I find solace in computer programming
, bliss in Hindi poetry
, solitude in Himalayas
, and humor in personal finance
Between growing up in the industrial town of Kanpur
(India) at the
bank of river Ganga
and my almost a decade long present presence in Bangalore
, I wandered in 6 cities in India and US with all my worldly
belongings packed in two suitcases. There was a 3 year long patch when I shifted to a different house and/or city every 6 month. I still sometime grow restless and escape
away to solitude in Himalaya
. Each travel or trek teaches me a bit about the place I am visiting and people I am with, and a byte about me.
Never a disciplined writer, inspiration
for writing Hindi poetry
blesses me once in a while. मन - प्राण
(Man-Praan: Heart & Soul) is collection of my selected poems written before May 2003. I haven't written much since then. What I lack in writing, I try to make up by
reading. Ramdhari Singh Dinkar
(Rashmirathi: on the chariot of sun rays) is my favorite epic poem (it's subject is Karna
, one of the greatest warrior in the Mahabharata
war). Among its several influences on my life, my daughter is named अरुषी (Arushi: the first ray of sun).
I earn my living
by writing computer programs, I work as a Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft Research
. Yes, I still program
and I unabashedly confess that I am just a programmer
. My computer science interests include program analysis & profiling tools, compilers, software development environments, software engineering tools, programming languages and type theory.
The last, and the least, of my interests is personal finance
: especially how some very smart people sometime let emotions, and not logic, drive them in making inferior financial choices despite being fully capable of comprehending mathematical reality; and how in those instances psychology and sociology trump over arithmetic and economics.