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Amit Gawande

Life in a Portrait Mode

I love taking portrait shots of my daughter. Her expressions are the focus, and everything blurs away in the background. Anyway, what matters to me is my daughter’s smile or the lack of any. Each expression more priceless. I hope to live my life in the same manner, in portrait mode. Put things …

Amit Gawande

Being Favourite vs Being Popular

Every service wants to be everyone’s favourite. But what the makers are working towards is being favoured. Or popular. There is a minute but significant distinction between those two. It is easy to market something subjective, which is what the latter is. “Best…”. …

Amit Gawande

Having More Choices is Dreadful

Choices are abundant these days - more variety of cuisines, more brands of clothes, more range of devices, more solutions. More of the same, yet different in imperceivable ways. More is good, right? Not when the dread of choosing paralyses me. Making a selection demands brain cycles, both while and …

Amit Gawande

Anatole – A Two-column Theme for Micro.blog

Ever since I published the Paper theme to Micro.blog, I wanted to port one with multiple columns and yet stay minimal as possible. I’ve found one, and today I managed to port it to and customize it for Micro.blog. The theme, called Anatole, is a beautiful minimalist two-column theme. You can …

Amit Gawande

I Love Technology

Whenever I pick up a call on my watch and talk to my wife, I am happy. Whenever I scan or tap my phone to pay for stuff, I am happy. Whenever I click a button on my smartphone to capture the best of the moment in front of me, I am happy. Whenever I beam my voice to my daughter in another room as if …