Fixi Launches KL Noir Yellow

Fixi has just launched KL Noir Yellow, the fourth and final installment of the KL Noir series. I’m truly happy for my friend Sukhbir, whose short story “The Lost Pilgrim”, is featured in the book. He’s a good friend for many years. I recently worked on his website, Sukhbirism. I’ll be honest. I’ve never purchased the KL Noir series bu I’ve been seeing this book on display in every bookstore I visit. So #KLNoirYellow (…) Read more

Walter Isaacon’s New Book, The Innovators

Walter Isaacson‘s brand new book was released earlier this month. The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. Really loved his Steve Jobs book. Just got this on Kobo and hopefully it will be an interesting read too. Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson’s revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is (…) Read more

Would Google Replace Gmail in the Next Five Years?

Well, at least that is what Computerworld’s Mike Elgan predicts in his recent article. He writes, “Gmail represents a dying class of products that, like Google Reader, puts control in the hands of users, not signal-harvesting algorithms.” I’m not sure if Google will kill Gmail like it has done with reader and Wave, simply because it is their core product in Google for Work (previously known as Google Apps), the business/paid (…) Read more

Some of the Top Posts on Kugantharan.com Over The Years

I’ve never really paid much attention to my blog in terms of statistics. I just write when I feel like it. Sometimes it results in bad grammar (which I try my best to correct AFTER hitting the publish button) or even some nonsensical rambling. That has always been my style. I also looked at my statistics and realize that my random bloggings have resulted in slightly more than 1000 unique visitors (…) Read more

Kailash Satyarthi & Malala win the Nobel Peace Prize

While many would be familiar with Malala, Kailash Satyarthi‘s story is still somewhat unknown to many. It’s wonderful to see his work finally receiving attention from around the world with the Nobel Peace Prize award. Unlike Malala, Kailash did not have a best selling book or any fancy campaign to promote awareness on his work which is what makes his award extra special. The Nobel Prize website attributes their award “for their struggle against (…) Read more

The Race of My Life – Milkha Singh

What an amazing book. I’m almost done with it. Extremely inspiring. I’m probably going to watch the movie “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” next. This is the autobiography of India’s most famous track and field sprinter, know best with his nickname, “The Flying Sikh“. It’s inspiring to read this somewhat rags to riches tale and how we actually endured so much suffering during the partition, becoming a refugee, joining the army and (…) Read more