Category: Life

Echo and Uma

Echo, Pathu and Uma

We introduced Uma to Pathu and Echo on day one, and she has grown up with them since then. Echo and Pathu have been friendly to people and toddlers even before Uma. So it wasn’t difficult to introduce Uma to them, even though she was the youngest baby they had met. It’s also the first time they are living with a human baby. Their relationship is that of siblings.

Be Nice

Be Nice to everyone is the first thing I say to every team member I have worked with, professionally or personally, so much so that it is part of the code of conduct at DataMeet and other places. But as I meet more folks, I see that people think being nice is a weakness and...

ನಾಗರತ್ನ ಸ್ಮಾರಕ ಅನುದಾನ - Nagarathna Memorial Grant

NMG – 2024 – Results

Finally, I am on time this year, and the results are here. There were 350+ applications this year. I spent a lot of time in the last two weeks reading and filtering them. There were many eligible and exciting applications, but I am limited by our total funds. Thanks to friends for pitching in. This year’s total grant amount is 2,90,000. Kids scholarship of 1 Lakh is outside the initial budget that I had allocated for NMG. So its more like the base NMG is now 2 Lakhs, rest of it came from friends of NMG.


I am not a routine person; I have never been. But the arrival of Uma into my life has changed that a bit. It isn’t like my life was unorganized or off schedule before Uma. But I could do many random tasks on any given day, sleep anytime, etc. Along with very planned...