Soutrik Gupta

Soutrik Gupta

Soutrik Gupta

Soutrik is a Network Engineer with Kloudspot. During this extended period of working from home, he's been busy experimenting with world cuisine and tinkering with new technology for the house.

What is the best part about working from home?
It’s cooking the most delicious dishes and coding at the same time, without having to worry about traffic and timings.

What is your biggest challenge working from home?
Interaction with team mates, generating ideas and quickly putting it out on the board to discuss.

What do you miss the most about going to office?
Unlimited coffee and snacks! Also, travelling back in the evening with music as my stress-buster.

How do you unwind?
Mostly going to the children's play area in the apartment to listen to soothing songs on the swing while watching the sunset.


“We feel free when we escape - even it be but from the frying pan to the fire”
- Eric Hoffer

  • Nachos
    Nachos: Is there anything more satisfying than a loaded tray of classic Tex-Mex nachos?
  • Bengali Biryani
    Kolkata Biryani famous for the aloo (potato) that it serves along with egg and meat
  • Pancakes
    Pancakes sometimes smile back at you 🙂

Have you been learning any new skill or taking courses not related to your job?
I have been exploring a lot of new DIYs, like designing a dessicant-based air-conditioning system, installing solar based gardening automation, and also techniques for efficient rainwater harvesting, which I plan to implement in my house.

Do you have any recommendations for TV shows/movies/books/games?
I enjoy these shows on Netflix: The Spy, Money Heist, Sillicon Valley, Mr. Robot. On Youtube I follow tryhackme, and coldfusion.

Which app(s) have you found the most useful during this period?
House Party, Zoom, MS Teams, Swiggy (of course!), and Dunzo (they really get it done-zo!).

What would you say to someone who needs motivation during this lockdown period?
To tech friends, I show new stuff that I have learned and encourage them to get onboard with me.

Do you see yourself changing post-pandemic? How?
I think the pandemic has really helped me optimize time and dive more into my interests. I have been playing with some development stuff that I had long planned to do. I am finding time to make those happen. I expect more productivity from myself post-lockdown.

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