Srini's Point of View

My thoughts on technology, food and other fancies…

Lost SSH During Ubuntu Update

I was trying to install security updates on my digitalocean vps and lost my ssh connection. The one time I was not using tmux! GAH!! It was also stuck at a stage where it was waiting for me to put in what config changes to use for some software package ...

How to install MongoDB on a Mac

I am starting to teach myself the MEAN stack. The MEAN stack makes use of MongoDB, Express.js, Angular.js and Node.js. The best part about this stack is that all parts of the stack can be written in Javascript. Read this wikipedia article to know more.

The best ...

How to install npm packages on osx without sudo

One of the best features of python is how you can have project specific python environments using virtualenv. That way you are not putting any python packages in the global area. I knew I wanted to do something similar for managing and installing npm packages. Basically I did not want ...

Pindi Chole

This is my aunt Leela Mangu’s special pindi chole recipe.

Boil 2 cups Chana with 2 tsp ground tea leaves, 2-3 Laung, 2 tsp amla pdr, salt.

Fry in oil 1 inch ginger, some garlic till brown, add 2 small tomatoes chopped to small pieces. Add Haldi, little jeera ...


This is a recipe I got from my mother-in-law. The cool part about this recipe is that it is made without using any sambar powder.


  1. Imli - nimbu size
  2. Vegetables -any of the veggies drumstick, bindi, shimla mirch, red pumpkin, white peta, onion
  3. coconut - Half coconut- grated
  4. Masala - chana dal ...