Monthly Archives: July 2008

OSScamp Bengaluru Mobile 2008 OSScamp Bengaluru Mobile 2008 is an unconference, unlike a conventional conference where discussions and panels are arranged beforehand, The unconference lets everyone decide what will be discussed on the day. Obviously like other unconferences it is free but you are expected to participate. If you are in the camp you are expected to share, […]

Unix 101: Listing and reading files and moving between directories

In the last post of this series, we learned about logging in to a Linux box, creating a new non superuser account and start using that. In this post we’ll learn how to start working with files. Creating, deleting and managing files is the reason you use a computer, right ? Unix has a concept […]

Unix 101 – Basic Unix skills

I have a confession to make. I’m a Unix guy, have always been and will always be. I’ve been using Unix for the last 10 years or so and will continue using it for as long as I can. There is something about the simplicity of the unix command line that none of the flashier […]

The Boy Who Left Home to find out about the Shiver

The Boy Who Left Home to find out about the Shiver How many times have you watched FRIENDS, Star Trek, DDLJ or your wedding video. Ever wondered why there are these things that we go back to again and again. The logical reason is that either they are entertaining every time you watch them OR […]

Quick and Cheap North Indian Lunch

Tasty doesn’t mean Expensive One of my favourite things to have for lunch is Chole-Kulchey and if you haven’t stayed in Delhi/Amritsar, in all likelihood, you haven’t tasted the real thing. Sweet…chilly…tangy… utterly delicious food. Do not ever do the mistake of eating this dish anywhere except the North. South/West/East Indians just can’t make it […]

WordPress for iPhone

WordPress is working on a new mobile application for the iPhone. The WordPress for iPhone App is nearly ready to go.  It supports blogs as well as self-hosted blogs running version 2.5.1 or newer. This, I beleive, would be great for technology or news based blogs which would now be able to report […]

Indian Politicians and the Nuclear Deal – The left (and right) of it

The last few days have been pretty exciting for the Indian media. The govt. (or the lack of it) has been making a lot of news lately. The Left and the BJP has been holding press conferences right, left (pun intended) and center (against the central govt., of course) and providing enough fodder for the […]

The Dirty Car index for measuring Pollution !

I’ve been reading a lot on environmental issues lately, or rather a lot is being written about the environment in the media these days. There have been hundreds of articles, videos, blog posts and surveys done to find out the most polluted city in the world and the Indian media is not far behind. In […]

Dilliwalaahs !

Fly You Fools – An Indian Webcomic about Life.

Punjabi Dhaba – Ulsoor, Bangalore

Yes, that is the name of the place. “Punjabi Dhaba” is a no frills place which was recommended by a lot of people and I decided to check it out myself this weekend. The place is a bit tough to find since it looks like a tea stall more than a famous dhaba. While coming […]