I grew up in Kolar Gold Fields and later moved to Bangalore. I hold a Bachelor degree in Electrical Science from Bangalore University, INDIA.
My current interests include Project Management, Linux, OpenSource, XML (Extensible Markup Language), XP (eXtreme Programming), Agile modelling, Team Software Process and Personal Software Process.
Some of my personal favorite Open Source Projects are Mozilla. Its been configured to work with POPfile to enable spam filtering. Havent bothered about 'Sobig' and 'Mydoom' ever since. All of these run on a assembled machine with Red Hat Linux 9. Looking forward to upgrading to Fedora. GAIM, Apache, TomCat, JBoss, GNUCash, OpenOffice are my other favorites.
I am well versed in Booch Methodology, Rational Unified Process, UML 1.3 and IDEF1X modelling concepts
My job is to oversee development of applications for banks and financial institutions in the areas of Trade Finance, Deposits, Brokerage, Portfolio Management, Euro Conversions, Treasury, Money Markets, Call Money, Capital Markets, Mutual Funds and Datawarehousing
My other interests include listening to Jazz Music, Shortwave Listening, Philately, Numismatics, collecting writing instruments, Yoga and ofcourse travelling. Though its becommming increasingly difficult for me to spend time on all of these.
I do read a lot (mostly non-fiction, philosphy and the like) and would gladly exchange my reading list provided you tell me what you are currently reading. I currently live in Madras.
Update restaurant info with Citrus - DONE - 5 November 2005
Business Etiquette - attire, greeting
Communication - courier services
Airport, Taxi, Autorickshaw, Central Station, Egmore Station, Railway Train, Pallavan Buses, Koyembedu Bus Terminus, Suburban Trains, Call Taxi, Pillar Post Box, Telephone Booth
Fort St. George, Santhome Cathedral, Marina Beach, Parthasarathy Temple, Kapleshwara Temple, Elliots Beach, Gundy National Park, Little Mount, St. Thomas Mount, Connamera Museum, Pantheon Road, , Valluvar Kotam, , Crocodile Bank, MGM Resort (On the way to Mahabalipuram), VGP Golden Beach, Maayajaal, Dakshinachitra