Koushik's Blog

A coding enthusiast and a writer. Would love to contribute to the world and make this world a better place.

Graduate student at the Arizona State University

Google Summer of Code Intern 2017 at AboutCode

About Me

Raju Koushik Gorantla

Graduate student at the Arizona State University majoring in Computer Software Engineering. Software Developer at Aural Analytics, Scottsdale, AZ. Google Code-In mentor for the Coala Organization. Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2017 Developer at AboutCode. Open Source Developer at nexB Inc. California. A coding enthusiast and a writer who would love to contribute to the world and make this world a better place. A FOSS lover and an open source contributor. Recently presented an international talk at the Fossasia Summit, Singapore

Encoding and Decoding Json #dd

Sept. 20, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

JSON(JavaScript Object Notation) encoding is used to convert the JSON into a string.

For Example -
>>> json.dumps(['koushik', {'dd': ('pam', None, 8.0, 2)}])
'["foo", {"koushik": ["dd", null, 8.0, 2]}]'


The unspoken

Oct. 24, 2017, 11:45 a.m.

That silvery voice when she speaks.
That innocuous smile when she’s happy
That cute glance of her face which never fades away
Those spectacular brown eyes of her when she’s curious
Those endless talks when she’s filled with excitement
Those light hearted moments we share ...


Dimensions and lizards

July 6, 2017, 12:08 a.m.

I am gonna talk about an interesting prospective of dimensions and how I managed interpreting them. Lizards might be creepy but manage imagining a flat lizard (I mean a two dimensional lizard) on the ceiling of a cuboidal room painted all white. This small creature has a flat vision (a two dimens...


My GSOC Tale

July 3, 2017, 12:22 a.m.

Google Summer of Code is a renowned international annual program conducted by Google offering one of the most prestigious internship for students enrolled in a university. Students from all over the world apply for the Google Summer of Code and only a thousand among them would be selected. It’s i...


Behind The Unlocked Door

July 2, 2017, 6:34 p.m.

Just after dusk when the air had an aura of agony and partially of charm,
When the old street lights interrupted the darkness with faint light,
We were walking down the aisle holding hands, fingers entwined.
Our eyes met which sparked a jolt;
intimacy isn't in the touch, i...


Selfless Love

July 2, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

For the hardships you have endured to nurture us
For the hours you have worked for us
For the moments you think of us
For the sleepless nights you were awake for us
For all the tears you have shed because of us
For the sacrifices you have made for us
For the selfless...


Last Cheating Experience

April 12, 2017, 9:48 a.m.

This happened during my second semester at a IIIT. The subject was Calculus.It was 9:00 am and we were ready to get our question papers. As soon as I got my papers I went through it and came to a conclusion that it was even difficult score 5 marks in this 40 marks paper.I had no idea and ended up...


Smart things lazy people do

April 12, 2017, 9:46 a.m.

The smartest thing done by lazy people is that they doesn't do things , smart isn't it. They make their fellow beings to do their things and enjoy the coziness of their bed.

The day was hot and I was really lazy to switch on my fan which was few feet away from me.There was this...


Memorable Date

April 12, 2017, 9:33 a.m.

I always yearned to go on a date with her. I came across this idea of the 40 day dating challenge over the web and the first one who came across my mind was her. She being my friend, in fact a close one whom I shared all the secrets of my small world, I was really tensed to ask her out for a date...



April 12, 2017, 9:28 a.m.

Every day I feel it important to get inspired to achieve my goals and keep track of my future.I have always been the underperformer inspite of my persistent search of inspiration. Everyday I have practiced to take inspiration from every person I have met, tried to learn from them irrespective of ...


Where do I go ?

March 4, 2017, 2:34 p.m.

I traveled miles
Alone, looking for a better place,
So that I could live my dream with ease.I was heading towards
an unknown place.
I could see people suffer,
the place was affected by famine
And the people died out of hunger and thirst.
The only source of water...


Never Feeling Alone

Jan. 18, 2017, 12:11 p.m.

The imperturbable pacifying breeze
Swirling around
The upbeat alluring light
Glowing up
The innocent aroma of the damp soil
Constructing over
The elegant gaze of the blossoming floret
The stoned still pebbles nothing much serener
The boisterous shore froli...


Build Your Own Website

Dec. 26, 2016, 4:48 p.m.

First Step
The first step would be choosing a platform to build your website (like HTML, CSS, Bootstrap) or You could use a CMS (Content Management System) like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal.I would suggest you to use WordPress which is one of the most widely used CMS even by the biggest of fi...