Ansible – getting started

This article is for anyone who is evaluating how Ansible may help in their automation journey. While DevOps and Infrastructure as Code are becoming the norm from the startups to the enterprises, I had quite a few conversations on what Ansible is and how could Ansible help in managing the IT environments. This article is written … Continue reading Ansible – getting started

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Eric S Raymond’s Unix Philosophy applied to design Cloud architectures

Eric Steven Raymond in his book The Art of Unix Programming wrote 17 rules of Unix philosophy. I find most of these rules very relevant for designing cloud architectures and has its application in the design thought process. Rule of Modularity: Write simple parts connected by clean interfaces. Design for modularity and decouple the various … Continue reading Eric S Raymond’s Unix Philosophy applied to design Cloud architectures

Connecting to multiple AWS accounts using AWS CLI

To connect to multiple AWS accounts using different IAM users, following are the AWS CLI configuration steps. This would add user2 in the config file. Note that the credentials are stored in the credentials file. To connect to the first AWS account using the default profile: To connect to the second AWS account using user2 … Continue reading Connecting to multiple AWS accounts using AWS CLI

Majestic Disorder: Photo Feature on Harsh Raman

It was great fun to shoot a photo feature on Harsh Raman, the amazing illustrator, designer and street artist, for the UK based Arts + Culture print magazine, majestic disorder this summer. Spending two days with Harsh, shooting him and his works of art was as incredible experience. If you are in Delhi, you should check out the … Continue reading Majestic Disorder: Photo Feature on Harsh Raman

Magnum Square Prints: An Image That Changed Everything

Magnum Photographers were asked to choose an image - "An Image That Changed Everything". It is an image that they considered as a turning point in their lives as photographers. These photographs are available at the Magnum Sqaure Print Sale. Check them out. Great stuff! What I found even more interesting is the story behind … Continue reading Magnum Square Prints: An Image That Changed Everything

How to choose your portfolio hosting website

I have often been asked by my photography friends "where should I host my photography portfolio?". There are number of online photography portfolio hosting websites like Smugmug, Viewbook, Squarespace, Pixpa and many others, and I can understand it can sometimes be difficult to choose. What we will discuss here will be the principles on which … Continue reading How to choose your portfolio hosting website