About Me

Ten years ago, I used to describe myself as a speedreading bibliophile, chipmunking movie junkie and a lover of stories in all shapes, sizes and styles of narration. While many things have changed in the last ten years, the core of that personality hasn’t. I continue to read different genres of books and to annoy my cinephile friends by watching movies at 1.5x (fight me!)

But now, I also have a more, structured philosophy of life that tries to synergize all of my current interests (business strategy, data science, language learning, storytelling, myths & culture, open-source/copyleft) into a couple of projects:

  • Re-discovering India: After moving to the Netherlands, as with most NRIs, I’ve become increasingly fascninated by the culture I left behind. This is my attempt to learn more about it. Check out the Youtube channel here.
  • SFF stories: I write and animate short science-fiction / fantasy stories in the same overarching world in which I write my magnum opus. How’s it going? Swimmingly. (I don’t swim.) You can sign up to be a beta-reader for that 10-book series here.
  • The Polyglot Pingvin: This is my attempt at starting a digital business that brings together my love for learning languages, interest in etymology and linguistics and my education & work-experience in business strategy. Check out the website here.

If | Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you       Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,   If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,    But make allowance for their doubting too;   If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;       If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;   If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster    And treat those two impostors just the same;   If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools: If you can make one heap of all your winnings    And risk it