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ComicCon 2012: Delhi

February 19th, 2012

I just spent half a day at ComicCon 2012 in Delhi today. That’s the annual Comics convention and celebration, held for the second time in India. Here is a link to some photos with descriptions of the event. ComicCon 2012

Do I want to be on the web anymore?

February 19th, 2012

Anonymous web. Anonymous ftp. No one really wanted to know who you were. If you wanted to identify yourself it was even more cool to use a pseudonym. Today, you are being profiled with such fine-grained control on the web, it’s scary.

Note to Self: A Whole New Galaxy of Creativity

January 23rd, 2012

At last, the first smart phone for creative people is here: The Samsung Galaxy Note. Circle This What is the one, exclusive, killer-feature of the Samsung Galaxy Note that endears it, right out of the box, to creative professionals like me? The pure simplicity with which I can open any web-design or user-interface screen, encircle […]

I’m Hiring. Are You Looking For A Web-Designer Job?

November 6th, 2011

Am looking for a web-designer to work full-time with me. You should be young and hard-working, and you wish to work with me because you love design and the web. Web-Designer (1 or 2 openings) You’re going to work on some rather exciting projects in: Website design Web user-interface design Your Location of Work: South […]

I’m Hiring. Do You Understand Design?

August 2nd, 2011

I’m looking for a graphic-designer willing to work with me full-time. You should be young, hard-working, and you wish to work and grow because you love design. You are going to work with me at the cuttin’-edge of design, as we move away from the creative restrictions of the 20th century, into the brave new-world […]

Living In A Trance-port: Life in Delhi

January 30th, 2011

Saturday-afternoons in Delhi are beautiful in January, especially with the golden sunshine of winters, and less traffic. So, like on most lazy Saturday afternoons, took my six-year-old on a trip to his library in my car. The distance from Greater Kailash 2 to his library in South Extension is six kilometres (3.7 miles). As we […]

The Dangers of Listening to Osho

January 17th, 2011

Osho has a tendency, where something he says, usually a long time ago, hammers home. Stays and grows with you, like a thorn in the side. First you take no note of it, as it sounded fun and casual back then, and at best forgotten. Then you discover it stays there as a harmless residue. […]

How to Quickly Make Paper Texture in GIMP

December 28th, 2010

Realistic paper-textures! They look so cool in the background of sophisticated website designs, mobile-applications, desktops, in brochures and print-production design, and for interesting user-interface design. Better than using just a plain white background, or a background with black-to-white gradients that often remind me of retro-1980s design. I prefer realistic-looking paper that is subtle, and use […]

Sync Your Mobile while Saying Bye-Bye to MS Outlook

August 13th, 2010

I just bought myself a Samsung Wave mobile, a stunningly beautiful phone with engineering that’s even more delightful. I had my wallet out of my pocket, seconds away from buying a Nokia E72, when I spotted the Samsung Wave. Wallet back in my pocket, went home to research if the Wave is as promising as […]

Navigating with Stars Far into My Mind

June 2nd, 2010

Ancient algorithms in my contemporary world Sometimes, late into the night when I enter my bedroom, I find it plunged pitch-black in total darkness. The experience is rather delightful. The sense of space suddenly disappears. I don’t know what’s ahead, above, sideways, or below. I just know I am there but I can’t see anything […]

My Flight into Music

March 2nd, 2010

‘Flight’ is a music-track I composed, arranged, mixed and produced in 2007. The music emerged towards the end of an intense three years of active meditations. ‘Flight’ is authored using 100% Free and OpenSource Software (FOSS). More specifically, used a Linux-based OS, called UbuntuStudio. Excerpts from ‘Flight’ were later used as background music for a […]

Bird’s Eye-view: To Bee or Not to Bee Saving Tigers.

February 11th, 2010

Mobile-Towers May Be Endangering Species of Birds Across India and Threatening Bees. How do you poach customers in a battle for survival and marketshare? An Indian mobile-telephony company, Aircel, may have hit upon a new idea for big-game hunting. Aircel has partnered with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) India, in a strategic campaign to save […]

The New ‘Avatar’ of Mysticism

December 28th, 2009

Look carefully. The Na’vi people portrayed in James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ sit cross-legged on the ground, hold hands, and rotate their bodies from their bellies in a circular movement. All this in a deeply-meditative trance under the guidance of their chief Shaman and High-Priestess. Mandala Meditation The sequence closely resembles an actual technique of meditation, devised […]

My Travel Map

December 1st, 2009

View my profile Create your own travel map or travel blog Deals on cheap flights at TripAdvisor

Really Bad Parenting Advice is Good.

September 4th, 2009

Whew! I’ve finally made it to ‘Really Bad Parenting Advice’. Am sure when my kid grows up he’ll be real proud of me. Check this out: this cheeky website’s used a photo of me telling a dinosaur story to my little kid, with a hilarious twist. ReallyBadParenting.Com Reminds me of the Calvin & Hobbes cartoon […]

“Genesis Takes Place Continually in Nirvana” – Physicist Dr. Michio Kaku

August 26th, 2009

Physics in the 21st century is finally beginning to speak the language of mysticism. Dr. Michio Kaku is an American theoretical physicist, who speaks of Science unravelling not one, but several universes, or ‘multiverses’. The first time I heard this term and its explanation was not in this century, but the previous, and not from […]

Bodhisattva in the Metro

August 17th, 2009

Here I am on a manic Monday, only to discover the best way is also the greatest way to start every day. Watch the video in your office cubicle with the sound-volume turned way up.

Speaker-fee for Academia

August 6th, 2009

Effective from 21 March 2014, please note my new conditions for delivering talks, and conducting seminars and workshops for academia within India: Speaker-fee within the National Capital Region (NCR): Rs 7,500 for each talk between 45 to 90 minutes. Speaker-fee beyond the NCR in India: Rs 15,000 for upto the first 180 minutes, per day. […]

How You May Fight Unwanted and Spam SMS-Text Messages

July 28th, 2009

Are you fed up of receiving unwanted sms-text messages on your mobile-phone? Have you received any within the last 24 hours? If your answer is yes, your problem is far deeper than you’d like to acknowledge. Harassment For instance, do you realize with each passing day, the menace of unwanted SMSes bombarding your mobile-phone is […]

Quantum Compass in Birds’ Eyes, And More.

June 24th, 2009

There’s more to vision than meets the eye. Especially our eyes. Since more than fifteen years, I have just read, researched, and absorbed anything that helps me understand vision, colors, and ultimately, perception. I just find it so fascinating and mysterious. My workshops on digital color, digital typography, or digital sound, and more recently, digital […]

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