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

June 2019

Software Engineer Intern at Barclays

New York Area, USA

Masters of Computer Science at NCSU

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

August 2018
June 2016

Software Engineer

Hyderabad, India

Software Engineer Intern

Hyderabad, India

December 2015
August 2012

Bachelors in Computer Science at DDU

Gujarat, India


Gujarat, India

2000 – 2012


Gujarat, India

Find Me On

Countries Visited So Far: 7
– India
– Bhutan
– Philippines
– United States
– Thailand
– Bali, Indonesia
– Hong Kong

Recent Blog Posts

Countries – My Travel Timeline

November 1994IndiaBorn in Gujarat, IndiaBhutanMy first visit to a foreign country! Although Bhutan shares border with India, it definitely felt like a 'foreign' place. Took me 23 years to put steps out of India lol. Duration: 5 daysDecember 2017February 2018 PhilippinesIt was a business trip so flights, hotels were covered. On the weekdays I worked [...]
Remove Bixby Bloatware from Samsung Galaxy

[Guide] Disable/Uninstall/Remove Bixby from Samsung Phones

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.jpg/  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://www.darpandodiya.com/productivity/logging-life-the-smartphone-way/. Anyway, my heart will […]

Darpan Dodiya
Raleigh, NC, USA

Hi! I'm Darpan. 24 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! :)

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