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Janahan Sivaraman

Currently learning 2 languages "by ear". Secrets to growing your career in Tech. Food pics and tricks

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Amma's Shrimp Curry

By measuring out the oil and coconut milk ahead of time, it's possible to make a high protein, lower calorie version of Amma's Shrimp Curry. This is a common strategy I employ with fats to control for total calories. Per serving (makes 4 servings): 35g protein/10g fat/0g carbs

Amma's Shrimp Curry
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High Protein Alfredo Sauce

A sauce so creamy, smooth, and cheesy it’ll piss off Italians. And satisfy Americans. Per serving (makes 5 servings): 19g protein/8g fat/19g carbs OR 150 calories I like to serve it with pasta and chicken. I’ll show you how to cook the chicken in a later

High Protein Alfredo Sauce
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Ask For a Raise

With inflation skyrocketing, getting a raise could mean the difference between keeping a roof over your head and being homeless. So I start every 1-on-1 with this question: “When’s my next raise?” I wasn’t always like this. For the first 5 years of my career, I wasn’t

Ask For a Raise
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How To Give Your All

After quitting my job to start my own company, I became paralyzed with fear. I would lie in my bed worried about whether I’d ever be able to find another job. I was watching my savings dwindle. One day my co-founder, Sahil, asked if I wanted to go on

How To Give Your All
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Colloquial-Written Tamil

People want to connect with each other. The easiest way is to speak the language, the way people do, colloquially. I want to minimize the time it takes to accomplish that in Tamil. When I first started learning Tamil, I concentrated on the formal flavor. I didn’t realize the

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How I Learned Tamil In My 30s (And How You Can Do It Too)

I learned a hyper-specific regional dialect of Tamil from the Northern Province of Sri Lanka (SL) while never having left New York City. In fact, I’ve never even been to SL. I used to think this was impossible, until I did it myself. My Why When I was 23,

How I Learned Tamil In My 30s (And How You Can Do It Too)
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How to Migrate From Ghost to Substack (Pt 1)

Last week, I migrated the TTT newsletter from Ghost to Substack for 2 reasons 1. Better email deliverability 2. Network effects to grow the community Since switching, I've grown subscribers over 10%. It's not just me, see this thread from Louie Bacaj... In a prior role, systems my team and

How to Migrate From Ghost to Substack (Pt 1)
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TTT 20: I Need Help

Welcome to the 20th edition of the TTT Newsletter. I'll be sharing a 2 tweets I loved and a thought I had. Hi friends, இரவு வணக்கம் (iravu vaNakkam), Buenas Noches, and Good Evening from New York City! Tweet I loved I’ve been designing and operating distributed systems since

TTT 20: I Need Help
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TTT 19: I Was Wrong

Hi friends, இரவு வணக்கம் (iravu vaNakkam), Buenas Noches, and Good Evening from New York City! Thing I did Most people forget 99% of what they learn during a conversation in a foreign language. I came up with a strategy to combat this. A few weeks back, I shared my

TTT 19: I Was Wrong
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TTT 18: How to Add Value

Hi friends, இரவு வணக்கம் (iravu vaNakkam), Buenas Noches, and Good Evening from New York City! Thing I did I wrote the first in a series on How to Add Value: Reduce Urgent Pages. Our slogan at work is to “Add Value, then Make Noise”. We already covered how to

TTT 18: How to Add Value