Friday, April 29, 2022

Attended the talk of Jordan B Peterson in The Masonic, San Francisco

I and Shusmita attended the talk of Dr Jordan B Peterson in San Francisco April 20th. He is one of the most renowned speakers in contemporary times. I have read his books 12 rules for life and beyond order with much interest. There is hardly anyone as eloquent as him in speech. I attended another time few years back and that was more interesting as he talked about some of his thoughts related to his book 12 Rules for Life. This time it was mostly a Q&A session where questions were coming from audience via

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Guest Speaker at WeWorking Engineering Meetup

Today I attended monthly internal engineering meetup of WeWork as a guest speaker. I was invited by long time industry peer NHM Tanveer Hossain Khan. I spoke about Engineering Teams & Individuals in relation to organizational health and team structure to an audience of 90+ software engineers. It was a good experience to be there virtually. Thanks to Perry Tiu, the engineering manager, who coordinated the session skillfully.

Sunday, April 10, 2022

RRR Movie - Veema's Roar Back to Royal Bengal Tiger

I watched the movie RRR with my friend Abul Nuruzzaman in Cinemark of Milpitas, the first Indian movie to cross 1000 crore rupees revenue in box office world wide. We watched the hindi version of this although the Telegu original production is running in Telegu, Tamil and Hindi versions simultaneously in the theatres. The 2 heroes of the movie Raama and Bheema are loosely inspired from Ramayana's Rama and Mahabharata's 2nd brother of the Pancha Pandavas, Bheema. If you have watched the movie RRR, my question to you is - who is more favorite to you? Sitarama Raju or Komaram Bheem? You can easily imagine it's the later for me.

I am particularly fascinated by Bheema's roar against the Royal Bengal Tiger! The raw emotion of fearlessness is mind blowing. I can compare 2 other scenes from the past that can resonate with this. One is the roar back of Kong in 2021 film Godzilla vs Kong. The other is the 2012 film The Avenger's where Dr Bruce Banner turned into Incredible Hulk answering Captain America that - "That's my secret Captain. I am always Angry!"

Thoughts on Life, Death, and Overcoming Fear

I've been pondering a topic that's universally relevant yet rarely discussed - death and the anxieties it evokes. As I delve deeper ...