Monthly Archives: October 2008

George Restaurant and Bar – Panaji, North Goa

George specializes in Goan cuisine and sea food … how do I know ? Well … a) It says so on the banner b) I’ve had the food and IT IS awesome c) All the locals eat there. One can always be sure that the food is good if the restaurant is always packed and […]

Convert youtube videos online for free

I have a confession to make. I LOVE youtube. So ? Whats so great about it, you ask ? Everyone loves youtube. Well, yes and no. Everyone likes to spend time on youtube, watch a dozen videos everyday and then move on. I, on the other hand, actually like some of those videos enough that […]

Will Open Source survive the economic crisis

Will it ? Conventional logic would say, Yes ! I mean, Open Source is free, right ? Everyone should infact be only using Open Source in an economic crisis. Well, Andrew Keen doesn’t think so and he’s on Slashdot right now for thinking the way he does. Now, Andrew is entitled his opinion and all […]

Hyper-V vs. ESXi – Response to techtarget’s article

So, I was reading this article which talks about the advantages of MS Hyper-V over VMware ESXi and I’m amazed at the FUD that Microsoft has been spreading. I don’t usually write about virtualization over at this blog, but this I just have to clear. It is quite clear from the article that the author, […]

Back From Vacation

This is a quick note to let all visitors know that I’m back from my vacation in Goa and just haven’t been able to update this blog since then. Work as usual has been taking most of my time but I intend to get back to updating this blog regularly as soon as I can […]

Off to Goa for the weekend

The long weekend that is. Tomorrow and Friday is a holiday in most places in India on account of the Festival of Dasara. Am off to the coastal state of Goa. Yummy seafood and cold beer is what awaits me. I will not be posting at all while I’m gone. Expect an update with lots […]

Riding on the clouds – Panchgani

My first visit to Panchgani (and Mahabaleshwar) was also my first real ride on my new Motorcycle, the Royal Enfield Thunderbird. This was back in 2004 and I still remember the planning I put in for that. Of course, I was new to Pune and didn’t know anything about any highway around the city and […]

Friday Linkfest #3

Welcome to the Third edition of the Friday Linkfest. Read on for the best of the web :-) Travel World’s top 10 trekking destinations The adventures of Wan Must read for anyone who likes to ride on two wheels. Roopkund Trek Flickr stream of a friend who just came back after completing the Roopkund trek. […]

The Politics of Indian Politics

One of the good things about being a blogger is that I can always pen down(keyboard down ?) my thoughts whenever I want to. I can write about a subject and give my opinion on it. Hell, I think even having an opinion is one of the greatest benefits of blogging. Those who know me, know […]

Pune di Biryani

Because of the fact that Pune has a sizeable Parsi as well as Biryani population, Pune also has a lot of really nice Biryani places. When one thinks of biryani in Pune, a couple of places pop up immediately – Dorabjee’s, Blue Nile, George just to name a few. This post is my take on […]