Relocation to London

About two years back, I relocated to London with my family.

It was not something really pre-planned. I was looking for job opportunities in late 2020 and a recruiter from Meta (then Facebook) reached out to me. I had managed to close a couple of other big tech job offers and was almost sure to join one of them. But then when Meta extended an offer, I decided to take it and explore what it was like living outside India.


The Ultimate Hack for Chewing Food Properly

Chewing your food properly and eating slowly is universally recommended. However, in spite of trying to be aware of this, I still used to end up eating very fast. Until a colleague of mine, Jyotsana J, gave a key insight into why most of us tend to eat fast. This is one of those posts which might sound too trivial to write a blog entry about but it has been so effective in my case that I felt it is worth sharing with others. So, please don't judge me on this 🙈.


Work environment upgrades

After many months of contemplation, I have finally gone ahead and purchased a standing desk and a chair. Deciding on either of these is not easy as you are spoilt for choice. However, after some evaluation, I finally decided to go for a dual motor electric height adjustable desk frame from MojoDesk and a chair made by Aster.



Roopkund Trek - An unforgettable adventure!

Two years back, my wife and I did the "Valley Of Flowers" trek in Uttarakhand. While the "Valley Of Flowers" trek covered considerable distance (65 km in 4-5 days), it was pretty convenient as we always got to sleep in tents and never had to face the wrath of nature. The Roopkund trek, however, was a totally different story. From living in tents to hiking in rain with the cold winds lashing against my face, the Roopkund trek has taken my trekking experience to a completely different level. So, how did I prepare myself for the trek? Who was part of the batch? And how did we end up trekking in such harsh weather? Read on to find out all about it.


Guy Kawasaki Hindsights Speech

An interesting speech by Guy Kawasaki which he has given at many high schools / colleges. The key points he stresses are on (copied verbatim from his blog entry):


It's a girl!

I am pleased to announce that we have been blessed with a baby girl on Sep 26, 2014 5:57 P.M weighing 2.76 kg. I had strongly desired for a girl and this is like a dream come true. We decided to name her "Tanvi". Words can't describe my joy :).



A decade since I started my career!

Today marks the tenth anniversary of starting my career. Exactly ten years back, on June 14 2004, I, along with few of my schoolmates joined Infosys Bangalore for undergoing training. Ten years later, I am again working in Bangalore!

It has been a long time since my initial days in Bangalore. A very eventful journey of ten years, though not necessarily the most smoothest. But definitely with a lot of learnings. The three most important advices that I can give to people starting off with their careers are:


Lesser Know Useful SSH Features

I had given a small presentation in my organization on five of the lesser known useful SSH features. I am uploading the presentation here.

Her is an interesting link I came across talking about the same topic -


Configuring Thunderbird As KNotes Mail Action

The steps are really simple.

  1. Save the below script to /usr/local/bin/



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