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Regular customer

Regular customer

After an initial week of struggle and occasional no-show, we have comfortably settled down with Doodhwala for our daily milk supply. Given our Bengaluru-outskirts disadvantage, there are not too many options for daily delivery of milk, and finding a consistent and predictable source is helpful. The way Doodhwala works, we need to fill money in its online wallet and place… Read more →

Simply put

Simply put

This is a remarkable observation from Dan. The reference is about Salvador’s Dali’s famous painting (the one on top). There’s a term “ELI5” (Explain Like I’m 5) that was made popular via Reddit where two people attempt to explain difficult concepts to preschoolers. There is also a very famous book series called ‘Introducing…’ from Icon Books (they have a fantastic… Read more →

Online vs. Offline of brand-sponsored freebies

Online vs. Offline of brand-sponsored freebies

Yet another freebie with our regular purchase. The kids were intrigued by the idea. They tried it with lukewarm water, and Virat Kohli was mildly visible, much to their delight. The whole thing reminded me of hoax messages in the adult world – seeing the shape of Jesus in random unconnected things, Ganesha’s statue secreting milk etc. 🙂 With really… Read more →

Civic sense by public-shaming, courtesy Virat Kohli

Civic sense by public-shaming, courtesy Virat Kohli

A recap, before I begin. Virat Kohli posted—on Twitter and Instagram—a brief video of his wife, Anushka Sharma, telling someone off for throwing garbage from the car window, on the road (car windows rolled down, with Virat’s phone video pointed first at her, and then at the person in the back seat of the adjacent car) looking at a stranger… Read more →

Elon Musk, Neil Gaiman and the burden of unintended consequences of a large follower base on Twitter

Elon Musk, Neil Gaiman and the burden of unintended consequences of a large follower base on Twitter

So Elon Musk and Neil Gaiman had a twete-a-twete earlier today. Specifically, Elon was trying to make his point on a damaging article by a journalist who has been anti-Musk and has been deleting tweets where she was abrasive anti-Musk (leaving only those where she was sensibly anti-Musk). During the time when he was trying to defend himself and actively… Read more →

India through the eyes of the British, almost a century ago, in a bungalow built by the British!

India through the eyes of the British, almost a century ago, in a bungalow built by the British!

I loved the stay at Valparai’s Sinna Dorai Bungalow. We have been planning a trip to Valparai since 2013, but it finally materialized only now. It is a heritage bungalow, almost a century old and every piece of furniture and carefully collected item placed inside it tells a story! While the trek in the emerald green tea estate was an… Read more →

Food for thought on Freshmenu's magazine, Food For Thought

Food for thought on Freshmenu’s magazine, Food For Thought

I tried FreshMenu’s Dragon Noodles with Veggie Dumplings 2 weeks ago, while in office, and loved it. I immediately made a note to order it once at home since my wife and son would love it too. So, last Sunday, we ordered lunch from FreshMenu and yes, everyone loved the dragon noodles. While delivering the order, the delivery person also… Read more →