Remote work has lately become popular in the tech circles and I couldn’t be happier. Having worked remotely for over a decade I hope more people embrace remote work this decade.

Remote work just like traditional work has different segments and over my career I have worked across these segments…


This year, we saw the rise and rise of TikTok. It has become one of the fastest growing social media apps. However, many people describe its content with words like ‘vile’, ‘cheap’, ‘shocking’ etc. …


Lately, I have been working on getting my home smarter. I am doing this by buying some stuff; building some stuff and hacking some stuff. I have been at it for 3 years now. While I like most of the connected gadgets I am repulsed with the idea that every…


The new TRAI draft regulation for commercial communications with the customer has made Blockchain based DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology) as its core. Most of the regulation is based on the belief that DLT technology is technically superior and suitable for storing customer commercial communication preferences. This is technically incorrect.

From the Press release

The…


For the past few months I been interested in cryptocurrencies; primarily Bitcoin. I am so into it that I have gone ahead and started mining Bitcoins. And I hope by the end of this post; you too will be interested. 😊

Let’s start with a story; the story of Bitcoin…


Journalism is dying a slow death. The model of relying heavily on advertisements have made the media answerable to the highest bidder rather than the reader. It’s said, Journalism is one of the pillars of democracy. If journalism dies, I wonder how will democracy survive. I have had a few…


Ok. So, our Road Transport Minister just said, he is not going to allow self-driving tech. This is sad.

He is wrong to stifle technological progress of 1/6 of humankind. We don’t have a choice because if legislatures had it their way, we would still be riding horses. …


This is a Work — In — Progress post.

I need to first explain what Hyperloop is! Stay tuned.

I believe I am an early adopter of technology. Technology is what has augmented the human race to accelerate its progress. And over the years, I have trusted and tested many…


Every time I want to access a file iCloud most times it doesn’t work! I have considered using some other file syncing service like Google Drive or Dropbox but have been reluctant because Apple keeps shoving down the iCloud cool-aid down our throats regardless of our choice.

The iCloud service…


Image courtesy: http://www.wiziq.com/teachblog/are-teachers-keeping-students-from-learning-in-the-digital-age/

Hole In The Wall Project in New Delhi

Colonialism 2.0

Our societies are undergoing a transformation with the assistance of the technology. This new stage of human evolution is being accelerated by algorithmic cascades which the Internet has helped brought to billions of people. …

Shirsendu “Troy” Karmakar

Technical Architect — Web, Mobile, Machine Learning, Blockchains, IoT, Hydroponics, Tech Ethics. Past — SlideShare, LinkedIn, UsabilityHub. Stay Weird!

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