About Me

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) –
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Who?
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!
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Where?
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.
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What?
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.
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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!
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When?
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! 🙂
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Just a word of caution about me, though, before I sign off!
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