Nagpur is turning to be happening place!

Nagpur seems to be happening place to me!

Yes, it’s true if you are Nagpurkar who left the city for work, you remember the city as senior citizen paradise. Nothing “happening” thing happens here.

Weekends in winter that I remember usually start with Cricket at Tilak Nagar ground or a Morning walk in VRCE, followed by discussions at Dharampeth Coffeehouse (miss this place) / Gokul Vrindavan. Daytime is spent with family or watching some movie or TV Series or some long drive with friends towards the forest or waterside nearby. Evenings mostly ends at Saoji places or trying some different type of food. Combination of some of above activities and it’s pretty much same every time. Whereas in Pune (My Second home), there’s a lot to learn on weekends and many places to discover.

Past few days were held up with heavy travel plans, travelled around 10 cities in past 40 days. The experience was amazing. I’ll keep this post about Nagpur, not about my travel experience, will publish another post about WordCamp Nashik, WordCamp Ahmedabad & CloudBazaar.

Returned to the city last weekend, and I’m surprised to see so many activities going in the city. There was CKP Food Festival on last weekend, it was the heavenly place for foodies, around 52 types of CKP delicacies.

Nagpur Techies Meetup – Kickstarting Your Agile Journey

Finally, after a decade I met the Duo Sameer and Meghana. Their journey is pretty amazing. They conducted a half-day workshop about Agile methodology. Explaining how Agile software development method can be used to improve the performance of individuals and teams. Right from the roots of Agile Manifesto to Scrum and Kanbans in current scenarios of attending techies. A lot more to learn from them, looking forward to Techies hangout session.


It was well spent Thursday afternoon, YES Thursday afternoon that too with 20+ Techies, Not bad for the change.
That’s not all, weekend has lot more to offer

Global Nagpur Summit 2017 – 17th & 18th Nov
GNS 2017 is a citizen-driven initiative with active support from the City & State Administration, Mayor’s office, political leaders, Business fraternity, Professionals & Non-residential Nagpurkars. Conference for the growth of the city by the people of the city.

All India Yog Sammelan – 17,18 & 19th Nov 
National level Yog conference Hosted this year at Nagpur By JSYog. it’s a must-attend conference for yoga practitioners, takes you from various aspects of Yog & lifestyle.

AOMSI 2017 – 15,16,17 and 18th Nov
Annual Congress of AOMSI – Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of India. Its been 3 years working in Clinical Trials domain, the amount of knowledge shared at this conference is unmeasurable. Around 190+ Paper Presentations, 100+ Speakers. This is altogether new level of a conference I’m witnessing, glad this year it is hosted in Nagpur.

Too many conferences for learning, there are some fun events too.

Third MotoJoJo Gathering on 18th Evening
Motojojo gatherings are the best place to spend the evening fill up with Nostalgia of the road & connect with people who love travelling just as much as you. With the Lovely singer-songwriters/musicians who’ll share songs, you’ve never heard before. Along with some super awesome story-tellers & spoken word poets and all of this wrapped in a sense of freedom and love.

Hackerspace Nagpur’s First Meetup – 18th Afternoon
Yes! hackerspaces in Nagpur 😉 Good to hear that right?
Nikhil with his 3-year-old Daughter who goes wow! at the sight of mechanical toys, In this first meetup plans to take us from setting basic Arduino / AVR toolchain on Mac / Linux machines and go ahead with controlling a servo or a stepper motor.

That’s not all, I heard about some overnight hackathon in planning. its good to hear, specifically in the city which sleeps at 11 PM.

Too much for a single week, I’ll prefer to spend the Sunday resting at home and trying new food joints like The Waffle Boss Co.

Life in Nagpur is changing. Nagpur is turning to be happening place at least for me!

Technology, Web2.0

[Fix][EasyEngine] Downloading WordPress [Fail] Oops Something went wrong !!

If you are the EasyEngine user, and facing Downloading WordPress [Fail] Error on creating a new website, then here is the reasoning and quick fix to solve the issue.

Here is the blog post on the official EasyEngine blog about how to fix it and the causes for same.

While official post recommends using the nightly build of WP CLI, I prefer avoiding Nightly release. Just remove nightly arg from mentioned command, it will be like following

sudo wp –allow-root cli update

It will update WP CLI to the stable one. The default version of WP CLI in EasyEngine I was using was 0.24.1, on the update, now it is version 1.4.0.

Hope EE4.0 upcoming major release will be using latest binaries of dependencies.

Till then Happy WordPressing 🙂



Nagpur, Technology, Travel

WordCamp Bhopal – WWWP5k And ViaLux

This Weekend had many things happening around. WordCamp Bhopal and ViaLux Anomaly in Mumbai were on same day 24th Sept 2016. I was supporting offline to my team in my Second Ingress Anomaly. Result are here Mumbai is Blue.


For detail, here’s the Mumbai score card.

WordCamp Bhopal was my first WordCamp in Central India. All camps those I attended were in West Part of India. (I missed Jabalpur and Delhi). Despite of living in Nagpur(Center of India), I’ve never been to Bhopal. I hardly discover the Madhya Pradesh. WordCamp Bhopal and #WWWP5k was great plan to discover the unknown city.

Train Journey Begin around 1 PM. Reached Bhopal By 7.30 PM.  Mobile Networking took me some time to figure out that Vodafone Calling is working fine and Airtel’s Internet is working in Bhopal. seems mobile network is some big time issue in Capital of Madhya Pradesh.

Initial plan for #wwwP5k walking in Lake Capital Bhopal was to complete Bhopal Religious mission and some Portal upgrades in Bhopal with @Maximus175 . Due to some medical emergency he was not available, so aborted the Mission, just upgraded portals. After upgrading Portals I joined Milesweb Team at Lake Side Ashoka’s Thus the Urban Socialite at Bada Talab.

Photo by Chinmay at Bada Talab

Lovely Food at beautiful Location, We had talks about city & community activities.

Day 2 Bhopal.

Day Started little late at 7.30, so we rushed toward the WC Venue.

Skipping the Bheed Bhad Joined the WordPress India Community people for Chai Pani.

Day was great filled with Talks From Puneet, Alex, Aditya, Rahul, Nirav, Swapnil, Amit, Saurabh.

Rahul shared how his team solves the Vicious circle. Really good to know how rtCamp managed it.

Apart from talks, it was great pleasure meeting people from SwiftIdeas, InkThemes, ThemeIsle. Various Conversation about themes, development strategies continued throughout the day.

I was disappointed to know students at LNCT do not know that “Nagpur was Capital of Madhya Pradesh”. 🙁
Nagpur has its own charm. At end of day Announcement from LNCT College was the Great. An official Meetup Place in Bhopal.

Overall WCBhopal was great day spent. Meanwhile me and Amit were monitoring ViaLux Activities in Intel Map & Telegram. Enjoyed the winning moment.

I started my return journey, with Chattisgarh Express at 7PM with some Delhi University geology students visiting MP for Educational Tour. I was surprised to see their knowledge about wild life. Conversion continued late night. Reached Nagpur By 3AM. This was the Time I started with my #WWWP5K Walk playing Ingress from Station to Famous Zero Mile Stone of India, so no photos of #WWWP5K Walk.

Aditya Picked me up From Zero Mile, we had some next week planning on Jalebi Poha at Shankar Nagar and ended into Bed.

Yet I’m exchanging thoughts with new connects from Bhopal, I look forward to meet them in WordCamp Nashik