If you have Android source repo, here are the simple 3 steps to switch to Android releases branch :
  1. repo init -b gingerbread-release
  2. repo start gingerbread-release –all
  3. repo checkout gingerbread-release

Today, my six years old lovely daughter asked me a real difficult question. Here it goes :

We were having family lunch at home, with parents, Soma and Aditri. Today we cooked dal paturi and my mother was remembering that she learned cooking paturi from her mother (I believe, my didima, maternal-grandma used to cook world’s best paturi and bora). Aditri, the ever curious, immediately asked her grandma, “Tham (she calls my mother, Tham), where is your mother”. So my mother said, “my mother is no more, she is with god now”. And … Aditri asked next question, “Why is she with god now? Will my mother also go to god someday?”. My mother replied, “No … why will she go? She will always be with you”. Aditri asked again – “How about when I grow old?”.

We didn’t had any answer.

I know, she is growing old and getting matured and intelligent, day by day.

Love you Aditri, your mamma, baba will always be there with you.

Just finished reading the amazing biography, Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson which taught me that there is nothing wrong, when I “Think Different.

Think Different : 

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.


Tribute to this crazy, arrogant, manipulative, creative genius named Steve Jobs, one of them, whom I admire.


January 14, 2012

I have finally decided to retire my Kindle2 and buy a Tablet. The timing could not have been better as online retailers started to sell Motorola Xoom in discounted price. So it’s Xoom-ing time.

I am yet to root and hack into the device, till then, let me enjoy Motorola’s superior design, power of Tegra2 and openness of Android.

11/11/11 what is in it?

November 11, 2011

I will not live when 11/11/(30)11 will come. Hope my legacy will be remembered during that time.

Parliament passes resolution on Lokpal Bill. Historic day for Indian democracy.
“On a motion moved by Pranab Mukherjee, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha passed a resolution conveying the sense of the House on the Lokpal Bill.”