I am from Virudhunagar, a small town near Madurai in Tamilnadu, India. I did most of my schooling at Kshatriya Vidhyasala at Sulakkarai, a suburb of Virudhunagar. I spent two significant years of my schooling at St. Thomas at Tuticorin, a famous coastal town in Tamilnadu.
I did my B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai between 1990-94. Then I did my Masters at the Department of Computer Science and Automation at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. There I met Dr. R. K. Kulkarni, one of the directors of Synergy Infotech.
I joined Synergy Infotech in May 1997. I joined in the Compilers and Tools group. Then I did some Web Applications programming. Then I got into Software Frameworks and Application Architectures. Now I am working on a Software Framework for Telecom and other Real-Time Applications. Now Synergy Infotech has merged with Sonim Technologies and I am continuing still my first job.
When I was in IIT, Chennai, I came in touch with Shri V. Ramamurthi, an ardent devotee of Sri Ramakrishna. It was through him that I came in touch with the Ramakrishna Movement. From then, Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda became a part of my life and their life and teachings became my main source of inspiration and solace. The Ramakrishna Maths and Ashramas have become my frequent haunts and their inmates have become my confidants.
Another significant person, who directs the course of my life is Swami Swayambodhananda Saraswati. He is a disciple of Swami Satyananda Saraswati, the founder of the Bihar School of Yoga at Munger, Bihar in India. Swami Satyananda Saraswati is a disciple of Swami Sivananda Saraswati of Rishikesh. He steped into my life as a Yogasana teacher when I was at IIT, Chennai, and he was an itenerant monk. My discussions with him have greatly influenced and directed my thought, especially about spiritual life.
You may visit the webpage maintained by me, which has lot of information, links and books on Indian Philosophy and Religion. We have a mailing list on Indian Philosophy, where we discuss Practical Philosophy. I have my blog site named Ramblings in Everyday Philosophy. You can peek into my mind there.
I am deeply interested in Indian Culture and Heritage. When I was at IIT, Chennai, we had a Yoga Club and Vivekanada Study Circle. At IISc, Bangalore, I was a member of the Samskrita Sangha The sangha promotes Indian Culture and Heritage among the students and staff of IISc though lectures, lec-dems, symposia and cultural programmes.
I am also interested in Indian History, especially the history of Indian Freedom Struggle. Please visit the homepage celebrating the Golden Jubilee of Indian Independence It is one of the best pages on India I have seen in the WWW. Do not miss the online books and biographies. My beloved heros of the Freedom Movement are Sister Nivedita, Sri Aurobindo and Mahatma Gandhi. I have not read much about others still.
My other interests include Paper Origami, Kolam and Photography. I also play harmonium, sitar and sing some Bhajans.
Kolam is an art of creating designs by running a continous line around geometrically arranged dots. It has its origin in the Tamil speaking southern part of India. Here is a page I have created recently on Kolams.
I am into Digital Photography for the past few years. You can look at my Photography page.
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