Category Archives: reflections

A month away from twitter

I had mentioned a month ago that I would be indulging in a social-network detox experiment by not logging on to twitter and gtalk for a month. I couldn’t stay off gtalk since from time to time I had to … Continue reading

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My encounters with rAmAyaNa

My mother taught me alphabets long before I joined school in 1988. So, when I was between the ages 2.5 and 3.5 I had learnt how to write my A,B,C’s. The earliest memory from my life that I can recollect … Continue reading

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Quitting my Job and restarting my education

I quit my job as a Linux Kernel Engineer at IBM on July 20th 2010 to enroll for the Integrated Ph.D program in Computer Science at the Chennai Mathematical Institute. I will be working in the area of Theoretical Computer … Continue reading

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The New Race

A tired athlete comes back to his locker after a long day of practice. He sits in his room, sipping some water. It had been a tiring day. He knows that it was to be the last of it’s kind. … Continue reading

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The Earth Hour – From light to darkness.

This afternoon, I received quite a few emails about the “Earth Hour”. Mostly forwards from friends and relatives and corporations such as HSBC, asking me to pledge my support for this cause. The text in one of the e-mails ran … Continue reading

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IPL Season 2: Famous Last Words

A month back, before this year’s great Indian cricketing Circus Began, I made a few predictions the teams involved. About the finalists of this season, I had said, Though I will be rooting for Royal Challengers Bangalore throughout the tournament,  … Continue reading

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Flashback: Linux and moi

Quick takes: India leads the 7 match series 4-0. Dhoni’s Dashers do it again. Poker has become the new favourite game here at Civilization.inc If a team loses the match due to losing the toss, can you use the phrase … Continue reading

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