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Hey buddy, Welcome to KnowShipp! I'm am so thankful to you for taking time to read the about page.

KnowShipp! is 89% a technology blog (because I know about this stuff only) and 11% about random thoughts/knowledge/jokes which I find worth sharing.

Journey of Blog Name

When I was in Goa with my friend(Pankaj) in 2014, we discovered so many surreal places and I thought to write about these places while sitting on Chapora Fort watching the Sea. I came home and written a small piece on wordpress about places in Goa and named the blog NoShip because the featured image I chose for the post had Sea but No Ship. Yes, this is true.

I made 2 posts about my travel experiences but I was not a traveller, so how could I continue my blog without travelling. Time passed and I forgot about my blog. NoShip got sunk!

In August 2016, while giving an interview for an start-up in Robotics industry. I found myself so amused with the work and technology they were doing that after happily getting rejected I started googling about trends and technologies in IOT and home automation. Bought all the stuff set-up my lab started breaking things because if you don't break something, you won't make anything. I am making small projects now and started to solved common household problems with IOT.

Naming the blog was simpler now, you might have guessed it. I just replaced the 'NO' with 'KNOW' and the 'Shipp' is now sailing in the Ocean of knowledge. That's how KnowShipp was born. I became the Sailor.

Check the following posts to make one for yourself:

About me:

My name is Prakhar Rastogi. I am from Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. 25 years young Developer at TCS and a part-time blogger at KnowShipp. An Electronics and Communication Engineering graduate with experience in many programming languages. An avid learner, always seeking new opportunities that could be used make something useful. Gamer, I play PS4 in free time, 'prakhar092' is my PlayStaytion ID. I wake up at 6 AM in the morning and hit the gym 5 days week to sweat out all toxins of life.

In short, I am Programmer, Writer, Gamer, Runner, Winner, Loser, Breaker, Creator & Introvert.

I like share what I find useful and innovative so you can make those things easily at home and if you find any trouble while making any stuff mail me at

That's it for now Sailors. Thanks for reading the Story of KnowShipp.

Keep breaking, keep making!


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