Category Archive for 'Personal'

Best Use of Extranet (Basecamp)

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

We use Basecamp to manage work and interact with our clients. We call it our Extranet. My boss has started a little competition (I guess you can call it that) where he will rate its effective use by all the Project Managers and award the one to use it best with a box of Ferrero […]

2-Wheelers Are Below Taj Chandigarh’s Standards

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

Taj Chandigarh is the latest to open from the Taj chain of hotels in India. It is also the first 5-Star hotel in Chandigarh. Since I’d been to the Taj in Mumbai (the oldest and most prestigious one which dates back to 1903) a few times, I had been very excited about the whole deal […]

My Boss Has Brains

Friday, June 17th, 2005

Seriously. One article in Businessweek led to a discussion about retaining talent (hey, we’re a normal company; even we have people walking out). So, he wrote in an email that makes a whole lotta sense to me as a manager. If you’re working in a senior position in any organisation, you will have members of […]


Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

I’ve been down with viral past 2 days. The doc said the particular strain going around incubates for 2 days and then hangs on you for 2 days with sniffles and moderate temperature before sliding down. I got down on Tuesday afternoon so that would mean I got it on Sunday… should have taken care […]

The ‘Help’ Offer Incident

Monday, May 9th, 2005

On the way to office today, I saw a damsel-in-distress pushing a kinetic scooter. The chivalrous in me (and the male) goaded me to go and help. Me: How can I help you? She: No, thanks. Me: Yes, I did say that to the guy who offered me drugs. But how does that help you? […]

Theme – Finally!

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005

When Vinish upgraded to WP 1.5 and then applied a theme, I too gave in and selected this excellent them called Orange Sky by Nao. Had to do some editing of the template files to make a few things working but I like what I have here. I might even keep it for some time. […]

The Razor9

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

So now I’m a contributing member at The Razor9. The razor9 is best described as a ‘collective blog’. A bunch of people, from all over the place, dropping in posts / links / information .. and random thoughts. This was started some time ago by Karan and has been lying in dormancy for most of […]

10 Minutes or Less!

Friday, April 15th, 2005

I have noticed that in work hours, I reply to all my business mail within 10 minutes of receiving them. It has not gone into 11th minute since the last 3 days that I started noticing it. That has to be good by some standard.

And The Ride Down Begins…

Tuesday, April 12th, 2005

Well, two months of a perpetual high at office finally comes to and end today. I’d been receiving positive feedback a bit too continuously and in large enough volumes to make me notice it and wonder what was up. I dreaded the ride down since I hate being target of a pointed finger. Wait! Let […]

Monkey Business

Sunday, March 20th, 2005

I had an amazing experience a few minutes ago. I walk out of the office to go downstairs and what do I see? Three monkeys just outside the glass in the lobby sleeping in a hugging position. I rushed back in, got my phone and shot a small video and 4 pics. You have to […]

So I haven’t…

Sunday, March 20th, 2005

blogged in ages. Thanks for asking. I thought only 2-3 people read it but I guess I’m wrong. Perhaps the logs will tell but I don’t really want to know either. The question “How many?” is best left unanswered. Either way, it was a very different and pleasant feeling when somebody asked me, with a […]

Powered by WordPress 1.5

Saturday, February 26th, 2005

So I finally got some time on my hands and spent the last 30 minutes in backing up the database, the old files and upgrading the blogging software to WordPress 1.5 from 1.2.2. For the uninitiated, no, I did not re-design the blog—the default look of WordPress has changed. Be assued however that I will […]

Flopped Trip & Software in Hindi

Thursday, February 10th, 2005

I was supposed to be in New Delhi yesterday. I had an acquaintance from US going through the city and it was a perfect chance to get to know each other. He’s from my profession too and well, I admit, part of the zeal to meet up stemmed from a greed that something might come […]

Mr. Aggressive Personality

Friday, February 4th, 2005

Of all the strange things one hears and is subjected to, my most recent encounter has been with two people who’ve more or less said the same thing on the same day. Typical of law of averages, things happen in clusters and I’ve had 2 incidents of the same thing within today. I’ll paraphrase what […]

My First Vote

Friday, February 4th, 2005

I cast my first vote ever today. A citizen becomes eligible for voting on attaining the age of 18. It has been 8 years since and in the numerous elections that have gone by, I’ve not been able to vote because I was not a registered voter. This time, when the Assembly (State) elections came […]

HDD Soup

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

One of the reasons I wasn’t actively blogging was the increased workload caused by failure of my primary 120G HDD that I use as my data storehouse in my PC. One day it was working fine, and suddenly the system blue-screened and WinXP told me it had done this to protect my data. Jokes aside […]

Return to 0.5k(b) SPAM

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

So today I return to my blog and find 512 comments. These had accumulated in the last few days of my blogabsence. All SPAM. All deleted. Can’t help but notice the coincidence of the number. For most part, I found it amusing (though the sheer amount of clicking required to get rid of all the […]

Link Dumps – Individual Vs Regular Consolidated Lists

Monday, December 20th, 2004

Going through my blog today, I noticed many of my posts are nothing but individual link dumps—suggesting a link blog. It’s not one and will never be. Individual link posts are useless. They get lost in the clutter. Nobody remembers the posts, and the title/description used could be witty enough to be something that has […]

Name Modified

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

I have changed the title of my blog. Why I did it and why I did what I did.

Vini-S – New Blogger!

Friday, December 3rd, 2004

My good friend Vinish is also a blogger now. Check out Vinish’s Blog.