Tapri, Jaipur – The cool ‘hangout’

Finding a place that gives you a space to think, great 'chai' and good inspiration is an indescribable pleasure. Tapri in Jaipur (www.tapri.net) is one such place. When we walked into this place, it was just starting its morning hours and it has an ethereal charm of unoccupied, beautifully decorated space.  The seats next to… Continue reading Tapri, Jaipur – The cool ‘hangout’

The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh

As a bibliophile who has been working on climate change for more than a decade, I found it surprising that there are very few books, especially mainstream books that talks about climate change. Well, this question bothered Amitav Ghosh as well and the result is a very erudite and immensely readable book: The Great Derangement:… Continue reading The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh

Dell XPS 13 – Display driver issues and blank screen fix

Dell XPS 13 is the best windows laptop that you can buy, this is what every review said when it was launched. Still, you google the best laptop and you are bound to see this laptop in almost every list on the net. But the reality is different. Reviews don't give you the real picture.… Continue reading Dell XPS 13 – Display driver issues and blank screen fix

Google Pixel 3XL – Why You Should Not Buy This Phone

While Google might have pulled off all its magic to design their best possible consumer device, Google Pixel 3 but I would not recommend this phone for any Indian buyer. Their customer service is just pathetic. I got Pixel 3XL on the day of its launch as my secondary device. Yes, Pixel or any android… Continue reading Google Pixel 3XL – Why You Should Not Buy This Phone

Rural kids need a better education

We have made some good progress in improving our literacy levels, sending more children to schools and reducing the percentage of dropouts. However, the quality of rural education remains a cause of concern (ASER 2017). The quality of primary education is one of the most critical factors in shaping one's life. Unfortunately, the quality of… Continue reading Rural kids need a better education

Amazon Echo vs Google Home – The right smart speaker for you

India's is often a neglected market for high-end and innovative consumer tech products. But gradually this is changing. Many of the latest consumer tech products are available in India after a few months of global launch. But for one of the hottest and fast-growing consumer product 'smart speakers', it is quite a delayed launch in… Continue reading Amazon Echo vs Google Home – The right smart speaker for you