Nara's Biography

Fourth among five children, hailing from a middle class family in Trichy. Father was a school teacher. Simple but high quality life.
family photo

Front view of House (front door closed)↴
House trichy

Primary Schooling

Most simple school and best teacher, self proclaimed "Velan - Muruga", taught lot of Hindu devotional songs, slokas, stories. Rich konwledge of Hindu/Indian culture. But near zero instruction on English, science or other subjects
Front view of Primary school taken after 30 years↴
primary school trichy

Schooling

Moved from thatched roof school to school with proper building. Small group of friends and nothing great. Learnt a lot on history, religion and languages. Protected environment and sort of weakling. Not much of physical activities. Above average in studies and managed to get over 87% in SSLC and national Merit scholarship for higher studies..
SSLC Class friends - 1971↴
trichy

Front view of school/college building↴
trichy

IIT - Chennai 1972 -77

IIT

Campus & Hostel↴
IIT

1977 B.Tech batch after 25 years in 2002↴
IIT

Working at Bangalore


Factory visit after leaving Larsen and Toubro↴
LandT

Venture Outside India Program

National University of Singapore

NUS

Nice swimming facilities at NUS↴
NUS

International Refugee

Singapore National Computer Board

After looking for promised land, Joined National Computer Board from 1987 to 1996. Lot of things learnt. Temporarily permanent life, with a decent income, house and so on. Two boys in local school and they had opportunity to study mother tongue Tamil language and learn music.
At office just after joining↴
NCB

Sailing at high seas↴
NCB

Director cum actor at cultural show↴
NCB

At national day parade↴
NCB

Homefront


New Phase in life↴
Home

Young Kids↴
Kids

Group act↴
Kids

Musical Performance↴
Kids

Ritual at Ganges river at Kasi↴
Kids

Amma at Ganges river at Kasi↴
Kids

Amma & geeta at Ganges river at Kasi↴
Kids

At Gaya for enlightenment↴
Kids

Service with Japanese

From 1996 till 2010, I was working as an external Consultant for Japanese organization, CICC/JETRO at Singapore, on Open Source, IT infrastructural projects and APEC Science & Technology database.
Project at Japan↴
Project

APEC Vegetarian team↴
Kids

Climbing Mt.Fuji↴
Kids

At last at top of Mt.Fuji↴
Kids

Open Source program bridging Digital Divide

Opportunity to work with and help many developing countries on human resources development and setting up technology resource centres. Good Teach and Learn opportunities. Students are best teachers.
AOSS event at Lanka↴
AOSS

AOSS event at Nepal↴
AOSS

AOSS management team at Singapore↴
AOSS

More to come