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Short Stories, Short Essays on coding, philosophy, education and life in general
Created 07 Feb 2020
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  • Product thinking
    21 Oct 20211 day ago • 3 min read
    You may have an idea for making a product. You may build a version of it. But unless you have a chance to continuously work on it, it dies on the way. To make your product live you need people paying ...
  • Breadth vs. Depth
    16 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Our lives are large swathes of events that are of no particular significance and small number of meaningful things. If I ask you to look back from whatever age you are and tell the most important even...
  • Red pill or Blue pill?
    10 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    When we have a problem, we try to solve them by some way, often the simple way. Over time we find problems with the way we solve it and then find ways to fix the fix we did originally. We continue to ...
  • Accepting within
    07 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    Every conflict is multi-faceted. Whether you have a conflict within your home or office or the reams of conflicts that you get to know about from News about your place, people, country or the world. E...
  • Gold mines
    30 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    When you fix a broken wall in your house, you will think about the cables running inside them. The electric wiring, sanitation, television cables etc. Your contractor will normally work out the detail...
  • feeling free
    28 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    You fret when you lose something. You buy an expensive car and somewhere you get into an accident and you feel bad about it. You break with a friend over a silly issue and you are soaked in sorrow. A ...
  • Asimov's foundation
    23 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    How will we look as a species one thousand years from now ? If you go by the last one thousand years of human history, we can easily say that a large number of people have seen better life, due to sci...
  • Inflationary habits
    09 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Lot of people begin poor. They get educated and then they find a way to make money. They end up becoming very picky and choosy about how they live their life. Right from spending money on clean water,...
  • Fix the Quality.
    04 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    I would like to put forth some general observations related to the Quality of Education in India. Specifically the Science and Engineering streams. It is true that we have millions of Engineers and Sc...
  • Software is written for people
    03 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Every software product we develop begins with some idea of its use by some human user directly or indirectly. Long ago, when I was developing a device driver for a Communication protocol called ATM (A...
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