Reflecting on the time that I got some writing done

I have been wanting to write for a long time. There are several reasons why I want to write — which perhaps can be the matter of another post in itself, but the point here being that I had decided to write. And I haven’t. And that got me thinking…

Telegram Logger bot

Sharing guidance & code for setting up a Telegram logger bot. It logs all data entered to the bot into a Google Spreadsheet. Bot in action Steps Create Telegram bot using botfather.Set up a Spreadsheet for logging data.Set up Google Apps Script. Copy code below.Deploy as web…

Don’t ask for connects

It has become possible and incredibly easy even to be able to discover, locate and connect with people in the 21st century. You should hence only be seeking guidance on who you should look to be connecting with. The locating, reaching out and connecting — now that part you can and…

#column: മാതൃഭൂമി

കഴിഞ്ഞ വർഷം എനിക്ക് മാതൃഭൂമിയിൽ ഒരു weekly column എഴുതുവാൻ അവസരം ലഭിക്കുകയുണ്ടായി. ഒരു ആറു മാസ കാലയളവിൽ ഇരുപതോളം articles എഴുതുവാൻ സാധിച്ചു. അങ്ങനെ മാ…

Address people on a first name basis

One of the first instances I came across this practice of addressing people by their first names was in my college basketball team. I was in my first year and one of the seniors, Anoop John, who knew I used to play in the school basketball team asked me to…

Books that made me rethink

Books have a very interesting power to make you think and even change the way you think. Its power to transform us at a much deeper level has always amazed me. There have been several phases in my life with respect to books. Over the years, I traversed through the…

“What does your name mean?”

Ever since I started traveling and meeting people from outside Kerala, I’ve been asked this question on multiple occasions: “What does your name Sijo mean?”. Let me get to the answer straight away. It does not mean anything. Its just Sijo! There was a time in Mallu land when…

Rejected successfully

I offer a course on Entrepreneurship at guest faculty at XIME. As part of their course project, each student is working on developing their own Google Assistant bots. Now, one of the typical challenges most run into when it comes to developing their ideas is with “shipping”. People tend to…