Photoblog – Laddakh trip

Recently I went on a 10 days Road trip to Laddakh and below are some of my attempts to capture the natural beauty with a (borrowed point & shoot) Sony HX100V. (except the last one which is from Sony RX100 taken by my friend.) If you like the photos, please drop a line in comments below to encourage me learning photography.

Patnitop
Patnitop
Sonmarg
Sonmarg
Srinagar - Leh Highway
Srinagar – Leh Highway
Sand dunes of Hunder, Nubra valley
Pangong Tso
Pangong Tso
Gata loops, Leh-Manali Highway
Gata loops, Leh-Manali Highway
Tso Kar
Tso Kar
and finally that’s me @ Rohtang Pass

How I did my first bike trip and how you can do it too!

Since  long, I’ve been wanting to go to some hill station by bike and spend  some time with nature. The freedom that comes going on a bike (as opposed to public transport), and the ease with which a bike makes  places accessible is amazing. Not to mention that riding bike on a  national highway, as fast as you can, with wind sweeping across you like you’re flying, is an experience of its own kind!
Luckily  having some of the bikers (who have gone to places like Laddakh!)  around to inspire you helps (thank you Amit and Javed!). So, now it was only about where to go. I threw the question on Quora and got a  suggestion to go to Kasauli which made great sense for us.

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Why the recent changes on Google Play are great for user acquisition

Some time back, Google Play started recommending apps which are +1d by your friends (inferred from G+ circles).

Now, with the latest update to Play Store Android app (version 4.5.10, that was rolled out to Nexus devices with the 4.2.2 update), things have become even better, for app publishers as well as for end users.

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Please drive carefully!

Today morning, while going to office on my bike, I met a small accident and it was my fault. Me, and my friend who was sitting behind, were lucky on so many levels, that I am hoping I would be able to walk properly by tomorrow and the friend was able to continue to office today itself after some nursing help. The way we fell far apart from each other and from the bike, I don’t want to imagine what could have been the other outcomes.

Just requesting everyone around to drive more carefully and responsibly. “More” because until something happens, everyone assumes that he drives carefully. Drive carefully, if not for yourself then atleast for those who care about you, who love you.

My favorite inspirational movie quotes

Every once in a while, you come across a movie which inspire you a lot or forces you, do some self-introspection. I have collected here some such quotes which have deep meaning, and which I like a lot. Even though, the quotes have no information about the context, but if you’ve seen the movie I’m sure you’ll get the context. Do post some other good inspirational movie quote off the top of your head, in comments below. I’ll keep adding more as and when I watch a new movie or re-watch an old one and come across a dialogue worth it.

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Milestone 1.0 reached – a quick diary entry

Wow, looking at the date of my last blog post, I realize it really has been long time for me posting anything at all. So, much happened during this time – completion of B.Tech, startup explorations in the following weeks, joining a startup (yep!), convocation at the new campus of my college institute, Mussorie trip with startup friends, those fun Sundays with cousins, and the list goes on…

Anyways the purpose of this blog entry is just making a note of today’s small achievement which I have been waiting desperately for sometime! I promise I will keep it short :)

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An attempt to build a Cloud based Mobile Data Backup System

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Wishing a very Happy New Year to everyone, and to all you pirates out there, may this new year bring new adventures in your life and prove to be a great one for you, your team and your venture(s)! :)

In this post, I wanted to share something which I have been working on as part of my BTP (B.Tech Project) at IIIT-D. Basically it’s a mobile data backup system, to make the process of backup and restoration of mobile data, extremely easy.

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What happens behind those walls during the 54 hours in a Startup Weekend!!!

Last weekend, “Startup weekend” – a popular startup event was back at Delhi and when I heard about it, I decided to attend it! Though even getting a ticket was not so easy for me, as when I was registering, (Student) tickets which were available when I visited the website, were sold out by the time I reached the payment page! Thanks to Pankaj (the lead organizer of the event in India), I found someone who had purchased a ticket but was out of station so he couldn’t come. And so I got my ticket… ticket… to… Startup Weekend!!!

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