Tracking the life and times of the acheivers
April 2010

Tracking the life and times of the acheivers

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It was probably in my class 3 or 4 history textbook that I read that 'Augustus Caeser completely transformed Rome. When he became emperor, it was not a great city. But when he died, it was completely transformed with miles of good roads and good facilities'. Somehow, those lines have always stayed with me. Years later, some of us asked ourselves 'Can one person (or a small group of people) change the world?” and told ourselves that the answer was 'yes'!

All-India Exposure: I did my schooling in Calcutta and Delhi, engineering in Madras and have now lived for the past 15 years in Ahmedabad, giving me a strong basis to claim to be 'all-Indian'. I got a ZX Spectrum home computer thanks to a generous uncle in the US when I was in class 9, and at IIT Madras moved from punch cards to a Siemens mainframe computer. IIM Ahmedabad upgraded their PC lab (from XTs!) the year I was there and I was in-charge of the lab. At IIT, I used to bunk my engineering drawing classes (having had the advantage of already having done that in class 11 and 12) to work on my passion

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