06 Feb 2005 – I was in my second year at IIT when I created my blog-site. It has survived so far! Here is my first blog-post.
Today, I primarily earn my living by doing a bunch of video-work. I also have an active (and mildly popular) Youtube Channel & IG handle.
One of the popular things about this site used to be Shitoons, that I have recently revived.
After IIT, I did have a corporate life for a while. I was a management consultant in India.
But in mid 2012, I took a year long sabbatical to experiment with life. I have not needed to get back to the corporate world since then.
A lot of it has to do with luck. May be most of it. I am grateful for what the universe has let me have.
Around the same time that I moved on from my corporate life, I married my then girlfriend (we had been dating for two years). Few months later, we moved to Goa as an experiment. That experiment is ongoing.
In the early years (2012-2018) of my freelancer life, I was really big on wedding photography. I got to travel across India (and even outside) for shoots, gave motivational talks about it, and made enough money to live a comfortable life with annual foreign vacations. Then I got bored.
I now have a love-hate relationship with weddings. I am also glad that I don’t necessarily depend on it for money. I do end up shooting few weddings once in a while.
At present, I often feel like digging deep and writing on the following areas – politics, social behaviour, economics, privacy rights, AI, Indian agriculture sector, startups, the education system, evolution of social media, and some more. The list is growing. Basically, I am interested in everything! 😀
90 replies on “About”
maajarrr joblessness! I wonder how can ya think dat juntha wud rather prefer reading your total meaningless & importance less blogs than those worthy, singnificant n contributing stuffs happening all around.
have a look outside bro
By the way “importance less” could have been called unimportant. 😛
And bro, even I don’t understand why junta read my blogs! The world is stupid, ain’t it?
kickass!!.. well, you should focus somewhere else man.. he(anony.) has pointt 😉
He has point. You have advice. I have my blog! 🙂
Where are the girls? :O
Answer Sagaro! Where are you?
yeah dats wat! add some value to your blog bro. not even few of us care wat shit is goin in your daily life (or should I say hourly life 😉 ).. speakin frankly !
think about value added blogs.. value makes sense, meanin, worth ..okie
@Anony cum bro
‘Shit’ is the word! I prefer calling it blogshit! 😛 And that is exactly what I have to offer. If you find value in it, you are welcome. If you don’t, keep commenting anyways and keep coming back! Who knows, I might get serious about your suggestions and end up making you feel proud of me and my blog!
By the way you told earlier that there already are worthy, significant n contributing stuffs happening all around! Why then do you have to keep landing in my shitty hourly update? I am sure you would like to answer that, won’t you?
“Why then do you have to keep landing in my shitty hourly update? I am sure you would like to answer that, wonâ€™t you?”
🙂 now you got your ans. or shall I explain it how..
By some goodÂ fortune your link is added in my blog bro. otherwise you wouldnt have seen this highly awaited answer even after so many days.
Advice for you: I may not land such frequently 😀 for next reply, so be cool .
🙂 So how is your internship at Feedback going? 😛 Now don’t tell me how I found this out.
is this anony Mr. Pepsi? 😛
He isn’t the only one interning in Feedback!
joblessness is bliss, but too much of it is 😛
Too much of it is addiction. 😛
yeah dats wat..so you are hooked to it…u know it betta… chillz
God bless you 🙂
bliss ~ blisters 😛
Random SHIT! 🙂
Shit is shit. 😛 Blog or Random. The comments on the ‘About me’ section represent the true essence of vatsap.com, don’t they? 😛
Ah, so you’re an IITian…!
🙂 But one without an attitude. 🙂
m a journo from et…jus skimmed thru ur page…wanna have a lil chat wid u…lookin to interview sm1 who does smthin beyond jus the forced coll grind….so…jus leave me a mail wid ur no if u dont mind talkin…else i’l mail u back…
Heh. Shit is gettin popular! 😛
et as in Extra Terrestrial?!
Evil Thing 😛
You are still a charmer!!
He is an earthworm charmer.
And you are still my sweetheart. 🙂
Lolz. You Gawd only. 😛
Thanks for the interview miss journo. And the photo-shoot really made my day. 😛 Hope to catch up with the article soon. And better make sure the story makes me sound like the best man on the planet. 😛
Education Times is the only newspaper you should read. 😛
You are an earthworm.
Heh. Ask God to help you. Leela’s getting heavy on you. And wo, man this virus is spreading all over ma blog! The Leela Neeela virus! Lolz. 😛
Choc-a-vloc Choc-a-vloc Choc-a-vloc 😛
Leela’s a Trojan horse. 😉
Atleast u can type it properly. :p
you aint big enough to be a horse. You can only be a pony. 😛
Like I am afraid of her.
So do you think Amrit charms me?
“You can only be a pony. ” 😀 Amrit rocks, raps, Jazz and whatever he wish to.
How about a Trojan Pony?
Yipee! Trojan pony, maybe, but Trajan nevertheless. Fear me!
Who knows! Who cares!
Miss Self-Proclaimed-Trojan-Horse speaks: Why does Amrit rock, rap, jazz etc?
I notice “an amazing girl friend” has been struck out. Feels happy for you 😀
🙂 Thank you. I am indeed a happy man now. 🙂
Because he is the Best.
“Tarjan Pony” 😀 😀
Too busy kya?
Amrit bhaiyya is lost forever. Sigh!
He will be back.
Sigh! don’t think so.
You not happy for me? 🙂
Nopes. Not busy dude. Bol!
I am not very sure what that exclamation was for! 🙂
Happy. Very happy. evil smile
🙂 So sweet of you.
Yeah sure. Why not.
No more happiness. She is gonna dump you.
Thanks for the news.
Nice work. I love the design and the whole concept itself.
BTW let me do a short introduction.
I am a graduate of IIT guwahati ( Btech ) class of 06′ …. from the Dept. of Design http://www.iitg.ernet.in/design/
I work with this small and energetic company called Texity http://www.texity.com and I am a Sr. Interaction Designer with them.
So, we as a company work for Qualcomm and design mobile devices and softwares.Its mainly mobile interaction design ( not coding or software engineering)
So you passout in 2008 , was just wondering are you interested in civil vala stuff or want to do something else as a career. I was recruiting for my team and came across your blog from somewhere, if you are interested here is my no 91-9823962773. Would love to talk
And good luck with the girl friend bit 😉
Lol. I just saw your testimonial video.!!! LOLOLOLOL…luks like script banake diya tha 😉 hehehehe 😛
Btw… even my dad refers to u as “Vatsap”! I told him ur real name a couple of times, but he never manages to remember it! So I remind him “U know that Vatsap?”… n he’s like “yeah”! 😀
He loves ur shitoons btw! 😉
Ha ha! Nice to know that!
Hey, got here looking for comments on 10D Chennai- just moved into the city! Must say your comments section did keep me entertained while I waited for lunch hour 🙂
My pleasure 🙂
I am not aware of SQL books friend, good or bad whatever. Thanks for asking me.
There was this guy see.
He wasn’t very bright and he reached his adult life without ever having learned “the facts”.
Somehow, it gets to be his wedding day.
While he is walking down the isle, his father tugs his sleeve and says,
“Son, when you get to the hotel room…Call me”
Hours later he gets to the hotel room with his beautiful blushing bride and he calls his father,
“Dad, we are the hotel, what do I do?”
“O.K. Son, listen up, take off your clothes and get in the bed, then she should take off her clothes and get in the bed, if not help her. Then either way, ah, call me”
A few moments later…
“Dad we took off our clothes and we are in the bed, what do I do?”
O.K. Son, listen up. Move real close to her and she should move real close to you, and then… Ah, call me.”
A few moments later…
“DAD! WE TOOK OFF OUR CLOTHES, GOT IN THE BED AND MOVED REAL CLOSE, WHAT DO I DO???”
“O.K. Son, Listen up, this is the most important part. Stick the long part of your body into the place where she goes to the bathroom.”
A few moments later…
“Dad, I’ve got my foot in the toilet, what do I do?”
Thanks for the joke 😀
I guess you were referring to the joke above. Yes it indeed was hilarious. 😀
@ Biggoga’s “Where you are going to meet new year?”
I’m going to meet New Year in my drawing room – in front of the TV! Would have loved to hang out with him in a pub or a disco too, but he’s a very introvert kinda person… likes to stay home!
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !
Vatsap… u need to put some spam protection on ur comments I guess!
I do have spam protection enabled – but spammers are getting intelligent by the day. Let’s hope for the best in days to come. 🙂
Hi Pramit! Aage bhi bologe?
Whoa.. hmm..umm. i forgot half of the things i had planned to write after reading the comments.
Thats quite some testimonial u have..my attention kept going to the guy who was fidgeting with his mobile while speaking..thats so me..!
And et..interview… man!well congo
That ET interview happened long long time ago.
When is your birthday? 🙂
I had a reason to ask. In any case, it is 25 July. 🙂
…turned 25 in late July last year…
That was my reason. Same month. 🙂
I wasted my 6 minutes reading this boring crap. I want that back. Ahh……………
IIT Madras really screwed with your head eh? U have a nice name, not to worry
dude… its Oct 12th when can you open requests for caricatures???
It’s just gone. I feel sad for you loss. 😐
Oh no, I was screwed up even before I stepped into IIT. 😛
Hey Kishore, I just updated the Request Caricature page – they are closed for this year man. So sorry for that. I feel bad! 😐
bro which plugin u are using for this type of threaded comments, email notifications and followup of comments ??
“Brians Threaded Comments” plugin for threaded comment.
“Subscribe to Comments” plugin for followup comments.
“Subscribe2” plugin for email notifications.
Hope that works for you Sandeep!
A late comer….feel bad for missing ur blog for such a long time..
better late than never?
I love music like “Queen”. What about you?
Sorry i had to unsubscribe.. Ur posts became too long to read (uninteresting and gay) 😉 and shitoons are rare. Thank you for keeping me entertained for so long.
I was wondering if you accept guest post for your blog. If you do, I would like to submit a few. I’m a recent college graduate, with an English major, looking to build out my portfolio. I can write on a wide variety of topics and am sure you would be happy with the quality. Please email me back if you are interested. Thank you for your time.
– Kathleen Hubert
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