Posted on August 26th, 2009 No comments
I came back from Bangalore in the 3rd week of July, but ever since that time I have been busy busy INSANELY BUSY with work. So much so that I haven’t had time to run or go to the rock-climbing gym near my apartment. We’ve been working on some cool new projects, the details of which I cannot divulge at this time.
The India trip was very good, something I definitely needed – since I hadn’t been there for more than 2 years. Bangalore is growing and continues to amaze me as a city. That said, the bandwidth available there could definitely use an uplift. I wonder if anyone is bringing in fiber-optic networks. With all the digging going on, one might as well jump on the bandwagon now and save people the trouble later. In any case, I spent some much-needed time with relatives and friends (not as much as I wanted to with friends and more than what I wanted to with relatives, but o’ well).
I also managed to eat food at some of my favourite (and the city’s best) restaurants (or hotels as they are more commonly known as), including Vidyaarthi Bhavan, Dwaraka Bhavan and Brahmin’s Coffee Bar. Words can’t describe the dosas and idlis and vadas that you get at these places: they are simply mouthwatering.
Now I am back in New Jersey, more specifically Jersey City, with its plethora of Indian restaurants. Like I said in the beginning, it’s been a busy month. I should be back with more blogging next month.
Posted on October 19th, 2008 No comments
… and this time, it’s because of a stolen passport. I am a sitting duck without a friggin’ passport and I don’t know how long it will be before I get a replacement one.
Dealing with the Indian embassy is one thing, but it’s dealing with the cops that is more annoying. Everything takes its own sweet time and it’s hard to get things done when you are working with a startup. If I could outsource such jobs to someone else, I would — but things as delicate as a stolen passport require one’s personal presence everywhere, so I can’t really expect to outsource it to anyone.
I was supposed to travel on work, but I don’t see that happening anywhere in the next 2 months, at the very least. Oh well. I will just have to do the best I can to work things faster.