Save money, pay your maid less

This is advice I have got often, and from women. You are paying your maid too much. Cut down. My financial woes are no secret. Also it is no secret that I am hoping to move from “can’t-make-ends-meet” to saving enough money to move out. Work in progress. I have reasonably well off relatives, some of them with flats sitting empty who ask me with great concern where I will go and how I will…

"Save money, pay your maid less"

The broken online banking and what they don’t tell you

Yash K S is a software developer. In the last year or so, his interest in identification methods led to him discovering a vulnerability in online banking that can allow a malicious attacker to use attacks like Man in the Middle or Man in the Browser to steal money from bank accounts. He published his findings on his website. Here is my interview with him. [Note: It has been edited from the original informal chat…

"The broken online banking and what they don’t tell you"

Electronic Cigarettes: Getting off the smoke

I am a fairly heavy smoker, and have been wanting to quit smoking for a long time. I quit easily enough, but I enjoy smoking too, and end up right back later. I had earlier tried shifting to electronic cigarettes, but it didn’t work. Then, I got a better electronic cigarette from Smokefree, and it worked. Sharing what I learned, in case it is useful to anyone else. A lot of this information can be…

"Electronic Cigarettes: Getting off the smoke"

Islam can’t be two faced

Quick thoughts about an old news. I had this in my drafts, and I think it is important enough to be said, though I have forgotten what I originally wanted to say. Publishing the fragment as it is. I want to state here that I have nothing against Muslims, but that doesn’t mean that I go out of my way to respect religious leaders (of any religion, actually, but in this case Islam) when they…

"Islam can’t be two faced"

Mom hears about the Guwahati molestation, gives me The PUB lecture

My mother is a little on the spaced out side from her medications, and has a tendency to worry obsessively and forbid me all danger. Never mind that I almost never was under her “guidance” except for a few years. For all her illness now, she is one lady with her brain screwed straight. Today, I got a panicked call from her. She had heard about the Guwahati molestation. Please note, she has no clue…

"Mom hears about the Guwahati molestation, gives me The PUB lecture"