House repair done and I am back

Glad to return to my house after nearly a month. I had commissioned repair works that included the following for the last four weeks: Water tank repairs (water-proofing), Replace the distribution water pipes and install a new pressure pump, Remodelling my work desk from L shape to straight, changed the direction to have natural light to fall on my face, installed two new tube lights above my monitor and on the sides for even light on my face and chin, Installation of wooden panel on the wall for my stamp…

Has Indian eCommerce lost its sparkles?

I know I am not their target customer. I am already an ecommerce addict. Even then, I find the “Big Billion Days Sale” or the “Great Indian Festival” to have gotten uninteresting to say it kindly. Having window-shopped on Amazon India & Flipkart I hardly found anything worth saving (by buying). If I am going to spend Rs.50,000 on a laptop, why am I going to be attracted by a Rs.500 discount? Or an Amazon Echo Show at Rs.5000 (MRP 8999), when no one will want one even for free.…

What’s your experience with lizards in your house?

I am fine to share our house with lizards, not known to worry about them**, but I expect them to know their boundaries – they are not welcome on my cot (or the loft above the cot, waiting to fall down any time, they seem to lose their grip on wooden panels), sofa and most importantly my work table and computers. Living room and other areas are fine. For a week I have been observing a lizard (seen in the picture below) in the library area inside my office room.…

A standing desk trial

Improvised Standing Desk

My improvisation of a standing desk during #lockdown in Chennai, India. I have been wanting to try a standing desk for a long time, today I tried for a few hours with two small wooden tables I had to spare. It feels like a good break for an hour or so in a day, not beyond that. This fixed arrangement is not practical, to really use this, you need the mechanical desk that can be height adjusted dynamically – so that you can operate as a sitting desk and once…