in case you are wondering, spandana means reaction (and in some cases, inspiration) in telugu, my mother tongue. here’s my flickr photo stream.
more about me:
i am one of the folks that came to the united states primarily to attend grad school in the early nineties, and stayed on to make a career in the high-tech and internet software boom that ensued.
since i’ve lived 1/2 my adult life, united states is more of a home to me than india. like thousands others like me in silicon valley, i have a dual allegiance to both the countries. i also travel quite extensively between bangalore and sunnyvale as part of my job in a large internet company.
i started writing this blog to reflect on some thoughts about the dualities of such life -
- a technology professional and a family man.
- a resident of both silicon valley (san jose, california area) and the silicon plateau (bangalore, india).
some more about me:
i am heavily opinionated and generally hate untidy and inefficient things. i believe in continuous personal improvement, growing old gracefully and adore my kids (twin boys, 4). i like to ‘have’ good things., so i end up saving random junk for ‘senti’ reasons. in my spare time, i pamper my plants, watch western/artsy movies and tinker in fixing random household things, electronics, cars, etc.
i am a workaholic, success-addict and in love with the promise of web. i think nobody is significantly smarter than anyone else – but sometimes, i also delude myself into thinking that i can do others’ jobs better than they can. one day, when i grow to be less self-centric, i hope to start a fund aimed at increasing public awareness around complex contemporary topics such that people can form inform opinions and take educated actions.
and then some:
i am a product manager by trade for the last 10 years and worked at several exciting companies (verity/autonomy, filenet/ibm, interwoven, citadon) on a variety of internet-related products. i currently work at yahoo.