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Experimental Learning: Intro to Electronics – dissection

We conducted an experimental Learning Session for a bunch of kids over the last three weeks. I volunteered for 3 days to conduct the sessions. As with the popular misattributed quote goes “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” This was an experiment to evaluate me on the cumulative knowledge… Continue reading Experimental Learning: Intro to Electronics – dissection

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Book review: Hacking Life and personal tit-bits.

Hacking - a commonly attributed word to cracking(The practice of breaking the computer systems in malicious intent. Despite efforts, the misattribution hasn't changed.) Hacking Life: Systematized Living and Its Discontents, Joseph M. Reagle Jr.., is a must-read to anyone who has ever read a self-help / Motivational Material. I have had zero interest in any… Continue reading Book review: Hacking Life and personal tit-bits.

freehardware · privacy

Book Review: Permanent Record

I don't have to introduce the author. He was all over the Internet in 2013. There were a documentary and a film about him.  I have been around several communities that actively encouraged discussions around Privacy and the said events that happened around that timeline. Having gone through all those discussions, I never bothered to understand how… Continue reading Book Review: Permanent Record

experience · travel

Keralam19 – Yet Another Voyage on Comrade Land

I am getting better with each Journey. I think I could pull off my long term plans sooner. As a team of 4 members, we have completed our first fully chaotic unplanned trip. Let's see how things have gone. Disclaimer: It would be spurious to say this trip was completely nomadic. We did finalize the… Continue reading Keralam19 – Yet Another Voyage on Comrade Land

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Trekking on a spiritual land by an Agnostic – Velliangiri Hills – Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve

It is not something new to see a trekking spot without any religious backing. I trekked Velliangiri Hills, a spiritual place revered on par with Kailash. It is situated in the Western Ghats bordering Coimbatore and Palakkad District.   As a group of 5 Members, We started our journey from Gandhipuram, Coimbatore. We hired a… Continue reading Trekking on a spiritual land by an Agnostic – Velliangiri Hills – Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve

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Why we should meet new people

Conversation/ discussion with different people(in terms of the idea) often ends up in bashing; sometime it could open up new ideas/ perspectives. I have been working with various tech communities since October 2013. These five years most of my time was spent with the same set of people(in terms of ideas.) There was little space… Continue reading Why we should meet new people

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Go Goa 2018 : A journey with the three musketeers

Long Long Ago, there lived three friends Mugu, GP, and Sarath. Despite their friendship, their day-job forced them into different cities. Mugu, The Chick Magnet wanted to Visit Goa, The Las Vegas of India. Mugu shared his notion of traveling to Goa and asked Sarath and GP to join. Being born and brought up in… Continue reading Go Goa 2018 : A journey with the three musketeers