The Glass Palace
Amitav Ghosh is probably the best contemporary Indian writer. His books have style and are not formulaic.
The Glass Palace is a fictional novel that begins with the exile of the last king of Burma. The story spreads across 3 generations and ends in the 1990s with the Burmese junta …read more
Behind the Scenes: From request to response
Sencha Touch vs jQuery Mobile
Generally, I don't like to do a comparison of technologies or products in a single post because each deserves a dedicated post. But such type of posts get obsolete fast and the effort put into writing (not researching) them goes waste.
Before I start off the comparison, I need to …read more
It was the perfect weather for an excursion and Rajith was accompanying his friends to a nearby hill station. He had picked all but the last hiker. The car pulled outside Amitesh's house and Rajith honked twice to signal their arrival. Within a minute, they received a text message from …read more
Uncle Fred is just like any other caring uncle but with one difference, his knack to invite trouble and then successfully sort it but only after a series of comic events. Lord Frederick Ickenham, better known as Uncle Fred is a lovable character from P.G. Wodehouse's novel series.
While …read more
The Financial Expert
When does scarcity of money hurt the most? When you see it's grace showered on the undeserved. This is the premise of "The Financial Expert", yet another masterpiece from RK Narayan.
Margayya is a petty service agent who helps villagers extract loans from a co-operative society bank. One day, he …read more
Behind the Scenes: From HTML Form to Storage
Installing drivers for Samsung ML-1676 on Linux
Today, I purchased a Samsung ML-1676 Monochrome Laser Printer. I was under the impression that most printers are now supported out of the box but I was wrong. This model of the printer uses a proprietary language called the Samsung Printing Language (SPL) and hence drivers are not included in …read more
The Bachelor of Arts
"The Bachelor of Arts" is probably RK Narayan's best book I have read so far. It has all the elements that contemporary writers abuse - friendship, infatuation, heart break, self awakening and love. But the book differs from the current crop in it's treatment. It is subtle and the doesn't go …read more