Gratifying experience at Odyssey of the Mind!

Thanks to my good friend Ganesh,  a couple of weeks ago I had an opportunity to participate in Odyssey of the Mind, regional event held in Sterling in the capacity of Judge for the problem #3 – “Le Tour Guide”. Man! want an experience it was. I was...

Installing Radiant CMS on Site5 with Demo Data

After much toil and pain I finally got my Radiant CMS installation working. I am going to post a simplified version of the procedure that I followed. This is by no means a comprehensive tutorial but should work on site5 hosts, at least for now. This is only slightly...

Autodesk Sketchbook Mobile – A cool iPhone App

God, I love this app! Not surprisingly after I fell in love with the iPhone I started exploring various apps. This is my fourth smart phone ever bought but the first one that I actually used for something beyond making phone calls. Finally I got a smart phone that is...

How I helped my son to become independent reader!

When my son Rishi’s was in 3rd grade his teacher complained that he is not returning his reading log that he supposed to bring to his teacher every week I noticed he is avoiding the chapter books completely. He was only bringing picture books with sparse text from his...

Epic Fantasy – Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn by Tad Williams

Recently I picked Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams, which is the first book of 3 part series – Memory, Sorrow and Thorn. This book chronicles how Simon an unassuming kitchen boy of Hayholt turns a warrior and how his life gets entangled with a whole bunch of...