Hello there!

Welcome to my website. My name is Darpan, I am a 24 yr old Software Engineer currently pursuing Masters in Computer Science at North Carolina State University. I live in Raleigh, USA.

This website is a online space for me to share my interests in travelling, photography, programming and life.  I started this website back in 2014 to share my travel stories. Later on, it turned into a platform to voice my thoughts, experiences and knowledge.

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Lastly, feel free to reach out to me via Contact page. Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

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My Timeline

February 2020
Software Engineer II at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Seattle, USA

December 2019
Graduated from NCSU

June 2019
Software Engineer Intern at Barclays
New York Area, USA

August 2018
Masters of Computer Science at NCSU
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

June 2016
Software Engineer at Pervacio Inc
Hyderabad, India

December 2015
Software Engineer Intern at Pervacio Inc
Hyderabad, India

August 2012
Bachelors in Computer Science at DDU
Gujarat, India

2000 – 2012
Gujarat, India

Gujarat, India

Find Me On

Countries Visited So Far: 8
– India
– Bhutan 2016
– Philippines 2018
– United States 2018
– Thailand 2019
– Bali, Indonesia 2019
– Hong Kong 2019
– Dubai 2019

Recent Blog Posts

Remove Bixby Bloatware from Samsung Galaxy

[Guide] Remove Bixby from Samsung Phones via ADB

A few months back, I added shiny new Samsung Galaxy S9+ to my gadget list. [Yaay! :D] While Samsung flagships are known for their build quality, looks, camera, display et cetera, Samsung is notorious for adding unnecessary bloatware on their phones. One of such bloatwares that comes pre-installed is their virtual assistant Bixby and its related services. Hell, they even added a physical button for the same. 


The Boarding Pass Nightmare

Le me, swiping Instagram stories in morning.  Le see a photo of airline boarding pass on a friend’s story.  As you’re reading this, you might have shared boarding pass photo on social media at some point.  So what’s the drama about? Exploit from the Insta Story In order to see what I could exploit from […]


Instagram AMA 1

A few Sundays back, I was free from university work and had plenty of free time on Sunday.  I am active on Instagram and have decent number of followers. https://www.instagram.com/darpan.visuals/  Thought, why not use the Instagram feature of to do an AMA – Ask Me Anything session.  I had total fun answering questions from diverse […]

The Diaro Story - Notes About Diaro App

The Diaro Story

No that’s not a typo in the title, I plan to hammer down my thoughts about a daily journal app I use: Diaro. During the course, I will also try to narrate my diary writing experience so far.  Bummer! I just realize now that I have already written a similar post at: https://darpan.blog/productivity/logging-life-the-smartphone-way/. Anyway, my heart will […]

PNR Number of Indian Railways

Breaking Down The PNR Number of Indian Railways: What, How, Why?

Ever wondered how the 10 digit PNR number you get when you reserve your ticket is generated? Or what do the digits indicate? Or basically what is the need of PNR?

I had the same set of questions so I Googled extensively and tried to find the answers. Learnt many new things about the railway system. Read along to boost your knowledge too…

Darpan Dodiya
Seattle WA, USA

Hi! I'm Darpan. 25 yr old Software Engineer, now pursuing Masters in Computer Science at NC State University, USA. This is my personal blog to share my interests in travelling, photography, programming and life. Glad to see you here, have a look around the website, you'll enjoy. Drop a comment or reach out to me or get connected via links below. Have a good day! :)