About Me

Hi, I am Vishal Lambe, a data-warehouse developer by profession and a part-time blogger, cartoonist and a self-taught caricaturist. I am also an PMI® Certified Associate in Project Management.

My typical day is just as normal - Eat, Code !
I am a strong supporter of Linux distributions.


Books I have written
Vox Populi - Voice of people
(Assorted essays on religion, democracy and India).  
Click here to download your copy form Google Play

The Gita Of Programming - Lord Krisha's Teachings on the ethics of Programming.
A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaleed Hosseini
The Complete Works Of Swami Vivekananda - Swami Vivekananda
The Tao Of Programming - Geoffrey James
Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert M Pirsig (I highly recommend this one, read it twice!)
Connect the Dots - Rashmi Bansal
Lajja - Taslima Nasreen
The Richest Man In Babylon - George Samuel Clason
I Have A Dream - Rashmi Bansal
India After Gandhi - Ramchandra Guha
Patriots And Partisons - Ramchandra Guha
India's Struggle For Independence - Bipin Chandra
Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu
The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
The Great Indian Novel - Shashi Tharoor
The Elephant, the tiger and the cellphone - Shashi Tharoor
India grows at night - Gurcharan Das
Absolute Kushwant - Kushwant Singh
Lateley I've been reading lots of stuff, thanks to my Kindle. I've decided to stop keeping track of.

Hobbies
Reading books (Philosophical, Technical). I love learning new words. I strongly recommend Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis for anyone who shares the same interest.
I blog in free time, on Unix, Informatica and everyday life mainly.
I love to play around with Unix commands in my free time.
Lately, I am drawn to cartoons. It started off as simple sketches of cartoons and grew to targeted political, social cartoons. I don't know the shape of things to come, but hell ya, I am loving it!

How I do my computing
Being a strong supporter of FOSS, my favorite Linux distro is Linux Mint and I use it for all my computing needs. Mint comes pre-loaded with all device drivers. I strongly recommend all ethical distros, those that are 100% free. 
I avoid using Windows for my personal computing needs and I do not recommend or endorse it. Unix is my favorite operating system, its elegance and super-power lies in its command line.I firmly refuse to install any non-free software on my machine.
However, I have to use Windows environment for my professional work. This limited usage doesn't give my assent to the software's license, or make me responsible its being present in the computer, so I don't see an ethical obligation to refrain from this. 
Likewise, I don't need to worry about what software is in a kiosk,  or ATM that I am using. I hope their owners migrate them to free software, for their sake, but there's no need for me to refuse to touch them until then.

Favourite Personalities
Swami Vivekananda
Richard M Stallman
APJ Abdul Kalam
A R Rahman
Quentin Tarantino
Sachin Tendulkar
Randall Munroe
Wilbur Saragunaraaj

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