Live forever Atul!

Sometime 1998/99: “Sweetheart Mr. Atul Chitnis himself replied to your email. You are going to write a review of GIMP for PCQuest!!”

This was our first contact with Atul, Swati was very unsure as to what will she write but another email from Atul and she was fine. Atul himself had edited the first draft of that review and had said it was good to go!

Atul, in his own words did not hack code – he hacked people. How he did it cannot be explained in words. It was something which was meant to be experienced.

The ITCom 2000: Aasim was 3 years old, could barely talk in Hindi and he would go up to Atul and just look up at him sitting in the corner chair, in turn Atul would look at him equally at loss as to what to talk. Aasim kept returning to him for next 12 years.

2001: An idea before its time – he trusted us to build it. SugarTrade did not take off but that taught us to think big!

He was a demigod for me, who became a friend. His style was brutally honest, no mincing of words but it always made sense if you heard him out. He would hear you out too if you had it in you! I have flamed and trolled Atul publicly at least 3 times but I can confess that on a personal level things never changed.

Atul trusted me, not only as a coder but as a doctor. That was a burden I gladly took upon…. that was the least I could do…

Atul they tell me you are no more!? WTF they are talking about, Yeah your physical self is not there with us anymore – you abused that kit too much for too long, something had to give way but no more? crazy people these – you will live forever Atul!!

Some Premium WooCommerce themes that I like

WooCommerce is a WordPress eCommerce toolkit that helps you setup a WordPress e-com shop. While the plugin itself if free the add-ons to it are priced at various levels. There are several free extensions  for WooCommerce but when it comes to themes I just did not like any. After some searching I found a few premium themes which I have recently referred to a client.

The Builder – $55

Premium WooCommerce Themes

The Builder is a Premium WordPress theme that comes with massive and flexible features. Focused on bringing easiest system for user to build and modify their own site, both on content and layout/design! Create an eCommerce, business or personal site with your own style!

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KALLYAS – $55

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Mearishop – $55

Premium WooCommerce Themes

MeariShop is a clean and flexible WordPress theme that utilises the powerful Woo Commerce plugins to create a versatile WordPress-powered shop, with unlimited layout options and unlimited skins. MeariShopis powered by the advanced Hana Panel, which provides tons of options to manage and modify any aspect of the theme – it is well suited for both beginners with no coding knowledge and developers.

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Xing – $55

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Xing is a clean and modern WordPress theme designed for corporate websites and e-commerce ventures. The theme can be used for small to large business setups, online shopping stores, personal portfolio, or as an editorial blog. Supported with custom templates, widgets, short codes, and customization options; the theme can be a suitable choice for your business/ecommerce projects.

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Shoppica – $55

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Shoppica WP is a guarantee for a professional online presence. The clean and modern look allows you to use the theme for every kind of online shop. In combination with the powerful option to change the color of all elements, you will be given the possibility to make an unique e-commerce website that stands out of the crowd!

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Venus transit at Sunrise

Venus transit at Sunrise

Transit of Venus as seen at Sun rise from Nagpur. Despite clouds I was lucky enough to get a short window where the Sun peeked thru. If this window had passed I would have needed elaborate filters…