Thanks for visiting my profile.
It is impossible to describe one's life in a few lines but please bear with my attempt. I grew up in Hosur near Bangalore, completed my undergrad from College of Engineering, Guindy and my Masters from Rutgers University. Currently, I work as a Software Engineer for Uber in San Francisco. I am the only son to my parents who are well settled in Chennai.
Tamil is my most fluent language, followed by English. I also speak moderate Kannada and Hindi.
Friends describe me as moderately funny, easy-going and helpful.
Talking of hobbies, I read quite a bit. I particularly enjoy books on psychology, poverty alleviation, environmentalism and historical fiction. Among my favorite authors are Thoreau, Hawken, Schumacher, Sainath, Valmiki and Mistry.
In the summer, I love to go on hiking/backpacking trips to new places. Apart from hiking, I also like long distance cycling (admittedly, I don't do it as much as I used to).
Regarding music tastes, I enjoy both Carnatic and Hindustani music. Personally, I learnt to play the Mridangam for about 10 years up to Arengetram level. But I am terrible at it now:) Among my favorite musicians are Madurai Mani Iyer, TM Krishna, Nikhil Banerjee and Hariprasad Chaurasia. I also adore AR Rahman.
I try to meditate regularly and firmly believe it has helped me become a more empathetic person.
I am very passionate about finding and working on impactful and efficient ways to improve human lives. For a couple of years, my friends and I were running a reading project at a Government School in Chennai to improve children's reading and critical thinking through story books. We started with 15 students and eventually were working with 60. Currently, I mentor a refugee child through a program at work.
My long term career goal is to become a social entrepreneur. Thanks for reading and good luck with your search.
My son Aravindan Balan did his Masters in Computer Science at University of California, Los Angeles(UCLA), USA. Currently he is residing in Bay area and working in US in Amazon, California as a Senior Software Engineer. He is slim, tall and handsome. He is very friendly, intelligent and fun to be with. He likes fitness and has regular workouts in gym. He also likes to travel a lot and fond of landscape photography.
My son Siddharth did his B.Tech, M.Tech.at IIT, Madras and at present working in Citrix R&D India Pvt.Ltd. at Bangalore. He is humble, honest and hardworking. He is modern and independent. He describes himself as technoutopian, avid reader and he loves playing football and basket ball. Our family has been in Bangalore for the past 29 years. We are looking for a educated good looking girl from a decent family, who is willing to relocate to Bangalore after marriage.
My name is B Vinod and I am working as a Software Professional in the Private sector in the Bay Area, California. I have completed my M.S (Engg.) in California. I grew up in an upper Middle class, Joint family with Orthodox values.
My son is a blend of tradition and modernity .He likes reading books , clicking photos , listening to music , watching cricket and seeing places. He has faith in God and he helps people around him. His date of birth is 30-08-1988. Time of birth is 9.24 p.m. He has travelled widely and studied in different Central Schools due to my frequent transfers. He was always among the top 5 in his class in studies.My son is fair, very handsome, charming and a witty personalty who is set to achieve great heights in his career due to his analytical ability and intelligence . He will prove to be a great support and strength to his future wife.
My son was born and brought up in Bangalore. He has completed M.S and is currently working in California as a Software Engineer. He is simple, down to earth, likes outdoors, and gets along easily with people. We are a nuclear family with traditional values. We are looking for a professionally qualified and cultured girl for him.
My son used to be an "almost" professional sports person. His interest then shifted to academics and software. Hence, he did his BE in CS in India and MS in CS from the USA. He intends to continue playing and associate himself with sports throughout his life for fitness and happiness.