PM Sep 25th 2010

@vegachauhan Rocking like a hurricane?

2:37 PM Sep 25th 2010

Murphy’s law of Public Transport: The opposite route always has more frequent buses/trains and the opposite lane always moves faster.

11:30 AM Sep 24th 2010

“If you look at text as an interface, typography is its usability.”

    – @iA while introducing the new Writer iPad app.

6:40 PM Sep 23rd 2010

@reviewgang Haha, awesome! We should catchup sometime then. You in Chennai by any chance?

4:05 PM Sep 23rd 2010

@reviewgang Currently interning at Chennai. How ‘bout you, Review Gang full-time or juggling with day job?

3:56 PM Sep 23rd 2010

@reviewgang Thanks! I’m trying to experiment and find out how well those qualities propagate to other Indian sites.

3:33 PM Sep 23rd 2010

@sumitsharan The alien from Koi Mil Gaya. Never seen one of those?

Also, Kaala Bandar!

12:36 AM Sep 22nd 2010

@sumitsharan … goats, donkeys, jaadu, buffaloes, sheep …

12:27 AM Sep 22nd 2010

@reviewgang Were that the case (film family = good), imagine where the Indian film industry would be today.

But, we can always hope! :)

12:20 AM Sep 22nd 2010

@reviewgang What they lack is the passion, not the resources. Without passion, it’s just another business undertaking.

6:29 PM Sep 20th 2010

Vanishing at the Vanishing Pier, Thalankuppam.

9:42 PM Sep 19th 2010

Just finished an educating documentary on selected works of Zaha Hadid at the fantastic Cholamandal Artists’ Village.

12:34 AM Sep 18th 2010

@anildavid And not just Linkin Park it appears :(

1:59 AM Sep 17th 2010

Jhakaas Mysore masala dosa at Dosa “DC” Calling.

/via @Shalin10

6:40 PM Sep 16th 2010

@sumitsharan Think I have, though not consciously. Got to get hold of it. Good song.

2:39 PM Sep 16th 2010

@salvn That sucks big time. Screw IBM.

2:28 PM Sep 16th 2010

@rakeshrach I’m still taking it all in, but can’t wait to start dissecting the film. Trains and trains :)

2:35 PM Sep 15th 2010

Highlights of the last 3 days: Alaipayuthey & Pachchai Nirame from Alaipayuthey, Yudh Yudh & Beera’s theme from Raavan.

3:48 AM Sep 15th 2010

@sumitsharan Extremely catch that, isn’t it? Don’t be surprised to wake up tomorrow and find a new song stuck in your head.

4:25 AM Sep 14th 2010

@rashmiswamy Haha! I’ll let you take the next one(s).

4:27 AM Sep 11th 2010

Ideas should be worth sharing, and quotes should be worth typesetting. Sweet serve!

4:22 AM Sep 11th 2010

Your guide to boring, and possibly horrid, travel photos.

4:18 AM Sep 11th 2010

@toor_sunny So, what’s her name?

2:38 PM Sep 10th 2010

@rakeshrach That’s one evening taken care of. :-/

7:23 PM Sep 9th 2010

Know what shreds paper better than a shredder? A fully loaded washing machine.

Kids, don’t try this at home.

4:32 AM Sep 9th 2010

@xAbhishek Where’re you off too, some time in the future?

3:20 AM Sep 9th 2010

Living life on the EDGE at 10 KB/sec.

3:35 AM Sep 8th 2010

Insomnia, finally!

“Don’t lose your way.” And I don’t plan to. Will be ‘Following’ through to the very beginning.

6:44 AM Sep 5th 2010

@5anket Patel saab, aap Bharat tashreef kab laa rahe hain?

10:22 PM Sep 4th 2010

@apanda I like empty and pretty beaches. Thanks for the heads up!

4:23 AM Sep 3rd 2010

Harbouring a yearning desire for India’s south east archipelago.[+]

10:26 PM Sep 2nd 2010

Those iPod Nano ‘Multi-Touch basics’ animations? Not Flash, not video, not GIFs.


7:40 PM Sep 2nd 2010

Good morning! Today’s breakfast: Dosais for the hungry stomach, GSIS nostalgia for the hungry mind.

2:24 PM Sep 2nd 2010

@sumitsharan Multi-grain was my bread of choice back in the land of processed food goodness.

3:15 AM Sep 2nd 2010

@sumitsharan There’s just something about going down. ;-)

5:12 PM Aug 31st 2010

Web designers, please don’t forget to test your :focus styles before signing off.

3:53 PM Aug 31st 2010

@souvikdg We ended up staying at home, so didn’t call.

3:46 AM Aug 30th 2010

@souvikdg Well played Foodman, well played.

3:17 AM Aug 28th 2010

@rashmiswamy @5anket @rungtaakki Wow, that was way more effective than I hoped it’d be. I should do this more often, eh?

9:56 PM Aug 27th 2010

Hot, spicy idli breakfast at the Murgan Idli Shop.

1:42 PM Aug 27th 2010

@5anket Woah! Where’s the victory champagne?

1:43 AM Aug 26th 2010

@Jason_Birch Should’ve mentioned the scope of that variab—tweet. Local by country.

10:59 PM Aug 25th 2010

Southward bound.

10:53 PM Aug 25th 2010

@Shalin10 @ytvinay Reaching Chennai on the 26th. See you all on the 27th. Excited!

12:35 AM Aug 24th 2010

@rakeshrach Haha! That taste, always reassuring. :-)

12:28 AM Aug 24th 2010

Ever seen muri being made? It’s like popcorn, only the corn is replaced by sun-dried rice and popped over hot sand in an aluminum pot.

9:12 PM Aug 23rd 2010

@sumitsharan Overnight train, enthusiastic cousins, Nepal based uncle and some free time! :-)

4:36 AM Aug 23rd 2010

@rungtaakki Ooh, who’d you bump into?

8:21 PM Aug 22nd 2010

Samosas, kheera with namak and thanda lassi — perfect train meal!

3:54 PM Aug 22nd 2010

@toor_sunny Hahaha. A fine geek he’s going to make.

2:28 PM Aug 22nd 2010

@5anket Going by the number of hotels here, they probably still do. We stayed at ‘Chitwan Paradise’ this time.

1:54 PM Aug 22nd 2010

Chitwan National Park, Nepal.

11:35 AM Aug 21st 2010

@sumitsharan Sweet! Coming down south at all?

3:10 PM Aug 19th 2010

Bengal looks like a rich sea of green at this time of the year, no matter the route. Yay for monsoon crops and train journeys!

2:47 PM Aug 19th 2010

Been a long time since I missed an interstate flight/train. Almost added another one to my list, but Howrah retains its clean record. phew

9:23 PM Aug 18th 2010

@yogeshmp You get a menu all right, but 95% of it is usually unavailable. What one should instead ask for is, “What can you serve?”

3:25 AM Aug 18th 2010

When in Kalimpong, stay at WBTDC’s Hill Top lodge, trek to the monastery, avoid King Thai and never ask for a menu, anywhere.

2:36 AM Aug 17th 2010

@rashmiswamy Nope, not good at all. But hey, could’ve been worse.

1:40 AM Aug 17th 2010

@anildavid Don’t think the box gave way. I think they opened it in customs. :-/

1:39 AM Aug 17th 2010

The box of books, DVDs and CDs I shipped arrives repacked. Broken cases, ruined bookends. Guess I should be happy that nothing was missing.

11:23 PM Aug 16th 2010

@toor_sunny For you: “1000 words of crap & utter bullshit on Election Algorithms (Bully & Ring Algorithms)”

10:06 PM Aug 15th 2010

@anildavid Woah, congratulate her on my behalf.

10:05 PM Aug 15th 2010


Oh how I missed thee.

7:42 PM Aug 13th 2010

° aashirwaad for sale.

1:31 PM Aug 5th 2010

OH @sumitsharan: “If XYZ tells ABC to go die, he won’t go die but he’ll at least consider it.”

4:48 AM Aug 2nd 2010

@rakeshrach Ooh good stuff. Nice demos of the potential offered by data and IT.

2:41 PM Jul 31st 2010

@dpka9 Thanks and good luck to you too!

2:03 PM Jul 31st 2010

“For 25 years I missed my life in India, and now I will miss my life here, and all of you, who became my family.”

9:32 AM Jul 30th 2010

@dpka9 I sure am. It’s been a good 4 years, but it’s time for a change.

1:49 AM Jul 28th 2010

@xAbhishek I don’t think I have, but this might help…th-other-app[+]

1:37 AM Jul 28th 2010

Consistency is good until you let it ruin you. Change too is consistent, embrace it.

9:15 PM Jul 27th 2010

@sumitsharan Yes and no. I could but am not attending any screenings this year.

4:35 PM Jul 26th 2010

@5anket Of course! It’s time I made that pilgrimage to school.

4:34 PM Jul 26th 2010

@anildavid Anytime mate. Interesting times ahead for all of us.

4:32 PM Jul 26th 2010

@GVRV And good luck to you too!

4:30 PM Jul 26th 2010

Hans Zimmer has perfected the crescendo.

4:28 PM Jul 26th 2010

@anildavid @jd_mc @thesilentenigma @GVRV @toor_sunny Let’s catchup before I leave. Beer+pizza this Friday at from 7?

9:42 PM Jul 21st 2010

@sumitsharan Hell Yeah! My flight’s in the evening, so we should go for it.

8:27 PM Jul 21st 2010

@sumitsharan Yes, but never been to it. I’m sure there are clips on YouTube to get a taste.

8:25 PM Jul 21st 2010

My favourite smart playlist:

MediaKind == Music &&
DateAdded in Last7Months &&
    (Rating > ★★ ||
     PlayCount > 10)

6:27 PM Jul 20th 2010

@sumitsharan Yeah, the entire album’s pretty good. Try ‘Jugni’ as a workout tune.

10:24 PM Jul 19th 2010

@sumitsharan Totally! That’s why my meh type response.

10:36 AM Jul 16th 2010

Apparently I should now be capable of engineering software.

10:44 PM Jul 15th 2010

@xAbhishek Congratulations to you too!

5:12 PM Jul 15th 2010

@adipedia Congrats! What’s up next?

1:10 PM Jul 15th 2010

@zeldman Doug Bowman offers an easier tweet backup/search/browse option (hint: Wordpress). stopdesign.c…-tweets.html[+]

11:13 PM Jul 14th 2010

@5anket I can vouch for that! :)

1:31 AM Jul 14th 2010

@sumitsharan Vactican City!?! WTF?

12:14 AM Jul 14th 2010

“As they say, jiyega..marega…publicity ke liye par kuch bhi karega!”[+]

1:54 AM Jul 13th 2010

@souvikdg Right you are, sir. Bonus points for correctly guessing the product.

9:56 PM Jul 10th 2010

Dabbling with HTML5 video. What for, I wonder?

6:32 PM Jul 10th 2010

@DisneyPixar What message did Woody write to Andy on that Post-it note?

3:06 PM Jul 8th 2010

@sumitsharan Haha. Just so you know (for the future), Pixar always treats audiences to a short movie before the full length feature.

3:01 AM Jul 8th 2010

Oh and the introductory short ‘Day and Night’ was a mighty big leap. Refreshing and poetic. Loved it.

11:32 PM Jul 7th 2010

Toy Story 3 was old school Pixar goodness delivered with their new school emotional expertise. Perfecto!

11:32 PM Jul 7th 2010

@sumitsharan Haha, it’s time will come.

1:14 AM Jul 6th 2010

@nisheeth Amen. I’ve got to execute an inter-continental one in 20 days. Not looking forward to that part.

1:13 AM Jul 6th 2010

Reconsider. Always.

3:08 PM Jul 3rd 2010

@sumitsharan ‘course he is! Currently enjoying the Udaan Theme.

2:01 AM Jul 2nd 2010

Look what I found on my doorstep today, courtesy of @rashmiswamy. :D[+]

12:49 AM Jul 1st 2010

@wateva @rashmiswamy @adipedia @oddysee Thanks folks! Didn’t end on a high note, but I’m glad it’s over and done with.

3:36 PM Jun 30th 2010

Headed into what’s hopefully the last exam I have to write in a long long time. Butterflies in my stomach.

9:17 AM Jun 29th 2010

@souvikdg That site’s been up for close to an year now, so I don’t remember for sure. Doubt it was any one specific incident though.

11:30 PM Jun 26th 2010

@souvikdg Let’s see, one exam Monday afternoon, one exam Tuesday morning. Yup, I’ve got time. :-)

2:18 AM Jun 26th 2010

@rakeshrach What a cracker. Watched the last scene again. Never gets old, that one.

8:34 PM Jun 25th 2010

@ytvinay That’s my break to return to the physical world. Take a walk, drink some water, look outside your window, then resume. ;-)

5:39 PM Jun 25th 2010

Because everyone needs reminding.

5:25 PM Jun 25th 2010

@sumitsharan Holy… is that the longest match ever played!?

4:00 AM Jun 24th 2010

That’s twice today I’ve read “Detailed, insightful” as delightful.

2:32 AM Jun 24th 2010

If you managed to miss this just as I did, JavaScript 1.6 (all except IE, surprise!) now has native map, reduce, filter etc. Array methods.

5:05 PM Jun 23rd 2010

@sumitsharan Haha! It certainly seems to be your WTF day.

4:57 PM Jun 23rd 2010

Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Formula 1, McLaren Technology Centre, Vodafone, Ad.

7:28 PM Jun 21st 2010

The great @toor_sunny “I was thinking of getting sick…”

6:53 PM Jun 21st 2010

@sumitsharan They speak too soon, expect every movie to be the very best. We see this often with Apple announcements. That or it’s personal.

1:55 AM Jun 21st 2010

Be it the background score, the visuals, the reimagination, its retelling, or the final scene, Raavan is every bit as enjoyable, twice over.

11:52 PM Jun 20th 2010

@souvikdg @nisheeth What a match! Awesome conclusion. This is how the great truths of life unravel themselves. ;-)

4:16 PM Jun 18th 2010

McSweeny’s S.I.M. (Short Imagined Monolgoues) presents, “I’m Comic Sans, Asshole.”

11:06 PM Jun 16th 2010

Can you believe we didn’t have a race in Canada last year?! Does Bernie Ecclestone have any love left for actual racing?

2:31 AM Jun 14th 2010

@rungtaakki @rashmiswamy I’ve been quite satisfied with a Logitech mouse.

12:27 PM Jun 13th 2010

@rashmiswamy Q2 was quite eventful too. Both Force India’s getting in, Williams doing better and Schumacher missing the cut.

11:53 AM Jun 13th 2010

Woah, awesome qualifying session! Best of the season so far?

4:04 AM Jun 13th 2010

“Police say they hope the experience has knocked some sense into the burglar.”

5:04 PM Jun 12th 2010

Cross-fading, auto-transitioning, on-by-default home page slideshows are the new tags.

3:14 PM Jun 12th 2010

@beep The new line is “This site worst viewed in Internet Explorer.”

4:46 AM Jun 12th 2010

Autumn. Makes for a great iPhone wallpaper. Honest.[+]

10:23 PM Jun 11th 2010

@adipedia Thanks! It’s in no state to be open sourced, but I might make it an open service if I find the time and motivation.

7:56 PM Jun 11th 2010

@adipedia It appears there are other standards loving apple geeks named Prateek Rungta. I gotta be extra quick reserving web handles now!

9:02 PM Jun 10th 2010

Two questions into my exam, all I wanted to do was tweet, “This is boring as hell!” Felt like a high school rote learning test. Pathetic.

2:33 PM Jun 10th 2010

@rashmiswamy @rungtaakki Ah, the good old days. My minions have come a long way since. :P

12:30 PM Jun 10th 2010

@anildavid @souvikdg Thanks! Hope I manage to secure a pass mark in tomorrow’s security exam.

1:43 AM Jun 10th 2010

@arihantbaid Go with ‘Mac OS Extended (Jorunaled)’. Should warn you though that Windows does not support these HFS+ filesystems.

1:36 AM Jun 10th 2010

Exam tomorrow. Fuckeity fuck fuck.

11:12 PM Jun 9th 2010

@sumitsharan Haha. Thankfully, I still haven’t booked my tickets so my plans can be rejigged to prevent bad news. :)

8:05 PM Jun 7th 2010

@rakeshrach Interesting! Makes sense too.

9:15 PM Jun 5th 2010

@rakeshrach Also starting with ‘स’: Sur, Sangeet and Sa re ga…

8:10 PM Jun 5th 2010

@sumitsharan Lucky you. Any chance it might go on till August?

6:07 PM Jun 5th 2010

@yammo323 Thanks Tony! Still have the exams to get through, then heading back to India for good.

7:56 PM Jun 3rd 2010

@thesilentenigma Thanks for saving me those bucks and some marks!

2:55 PM Jun 3rd 2010

@Shrihari August. Have you started already?

1:35 AM Jun 3rd 2010

@ytvinay Thanks! Looking forward to it loads.

8:48 PM Jun 2nd 2010

Lorne, Erskine falls, Sheoak falls, Swallow cave. All good!

8:44 PM Jun 2nd 2010

“Sometimes a design isn’t working because you think you can’t change the one element that needs to be changed.” – @rjs…king-because[+]

5:47 PM May 31st 2010

@gopal_agarwal Who had more fun? You blowing the bubbles or Charu jumping and bursting them?

3:03 PM May 31st 2010

@amit_behera I’ll be back in India by August. Reunion dates have been set as you know, and we’re starting the planning.

2:16 AM May 31st 2010

@anildavid Thanks mate. It’s been a long, bumpy but good ride.

2:14 AM May 31st 2010

Submitted what was hopefully the last and final assignment of my undergrad degree. Felt Gooood!

12:27 AM May 31st 2010

@Shalin10 Wouldn’t new lenses be a better investment over a new body?

5:44 PM May 29th 2010

@arihantbaid Super high demands I guess. When’s it officially releasing in India?

5:04 AM May 29th 2010

@rakeshrach Woah! I’m jealous.

8:48 PM May 28th 2010

@xAbhishek Unlike @rakeshrach my reach was only as far as the demo units. :(

8:47 PM May 28th 2010

The web feels right at home on the iPad.a

5:21 PM May 28th 2010

@rakeshrach None other than my data mining assignment, and how the first stage report was too “short”.

12:12 AM May 27th 2010

When in search of performance, denormalise your data. When in search of bullshit, introduce redundancies in your report.

8:48 PM May 26th 2010

@souvikdg Haha. I abandoned the sinking ship two seasons ago!

1:08 PM May 26th 2010

@arihantbaid Happy B’day old pal!

3:09 PM May 25th 2010

The saga of the resistance to the expansion of the Mangalore airport, a direct cause of yesterday’s crash:[+] /via @achitnis

3:33 PM May 23rd 2010

5 hours back I adopted the ‘stay cool’ strategy.

I now have a cold.

12:21 AM May 22nd 2010

@xAbhishek Oh yes, I’m not a stranger to Floyd and Dire Straits. Also, Zeppelin.

6:15 PM May 21st 2010

Infected with the Aaromale bug. Don’t want to be cured.

5:11 PM May 21st 2010

“Yep, in the eyes of Internet Explorer our universe is Flat and boring.” Literally.…tem-in-css3/[+]
(via @simplebits)

3:37 PM May 19th 2010

“Facebook, the global leader in online privacy protection…”

11:26 PM May 18th 2010

@oddysee Generally. No one particular thing, which is all the worse.

1:14 AM May 16th 2010

Dazed and confused. :-/

12:48 AM May 16th 2010

@thesilentenigma Who knows if they’d be open source were they developed inside Apple?[+]

10:02 PM May 14th 2010

@thesilentenigma Actually, Apple hired the lead developer only in 2007 en.wikipedia…CUPS#History[+] similar to the LLVM case en.wikipedia…tual_Machine[+]

9:58 PM May 14th 2010

“A word is worth a thousand pictures.”

Honouring the

7:05 PM May 14th 2010

@gouravc Hey! Life’s pretty good. How are things with you?

1:54 PM May 9th 2010

Detail from Gulaal: A neon light outside Ransa’s house blinks between “Hello There” and “Hell here”.

6:42 PM May 8th 2010

Gulaal. शायद Anurag Kashyap का विश्व स्वरूप।

12:52 AM May 8th 2010

@amit_behera Not fading, just taking a time out. Expect reunion activities to resume in June/July.

4:28 PM May 7th 2010

@rakeshrach Haha. Interesting flick that one, wasn’t it?

2:30 AM May 7th 2010

@rashmiswamy Nicely done. Dying art forms develop a unique charm of their own.

7:36 PM May 6th 2010

@anildavid I saw it on chrome.blogs…st-beta.html[+] the Google Chrome Blog, not MacRumors.

9:37 PM May 5th 2010

@toor_sunny Totally, although that was just a behind-the-scenes. We haven’t seen the finished ad just yet.

9:23 PM May 5th 2010

What happens when a bunch of geeks decide to make an ad:

8:25 PM May 5th 2010

Without further ado, I give to you my very own twitter archive(r):

8:39 PM May 4th 2010

@sumitsharan[+] is an established platform for organising just that kind of funding. Check it out.

2:28 AM May 4th 2010

Permute your command line arguments using brace expansion. Eg: echo {a,b,c}{1,2,3}

(via…u-explained/[+] mentioned on the @devshow)

9:50 PM May 3rd 2010

@rungtaakki I don’t see it. The one titled ‘Tractor’ is your latest addition that’s visible to me.

9:49 PM May 2nd 2010

@rungtaakki What should I be looking for?

9:03 PM May 2nd 2010

@sumitsharan Not a lot of new content if you’ve already seen the 11 Planet Earth episodes, but a must watch if you haven’t.

4:33 PM May 2nd 2010

More on complexity, understanding and mastering simplicity:

3:29 AM May 2nd 2010

I’ve figured it out!

Time taken to launch Firefox = Time it takes to download Chrome.

7:54 PM May 1st 2010

‘Tis the season for personal tweet archivers. Just found out about @graulund’s via @stop.

2:51 AM Apr 28th 2010

@gouravc Holidays are good but strikes are really bad. It’s (disguised?) gundagardi and should be defied.

5:00 PM Apr 27th 2010

It’s all about the users, so /page/2 wins for being familiar and less syntactic. Thanks tweeps.

1:22 AM Apr 27th 2010

@nisheeth going with page/2. Familiar and less syntactic.

7:01 PM Apr 26th 2010

@toor_sunny By that rationale, you shouldn’t be using Gmail, twitter, facebook … etc. Also, tweets are publicly accessible anyway.

5:30 PM Apr 26th 2010

@xAbhishek My weekend project, a twitter archive(r).

1:38 AM Apr 26th 2010

@xAbhishek Agree. I’m leaning on page/2 myself.

1:28 AM Apr 26th 2010


Indecisive. Help!

1:04 AM Apr 26th 2010

Raavan music launch build-up step 21: Re-watch Yuva for the (N+1)th time.

1:29 AM Apr 24th 2010

My facebook account is hanging by a thread, one which might just get severed in a month or two.

4:17 PM Apr 23rd 2010

Rasam, bhindi, dahi, chawal. We go back a long way.

11:26 PM Apr 22nd 2010

Home is ⌘⇧H.

9:00 PM Apr 22nd 2010

@souvikdg Yup, they said they would put it up. Also, I know for a fact it was displayed at the Delhi event.

12:58 PM Apr 22nd 2010

@souvikdg Sweet! Did you spot my Hyderabad photo there?

9:28 AM Apr 22nd 2010

The Knights of Western Ghats: Lion-tailed Macaque by @KalyanVarma

9:38 PM Apr 21st 2010

Worse than seeing a bus leave in front of you? Reaching just before it leaves, only to be refused admission because the bus is full.

1:56 PM Apr 20th 2010

@sumitsharan Not all, just the ones where it makes sense. Place names, for instance?

1:23 AM Apr 19th 2010

@sumitsharan Descriptions are fine when needed, but why no titles?

1:05 AM Apr 19th 2010

@souvikdg Just those 30 seconds!

8:22 PM Apr 17th 2010

I think my neighbours are plotting to kill me.

Either that or they’ve become fans of Beera Beera too by now.

5:52 PM Apr 17th 2010

@oddysee Sounds good. I don’t want to miss qualifying myself.

1:47 PM Apr 17th 2010

7 long days…

12:54 PM Apr 17th 2010

Anyone interested in watching Kick-Ass tomorrow?

1:46 AM Apr 17th 2010

Haunting song of the night: ‘Ash Tray’.

Lyrics: Gulzar;
Composer: Vishal Bhardwaj;
Singer: Deva Sen Gupta;
Album: No Smoking

10:44 PM Apr 16th 2010

“Space in typography is like time in music.” —Robert Bringhurst

1:14 AM Apr 16th 2010

@anildavid Can we expect to see the next great app from your own backyard? :)

2:42 PM Apr 15th 2010

Indie Documentary: Chitrakatha - Indian Comics Beyond Balloons and Panels.

7:32 PM Apr 14th 2010

@5anket 4pm Melbourne time. What’s up?

12:41 PM Apr 13th 2010

@souvikdg Haha… yes, I don’t envy your position. Hopefully not for long. ;-)

1:43 PM Apr 10th 2010

@rakeshrach Multilingual pages are tricky. I prioritised the target user: one who uses the Hindi alphabet, but there’s room for improvement.

6:13 PM Apr 9th 2010

@_karan More to come if I can spare the time.

Any improvements in iPhone OS 4.0?

6:01 PM Apr 9th 2010

@oddysee Ah yes, that is due to an outstanding iPhone OS bug. I’m hoping Apple has fixed it in 4.0.

3:05 PM Apr 9th 2010 now caches literations on browsers that support Web DB. Ping me if you spot any bugs.

12:51 PM Apr 9th 2010

@rakeshrach So good that it puts the majority of current album art to shame.

4:22 AM Apr 9th 2010

@sumitsharan Haha. As ever, ideas are a dime a dozen!

4:16 AM Apr 9th 2010

Great collection of old Bollywood soundtracks, ripped from LPs and accompanied by gorgeous artwork.

6:06 PM Apr 8th 2010

Anyone tried getting their hands dirty with HTML5 client-side storage (localStorage, sessionStorage and/or Web SQL Database)?

6:48 PM Apr 7th 2010

@sourima7 Maybe, or maybe it does. That was an observation from my experiences. Your mileage may vary.

11:28 AM Apr 7th 2010

A great overview of a useful yet oft-ignored CSS property…-techniques/[+] by @nimbupani

11:35 PM Apr 6th 2010

“Music Plagiarism. India. Oh My God!”

4:59 PM Apr 6th 2010

@sourima7 My point is that to return to simplicity, one needs first the ability to identify complexity, and then the skill to break it down.

11:51 AM Apr 6th 2010

@sourima7 Of course one needs to be thorough with the basics. That’s mastery 101!

11:50 AM Apr 6th 2010

@sourima7 So is complexity your goal?

9:31 PM Apr 5th 2010

Only by understanding complexity can one master simplicity.

6:12 PM Apr 5th 2010

@DibakarBanerjee you can say that for both special edition dvds and director commentaries.

6:05 PM Apr 5th 2010

@stormwarning Woops! Thanks for pointing out the mistake. I’ve corrected the spelling.

10:32 PM Apr 4th 2010

@simmy Glad you liked my little tribute to Sagmeister. :)

10:29 PM Apr 4th 2010

Nothing like a long chat with an independent thinker to relax and reinvigorate the mind.

2:44 AM Apr 4th 2010

So many songs to hear, so little time to stay awake.

12:11 AM Apr 1st 2010

@rungtaakki Feb 2008 to April 2010 and counting…

12:38 PM Mar 31st 2010

@rakeshrach People often forget that quick and responsible government action can go a long way in preventing violence. Live example here.

4:38 PM Mar 30th 2010

Smart decision to stop matters getting out of hand and prevent full-scale riots.

2:24 PM Mar 30th 2010

Tonight’s (achieved) target: Reduce agony of visiting[+] by creating a script to archive editorials in plain text.

1:58 AM Mar 29th 2010

Creating a UTF-8 encoded file from Python that is rightly detected by other apps is not at all obvious.
Stole nearly 40 mins of my time!

12:53 AM Mar 29th 2010

What an amazing action packed race this Australian Grand Prix is turning out to be!

4:38 PM Mar 28th 2010

Everyone except Bernie Ecclestone and maybe Felipe Massa hates the Bahrain circuit. Great tracks always produce great races.

10:34 AM Mar 28th 2010

@rungtaakki Wow, you’ve outdone yourself this time! Respect.

10:41 AM Mar 26th 2010

@_karan it’s pathetic really. I’d use the (much faster) spotlight if only the interface wasn’t as horrible.

2:24 PM Mar 24th 2010

It’s 2010 and Safari still hangs up every time I search my bookmarks and/or history.

1:55 PM Mar 24th 2010

@sumitsharan woah! How the hell did you manage that?

1:36 AM Mar 24th 2010

It’s OK not to preach.

12:52 PM Mar 23rd 2010

@ShashiTharoor Cricket, anywhere in India, and neglected? Doesn’t sound right.

3:52 PM Mar 22nd 2010

@rashmiswamy Nice work to you too!

1:32 PM Mar 22nd 2010

@sumitsharan I also like ‘Keh Leh Dil Se’ from the same album and by the same musician+singer.

11:54 PM Mar 21st 2010

@_karan to make the process of screen scraping internet movie overlords a little less painful. :)

3:41 PM Mar 16th 2010

Any volunteers interested in doing some dev work for/with me?

I promise I’ll tell everyone what a great guy/gal you are. :)

10:32 PM Mar 15th 2010

Hey @DibakarBanerjee, will @lsdthemovie get a release down here in Australia?

1:20 PM Mar 14th 2010

@DibakarBanerjee is King! Had forgotten how awesome “Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!” was since misplacing my DVD an year ago.

1:15 AM Mar 12th 2010

And the slacking resumes.

2:23 PM Mar 11th 2010

Surprised at the lack of a menu item to select the ‘Instant Alpha’ tool in Preview.

1:32 PM Mar 10th 2010

number of grids = (page width + gutter) / (grid width + gutter)

1:02 AM Mar 10th 2010

Martin Brundle: “I don’t think Alonso cares who’s in the other Ferrari - he’s not looking for a new best friend.”…./8552722.stm[+]

9:26 PM Mar 9th 2010

Talking to a friend who got her results 3 days back: “So, you’re an MBA now.”

MBA: “Oh yaa! Shit, I completely forgot about that!”

8:38 PM Mar 8th 2010

My MacBook Pro turned 3 yesterday!

1:27 AM Mar 7th 2010

@rungtaakki Did you get a new hard disk?

11:59 PM Mar 6th 2010

Loving the Melbourne hail. Hope it doesn’t lead to a city-wide fail though.

2:19 PM Mar 6th 2010

@benegal What about Australia? When does ‘Road, Movie’ release down under?

4:50 PM Mar 5th 2010

@rungtaakki Yup, was going to go - twice, plans got changed - twice!

11:56 AM Mar 3rd 2010

@rungtaakki Haven’t seen it yet.

11:38 AM Mar 3rd 2010

Completed the most interesting ignored history lesson: India After Gandhi.

12:42 AM Mar 3rd 2010

@sourima7 It was all in the jadoo of the lecturer and not lack of sleep.

5:00 PM Mar 2nd 2010

I’d forgotten just how deeply one can go to sleep in a lecture theatre. What a joy to experience that once again.

10:31 AM Mar 2nd 2010

Movies, movies, movies.

10:14 PM Mar 1st 2010

“Darth just happens to be the baddie here. All the books use Darth as the bad guy. I don’t know why.”

Really? Heard of Lord-fucking-Vader?

4:00 PM Mar 1st 2010

@sumitsharan We’re going to rectify that soon, right?

12:53 AM Feb 28th 2010

@oddysee I nominate Steve Ballmer. He plays a different game but trumps all the other idiots. The Thackerays I see more as evil morons.

2:43 AM Feb 27th 2010

“… बता रही थी कि वह लोग गांव जा रहे हैं।”

“कौन सा गांव?”


1:30 AM Feb 27th 2010

Frustrated (in a good way?) by the inability to follow @dribbble links. Wish they’d go public or someone would invite me already!

1:25 AM Feb 26th 2010

The level of exhaustion after is inversley proportional to my fondness for the job undertaken.

7:20 PM Feb 25th 2010

If there’s only one thing that can be improved about Tweetie 2, please let it be the inbuilt browser.

6:16 PM Feb 25th 2010

@sumitsharan At least you’ve seen the light and decided to return to flickr.

5:16 PM Feb 23rd 2010

@sumitsharan Make us jealous with some awesome photos.

3:20 PM Feb 23rd 2010

Probably 5 years too late, but I’m finally enjoying podcasts on my commutes. Feels like a perfect fit.

3:22 PM Feb 22nd 2010

”[…] Delhi revels in its underbelly without having a belly.”

8:38 PM Feb 21st 2010

@souvikdg @_karan @rakeshrach not really learning Spanish. A Chilean bloke was teaching us select words after a few drinks ;-)

10:39 AM Feb 20th 2010

Learning Spanish essentials. :P

10:31 PM Feb 19th 2010

@salvn I’d say go for tutoring. It’s very interesting, lots of fun and pays well.

10:33 PM Feb 17th 2010

Frozen orange juice tastes weird.

5:51 PM Feb 17th 2010

Damn Murphy and his laws.

3:03 PM Feb 17th 2010

@sumitsharan Have fun and take lots of awesome photos!

6:52 PM Feb 14th 2010

@rashmiswamy Ooh I’ve been wanting to watch that one. Encouraging to hear your positive review.

12:00 PM Feb 14th 2010

Scrubbing through parts of ‘The President is Coming’… one hell of a comedy!

1:18 AM Feb 14th 2010

”.. its not that all good people should belong to us, but instead, we should constitute of only good people.” — @souvikdg

1:12 PM Feb 11th 2010

Had to suffer facebook’s messaging system to ask a few people for their email addresses. Not a pleasant experience.

1:27 AM Feb 9th 2010

Finally watched Pan’s Labyrinth; a beautiful story artfully told.

12:54 AM Feb 8th 2010

That they call it “new media design” tells them nothing and you and me everything. — Jeffery @zeldman in alistapart.c…ingwebdesign[+]

10:05 PM Feb 4th 2010

@rashmiswamy Wow, that nice. Must find out if there’s something similar here in Melbourne. Any idea @rakeshrach ?

10:32 AM Feb 1st 2010

Non-IE users, re-live this and the past 3 three years’ @AustralianOpen draws at

9:38 PM Jan 31st 2010

Me liking the ongoing Australian Open final between Federer and Murray very much.

6:59 PM Jan 31st 2010

Home, alone.

1:43 AM Jan 30th 2010

Fellow F1 peeps:[+]

It’s live now!

8:57 PM Jan 29th 2010

@sumitsharan Women’s Singles final should start around 7 tomorrow night. Men’s Singles final is for sure at 7:30 pm on Sunday.

7:21 PM Jan 29th 2010

‘Accident of Birth’ by Mayank Austen Soofi.[+]

8:09 PM Jan 28th 2010

@sumitsharan I think you’re mixing up artists with celebrities when you talk about bollywood big names.

3:08 PM Jan 28th 2010

@sumitsharan Or maybe I wasn’t clear enough. So yes, the music is really good. ‘Aim Lagaa’ is all right but the rest are all >= 4 stars.

12:30 AM Jan 28th 2010

@sumitsharan You’re asking me that after I mention standout compositions from the album?

12:25 AM Jan 28th 2010

Great ensemble of composers for the Striker soundtrack; standouts include Bhardwaj, Shailendra Barve and Amit Trivedi.…/id350622723[+]

12:06 AM Jan 28th 2010

It’s getting harder for me to do involuntary work with every passing day.

3:11 PM Jan 27th 2010

@rungtaakki Happy Republic Day to you too!

12:13 PM Jan 26th 2010

@achitnis Don’t miss the original short film on which the movie was based.

12:01 AM Jan 26th 2010

Refreshing traditional tunes accompanied by stirring vocals make up a very nice soundtrack for Hazaaron Khwahishen Aisi.

12:41 AM Jan 24th 2010

@wateva Hope other sports are taking note.

10:37 AM Jan 21st 2010

@adipedia Also, I want to shoot the guy who implemented Facebook’s ‘Keep me logged in’ feature.

9:15 PM Jan 20th 2010

The facebook app’s unread message count goes to -1 after I viewed an unread message twice outside network coverage.

4:57 PM Jan 20th 2010

@sumitsharan Only because it was a charity event.

10:38 PM Jan 19th 2010

@rakeshrach That was out of the world! I can only imagine what it must’ve felt like live.

12:31 PM Jan 19th 2010

Loved the opening titles of ‘Up in the Air’.

10:56 PM Jan 18th 2010

Triples at the Australian Open.[+]

3:42 PM Jan 18th 2010

At Rod Laver arena! :D :D

1:21 PM Jan 17th 2010

Haiti fundraiser mixed doubles at Melbourne Park tomorrow for $10 (feat. Federer, Nadal, Djokovic etc). australianop…html?fpos=r1[+]

6:13 PM Jan 16th 2010

@adipedia Not if you’ve going to repeatedly create 5+ versions of your files. SVN plays well with binary data too.

10:14 AM Jan 15th 2010

@adipedia There’s also this game called version control played by svn, mercurial, git etc.

9:24 AM Jan 15th 2010

@rashmiswamy Nope. Where should I be looking?

10:19 AM Jan 13th 2010

@rungtaakki Good luck. Don’t get too nervous or you’ll stiffen up.

10:17 AM Jan 13th 2010

This audio cassette rip of “Khamosh Raat” is depressing me. Someone, anyone, CD rip – PLEASE!

11:21 PM Jan 11th 2010

@rashmiswamy Woah! Would’ve fave’d it if this was on Flickr. Sorry about the chill! :P

12:24 AM Jan 9th 2010

@cshekhar1 AJ is finally useful to the world. :P

5:15 PM Jan 7th 2010

I miss the Halls DC hub already.

11:02 PM Jan 6th 2010

@rungtaakki Who’re the other two?

10:18 PM Jan 6th 2010

Terminal 3, Changi Airport, Singpore.

7:36 AM Jan 5th 2010

Soon I’ll be past security at Kolkata airport, back to Melbourne.


1:11 AM Jan 5th 2010

@sumitsharan go chase excellence! ;-)

8:37 PM Jan 2nd 2010

2 days to go and I start getting that “I’ve stayed here long enough” feeling. Near perfect timing.

6:32 PM Jan 2nd 2010

@rashmiswamy Cheer up, just a few more hours and the year’s over!

12:29 AM Jan 1st 2010