Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) –
Nikhil Kiran Kardale. I am a technology enthusiast and like sharing ideas and interacting with people of all age groups. Being an Indian, I’m passionate about Cricket and I’m almost fanatical about Formula One car racing. I love airplanes and have been into Aero-modelling for a few years now. I also watch a lot of movies across many languages, old and new, and pride myself on the collection I have. I enjoy traveling to different places, which bodes well for my love of photography (more on that on my photography site Perspective in Focus and my Flickr space). I enjoy reading and writing too, which is why I am here!
I have been born and brought up in Pune in the state of Maharashtra, India. I am currently based in the city itself, but being of the opinion that its a ‘global village’ around us, relocating to a new place in the future for the purpose of work or leisure isn’t a big issue.
I love machines and technology. I started out my career with a day job as a Software Engineer, typing a list of instructions for a brawn-less brain to read. Eventually I realized that there were other avenues to explore. Today I work as a freelance software consultant, which gives me time for pursuing other interests. I started lecturing on a couple of technical subjects to college students and was lucky to keep getting other teaching opportunities. It has slowly developed from a weekend only affair into something more substantial. Looking towards the future, especially with respect to balancing work with other interests, I believe that ‘adapting’ is a better policy than ‘planning’. You never know what life will throw at you, and that’s especially true in the fickle economic environment we find ourselves in today.
Why and How?
They say that since childhood, I’ve always been inclined towards ‘writing’. Well, to tell you frankly, I’ve always had a lot of ideas in my mind which I wanted to voice somewhere beyond my family-&-friends circle, and luckily this online blog gave me the window I was looking for. Its a great place to share not just ideas but even thoughts, concerns, opinions, knowledge, information… and I must admit that its really addictive!
Like I mentioned earlier, as a freelancer I have relatively more free time now than when I was in a full-time job, and as a result I can spend that time in reading technical and non-technical stuff and blog-writing. When there are gaps in between teaching schedules and the deadline for software development projects isn’t imminent, you can expect a lot of activity from me on my blog. I hope you like reading the blog posts as much as I love reading your thoughts and opinions on them, so keep ’em coming! 🙂
Just a word of caution about me, though, before I sign off!