Welcome to An Unquiet Mind! I am Mahendra Palsule, now living in Pune, India.

I have worked in IT (Software) for over 17 years – in the outsourcing industry, product companies and web startups, as a Project/Program Manager and Product Manager. I am also a contributing author at MakeUseOf.com, a popular technology blog. I have been online since 1995, and like to keep abreast of the latest cool technologies and trends. I blog about the web, social networking, and technology at The Social Geek. This is my personal opinion blog.

An Unquiet Mind engages readers in areas of my interest and enriches me through dialogue and sharing. My topics range from social issues, current affairs and technology to psychology, movies, and satire. The tags and categories should help you explore. If you love travel, read my Himalayan Travelogue to the Spiti Valley. My Art includes some of my sketches, and poems. Favorite Films A to Z describes just that.

An Unquiet Mind is not about building traffic, but building friendships. I try my best to respond to comments. I hope you enjoy my posts and invite you to have an engaging conversation!

On The Web

My Home: http://socialgeek.storytlr.com

My Technology Blog: http://socialgeek.posterous.com

See my Social Map, to connect with me on social networks.

About Myself






69 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear Parag,

    What a welcome surprise to see you here!

    Thanks for the comments and do drop by again…:-)

    – Mahendra

  2. Hi Pareen,

    Thanks. The older one was because at that time, the main content on my blog was only my long travelogue to Spiti Valley, and it seemed an appropriate title. But now, I acted on a tip from a friend who suggested that the earlier one was too cliched. I agreed, and this one describes me much better I think! πŸ™‚

  3. I agree with you that more focused blogs may gain more readers but writing on a wide variety of topics is far more enjoyable as I have found on my blog.

  4. Finally I added you to my blog surfer and blogroll. Your blog is shaping up well. Hope you continue writing. πŸ™‚

  5. Hey Sandeep – Welcome and Thanks! I’ve also subscribed to your feed just to see how obsolete my software knowledge is! πŸ™‚

  6. Thanks, Ranjay! I will need to spare at least one full day to get myself even remotely acquainted with your fascinating photography! Now, let me see my schedule…;-)

  7. Certainly not an average Joe: be Objective! πŸ˜‰
    In a very short span of time, I have become an admirer of your mind. Why?
    Well, that will need a blog!

  8. Ramana: Being objective about myself is one of the most difficult challenges I’ve consistently faced – so I’ve decided to be safe, rather than sorry. And really, I don’t have any pretensions either – I really think I’m quite average in most respects. Observing and thinking about things is nothing compared to the people who create art, wealth, save lives through surgery…get my drift? πŸ™‚

  9. Hi Mahendra

    Am also frm pune and working as a software engineer.check my abt me section.
    “I’m just another average Joe out there, who thinks he has myriad interests”…even i am pretty new out here..but i do what i like to do…so dont keep u r mind blocked …keep shooting u r ideas and interests…

    Wanna see what managers have a take on this issue check my post on Software Work Culture in India. πŸ™‚

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  11. Mahendrap –

    Is it Mahendra or Mahendrap? You write well, you are open to questions, and your site is very well done. I enjoy reading what you have to say.

  12. Aikaterine: thanks! You can see my name at the top of this page, it’s Mahendra. That username was taken by someone disillusioned with WordPress who hasn’t posted even a single post, so I had to make up mahendrap, using my last name’s first letter.

    Thanks for the compliments, they mean a lot!

  13. Vivek: it would’ve helped if you’d typed in your URL when commenting as I can’t locate your blog!

    Sandy: Thanks for stopping by and for the compliment! Hope you grace this blog with your visits in the future!

  14. Bibliomom: πŸ™‚ Ha ha!

    No, I must confess I haven’t, but will soon do so over the weekend!

    PS: Really, I’m curious, how did you happen to come to my blog? πŸ™‚

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  17. Mahendra, nice reading your post about opening a restaurant. I was really encouraged since my background is similar to yours.

    I was wondering if you could share some fundas with me about what licenses and permissions to get and from where….

    thanks a lot.

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  19. Mahendra, I am so pleased to have found your blog. I look forward to any more writing you do. I enjoy hearing your thoughts. πŸ™‚ Oh! I just looked at the title–‘An Unquiet Mind’–what a beautiful idea.

  20. Amazing Blog… Well Maintained… & score of topics to read from…. Nice going.

    BTW I never knew you had 15 years of experience. :))

  21. I accidentally found your site…by searching information on INTJ.
    I love reading your blog…and found myself love reading books more than going out for parties.
    my friends call me a bookworm, and I just feel that there’s so much more I want to know about this world, I have so many plans and ideas, which my friends would never understand.
    they always say that I am “thinking too much”
    but I assume you got that same feeling too.

  22. A very big thank you for those of you who continue to encourage me to write…I cannot express how deeply humbled I am.

    Yes, I am going to try get back to blogging again. Once again, I am just too overwhelmed. Thank you from the deepest of my heart.

  23. Hi,

    I accidentally got to see your blog! and I was surprised and happy to find that you are an Indian. I love your writing skills and envy the way you express! I like the theme as well as the neat layout of your blog. I echo your feelings on love towards the nation and towards her well being! I feel so proud to be an Indian and to meet someone like you!

  24. Good to see you back! I am irked to see my blog missing from your blogroll. You are not a Leo, are you? LOLOL, just kidding πŸ™‚
    Welcome back Mahendra

  25. Absolutely the same feeling and experience, Sylvia. Bookworm has been my middle-name, and I’m always said to be ‘thinking too much’.

  26. “shy and introverted. I’m honest, enjoy solitude”! same here!

    Great blog and great theme ( I’ve planned the same theme on my blog after a month). Subscribing to your feeds; expect me more after Nov.; very busy presently!

    Will surely read your Himalayan blog before leaving for the dangerous Himalayan trekking in late May!

    Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. I am a good reader of blogs and often leave long comments (as is my wont)!

  27. Welcome to my blog, Vikas! It looks like you’ve already done a whirlwind tour…:-)

    All the best for your romantic and academic pursuits! I look forward to your blogging and commenting later…

  28. Hey, I’m a big fan of visual representation and succinctness so this is a good one. πŸ™‚ So what if the ‘about me’ page doesn’t tell your eye color, I can always ask! But being a Leo, I can’t be satisfied with an about-me page that doesn’t talk endlessly about me. hehe!

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  31. Didn’t know that you work in IT…sigh. I work in IT too. I hope I won’t have to work for 17 years though. πŸ™‚

  32. Mahendraji, I needed some advice [first hand info] on Lonavla.

    My brother-in-law, marine engineer, wants to give up his amphibian life. He is getting an offer for teaching in the marine training school of his company at Lonavla (thought it will pay about 7 times less than his current post of chief engineer) and him and my sister want to shift to Lonavla. They have a four year old child. They are worried about the schooling system/facilities in Lonavla (someone said there aren’t good schools but all else is fine with the place). Can you give me advice/info/suggestion/insight from your knowledge or find out from someone who knows about the place.


  33. impressive person you R!
    love yr honesty and transparency
    how i found you [feedback on yr trackability!]
    did a search on WP forum for twitter codes
    looked at one and there you were giving the most marvellous info to someone
    so i looked at yr site using yr avitar link
    and peroozed – found yr blog link and saw yr chair and tidy tidy shelves!
    must now find you on twitter to follow you!
    i wish you all the very best and a long long life – as you are a gem!
    [cape town]

  34. Hi Mahendra
    I tried your How To Convert Audio Cassettes to MP3 in 5 Easy Steps. It worked fine. Only problem i have is that the volume is very low when i pay the audio in Audacity 1.3 Beta version and the same happens when converted to mp3.

    What am i doing wrong.
    New Zealand

  35. I searched Google for “intellectual female bloggers” and found you! Question: Where did you find the image (combination of words) at the top of the page? (Or did you design this?) Thank you. πŸ™‚

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