Well, Hello there!

I’m Chirag

 

I love making things. In the past, I built a series of small online businesses, including an online radio station, several e-commerce stores and SaaS products. These days I work as a product manager.

This website is an experimental ‘product’, where we explore product management, technology (especially home automation), travel, productivity and anything else that may take my fancy. If there’s a topic you’d like me to cover – send me a message.

 

Image of a sunset in southern Spain taken by Chirag Desai

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How I built new habits: The 66 Day Habit Challenge

How I built new habits: The 66 Day Habit Challenge

Building a new habit is hard. I usually stumble into habits, both good and bad. When I'm deliberate about a habit, it sticks for several days, but if I stumble off track - because of work, travel or life in general - I usually stay off track. Travel disrupts my...

My top 5 home automation projects

My top 5 home automation projects

I've been automating my house since 2012. I started out with basic home 'automation' which turned the lights on and off at set times. Since I now spend a lot more time at home (thanks COVID!) I've implemented different home automations to help make life at home a...

Buying Bitcoin for Beginners

Buying Bitcoin for Beginners

Almost 10 years ago, I remember hearing stories from friends about how they bought bitcoin by mailing envelopes of cash to strangers they met online. It felt shady. Fast forward 10 years and crypto, NFTs and web3 are all hot topics. To avoid missing out, I decided to...