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Chicken Soup for the Armchair Revolutionary

Chicken Soup for the Armchair Revolutionary

By on April 10, 2014

Was watching a popular Marathi news channel y’day after long time. Medha Patkar was being interviewed. What a lady! 30 years of struggle against all kinds of injustice. As usual humble, down to earth, calm, composed and articulate. Her dedication

Rocket Science and the Rat Race

Rocket Science and the Rat Race

By on April 10, 2014

Was watching Satyamev Jayate’s episode on corruption. There wasn’t much in it that I didn’t know. But the theme of every Indian being a millionaire struck some chords. Pity that I didn’t know I was born rich as an Indian.

Principles not Persons

Principles not Persons

By on April 10, 2014

Was watching a TV debate on an important issue. In couple of minutes, the panelists started doing Tu-Tu Main-Main. One said “2002” other said “1984”, One said “Ashok Chavan” the other said “Yeddurappa” and it went on and on and

iPad in Education

iPad in Education

By on January 15, 2012

Since the iPad has launched I have seen a surge of educational apps that make the iPad, the perfect device for education. Apple eventually saw this trend and started promoting education category just like games category (in US app store).

Siri : The future is here.

Siri : The future is here.

By on October 12, 2011

For years, I have tried to talk to computers and I have realized that they simply don’t get it. I have tried over a dozen of desktop and mobile apps to see if computers understand what I say. Apps from

I dream of a new India

I dream of a new India

By on August 28, 2011

Indians were on the verge of loosing their patriotism. Most smart Indians have flown their mother land, mainly because they have given up on India. After a long long time, behind Anna’s voice, all Indians have came together to say

How Steve Jobs helped me.

How Steve Jobs helped me.

By on August 25, 2011

Until 2006 I was pretty much a PC guy with a Nokia phone. Co-incidently in that same year, I bought my first laptop. It was Dell. (It still works fine. Although it got repaired by Dell on four occasions, in

The Emergence of Android App Stores.

The Emergence of Android App Stores.

By on August 8, 2011

I am forced to write this article. For over two years since the launch of Android Market by Google, a huge number of competing Android markets have emerged. And almost everyday, yes everyday, I get an email asking to launch

The problem with developing for tablets other than iPad

The problem with developing for tablets other than iPad

By on August 7, 2011

Since the launch of iPad one and half years ago, a lot of competing tablets have arrived in market. BB Playbook, Samsung Galaxy Tab, HP TouchPad, Motorola XOOM and several other Android tablets. While Android phones has surpassed iPhone’s growth

Lifehacker features ‘My Data Usage Pro’ as ‘app of the day’.

Lifehacker features ‘My Data Usage Pro’ as ‘app of the day’.

By on July 19, 2011

I am super excited to announce that Lifehacker has featured our “My Data Usage Pro” as ‘App of the day’. My Data Usage Pro is a simple utility app that enables you to count every last byte you download and