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About amit

I was born in Kanpur, India in 1977. I did my schooling partly in Kanpur, Surat and Udaipur. I spent most of my schooling years in Udaipur in a boarding school. This was the most enjoyable period of my life predominantly because I made a lot of friends and played a lot of football (my first love). My school years brought in a sinking realization that I was good in academics, average in football [even after my most sincere efforts :( ] and to put it euphemistically 'artistically challenged'. Hence cool careers in photography, sports, art & design or music were all beyond me. I took up what I could do best, and enrolled for engineering at Nagpur University. College brought its own pleasures, I had my share of beers, bunked classes, read the 'Bhagvad Gita', learned yoga and picked up love for traveling. After graduating I was one of the lucky few to get a great job at Infosys Technologies. The best thing I got from my first job - my Yamaha Rx 135. There were not many weekends when I did not explore places in and around Bangalore on it. In two years though my desire to pursue further studies caught up with me and I enrolled for a M.S in Computer Networking at North Carolina State University. Here I picked up basketball, love for stand up comedy, liking for the 'other football' and offcourse a little bit of computer networking. I graduated in Dec 2002 and am currently working for /n Software. I am slowly evolving into a die hard Linux and Open Source enthusiast, trying to pick up skydiving, biking, running and photography. Some might call that progress. :)

I plead you for 25 minutes of your time

As we plan the future of this nation, I implore you to simply listen to its great leaders and thinkers. Milton Friedman (July 31, 1912 – November 16, 2006) was an American Nobel Laureate economist and public intellectual. In this … Continue reading

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I’ll take the free market, please!

In my last post I favored empowering the treasury secretary, Hank Paulson, to deal with the financial crisis. This to me was the best of all bad choices available. It wasn’t a good outcome by any stretch of the imagination; … Continue reading

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Can we trust a bald guy with specks?

I have been shown “the light” so to speak, from the recent events in the market, debate on public policy and the economy. In a democracy “the issues” are not the issue; the issues and their solutions are much too … Continue reading

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Un-invited Visitors

My little balcony has been annexed by an adventurous little family. Today being a beautiful summer day, I stepped outside to enjoy a cup of tea and an interesting book, only to be alarmed by a little bird that flew … Continue reading

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