Souvik Das Gupta (@souvikdg)

New Delhi, India

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September 2012

@runadhm More importantly please don’t let runners choose Gatorade flavours, and set a dedicated lane for half marathon runners beyond 19km.

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@runadhm Pl. take care of half marathon runners targeting 3 hrs. Cool tunnels not working. Counters out of sponge & Gatorade (at 12 & 16k).

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Successfully finished a 1.4kg burger platter in about 30 mins and a half marathon in about 3 hours — 3 months apart. Not bad eh?

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@keeperofthekeys So this is how a “have a good run” wish feels litsays

Thanks and good night!

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@lokallobaat She’s the “face of the race” and not the ambassador. Though, I guess, it won’t change your ass@rashmiswamyhmiswamy

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@rashmiswamy Thanks! All set to wake up in perfect shape to zorb this one. I’ve read the rules, they don’t say you can’t ansays

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@ap00rv Heh, this looks ridiculous. Fake ain’t it?

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I am a round & curvy type!

“BBC: Women prefer round & curvy type, men prefer rectilinearbbc.in/Qaken46j” /v@rasagysagy

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@MaAlterEgo Haha! I think Bongs think she’s ‘right’ just because the other side is â€bigmistake

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@MaAlterEgo Well congress wouldn’t have got it either. Anyhow Mamata has always been pulling off cunt-acts. Would never expect her support.

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@MaAlterEgo She wouldn’t have got the money even if there was no bandh.

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@nisheeth Would be happy if this succeeds in overthrowing her. Problem is that her vote-bank ain’t rich-enough to see maps on iPhones.

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@nisheeth Right. But I don’t remember the river below the Howrah bridge ever running dry.

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@nisheeth Native app experience would be better, IMO.

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@nisheeth Haha. I am sure @_karan is not allowed to comment on this disaster, and perhaps not allowed to empathise as well.

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@nisheeth Adding to your home screen gives a sub-par performance. Ain’t good enough. To top that Google Earth isn’t on the Indian Store.

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@nisheeth Well they’ve never really cared beyond the first world countries anyways. Moretheamazingios6maps.tumblr.comxp

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@nisheeth You are not in India. You need to see how bare the maps are for Indian cities. It’s all over twitter and web.

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@nisheeth Maps. The only reason why I haven’t upgraded.

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@GnrlMxms It ain’t all rosy though. :)

https://t.co/KRDdAuAB

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@s_shashank_s Never witnessed bandhs in Delhi like those in Calcutta (or even Blr). Grandma (from Cal) was so worried as I left home today.

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@rohananeja What! Are you saying that if your keyboard goes kaput your battery gets changed alongside? @VarunSPuri

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@rohananeja Also chances are very high that you’d rather want to change your laptop after 3 years. 3 years is a long time@VarunSPuriri

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@rohananeja Apple batteries since unibody MBPs are much better, mine is good even after 3 years. AppleCare doesn’t cover them@VarunSPuriri

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@geohacker Not sure why the Google Earth app is not on the Indian Store. It could’ve helped@s_shashank_s_@gonsalves_r_@jackerhackck

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@geohacker Sure Apple policies/approvals are a problem. But I also fear that Google could get tactical and try to leverage this on Android.

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@vrinda_m And I had a smooth sail on the bus. No trouble with public transport. \m/

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@rohananeja Also I hope you have purchased Apple Care. If not, do it ASAP. And, what makes you bothered about the battery? @VarunSPuri

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@rohananeja Bad luck, I’d say. I had a similar bad luck with my last MBP, not with this one@VarunSPuriri

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@rohananeja In fact I don’t recall any hyped Apple software this year. Only hardware — Retina MBP and a little on the iPhone@VarunSPuriPuri

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I love bandhs in Delhi. It’s like the same Delhi with a lot fewer people on the streets.

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@s_shashank_s Hope Google comes with an app & Apple doesn’t reject it, or Apple maps turns good enough@gonsalves_r_@geohackere@jackerhackck

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@s_shashank_s No maps far outweighs the little improvements that come with iOS 6. I’m not upgrading now@gonsalves_r_@geohackere@jackerhackck

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@MaAlterEgo Don’t worry. Hardly anyone in India is pleased with iOS6.

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@VarunSPuri Not worried about speed, but I am waiting for Google to come out with a maps app. And I hope Apple doesn’t reject it.

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@architgupta Unless your work demands all the memory/resources, VMs are better. Virtualbox is a free alternative to Fusion/Parallels.

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@MaAlterEgo Pliss to be not hiding the real reason… https://t.co/jZg8eR87

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RT @Cleartrip: “When valuing a startup, add $500k for every engineer, and subtract $250k for every MBA.” ~ Aaron Patzer

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@MaAlterEgo Got the headphones fixed today (just a change of cushions). You have no idea how bad it sounded at the time you sampled it.

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@MaAlterEgo You think shaving is hard? Try giving it up for a few months.

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@MaAlterEgo I’ll add a third — your twitter handle. But wait a sec, why does acting like a chut make you feel proud?

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@MaAlterEgo Your new name is gayer than a pile of naked men fucking each-other. Not even worth getting started.

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JaspalBhatti69 should call for Bharat Chalao instead of Bharat Bandh. It’ll make more sense in an already stalled Bharat.

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@MaAlterEgo Nahi yaar, trying to resurrect my old headphone.

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@MaAlterEgo It’s for ESD protection. I don’t know what exactly that means though.

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@MaAlterEgo   जलन = jealousy

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This is how you enter Bose service center in Delhi. The Bangalore one (before Carlton Tower fire) didn’t impose thispic.twitter.com/sd4uBfDuDu

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@MaAlterEgo Not that way. Paisa wasooli is when “Meri iPhone, teri jalanYuss

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@MaAlterEgo People not just make fun of engineers. They also make fun of engineer + MBA.

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@MaAlterEgo This is a part of paise wasooli.

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madversity Delhi’s cultural scene is so hot, that it seems a torture to have long-hours job…music, theatre, movies. Suddenly NCR has arrived

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@MaAlterEgo Bhai, har iPhone wala ameer nahi hota. Kuch iPhone khareedte hi gareeb ho jaate hain. e.g. Yours Truly.

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@MaAlterEgo Enough is enough. Sue them.

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@MaAlterEgo Apne Faridabad se hi flight le liyo Goa ki. Delhi bohut door hain naa.

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jackerhack Lesson learnt: never leave home without the company rubber stamp. Having to return home just to stamp some paper isn’t funny.

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@_karan You did spend some time there, right?

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@_karan Oh! #facepalm
Though I wouldn’t have been surprised if it were your post. :p

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@_karan I guess you have been giving her a lot of Chinese.

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RT @xAbhishek: It’s actually great to have no time for Twitter. I just realized they’re trying to kill the service anyway.

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surdattack We need designers who can take the @Cleartrip User Experience to the next level jobs.hasgeek.com/view/wv9um Retweets & recommendations appreciated

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@lokallobaat I’d rather consider it to be India’s answer to Dr. Alban.

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â@tusharjonejaja: Change isn’t the only constant. Fat is toofesays

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hmitsch OH: IE, the best browser to download another browser.

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@nisheeth What surprises me is that I never expected them to recognise this and take corrective actions. I guess they’ve got a new PR guy.

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@nisheeth Negative PR, mistrust, and bad mouthing has grown recently. No doubt they rarely get credit for good things.

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Noticed a couple of ads by Delhi Police in the newspaper. This campaign, IMO, is refreshingly awesome. pic.twitter.com/UQKjBy9Y

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OH: “Bhaiyya pasta bana do. 80% white, 20% red.iary

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@vimlendu Would prefer to mail/DM you. Hope that’s alright. Alternately, I am on souvikdg at miranj dot in.

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@surdattack I was uncomfortable without scrollbars. I must know how long the page is (and where am I) at all times. @aakashd @jackerhack

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@jackerhack You work with way too many computers at any point of time. Natural scrolling is certainly not for you. @aakashd @surdattack

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@aakashd If you’re using a laptop or an external trackpad, even then you are effectively swiping@surdattackck

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@aakashd Wait a sec, is it that your system scrolls in the traditional way and surrounding systems have natural scrolling?

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@aakashd Scrolling direction remains in the “muscle memory”. If both your computer & phone scrolls the same way it gets bett@surdattacktack

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@aakashd Also, bugging if you use different computers some with & some without that. I think it’s better to invert the setting in that case.

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@aakashd It was “natural” on iOS then moved to Mac. Intuitive if you use a touch device. Takes less than a week to get used to otherwise.

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@MaAlterEgo Just put in your thobra. If you don’t have yours put Arbaaz’s instead.

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@MaAlterEgo Your shade’s too shady.

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@rungta Today’s the day you get to ask @bhavyakhanna “What plans for the evening?”

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gonsalves_r Does anyone have statistics on rape *in India* — are they more likely to be committed by someone the victim knows? cc/ @rishie_

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@gonsalves_r I think many rape incidents in which the victim knows the accused would not be reported. @rishie_

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roshd There must be a minimum education level made compulsory for eg Post Graduation, before people are allowed to embrace any religion.

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@MaAlterEgo I am not being phoney. I am being honest and greedy.

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“Haan haan maine suna hai ki aap alag alag jagah khane jaate ho. Aur blog bhi likhte ho… Tiffin service ka bhi karte hrdiary

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@DilliBelle Not miserable for me, but I do miss it every once a while.

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Guy next to me in the metro has FM on his phone. Honestly speaking, I’m slightly jealous.

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RT @nigelbabu: I made a salary calculator http://t.co/re9bM8di and wrote a post on how I did it http://t.co/OJ6ibgXp

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@ap00rv Also I suspect they might be under some regulatory constraints cause mobile signals interfere with ATC radio communication.

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@ap00rv I have seen only a couple of ‘mobile’ mobile towers outside T3. Haven’t spotted a permanent one. I guess those are not as powerful.

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*Waiting at a traffic signal in Dwarka (Delhi)*
*Knock knock*
*Window rolls down*
“Ye Dilli jane ka rasta kiss taraf hai?iary

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@gonsalves_r No, that’s another problem. But they all add up. :) @cleartax_in @rungta

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@gonsalves_r Also, one big problem is inadequate inline explanations/unclear copy. Could have easily made mistakes. @cleartax_in

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@ap00rv Drawing analogy to Airtel could be grossly mis-interpreted. But I think you get the idea. @cleartax_in

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@gonsalves_r Do help them if you can. They need a designer who can fix not just their interface but also the flow & navigation. @cleartax_in

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Used @cleartax_in for my last minute tax filing. The cleanest interface of all the options I had, but terribly clumsy and unpolished.

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@jackerhack To quite an extent I agree with @rasagy. @metarefresh couldn’t position itself the way it was conceived. I wish it gets better.

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