Hi! I am Arnav. I build apps, websites, and teach people to code! I have always loved fiddling with computers. Made my first gif stop-motion animation with photos of Hotwheels cars and G.I.Joe action figures when I was in 4th grade, and since then have always loved creating videos, websites, and apps on my computer.
Of late, I am more of a cynic and have a bleak outlook on the diminishing attention spans of the entire population, the culture of outrage being a political force, and the steady destruction of the planet and climate change.
Laurels I rest on -
I lead product and strategy in the founders’ office at Scaler, and run Scaler Pod - a podcast with some of India’s top CTOs and tech leaders
Used to lead Zomato’s mobile development team, and did some perf tuning on the Android app
Co-founded and ran one of India’s most popular coding bootcamps of its time - Coding Blocks
what is this newsletter
I very regularly rant on Twitter about
tech companies and startups making products I do not like (or think should not exist)
surveillance capitalism, ads proliferating our world
financial policy, which often excludes the underprivileged
tech education - which focusses a lot of ‘scaling’ and hyped-up terms like blockchain, AI, while missing the fundamentals
Some of those threads full of rants, end up on this newsletter.
Issues are fairly irregular! You have been warned.