Hari Shanker R

Hari Shanker R

A Happiness Engineer at Automattic.

LINKed In!

The other day I was busy explaining a rather complex C program to a few (female) classmates during lunch break at college, when I was called by seniors. Sindhya Kartha, the IEEE Chairperson of our college, in her trademark husky-voice, informed me that I was ‘selected’(or rather, unanimously-nominated! :D) the LINK representative of IEEE from… Continue reading


Watch this video! For mallus, especially to those who’ve watched the movie ‘Udayananu Thaaram’ (or at least those who are familiar with its songs), that might’ve been a laugh riot, ain’t it? Well… at least in a matter of speaking, considering the mind-boggling similarities between the hindi soundtrack and the mallu video, the entire video… Continue reading

Adieu! :-(

When I first heard the news, I was shell-shocked. It came almost like a death-toll! I was in the hospital, recuperating from my accident, idly glancing through the newspapers. It was then that the front page report in Kerala Kaumadi caught my glance: തിരുവനന്തപുരത്തെ ബ്രിട്ടീഷ് ലൈബ്രറി അടച്ചുപൂട്ടല് ഭീഷണിയില്!(The British Library in Thiruvananthapuram facing closure) Panicked,… Continue reading

Life in a… Hospital

A hospital is an institution for health care, often but not always providing for longer-term patient stays. The latter part of a hospital’s definition (which I lifted from Wikipedia, ostensibly) looks somewhat absurd, at least in my point of view. 75% of the patients in any hospital would have stayed locked up in those staidly-coloured… Continue reading

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