I am a journalist and writer who has been covering business and technology for over 10 years. I specialize in open source technologies.
As the IT landscape is changing so is my focus area. I keep evolving and adapting with the changing market dynamics.
Besides enterprise technologies that include cloud, containers, big data… I also cover IoT, mobile, robotics, AI and consumer electronics.
Anything that deals with science or technology attracts me.
I’m also a science fiction writer whose stories have been broadcasted on Indian radio and published in leading Indian magazines.
As a fiction writer, the issues that I try to address in my work are around sustainable technologies, open source, DRM, copy rights, cyber space etc.
Founder & Editor:
Current Publications (Contributing Writer):
The Linux Foundation’s Linux.com
IDG’s CIO Online
The New Stack
Linux Pro Magazine
Cloud Foundry Blog
Past Publications I wrote for:
Linux For You (Assistant Editor)
EFYTimes (Assistant Editor)
I started my writing career in 2005 after completing my postgraduate Mass Communication and Journalism program from JMI University in New Delhi, India.
I began working with EFY Magazine group, one of the leading technology magazine groups of India, who publish the magazines Electronics for You and Linux for You.
I was hired to create and establish a new property, EFYtimes – which rose to popularity quite quickly. The EFY magazine group also organized a recurring leading Linux event called LinuxAsia, where I met notable Linux/Open Source luminaries, which sparked a new focus to my journalism. I started covering Linux/Open Source exclusively for the group.
I landed EFYtimes/Linux for You magazine (now Open Source For You) their first interview of Linus Torvalds; I worked closely with open source companies and communities to get exclusive inputs for stories. I wrote several in-depth stories for the group including the two high profiled stories: Microsoft’s accusation that Linux infringes upon their patents [PDF1] and the entire OOXL/ODF saga [PDF 2]& [PDF3].
I left the magazine in 2009 when I moved to Germany and started my own Linux-focused news site which evolved into Linux Veda in 2014.
Events I have attended or will be attending:
Open Networking Summit
Mobile World Congress
After 2 years in Germany, I moved to Brussels, Belgium and lived there for two more years, attending events like FOSDEM, interacting closely with the open source communities and companies of Europe (which is more or less a hub of most free software projects). In 2013, I moved to the US (DC area) and I continue to follow my passion for writing about Linux and Open Source.
My subject interest
Linux & Open Source (including Chrome OS and Android), cloud-computing, privacy, open standard, etc. are the areas of my interest and expertise.
I offer post-news analysis, features/articles on open source projects, hands-on product/project reviews, easy-to-follow tutorials, interviews, opinion, etc.
I use Linux (Arch Linux, OpenSUSE and Kubuntu), Android and Chrome OS in addition to iOS and Mac OS X. I offer stories about all of these platforms.
A list of my work is below:
Linux Foundation’s Linux.com
Linux For You:
PDF 1: http://www.linuxveda.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/34-36-Microsoft-story.pdf
PDF 2: http://www.linuxveda.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/OOXML-ODF-Story.pdf
PDF 3: http://www.linuxveda.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/OOXML-ODF-2.pdf