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BizConf and Agile2009

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

A quick post to let all of you know (ok, the 5 of you who read my blog know) , that I will be in US for a long trip. Ok, it’s only two weeks, but that’ll be the longest I’ll be away from home, in these last few years.

I will be in San Francisco from 12th to 19th August, meeting the cofounder of my new venture and generally meeting up clients and friends. I will post more details on the new venture when I am back.

From SF, I will go to Florida, to attend the BizConf. I am really looking forward to this promising conference. I will tweet and blog about my experience there and share my learning with all of you.

From Florida, I will be off to Chicago for a long conference - Agile2009. I look forward to learn a lot at this conference too. We use agile development methodologies at VinSol and I have so many questions related to all the aspects - be it “Planning Poker”, “Iteration Lengths”, “Development Contracts” , “Maintenance Contracts” etc - I am prepared to pick the brains of all the experts who are coming there.
I want to be able to apply all that learning to improve the experience of working with VinSol for our clients as well as all our team members. Again, I will tweet and blog about the learning there, too.

Anybody reading this post who is also attending these conferences or is in that area - and interested in meeting up - please let me know.

A political and spiritual leader is an oxymoron

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

I am subscribed to an email list run by Bob Proctor, which sends an “Insight of the day” email daily and this is what I received today:


“Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large.”

Mahatma Gandhi
1869-1948, Indian Political and Spiritual Leader

What caught my attention was not the quote, but the honorific attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, Indian Political and Spiritual Leader . In the present times, this would be described as oxymoronic.
How can a political leader in India (maybe the world) be even remotely spiritual. Before you nudge me to get into politics to correct the situation, let me confess that I am trying to run a business and be spiritual.
Politics…. someday…. maybe… who knows. Ask Shiv Khera.

back in action

Monday, November 20th, 2006

Our second daughter was born on 30th October. It was a Cesarean delivery and my wife took some time to recover, particularly from the anaesthesia’s side effects.
So I was kinda busy and hence no blog post for almost a month.

Here are the two lovely ladies. (Kuhu and Khushi)

BTW if you have been resisting the temptation to buy a Reliance AirCard, like I had been for almost an year, I would say “Go for it”. I bought one before my wife was admitted to the hospital. I could remain in business even while I was at the hospital with my wife. The connectivity and the speed were good enough for me to get some work done, and not just check emails.

kijiji: classified site with a clean interface

Friday, July 14th, 2006

I am searching for a new office space…. and i landed up at kijiji.

Kijiji is a new venture within eBay, created by a small team ofentrepreneurial employees. We’re working hard to spread the word andrespond to your needs. We’d love to hear from you!

The site is clean, intutive and best of all offers a RSS feed for search. And has the option to skype the advertiser.

India: A Nation of GuineaPigs

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

Wired has an article about another form of outsourcing, drug trials. Read about it here

the man who never sleeps.

Friday, February 24th, 2006

This man hasn’t slept once in the last 33 years

I wish i could sleep 1 hour less every night.