The Uber and Ola menace nobody seems to talk about

It’s more than 3 years now since I wrote my blogpost on my Uber cabs experience in Delhi. Ever since then, the post became wildly successful (my referral code was used to the extent that I did not have to pay for taxi’s for more than a year) and so did Uber and other companies. […]

Simple trick to make your Uber rides safe

In light of the recent rape case of an urban metrosexual girl by an Uber cabbie and the rumors following the incident about the lack of verification records etc., here’s an easy way to keep yourself protected against such incidents from happening in future: When you’re looking for a cab, don’t book it yourself. Ask […]

Investing in reusable knowledge

Reusable knowledge is knowledge that can be re-applied and reused in a different situation, to solve a similar problem again. Let’s take an example. Case 1: Mr. X is a programmer at a software company. Mr. X learns how to tune Apache and MySQL to handle 10x more traffic during a surge. Mr. X invested […]

What is Engineering, asked my little sister

My little cousin who was then still in her last year of school asked me “What is engineering”? Being a computer science engineer, I explained her- “Computer science has several different areas. They teach you everything there, from computer hardware, to software, to project management, coding, web development, artifical intelligence, data structures, math etc.” So […]

Introducing, ClipPod!

After many years of “thinking”, “considering” and “planning”, I finally had the guts to leave my day job and my higher-than-usual salary to take up the journey of my dreams – Starting my own company. I will leave the journey bit for another post (and that will be quite a lengthy one!) but here’s what […]

Learning to code from scratch – The right way

Do you want to learn how to code? It’s mind boggling how many people come to me to learn programming expecting to “build and launch an app” in 4 weeks. Trust me, it won’t happen. Surely you can copy-paste stuff, steal or clone something that’s already there. But building something from ground up needs solid […]

My experience with Uber Cabs in Delhi

Uber Cabs has created such a hype of an ultra glam, ultra luxurious cab service that’ll be at your service at the click of a button. You imagine a long black limo with a driver in uniform, ready to salute you when you arrive, greet and pickup your luggage and drop you wherever you demand. […]

Charge your phone with a USB port fitted inside your car

There are moments when you’re running out of battery on your smartphone and there is no charging socket in sight. I’ve finally found a way to charge all my portable gadgets in the car, without having to buy individual car chargers for each brand/model of products I buy. The car charger is USB based. The […]

Tata Sky Plus HD Review

Tata Sky has been offering 3 different kinds of set-top boxes since a while, which include Tata Sky+ (with recording but no HD), Tata Sky HD (with HD but no recording) and a bare bones (no recording, no HD) option as well. The reason I chose not to upgrade from my bare-bones box was because […]

Consider 3G services when switching operators under MNP

Mobile Number Portability has been launched in India and it’ll give a lot of mobile subscribers the freedom to change their mobile operators while retaining their number. Most people have given reasons like “bad service”, “expensive” etc. for switching operators but one more important factor to consider is whether your new operator has a 3G […]