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You are invited [personal]

Published on Sep 20, 2010 in personal
You are invited [personal]

Almost an year ago, my life took a pleasant, awesome turn. I became dad to two beautiful, naughty and energetic kids. We named them Nishanth & Nakshatra (meaning Moon & Star). Ever since they entered our world,  our lives have changed. They bring laughter, love, anxiety and curiosity to our life everyday. And this Friday […]

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Thank you (and thank you Excel), We have a Car!

Published on Jul 11, 2010 in personal
Thank you (and thank you Excel), We have a Car!

Last time I posted something on a weekend was almost a few years ago. I am making a rare exception to share a joyous news with all of you. We bought our first car yesterday. It is a Maruti Suzuki Alto (link). See the picture below: Ever since we became parents in September last year, […]

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A Hairy Update [personal]

Published on Jun 22, 2010 in personal
A Hairy Update [personal]

Those of you reading the blog for the last few months would know that I manage 2 more super-fast growing ventures. They are called Nakshatra and Nishanth. Our twin babies. They are in to 9th month now (born on September 24th last year).

It is fairly common for kids in this part of the world to get rid of their birth hair around this time. So we took the kids to a near by temple to get them tonsured. I want to share a few pics with all of you.

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Wow!!!, Thank You :)

Published on Apr 30, 2010 in personal

Wow, I am really overwhelmed by the support and encouragement you all have shown when I announced that I am quitting my day job to pursue PHD as a full time venture. Thank you. Thank you so much. I have received 68 comments (they are still pouring) and almost 100 emails from our readers telling […]

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Childhood Dream comes true [personal story]

Published on Apr 26, 2010 in personal
Childhood Dream comes true [personal story]

Some of you know that I have a full time job as a business analyst with one of the largest IT companies in the world. I help insurance companies do their IT better in that job. Almost a week ago, I have resigned from my day time job. Back story: As far back as I […]

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There are Easter Eggs in this Post!!!

Published on Apr 2, 2010 in Learn Excel, personal
There are Easter Eggs in this Post!!!

It is Easter Time again. Although I am not in Scandinavia (where Easter is a big thing) any more, we have a rather biggish family gathering here at PHD household during this weekend. We are also having anna prashanam for the little ones. It is the ceremony we do in India when kids eat rice […]

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2010

Published on Dec 23, 2009 in blogging, personal
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2010

Christmas and New year have always been a magical time for us. Even though we end up being in 2 different countries for most of the Christmases, we always cherish the time. It has a special romantic significance too, I proposed to Jo shortly after new year in 2001 (and did it almost everyday until […]

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Meet Nakshatra & Nishanth (and say Happy Birthday to PHD)

Published on Oct 20, 2009 in blogging, personal

< drum roll > Welcome Nakshatra and Nishanth to their first public appearance.Nakshatra is the girl and Nishanth is the boy (for the curious, Nakshatra means star and Nishanth means moon) Here is a fun question: Can you guess which one is Nishanth and which one is Nakshatra? On more family affairs, today I am […]

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Pointy Haired Dad

Published on Sep 24, 2009 in personal

Good news… Jo has given birth to a baby girl and a baby boy. Twins, that is right. All three are doing great. Mom is recovering from her C-section anesthesia. Babies are busy drinking milk, burping and sleeping. I got home just now to eat something and take food for my folks in the hospital. […]

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Creating New Cell, for real

Published on Jun 18, 2009 in blogging, personal

I have been bubbling with joy and excitement for almost 5 months now.. I don’t think I can hold it any longer. So here it goes, We are becoming parents. We have created a new cell and now that little cell multiplying fast. We are expecting the baby in first week of October. It is […]

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Great News: Chandoo becomes MVP

Published on Jan 2, 2009 in personal
Great News: Chandoo becomes MVP

I have received 2009 Microsoft MVP Award.

The award is presented for Excel community contributions made in the past and includes a complimentary subscription to MSDN (and or Technet). It is a great feeling to know about this.

I am very thankful to this site and all the things I could learn and share through it. Special thanks to the anonymous MVP for nominating my name.

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Free Excel Calendar Template for year 2009 (and all years up to 9999)

Published on Dec 4, 2008 in Featured, Learn Excel, personal
Free Excel Calendar Template for year 2009 (and all years up to 9999)

Free excel calendar template for year 2009 (well, it works for any year all the way up to 9999)

Go ahead and download it, change the year number in the first sheet to 1981 or something and see the magic.

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5 things that helped me run 10k

Published on Nov 30, 2008 in personal, Random

As told earlier I have finished my 10 k run today (actually 13 k). Even though running 10 kilometers is not a big deal for many people, it is a HUGE deal for me and I thought I would write a small post sharing my experience of crossing this important milestone.

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Excel Links of the Week – Do you want to run 10k with me edition

Published on Nov 17, 2008 in Learn Excel, personal

It has been almost 9 months since I crossed the 5k running mark for the first time in my life. Running is one of the most enjoyable things I do. I have been running between 5 and 7 kilometers ever since. I wanted to run 10 kilometers and finally I am confident of doing it. […]

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Excel Links of the Week – Birthday Edition

Published on Oct 20, 2008 in excel links, personal

Today I am celebrating my 27th birthday. “not much left before thirty”, my wife playfully reminds me. “We still have 3 more years to go”, I said, thinking about all those things to do before I turn thirty list. All in all the year has been fantastic. We have moved to US for work reasons, […]

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