I have circled the sun thirty-five times so far without getting burnt. I was born in Trivandrum, Kerala and did my entire schooling (from kindergarten to high school) in Space Central School, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
By educational qualification, I am an Electrical & Electronics engineer [Bachelors from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras; Masters in System Science & Automation from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore].
By profession, I am a software engineer. I have worked in different domains and technologies including image processing, multimedia search engines, wireless messaging, and routing protocols. Anybody interested in this aspect of my life, can take a dekko at my technical résumé.This link will open in a new page.
Apart from my foray into the field of literature, I also enjoy the following (in no particular order): a game or two of gully cricket, table tennis, a not too strenuous workout in the gym, tracking Nifty and mutual funds, extremely amateur digital photography.
Languages known†: English, Hindi, French (bonjour, merci), Deutsch (Guten Tag, Danke), Spanish (gracias muchas), Italian (si, ciao), Japanese (bonsai, sayonara).
I am married and live with my wife Smita and son Palash in Pune, Maharashtra.
† Words in parentheses indicate the entire range of my vocabulary.