A true Bangalorean (born, brought up, educated amidst the gardens of the city), who has done a bit of gallivanting over the last few years (Bangalore ~ Bombay ~ Hyderabad ~ Singapore ~ Bangalore ~ Chandigarh ~ Mumbai).
Loves basketball (played for Karnataka, Bangalore University, Karnataka Masters), running (medalist at the 1st Asia Pacific Masters Games 2018, Penang), research (worked at Mode/ TNS/ RI), social causes (using common sense and engineering/ management training to do anything that helps), lakes and open spaces (one of the founder trustees of Puttenahalli Neighbourhood Lake Improvement Trust (PNLIT)), composting (manages household waste), repairing-reusing-recycling (stitches cloth bags, transforms bottle caps CapsToKeep), travelling, collecting autographs and taking photographs! Also, a licensed HAM Radio operator and served as a short-term Special Police Officer with Bangalore Police. Been associated with youth socio-cultural activities for several years through Nehru Bal Sangh, Bangalore that started Cascade Inter-School Fest. Experienced in apartment management having been the President of the residents’ association/ federation of Brigade Millennium, Bangalore.
Apart from writing this blog, other blogs/ sites contributed to
Benchesnbins.wordpress.com (my own benches and bins blog)
Journalists for RWH
Plog – The PNLIT Blog
Puttenahalli Post (on CitizenMatters.in)
Like a Lake (on CitizenMatters.in)
Just Autographs (my own autograph site)
… some posts overlap!
Featured as “Bold bindaas and successful” in a Women’s Day article in Jagran City Plus newspaper, Bangalore, March 2011.
A favourite quote (often attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson)
A Definition of Success
To laugh often and much
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children
To earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends
To appreciate beauty
To find the best in others
To leave the world a bit better,
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch,
or a redeemed social condition
To know even one life has breathed easier because you lived.
Tries to “Be the change you want to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi.
Was once in a print ad!
Was once on a magazine cover!
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