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Tracking Happiness

A friend of mine Anu has this popular question to ask when she meets us “What am I proud of and grateful for?”. It’s an interesting question. While answering it last time, I realized its a proxy question for asking how happy am I. I don’t know what Anu thinks but I will...

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ನನ್ನ ಕನ್ನಡ ದಿನ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ

ನಮ್ಮನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮೊದಲಿಂದಲೂ ಕನ್ನಡ ದಿನ ಹಾಗು ವಾರ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಗಳನ್ನು ಕೊಳ್ಳುವ ಹಾಗೂ ಓದುವ ಹವ್ಯಾಸ ಇತ್ತು. ಸುಧಾ, ತರಂಗ, ಲಂಕೇಶ್ ಮುಂತಾದ ವಾರಪತ್ರಿಕೆಗಳ ಜೋತೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ಪ್ರಭ, ಶಾಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹಿಂದೂ, ಟೈಮ್ಸ್ ಆಫ್ ಇಂಡಿಯಾ, ಪ್ರಜಾವಾಣಿ ಇನ್ನೂ ಮುಂತಾದವು. ಸಮಯ ಬದಲಾದಂತೆ, ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯು ಬದಲಾಯಿತು. ನಂತರ ವಿಜಯ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಬಂತು. ಈಗ ಸದ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ ವಿಜಯವಾಣಿ ಓಡುತ್ತಿದೆ ನನ್ನ ತಾಯಿ ಮನೇಲಿ. ನನ್ನ ಮದುವೆ ನಂತರ ಕನ್ನಡ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ ತರಿಸುವ ಜವಾಬ್ದಾರಿ ನನ್ನ ಮೇಲೆ ಬಿತ್ತು....

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CouchDB is my personal BaaS

My various small term and long-term projects need database. As of now I have used various kinds of RDBMS like Postgres, SQLite, NoSQLs like Mongo and Redis. All these four are great and have made me really productive. All four databases are open source and they cover all my requirements as of now....

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Book: Free Thought and Official Propaganda

Delivered as a speech as part of Conway Memorial Lectures at South Place Institute on 24 March 1922. This essay by Bertrand Russell a British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic is very relevant even today. In this essay/speech Russel talks about the challenges for free-thought and free-speech in the context of raising...

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Obsessed with Einstein

For a long time I was scared to read Einstein. Most of my physics reading was Richard Feynman’s essays. I think its more to do with his life and character than the physics itself. If I remember properly I read A Brief History of Time when I was in college. That’s the closest...

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Book: An Atheist with Gandhi

It’s an interesting book to read. Written by Goparaju Ramachandra Rao nicknamed Gora about his experience of living at Sevagram and his conversations around atheism with Gandhi. It’s interesting because Gandhi is a super-believer and Gora is an atheist. Gora is an interesting personality. He along with his wife were the founders of...