Waiting for the Mahatma

Thu 05 July 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Sriram grows up under the strict supervision of his grandmother and has just received his twentieth birthday gift in the form of a bank passbook. He now has financial independence and inherited a lot of money and life is beginning to look good when it turns upside down after he …

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The Guide

Wed 04 July 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Railway Raju is a famous guide who is solely responsible for putting the sleepy town of Malgudi on the tourism map. He falls in love with his client's wife and on learning that she is unhappy with her marriage tries desperately to woo her and succeeds only after fate takes …

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The Mother

Tue 03 July 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

A mother's love for her children knows no bounds and Maxim Gorky's "The Mother" is a masterpiece in this regard.

Vlasov has seen his father's life snuffed out by the factory and like thousands of other workers is staring down the same fate. One day, he comes back home …

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Libvirt and KVM

Mon 25 June 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Cross-posted from my work blog.

Libvirt and KVM

"But it works on my local setup!" We have heard or probably said this tens of times after something that we deployed to the production server breaks. After fire fighting for hours we learn that a particular package's version varies from the …

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Joy in the morning

Sun 25 March 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

You experience extreme joy in the morning when the excesses of the previous night are forgiven. Bertie Wooster experiences this joy when a warrant against him is quashed. Bertie finds himself in these unfortunate circumstances while playing a good samaritan! Jeeves as always plays the pivotal character advising not just …

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Using D-Link DWL-G132 from Linux

Fri 23 March 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

A couple of weeks back, my wireless card on my laptop first started dropping more than half the packets and then stopped working. Since the laptop is 4 years old, I was not too keen to spend to replace the wireless card (if stock was available). I had a DWL-G132 …

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Developing android applications from command line

Tue 20 March 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Cross posted from my work blog.

Here at Agiliq, we also develop cross-platform HTML5 mobile applications. Using Eclipse to create an android project (one time task) and edit html and javascript files for an android app is an overkill. Wouldn't it be great, if you could use your favourite text …

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Inimitable Jeeves

Tue 20 March 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

This book is a tribute to Jeeves, Bertie Wooster's affable valet. Jeeves acts as a 'universal' saviour right from the first page. For a change, this time it's not Bertie who is in trouble but his best friend from school, Bingo. Jeeves sorts out the issues in Bingo's love life …

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Outliers

Mon 12 March 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

When you pick a book written by a bestselling author, featured twice on the New York Times bestseller list, your expectations are high.

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell is a big letdown. The book is a study of success and relies on case studies to prove that hard work alone cannot …

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Aunts aren't gentlemen

Sun 11 March 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Based on doctor's advice, Bertram Wooster sets out to the countryside to relax and rejuvenate. At the village, he bumps into his ex-girlfriend. If that's not enough, her father suspects him of theft and her suspicious boyfriend has followed her from the city. With a lot of difficulty, Bertie manages …

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