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Whether it is from Amazon India or Flipkart or Snapdeal or Aliexpress, I buy from all of them a lot and regularly – bordering on making me an online shopaholic. I try to minimise sharing of my credit card details (I never use my debit card online) and when available I pay for the purchases through a reputed payment gateway (or wallet) like PayPal or PayTM or Amazon Pay and so on. When that’s not…

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…

Chennai Book Fair is an annual pilgrimage for me. Every year I buy several dozen books, last year (2018) I bought over 35 books, but this year I purchased only four books as in year past (2018) I have been buying books on a regular basis mostly from Amazon India including Tamil books. I liked last year’s venue at St.George School as I was able to travel by metro train, the station was right in…

From spending ₹8300 per annum with Tata Sky for 1 TV, I have reduced my DTH / CableTV spend to ₹3100 per annum. Three reasons that led to the this: 1) A cheaper plan from Tata Sky – a ₹199 Tamil HD plan that offers about 99 Tamil Channels including SVBC, SVBC2, Sri Sankara, Sun TV HD & Vijay HD. 2) Removed all English entertainment and movies. I am consuming 100% of this through OTA…

I enjoy listening to some music throughout the day, especially while I am busy working on my PC. It helps me to get in the zone and tune out the disturbances. Most of my YouTube and videos (movie watching happens in my Home Theatre) watching is done on my Windows 10 laptop. I dislike the tiny built-in speakers present in almost all laptops including the Mac. Hence, I feel it is important to connect desktop…