Just a few hours ago, I delivered a talk for an Azure Community Developer conference. The talk was titled “Future of Software Developers in the Age of AI & Automation by 2040”. Predictions are always riskier, especially one for a fast-moving, exponentially growing field like Software & AI.  Yet, I ventured and explored how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation will impact software engineering by 2040 and how developers can stay relevant. The one-hour video in 4K is available on my YouTube channel above. I have been doing a lot of research on this subject, and I would like to hear…

Going through my photo albums, I found old pictures of a trip I went in 1995, during my college days with classmates. It was a 4-day trip to Ooty and Bangalore by road, we went by train from Chennai to…

Avenue 5 (2020) is a sci-fi comedy from HBO available on Disney+Hotstar in India. It is about a spacecraft that’s travelling around planets in the solar system carrying thousands of holiday-goers on an 8-week cruise. As imaginable, something bad happens…

Living with an octogenarian mother is tough. My mom manages to make my everyday life as complex as [humanly] possible with her constant instructions, which I can never complete in the order she has imagined in her head or at the perfection levels she wants 🙂. This means from the morning till bedtime I face her constant beratement. While all this sucks out the positive vibes a new day brings, I can’t get mad at her and vent out, because I know well all this comes out of her love & care. From her perspective, these are for my “Good”;…

Soorarai Pottru (சூரரைப் போற்று) starring Suriya and directed by Irudhi Suttru (2016) director Sudha Kongara was an entertaining “hero” film. While it is based on the well-written & inspiring Autobiography of Deccan Air’s founder Captain G.R.Gopinath, the film adaptation was…

There are movies whose upcoming release generates a lot of excitement, but only a few live up to the levels.  Mookuthi Amman (மூக்குத்தி அம்மன்) written and co-directed by RJ Balaji and starring Nayanthara not only meets the expectation but exceeds…

Nosilatiaj. La Belleza (2012) is a film from the Argentina countryside. It is about a girl “Yolanda” from the local Wichi tribe, who is residing as a house maid with a Spanish descendant (criollo) family of “Sara”, the housewife running the house. Directed by Daniela Seggiaro, the film is narrated from Yola’s point of view. Though Sara’s family is not rich, her husband works in the city and lives most of the time with his mother, the family treats Yola well. The story is about Yola’s connection to her culture and struggle to remember it through her dark, long hair. Unfortunately,…

Starring Keerthy Suresh, Miss India (2020) is a typical rags-to-riches film. Appearing as Manasa Samyuktha, a bright young lady from India who moves to the USA with her family, where she builds a tea retail empire in the USA fending…

Update on 19th Nov 2020 With the many reviews coming from third parties including The Verge, CNET & MKBHD, the Apple Silicon Mac computers seem to be living up to the promises made by Apple on stage. That’s great news.…

I am annoyed when companies literally design products to get the paying customer into doing things that are good for the manufacturer’s top-line and expensive for the customer. There is nothing wrong in upselling, but they need to be transparent on what is already provided and what’s the upgrade for. Unfortunately, this stealth mode operations are a common theme in the world of Windows PCs and Android Smartphones for decades. The excuse they provide is that there are wafer-thin margins in the business, unlike Apple, who operate on the higher-end of the market. Though I am not a fanboy of…