Chirag Desai

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2019-08-20: It’s one thing to use a bunch of images in your email signature. It’s entirely another to use an …

2019-06-25: Part II of my conversation with Lucas Skrobot on Own The Future where we continue our chat about …

2019-06-19: Lucas Skrobot (Own The Future) was kind enough to invite me to talk about what drove me to …

2019-06-03: A Desai is on stage! #WWDC

2019-04-22: Giving up on a long-standing friendship is very, very hard to do. But sometimes, you’ve just …

2019-04-07: Always good to get a comment in, especially on local podcast trends :) The rise of podcast culture …

2019-04-04: Waaaay off base, buddy.

2019-03-23: There was something that attracted me to The OA when it first came out and that’s been more than …

2019-03-19: There’s a new vurger in town.

2019-02-12: On the most recent episode of Savvy Talk, we talk about the power of audio. I expect I’ll have …

2019-02-06: Spotify acquires Gimlet and Anchor! Holy sh1t. Spotify PR: [Spotify] today announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to …

2019-01-29: At least someone is still trying to write good release notes. Thanks Careem for the morning smile.

2019-01-29: The Triangle may have printed its last issue ever The Triangle Editorial Board: For over 90 years, The Triangle has dropped a new issue in stands …

2019-01-23: The top 10 fastest growing cities in the world are all in India World Economic Forum: According to research institute Oxford Economics, all the top 10 …

2019-01-15: The story behind Dubai’s first food tour company, on the latest Tales of the Trade: 🎙

2018-12-19: Our highlights from the season thus far (and fun season giveaways for our UAE listeners!) on the …

2018-12-05: From a city often accused of not having enough culture, the story of a locally grown and yet one of …

2018-11-27: Such a lovely video by John Lewis & Partners this season, featuring Elton John. Simple, …

2018-11-27: On the latest episode of Tales of the Trade, how shutting down their restaurant taught the Al Awadhi …

2018-11-08: This week, a story from a slightly past life when I was a dedicated food blogger, and came across My …

2018-10-30: Crap. starts inspecting bank accounts

2018-10-30: Let’s go iPad Pro!

2018-10-24: I’ve been a regular and observed Bull & Roo’s cafes and restaurants grow over the past 3 …

2018-10-18: Happy Dussehra to everyone celebrating! Keep that light shining :)

2018-10-10: This turned out to be one of the best stories I’ve had the opportunity to cover. This week’s Tales …

2018-10-04: Gorgeous scale lego model of Apple Park by Spencer Rezkalla. (via @gruber)

2018-09-25: Excited to finally unveil Tales of the Trade! Episode 1 covers the story of a multi-million dirham …

2018-09-20: Excited to be a part of Dubai’s first ever Podcasts Forum on September 29 to mark …

2018-09-20: Was great catching up in person for the first time with the rest of the @amaeya podcasting family 🎙 …

2018-09-19: Trust me to put together an event while a fairly massive cricket match is ongoing all of 10 mins …

2018-09-13: 🙏 #GaneshChaturthi

2018-09-12: No iPad today :/ #iPhoneXS #AppleEvent

2018-09-08: “It’s always darkest before the dawn.” #musings

2018-09-06: Excited to have a teaser for the upcoming season of the Tales of the Trade podcast. Would love to …

2018-09-03: Google Data Collection Digital Content Next:: Both Android and Chrome send data to Google even in the absence of any user …

2018-08-30: Continuing the fun behind-the-scenes episodes for my show’s upcoming season: a chat with our music …

2018-08-26: ‘twas a great Saturday! 🎙️

2018-08-23: Excited to begin the countdown to a project I can’t wait to publish, with some special …

2018-08-16: A stalwart in every way. May his life be celebrated. Om Shanti 🙏 Picture: Swarajya

2018-08-15: Doesn’t have to look like summer even if it is 45 deg C.

2018-08-07: Just received the first round of behind the scenes shots of our upcoming podcast season. Been rather …

2018-07-31: “I’ll text you my email address,” he said, before proceeding to email me his email …

2018-07-29: The last week I’ve had multiple conversations off social media, about social media, its impacts …

2018-07-28: How goes your weekend folks? Trying out a take on the Aviation cocktail, with gooseberry/amla jam …

2018-07-24: Free podcasting, and why we should learn our lessons Manton Reece: Anchor seems to be going for the YouTube model. They want a huge number of people to …

2018-07-22: Good coffee fuels. Great coffee creates. What are you guys creating currently? #coffee #chemex

2018-07-21: Indian hands turning wheels of global auto companies Ketan Thakkar, reporting for the Economic Times: > The Indian R&D setup for Mercedes-Benz has …

2018-07-15: India adopts strong net neutrality norms The BBC: The recommendations explicitly forbid operators from throttling data speeds for any online …

2018-07-12: Manton Reece: I’ve now tried to reduce this feature to its simplest form that solves the problem of …

2018-07-12: Social media & actually owning what you publish Ah, social media. The thing that (theoretically) democratized everyone’s voice. That allowed two-way …

2018-07-11: Samsung opens world’s largest mobile phone factory in India VISHWAM SANKARAN, writing for The Next Web: > The new plant – located in the industrial city of …

2018-07-03: I’m delighted to share that the awesome Gaya joins the @Amaeya network as producer for its flagship …

2018-07-02: No brainer Micro Monday shoutout to @rosemaryorchard! Among the most helpful people I’ve seen online …

2018-06-27: Production of made-in-India 6s iPhones begins Writankar Mukherjee, reporting for The Economic Times: Apple has started commercial production of …

2018-06-26: 😬

2018-06-12: So far, unable to tell whether the current rumblings in (every aspect of my) life are a precursor to …

2018-06-08: Had tons of fun reminiscing about tech we grew up with on our latest t3chtree episode: 🎧

2018-06-07: I’m really glad I chanced upon this WWDC design session live. A must watch on the qualities of …

2018-06-06: Ryan Christoffel: One more thing in iOS 12: Apple Podcasts now supports MP3 chapters, which can be …

2018-06-05: Still funny on a second watch: Apple’s “The Developer Migration” video. #WWDC18

2018-06-04: Workflow 2.0 :) #WWDC Also looks like we have a new notification design?

2018-06-04: Hair force one is the reason we watch the WWDC keynote :)

2018-06-04: Great opening video at WWDC 2018. A genuine laugh after over a week.

2018-05-30: Took about 30 minutes to submit my first VAT return & set up a bank transfer to the UAE Federal …

2018-05-24: A fantastic listing of resources for Micro.blog users by @eli. (Thanks @manton for sharing)

2018-05-22: Behind Deadpool’s blu-ray takeover at Walmart Julia Howe, as interviewed by David Griner: We asked ourselves, if Deadpool wanted to self-promote …

2018-05-21: All I can see is poison… #musings

2018-05-20: t3chtree #8: “Why are you doing my job?” 🎧 We chat about Google I/O & our reactions to the Duplex call. Plus a follow up to the …

2018-05-19: Building the Micro.blog ecosystem Manton Reece: I think a goal for us with Micro.blog should be that third-party developers get …

2018-05-16: Steve Straza: The pricing for Twitter’s new account activity API is ridiculous and doesn’t address …

2018-05-15: The story behind Wildpeeta 🎧 I attempted a storytelling format on my latest episode on the Wildpeeta brothers & their journey …

2018-05-07: Taking monitoring to a whole new level.

2018-05-07: Micro Monday shoutout to @hartlco, not just a community member but also actively growing the …

2018-05-06: Bans on Skype & FaceTime could be lifted in the UAE Natasha Turak, reporting for CNBC UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) Director …

2018-05-06: t3chtree #7: Careem breach, password management We chat about ride-sharing platform Careem’s security breach notification & some password …

2018-05-05: Was told today I look like I’m 28. Either I’m doing something right or this person is doing …

2018-05-03: Picked up my @instagram archive, will look into importing it to the current blog hopefully. Not …

2018-04-30: It’s been ages since anyone tried to redesign or uplift the usual Twitter experience (little …

2018-04-29: Electricity reached all Indian villages on Saturday Utpal Bhaskar, reporting for LiveMint: All Indian villages now have access to electricity. The last …

2018-04-24: “Maybe together we can get somewhere” When life forces you to replace your car tyres, and you’re …

2018-04-22: The story behind @FryingPanAdventures 🎧 The start of a new season of the ‘Coffee & Iced Tea’ podcast, where I speak to the …

2018-04-20: A new season of Coffee & Iced Tea begins April 22! Your browser does not support the audio element. Links to subscribe and other fun stuff are here.

2018-04-18: Excited to see our podcast @t3chtree as a friend of @TieDubai & media partner for #TiEConDubai …

2018-04-16: [Podcast] t3chtree 6: Grassroots innovation, mentorship & @TiEDubai Con 2018 We’re talking grassroots innovation in our region, mentorship & the TiECon 2018. We also …

2018-04-11: What Twitter was, and what it is now Jean MacDonald: > I have several friends in “real life” who started as Twitter buddies. But over …

2018-04-10: What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. Someday, maybe. Not today. …

2018-04-08: Massaging egos #facebook Zeynep Tufekci, writing for WIRED: “It’s Time to Make Our Privacy Tools Easier to Find”, the …

2018-04-07: #always #weekend #birthday #whiskey

2018-04-06: We’re talking #privacy & @facebook on the latest episode of @t3chtree, do check it out! #podcast …

2018-04-05: ‘Up to 87 million’ #facebook David Ingram, writing for Reuters: Facebook Inc said on Wednesday the personal information of up to …

2018-04-04: #Privacy iOS users, Settings → Privacy is your friend. Review & turn things off for apps that …

2018-04-02: Micro Monday shoutout to @Macgenie, who’s also a great resource to get started on micro.blog. Plus …

2018-03-28: Ep # 4: On the latest episode of @t3chtree talking Blackberry suing Facebook & smartphones: …

2018-03-28: Foxconn buys Belkin for $866m

2018-03-26: Facebook: ‘Everyone’s doing it’ Sean Gallagher, writing for Ars Technica: In response to an email inquiry by Ars about this data …

2018-03-17: Yowza: India alerts 40 countries about pedophiles who were members of a whatsapp group that was …

2018-02-28: Nanima You were a phenomal woman who moved mountains for her children & grandchildren. The way …

2018-02-16: Eye.

2018-02-14: Thanks to some amazing planning a week in advance, I spent the morning with my hot date. Some tongue …

2018-02-11: If you’re a #podcast app developer, do check out the https://podto.org specification by …

2018-02-06: Who says you can’t experiment with coffee? #coldbrew #gingerale #coffee #Tuesday #ipad #cold …

2018-01-30: Excited to finally have my podcast network site up. If all works well, will have some interesting …

2018-01-19: Love and marriage, they go together like dosa and cabbage…

2018-01-09: Home Screen 2018 I had not noticed that the dock icons no longer have labels until I compared to last year’s …

2018-01-07: Talk 112: Right to Education (RTE) Hariprasad N joins us to talk about India’s Right to Education (RTE): its flaws, the decline in …

2018-01-06: From flower to fruit. #mydubai #homegrown #pomegranate #anaar #garden #gardening #dubai #flowers …

2017-12-31: Happy New Year everybadday! #mydubai #newyearseve #newyear #2017 #2018 #nye

2017-12-23: A little fog, some natural bokeh. #dubai #igers #igersdubai #iphonography #flowers #fog #winter …

2017-12-22: 3 minutes. The time it takes between entering the house and finding anything—everything—I can dip …

2017-12-20: Doesn’t always need colour. #bright #tistheseason #winter #dubai #igers #igersdubai #igersdxb …

2017-12-16: Focus on me. #flowers #marigold #galgota #weddingphotography #yellow #orange #shaadi #decor …

2017-12-13: CBI Court convicts former CM, former secretaries in coal scam ANI: Coal scam: Delhi’s Special CBI court holds former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda, former Coal Secy HC …

2017-12-12: A moment in time. #throwback #rajkaraj #weddingphotography #iphonography #bride …

2017-12-10: Early morning, train’s a-calling. #train #highspeed #railway #ahmedabad #igers #igersahmedabad …

2017-12-08: It’s a late night, food truck kinda life. #coffee #howbadcanitbe #igers #iphonography #ahmedabad …

2017-12-07: Banana. #marigold #decor #wedding #gorgeous #ahmedabad #natural #flowers #igers #iphonography

2017-12-02: Galgota. #flowers #blackandwhite #iphonography #marigold #decor #wedding

2017-11-30: Looking #glass, through the.

2017-11-28: A hint of red. #shaadiography #iphonography #weddings #travel #bride

2017-11-28: When you’re on your way to a wedding in your fancy socks, hydrate & glow. #juice #wedding …

2017-11-26: Pomelo citrus iced tea, with a touch of lemongrass. #icedtea #tea #pomelo #refreshing …

2017-11-23: Smoke ‘em. #dubai #nightlife #whiskey #oldfashioned #cocktails #tgif #iphonephotography

2017-11-19: Talking about being vegan… I’m excited to share the launch of something that took my life by both shock and perhaps a little …

2017-11-13: Talk 111: India’s draft regulation for drones [embed]play.radiopublic.com/drishti-t…[/embed] Special guest & drone specialist Sheban …

2017-10-22: It’s not easy being green. #kale #avocado #greenApple #kiwi #vegan #toomuchGreen #healthy …

2017-10-19: All it takes is a little light within. #shubhdiwali #festival #diwali #lights #flowers #fresh …

2017-10-13: Here we go. #opera #jerseyboys

2017-09-29: शक्ति #durgashtami #navratri #havan #durgapuja

2017-09-28: Ready 🙏🏼 #durgashtami #durgapuja #havan #navratri

2017-09-27: Is ginger the only flavour in Ginger Breeze? “Yes just ginger”. Sigh, now it’s time for licorice. …

2017-09-25: Fruits, and contemplation. #navratri #fruit #fasting #healthy #overactivemind

2017-09-23: MB. #shopping #nostalgia #navratri #dubai

2017-09-21: My favourite time of the year. #navratri

2017-09-16: I’d enjoy having this at my dinner table. #designNerd #friyay #spoons #forks #interiordesign …

2017-09-14: Chipkale fevicol se. #workInProgress #navratri #glue #holdittogether #artsy #artsandcrafts …

2017-09-11: Talk 108: India’s nuclear energy outlook [embed]play.radiopublic.com/drishti-t…[/embed] Special guest Bhushan Shah returns to the show …

2017-09-11: Cold pressed juices all the way from Mumbai! #healthy #coldpressedjuice #kale #doodhi #amla …

2017-08-25: Talk 107: Secularism, with Dimple Kaul Talk 107: Secularism, with Dimple Kaul On the latest episode of Drishti talk, we discuss the “most …

2017-08-10: The Indian Web Archive block Abhimanyu Ghoshal, writing for The Next Web: …it’s [sic] latest stunt is perhaps the most audacious …

2017-08-09: Podcast: India v China We’ve got a new podcast episode covering recent developments between India and China — specifically, …

2017-08-09: Talk 106: India v China On this week’s episode of Drishti talk, we discuss the recent developments between India and …

2017-07-18: Steel production sees 10% YoY growth Export of finished steel grew 102% Production Finished steel production (for sale) saw over 10% …

2017-07-12: Consumer inflation at record low of 1.54% Times of India: Consumer inflation in June cooled to a new record-low of 1.54 per cent, driven by a …

2017-07-02: Aadhaar enrolment only at Government centres by September Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey has written to the states …

2017-07-02: The GST era Economic Times: With the press of a button at midnight in Parliament’s Central Hall, India switched …

2017-06-24: Talk 105: Farm loan waiver [embed]play.radiopublic.com/d89e951b-…[/embed] Special guest and Civil Services aspirant …

2017-06-20: Domestic air travel grows 17.63% YoY Indigo owns 40% market share The number of passengers carried by domestic airlines in the current …

2017-06-19: Ramnath Kovind NDA’s Presidential candidate Bihar Governor Shri Ram Nath Kovind. Source: Rajya SabhaBihar Governor Shri Ram Nath Kovind, 71, …

2017-06-08: Some comments on Aadhaar or Adhar: Some comments on Aadhaar or Adhar: Firstly unlike a password, biometric data is not secret and also …

2017-06-01: Talk 104: ‘The cows come home’, with Girish Alva [embed]play.radiopublic.com/d89e951b-…[/embed] Special guest Girish Alva joins me on the show …

2017-05-28: Opinion: How can we discuss new Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rules without discussing cruelty… Numerous pieces have been surfacing over the last few days discussing the impacts of the …

2017-05-21: EVM Challenge scheduled for 3 June The Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced an open challenge to political parties to …

2017-05-19: Talk 103: 'Indian Apparel', with Bhushan Shah [embed]play.radiopublic.com/d89e951b-…[/embed] Special guest and aspiring civil servant …

2017-05-18: Anil Dave passes away Shri Anil Madhav DaveUnion Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment, Forest and …

2017-05-16: 30 day deadline for NGOs to file pending returns All NGOs have been given a final opportunity to file their annual returns within 30 days, ending 14 …

2017-05-15: India extends Ujala LED programme to the UK Sanjay Duttai, reporting for The Times of India [Energy Efficiency Services Ltd.] now plans to …

2017-05-07: India launches South Asia satellite GSLV-F09 / GSAT-9 Source: ISROThe 2,230 kg South Asia satellite (GSAT-9) was successfully launched …

2017-05-07: Nirbhaya… The Indian Express: The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the death sentence awarded to four convicts …

2017-05-06: Talk 102: National Civil Aviation Policy [embed]play.radiopublic.com/d89e951b-…[/embed] Special guest and aspiring civil servant …

2017-04-26: India’s Three year Action Agenda The NITI Aayog — which replaced the Planning Commission in 2014 — is currently finalizing the three …

2017-04-22: Talk 101: Who moved my law & order [embed]play.radiopublic.com/d89e951b-…[/embed] Special guest and aspiring civil servant …

2017-04-13: Understanding Aadhaar: Data Security This is part 2 of the Aadhaar series, following Definitions & Entities: …

2017-04-05: Understanding Aadhaar: Definitions & Entities Aadhaar was established as a national Unique Identification number (UID) system. The Unique …

2017-03-31: 15 additional SC judges will be available over the summer break Bhadra Sinha, reporting for Hindustan Times: For the first time in the Supreme Court’s history, …

2017-03-30: Major GST bills passed in Lok Sabha Firstpost: The historic Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime today came a step closer to meet its …

2017-03-29: Visa on arrival for Indians with US visa, Green Card to the UAE Mary Achkhanian, reporting for Gulf News: Indian passport holders with a valid American visa or a …

2017-03-27: Trade mark applications pending for examination down to 29,000 The time taken for trade mark examination has been reduced to less than one month, down from 13 …

2017-03-27: 4.4 lakh ‘ghost’ students in Jharkhand, Manipur, Andhra Pradesh Moushumi Das Gupta and Neelam Pandey, reporting for Hindustan Times: The 12-digit Aadhaar number has …

2017-03-27: Cisco launches router manufactured in India Minister of Electronics & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad, with Cisco’s SVP, Supply …

2017-03-26: The ‘magic’ of neem-coated urea Harish Damodaran, writing for The Indian Express: When urea is applied to the soil, it is first …

2017-03-26: Indian optimism vs Western pessimism Daniel Twining, writing for Foreign Policy: Americans suffering a crisis of confidence about the …

2017-03-26: CSIS’ India reform scorecard tracks 30 ‘big reforms’ since 2014 CSIS’ India reform scorecard tracks 30 ‘big reforms’ since 2014 The Center for Strategic & …

2017-03-22: 10.52 lakh worth of fines under RTI during FY15–16 The Central Information Commission (CIC) looks after second appeals and complaints received by the …

2017-03-20: SC Collegium clears MoP for appointment of judges Dhananjay Mahapatral, reporting for The Times of India: …the Supreme Court collegium has finalised …

2017-03-15: Electronic Voting Machines, a primer EVMs have been used in all elections in India since 2000, and began their use in Lok Sabha elections …

2017-03-14: Ambaji Temple …and a little bit about Shakti Peeth Shakti Peeth, or seat of Shakti, comprise a series of holy …

2017-03-13: California-based techie helping fellow expats return to India Mani Karthik. Source: twitter.com/manikarthikSoumya Chatterjee, writing for The News Minute: …

2017-03-08: All pre-2006 EVMs to be replaced with new M3's Anubhuti Vishnoi, reporting for the Economic Times: The latest avatar of the Electronic Voting …

2017-03-07: Rs. 70,000 crore black money detected so far The Economic Times: Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Court- appointed SIT on black money, Justice …

2017-03-07: Banks need to decide they want to digitise Rupa Subramanya, writing for ORF Online: The data for PoS show that December 2016 saw a whopping 84 …

2017-03-06: Discourse 2.0 Hi all, I wanted to introduce Drishti talk, our podcast covering informative discourse around topics …

2017-03-06: The Aadhaar ‘breach’ Suranjana Roy, reporting for LiveMint: The UIDAI filed a police complaint on 15 February against …

2017-03-06: India plans special farms, infrastructure for export to UAE Indrani Bagchil, reporting for Times of India: As a first step, India is working on what is called a …

2017-03-02: ‘It wasn’t just DeMo’ R Jagannathan, writing for Swarajya: Well, my advice to both sides is chill. There is no need to …

2017-03-01: Explaining Q3 high private consumption growth Arvind Virmani, former CEA (2007–09) writes: (1) Sales which had happened during April-October but …

2017-03-01: India’s last quarter GDP settles at 7% Rajesh Kumar Singh, reporting for Reuters: Annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the …

2017-02-22: Cyber Swachhta Kendra — Botnet cleaning and malware analysis Centre launched From The Indian Express: “India today joined the distinguished club of countries that have …

2017-02-22: Microsoft launches Skype lite with built in Aadhaar verification Anand Murali, reporting for the Factor Daily: Skype Lite is available for download on the Android …

2017-02-19: While digitalisation has proceeded, cash has not become unimportant Rupa Subramanya, writing for the Observer Research Foundation: Using data on the value of Point of …

2017-02-19: Panagariya reviews Indian economy over the last 2.5 years Arvind Panagariya, Vice Chairman, Niti Aayog was recently at Deepak & Neera Raj Center on Indian …

2017-02-18: Gold medalist archer appointed as coach after 3 years of selling oranges [embed]twitter.com/ani_news/…[/embed] Which is rather sad. It’s little wonder that very few …

2017-02-18: 34 CAs being investigated for laundering The Financial Express: Last week, the government had said it had been found that 559 beneficiaries …

2017-02-15: Pre-loaded SIM cards available to tourists with e-visa Launched via the Department of Tourism & Culture, BSNL will now offer tourists arriving on an …

2017-02-14: Retail inflation lowest in 5 years Shailesh Andrade, reporting for Reuters: Consumer prices rose by an annual 3.17 percent last month — …

2017-02-14: Tendulkar adopts second village for transformation The Economic Times: Tendulkar has sanctioned over Rs 4 crore from his MPLAD fund for development of …

2017-02-13: No 5% service tax on healthcare services The Ministry of Finance: The Central Government has clarified that there is NO proposal in the Union …

2017-02-12: North East telecom project to be completed by Dec 2018 From The Indian Express: The project is part of the Comprehensive Telecom Development Plan for the …

2017-02-08: How much of DeMo deposits were black? From Arun Jaitley’s budget speech: 142. During the period 8 November to 30 December 2016, deposits …

2017-02-05: UIDAI shuts down 12 websites for unauthorized Aadhaar-related services The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has shut down 12 websites and 12 mobile …

2017-02-04: RBI looking to waive or minimize service charges for use of e-transactions The Economic Times: … Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given banks the freedom to fix bank service …

2017-01-31: Economic Survey 2017 released Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian released the Economic Survey for 2017 ahead of the budget. …

2017-01-02: Home screen 2017 Following M.G. Siegler’s yearly ritual, here’s my home screen as of the first day of 2017. Most of …

2016-12-29: Review: AirPods, and liberation I use headphones a lot. All my calls are done with headphones, unless I blunderously forget them at …

2016-12-19: AirPods Eve-like pod feel Magnetically snapped in the case (ie they don’t fall out if upturned). They …

2016-11-16: Post-demonetization I’m not an economist, or any kind of finance wizard. That said, here are the various angles I see …

2016-11-09: The black money exit News of an announcement flickered in around 7.50 p.m. IST, an address to the nation was on the …

2016-06-27: A Warby Parker experience I discovered Warby Parker thanks to Gruber’s The Talk Show, where there were a sponsor. Their …

2016-05-16: Noodling it up at Wokyo Wokyo Noodle Bar Cuisine: Asian Rating: 3.7/5 It would seem unfair to call Wokyo Noodle Bar the …

2016-04-19: Feeding the fad @ Farzi Farzi Café, Dubai: 3.4 / 5 It’s not often that a review makes you struggle with the outcome. Farzi …

2016-03-22: Day in, day out with the iPad Pro It’s been about 60 days since I’ve been using the iPad Pro as my primary computer, backed by my …

2015-11-24: Video: It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home Video: It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home A lovely tribute to the UAE …

2015-11-18: Electrification in Indian villages The Government of India (GoI) is currently targeting to have an estimated remaining 18000 new …

2015-11-16: The iPad Pro debate Brooke Crothers, writing for Forbes: The preponderance of the gripes in reviews from most of the …

2015-11-11: Happy Diwali everyone! Happy Diwali everyone! Keep the light shining even if all seems dark.

2015-11-08: Some thoughts post the Bihar election results I’ll start with this, I’m a big fan of our PM Narendra Modi. I say this having tracked him lightly …

2015-09-30: The iPad Pro and why it’s for me There seem to be two central questions around the recently announced (but long rumored) iPad Pro: …

2015-08-10: Yes and No Life is no longer just a yes or a no. Almost always, the answer is ‘it depends.’ What I do for a …

2015-06-01: Nutracker Summer The Nutcracker, Mumbai: 4 / 5 Cuisine: Casual, Cafe (All vegetarian, they serve eggs) It’s hot and …

2015-05-09: Who knew it was so easy to feel like we were in Pariee? Note: I was invited to a complimentary meal at fournil de Pierre, with no obligation for a review. …

2015-05-09: The Cheesecake Factory, Dubai Who wasn’t excited to hear about the Cheesecake Factory’s opening in the Dubai Mall in August? I was …

2015-05-09: Mojito Iced Tea At first I was apprehensive, but it won me over. Green tea, mint & lemon. Originally …

2015-03-29: ‘My Choice’ [embed]www.youtube.com/watch ‘My choice’. Well written & voiced over. Can’t say I totally heart …

2015-03-23: Made of Gold [embed]www.youtube.com/watch Gorgeous track. Apple’s Macbook reveal uses this as its background …

2015-03-12: Changing TV delivery Netflix and HBO are slowly but surely changing a lot about the way we consume TV. Rex Sorgatz …

2015-03-11: The sheer execution of Apple, Inc. As is probably the case with many of us, the last few days have been mired by thoughts around the …

2015-03-08: Think about it. Think about it sometimes, The lives that could have been, The stories left untold, Somewhere out …

2015-03-02: Quite awesome. [embed]www.youtube.com/watch Quite awesome.

2015-02-16: Dubai Flow Motion [embed]vimeo.com/117770305[/embed] Incredible Work by Rob Whitworth.

2015-02-11: Are you real? [embed]www.youtube.com/watch Are you real or just something from wanderlust?

2015-01-26: In a roadtrip kind of mood today. In a roadtrip kind of mood today. Follow the Sun by Xavier Rudd: …

2015-01-19: Who, who are you really? Who, who are you really? [embed]www.youtube.com/watch

2014-07-10: Tenu Samjhawaki [embed]www.youtube.com/watch

2014-06-22: 50 essential meds to be given free? For starters, the health ministry’s vision is to provide 50 essential generic medicines, free of …

2014-06-22: business StyleDiary founder Patricia Handschiegel: A friend and I were discussing this not long ago, about …

2014-06-22: Air India in talks with OnAir to have Wifi on board Air India’s top officials, according to sources, met OnAir, to discuss the options of installing on …

2014-06-15: @gruber on the WWDC ’14 Keynote During the keynote last week, John Siracusa referenced The Godfather, quipping: Today Tim settles …

2014-04-29: John Oliver’s hilarious coverage of Indian Elections (and its media) John Oliver’s hilarious coverage of Indian Elections (and its media)

2014-04-27: Why Indian media should take some cues from ‘The Newsroom’ The reporting on Election 2014 is going from bad to worse. Before you get into a bunch, I do …

2014-03-11: Video: Seth Meyer rips the White House, Congress and Trump. Video: Seth Meyer rips the White House, Congress and Trump. The 2011 White House Correspondents’ …

2014-03-03: Review: Souq.com’s QTAB tablet © QTAB.com. Full technical specs are here. Souq.com launched their QTAB tablet last year. Shaped …

2014-02-23: Clumsy bank thief’s bad day gets worse When robbing a bank, remember: Don’t drop the cash Check your tyres Wear slip-proof shoes Clumsy …

2014-02-16: Pricing Experiments You Might Not Know, But Can Learn From Lots of entrepreneurs struggle with pricing. How much to charge? It’s clear that the right price can …

2014-02-09: Video: What conf calls would be like in real life Video: What conf calls would be like in real life …

2013-12-24: Now Listening to ‘Attaboy’ from The Goat Rodeo Sessions. Now Listening to ‘Attaboy’ from The Goat Rodeo Sessions. …

2013-10-21: Thought for the day: [embed]www.youtube.com/watch Thought for the day: Wish I could stay forever this young Not afraid to …

2013-10-07: Review: Parrot Zik Headphones Don’t they look sleek? Could we be looking at the future of hearing devices? At first glance, the …

2013-09-25: #hashtagcity #hashtagcity [embed][www.youtube.com/watch](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57dzaMaouXA[/embed]) …

2013-09-01: A marker, breaking the silence since my last post. A marker, breaking the silence since my last post. Normalcy resumes, but the effects remain. Every …

2013-07-11: rubeen, me & arva (photo credit: r)Your voice has played in my head non stop over the last two …

2013-07-09: Close encounters Take a minute and remember, life is fragile. I received the call June 27. A close friend had …

2013-07-02: Why iOS 7 fascinates me MY IPHONE PANORAMA MAKES FOR A LOVELY LOCK SCREEN EXPERIENCE IN IOS 7 I’ve been trying to understand …

2013-06-27: Life is fragile. Life is fragile. [embed][www.youtube.com/watch](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnCriA8Ox50[/embed]) …

2013-06-26: iOS 7: First Impressions iOS 7 was announced a couple of weeks ago, and sparks are flying just about everywhere. Now that …

2013-06-21: Jobs, the movie Jobs, the movie [embed][www.youtube.com/watch](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH1jKZwcS9Y[/embed]) …

2013-06-16: Ellen DeGeneres commen-cement speech Ellen DeGeneres commen-cement speech …

2013-06-11: “Can’t innovate, my ass” I think that quote (courtesy Phil Schiller at last night’s WWDC) represents a growing annoyance …

2013-06-02: What is with the Coffee Planet ad? It goes something like this*: W: ‘I’m not one of those people’. M: ‘One of what people?’ You know, …

2013-05-21: Don’t Yahoo! Tumblr It hasn’t been all that long since Posterous was acquired (well, acuihired) by Twitter and I dealt …

2013-05-16: You should get married soon. Or else.. Funny take on the marriage question. My favorite bit: You are putting so much drama and telling, …

2013-05-16: Royal disgrace indeed Cricinfo reports: “Three Rajasthan Royals players — Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila, who …

2013-05-14: BBM coming to iOS, Android BlackBerry plans to make BBM, our wildly popular mobile messaging service, available for the first …

2013-05-09: What is with the superlong email signatures? Why, why do people have signatures that are 3 times the size of their emails. Imagine receiving an …

2013-04-28: Gotta love Obama’s sense of humor Gotta love Obama’s sense of humor …

2013-04-22: Saucy An interview with the man behind one of my favorite sauces of all time (and something you can’t find …

2013-04-22: Music share: Animals by The Cast of Cheers Music share: Animals by The Cast of Cheers [embed]www.youtube.com/watch

2013-04-20: But with you by my side, entwined with me, It’s like I’m the lock and you’re the key. But with you by my side, entwined with me, It’s like I’m the lock and you’re the key.

2013-04-04: Holy…Arrested Development is back! Holy…Arrested Development is back! Now how will the the non-US Netflix crowd get their hands on it?

2013-04-03: Video: Somersby ad using the Apple playbook Video: Somersby ad using the Apple playbook …

2013-03-27: Happy Holi everyone! Happy Holi everyone! …

2013-03-20: DKN I still have my very first work ID for when I interned at AstraZeneca in 2004. When my mom first saw …

2013-03-19: I didn’t do much. All I did was hold your hand. You did all the walking.

2013-03-09: Music: I’m caught in the rain … with you Music: I’m caught in the rain … with you …

2013-01-29: Sometimes. Sometimes, Sometimes, You just make me smile, For no particular reason, But just because you’re …

2013-01-23: Signs DSF 2013 is in full swing? Signs DSF 2013 is in full swing?

2013-01-17: Kachori-craving pilot delays flight by an hour Gotta love it. An Air India pilot faces suspension after she defied orders to switch her scheduled …

2013-01-01: Moments Still waters, softly falling on the sand Birds chirping, softly circling the space around Your …

2012-12-18: Music: If the Hudson overflows Music: If the Hudson overflows …

2012-12-05: Okay, really liking the new Gmail app’s look & feel updates! Some slick animations as well. Okay, really liking the new Gmail app’s look & feel updates! Some slick animations as well. …

2012-12-03: With a heavy heart, life after @Posterous I’ve been a Posterous advocate for some time now and my loyalty to the platform only grew the more I …

2012-11-26: Music: Perfect Darkness Music: Perfect Darkness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTqUaeDL0pkAbsolutely addicted. (If you’re …

2012-11-25: Video: Christmas lights Gangnam Style Video: Christmas lights Gangnam Style …

2012-11-21: Good read: Are We Back On Track? by @alexandermcnabb Alexander McNabb: Dubai was founded on trade, not real estate booms. It was founded on …

2012-11-20: You just have to do something jonathanmoore: Over the course of my career and journey as an entrepreneur, I have learned that …

2012-11-19: The operation to rescue Manhattan’s drowned internet Intense. The operation to rescue Manhattan’s drowned internet

2012-11-19: BBM now with voice over Wi-Fi ..RIM today announced BBM version 7, a free update for the globally popular mobile social network, …

2012-11-17: More Twitter API restrictions, now for Win8 The news continues with Twitter’s new API policies continuing to cut down on Twitter clients. We’ve …

2012-11-17: Bazinga. Bazinga.

2012-11-12: Kalakand Paneer in a cup? Sweetened to perfection? Absolutely!

2012-11-12: Review: Samsung NX1000 Quick Facts Brand: Samsung Model: NX1000 20.3MP APS-C Sensor, 8fps, 1/4000 shutter speed, 1080p …

2012-11-07: Intriguing: WWII carrier pigeon crypto-message discovered Government code-breakers are working on deciphering a message that has remained a secret for 70 …

2012-10-27: Galeries Lafayette

2012-10-25: The ride He looked out the window staring at the half lit moon, a little dazed, a little amazed. He turned to …

2012-10-24: Mohanthal v2 With my photography skills receiving an update over the last year, and Navratri just wrapping up, I …

2012-10-22: It begins..Happy Durgashtami to those celebrating! It begins..Happy Durgashtami to those celebrating!

2012-10-16: From @the_webhamster. The 6 Stages of Debugging: That can’t happen. That shouldn’t happen. Hmmm, weird. Why does that …

2012-09-16: The little things Silence, broken only by the click of her red heels against the pavement. She reached out to find his …

2012-09-12: Goodbye, @Twimbow On some level, I guess I knew this was just a matter of time. Today Twimbow, my favorite desktop …

2012-09-11: Hey, LinkedIn, why would I believe you this time? Hey, LinkedIn, why would I believe you this time? I get a new invite every month, then a reminder …

2012-08-21: The devil’s in the details Just came across this post. Fascinates me, this. Makes me feel almost below-normal. It speaks …

2012-08-08: Lessons to learn from Mat Honan’s epic hacking If you haven’t read about this hack already, take 20 minutes out of your day and read through the …

2012-08-01: Mountain Lion Much like I did with Lion, I picked up the Mountain Lion upgrade to Apple’s OS X the day it was …

2012-07-20: Travel o food chaat of Delhi For me the fun of traveling is getting to sample the local fast food and other cuisines. To those …

2012-07-16: Review: Galaxy Nexus Day 1 Note: I was given the Samsung Galaxy Nexus as a review unit. ‘You are so not getting this phone …

2012-07-12: ‘Death didn’t happen to Steve, he achieved it.’ This write-up (by Jobs’ sister) still moves me, just as it did when I first read it, and each time I …

2012-07-12: Video: Really cool guitar cover to MJ’s ‘Beat it’ Video: Really cool guitar cover to MJ’s ‘Beat it’ …

2012-07-11: Microsoft and Ballmer I have my reservations (I believe I tend to be vocal about them) about Microsoft, but there’s no …

2012-07-07: How we ran product at Posterous (by @agarwal) A little context. My deciding factor to use Posterous for blogging was actually a video of its …

2012-06-30: Twitter vs LinkedIn So LinkedIn ends their twitter sync partnership. Or, technically, I suppose Twitter ends their …

2012-06-28: Presentations at Google I/O 2012 There are enough posts this morning doing the rounds about Google’s I/O 2012 keynote that I don’t …

2012-06-28: Getting past the jargon Some thoughts on giving back to the community and how we’re doing it, ahead of UAE Social Media Day, …

2012-06-24: I can finally rave about pizza in Dubai again. I’ve continued to stay heartbroken since my favorite pizza place in Dubai shut down almost two years …

2012-06-20: No Price, No Date, No Apps, No Problem. No Wait, Problem- MG Siegler A rather good post by MG with some spot-on points about the Surface. I think it’s a good attempt, …

2012-06-20: Review: Samsung Slate PC Series 7 My initial thoughts with the Samsung Slate PC Series 7 are available here. What a difference a …

2012-06-19: Pizza — Best use of math ever! Pizza — Best use of math ever!

2012-06-04: Who sold my email address? I received this email finally on the personal email I rarely give out, after receiving a couple on …

2012-06-03: And… @picplz shuts down Just saw the note from Picplz saying they intend on shutting down in one month. I’m guessing they’ve …

2012-06-02: First Impressions: Samsung Slate PC, Series 7 Note: I was given a Samsung Slate PC Series 7 review unit this week to play with. Okay, maybe those …

2012-05-19: Happy birthday @theregos! Happy birthday @theregos!

2012-05-18: @BhumiNasta dragon eye tea, anyone? @BhumiNasta dragon eye tea, anyone?

2012-05-17: Spicy pineapple from CA Spicy crystallized pineapple from California, and a little macro lens fun :)

2012-05-17: This should make life just a little sweeter

2012-05-17: For @theregos For @theregos

2012-05-11: Travel-o-food Delhi The best thing about traveling is getting a chance to savor the local cuisine. The foodie in me …

2012-05-10: Tried a Falafel Man’ousheh yet? All Photos: Arva Ahmed, I live in a Frying Pan. You can read her post here. Note: Having known Arva …

2012-03-28: Amerigos has something for everyone For me, mexican food comes with a truckload of childhood memories (ok, some adult ones too) …

2012-03-22: That should cater to some good chocolate cravings — Nestl?? TollHouse Cafe Nestlé TollHouse Café Dubai Festival City, Dubai

2012-03-07: My afternoon is made :) #icedtea My afternoon is made :) #icedtea

2012-02-23: What-a-hummus How often does it happen that the guy sitting at the table next to you asks ‘Where are you from?’ …

2012-01-21: Morning’s here…morning’s here. Morning’s here…morning’s here.

2012-01-15: Peace, quiet, a little bit of tranquility and wonderful weather. Peace, quiet, a little bit of tranquility and wonderful weather.

2012-01-08: Awesome dinner. #Hummus! Awesome dinner. #Hummus!

2012-01-08: What a Watalappan! As we all know, Sri Lankan food is super delicious and super spicy. On my recent trip to Sri Lanka,a …

2011-12-02: KajuKatri

2011-11-25: What are you doing tomorrow? @bakefestdxb Hoping to see you guys there tomorrow! Make sure to come say hi :)

2011-11-09: Pastel de Tres Leches On a lazy Friday afternoon, post lunch, what’s that one piece of food that can completely satisfy …

2011-11-09: Steve Jobs It’s been a little over a month since Steve Jobs passed away, and I’ve toyed with this post since …

2011-10-25: Ferrero Rocher Cheesecake I have been making cheesecakes yet again. This time I decided I would attempt to make a favourite of …

2011-10-25: Let there be ‘cake’ The history of cake dates back to ancient times. According to the food historians, the ancient …

2011-10-22: Ghughra Diwali is almost here — lights, colors, bling and ofcourse, sweets. So on the occassion of Diwali, …

2011-10-01: *The* Iced Tea, Brunetti I am a man of simple pleasures. And for those who know me, Iced Tea is my simplest pleasure. Which …

2011-09-27: Because Take 1 just wasn’t good enough. Because Take 1 just wasn’t good enough.

2011-09-27: Evil Mud Cake @ C???est ici Brasserie Say hello to the newest kid on the block (wow, I need new band references) and our very own resident …

2011-09-11: Nine eleven To this day, when I close my eyes and recall the shocking events from 10 years ago, somehow I’m …

2011-09-07: Elevator They stood quietly. It hummed downward. 35? Maybe 40, they both speculated. Each was amused, and …

2011-09-02: Always nice to be featured,so nice to have a photo I took featured on a travel site for… Always nice to be featured,so nice to have a photo I took featured on a travel site for …

2011-09-01: Happy Ganesh Chaturthi everyone!

2011-08-30: Khaman We all love a good sponge cake. Now close your eyes and imagine that instead of a sweet, …

2011-08-25: The (planned) end of an era… As news of Steve Jobs’ resignation flutters through the cyberspace, most people pronouncing this the …

2011-08-15: At the stroke of midnight hour Famous words from an inspiring speech. India celebrates another year of independence, and there’s a …

2011-08-13: After-shave for geeks…like me. After-shave for geeks…like me.

2011-08-12: Differences It continually amazes me to see the kind of creativity that comes out of American movies and TV. As …

2011-08-06: Il Forno Anyone who’s driven around Abu Dhabi a bit will notice Il Forno outlets spread around the city. …

2011-07-26: Happy Birthday FiA About a year ago, I received a DM over twitter that went: “Is this you: http://t.co/GAVYjLo?” …

2011-07-26: Union Co-op Barsha outlet bans single men, via @bilalhouri Well, well, well. I had to really think about this one. I finally decided to file it under #funny. …

2011-07-25: Musings 2.0 “At some point I took it personally. #fail” I remember this tweet someone wrote before going offline …

2011-07-23: Gummies! Who doesn’t love candy. Come to think of it, I can’t think of anyone who’s ever told me they hate …

2011-07-22: First Impressions: Lion (OS X 10.7) My early thoughts on the all-new Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion — image via Apple), in trademarked bullet-point …

2011-07-14: It all ends. Well for the two loyal readers this blog actually has, they’ll know I got in to the premiere viewing …

2011-07-11: [gallery] [gallery] As the posters say, ‘it all ends’..tonight.

2011-07-10: Thepla When you look up Gujarati food, thepla ranks right up there. Theplas are pretty much one of those …

2011-07-08: Vanilla Bean Cupcakes With Dulce De Leche Frosting Check out what Red Panda has been pulling out of the oven over at Red Panda Bakes!

2011-07-04: The lesser known #win’s of Google+ A lot was said before, during and after. Google+ was unveiled to a lot of trumpets this past week …

2011-06-27: Pizza @ Mamma Rossella AED250 for a slice of pizza. Okay, granted that not technically accurate, but hear me out. Anyone …

2011-06-07: iCloud may not be the next phase in Cloud technology, but it’s the next step Yesterday’s iCloud announcement has, and will, cause some stir. … Apple is paving the way for taking …

2011-06-04: BakeFestDXB — Round 2 Briefly, BakeFestDXB is an initiative by organizer Nick (also known as the dahlink of Twitter — …

2011-06-02: Some great advice for your first job by @atulchitnis Saw an interesting tweet on my timeline this morning relating to first day at a first job and advice …

2011-05-31: Why @twimbow is my favorite twitter client UPDATE, 12 Sep 2012: Twimbow is no longer in active development, and will be shut down once …

2011-05-22: Chocolate by @ChoCoaDubai I’d heard about the existance of Choco’a for some time but it wasn’t until a birthday celebration …

2011-04-01: LinkedIn has a fun prank today too! This is what shows up under people I know (1st page) today: Well done! Ofcourse if you try to …

2011-03-30: What the atmosphere in India is like right now #CWC2011 What the atmosphere in India is like right now #CWC2011 You’d think we’ve won the world cup. A …

2011-03-27: On the twelfth day of Christmas… …normally, I think, I’d have said a lot more. This time around, I’m chosing the quiet route. And …

2011-03-27: Magic Masala! One of the positives to be taken out of being in India for any extended period of time would be the …

2011-03-17: SaaS and the symbiosis between IT & business My post on the AMAEYA Corporate blog: After attending yet another Cloud Computing Conference, where …

2011-02-27: Cricket Team This transition has been among the tougher that the 10 before them, but here’s to a better tomorrow, …

2011-02-14: I think, I *think* Apple won’t be too pleased with this I think, I think Apple won’t be too pleased with this

2011-02-12: Devil’s Food Cake topped with Chocolate Ganache Visit my blog for more on this: http://redpandabakes.blogspot.com

2011-02-07: Vanilla Tart with Kiwi Topping Visit my Baking Blog: http://redpandabakes.blogspot.com Enjoy! :)

2011-02-03: Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies More about this on my blog: http://redpandabakes.blogspot.com Enjoy!

2011-01-31: What is wrong with Indian television (and society, probably) Consider the premise for a new TV show on one of the many, many channels: A family has 3 adult sons. …

2011-01-30: Apple & Cinnamon Muffins

2011-01-24: Mascarpone Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberry Drizzle

2011-01-21: Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake This was made by dad at home. Whenever I make a mousse cake (last attempt was strawberry mousse …

2011-01-21: Banoffee Pie Banoffee Pie may sound complicated but it is one of the easiest British desserts to make and also …

2011-01-19: Chocopologie Earlier this week, I was taking a stroll around Festival Marina, Dubai Festival City. There’s a few …

2011-01-16: Deep-Dish Apple Pie

2011-01-16: Sponge Cake with Dulce De Leche Filling and Whipped Cream Topping

2010-12-28: Sula Vineyards, Nasik I had a chance to visit Sula Vineyards thanks to a cousin’s location wedding and was suitably …

2010-12-25: It Was A Successful Batch of Cupcakes This post is way overdue (months and months). This was my first attempt to make Black Forest …

2010-12-21: Reliance, Part III (…and I’m done) If you’re reading this, and want to catch up, here’s Part I and Part II. Right, after realizing …

2010-12-15: The Reliance saga continues… After writing a long & annoyed letter to Reliance, here’s what they offered: Dear Customer, We …

2010-12-14: Dear Reliance, you need work My e-mail to Reliance broadband this morning following my issue. The issue might seem simple, but …

2010-12-09: Hey Microsoft, you just have issues Yes, geniuses, I do know that IE8 requires Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2. However: They should …

2010-12-05: What a mess… Trying to get work done in India is…well, a mess. People here though really should work on …

2010-12-01: The UAE’s best food blogs, featuring @InaFryingPan, @sally2hats and others. Nice work foodies! Emily Shardlow Last Updated: Dec 1, 2010 Select a subject, and you can pretty much guarantee that …

2010-11-30: Yowza. Yowza. This morning’s Analytics report caused a well-founded exclamation.

2010-11-05: The naihar Pani Puri I’ll let the pictures do the talking :)

2010-11-05: Believe it or not, but I’ve actually never spent a Diwali in India. Until this time, that is. Believe it or not, but I’ve actually never spent a Diwali in India. Until this time, that is. One …

2010-11-02: Elco Pani Puri Center In the heart of Bandra, Mumbai lies the heart of every Indian fast food(chaat) lover- Elco Pani Puri …

2010-10-30: Such a remarkable name for an educational entity. Such a remarkable name for an educational entity. What were they thinking?

2010-10-08: Dear @EtisalatUAE, as an ISP and all, you do know we use forward slashes in URLs, right Sigh. Dear @EtisalatUAE, as an ISP and all, you do know we use forward slashes in URLs, right Sigh. This …

2010-10-08: Dear @dutweets, maybe you can help me understand? Actually, first of all, I do want to thank you. I mean, waiving my renewal fee and giving me …

2010-09-27: Geese a-layin’ Yes, I totally did not notice the date. However, it must be salvaged, and salvaged now. *Kicks …

2010-09-23: Modak The festival of Ganesh is marked by specialist sweets — primarily laddoos and modaks. Home-made …

2010-09-10: My Flake 99, courtesy @desertchill

2010-09-04: The food blog: A hundred, and more. I have the auspicious honor of putting together post number 100. I can’t give you the cliched it’s …

2010-08-30: I know *exactly* what they mean… I know exactly what they mean…

2010-08-27: For fighting Today we celebrate five, a whole, complete number and a stepping stone to many more. Five is…for …

2010-08-12: What I did to my tyre this fine morning. What I did to my tyre this fine morning.

2010-08-11: From the Kitchen: Pasta Put together some onions, garlic, red and yellow peppers and corn and you get delicious home made …

2010-08-10: How to cure a cheesecake infatuation I have now taken my infatuation with the creation of the perfect cheesecake to the next level. …

2010-08-04: White chocolate clusters I have three words for you. White chocolate clusters. Little bites of heaven. Indulgence at its …

2010-08-04: Cheese and Chive Muffins Cheese and Chive muffins. I like experimenting in the kitchen, this is the first time I have tried …

2010-08-03: Molten goodness, or not? A late night after movie chocolate craving brought me right in front of Starbucks, one of the only …

2010-08-03: Appetizing Dahi Vada We took some time out from our busy trip — ok I lie, we had a lot of free time to cook — to put …

2010-08-01: Oh joy. #TRA to suspend #UAE #Blackberry services The National: The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has said that Blackberry Messenger, …

2010-07-25: How does one explain an erroneous successful transaction? How does one explain an erroneous successful transaction?

2010-07-24: Oh, Tiramisu! Buca di beppo is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Philadelphia. I probably couldn’t single …

2010-07-18: Max Brenner — Chocolate by the Bald Man A recent addition to the restaurant galores of Philadelphia, Chocolate by the Bald Man is a neat …

2010-07-17: Chocolate bread for a divine breakfast makes Who can say no to chocolate. I can’t say no to bread. What happens when you put the two together? …

2010-07-16: #Jalebi’s for breakfast, anyone?

2010-07-15: Review: Whittard Of Chelsea ?? Take two tea lovers with a passion for food (actually they were just hungry), breakfast moving …

2010-07-12: Spinneys gets into World Cup mode I think I’m mildly disappointed they didn’t make a vuvuzela shaped cake :)

2010-07-08: How @guykawasaki tweets Question: How can you follow so many people? Answer: I don’t read the timelines of all the people …

2010-07-01: Foodscapes Foodscapes-english.pps Recieved this mouthwatering presentation. Superb photography, but it did get …

2010-06-28: Purple mist He pretended to read the paper, all the while staring at the escalators to see if she was coming …

2010-06-27: Three’s company Issac Newton contributed three laws to Physics, Orion’s belt is made up of three stars, Hinduism …

2010-06-26: Good read: competition is overrated by @cdixon Interesting (and rather valid) point of view on startups, on why it’s possible for startups that …

2010-06-25: Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia Day 2 in Philadelphia, and a visit to Reading Terminal Market was in order. To the uninitiated, …

2010-06-25: Welcome @rawatcentral! This should have come out sooner. But I’m sure you will all forgive me, because…well each of you …

2010-06-24: Worst Burrito Ever To begin with, this post is dedicated to a certain reader of the blog who, when asked for …

2010-06-23: Bukhara of Samlesbury Father’s Day celebrations found me at a family favourite one Sunday evening. Bukhara in Samlesbury …

2010-06-16: Review: Seesmic for iPhone Originally posted at the Shufflegazine Blog (no longer exists) The awesome people at Seesmic finally …

2010-06-14: Snapple Theater Omg, there’s something called the Snapple??Theater, with larger than life size models of the …

2010-06-14: Famous Famigla #Pizza Can’t leave New York without a visit to one of it’s historic pizzerias. Pictures from Famous …

2010-06-14: Mango cheesecake — I just couldn’t resist the temptation! Guilty pleasures are a must for all. Mine is the humble cheesecake.??Whether it is shop bought or …

2010-06-11: Graduating Cupcakes A late night decision while skimming through a recipe got our family interested in making graduation …

2010-06-08: Finally out of the plane and is the first thing I do? Foood Pizza from the campus days @ California Pizza in University City, Philadelphia. And Snapple Iced …

2010-06-04: Mohanthal What is Mohampar, you ask? The best description I found for Mohanthal is gram-flour fudge. A …

2010-06-03: Deep dish Pizza Deep Dish Vegetarian Pizza, Mango Iced Tea, Strawberry Lemonade, and the company of two crazy girls- …

2010-06-03: Tiramisu Divine dessert fit for the Lords! Oh and Romano’s Macaroni Grill gives them in a size that will make …

2010-06-03: Why is there such little professionalism around here? Picture the scene. Your big corporate meeting, people flying down from Europe for a day. Let’s all …

2010-06-01: What your e-mail address says about you What your e-mail address says about you

2010-05-29: Black Bean Burritos Living by yourself during your University days are a great way to bring out the hidden cook in you. …

2010-05-29: I succumbed to the #Whittard temptation If you’ve been following this blog (you have, haven’t you? Fine, say that you have?), you’ll know …

2010-05-28: Mango & Chick Pea Salad- Part Deux After looking at the mouth-watering Mango and curried chick pea salad captured in Chirag’s post, I …

2010-05-27: One, two, buckle my shoe Sometimes they say one down, two to go. But it’s actually two down. Sometimes one is never enough, …

2010-05-23: Such a typical day. Such a typical day.

2010-05-22: It’s dinner time! Paneer. Sorry, but that had to be the first word in this post. Say hello to a nice quiet North …

2010-05-21: And…Google’s at it again. And…Google’s at it again. You have to give these guys marks for creativity. Screencaps from today’s …

2010-05-21: Confessions of a teenage drama queen Right, so my post refers to this article, written about this event. (see also this). It’s fairly …

2010-05-20: Too many choices…help me!

2010-05-20: ArabianBusiness’ article on the #lemagnifique situation… …which seems to have been pulled down.

2010-05-18: Adventures at Mugg & Bean Mugg & Bean makes for a nice snazzy little outlet based in Abu Dhabi Mall. It’s quite …

2010-05-17: This is funny…and time-consuming..and *goes back to clicking button* This is funny…and time-consuming..and *goes back to clicking button*

2010-05-15: Vending machine to dispense gold. Vending machine to dispense gold.

2010-05-08: Mango and curried chickpea salad I found a link for an interesting??recipe??(thanks ParulBh) for a curried chickpea salad with …

2010-05-05: Today’s XKCD has a font reference! Today’s XKCD has a font reference!

2010-05-03: The way Anonymous: I love the way you eat in relish; I love the way you work in concentration’ I love the …

2010-05-01: Unique and creative bookshelves Definitely the big circular one, and the pacman one, and the console one, and and…please mommy, …

2010-05-01: The web sucks. Browsers need to innovate A really good post on the current standard, or lack thereof, of browsers, and interesting insights …

2010-04-30: Microsoft Education Competencies: Humor So here’s how Microsoft defines humor. I particularly enjoyed noticing the list of Recommended …

2010-04-29: Watching @localarchade team argue on stage is more entertaining when you have @theregos’ diva-ing… Watching @localarchade team argue on stage is more entertaining when you have @theregos’ diva-ing …

2010-04-26: Why you shouldn’t bother with #Etisalat What did we learn today? When Etisalat says there’s no problem at their end, you shouldn’t believe …

2010-04-21: Brioche Dor??e @dubaimallnews Brioche Dor??e??is a little cafe by the massive fountain structure at The Dubai Mall??that possesses …

2010-04-20: Tea lovers, meet Whittard of Chelsea. A quick visit to Whittard of Chelsea??at Dubai Festival City??to have their delicious Mango Indica. …

2010-04-20: Restaurant Review: On The Border Think Mexican and you are immediately reminded of a vast array of dips from the chunky salsa to the …

2010-04-19: Android vs iPhone Android vs iPhone

2010-04-19: How to pick a typeface. How to pick a typeface.

2010-04-17: Vote for @DXBFlashMob logo! A flash mob is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual …

2010-04-17: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? NO, it’s an ice-cream cupcake! ?? I had an amazing type of ice-cream today from Cold Stone. It’s an ice-cream AND a cupcake. How …

2010-04-16: There’s a fun name for a frozen yogurt joint… Opening soon at Mirdiff City Center

2010-04-15: Paan This is the (in)famous paan, happily chewed by millions from Indian sub-continent. There are …

2010-04-15: Apple’s upcoming inventions. Apple’s upcoming inventions.

2010-04-13: Wildpeeta! No Dubai food blog would be complete without a mention to our beloved Wildpeeta crew. That’s right, …

2010-04-13: Coffee or Tea? A gorgeous shot of iced mocha against mango iced tea from Caribou Coffee taken by??Devina Divecha.?? …

2010-04-12: A Trip To Candyland It felt like stepping into Willy Wonka’s factory.?? My first time in the much hyped candy store, …

2010-04-12: Caribou’s Chocolate Cupcake Not the best of cupcakes, but these are rich chocolatey goodness, with thick, chewy frosting. Who …

2010-04-11: Why 9:41 is the official time of Apple product photos Now that is some alarming attention to detail. Turns out Apple’s keynote organizers think about this …

2010-04-10: Nothing beats a big-ass (home-made) brunch! Our brunch table from today. We stuck to an Indian-heavy menu due to the audience, but threw in some …

2010-04-07: New Element on the Periodic Table A team of Russian and American scientists has discovered a new element that has long stood as a …

2010-04-05: Pizza pizza Fantastic Pizza at Fratelli La Bufala, Dubai.

2010-04-04: Mango Chili Chips

2010-04-02: Peri Peri heaven

2010-03-26: Mysore Masala Dosa — breakfast of champions!

2010-03-26: So excited. Thanks @devinadivecha! #farscape So excited. Thanks @devinadivecha! #farscape

2010-03-22: What’s a Chirley Temple? #fail

2010-03-21: Here’s the list of computer hosts running on my Home LAN. If you know the reference, we must talk! Here’s the list of computer hosts running on my Home LAN. If you know the reference, we must talk!

2010-03-21: [vimeo 9925756 w=500 h=278] [vimeo 9925756 w=500 h=278] A fun video by ABC1’s hungry beast on Google’s progress. (Source: …

2010-03-17: If only we could have this here. #Skype — always on — and without using data plan! @dutweets The two companies have created an exclusive, easy-to-use Skype mobile offering for 3G smartphones. …

2010-03-17: Brunching Saying that we love food and feeding people is probably an understatement.?? Here’s a brunch table …

2010-03-16: Random things you discover at 1 a.m. Random things you discover at 1 a.m. The Emirates Driving Institute gets hacked at some point. They …

2010-03-15: For most of the world, today is March 14th, or 3/14. For most of the world, today is March 14th, or 3/14. To most, that date doesn’t have any special …

2010-03-13: Chocolate devotion…

2010-03-13: It begins… The naihar concept for food has been around for some time. Over time, we hope to have a full site up …

2010-03-11: Google Responds To Privacy Concerns With Unsettlingly Specific Apology Brilliantly written piece. “I’d like nothing more than to apologize in person to everyone we’ve let …

2010-03-05: The curse of a g33k. Ofcourse, I wouldn’t know anything about that… The curse of a g33k. Ofcourse, I wouldn’t know anything about that…

2010-02-22: Sysadmin to the rescue. Absolutely love it. Sysadmin to the rescue. Absolutely love it.

2010-02-13: Is it time to reimagine your product / service? Interesting read on the constantly changing face of web applications, such as facebook, in an …

2010-02-02: The Apple phenomenon Originally posted at the Shufflegazine Blog (no longer exists) Even though this isn’t a psychology …

2010-01-19: Let the first blogger to die in prison be the last The March 18 movement started in honor of blogger Omid Sayafi, who died in Tehran on the same day in …

2010-01-03: Musings… For people I’m close to, I’ve always tried to do something special on their birthday. Generally, …

2009-12-30: [youtube… [youtube …

2009-12-25: Looks like a train… The food wasn’t expectional, but the decor was interesting.

2009-12-17: Chrome for Mac Originally posted at the Shufflegazine Blog (no longer exists) I’ve been using Google Chrome as my …

2009-12-07: Airport mornings. Airport mornings.

2009-12-03: Sometimes… Sometimes it’s all about the sacrifice. Staying up upset, so that someone else can sleep in peace. …

2009-12-02: 11 Things about Blogging …blogging really is the best platform that a writer can have. Because no one can edit me or tell me …

2009-10-23: Really any wiser? So another year has come and gone. Honestly, this year, I had no expectations. Outside of going to …

2009-10-03: We begin. Again. I’m starting over, for multiple reasons that I will not elaborate here. But it’s time I started a …

2009-07-27: I’d like some bread please :) A pretty common sight around Turkey, the pole of Simit bread. They’re actually quite good, but again …

2009-05-26: Web Apps: the here and now Plus, with SaaS, there is another dimension. There is also the requirement to protect user data from …

2009-04-29: Technology Right, so no surprises the posts have been few and far between. I have been embracing the online …

2009-04-04: It’s been a while as usual. It’s been a while as usual. Things moving along at a fairly slow pace. Everyone’s waiting for …

2009-02-07: Weekend adventures It was long overdue, hello to a real weekend! Not that I won’t work at all, but I mean, it’s still …

2009-02-04: No, but i’m having fun watching you try Right, so…been a while….and LOTS has happened. But interestingly, I don’t have to type them, because …

2009-01-24: Learning to walk Well I’ve finally got the green light to get rid of all the “assistances” while walking and …

2009-01-21: (3) musketeers So three years and counting and here I am again… Thanks GCJ for reminding me I had a blog out there …

2005-11-19: Goblet of Fire Harry Potter and GoF: Overall 4.75 stars Very well made, indeed, considering they had to squeeze …

2005-10-21: What a birthday I have some awwwweeesomely awesome residents! First they come with cake and cards and balloons at …

2005-10-13: May be May be this is what I wanted, To stay in peace away from you, It’s sad, it’s true, may be things are …

2005-10-13: Warmth I don’t know…I’m a little confused…bewildered even. Just when there are so many clouds, there is a …

2005-08-20: It begins today… A lot has happened in past week Enough said, done to make me weep I’m trying, and I’ve gotta be …

2004-12-24: Quote book The interesting thing about quotes is that you hear them all the time. What’s also notable about the …

2004-12-24: Looking life in the eye… When the going gets tough, the tough get going. This was the thought that hit him as he walked by, …

2004-12-20: Not a blogger… I’m personally not really a blogger; I created this account so that I could post elsewhere. However, …

2004-12-20: Old Posts While I continue to migrate, my older posts will be available on Posterous. Old Posts