I came across this interesting article "10 Basic Programming Principles Every Programmer Must Follow" and it made me write this blog which I had been contemplating for a long long time. The article talks about best practices in coding, but what I want to write about is what I learnt from Software Programming in general... Continue Reading →
Just for fun
Murphy's First Law for Wives: If you ask your husband to pick up five items at the store and then you add one more as an afterthought, he will forget two of the first five. Kauffman's Paradox of the Corporation: The less important you are to the corporation, the more your absence is noticed. The... Continue Reading →
Books and Lectures: Economics
I am starting this "Books and Lectures" thread to write about good books and lectures that help learning new concepts, subjects. I don't want to list pure academic books (i.e. course material) as far as possible because they are boring and difficult to read. I will try to mention resources that are interesting and/or easy... Continue Reading →
पु. ल. देशपांडे यांचे (कथित) स्फूट
हे स्फूट पु. ल. देशपांडे यांच्या नावाने सध्या प्रसारमाध्यमात फिरत आहे. माझ्या वाचनात तरी हे आलेले नव्हते, त्यामुळे खरे कोणी लिहीले आहे माहाती नाही... —————————————————— "ही लिंबू-पारवा कॉम्बिनेशनची साडी कशी वाटतिये?" बायकोनी विचारलं... "लिंबू... आणि पारवा...? हे रंग आहेत...?" माझा प्रश्न... "बरं, ही जाऊ दे... ती श्रीखंडी कशी आहे?"... बायकोचा प्रतिप्रश्न... "श्रीखंडी?... नको... चिकट असेल..."... Continue Reading →
This Diwali…Counter begins
Today Is Day Zero!
संस्कृत / Sanskrit: Fake supporters vs Real students
Advent of Social Media has “transformed” (Using this word sarcastically. Everything that is being done these days is Transformation!) people from "dumb and lazy" to "dumber and lazier" lot. It is so easy to click a “Like” or “Retweet” or hit “Forward” and propagate (or make “viral”) any non-sense propaganda without bothering to validate, authenticate... Continue Reading →
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) – Archive
I just created an Archive on Demonetization - the so-called "surgical strike" on Black Money in India. There was another "masterstroke", a "bold and massive reform" a "game changer" since Demonetization - The Goods and Services Tax (GST). Everything that the current Government does is touted as a Game Changer (I wrote a blog on... Continue Reading →
Demonetization – Archive
Yesterday (8th October 2017) we completed 11 months of #Demonetization; and now we are into the 12th month. We'll complete 1 year of Demonetization on 8th November 2017 and there is bound to be a lot of debate on whether Demonetization was successful or not, and to what extent (and at what cost). I have... Continue Reading →
This is a memorable week for me! 7 long years! 3rd October was a memorable day! So was 4th October - a very special day. And then 6th October. My life changed after that and it would never be the same again... And things stop with these memories...