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I enjoy giving speeches (who doesn’t!) – every talk, motivates me to learn something new or forces me to learn the subject much better – technical talks are the best, as I risk making a fool of myself if I don’t practise the demos well. In my experience, for every good talk you give, you need to have prepared (and/or recursed) for five to ten times the duration of your speech. The part I don’t…

This is Chennai Book Fair season and as usual we are seeing on social media discussions on where books are going, what can the publishers and BAPASI (the publishers association in Tamil Nadu) can do. Over the years in this same blog, I have written on this topic many times – The End of local book stores (2014), Impact of E-Books (2017) and Library closing down (2018). Till the last century, books were the only…