Souvik Das Gupta (@souvikdg)

New Delhi, India

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August 2012

@nigelbabu Sturgeon’s law. Again and again. Forever.

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@bhavyakhanna Please do the needful. â@vrinda_m_m: needagiftneedagiftneedagiftneedagific”

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@ponnappa Just pointing that hearing food is also a possibility. Nothing more. :) @ap00rv

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RT @ZENIADCUNHA: Today is India’s National Sports Day On the birthday of our greatest sportsman Dhyan Chand Read this brilliant tribute …

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RT @imdshadab: #whenIwasInSchool PPC was the ultimate hangout place for DPS RK Puram

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RT @nigelbabu: In case you missed our #jsfoo chat with @paul_irish, here’s a quick summary of it! http://t.co/bwRLnZk6

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paul_irish @BangaloreJS Looking forward to chatting with everyone tomorrow!

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@pranesh_prakash A ques for my knowledge — if I invent something and patent it, can anyone else reproduce it citing a different application?

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@bhavyakhanna LOL! I say you try and think of a new interaction so that you can patent it. Let @pranesh_prakash and I take a rest.

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@pranesh_prakash Do I make any sense or do you absolutely not agree with me? :)

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@pranesh_prakash Also, 20 years for a patent in technology IMHO is too long. It should just give an advantage to the inventor.

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@pranesh_prakash Again I am not an expert, but I say the actions should be patented not the effect. Patent “pinch” not “pinch to zoom”.

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@pranesh_prakash If non-obviousness while interacting with a system is a legal requirement then a reform in the laws is must. @bhavyakhanna

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@pranesh_prakash There’s a difference between non-obviousness while inventing and non-obviousness while using a system@bhavyakhannana

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@pranesh_prakash Just like I think an on-screen keyboard should not be patented, but if someone can draw a flower to write it, it should be.

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@pranesh_prakash Suggested up and down button and not a scroll bar. I think capturing a “touch” is more elementary than capturing a “swipe”.

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@pranesh_prakash A quality of a good design is that the final product looks obvious & feels undesigned. “Page up” I’d sa@bhavyakhannakhanna

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@pranesh_prakash I guess a jaw-dropping obvious way to scroll would be to tap on an “up arrow”. Not obvious unless you see it work.

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@pranesh_prakash But that comes from someone who has limited IPR knowledge. Also, I hope for some reforms in this field. @bhavyakhanna

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@pranesh_prakash I’ll be inclined towards “Yes” cause it is a (relatively) new interaction design. Something jaw-drop@bhavyakhannakhanna

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@bhavyakhanna Thirdly, I am not sure if a Notification Center is worthy of being awarded a patent. @pranesh_prakash

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@bhavyakhanna Firstly, I am not awed by their Notification Center. Secondly, have never used an Android. @pranesh_prakash

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@zainabbawa Something north of the Tropic of Cancer, please.

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lokallobaat Anyone know of an NGO in Delhi that might be looking for used/second-hand cameras (film & digital) ? RT, please?

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What’s with Leh and this season? Too many people on my “social network” making a trip or just got back from one.

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@geohacker Perhaps you need to make just one call. My exp. says that brokers operating in the same area offer the same places. @gonsalves_r

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@MaAlterEgo A trait unique to male engineers in India. And since most launde are engineers, you most certainly have partners-in-crime.

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geohacker Have to really really find a place to move in the next couple of days. All you Bangalore folks, help me out. 1/2 BHK Indiranagar/Frazer Town

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@GnrlMxms http://t.co/bkgVBt8v http://t.co/HGqxakfc Also one in Kalkaji (run by a school senior of mine) + more you hunt more you’ll find.

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@MaAlterEgo I know, but door se dekho to waisa hi lagta hai. :)

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@GnrlMxms Sure! Also, as a startup, you could also consider co-working/shared office spaces.

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@MaAlterEgo Super choice macha! A bra with a hole!

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@DilliBelle Sort of getting a hang of it. Aside, are you an accountant?

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@DilliBelle Never!

And this ‘in a way’ is odd as any amount credited to my bank is now ‘technically’ ait. #FML again!

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TIL — In accounting, increase in asset/decrease in liability is ‘Debit’ and the other way round is ‘Credit’.

दुà¾à¤°à¤¾ मत पूछना! #FML

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@GnrlMxms At least someone realises why I work out of an office.

P.S.— If you are terribly pissed feel free to head over to our place. :)

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@lokallobaat Kya Issmael mia, Eid ke din to mazaak na karo.

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@lokallobaat Eid Mubarak Issmael Bhai! Please send me some Biryani.

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@mightyboosher A gentleman’s way of saying “You’ve not yet done what you aught to do. It has been too long and now you are pissing me off”.

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@_karan I guess they picked it from Google Translation. Even they suggest ‘घटना’

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@AroraDush Promise to never spell ईद as ‘ID’ (in all-caps). It simply doesn’t work. ‘Eid’ is perhaps a better alternative.

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@_karan LOL! I guess घटना is better translated as ‘incident’. However, can’t think of a better alternative for event.

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@MaAlterEgo chalo bhoole to nahi. I thought that is also something you hated.

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@gonsalves_r Lemme get this right—You got a pack of Kenyan Coffee which u run through South Indian filter & add Irish whiskey@s_shashank_s_s

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At a party today:

“Oh you have an iPhone? Show… Which model?”
“4”
“Which one, 16… 32?”
“This one I t35-ish”

#humordiary

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@lokallobaat I kid you not. The groom of this newly married couple (the host of the party I am in) is your look-alike.

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That awesome feeling when you discover that the glass of ‘Pepsi’ served at the table actually contains Thums #win

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@geohacker Today? I thought it is on Monday. Happy Eid!

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lokallobaat It’s Pateti today. Anyone know of a place where one can try good Parsi food in Delhi today? (Parsi Anjuman only for members today)

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vikramadhiman Ok. My phone is lost. Sony Ericsson. Is there anything I can do to get it back? The phone is switched off. India number. In NY.

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@rasagy The Govt, to prevent spreading provocative messages for the next 15 days.

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Auto drivers tried their usual best to convince that it’s too late to get antc or metro. Held my nerve and got the last buss.

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@MaAlterEgo I suggest contacting @MyAkosha before giving up. You may have overlooked a slim way out.

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AbdulWK On twitter, universal solution for all problems is to unfollow.

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@MaAlterEgo Makes sense. Also, did you notice that if you’d have dropped the 1st word from that statement it’d still make sen#Yuss

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sajid_v You say: “Login to Facebook to continue”

I say: “bye-bye”

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@erm_wat So there’s thistweetmarker.nettG /via@gonsalves_r_r

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RT @bellycentric: Ramzan ends in a week and so does your chance of having the renowned Pista House Haleem home-delivered. #foodiealert

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@rungta Desktop one doesn’t sync as yet.

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@MaAlterEgo On a separate note, hope that placement package is half as exciting as reading about them are.

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RT @turmericdesign: Calcutta rests on past laurels in admirably defiant denial. Bengalis everywhere else move on, but their loved city d …

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@lokallobaat You got a holiday on your budday, what else you want?

For anything more you need to break the dahi matka.

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@lokallobaat Janmashtami ki hardik shubhkamnaye. Bolo bolo Krishn bhagwaan ki jai!

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jackerhack Some company called NetMojo just called me a psycopath for not being on Facebook. Guess who we are definitely not doing business with?

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@ap00rv Wait a sec, I thought you ate in your spare time.

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RT @bellycentric: In which @souvikdg went, saw and conquered a massive burger platter.

http://t.co/RZgJAj7s

(Bonus: Delhi burger joint …

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RT @NH7: LISTEN UP! The Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2012 hits New Delhi this October #nh7weekender http://t.co/gCnIgOpY

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@singlaank Yes. Specially if the URL is preceded by ‘tel:’, like in this case. :)

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@singlaank If you are on a phone it would have given a call to the number. :) @ponnappa

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@lokallobaat Also found out that there are only 2 Wimpy outlets left in the city.

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@lokallobaat In fact I spotted it while paying a visit to Wimpy (out of sheer nostalgia). Lamb burger wasn’t bad, veg had too much sauce.

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@ponnappa Amusingly, the author made an attempt to hide part of the consumer phone number but let it remain in the link. /cc: @singlaank

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@lokallobaat Look what I spotted at Malviya Nagar yesterday. pic.twitter.com/maCEtvuZ

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@ap00rv I think I have had their mutton seekh. If it is the same place wouldn’t recommend them as heartily. Still I am in. When?

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@AbdulWK Thanks, but this appears to be a call out for full time positions. @softykid

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Mission Gangs of Wasseypur — Part 1 and 2 back to backpic.twitter.com/sRyZhJAFAF

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keeperofthekeys Extremely sly (and not at all nice) of @TataSky to insert an advertisement channel between the three olympics broadcasting ones.

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RT @aroradush: Out of everyone expressing frustration at India’s dismal medal tally, how many encourage their kids to take up sports ful …

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My all time favourite footballer Roberto Carlos retired.

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@xAbhishek Nothing quicker than pen and paper. Have used Keynote a few times. @rungta

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Astonishingpict Teacher: “What is something you need that you can’t see or feel?” Student: “Air.” Me: “Wifi.”

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