Hackers and Painters

Sun 27 March 2011 by Thejaswi Puthraya

When I picked up "Hackers and Painters", I didn't believe that I would be bored even for a moment but my premonition was wrong.

"Hackers and Painters" is a collection of 15 essays on startups and programming by Paul Graham, an eminent VC and the founder of Y Combinator.

"Why …

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Catcher in the Rye

Sun 20 March 2011 by Thejaswi Puthraya

"The Catcher in the Rye" is J.D Salinger's novel that depicts teen turmoil through the story of the protagonist, Holden Caulfield. Holden is a student of Pencey prep school and just like in his earlier schools has been kicked out for failing all his subjects.

The book starts off …

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Time to grow up

Sat 19 March 2011 by Thejaswi Puthraya

This world is full of immature kids! Kids, who might have grown up physically and hold responsible positions in society but display immaturity by posting your private conversations with them on online public fora. Conversations that are harmless, with titbits of gossip and usually forgotten in a few moments.

These …

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Jeffrey Archer's Cat O' Nine Tales

Tue 26 January 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Cat O' Nine Tales was my first Jeffrey Archer book. I picked it up with great hesitation because I hadn't read any of his previous books and a friend warned me that his books required lot of patience to finish.Luckily, Cat O' Nine Tales was Jeffrey Archer's fifth instalment …

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How cricket can save other sports

Sun 17 January 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya

The recent impasse between the Indian hockey players and the federation that finally caught the attention of the nation, might have been resolved till the hockey world cup next month. During this impasse, the media highlighted some disturbing questions like "Why other sports are meted step-motherly treatment?" and "Why is …

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5 funny myths on losing weight

Tue 12 January 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya

With the new year day past us, lots of us would have made resolutions. It's another matter that most of the resolutions would have already been forgotten by now. A couple of friends resolved to lose weight and regain their shape.

In India, where every Tom, Dick and Harry gives …

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R.K Narayan's "A Tiger for Malgudi"

Sat 02 January 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya

R.K. Narayan happens to be my favourite author because most of his stories are timeless and make for a light reading at the end of a heavy work day. He is undoubtedly the widest read author in India, right from high school kids to retired grandparents. Clearly, this reflects …

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Need a challenging job

Mon 12 October 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

September 25th, was the last day at my previous job with Citi. I had taken the decision after a slight deterioration in health and lack of satisfaction.

If you have an interesting and challenging job, then please contact me.

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A movie review: Quick Gun Murugan

Sun 30 August 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

"My name is Murugan...Quick Gun Murugan". Sounds familiar? No, it's not from a 'desi' James Bond flick but from the movie Quick Gun Murugan that released all over India this weekend.

Murugan, played by seasoned actor Rajendra Prasad is a garishly dressed, gun-trotting 'vegan' cowboy out there to save …

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A healthy fast food recipe for bachelors!

Mon 17 August 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Two weeks back, my office work hours changed. It couldn't have been more inconvenient, from 4:30am every morning.

I was really pissed and no matter how much I tried to plead for a slight delay to 6:30am or for a status quo, no one responded.

The first couple …

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