Words on this site are penned by me, Amit Gawande. I have a mind full of thoughts — occasionally pour them as non-fiction. I have a mind full of stories — occasionally serve them as short fiction.

I am a software developer by profession, and interest, working at & living in Pune, India. Words on this site are penned by me - recording my take on things I read and my observations on happenings I am part of. This is a place intended to be my only outgoing portal to the world

I am a casual blogger whose love for blogging started in early 2007. I was at my productive writing best during 2009-10. I pen down my observations, often in a sarcastic tone, about the stuff that pains me in every-day life.

I am a technology enthusiast who likes to keep a tab on advances in technology world, especially the smartphones industry. News around and products from Apple, the company, interest me the most as I relate to their quest for perfectionism and design.

I have recently realised my passion for writing fiction, thanks mainly to Medium. What has helped me the most is amazing writing community I follow there and some awesome publications I have been part of. Fiction allows me to kindle the creative part of my heart, which I had locked down, unintentionally, due to the hectic work-life. Medium as platform could not have arrived at a better time.

I am also a big music buff; you will rarely see me without headphones on. So don’t hesitate to tap my shoulder before talking to me, as simple calling may not help.

This site is built with Hugo and deployed with Netlify. The overall look and feel is themed by an extremely personalised port of the Ghostwriter theme. You can find all the information on the process and the setup here.

Outside of work, I am:

  • Listening to music/podcasts
  • Reading articles/eBooks
  • Playing with my daughter

Music I like:

  • Acoustic
  • Soft rock
  • Sufi

People I idolize:

  • Sachin Tendulkar - For the dedication in work and the humbleness in behavior
  • Steve Jobs - For the passion for perfection and the clarity of thoughts
  • Roger Federer - For the craftsmanship and the love of family

Apps I use the most:

  • Tweetbot (twitter)
  • Kindle + Pocket + Feedly (readers)
  • Music + Overcast (podcasts)

Top sites in my Browser History: