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House Construction

Geological Survey

The next step for me is to dig a Borewell, while the concept and design of the house is underway. Before digging, I was advised to consult a geologist and get advise on idea spots to dig the Borewell in our site. Below is a video log of the whole process.

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House Construction

Getting To Know The Neighbours

One consistent advise for anybody constructing a house is to get to know the neighbours. I dropped by to a house in the neighbourhood, introduced myself and got to know a little bit about them as well. In process I got some good advise about how deep to dig in our land for bore well […]

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House Construction

Land Survey

Mr. Vinayak, our architect, requested that we get a land survey done. This would enable him to get an accurate picture of the land elevation at various spots, which will help him create the design of our house. So, today I set out to get a land survey done. 24 hours after the land survey […]

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Screenplays

100% Perfect

Before I upload a public beta of Scrite, I spend a few days writing a new screenplay from ground up to make sure that the beta is usable. It also helps make note of bugs that I should fix in the next beta and ensure that there are no deal breakers in the current build. […]

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House Construction

Clearing The Bushes

I took our architect, Mr. Vinayak, to show our site. He told us that if we were clear about constructing within the next few months, it would help if we cleared bushes and got a land survey done. I figured that if we are doing that much, we might as well do a Bhoomi Puja […]

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House Construction

House Construction – Getting Started

We bought a 40×60 site about 4 years ago in Banashankari 6th Stage, Bengaluru. It’s an east facing site – looking straight at the Turahalli forest. This year, we want to build our home there and move into it – hopefully next year. We have been taking informal, but well informed, help from one of […]

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Screenplays

The Why Matters More

I wrote this screenplay a few weeks ago. My first full screenplay in Scrite. I am mindfully making an attempt to become more visual in my screenplays. I used to write a lot of dialogues before, but with this screenplay I worked on being more visual. It’s a small 7 page screenplay. We contrast the […]

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Unschooling

Aarohi Open Learning

My son, and by extension my wife and I, have been exploring the open-learning path. When he was very young and going to a Montessori play school, Nandini would research the various forms of “schooling”. Home Schooling, Unschooling, Road Schooling and so many other forms turned up in her study and research. Whenever Nandini shared […]

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Moments Screenplays Technical

My journey with Scrite

This is the story of how Scrite, the free and open source multilingual screenplay writing app came to be. Sometime in December 2019, I started trying my hand at writing screenplays. For a few months, until the beginning of March 2020, I was writing something almost every single day. I finished writing 3 screenplays and […]

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Moments Unschooling

Upgrading from “I love you” to “I respect you”

14th June 2011 will be an unforgettable day for me. The mid-wife brought our newly born son outside the labour room, wrapped him in a towel and handed him over to me. As I held him for the first time, I looked at his eyes. He was winking at first. But then he looked straight […]