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Atul Gupta
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IT, People and Travel
IT, People and Travel

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Minor's Passport Renewal
I have earlier shared detailed experience with regards my passport renewal here . Now it was time for my daughter's passport renewal. She is yet to be 18, and hence is a minor as yet. Few years back, for minors, there was no need to take an appointment at a...
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My 2 cents on Reserved Instance Billing and Savings
If you are using Azure Virtual Machines (VMs), you have an option of using Azure Reserved Instance (RI) VMs instead. Microsoft (MS) claims these can help save up to 72% of your spend. While this may be true on the surface, but it will be good to get a deepe...
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Being cautious is for your own good
The other day, we were at a restaurant having lunch and there was another family sitting near by, who had this cute little daughter. She must be around 4-5 yrs old. Was happily eating and once done started to generally walk around the place.  She came and s...
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Moto G5S Plus OREO Update Initial Reactions
A few days back I had heard about the Android Oreo update finally being rolled out in India for Moto G5S Plus. I immediately went to the System Updates to check for it, but there was none :-(. But the news did say that it is being rolled out in phases. So i...
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Team Offsite
It
started off as a meeting with select few people, due to limited time that our
CEO, Phani ,
had during his India trip, but then we decided to invite all. After all there
had been lot of new people in the team and many had not met each other. The team is s...
Team Offsite
Team Offsite
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The rotten state of connectivity
In this era of online world, being connected all the time is an expectation that all of us have. Being off the network for a few moments is almost like we aren't able to breathe. Checking WhatsApp messages every few minutes is the way of life and if there a...
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Grace Marking for Board Exams
What's it with this grace marking system that CBSE and possibly other boards follow? There was a decision taken by the board recently about no longer giving grace marks. While on the face of it this is a good decision, as it means students will really get m...
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Almost 30 years hence...
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.                                                                                             Ralph Waldo Emerson That's exactly how I have spent this last weekend - being s...
Almost 30 years hence...
Almost 30 years hence...
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Travelogue: Jal Srushti Island Resort
After
almost an year’s break from any travels, to allow my daughter to fully concentrate on her class X, we finally decided to get out of the routine and go
spend a few days at some resort. Since the decision was taken at a time when
summer vacations of kid...
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A Day at SBI
For many years I am doing most of my banking with ICICI and have hardly visited the branch in the last decade or so. Almost all the banking needs are managed online or via the relationship manager. I do have to have to visit SBI once a year to deposit some ...
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