Short notes and essays about Design, Music, Programming and General.
Never heard such an amazing jazz fusion after Shakti!
25 April 2019 • music
When I listen to this song for the first time, my soul ran away. Look at the lineup - Mandolin U Rajesh, Bala Bhaskar on Violin, Arun Kumar on drums, Giridhar Udupa on Ghatam & Mohini Dey on Bass Guitar. – Highly Recommended!
Come to Jesus, He Will
Save Rave You
01 Nov 2018 • music
I don't believe in those who said Christianity is so progressive. But after seeing this video, I think, I need to reconsider it. And I should visit a church where Jesus plays Techno too. Don't forget to watch till the end, at 02:18 Jesus do the drop. – at Infant Jesus Church, Kallettumkara, Kerala.
Never Teach a Dutch to Rave
25 Oct 2018 • music
A clip from 1997 rave party by Hakke and Zage for kids. Absolute Hardcore Dutch Gabber!.
What's Interesting About Flanging?
19 Jun 2018 • music
Flanging is one of the most used sound effect in electronic music. Especially when you listen to techno, or hard trance tracks you can hear this effect. So what is this effect? It's an whooshing jet plane effect made by mixing two identical signals together, and one signal with delay and changes the period gradually. And the machine which produce this effect is called a Flanger. But the interesting fact about flanging is, this effect was invented by a Beatles engineer. While double-tracking John Lennon's voice he accidently rubbed the flange of the tape reel.
An Excerpt from a Mail
14 Jun 2018 • design • inspiration
“… Even if the stuff described in those books is not always directly applicable, it helps having studied them, because it helps developing a truly unique viewpoint - ‘your own’ way of thinking about the problems that you have to solve.
I observe the people here doing a lot of experimenting and throwing away, Oliver always says that a good designer is ego-dead, that is that he is detached from his work in a way that he can throw stuff away liberally without feeling bad about it. Most people I know here are not too much into learning online by following design forums and stuff. Talking with people directly (even if they are not designers), testing stuff on your mother and then re-thinking it based on the input you got seems to be a more fruitful approach. Sometimes, posting the wrong answer online to get the right one helps too :) …”
One of the Finest Camera Work
23 Mar 2018 • inspiration
I found a video on youtube during random scouting, a fight sequence from a Tamil movie called Kalam Vellum, released in 1970. What amazing about the video is the camera and direction. Most of the camera angle in the sequence are unimaginable, and being in the 70's I really appreciate the person who took these shots. Also the edits, straight sharp cuts. It's hard to explain how thoughtful the visuals are; It's a dramatic fight sequence. I think you better watch it.
Updating Todo Tab to v2.0.0
03 Dec 2017 • todo tab • release
Release notes about the Todo Tab's new update. – Read more
Case Study: Building Todo Tab
11 Oct 2017 • todo list • privacy • interface • design
An article about the story behind building Todo Tab, a todo list extension for your browser. – Read more
12 Aug 2017 • personal • illustration • design
Facemash is one of my all time favourite project. Even after two years of the project, I'm still proud of it. This article is all about the story behind the project. I'm Dedicating this article to all my friends who supported me! – Read more
How I Design Interface for Software
3 May 2017 • ui • design • process
A short article about my three stage design process Learn, Develop and Monitor. In this article I explained about how to achieve component designing with out losing the crux of information – Read more
Wireframing Kit for Adobe XD
8 Feb 2017 • ui • design • adobe xd
Bring the prototyping power of Adobe XD into wireframing, Download the Wireframing Kit Now! And start creating clickable wireframes faster and better – Read more
Story of HipHop through Planet Rock
13 Jan 2017 • music • hip-hop • classic
How the song Planet Rock by Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force became a turning point in the history of Hip-Hop – Read more
How Bloomsberry Designed their Chocolates
26 Apr 2017 • design • emotional • packaging
An article about how Bloomsberry used emotion to design in their chocolates – Read more
05 Oct 2015 • CSS • SASS
Samagri is CSS authoring helper files based on SASS which helps you to manage typography, colours and responsiveness. – Read more
How to Write Good CSS using BEM
21 Sept 2013 • CSS • BEM
BEM is a Methodology deals with the modularised development of Web Front-Ends. This methodology is developed by a search engine giant company called Yandex based on Russia and widely used across in Russia and Post-Soviet States. – Read more
For us code is our poetry and its our privilege to make it beautiful and readable. – Read more
The Day that Starts Changing Me
23 Oct 2012 • personal
Introduction to GPS
14 Feb 2011 • GPS • Survey
GPS is avery popular acronym nowadays, but most of people don't know about what is it and what it does. So in this article I give you a quick introduction about Global Positioning Systems a.k.a GPS – Read more
Leica Geosystem File Format - GSI File
13 Feb 2011 • ETS • GSI • Leica • Survey
How to parse of Leica GSI file into meaningful data – Read more