Delhi Durbar is the second book (first being Young Turks) in the Raisina Series by Krishan Partap Singh. In this book, Jasjit Sidhu inherits his father's power brokering business after his death and forced to return to India leaving his cushy investment banker job abroad. Here, he finds himself falling …read more
Upload a directory to Rackspace Cloud Files from command line
Here's a simple bash script that uploads a directory to Rackspace Cloud Files and may later on be served as a static website.
First we have to authenticate to get the authentication token that has to be passed for every request:
$ curl -v -X GET -H "X-Auth-User: <username>" -H "X-Auth-Key …
It's our perception that it takes ages to rise in politics and hence it is dominated by the 'old'. The "Young Turks" by Krishan Partap Singh debunks that perception (how I wish it were true in real life). It captures the rise of two friends with contrasting personalities who have …read more
The book discusses the practices followed and observations of 37Signals in building SaaS (restricted to webapps). It commences by emphasizing that "Less is the …read more
Robert Ludlum is a very famous author in the spy and war genre. Mukul Deva may be considered his Indian counterpart with best sellers like Lashkar and Salim Must Die.
Lashkar is the story of India's response to a terrorist attack in Delhi by LeT. The story intersperses some real …read more
Gently falls the Bakula
Sudha Murthy is the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation and a partner at Catmaran ventures. She is the better half of Infosys founder Narayan Murthy. More importantly she is a very successful author having written about half a dozen books.
"Gently falls the Bakula" is the story of a girl …read more
The Wisdom of Kahlil Gibran
Thank you Jeeves
Can Jeeves be loyal to Bertram Wooster even when not not under his employment? This is the premise of P.G Wodehouse's "Thank you Jeeves". Bertram Wooster is evicted from his apartment and Jeeves resigns unable to bear his master's new found love for the Banjo. Wooster takes refuge at …read more
The Code of the Woosters
What exactly is "The Code of the Woosters"? If you've read about Bertie Wooster, you may imagine it refers to the drinking binges or getting engaged every other morning but breaking up by evening.
Bertie is recovering from a bachelor party hosted for his friend Gussie engaged to Madeline (no …read more
To kill a mocking bird
The movie with the same name has been recommended by scores of friends and I haven't been able to watch it. At the library that I recently joined, they had the book by Harper Lee and I thought why not read the book than watch the movie.
Atticus Finch, is …read more