Saurabh Nanda Personal Blog

Hi, I'm Saurabh Nanda. I love using technology effectively to solve problems.

I’ve been having a love affair with Haskell since 2016, so much so, that we put 38,000 lines of Haskell in production at Vacation Labs 1

But, Haskell is not my only interest. I’ve been programming since the age of 10 and have built large systems using dBase, FoxPro, GW-Basic, Q-Basic, Visual Basic, Pascal, C/C++, Java, Javascript, AngularJS, Redis, Postgres, Ruby/Rails, Elm, and more.

Before founding Vacation Labs in 20122, I spent five years at Cleartrip, where I dabbled in Common Lisp3 for the first year. Then, I used Ruby on Rails to build a whole suite of systems4 used within the company. I also spent some time in product strategy and managing the digital marketing team at Cleartrip.

Apart from spending a lot of time with technology, I love travelling, playing (amateurish) guitar, and just enjoying life in Goa, India (where I currently live).

Reach out to me if you need help with an interesting problem.


  1. It has now grown to 67,000 lines in Apr, 2020. 

  2. Where our tech stack consists of Ruby on Rails, AngularJS, Postgres, Redis, and Haskell 

  3. Yes. v1 of the Cleartrip platform was written in Common Lisp. It was later replaced with a mix of Ruby on Rails and Java. It’s an interesting story! 

  4. My team built the common payment sub-system, the central data store where all transactions/bookings were stored, and all internal systems used various tasks (post-processing of airline tickets, call center systems, refund processing, etc).