The Books of 2018

I have a fascination with the novel by Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things. It is that one novel which I remember while starting to read serious fiction. Of course, I went through the usual teen-romance, teen-detectives, et al before I outgrew them soon enough in my early days. This year, I decided to […]

The Making of Autochrome v3

Autochrome v2 It all started with an eagerness to create one of the simplest WordPress Photoblog. After a rough work with the first version of Autochrome, the second version saw a huge improvement in speed, crispness and a clear focus to the photos. Autochrome v2 leveraged the powers of WordPress while achieving minimalism and simplicity […]

Hello Ruby – Programming Book for Children

Hello Ruby is a children’s book that teaches programming fundamentals through stories and kid-friendly activities. An interesting initiative by Linda Liukas, who teaches programming and makes the world of technology more approachable through a non-profit called Rails Girls. She is on a journey to combine software with storytelling. She is writing and illustrating a book […]

Introducing Acorn WordPress Theme at Theme6

After multiple delays and hesitations, I have finally released Theme6, a site dedicated to carefully crafted and well designed themes and templates. I’m lucky to have partnered with an awesome designer – Saneef Ansari. Our first release is a Typographically tailored theme for WordPress – Acorn. Acorn is a mobile-first, retina-ready responsive theme focused on […]

Apply to Sourcebits’ Product Studios

I have known Rohit Singal for a while though we never met in person until last month, to talk about Sourcebits’ new initiative – its innovative Product Studios model. Sourcebits is one of those rare service companies in India, who can churn out beautifully designed products backed by an equally high calibre of engineering. Their […]

Research your provider before hosting your website

Many people, especially those who are just starting off with a new online website and/or business, go straight for the cheapest web hosting provider they can find. It’s actually important to look for established and reputed providers such as Mediatemple, 1and1, Hostgator, Bluehost who offer the right balance between price, features and a high standard […]

Practical Typography — a must-read free book

I just finished reading Matthew Butterick’s online book – Practical Typography. It’s an awesome book with an equally impressive design. If you’re the very busy type, you can try the section, Typography in ten minutes. However, you should bookmark the site and read the whole. It has tons of useful information, tips, tricks and details […]

Olacabs, a bad User Experience

Olacabs (source : Olacabs) India is on a 48 hour stand-still with the ‘India Bandh’ called by the All Trade Union. They are protesting against privatization, outsourcing, violation of labour laws, price rise and several other burning issues of the country, trade unions of banking, insurance, public sector undertakings, transporters and unorganized sectors. Nope, I’m […]

Create that ‘OneBucketList’ for your life and act on it

Not a To-Do list. Not an agenda for your life’s routine. Something, which you usually have in your mind, the list of things you would love to do in your life. Be it – learning to sky-dive, go on that dream vacation, visit that exotic island, spend few undisturbed weeks in a less-trodden place – […]

Adobe & HTML

Honestly, I’m not really impressed with many things Adobe’s been doing lately. Actually, I believe that Adobe is going through some sort of an Identity Crisis. Nonetheless, you cannot really ignore some of the innovative and good things they’re spearheading, specially with open standards like HTML. Recently, few of us were hurriedly called to the […]