Good Words

This is a permanent record of the people whose work I can vouch for, who have given me a leg-up and the tools that help me live better. It was inspired by Ann Friedman.

Many posts on this blog have benefited from feedback from Thomas Manuel, writer, thinker, and my friend and fellow gamer. He writes a riveting column in 3 Quarks Daily that often draws upon little known stories of people from the Indian subcontinent. He has also been published in The WireThe Sunday GuardianThe Nib and The Hindu. He won The Hindu Playwright Award in 2016, and is a conscientiously passionate exponent of tabletop role-playing games. He’s on Twitter @notrueindian.

Peers and collaborators

Giants on whose shoulders…

  • Lalitha akka, who taught me to be curious
  • Anil Ananthaswamy, who helped make sense of work
  • Thana Al Ansari, who made sense of the darkness
  • Thomas Manuel, who writes the best stories
  • Usha R., who walked me to the light
  • Siddharth Varadarajan, who has had the faith
  • Varun Vohra, who gave me a second chance


  • Apple Music
  • Atom
  • Bear
  • Hyper CLI
  • Linode
  • StackExchange
  • WordPress

This list will be updated from time to time.