• Me at the Isle of Skye
    Personal,  Travel,  Work

    Happy New Year 2018!

    As most good things come to an end, so must 2017. Browsing through my list of posts for the past two years, I realised that I completely missed out a Happy New Year post for 2017. Can’t miss that two years in a row now, can we? 2017 – A Year in Review Life… I began 2017 in India, more specifically being ill in Bangalore where I (as did Ashwina) spent a good portion of the holiday in bed recovering from bad allergy attacks. Apparently I can’t handle the pollen and pollution anymore! At least it got better when I got back to Mumbai where we were soon well enough…

  • Personal,  Travel,  Work

    Happy New Year 2016

    Happy New Year to everyone reading this. I wish you the very best for 2016. It’s definitely going to be more awesome than 2015. 2015 – Year in Review For a change at the start of 2015, I didn’t make any major resolutions, but instead decided to take the year as it came. What’s the point of resolutions when you don’t keep them, right? On work… 2015 started out to be a year like any other year, busy and in fact ended as busy as it started. However, that being said a good portion of the year was definitely better with me stepping up my role and desperately fighting to…

  • Personal,  Work

    I am waiting for Christmas, are you?

    Back in September I took my core leave… well over two weeks of which I spent an entire week coding 2.x of Contextual Related Posts. Having released the new version of Contextual Related Posts, we set out on a nice holiday across the Republic of Ireland. While it’s supposed to be part of post that is pending (and hopefully, will be written about), for now I put up a few photographs on a revived WordPress.com blog. Ever since I got back to London back in September, I’ve spent most of my time working non stop on my day job. It’s that time of the year! Plugin development has continued, although…

  • Personal,  Work

    Shopping and eating

    Little above a year back, a young man of 20 something, having finished a year at his new job, received the good news of his secondment to London. In preparation for his six weeks in London, the young man set out to a few shops in the city to buy the necessary attire for the new job profile that he would be in. On 3 May 2010, this young man took his first long haul flight from Bangalore to London. As he walked out of the airplane and took the cab to his apartment, he fell in love with the city and hoped that those six weeks would be a…

  • Personal,  Travel,  Work

    2010: A Life Changing Year

    Come new years eve, most people stop and take a look at the year that was past. I am no different. The end of 2010 also brings together the end of the first decade of the new millennium. And, what a decade it has been! And, what a year 2010 has been! For me 2010 has been one of best years professionally and one of my worst personally (or so I think currently). I began 2010 with a clear future in mind. I had my usual 5 year plan ready, complete with a Plan B in place! But, as they say, man proposes, God disposes, little did I know how…

  • Personal,  Work

    It’s movie time!

    Surprise! An update in less than  one month 😉 Two weeks back I went off to the O2 to watch Inception. Since then I have caught three more movies, viz. A-Team, Knight and Day and Karate Kid. I have taken the unlimited movies plan at Cineworld, and I have already made that up for this month by watching two movies in the last two days 🙂 By my math, I’ll need to watch just 18 movies in the next three months. Call me thrifty 😉 Work has been crazy as usual with me finishing my fourth all-nighter at work in the three months that I have been here. Not something…

  • Personal,  Work

    London update

    Finally got a day to myself and hence the point of this post. Ideally, by now, you should be able to see a million photographs on my photo album on Facebook. However, a total lack of social life explains the un-updated album! Since then, I have been slogging like crazy at work with minimal amount of fun. In the last 6 weeks I have: Worked almost every weekend and almost every day till at least 11pm Watched Robin Hood Went to Piccadilly Circus area and had amazing pizza at an Italian restaurant Shifted residence, well, almost And, that’s about it. There is one bit of good news though, my original…

  • Personal,  Travel,  Work

    London Calling!

    My secondment at my company got me flying off to London and I fell in love with the city the minute I stepped out of the airport. And, I have grown to love the place even more in the past three weeks. I must confess that I haven’t seen much of this place, because I have been working a lot more out here than back in Bangalore! But, the work is good and responsibility is even better. I am hoping that the week to come will be a bit lighter. I landed here on the 3rd which was a bank holiday out here in UK and so grabbed complete opportunity…

  • Personal,  Work

    Heavy weeks, these past three weeks has been

    When I wrote Light weeks, these past two weeks has been, I was well aware that this was a temporary situation. And I wasn’t “disappointed”. I’ve been slogging it out for the past three weeks with life peaking last week. While I worked from home two weekends back, I spent almost whole of last weekend in office. Thankfully, I enjoy my job, otherwise, I would have gone crazy. I did manage to find some time to release a few updates to my plugins. And, then I woke up last week to find out that PayPal has stopped personal payments to India. And, the worst part is that all this is…

  • Personal,  Work

    Three Short Tales in One

    Work, work and more work ensures that a simple person like me doesn’t get time to blog. So, here’s a post that summarizes the last two weeks of my life. Team dinner Every quarter the teams out here go out for dinner. Last quarter we went bowling and had a quiet dinner. This time work pressures ensured that we skipped the bowling and just went for the dinner directly. Dinner was at Jalsa, which is in Marathahalli. I had originally inteded to take the bike to work, but dropped the idea. But, we had enough of bikes and so there wasn’t a problem. Regarding my bike, the Bajaj service centre…

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