About Us

Quick Intro

This is an about page for Misra Family. Aarush, Pamela & Santanu in alphabetical order. We are currently based at Bangalore, India. In past, we lived in Mumbai (Bombay), Paris and Bay-Area (SFO).

We like to travel, make new friends and explore and understand diversity and cultures at its best. We try to do that along with day jobs. Check out our thousands of photos, travelog, random thoughts and creativity.

Brief history

2000

October

This domain is a self sponsored birthday 🎁. Registered on Friday the 13th. Honestly, I did not know about paraskevidekatriaphobia or triskaidekaphobia those days it was just a weekend for me. Still remember the late rainy afternoon in Pleasanton, C.A. when I worked briefly for Quest/Foglight.

December

The website was initially hosted on Yahoo!'s(*Lycos*) free hosting called Tripod with static pages. Moved on to shared hosting as creating static page was no fun. You have to track every small changes and I was not using any framework in those days.

2001

February

Started few small php pages. Those shared hosting was always slow as never spent too much on the personal hosting. In this process learned basic of PHP and MySQL. Started to host pictures with Gallery.

2002

💍 Became we, and the tag lined for the site changed to "Aashiyana of Pamela Santanu"

2003

February

🇫🇷 We moved to Paris from sunny California leaving behind friends who became an extended family with time. A new journey to explore Paris and Europe.

2004

Started to use WordPress and it was fun to learn about worpress theme and blah blah.

2006

September

🇮🇳 Back to India from Paris to the maximum city known as Mumbai.

2007

Summer

Moved Google's [blogspot](https://blogspot.com) with custom domain. While it is a great tool for blogging the template choices are very limited and can never trust those free templates with many hidden codes.

2008

January

Aarush was born.

May

Moved to Bangalore, the garden city. Well the trees were in decline still found many who are now only in our memories.

2010

With rise of social media connecting with friends and family is very easy and the blog section show drastic reduction. It was still getting occasional update but Facebook, Google Photos, Instagram became primary mode to in touch with friends and family. Hope to write up the travel diaries as much as we can.

2020

Summer

With global pandemic, working from home. Got some free time in the lockdown. And that is when came to know about Hugo content generator. It was again a new learning to understand how to migrate from Google Blogspot. But looks like it is not that difficult at all.

Now back to static hosting with Hugo . The theme is a simple, minimalistic & responsive build on Bulma framework made by me. The hosting now moved to GitHub pages.

To be continued...