Mr. Sampath: The Printer of Malgudi
Srinivas wants to chart his own path but is burdened by responsibilities. He comes to Malgudi to start "The Banner", a weekly magazine and here he meets Sampath, the printer. Together, they form a partnership to promote the weekly. When the subscriptions start looking up, Sampath forces Srinivas to suspend …read more
The Serpent and the Rope
Relationships that defy logic
Some bonds transcend logic and blood relationships. When was the last time you experienced this?
This morning, my neighbour's mother whom I fondly called "Paati" (grandmother in Tamil) passed away. She was an active lady who cared for everyone and bore no ill feelings against anyone. She knew my culinary …read more
Sharing X display over VNC
Everybody loves a good drought
The news of the number of Indian billionaires in the Forbes list increasing every year should be heartening, right? Actually not, the major portion of the country (generally dubbed "The other India" by the foreign press) only seems to be getting poorer by the day. They are dispossessed of their …read more
The Wanderer and The Prophet
"The Wanderer" is a collection of close to twenty stories each spanning a couple of pages and discuss one philosophical …read more
Backup SMS database on Android
While there are ready made apps that backup and restore your SMSes, you can easily backup the database if you have a rooted phone without installing any external software.
The SMSes are stored in an SQLite database available under:
Here is …read more
All work and no play...
As the sun gleamed through the news paper plastered window, he regained his senses but shifted his position and tried to get back to sleep. Ten minutes later, he was awake but struggling to get off the bed. He felt a lump in his throat, eyes burning and his back …read more
Hackers and Painters
Catcher in the Rye
"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 …read more