My name is Pranav. I am your regular technology industry worker bee residing in Bangalore.
One not so regular thing may be the fact that I have traveled a lot within India. That is partly because I grew up in east (the famous Bokaro Steel City, now in Jharkhand), studied in the west (Bombay became Mumbai while I was there), and started my software career in the south (Bangalore turning Bengalooru). Bigger reason was my Dad who loved playing domestic tourist. Thanks to him, I have been almost everywhere, Kashmir to Kanyakumari, with the exception of North Eastern states.
Software industry took me to the San Francisco bay area, US where I spent a little more than all of my six H1B years. I moved back to Bangalore – from Santa Clara to be precise – in early 2005.
I am a news junkie and follow growth and development related news as much as I can. Besides current affairs, a key interest is Indian History, especially the ancient, pre-medieval part. Not because I am a BJP RSS type (I strictly am not), but simply because there is so much suspense and unknown about those times thanks to our fore-fathers who didn’t appreciate the idea of leaving behind written traces of themselves.
Another interest is gadgets and technology in general. Technology sucks, but I still like these early generation, scaringly-geeky, hard-to-use and overly-expensive gadgets around us.
And last, this note about myself wont be complete without mentioning love for music, primarily Bollywood, ancient, medieval or modern.