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Lessons learned only after committing mistakes.

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In a couple of years, I will turn 30 and I am really grateful for all the experiences I have had all these years. I have always strived to be the best version of myself and for that, I have worked really hard to work upon myself physically, mentally and emotionally. I have tried and experimented with countless ideas and of course, several things went wrong but I have always learned from my mistakes. In fact, looking back at my life, I realized that all the important lessons are either from my mistakes or from my experiences.

Everyone has a…


Inspiration can come from places you would never imagine.

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I have always been an introvert throughout my life. Having a strict childhood routine as my father was in the Navy, I used to get up every day at 4 am and do the morning ritual of taking bath in the cold, exercise and then study until the time came for me to get ready for school which coincidentally happened to start from 10 am (and end by 4 pm). When I came home, I used to finish my homework as soon as I could and then went out to play cricket or football with my neighbourhood friends. This was…


I passed the Cloud exam recently and this is my journey of how I prepared for the exam.

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One of the goals of mine was to get certified in Cloud. When they said, “Everything is moving to cloud” a few years back, I didn’t really understand, but then Microservices architecture gained popularity with Docker and Kubernetes. It changed everything for me as a Software Developer. My organization started the “Lift-and-Shift” migration for the applications deployed in an on-premises environment. I developed a passion for Cloud and Cloud-Native technologies. Therefore, I started preparing for Google Cloud Associate Cloud Engineer Exam and got certified.

Why Google Cloud?

Google Cloud (or GCP) along with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure form the “Big 3…


A story of Elon Musk’s ruthless strive for efficiency and excellence.

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We have all seen so many inventions that were created out of necessity by people who have dedicatedly worked to find the solution to the problem. Whether it’s electricity, an electric bulb, wireless communications, an aeroplane, or even the first-ever wheel, all were created by someone who was looking for the solution experimenting a thousand times or even observing things in nature as they were looking for a solution everywhere. Elon Musk is one such person who is changing the world as we see it.

Elon Musk is the Tesla of the 21st century, except for the fact that Musk…


Time flies, but memories stay hidden deep in your mind, heart and soul.

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Most, if not all of us, go to reunion parties, familial homes and to the old schools and colleges that we studied in. The sight of a parent, teacher, and friends ignite our hearts with memories of comfort and joy. We all say this, “I wish I could go back to those times.” …


Sometimes things happen for a reason.

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In the age of the Internet, it is so common to see tweets trending and pictures or videos going viral every day. These viral tweets, pics or videos feed untapped human curiosity, amusement or excitement for all the right (or wrong) reasons you can think of. One such tweet was from a prolific Indian novelist and columnist, Shobhaa De.

On February 21, 2017, Shobhaa had tweeted a picture of a cop and captioned it, “Heavy Police Arrangement in Mumbai Today” (translated).

But the pun didn’t go well with Twitterati who slammed the columnist for being insensitive. This picture is…


THOUGHTS

Because if you don’t, no one else will.

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We have always had a complex relationship with our parents. There is always that generation gap, because of which we sometimes fail to understand the other side’s perspective. But irrespective of that difference, there are also those few common scenarios of childhood, which we all have faced.

In our childhood days of hormones kicking in and internal emotions warfare, the time of self-discovery, peer-pressure, and whatnot. We have all had our bad days and good but in our parent’s eyes, the bad ones stick out like a sore thumb. They will also let us know what exactly they think about…


We are more than just a living miracle.

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Most of us choose what we are accustomed to. I’ve seen people get hurt over and over, choose to conform or compromise, choose to be subjugated or serve, not because they want to but it’s what they are used to and they don’t know anything beyond that. They are so accustomed to recognizing a certain pattern as normalcy that they fail to see anything else beyond that.

A woman lived her entire life in one small house. The details are vague, but at around age 70, she started writing books. She has had four published books about her small village…


Pub/Sub is a fully-managed real-time messaging service that allows you to send and receive messages between independent applications.

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You might have come across many instances when you open your email inbox, you find a promotional mail from Amazon stating for its upcoming sale but then you might find the same mail for your mail as well (if he allows you to peek to his inbox, of course). These mails are sent across all the consumers like you and me who have subscribed the promotional notifications from Amazon. These mails are a broad example of the publisher-subscriber design pattern which the bigger organizations like Google, Amazon, Spotify, etc. …


Why it is important for you to work on your long lost dreams?

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Nothing is as intrinsic to us as our dreams. Like everyone, I have big dreams. In fact, we all have big dreams, big enough to lose sight of the thing itself when we pursue them. As someone in my late 20s, I have taken on adulthood in all its glory, thanks to the many people around me who sometimes make me feel like a kid. But it has me taking on a defeatist position at times, like “life is like that”.

We’ve seen a few bright ideas like a decentralized currency like Bitcoin or electric-powered sports cars like Teslas turned…

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