What I learned about work from cooking


Some of you already know that I enjoy cooking . A long time ago, I landed in Colorado without knowing how to make a cup of coffee or an omelette. But since that time, I have picked up some “hobby” level skills . Talking about cooking with a friend, we realized there are some lifeContinue reading “What I learned about work from cooking”

My struggles with “looking the part”


My paternal grandfather was a professor and an author . His favorite gift to me always used to be a nice pen – a Hero fountain pen . Unfortunately and to his significant disappointment I also have lost all of them as quickly as I got them . In any case, he would often tellContinue reading “My struggles with “looking the part””

My little Covid story – it’s not “just like the flu”


Usually around 20th of December, we take a couple of weeks off and go some place to celebrate the holiday season . By fall of 2020, I was sure that our tradition needs to take a gap year . One idea we had as a consolation prize was to drive up to Flagstaff and enjoyContinue reading “My little Covid story – it’s not “just like the flu””

An amateur cook’s guide to get started on Indian cooking


I have zero knowledge of formal cooking . I admire people who do . I have wanted to start a restaurant many times in my life and have either chickened out or been talked out by friends . That said – I absolutely enjoy cooking Indian food (especially from Kerala where I was born andContinue reading “An amateur cook’s guide to get started on Indian cooking”

Living and working with perfectionists


There are only two things in my life where I am even remotely a perfectionist – when it comes to writing clean code , and training dogs for competition . And those things can be traced back to specific instances . As a young developer I once was asked to add some extra logic toContinue reading “Living and working with perfectionists”