Soma ray | my other life

There is only disabled technology…poor design. (Huge Herr, TED 2010) These are the moments I imagine when I think of Human Computer Interaction or as he aptly calls it ‘Human Machine Interaction’. His example of eyeglasses being so acceptable but century ago poor eyesight would have been termed disabled hit home with me! Actually his […]

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Cooking with milk or cream is more of a science than art IMO. Well, yogurt too. I think I know how temperature affects these ingredients but I still get it wrong at times. Always…always add dairy products when the temperature of your pan is cold. Else you will definitely curdle the sauce. I have been […]

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My current graphic design assignment has me working on a brochure representing my hometown. Now assignment coupled with nostalgia coupled with exam time does not make for  a good situation. I miss all the little things and memories that Pune, India created for me. It was quite a journey putting together pieces of my memory […]

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… Or am I a Workaholic? I chose to work during my spring break. I spend this time analyzing content, creating information taxonomies and ontology, and working on a design prototype for National Archives’ Presidential Libraries. New city (Washington DC)? check. Wonderful work group? check. Meeting with The Archivist of USA? CHECK! If you want details […]

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Two words…Sheryl Sandberg… and a video that I have favorited. Note to women

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This will, in all probability, be an edit-for-a-while sort of post. There are so many things I love about Ann Arbor, it being a city which will figure as a life milestone notwithstanding. I will be awkwardly cheesy and say I

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The winter has been kind so far but it lacks color. All the playing around with Adobe Kuler made me realize how much I miss color in nature. Would it help if houses in Ann Arbor were more like San Fransisco? That would compensate for the lack of hues on trees! I always knew I […]

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Or why I like to temper with nigella seeds. When I was growing up, I always wondered if tempering seeds had any role except getting stuck between teeth. The grown-ups had no idea that the next generation will totally discard mustard seeds, nigella seeds, or cumin seeds. Yes, I had my cooking future planned like […]

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My first Christmas in Ann Arbor. Frozen fingers did not deter much from night time photography. Click image for full resolution.

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This little part of my website is a peek into the personal me. Not much…only a little. I love food for what its worth. I am not a gourmand but I love food as it represents cultures, people, lifestyles, moods, and so much more. If one took away food and clothes there would be precious […]

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