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Father’s Day
Father's Day

Usually Father’s Day is not of much significance to me and involves just sending a note to my grandfather in Delhi to wish him. This year however, Father’s day is very special for me. On June 7th, ML gave birth to our son, Santiago Gupta; an adorable little guy with an incredible lung capacity. So [...]

The woods are lovely…
The woods are lovely...

I was reminded of this well known Robert Frost poem as ML and I went for a stroll through the Muir woods this Christmas eve, and the photograph above captured the moment perfectly. Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; [...]

Good Bye Park Slope, Hello Russian Hill
Good Bye Park Slope, Hello Russian Hill

As I move neighborhoods yet again this time the move is much a longer one in terms of distance, from NYC, the city I have lived in for over 10 years, to San Francisco, the city I have always wanted to live in. From Park Slope and it’s the stroller filled streets to Russian Hill [...]

48 hours in Montreal – Day 2
48 hours in Montreal - Day 2

See Day 1. Day 2: 11:00 AM – The next morning, we walked over to the Mile-End neighborhood to see how it earned its reputation of being the hipsters hangout. A local attraction there is the Fairmount Bagel Bakery. In the words of a local shop-keeper in the area, a true Montreal moment is biting [...]

48 hours in Montreal – Day 1
48 hours in Montreal - Day 1

I recently got back from a weekend vacation to Montreal. Having been there a few years ago and loving it, I thought it would be a good mini-vacation for ML and I as we were well overdue for one. It’s like Paris without the snobby holier than thou attitude Parisians are infamous for. So not [...]

One pot chicken and rice with vegetables & chickpeas
One pot chicken and rice with vegetables & chickpeas

Here’s another great clean-out-the-fridge recipe that’s both nutritious and comforting. Having a lot of various vegetables left over from a recent BBQ, I thought of throwing them all together in a one-pot chicken and rice dish. So without further adieu, here’s the recipe: Serves 4: Heat up a tablespoon of vegetable oil in a dutch [...]

From Chelsea to Park Slope

Having just moved to Park Slope after living in Chelsea for more than a year and a half and being in Manhattan for almost 15 years, I’m still in the process of getting adjusted to the change. A few striking differences I’ve noticed immediately are that the streets were much less nosiy. Gone is the [...]

Still life on a cold Sunday evening
Still life on a cold Sunday evening

Since it was a gloomy evening with one of my favorite forecasts- “a cold wintry mix”, I stayed in and tried my hands on something quite low tech. Raiding Maria’s art drawer, I found some books and oil painting paraphernelia and thought why not. It was a better than sulking over the Giants disappointing loss [...]

Resolutions for ’09

After a very long hiatus I’m back on Posterous (partly since getting an iPhone blogging has never been easier). Being the end of the year, the natural thing to do is reflect on how the year has gone. Inspired by a post by Garry (http://garry.posterous.com/my-resolutions-for-2009) I thought I’d write down my thoughts and hopefully it [...]

My Projects
Some projects I have or am currently working on:

BabyDigest: Keep a private timeline of your children. No sign up required for your family and friends to join!

MapThatPad For Brokers: Allowing brokers, landlords and property managers to gain incredible insights into all their real estate listings. Hit me up for a beta invitation!

MapThatPad: The easiest way to organize your apartment hunt on craigslist.

MyCal: A dead-simple way to add events to your google calendar.

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